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03/25/2014 06:17 PM

NBA

Tuesday, March 25

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This week's best NBA spot bet opportunities
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Letdown spot

San Antonio has come on strong, and the Spurs have been the best team in the NBA since the All-Star break. San Antonio goes into its Monday night home game against Philadelphia on a 15-1 SU and 12-4 ATS run.

The Spurs will also be at home Wednesday night when they host the resurgent Denver Nuggets before traveling to Denver for a game Friday night. San Antonio hasn’t played the Nuggets since the fourth game of the season, so that home-and-home set will have the Spurs focused. San Antonio will be in a letdown spot Saturday night when it returns home to host New Orleans, especially since the Spurs will be playing their third game in four nights.


Lookahead spot

The Toronto Raptors play four games this week, including three on the road. The Raptors play in Cleveland against the Cavaliers Tuesday night, and then play a home-and-home set versus the Celtics, starting in Boston, Wednesday and Friday. Toronto finishes the week in Orlando Sunday.

Toronto is off back-to-back energy-draining games, losing to Oklahoma City in overtime and then coming back from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat Atlanta. The Raptors beat Cleveland the last time they played, but they lost their last trip to Boston. That means they may overlook the Cavaliers Tuesday night, especially with back-to-back games against the Celtics on deck.


Schedule spot

Portland has a tough week ahead with five games on the schedule. The Blazers’ week begins in Miami Monday and it concludes at home versus Memphis Sunday. The Blazers have not been in good form, but they have a pair of winnable road games in Orlando Tuesday night and in Atlanta Thursday night.

The trouble spot for Portland comes in Chicago Friday. The Blazers will be playing on a back-to-back road set and it will also be their fourth game in five nights. Chicago will be the much fresher team as the Bulls will go into that game on three days of rest.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/25/2014 06:18 PM

Hoop Trends - Tuesday

March 25, 2014


ATS TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Lakers are 0-10-1 ATS (-7.09 ppg) since Feb 07, 2013 as a dog after a win in which their DPS was negative.


OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Magic are 11-0 OU (13.45 ppg) since Feb 23, 2013 at home after a loss in which their DPA was negative.

PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Lakers are 13-0 OU (10.31 ppg) since Mar 25, 2013 after Pau Gasol played fewer than 30 minutes at home last game.

CHOICE TREND:

-- The Knicks are 10-0 OU (15.25 ppg) since Mar 22, 2013 on the road with at most one day of rest after a game at home in which they scored more than 30% of their points from the three-point line.

ACTIVE TRENDS:

-- The Cavaliers are 0-10-1 ATS (-11.09 ppg) since Mar 17, 2010 after Anderson Varejao shot better than 66% from the field the last two games.

-- The Raptors are 8-0 ATS (6.44 ppg) since Dec 09, 2003 as a road favorite off a win in which they trailed by 10+ points.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/25/2014 06:20 PM

Tuesday's Tips

March 25, 2014


Raptors at Cavaliers – 7:05 PM EST

Toronto: 39-30 SU, 42-26-1 ATS
Cleveland: 27-44 SU, 34-37 ATS

The Raptors finished in last place of the Atlantic Division last season, but Toronto is one victory away from the 40-win mark with 13 games remaining. Dwane Casey’s club goes for its third win over the Cavaliers this season after beating Cleveland by six and seven points in the two previous meetings. Toronto has split its last eight games, while coming off a home victory on Sunday over Atlanta, 96-86 as 7 ½-point favorites.

The Cavaliers stunned the Knicks as 10-point underdogs on Sunday, 106-100, as Cleveland erased a 15-point halftime deficit. The victory snapped a four-game skid for the Cavs, who have now covered four consecutive contests and six of the last seven. Mike Brown’s team has dropped five straight games at Quicken Loans Arena since the start of March, but the Cavs have cashed in losses to the Heat, Thunder, and Rockets over the last week.

