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12/19/2011 06:47 PM

NHL
Dunkel

Los Angeles at Toronto
The Kings look to bounce back from an 8-2 loss at Detroit and build on their 5-1 record in their last 6 games following a loss of 3 or more goals. Los Angeles is the pick (+110) according to Dunkel, which has the Kings favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Los Angeles (+110). Here are all of today's picks.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19

Game 51-52: Los Angeles at Toronto (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Los Angeles 11.391; Toronto 10.587
Dunkel Line & Total: Los Angeles by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Toronto (-130); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Los Angeles (+110); Under

Game 53-54: Montreal at Boston (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Montreal 11.144; Boston 13.760
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 2 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Boston (-175); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-175); Over

Game 55-56: Anaheim at Dallas (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Anaheim 10.753; Dallas 11.874
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 1; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas (-155); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Dallas (-155); Over

Game 57-58: Philadelphia at Colorado (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia 10.381; Colorado 12.096
Dunkel Line & Total: Colorado by 1 1/2; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Philadelphia (-130); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+110); Under

Game 59-60: Detroit at Edmonton (9:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 12.959; Edmonton 10.277
Dunkel Line & Total: Detroit by 2 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Detroit (-145); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-145); Over

Game 61-62: Minnesota at Vancouver (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 12.006; Vancouver 11.071
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 1; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A




NHL
Long Sheet

Monday, December 19

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LOS ANGELES (14-14-0-4, 32 pts.) at TORONTO (16-13-0-3, 35 pts.) - 12/19/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LOS ANGELES is 13-18 ATS (-9.6 Units) in all games this season.
LOS ANGELES is 13-18 ATS (-9.6 Units) first half of the season this season.
LOS ANGELES is 36-28 ATS (+67.9 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 3 seasons.
LOS ANGELES is 9-3 ATS (+12.4 Units) in road games after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 19-30 ATS (+53.0 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 22-33 ATS (-17.0 Units) in home games first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
TORONTO is 56-71 ATS (-50.2 Units) in home games after a non-conference game since 1996.
TORONTO is 136-137 ATS (-57.0 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
TORONTO is 9-16 ATS (-13.1 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 1-1 (+0.6 Units) against the spread versus LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
TORONTO is 1-1-0 straight up against LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.0 Units)

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MONTREAL (13-13-0-7, 33 pts.) at BOSTON (21-9-0-1, 43 pts.) - 12/19/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MONTREAL is 12-20 ATS (-9.6 Units) in all games this season.
MONTREAL is 12-20 ATS (-9.6 Units) first half of the season this season.
BOSTON is 9-1 ATS (+7.4 Units) vs. division opponents this season.
MONTREAL is 26-22 ATS (+56.3 Units) in road games revenging a loss versus opponent over the last 3 seasons.
BOSTON is 142-132 ATS (-90.0 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
MONTREAL is 14-8 (+10.3 Units) against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
MONTREAL is 14-8-0 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
9 of 17 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.0 Units)

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ANAHEIM (9-18-0-5, 23 pts.) at DALLAS (18-12-0-1, 37 pts.) - 12/19/2011, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ANAHEIM is 8-23 ATS (+33.0 Units) in all games this season.
ANAHEIM is 8-23 ATS (+33.0 Units) first half of the season this season.
ANAHEIM is 3-14 ATS (+17.7 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent this season.
ANAHEIM is 2-11 ATS (+14.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
ANAHEIM is 2-11 ATS (+14.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season this season.
DALLAS is 18-12 ATS (+31.9 Units) in all games this season.
DALLAS is 18-12 ATS (+31.2 Units) first half of the season this season.
DALLAS is 39-28 ATS (+10.6 Units) after allowing 4 goals or more over the last 3 seasons.
DALLAS is 163-104 ATS (+18.8 Units) after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.
ANAHEIM is 146-126 ATS (+275.0 Units) after a non-conference game since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
DALLAS is 7-6 (+0.9 Units) against the spread versus ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
DALLAS is 7-6-0 straight up against ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
8 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.3 Units)

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PHILADELPHIA (20-8-0-3, 43 pts.) at COLORADO (15-17-0-1, 31 pts.) - 12/19/2011, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 26-17 ATS (+45.0 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 3 seasons.
COLORADO is 7-1 ATS (+8.1 Units) in non-conference games this season.
COLORADO is 24-16 ATS (+44.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 11-3 ATS (+7.4 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 7-1 ATS (+5.8 Units) in December games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 12-4 ATS (+7.2 Units) in road games first half of the season this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
COLORADO is 1-1 (+0.2 Units) against the spread versus PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
COLORADO is 1-1-0 straight up against PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.0 Units)

