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12/03/2013 10:48 AM

Preview: Bobcats (8-10) at Mavericks (10-8)

Date: December 03, 2013 8:30 PM EDT


The Dallas Mavericks are enduring their worst stretch of the season, and a visit from the Charlotte Bobcats would appear to give them a good chance to get back on track.

Charlotte, though, is playing pretty well on the road, and it just took the two-time defending NBA champions down to the wire on their own court.

Dallas tries to improve to 10-0 all-time at home against the Bobcats and avoid a fifth loss in six games Tuesday night.

The Mavericks (10-8) lost two in a row for the third time this season Saturday when they fell 112-106 at home to Minnesota. Monta Ellis scored 26 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 23 for Dallas, which lost 88-87 at Atlanta on Friday night after blowing a 17-point lead in the second half and losing starting point guard Jose Calderon to a bone bruise on his right ankle.

Calderon, averaging 11.1 points and 4.9 assists, didn't play against the Timberwolves and will be a game-time decision Tuesday.

"We're going to learn about our team right now," coach Rick Carlisle said. "Lose four out of five, have a tough loss like last night and then another tough one like tonight - it's going to test the togetherness and the collective will."

Carlisle is upset with his team's defensive play. The Mavericks rank near the bottom of the league with 103.0 points allowed per game and a 47.0 defensive field-goal percentage.

"A lot of work defensively," Carlisle told the team's official website while summing up Monday's practice. "You know, keeping people out of the paint is a real priority right now, and we got hurt with that badly against Minnesota. It's been our most consistent challenge defensively, and we're working hard on that. It's got to be a collective group challenge that we take on."

Dallas hasn't had much trouble stopping Charlotte (8-10) when it comes to town. The Mavericks have held the Bobcats to an average of 90.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting in taking all nine meetings, and they were 16-0 in the series before a 101-97 overtime loss Nov. 10, 2012.

Charlotte visited Miami on Sunday and owned the lead for a stretch of 23:21 before the Heat went ahead with 1:20 left and held on for a 99-98 win.

Kemba Walker scored 27 points, Gerald Henderson had 17 and Al Jefferson finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds for Charlotte.

"It's disappointing because I felt we had them. We outplayed them," Henderson said. "They just came up with the plays at the end of the game that championship teams tend to do."

Charlotte fell to 4-4 on the road after going 6-35 away from home last season, and the Bobcats are one of the top defensive teams in the league with 91.8 points allowed per game while holding opponents to 42.9 percent shooting.

However, they couldn't stop Miami from scoring 34 points in the final 8:20.

"It started with us," coach Steve Clifford said. "Instead of playing possession by possession, we made mistakes. They started going to the basket and we couldn't get them under control."

Nowitzki didn't play in either matchup against Charlotte last season after averaging 28.6 points in the five previous meetings.

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12/03/2013 10:49 AM

Preview: Thunder (12-3) at Kings (4-11)

Date: December 03, 2013 10:00 PM EDT


There's usually little discouragement during an extended winning streak, though Oklahoma City hopes having to overcome double-digit deficits doesn't become a trend.

The Thunder seek a more complete effort as they go for their eighth straight victory overall and seventh in a row against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

Oklahoma City (12-3) has been on a roll since falling to Golden State on Nov. 14, extending its streak to seven with a 113-103 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.

The Thunder won after trailing by 11 in the first half, marking the second time during their run that they've had to rally after falling behind big. They climbed out of a 14-point hole in a 115-113 win over Denver on Nov. 18.

"You always want to play tough, aggressive defensive basketball for 48 minutes," coach Scott Brooks said. "We didn't do it (Sunday), but we came back in the second half and made some adjustments and took care of the things we thought were important. We have to play much better going on the road."

Kevin Durant recorded the fourth triple-double of his career, finishing with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists while adding four steals and four blocks. He joined Michael Jordan on Jan. 16, 1988 as the only players to record a 30-10-10-4-4 stat line since blocks and steals became an official statistic in the 1973-74 season.

"Kevin is a stat filler," Brooks said. "He can do it all and he has the ability to have large scoring nights, rebounding, assists and steals and blocked shots. He's one of the few guys that can do that. That's what makes us a good defensive team, because he can guard not only his man, he can guard multiple positions."

Durant, though, would like to see a better effort on the defensive end moving forward.

"I'm glad we got the 'W'," he said. "We came out a little sluggish on the defensive end early on, but ... holding them to (41.6) percent (shooting) for the game was really big."

Oklahoma City has won 12 of 13 against Sacramento after Durant had 29 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in a 104-95 victory in the most recent meeting April 15.