Blazers at Magic – 7:05 PM EST

Portland: 45-26 SU, 38-33 ATS
Orlando: 19-52 SU, 29-40-2 ATS

The Blazers continue to stumble on the road, but managed a cover in last night’s buzzer-beating loss at Miami, 93-91 as 6 ½-point underdogs. Portland has lost six of its past seven games away from the Moda Center, while scoring less than 100 points in five of those defeats. LaMarcus Aldridge continues to sit with a back injury that has kept the All-Star forward sidelined for the last six games, as the Blazers have posted a 3-3 SU and 4-2 ATS record. The last time the Blazers and Magic hooked up in January, Portland cruised to a 110-94 rout as 12 ½-point favorites.

The Magic is stumbling to the finish line, losing nine straight games, including an 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS West Coast road trip. The offense failed to crack the 94-point mark in all four games on their away swing, resulting in four ‘unders.’ Since mid-January, Orlando has put together a solid 11-4 ATS record at Amway Arena, but has lost its last three home games to Denver, Houston, and Washington. Defensively, Jacque Vaughn’s club has given up at least 100 points in eight of the past nine contests, while losing eight straight games to Western Conference foes.

Thunder at Mavericks – 8:05 PM EST

Oklahoma City: 52-18 SU, 38-31-1 ATS
Dallas: 42-29 SU, 39-32 ATS

The Thunder ripped up the tired Nuggets last night, 117-96 as 11-point home favorites to win their fourth straight game. Oklahoma City improved to 4-5 ATS the last nine contests as it looks to avenge an ugly home defeat earlier this month to Dallas when Russell Westbrook sat out to rest his knee. The Mavs blew out the Thunder from start to finish, 109-86 to easily cash as 7 ½-point underdogs, the first win over OKC in 11 tries (since January 2012).

Dallas continues a season-long eight-game homestand after getting tripped up in overtime by Brooklyn, 107-104 on Sunday. Rick Carlisle’s club has finished ‘over’ the total in three straight games, which includes another overtime setback to Minnesota last week. The Mavs have lost consecutive home games just once this season, coming back in early January to the Knicks and Clippers, while going 11-3 SU the last 14 games overall off a defeat.

Knicks at Lakers – 10:35 PM EST

New York: 29-41 SU, 30-40 ATS
Los Angeles: 23-46 SU, 35-33-1 ATS

The Knicks are playing their best basketball of the season, but suffered a rough defeat on Sunday against the banged-up Cavaliers, ending an eight-game hot streak. Now, New York travels to the West Coast to begin a five-game swing which begins with the down-and-out Lakers at Staples Center. In six of the eight wins during their winning streak, the Knicks feasted on the likes of the 76ers twice, Cavs, Jazz, and Celtics to get back in the playoff race. The positive for Mike Woodson’s squad is the current four-game road winning streak, which included three victories by ten points or more.

The Lakers are just counting down the days until the end of the season, but the Purple and Gold is coming off a win over Orlando on Sunday night, 103-94, which snapped a four-game skid. For the first time in 14 games, the Lakers held an opponent to below 100 points, as the ‘over’ is 10-4 in this stretch for Los Angeles. The last time these teams hooked up at Madison Square Garden in late January, the Knicks held off the Lakers, 110-103 to grab the money as 5 ½-point favorites.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/25/2014 06:34 PM

MARCH RECORD

............................. 33 - 22 - 1 *****

............................. 13 - 17 - DOUBLE PLAYS

............................. 14 - 15 TRIPLE PLAYS




Tuesday, March 25

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Toronto - 7:00 PM ET Toronto -4.5 500 *****