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DETROIT (20-10-0-1, 41 pts.) at EDMONTON (14-15-0-3, 31 pts.) - 12/19/2011, 9:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
EDMONTON is 64-129 ATS (-151.4 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
EDMONTON is 40-53 ATS (-30.1 Units) in home games in December games since 1996.
EDMONTON is 1-18 ATS (+27.5 Units) after playing 3 consecutive road games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 6-3-0 straight up against EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.9 Units)

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MINNESOTA (20-8-0-5, 45 pts.) at VANCOUVER (19-11-0-2, 40 pts.) - 12/19/2011, 10:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
VANCOUVER is 9-5 (+2.2 Units) against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
VANCOUVER is 9-5-0 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
9 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+5.0 Units)

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NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, December 19

Hot teams
-- Boston lost its last four games, outscoring opponents 19-5.
-- Dallas Stars won three of their last four games.
-- Colorado won its last five home games. Flyers won seven of their last eight games.
-- Red Wings won four of their last five games.
-- Vancouver won eight of its last eleven home games.

Cold teams
-- Kings lost six of their last seven games. Toronto lost six of eight.
-- Canadiens lost eight of their last eleven games.
-- Anaheim lost its last eleven road games.
-- Edmonton lost eight of its last ten games.
-- Minnesota lost its last three games, scoring five goals.

Totals
-- Eight of last ten Los Angeles games stayed under total.
-- Four of last five Montreal games went over the total.
-- Three of last four Dallas games stayed under the total.
-- Philly's last five road games went over the total.
-- Four of last five Detroit games went over the total.
-- Six of last eight Vancouver games went over the total.

Series records
-- Road team won last three Los Angeles-Toronto games.
-- Canadiens are 7-4 in their last eleven visits to Boston.
-- Dallas Stars are 5-8 in their last 13 games against Anaheim.
-- Avalanche lost 4-2 at Philadelphia in LY's meeting.
-- Red Wings won their last six games against Edmonton.
-- Canucks won four of last five games against Minnesota.

Back-to-Back
-- None




NHL

Monday, December 19

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
LOS ANGELES vs. TORONTO
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Los Angeles's last 13 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games at home
Toronto is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home

7:00 PM
MONTREAL vs. BOSTON
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games on the road
Montreal is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Boston is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
Boston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

8:30 PM
ANAHEIM vs. DALLAS
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Anaheim's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Anaheim's last 7 games when playing Dallas
Dallas is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Anaheim
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing Anaheim

9:00 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. COLORADO
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

9:30 PM
DETROIT vs. EDMONTON
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 8-12-5 SU in its last 25 games ,when playing on the road against Edmonton
Edmonton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Edmonton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

10:00 PM
MINNESOTA vs. VANCOUVER
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota


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NHL

Monday, December 19

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Ice picks: Monday's best NHL bets
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Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers (+125, 5.5)

The Detroit Red Wings won their 10th consecutive home game Saturday at Joe Louis Arena, slamming the Los Angeles Kings 8-2. Now they’re trying to keep that momentum going on the road, where they are just 7-8 this year.

"We skate, and start on time, and play on our toes," coach Mike Babcock told reporters of the difference at Joe Louis Arena. "We have to play the same way on the road. We're a bit more cautious on the road and we can't be."

At least the offense is clicking. Detroit sits third in the league averaging 3.3 goals per game and has buried 27 goals over the last five contests.

The Red Wings have also won six straight games against the Oilers. This is a lot of road chalk to eat, but this is a tough way for Edmonton to come off an 0-3 road trip.

Pick: Red Wings


Philadelphia Flyers at Colorado Avalanche (+115, 5.5)

This may be a long night for the Avalanche and they have the Boston Bruins to thank for it.

Boston put a 6-0 spanking on the Flyers Saturday in a nasty game that featured a number of tussles. The Flyers didn’t do much better in those than they did on the scoreboard.

"We knew what was at stake," Jody Shelley told reporters after taking a beating from Boston’s Zdeno Chara. "You think it's just another game on the schedule, but it's not. It's a big deal, and it's frustrating even more in that sense. You hope guys are fired up. We're all ready, and it just wasn't there. We'll see them again.”