DeMarcus Cousins had only seven points in that contest for the Kings, who dropped their fourth in a row with Sunday's 115-113 loss to Golden State. They fell behind by as many as 16 before taking the lead in the fourth, but couldn't hang on.

"What I like about our guys is that it could have been a 16-point deficit that turned into 30, but it turned into a two-point lead and giving ourselves a chance to win," coach Michael Malone said. "We were only one defensive rebound away from winning the game."

Cousins had 24 points in only 20-plus minutes while battling foul trouble for Sacramento (4-11), which committed a season-worst 24 turnovers. It ranks among the best in the league with only 13.8 giveaways per game.

"I think a lot of those turnovers was us being soft and us telegraphing our passes," said Isaiah Thomas, who had 19 points but also seven turnovers. "Two or three of them I just telegraphed - they knew where it was going."

Russell Westbrook is shooting just 36.5 percent in his last four against the Kings, while Cousins is averaging 10.3 points on 29.7 percent shooting in his last three versus the Thunder.

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12/03/2013 10:50 AM

Preview: Raptors (6-10) at Warriors (10-8)

Date: December 03, 2013 10:30 PM EDT


Coming off a much-needed win, the Golden State Warriors are hoping they've put their recent struggles behind them.

A visit from the Toronto Raptors could help them take another step in the right direction.

The Warriors look to continue their recent success against the Raptors, who try to avoid a season-worst fourth consecutive defeat Tuesday night.

Golden State (10-8) had lost five of six before bouncing back with Sunday's 115-113 win at Sacramento. Stephen Curry made a pair of free throws with 8.6 seconds left and Andrew Bogut blocked a potential game-tying layup in the closing moments.

The Warriors had dropped their previous two games by a combined five points, including Friday's last-second 113-112 overtime loss at Oklahoma City.

"It's been frustrating of late, not being able to close out games," said Curry, who finished with 36 points and 10 assists. "Everyone pitched in. It was a good learning lesson for us to continue to stick to the program."

Fellow guard Klay Thompson also came up big with 28 points while making a career-high eight 3-pointers. Thompson and Curry each recorded three steals as Golden State scored 33 points off a season high-tying 24 forced turnovers.

"I have a great backcourt with two guys that can light up a scoreboard," coach Mark Jackson said. "The thing that I love most about them is people fall in love with shooting, which is the obvious, but they compete. They have really developed into a good defensive tandem. I thought both guys did an outstanding job on the defensive end."

The Warriors will try to clamp down again versus the Raptors (6-10), who have averaged 93.7 points on 40.8 percent shooting during a three-game skid.

Rudy Gay had 23 points and nine rebounds while Jonas Valanciunas posted 18 and 11 in a 112-98 loss to Denver on Sunday. Toronto went up by as many as 15 in the first quarter but was outplayed down the stretch.

"Personally, I'm frustrated. Period. We've just got to figure it out and turn it around on the road," said guard DeMar DeRozan, whose team opens a three-game trip Tuesday. "It's correctable but we shouldn't have to keep doing the same thing over and over before we realize that we are doing something wrong. We have to understand what we're doing out the gate."

The Raptors, who were outscored 50-38 in the paint and 18-7 in transition, have dropped nine of their last 10 when posting 11 fastbreak points or fewer. Toronto's bench was also outscored 72-16.

"Our bench has got to give us something. Our guys (starters) can't play for 48 (minutes)," coach Dwane Casey said. "The guys coming in have got to develop a toughness, a resilience of getting stops. And, it starts on the defensive end."

The Raptors dropped to 1-8 when allowing at least 92 points. That doesn't bode well for a team that's surrendered 113.1 per game during a 3-12 stretch against Golden State.

Toronto will need to keep a close eye on Thompson, who averaged 20.5 points while going 7 of 12 from beyond the arc as the Warriors swept last season's series. Thompson leads the NBA with 62 made 3s, and Golden State is 9-2 when he hits at least three.

"I let it fly," he said. "That's how I got to play - just let it fly and not think about it."

The Warriors, expected to be without Andre Iguodala (hamstring) for a sixth consecutive game, have won 12 of 16 at home against Eastern Conference foes since the start of 2012-13.