Cleveland - Under 194.5 500

Portland - 7:00 PM ET Portland -6 500 TRIPLE PLAY

Orlando - Over 204.5 500 TRIPLE PLAY

Oklahoma City - 8:00 PM ET Dallas +3 500 *****

Dallas - Under 210.5 500

New York - 10:30 PM ET New York -7.5 500 DOUBLE PLAY

L.A. Lakers - Over 217 500 DOUBLE PLAY

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/26/2014 03:50 PM

NBA
Long Sheet

Wednesday, March 26

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BROOKLYN (37 - 32) at CHARLOTTE (34 - 37) - 3/26/2014, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHARLOTTE is 40-28 ATS (+9.2 Units) in all games this season.
CHARLOTTE is 49-28 ATS (+18.2 Units) in home games in March games since 1996.
CHARLOTTE is 20-11 ATS (+7.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
CHARLOTTE is 13-5 ATS (+7.5 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season this season.
BROOKLYN is 101-72 ATS (+21.8 Units) in a road game where where the total is between 190 and 194.5 points since 1996.
CHARLOTTE is 6-16 ATS (-11.6 Units) in a home game where where the total is between 190 and 194.5 points over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 47-61 ATS (-20.1 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 36-54 ATS (-23.4 Units) after a loss by 10 points or more over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
BROOKLYN is 6-4 against the spread versus CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
BROOKLYN is 9-1 straight up against CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
5 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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PHOENIX (42 - 29) at WASHINGTON (36 - 34) - 3/26/2014, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 59-38 ATS (+17.2 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 36-22 ATS (+11.8 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 35-23 ATS (+9.7 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 46-24 ATS (+19.6 Units) in all games this season.
PHOENIX is 20-11 ATS (+7.9 Units) as a favorite this season.
PHOENIX is 25-9 ATS (+15.1 Units) in road games this season.
PHOENIX is 18-9 ATS (+8.1 Units) after a non-conference game this season.
PHOENIX is 14-6 ATS (+7.4 Units) revenging a home loss vs opponent this season.
PHOENIX is 18-9 ATS (+8.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
PHOENIX is 27-14 ATS (+11.6 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game this season.
PHOENIX is 133-101 ATS (+21.9 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season since 1996.
PHOENIX is 26-12 ATS (+12.8 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game this season.
WASHINGTON is 47-72 ATS (-32.2 Units) as a home underdog of 3 points or less since 1996.
WASHINGTON is 317-382 ATS (-103.2 Units) in home games since 1996.

