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01/05/2012 12:58 PM

NHL
Dunkel

Florida at NY Rangers
The Rangers look to build on their 14-3 record in their last 17 games as a favorite. New York is the pick (-180) according to Dunkel, which has the Rangers favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: NY Rangers (-180). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5

Game 1-2: Calgary at Boston (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Calgary 11.771; Boston 11.177
Dunkel Line & Total: Calgary by 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Boston (-250); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Calgary (+210); Under

Game 3-4: Winnipeg at Toronto (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Winnipeg 11.214; Toronto 11.624
Dunkel Line & Total: Toronto by 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Toronto (-135); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (-135); Over

Game 5-6: Florida at NY Rangers (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida 11.041; NY Rangers 12.189
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Rangers by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: NY Rangers (-180); 5
Dunkel Pick: NY Rangers (-180); Under

Game 7-8: Chicago at Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 12.125; Philadelphia 11.465
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Philadelphia (-115); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (-105); Over

Game 9-10: Tampa Bay at Ottawa (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay 11.068; Ottawa 11.978
Dunkel Line & Total: Ottawa by 1; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Ottawa (-140); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Ottawa (-140); Over

Game 11-12: Edmonton at St. Louis (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Edmonton 11.301; St. Louis 10.657
Dunkel Line & Total: Edmonton by 1/2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: St. Louis (-210); 5
Dunkel Pick: Edmonton (+175); Under

Game 13-14: Dallas at Nashville (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 11.188; Nashville 11.510
Dunkel Line & Total: Nashville by 1/2; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Nashville (-140); 5
Dunkel Pick: Nashville (-140); Over

Game 15-16: Phoenix at Los Angeles (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 11.588; Los Angeles 10.915
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 1/2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Los Angeles (-150); 5
Dunkel Pick: Phoenix (+130); Under

Game 17-18: Columbus at San Jose (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Columbus 11.200; San Jose 11.636
Dunkel Line & Total: San Jose by 1/2; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: San Jose (-240); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Jose (-240); Under

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01/05/2012 12:59 PM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Thursday, January 5

Hot teams
-- Bruins won eight of their last nine games.
-- Jets won three of their last four games.
-- Rangers won seven of their last eight games.
-- Blackhawks won five of their last six road games.
-- Senators won six of their last eight games.
-- St Louis won seven of its last eight home games.
-- Nashville won seven of its last eight home games.
-- Kings won three of their last four home games.
-- Sharks won five of their last seven home games.

Cold teams
-- Flames lost their last four games, outscored 15-8.
-- Toronto lost three of its last four games.
-- Panthers lost last four road games, outscored 20-5.
-- Flyers lost five of their last seven games.
-- Lightning lost eight of their last ten road games.
-- Oilers lost eight of their last ten games.
-- Dallas Stars lost three of their last four games.
-- Coyotes lost six of their last seven games.
-- Blue Jackets lost seven of their last eight games.

Totals
-- Six of last eight Calgary games stayed under total.
-- Six of last seven Winnipeg games stayed under total.
-- Over is 3-1-1 in last five Florida games.
-- Three of last four Chicago games stayed under total.
-- Over is 11-3 in Tampa Bay's last fourteen games.
-- Over is 8-3 in Edmonton's last eleven road games.
-- Six of last eight Dallas games went over the total.
-- Under is 6-1-1 in Kings' last eight games. Over is 3-1-1 in last five Phoenix road games.
-- Four of last five San Jose home games stayed under total.

Series records
-- Bruins won 3-1 at Calgary in LY's meeting.
-- Maple Leafs are 3-2 in last five games against Winnipeg.
-- Rangers won three of last four games against Florida.
-- Flyers won 4-1 at Chicago in LY's meeting.
-- Senators won three of last four games against Tampa Bay.
-- Blues won six of their last eight games against Edmonton.
-- Dallas Stars won three of last four games against Nashville.
-- Kings won four of last five games against Phoenix.
-- Blue Jackets lost ten of last eleven visits to San Jose.

Back-to-Back
-- Bruins won two of three if they played the night before.
-- Winnipeg is 0-5 if it played the night before.
-- Sharks are 2-0 if they won night before, 0-2 if they lost.