Philadelphia was also hit with another injury. With captain Chris Pronger out for the year and leading scorer Claude Giroux out indefinitely, Philadelphia saw rookie Sean Couturier leave the game after taking a slap shot to the head. He isn’t expected to make the trip to Denver.

All of these injuries are bound to catch up with the Flyers at some point, but they’ll put a good effort in Monday.

Pick: Flyers


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NHL

Monday, December 19

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Pucking the trends: This week's best NHL trends
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Every week, we update you on who's hot, who's not and situational betting spots in the National Hockey League.

HOT TEAM: New Jersey Devils

The low point hit in a four-game span that bridged November to December. Legendary goaltender Martin Brodeur was shaky, at best, the goals on the other end were few and far between, and New Jersey had lost four consecutive games.

But center Travis Zajac is back now from a torn Achilles, and suddenly, the Devils have some life. A 5-3 victory over the Canadiens on Saturday in Montreal was proof positive. Patrik Elias scored two goals -- his 12th and 13th -- and Brodeur made 23 saves en route to their 18th win of the season. Through Saturday, they had won four in a row, and six of the last seven.

Listen, the Devils, like their Hall of Fame netminder, are clearly not what they used to be. We all know that, and we all know that it will be a tough task making the postseason in the Eastern Conference with that roster. But they are showing heart, they now have some health, and if they can get by the rival Rangers on Tuesday in Newark, the confidence may truly continue to snowball.

COLD TEAM: Phoenix Coyotes

To be sitting in third place in the ultra-competitive Pacific Division, just two points out of first through Saturday is a good position for this team. But if they have intentions of keeping up with Dallas and San Jose, they need more consistent play, and certainly better decision making than they showed Saturday vs. the Rangers.

Phoenix was a turnover machine versus New York at home, giving the puck away at inopportune times and in costly positions on the ice. It added up to a 3-2 loss, their fourth in the last five games, and their sixth in December.

And if they're going to snap out of it, they need everyone on the same page. This team, after all, has no superstars. There is talent for sure -- Ray Whitney has 28 points and Radim Vrbata has 15 goals -- but if Phoenix isn't one, big, cohesive unit, the Coyotes have no chance against deeper, more seasoned teams like the Sharks and Stars. Until they figure that all out, keep them on your fade radar.

OVER PLAY: Philadelphia Flyers

Chris Pronger’s absence will be felt, short term and long. Not only will HBO and its 24-7 Winter Classic reality show team not have Pronger around much more to showcase due to his concussion, the fact remains that he is the team’s captain and still a more-than-solid defenseman.

But that only means that the Flyers -- with all of their offensive firepower -- are now a much better over play than ever before. And they were already pretty good. Sure, they have adequate goaltending with Ilya Bryzgalov and Sergei Bobrovsky, but both have tendencies to let some softies in here and there.

Saturday’s humiliating 6-0 loss to Boston at home was the Flyers’ fourth consecutive over and seventh in the last eight games. In the first three of that four-game stretch, the Flyers scored at least four goals, so the punch is still there, despite the absence of forward Claude Giroux, also to a concussion. And consider this: As long as HBO’s cameras continue to document their run, look for them to continue to want to show off. That’s good news for over players. Philadelphia plays at Colorado on Tuesday.

UNDER PLAY: Los Angeles Kings

Tough to give the nod to a team that was just blasted by Detroit, 8-2, on Saturday, but hear us out. The Kings have a new coach in interim John Stevens. And they might even be getting another soon, as reports circulated on Saturday night that they were about to hire Darryl Sutter on a permanent basis.

But either way, the offense hasn’t been there of late, and in that aforementioned Pacific Division, you need all guns blazing to be able to hang. So far, the Kings can’t. In a stretch of games that ended with the whitewash at the hands of the Red Wings, Los Angeles orchestrated an 8-2-3 under run. In December alone, and leading up to Monday’s tilt at Toronto, they had six unders.

Los Angeles has just two players in double-digit goals -- Mike Richards (11) and Anze Kopitar (10) -- and Richards is out with a head injury, so it looks like it might get worse before it gets better for a team that already has 16 unders to its name. More of the same may be in store.

SURVEYING THE SCHEDULE:

** If you believe patterns develop within teams through the season, then monitor Winnipeg’s next back-to-back situation carefully. In the last two pair-of-games-in-a-24-hour span, the Jets won Game 1, only to lose Game 2. Well, on Thursday and Friday, the Jets play the Canadiens and Penguins, both at home. Let’s see if the trend continues.