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

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TORONTO (39 - 31) at BOSTON (23 - 47) - 3/26/2014, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 16-4 ATS (+11.6 Units) in home games in March games over the last 3 seasons.
TORONTO is 42-27 ATS (+12.3 Units) in all games this season.
TORONTO is 23-12 ATS (+9.8 Units) in road games this season.
TORONTO is 66-41 ATS (+20.9 Units) in a road game where where the total is between 190 and 194.5 points since 1996.
TORONTO is 25-10 ATS (+14.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
TORONTO is 28-15 ATS (+11.5 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game this season.
TORONTO is 17-8 ATS (+8.2 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season this season.
BOSTON is 81-112 ATS (-42.2 Units) in home games after allowing 105 points or more since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 7-3 against the spread versus TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 6-4 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
6 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CLEVELAND (28 - 44) at DETROIT (26 - 44) - 3/26/2014, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 9-19 ATS (-11.9 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 26-14 ATS (+10.6 Units) after scoring 105 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 26-13 ATS (+11.7 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
DETROIT is 13-31 ATS (-21.1 Units) in a home game where where the total is between 200 and 204.5 points since 1996.
DETROIT is 40-53 ATS (-18.3 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 8-2 against the spread versus CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 7-3 straight up against CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
7 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ATLANTA (31 - 38) at MINNESOTA (34 - 35) - 3/26/2014, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 2-1 against the spread versus ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
ATLANTA is 3-1 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MIAMI (48 - 21) at INDIANA (51 - 20) - 3/26/2014, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
INDIANA is 12-10 against the spread versus MIAMI over the last 3 seasons
MIAMI is 13-9 straight up against INDIANA over the last 3 seasons
12 of 22 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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LA CLIPPERS (50 - 21) at NEW ORLEANS (30 - 40) - 3/26/2014, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA CLIPPERS is 6-4 against the spread versus NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
LA CLIPPERS is 8-2 straight up against NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
6 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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DENVER (32 - 39) at SAN ANTONIO (54 - 16) - 3/26/2014, 8:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN ANTONIO is 141-107 ATS (+23.3 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 115-87 ATS (+19.3 Units) as a favorite over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 426-358 ATS (+32.2 Units) in home games since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 65-39 ATS (+22.1 Units) second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) in March games this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 284-225 ATS (+36.5 Units) after a non-conference game since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 170-131 ATS (+25.9 Units) in home games after a win by 10 points or more since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 44-27 ATS (+14.3 Units) after scoring 105 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 62-39 ATS (+19.1 Units) after 3 or more consecutive wins over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 340-276 ATS (+36.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
DENVER is 36-24 ATS (+9.6 Units) when the total is greater than or equal to 210 over the last 2 seasons.
DENVER is 20-9 ATS (+10.1 Units) in March games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DENVER is 5-3 against the spread versus SAN ANTONIO over the last 3 seasons
SAN ANTONIO is 5-3 straight up against DENVER over the last 3 seasons
4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NEW YORK (29 - 42) at SACRAMENTO (25 - 45) - 3/26/2014, 10:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
NEW YORK is 3-2 against the spread versus SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
NEW YORK is 3-2 straight up against SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MEMPHIS (42 - 28) at UTAH (23 - 48) - 3/26/2014, 10:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
UTAH is 14-6 ATS (+7.4 Units) after allowing 105 points or more this season.
MEMPHIS is 92-71 ATS (+13.9 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 61-46 ATS (+10.4 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 48-32 ATS (+12.8 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 25-11 ATS (+12.9 Units) against Northwest division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 29-16 ATS (+11.4 Units) after a win by 10 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 60-39 ATS (+17.1 Units) in road games versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season since 1996.
UTAH is 9-18 ATS (-10.8 Units) after a non-conference game this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
UTAH is 5-4 against the spread versus MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
MEMPHIS is 6-3 straight up against UTAH over the last 3 seasons
6 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER 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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03/26/2014 03:51 PM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Wednesday, March 26

Hot teams
-- Nets won seven of their last nine games.
-- Suns won last four games overall, four of last five on road.
-- Cavaliers won three of their last four road games.
-- Clippers won 13 of last 14 games (2-5-1 vs spread in last eight). New Orleans won four of its last five games.
-- Heat won four of last six games, covered twice in last eight.
-- Spurs won their last 14 games, covered last eight.
-- Grizzlies won eight of their last ten games.

Cold Teams
-- Bobcats lost three of their last four games.
-- Wizards lost three of their last four games.
-- Boston lost six of its last seven games. Raptors lost four of last six.
-- Pistons lost five of last six games, but covered last three.
-- Minnesota lost its last three games, allowing 121.7 ppg. Hawks lost last three games, by 6-10-7 points.
-- Pacers lost three of their last four games.
-- Nuggets lost last three road games, by 5-16-21 points.
-- Sacramento lost six of its last nine games. Knicks lost last two games, after winning previous eight.
-- Jazz lost seven of their last eight games.

Series records
-- Nets won eight of last nine games with Charlotte.
-- Wizards won their last three games with Phoenix.
-- Celtics are 17-5 in last 22 games with Toronto (4-4 last eight).
-- Pistons won seven of last eight games with Cleveland.
-- Hawks won nine of their last ten games with Minnesota.
-- Clippers won their last six games with New Orleans.
-- Home side won last six Indiana-Miami games.
-- Spurs won 11 of last 15 games with Denver.
-- Kings are 6-4 in their last ten games with New York.
-- Grizzlies won six of last seven games with Utah.