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12/03/2013 10:51 AM

NBA
Dunkel

Denver at Brooklyn
The Nets host Denver tonight and look to take advantage of the Nuggets 4-7 ATS record in their last 11 games as road favorites of 3 1/2; to 6 points. Brooklyn is the pick (+4 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Nuggets favored by only 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Brooklyn (+4 1/2). Here are all of today's picks.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

Game 501-502: Orlando at Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Orlando 116.981; Philadelphia 112.129
Dunkel Line & Total: Orlando by 5; 182
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 503-504: Detroit at Miami (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 112.409; Miami 131.000
Dunkel Line & Total: Miami by 18 1/2; 207
Vegas Line & Total: Miami by 10 1/2; 200 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Miami (-10 1/2); Over

Game 505-506: Milwaukee at Boston (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee 105.499; Boston 120.852
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 15 1/2; 206
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 507-508: Denver at Brooklyn (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Denver 119.850; Brooklyn 118.465
Dunkel Line & Total: Denver by 1 1/2; 199
Vegas Line & Total: Denver by 4 1/2; 205 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Brooklyn (+4 1/2); Under

Game 509-510: Phoenix at Memphis (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 118.830; Memphis 120.532
Dunkel Line & Total: Memphis by 1 1/2; 185
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 511-512: Charlotte at Dallas (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Charlotte 112.222; Dallas 123.550
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 11 1/2; 211
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 513-514: Oklahoma City at Sacramento (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma City 125.628; Sacramento 114.723
Dunkel Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 11; 198
Vegas Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 6 1/2; 203
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-6 1/2); Under

Game 515-516: Toronto at Golden State (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 118.167; Golden State 121.182
Dunkel Line & Total: Golden State by 3; 210
Vegas Line & Total: Golden State by 8; 201
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+8); Over

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/03/2013 10:52 AM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Tuesday, December 3

Hot teams
-- Nuggets won last six games, covered three of last four.
-- Miami won its last ten games, covered six of last eight.
-- Suns covered eight of their nine road games.
-- Thunder won last seven games, covered six of last eight.

Cold Teams
-- Philly lost four in row, eight of last nine games. Magic lost six of their last eight games.
-- Bucks are 3-13 this season, but 2-0 against Boston, which lost eight of its last eleven games.
-- Nets lost seven of their last nine games.
-- Pistons lost five of their seven road games (3-3 AU).
-- Memphis lost its last four home games.
-- Dallas lost four of its last five games. Bobcats lost three of last four games, are 6-1-1 vs spread on road.
-- Kings lost last four games; they're 2-8 vs spread at home.
-- Warriors lost five of their last seven games. Toronto also lost five of last seven games; they're 5-2 vs spread on road.

Totals
-- Five of last six Orlando-Philly games stayed under the total.
-- Eight of last eleven Buck-Celtic games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Denver road games went over the total.
-- Four of last five Detroit games went over the total; six of last eight Miami games stayed under.
-- Seven of last nine Phoenix games went over the total.
-- Under is 8-1-1 in Bobcats' last ten games.
-- Seven of last ten Sacramento games stayed under the total.
-- Seven of last ten Toronto games went over the total.

Series records
-- 76ers lost six of last seven games with Orlando.
-- Celtics lost five of last six games against Milwaukee.
-- Nets lost six of their last eight games with Denver.
-- Pistons lost nine of last ten games with Miami (5-4 vs spread last 9).
-- Suns lost three of last four visits to Memphis.
-- Mavericks won eight of last nine vs Charlotte, but Bobcats are 3-2 vs spread in their last five visits to Dallas.
-- Kings lost 14 of last 16 games with Oklahoma City, but covered three of last four.
-- Warriors won seven of last eight games with Toronto, which lost last four visits to Oakland by 6-12-38-7 points.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/03/2013 10:52 AM

NBA

Tuesday, December 3

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
ORLANDO vs. PHILADELPHIA
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Orlando is 1-18 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games

7:30 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. BOSTON
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing Boston
Milwaukee is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing Boston
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

7:30 PM
DETROIT vs. MIAMI
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games

7:30 PM
DENVER vs. BROOKLYN
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
Denver is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
Brooklyn is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Brooklyn is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games

8:00 PM
PHOENIX vs. MEMPHIS
Phoenix is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Phoenix
Memphis is 8-14-1 ATS in its last 23 games when playing at home against Phoenix

8:30 PM
CHARLOTTE vs. DALLAS
Charlotte is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Dallas
Dallas is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing at home against Charlotte

10:00 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY vs. SACRAMENTO
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Sacramento is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games at home

10:30 PM
TORONTO vs. GOLDEN STATE
Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 9 games
Golden State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/03/2013 10:53 AM