** We mentioned HBO’s 24-7 series, and it’s not just about the Flyers. The Rangers have a role here, too, and there will be plenty of posing for the camera this week, as the rivals arrive. In fact, in a span of four days, beginning on Tuesday in New Jersey, New York will play three games, all against its biggest foes: the Devils, Islanders (Thursday) and Flyers (Friday). They might be a tad tired by the time they take the ice versus Philadelphia.


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cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
12/19/2011 06:50 PM

NHL
Short Sheet

Monday, December 19

LOS ANGELES at TORONTO, 7:00 PM ET
LOS ANGELES: 11-4 SU in road games off a road loss
TORONTO: 1-10 SU at home after scoring 3 goals or more BB games

MONTREAL at BOSTON, 7:00 PM ET
MONTREAL: 1-8 SU revenging a loss where team scored 1 or less goals
BOSTON: 12-2 SU after a 2 game unbeaten streak

ANAHEIM at DALLAS, 8:00 PM ET
ANAHEIM: 1-11 SU as a road underdog
DALLAS: 18-12 SU first half of the season

PHILADELPHIA at COLORADO, 9:00 PM ET
PHILADELPHIA: 7-1 SU in December games
COLORADO: 5-12 SU in home games off a home win

DETROIT at EDMONTON, 9:30 PM ET
DETROIT: 15-4 SU off a win or tie in their previous game
EDMONTON: 8-30 SU off a road loss

MINNESOTA at VANCOUVER, 10:00 PM ET
MINNESOTA: N/A
VANCOUVER: N/A

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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12/19/2011 06:59 PM

NCAAB

Monday, December 19

Game Score Status Pick Amount


Howard 10 1st 11:09 Indiana -28 500
Indiana 23

Youngstown St. - 7:00 PM ET Akron -10 500
Akron -

Nicholls State - 7:00 PM ET Nicholls State +38 500
North Carolina -

Citadel - 7:00 PM ET Citadel +16.5 500
James Madison -

Cleveland St. - 7:00 PM ET South Florida +1.5 500
South Florida -

Tennessee Tech - 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech +16.5 500
West Virginia - Over 141 500

La Salle - 7:00 PM ET Delaware +3.5 500
Delaware -

Ball St. - 7:00 PM ET Indiana - Purdue +3 500
Indiana - Purdue -

NC-Greensboro - 7:00 PM ET NC-Greensboro +32 500
Duke -

Southern Methodist - 8:00 PM ET Southern Methodist +1.5 500
SE Missouri St. -

Creighton - 8:00 PM ET Creighton -3 500
Tulsa -

Cornell - 8:00 PM ET Cornell +15.5 500
Illinois - Over 133.5 500

Wyoming - 8:00 PM ET Denver -7 500
Denver -

Georgia Southern - 8:05 PM ET Georgia Southern +7 500
South Alabama -

SIU - Edwardsville - 8:05 PM ET SIU - Edwardsville +15.5 500
Southern Illinois -

UMKC - 8:30 PM ET UMKC +24 500
Michigan St -

Western Illinois - 8:30 PM ET Over 120 500
Illinois-Chicago -

Portland - 9:00 PM ET Portland -4 500
Utah -

Davidson - 9:00 PM ET Kansas -13.5 500
Kansas -

Temple - 9:00 PM ET Temple -5.5 500
Rice -

Fresno St. - 9:00 PM ET Boise St. -12.5 500
Boise St. -

Marquette - 9:00 PM ET Marquette -8 500
Louisiana State -

Southern Mississippi - 10:00 PM ET Southern Mississippi -1.5 500
Arizona St. -

UC Riverside - 10:00 PM ET San Diego St. -18 500
San Diego St. -

Louisiana-Monroe - 10:00 PM ET Over 139.5 500
UNLV -

Texas Christian - 10:30 PM ET Texas Christian +7 500
Southern California -

UC Santa Barbara - 10:30 PM ET California -10.5 500
California -

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NHL

Monday, December 19

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Montreal 0 0th Boston -170 500
Boston 0 Under 5.5 500

Los Angeles 0 0th Toronto -125 500
Toronto 0 Under 5.5 500

Anaheim - 8:00 PM ET Dallas -150 500
Dallas - Over 5.5 500

Philadelphia - 9:00 PM ET Philadelphia -123 500
Colorado - Over 5.5 500

Detroit - 9:30 PM ET Edmonton +129 500
Edmonton - Over 5.5 500

Minnesota - 10:00 PM ET Minnesota +196 500
Vancouver - Under 5 500

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