Totals
-- Last four Brooklyn games went over the total.
-- Four of last five Phoenix games stayed under.
-- Five of last six Toronto games went over total.
-- Four of last five Cleveland games went over.
-- Five of last seven Atlanta games stayed under; Minnesota's last four games went over.
-- Last six Clipper games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last seven Miami games went over total.
-- Five of Spurs' last seven games stayed under total.
-- Seven of last nine Sacramento games stayed under.
-- Six of last seven Memphis games stayed under total.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/26/2014 03:51 PM

NBA

Wednesday, March 26

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
PHOENIX vs. WASHINGTON
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Phoenix

7:00 PM
BROOKLYN vs. CHARLOTTE
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Charlotte is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing at home against Brooklyn

7:30 PM
CLEVELAND vs. DETROIT
Cleveland is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Detroit's last 25 games at home

7:30 PM
TORONTO vs. BOSTON
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto

8:00 PM
MIAMI vs. INDIANA
Miami is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
Indiana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

8:00 PM
LA CLIPPERS vs. NEW ORLEANS
LA Clippers are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
LA Clippers are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
New Orleans is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Clippers

8:00 PM
ATLANTA vs. MINNESOTA
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Atlanta's last 18 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

8:30 PM
DENVER vs. SAN ANTONIO
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games
San Antonio is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 6 games when playing Denver

10:00 PM
NEW YORK vs. SACRAMENTO
New York is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Sacramento's last 10 games when playing at home against New York
Sacramento is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against New York

10:30 PM
MEMPHIS vs. UTAH
Memphis is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Utah
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Utah is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Utah is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/26/2014 03:52 PM

NBA

Wednesday, March 26

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Game of the Day: Heat at Pacers
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Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers (-2, 189)

The Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat have not spent a lot of time playing like championship contenders over the last month. The teams are still the class of the Eastern Conference, however, and the Heat will look to knock another game off their deficit when they visit the Pacers on Wednesday. Indiana comes in having lost two straight while Miami managed to pick up a victory on Monday to get its deficit in the East down to two games.

The Heat’s 93-91 home win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday was just their fifth in the last 12 games and came only after squandering a 17-point fourth-quarter advantage. The Pacers have been unable to take advantage of Miami’s rough stretch due to its own record of 5-7 in the last 12, and a loss on Wednesday would draw Indiana even with the Heat in the loss column. All but one of those last seven setbacks have come on the road for the Pacers, who are 32-4 in their own building — including a win over Miami.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, ESPN, Sun Sports (Miami), FSN Indiana

LINE HISTORY: The early odds out of Las Vegas have Indiana as a suggested 2-point home favorite with a total of 189 points. However, most sportsbooks are waiting on the status of Heat G Dwyane Wade (rest), who is worth as many as three points to the spread.

POWER RANKINGS: Heat (-14.0) - Pacers (-12.5) + Home Court (-3.0) = Pacers -1.5

INJURY REPORT: Heat - Dwyane Wade (Rest - Prob). Pacers - C.J. Waton (Hamstring - Ques.), Andrew Bynum (Knee - Out)

ABOUT THE HEAT (48-21 SU, 30-37-2 ATS, 39-30-0 O/U): Center Chris Bosh understands that Miami is stepping into a rabid atmosphere as it tries to chase down the Pacers for the top spot. “It’s coming down to a photo finish,” Bosh told reporters. “We have a unique opportunity. No matter what’s happened this whole season, we’re within striking distance. It’s here and it’ll be a great playoff atmosphere. I can’t wait.” The Heat are expecting guard Dwyane Wade (Achilles’ tendon) to return to action after sitting out Monday’s contest.

ABOUT THE PACERS (51-20 SU, 35-35-1 ATS, 29-40-2 O/U): Paul George scored 21 points in Monday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls but he shot below 40 percent for the fifth straight game. George is just 21-of-76 during his shooting slump – a porous 27.6 percent – and is shooting just 37.7 percent in March. Getting George back on his game will be a focus down the stretch but there is also a concern that the All-Star forward is wearing down. His 18.9 scoring average in March is easily his lowest of the season.

TRENDS:

* Home team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings.
* Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
* Heat are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in Indiana.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/26/2014 03:53 PM

NBA

Wednesday, March 26


Jazz/Grizzlies open with league-low total

Both the Memphis Grizzlies and Utah Jazz have been solid Under plays all season long and that is largely based on their offenses. The Grizz and Jazz are No. 26 and No. 29 in scoring offense this season respectively.

The last five meetings in Utah between the two clubs have gone under the total every time. The Grizzlies, who hold the NBA's best Under mark on the road this season at 12-21, have gone under in their last five road games. The Jazz have gone under in 70 percent of their last 10 games.

The Grizz and Jazz open with a league-low 184.5 total Wednesday night.


Raptors have been horrendous against Boston

The Toronto Raptors have been on fire and they've been especially strong against the spread on the road. However, the Raptors have an appalling ATS record against the Celtics.

The past 28 games between the Raptors and Celtics has seen Toronto carry a 7-20-1 ATS record, but it gets much worse. In the past nine times the Raps have played in the TD Center, they have not covered once, going 0-8-1 ATS.

These two teams have clashed in Boston once already this season with the Raptors were 4-point favorites, but lost outright to the Celtics 88-83. Toronto is currently a 3-point road fave for the meeting in Boston Wednesday.


Spurs put win streak on the line Wednesday

Riding a fantastic 14-game winning streak, the San Antonio Spurs have been the hottest team in the NBA. Not only on a straight up basis either. The Spurs have cashed in for bettors in eight-straight games against the spread.

The SU win streak started back on Feb. 26 with a 120-110 win over the Detroit Pistons. Since then, the Spurs have gone 11-3 ATS at the betting window. The offense has really led the charge for the Spurs, scoring 100-plus points in 11 of the 14 wins. Plus, two of the games saw the Spurs tally 99 points on the offensive end.

The Denver Nuggets will visit the Spurs Wednesday evening. San Antonio is currently a 13-point home fave in the matchup.


Pelicans F Anderson faces surgery

The New Orleans Pelicans confirmed Tuesday that forward Ryan Anderson will not return this season because of a herniated cervical disc.

Anderson is scheduled to undergo surgery on April 8 after treatment proved unsuccessful, the team announced. He has been sidelined since since Jan. 3 with an injury he sustained in a game against the Boston Celtics.

The 25-year-old Anderson played in 22 games this season and averaged 19.8 points and 6.5 rebounds.

In six NBA seasons with the Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic and Pelicans, Anderson has career averages of 12.3 points and 5.6 rebounds.

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NBA
Short Sheet

Wednesday, March 26

Brooklyn at Charlotte. 7:05 ET
Brooklyn: 15-7 ATS after having won 3 of their last 4 games
Charlotte: 47-61 ATS revenging a loss vs opponent

Phoenix at Washington, 7:05 ET
Phoenix: 20-11 ATS as a favorite
Washington: 20-10 OVER after 1 or more consecutive unders

Toronto at Boston, 7:35 ET
Toronto: 23-12 ATS in road games
Boston: 8-20 ATS after a blowout loss by 15 points or more

Cleveland at Detroit, 7:35 ET
Cleveland: 11-1 ATS after playing 4 consecutive games as an underdog
Detroit: 11-20 ATS when the total is 200 to 209.5

Atlanta at Minnesota, 8:05 ET
Atlanta: n/a
Minnesota: n/a

Miami at Indiana, 8:05 ET
Miami: n/a
Indiana: n/a

LA Clippers at New Orleans, 8:05 ET
LA Clippers: n/a
New Orleans: n/a

Denver at San Antonio, 8:35 ET
Denver: 44-25 OVER as a road underdog
San Antonio: 15-3 ATS after successfully covering the spread in 5 or more consecutive games

New York at Sacramento, 10:05 ET
New York: n/a
Sacramento: n/a

Memphis at Utah, 10:35 ET
Memphis: 11-2 UNDER as a road favorite
Utah: 13-4 UNDER after a blowout loss by 20 points or more

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