NBA
Long Sheet

Tuesday, December 3

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ORLANDO (6 - 11) at PHILADELPHIA (6 - 12) - 12/3/2013, 7:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
ORLANDO is 7-1 against the spread versus PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
ORLANDO is 6-2 straight up against PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
6 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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DETROIT (7 - 10) at MIAMI (14 - 3) - 12/3/2013, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DETROIT is 3-15 ATS (-13.5 Units) as a road underdog of 9.5 to 12 points over the last 3 seasons.
DETROIT is 2-11 ATS (-10.1 Units) in road games versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 107-77 ATS (+22.3 Units) in road games after a win by 10 points or more since 1996.
MIAMI is 101-133 ATS (-45.3 Units) in home games first half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
MIAMI is 3-3 against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
MIAMI is 5-1 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MILWAUKEE (3 - 13) at BOSTON (7 - 12) - 12/3/2013, 7:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
MILWAUKEE is 5-3 against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
MILWAUKEE is 5-4 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
6 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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DENVER (10 - 6) at BROOKLYN (5 - 12) - 12/3/2013, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BROOKLYN is 30-51 ATS (-26.1 Units) in home games over the last 3 seasons.
BROOKLYN is 3-13 ATS (-11.3 Units) in December games over the last 2 seasons.
BROOKLYN is 51-75 ATS (-31.5 Units) in home games when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.
BROOKLYN is 11-28 ATS (-19.8 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
BROOKLYN is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
BROOKLYN is 2-1 against the spread versus DENVER over the last 3 seasons
DENVER is 2-1 straight up against BROOKLYN over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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PHOENIX (9 - 8) at MEMPHIS (8 - 8) - 12/3/2013, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHOENIX is 4-2 against the spread versus MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
PHOENIX is 4-3 straight up against MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CHARLOTTE (8 - 10) at DALLAS (10 - 8) - 12/3/2013, 8:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHARLOTTE is 2-1 against the spread versus DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
DALLAS is 2-1 straight up against CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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OKLAHOMA CITY (12 - 3) at SACRAMENTO (4 - 11) - 12/3/2013, 10:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 251-204 ATS (+26.6 Units) in all games since 1996.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 55-40 ATS (+11.0 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 42-24 ATS (+15.6 Units) in road games first half of the season since 1996.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 34-18 ATS (+14.2 Units) after scoring 105 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 34-18 ATS (+14.2 Units) after playing 3 consecutive home games since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
SACRAMENTO is 4-3 against the spread versus OKLAHOMA CITY over the last 3 seasons
OKLAHOMA CITY is 6-1 straight up against SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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TORONTO (6 - 10) at GOLDEN STATE (10 - 8) - 12/3/2013, 10:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TORONTO is 182-227 ATS (-67.7 Units) after allowing 105 points or more since 1996.
GOLDEN STATE is 60-34 ATS (+22.6 Units) in home games against Atlantic division opponents since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
GOLDEN STATE is 2-1 against the spread versus TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
GOLDEN STATE is 2-1 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/03/2013 06:38 PM

Yesterday's Results:

0 - 2 *****

1 - 0 Double Pod's


Tuesday, December 3

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Orlando - 7:00 PM ET Orlando +3.5 500 *****
Philadelphia - Over 206 500

Milwaukee - 7:30 PM ET Boston -7.5 500
Boston - Under 184.5 500

Denver - 7:30 PM ET Denver -4.5 500
Brooklyn - Over 205.5 500

Detroit - 7:30 PM ET Detroit +10.5 500 *****
Miami - Under 200.5 500

Phoenix - 8:00 PM ET Phoenix +3 500
Memphis - Under 190 500

Charlotte - 8:30 PM ET Dallas -8 500
Dallas - Under 194.5 500

Oklahoma City - 10:00 PM ET Oklahoma City -6.5 500 DOUBLE POD
Sacramento - Over 203 500

Toronto - 10:30 PM ET Golden State -7.5 500 DOUBLE POD
Golden State - Under 201 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/04/2013 04:31 PM

Wednesday Tips

December 4, 2013



Clippers at Hawks - 7:35 PM EST

Los Angeles: 12-6 SU, 10-8 ATS
Atlanta: 9-10 SU, 11-8 ATS

The Clippers are back on the road, starting a seven-game road trip tonight at Philips Arena. Los Angeles saw its four-game winning streak snapped in Sunday's home defeat to Indiana as short underdogs, but the Clippers still sit atop the Pacific Division ahead of the Warriors. The Clips have split eight away games this season, while posting a 2-2 SU/ATS record when laying points on the road. Doc Rivers' team has done a solid job of rebounding off a loss this season, going 4-1 SU/ATS.