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01/05/2012 01:00 PM

NHL

Thursday, January 5

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
CALGARY vs. BOSTON
Calgary is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games ,when playing Boston
Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games

7:00 PM
CHICAGO vs. PHILADELPHIA
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
Chicago is 6-16-1 SU in its last 23 games ,when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Philadelphia's last 21 games at home

7:00 PM
FLORIDA vs. NY RANGERS
Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
NY Rangers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the NY Rangers last 14 games when playing Florida

7:00 PM
WINNIPEG vs. TORONTO
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Winnipeg's last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Winnipeg is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
Toronto is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home

7:30 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. OTTAWA
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
Tampa Bay is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ottawa's last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Ottawa is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

8:00 PM
DALLAS vs. NASHVILLE
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 9 games on the road
Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Nashville
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Nashville's last 9 games when playing at home against Dallas
Nashville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas

8:00 PM
EDMONTON vs. ST. LOUIS
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing Edmonton

10:30 PM
COLUMBUS vs. SAN JOSE
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Jose
Columbus is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against San Jose
San Jose is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing at home against Columbus

10:30 PM
PHOENIX vs. LOS ANGELES
Phoenix is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
Phoenix is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Los Angeles's last 18 games


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01/05/2012 01:01 PM

NHL

Thursday, January 5

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Ice picks: Thursday’s best NHL bets
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Chicago Blackhawks at Philadelphia Flyers (-110, 5.5)

If it weren’t for Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, the Philadelphia Flyers probably would have ended their stint as HBO stars on a winning note at the Winter Classic.

Instead, the Flyers are still dreaming of a goaltender of The King’s quality. Philadelphia threw a curveball by starting Sergei Bobrovski instead of Ilya Bryzgalov Monday, but Bob gave up a couple of questionable goals in the 3-2 loss.

Now the Flyers have to get ready for another big game against Chicago and coach Peter Laviolette thinks his club will be ready.

“The fact that sometimes when you do play a big team like Pittsburgh, New York or Chicago, within the year, they’re big teams, I think it does dial-in people a bit quicker to make sure we’re ready to play and we don’t slip,” he said.

That remains to be seen. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a bit of a letdown from Philadelphia Thursday.

Pick: Blackhawks


Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators (-135, 5.5)

Last season, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman saved his team’s season by bringing Dwayne Roloson over from the New York Islanders.

The Lightning had a great run down the stretch and made some noise in the playoffs. However, now Yzerman is in the same situation.

The Lightning rank 30th in goals against giving up 3.3 goals per game and there doesn’t look to be any relief in sight. Tampa was drilled 7-3 in Toronto on Monday and both Mathieu Garon and Roloson were lit up. However, the netminders haven’t had a lot of help either.

“We did have a lot of changes in personnel, and you can say that the guys who came back were still in a playoff hangover type of thing, or whatever, so we weren’t playing with the urgency that we needed to play with,” Roloson said. “I think that’s a lot of it.”

The Lightning face an Ottawa club that’s averaging 40.5 shots per game over the last four.

Pick: Over


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01/05/2012 01:03 PM

Thursday's betting tips: Big Ben suffered "setback"

Who’s hot

NBA: Dallas is 10-2-1 in its last 13 road games.

NBA: Miami is 6-2 against the spread in its last eight against Atlanta.

NHL: The New York Rangers have won 21 of their last 28 overall.

NCAAB: Indiana is 8-1 against the spread this season.

Who’s not

NBA: San Antonio is 3-10-1 against the spread in its last 14 overall.

NBA: Sacramento is 0-5 against the number in its last five vs. Milwaukee.

NHL: Tampa Bay is 5-24 in its last 29 meetings with Ottawa.

NCAAB: Pittsburgh has dropped four straight against the spread.

Key stat

50.2 – The Indiana Hoosiers rank sixth nationally in team field goal percentage, hitting 50.2 percent of their attempts from the floor. Indiana has five players scoring in double digits and has played over the total in three straight heading into Thursday’s meeting with Michigan.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers – Nugent-Hopkins will miss at least two or three games and could be out indefinitely after suffering a shoulder injury. He leads all NHL rookies with 33 points in 38 games this season. The Oilers are big +185 underdogs at St. Louis Thursday.

Game of the day

Michigan Wolverines at Indiana Hoosiers (-7.5, 139.5)

Notable quotable

"When you get into these playoff situations, he's a good enough athlete ... to pull the trigger. He's obviously upset with last week. He's already got an edge to him, so he's ready to go. I like seeing the edge. Oh, yeah. I actually love it. I have full confidence he'll bounce back and have a good week." – Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway on Tim Tebow. Denver is set as an 8.5-point underdog at Pittsburgh.

Notes and tips

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a setback with his sprained ankle. "I felt really good going in (Sunday's) Cleveland game," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday. "I had a little setback early in the third quarter, so we're working really hard right now with the trainers and doctors to get back to even where we were before the Cleveland game." Roethlisberger, who suffered the initial injury on Dec. 8 versus the Browns, is still expected to play in Sunday's wild-card game against the AFC West champion Denver Broncos. The two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback has passed for 4,077 yards, 21 touchdowns and 14 interceptions this season. However, he’s completed only 58.3 of his passes since the injury with one touchdown and four interceptions.

The DePaul Blue Demons hope that Donnavan Kirk can be a presence inside Thursday against Pitt. Kirk, a 6-foot-9 sophomore, scored 14 points in 21 minutes in DePaul’s loss to Syracuse over the weekend. He has only played seven games due to back spasms but will need to be a factor against the Panthers, who rank second in the nation in rebounding margin. Oddsmakers have DePaul set as a 4.5-point home underdog.

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01/05/2012 01:05 PM

Armadillo: Thursday's six-pack

-- Iona's Sean Armand scored 32 points in 22 minutes Tuesday against Siena, making 10-19 behind the arc; kid never took a foul shot. How do you let a player go for 32 without hitting him now and then?

-- Manu Ginobili (hand)/Zach Randolph (knee) are both out 6-8 weeks; in this year's condensed NBA, these injuries are more costly.

-- Temple shot 56% from floor and upset Duke 78-73; very bad news for Georgia Tech, Duke's next opponent in their ACC opener.

-- Georgetown rallied back from down 14 at the half to nip Marquette 73-70; Hoyas have a lot of close wins already this season.

-- West Virginia exploded for 35 second quarter points, as game swung on a 99-yard defensive TD-- Mountaineers waxed Clemson 70-33.

-- Surprised to see the Dodgers had just three sellouts last year and fell short of three million in home attendance in a full season for the first time since 1992. Lot of interesting people are trying to buy them.


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Armadillo: Thursday's List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud.......

13) This is how good San Francisco’s defense/special teams have been this year; 49ers scored 32 offensive TDs this season, 17 of which (53.1%) came on drives of 50 or less yards; if you look at the other 31 NFL teams, they combined to score 1,110 TDs, only 238 of which (21.4%) came on drives of 50 or less yards.

12) By way of contrast, Browns had 20 offensive TDs, two on “short” drives, Indianapolis 2 of 21, the Chargers 3 of 42. Their defense/special teams rarely set them up with easy chances and when they did, they usually failed to capitalize.

11) Patriots had only seven short TD drives out of 57, but five of the seven came in the last three games, against Redskins-Miami-Buffalo, three non-contenders. Interesting to see how they play in the playoffs, against better teams.

10) Ex-Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo is a religious man; he was married at the Vatican in Rome, where the Pope lives, but even the power of prayer couldn’t help the Ram offense. St Louis scored only 10 TDs all season on drives that went longer than 50 yards; next worst were Jacksonville (14) and the Browns (18).

9) So this election in Iowa was decided by 8 votes? I must admit that I’ve never heard of the guy who finished second in Iowa to Mitt Romney. If that makes me a tunnel-visioned idiot who only knows one thing, then guilty as charged. I did Google Rick Santorum though; seems as though he went to Penn State, a school that could use some good things to happen for it these days.

8) Xavier lost at LaSalle, its fifth loss in six games since they had four guys suspended for the fracas at Cincinnati. Odd thing is, Bearcats have not lost since then.

7) During the regular season this year, college kickers made 18-20 field goals in OT; during the bowl games, they’re just 6-10.

6) The football coach at Boise State makes $2M a year? Wow......

5) The last two years, underdogs are 6-2 against the spread on Wild Card weekend; over the last nine years, the #6 seed is 5-4 against the #3 seed in this round, in both conferences, making them 10-8 overall. Without the spread. Interesting fact.....

4) Joe Torre quit his cushy $2M a year job with MLB to join a group that is trying to buy the Dodgers, meaning that if his group is successful, Torre will get an even easier job that pays more than $2M a year.

3) NBA home teams who played the night before are 13-8-1 against the spread; road teams are 10-17.

2) Carolina Panthers finished 5th in NFL in scoring, with a rookie coach, rookie QB and no offseason program to learn the playbook or practice it, which voids the lame excuse that the lack of an offseason program retards the growth of a team’s progress.

1) If you’ve got OCD and like college football, go ahead already and circle next November 3 on your calendar; Alabama visits LSU and Oregon goes to USC that day. Just thought you’d like to know.

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01/05/2012 01:16 PM

Thursday, January 5

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Western Illinois - 7:00 PM ET Oakland -6.5 500
Oakland - Over 139.5 500

Georgia Southern - 7:00 PM ET Elon University -6.5 500
Elon University -

Canisius - 7:00 PM ET St. Peter's -7.5 500
St. Peter's -

Fordham - 7:00 PM ET Fordham +13 500
Massachusetts -

Citadel - 7:00 PM ET Furman -12 500
Furman -

Indiana - Purdue - 7:00 PM ET Indiana - Purdue +0 500
IUPU - Ft. Wayne -

Western Carolina - 7:00 PM ET Chattanooga -4.5 500
Chattanooga - Over 133 500

Louisiana-Monroe - 7:00 PM ET Florida Atlantic -13 500
Florida Atlantic -

Illinois-Chicago - 7:00 PM ET Illinois-Chicago +16 500
Cleveland St. -

Davidson - 7:00 PM ET Over 152.5 500
NC-Greensboro -

Pittsburgh - 7:00 PM ET Pittsburgh -4.5 500
DePaul -

George Mason - 7:00 PM ET George Mason +3.5 500
Old Dominion -

Loyola-Chicago - 7:05 PM ET Loyola-Chicago +7.5 500
Youngstown St. - Under 121 500

Manhattan - 7:30 PM ET Manhattan +4.5 500
Loyola-Maryland -

Charleston - 8:00 PM ET Wofford +2 500
Wofford -

Appalachian St. - 8:00 PM ET Samford +1 500
Samford -

SE Missouri St. - 8:00 PM ET SE Missouri St. -3 500
Tenn-Martin -

Tennessee St. - 8:00 PM ET Tennessee St. +4 500
Tennessee Tech -

Purdue - 8:00 PM ET Under 126 500
Penn St. -

Morehead St. - 8:00 PM ET Morehead St. +1.5 500
Jacksonville St. - Under 117 500

South Florida - 8:00 PM ET Villanova -8 500
Villanova -

Louisiana-Lafayette - 8:00 PM ET Louisiana-Lafayette -2.5 500
Western Kentucky -

North Texas - 8:05 PM ET North Texas +4.5 500
South Alabama - Over 134 500

Denver - 8:05 PM ET Arkansas St. +1 500
Arkansas St. -

North Dakota State - 8:05 PM ET North Dakota State +7 500 MY POD OF THE DAY
Oral Roberts -

Middle Tennessee St. - 8:30 PM ET Middle Tennessee St. -9 500
Troy - Over 144 500

Washington St. - 9:00 PM ET Washington St. -12.5 500
Utah -

Brigham Young - 9:00 PM ET Brigham Young -10 500
Loyola Marymount -

Washington - 9:00 PM ET Colorado +2.5 500 PAC 12 UPSET
Colorado - Under 145 500

Stanford - 9:00 PM ET Stanford +0 500
Oregon -

St. Mary's - 9:00 PM ET St. Mary's -17.5 500
San Diego -

Michigan - 9:00 PM ET Indiana -7.5 500
Indiana -

Pepperdine - 9:00 PM ET Pepperdine +22.5 500
Gonzaga -

South Dakota State - 9:00 PM ET South Dakota State -8 50
Southern Utah -

Weber St. - 9:05 PM ET Weber St. +3 500
Eastern Washington -

Montana St. - 9:05 PM ET Idaho State -3 500
Idaho State -

Fresno St. - 9:05 PM ET Fresno St. +8 500
Utah St. -

UC Riverside - 10:00 PM ET UC Davis +2 500
UC Davis -

California - 10:00 PM ET Oregon St. +1 500
Oregon St. - Over 143.5 500

UC Irvine - 10:00 PM ET Pacific -3 500
Pacific -

Cal St. Fullerton - 10:00 PM ET Over 145 500
UC Santa Barbara -

Northern Arizona - 10:05 PM ET Portland St. -7.5 500
Portland St. -

Cal Poly SLO - 10:05 PM ET Cal Poly SLO +10.5 500
Long Beach St. -

Arizona St. - 10:30 PM ET Southern California -7 500
Southern California - Under 106.5 500

Santa Clara - 11:00 PM ET Santa Clara -2 500
Portland -

Arizona - 11:00 PM ET Arizona +1 500
UCLA -

Nevada - 11:05 PM ET Nevada +1.5 500
Idaho -

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01/05/2012 01:21 PM

Thursday, January 5

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Miami - 8:00 PM ET Atlanta +2 500
Atlanta - Over 188.5 500

Dallas - 8:30 PM ET San Antonio -3 500
San Antonio - Under 192.5 500

Milwaukee - 10:00 PM ET Sacramento +3 500
Sacramento - Under 187 500

L.A. Lakers - 10:30 PM ET Portland -3.5 500
Portland - Over 190.5 500


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Thursday, January 5

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Calgary - 7:00 PM ET Calgary +219 500
Boston - Over 5.5 500

Winnipeg - 7:00 PM ET Winnipeg +122 500
Toronto - Over 5.5 500

Florida - 7:00 PM ET NY Rangers -171 500
NY Rangers - Under 5 500

Chicago - 7:00 PM ET Philadelphia -108 500
Philadelphia - Over 5.5 500

Tampa Bay - 7:30 PM ET Tampa Bay +123 500
Ottawa - Over 5.5 500

Edmonton - 8:00 PM ET St. Louis -200 500
St. Louis - Over 5 500

Dallas - 8:00 PM ET Dallas +127 500
Nashville - Over 5 500

Phoenix - 10:30 PM ET Phoenix +133 500
Los Angeles - Under 5 500

Columbus - 10:30 PM ET San Jose -230 500
San Jose - Over 5.5 500

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