The Hawks limp home after dropping four of their past five games, including a pair of defeats at Washington and San Antonio. Atlanta hung around and managed a cover as double-digit underdogs at San Antonio, despite falling, 102-100 on Monday. The Hawks host a Western Conference team for only the second time this season, as Atlanta rallied past Dallas, 88-87 as 1 ½-point home underdogs last Friday. Atlanta has won each of the last four home meetings with Los Angeles, as each of those games went 'over' the total.

Mavericks at Pelicans - 8:05 PM EST

Dallas: 11-8 SU, 9-10 ATS
New Orleans: 9-8 SU, 7-9-1 ATS

Since winning four straight in mid-November, the Mavericks have lost four of their last six games. Dallas rallied past Charlotte last night, 89-82, but failed to cash as eight-point home favorites, the fifth consecutive contest the Mavs haven't covered the number. The offense has slowed down recently for Rick Carlisle's club, who has finished 'under' the total in six of the past seven games, including five times 'under' a total of at least 200 points.

The Pelicans are coming off the most exciting game of the short NBA season by holding off the Bulls in three overtimes, 131-128 on Monday. What makes that feat even more impressive for New Orleans is that victory completed a three-game road sweep, while finishing off a back-to-back set after beating New York the previous night. New Orleans has hit the 'over' in nine of the last 10 games, as the Pelicans have eclipsed the 100-point mark eight times in this stretch.

Spurs vs. Wolves (at Mexico City) - 9:35 PM EST

San Antonio: 15-3 SU, 9-9 ATS
Minnesota: 9-10 SU, 10-9 ATS

These two squads meet south of the border in Mexico City tonight, as the NBA heads to Mexico for a regular season contest for the first time since 1997. One key note to keep an eye tonight is the altitude in Mexico City, which is 7,350 feet above sea level, over 2,000 feet higher than Denver. The Wolves don't need anything to slow them down after losing four of their past five games, including defeats to the Thunder, Rockets, and Nuggets in this stretch. Minnesota's defense has been exposed of late by allowing at least 106 points in four of the last five trips to the court, while allowing 35 points in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss at Oklahoma City.

The Spurs have alternated wins and losses in their last five games, as San Antonio held off Atlanta in Monday's 102-100 victory as heavy home favorites. The offense is clicking at the moment for Gregg Popovich's club, who has finished 'over' the total in seven of the past eight games, while scoring at least 100 points seven times. The Spurs and Wolves split four meetings last season, as Minnesota won a pair of games as nine-point underdogs.

Thunder at Blazers - 10:05 PM EST

Oklahoma City: 13-3 SU, 8-8 ATS
Portland: 15-3 SU, 13-5 ATS

It's no surprise the Thunder sits the near the top of the Western Conference, but the Blazers continue to impress through the first 18 games. Portland handed Indiana only its second loss of the season on Monday, while improving to 7-1 at the Moda Center. The Blazers have beaten three of four conference foes that have invaded Portland this season, including a 10-point triumph over the Spurs in the home opener. Portland is riding a nice 'over' stretch of late with 'overs' in eight of the past 10 games, including three straight.

The Thunder squandered a 17-point lead in last night's game at Sacramento, but Oklahoma City managed a 97-95 win as 8 ½-point road favorites. OKC has won eight consecutive games since losing at the buzzer to Golden State on November 14, while covering five times in this span. The Thunder has won seven straight meetings with the Blazers, including a four-game sweep last season. This is the first time that Oklahoma City is a road underdog at Portland since April 2011, when the Blazers barely cashed in a 98-91 victory.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/04/2013 04:33 PM

Hoop Trends - Wednesday

December 4, 2013


ATS TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Timberwolves are 11-0 ATS (11.14 ppg) since Feb 02, 2013 after a loss in which their DPS was positive.

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Pacers are 12-0 OU (8.62 ppg) since Marc 8, 2013 when the total is between 183.5 and 193.5, coming off a loss.

PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Nuggets are 10-0 ATS (11.15 ppg) since Nov 09, 2012 after Andre Miller scored fewer than 10 points in a road win.

CHOICE TREND:

-- The Cavaliers are 0-10-1 ATS (-6.50 ppg) since Mar 19, 2006 at home off a win that broke at least a three-game losing streak.

ACTIVE TRENDS:

-- The Pacers are 8-0 OU (12.12 ppg) since Jan 29, 2012 on the road after George Hill took fewer than 10 shots in a loss.

-- The Jazz are 0-8-1 OU (-12.72 ppg) since Nov 17, 2010 at home after Gordon Hayward shot better than 66% from the field at home.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs: