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01/09/2012 06:24 PM

Games to Watch

January 9, 2012

NCAA Men’s Basketball Betting Guide- January 9 The 2011-2012 men’s college basketball season presses on this week with a full slate of quality conference matchups. There have already been a few major upsets and some thrilling finishes as every team in Division I continues their drive to March Madness.
Each game on the schedule from now until the individual conference tournaments at the end of the season becomes another opportunity for the top teams in the country to build a resume that automatically punches their ticket to the big dance.

The following is a brief look at the top matchups for each day this week along with a few facts and figures to help handicap the games.

Monday, Jan. 9 - West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 8 Connecticut Huskies

West Virginia comes into this game riding high after a 74-62 victory over No. 9 Georgetown as a two-point home favorite this past Saturday. The win raised its overall record to 12-4 straight up and a healthy 9-4 against the spread. The total has gone ‘over’ in nine of the 13 games with a posted line.

Connecticut has lost its last two games as a road favorite including a stunning 67-60 loss to Rutgers on Saturday as a six-point favorite. It is 12-3 SU on the year but a costly 4-7 ATS. The Huskies will be glad to be back home for this one where they are 9-0 SU (3-2 ATS) this year. They have been opened as 4 ½-point favorites for this game.

Tuesday, Jan. 10 - No. 4 Baylor Bears vs. No. 23 Kansas State Wildcats

Baylor moved to a perfect 15-0 SU with Saturday’s 73-60 victory over Texas Tech as a 14-point road favorite, but it has failed to cover in its last four games to fall to 4-4 ATS. The Bears are shooting 48.4 percent from the field and averaging 76.2 points a game.

Kansas State bounced back from last week’s 67-49 loss to then-No. 15 Kansas as a 10-point road underdog with a solid 75-59 pasting of No. 6 Missouri this past Saturday as a one-point home underdog. The Wildcats should once again open as slight underdogs but they have beaten the Bears three straight times both SU and ATS.

Wednesday, Jan. 11 - No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats vs. Auburn Tigers

Kentucky improved its overall record to 15-1 SU with a 79-64 win over South Carolina on Saturday, but failed to cover as a 21-point home favorite. The Wildcats have now failed to cover the spread in their last 12 games and are a woeful 3-11-1 ATS on the year. The total has stayed ‘under’ in nine of the 15 games.

Auburn was crushed by Vanderbilt 65-35 this past Saturday as a 16-point road underdog. The loss dropped the Tigers to 10-5 SU and 2-6 ATS. They are 2-4 SU in their last six games overall, but a perfect 9-0 SU at home this season. Auburn is averaging 66.2 points a game while the Wildcats are averaging 80.9.

Thursday, Jan. 12- No. 21 Virginia Cavaliers vs. No. 5 Duke Blue Devils

Virginia has been one of the early surprises in the ACC with 14 wins in its first 15 games. The Cavaliers failed to cover as 7 ½-point home favorites on Saturday in a 52-51 squeaker over Miami (FLA) but is still a profitable 7-3 ATS. The win over the Hurricanes extended their current SU winning streak to 12 games.

Duke quickly erased the memory of a shocking 78-73 road loss to Temple last Wednesday as a 7 ½-point favorite with an 81-74 victory over Georgia Tech this past Saturday as an 11 ½-point home favorite. The Blue Devils are 13-2 SU overall and 7-0 SU at home. They are 6-9 ATS overall and 4-3 ATS at home.

Friday, January 13- Creighton Bluejays vs. Illinois State Redbirds

Creighton’s 92-83 win over Bradley on Saturday as an 11-point road favorite boosted its overall record this season to 13-2 SU. It is 8-3 ATS overall and 4-2 ATS on the road. The Bluejays are ranked seventh in the nation in scoring with 83.2 points a game and first in shooting with a field goal percentage of 51.3.

Illinois State is 3-1 SU in the Missouri Valley Conference and 11-4 SU overall. They Redbirds face Wichita State this Tuesday and are coming off a 75-73 victory over Evansville this past Saturday, but failed to cover as 7 ½-point home favorites to fall to 6-5 ATS overall and 2-3 ATS at home. They are averaging 69.3 points a game and shooting 44.7 percent from the floor.

Saturday, Jan. 14- Providence Friars vs. No. 1 Syracuse Orange

Providence is 11-6 SU overall (5-6 ATS) but has lost its first four games in the Big East including an 87-73 loss to Syracuse last Wednesday as a 13 ½-point home underdog. The Friars tackle No. 11 Louisville this Tuesday and Saturday’s rematch against the Orange will be their fourth game in their last five against a ranked opponent.

Syracuse continues to hold the top spot in the polls behind a perfect 17-0 SU start. This past Saturday, it knocked-off No. 20 Marquette 73-66 as an 11 ½-point home favorite to run its record in the conference to 4-0 SU. The Orange are 11-5 ATS overall and 7-4 ATS at home. They are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games.

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01/09/2012 06:26 PM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
The Sooners look to build on their 4-0 ATS record in their last 4 Monday games. Oklahoma is the pick (+2 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Sooners favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma (+2 1/2). Here are all of today's picks.

MONDAY, JANUARY 9

Game 741-742: West Virginia at Connecticut (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: West Virginia 65.068; Connecticut 73.059
Dunkel Line: Connecticut by 8; 134
Vegas Line: Connecticut by 4 1/2; 138 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Connecticut (-4 1/2); Under

Game 743-744: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma 65.738; Oklahoma State 65.121
Dunkel Line: Oklahoma by 1; 140
Vegas Line: Oklahoma State by 2 1/2; 130 1/2
Dunkel Pick Oklahoma (+2 1/2); Over

Game 745-746: Florida Atlantic at Arkansas State (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida Atlantic 52.641; Arkansas State 50.170
Dunkel Line: Florida Atlantic by 2 1/2; 123
Vegas Line: Pick; 118 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Florida Atlantic; Over

Game 747-748: Cincinnati at Georgetown (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati 65.171; Georgetown 74.218
Dunkel Line: Georgetown by 9; 119
Vegas Line: Georgetown by 6 1/2; 124 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Georgetown (-6 1/2); Under

Game 749-750: San Francisco at St. Mary's (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco 52.038; St. Mary's 73.282
Dunkel Line: St. Mary's by 21; 140
Vegas Line: St. Mary's by 17; 144 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Mary's (-17); Under

Game 751-752: Idaho State at Wyoming (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Idaho State 45.784; Wyoming 62.484
Dunkel Line: Wyoming by 16 1/2; 122
Vegas Line: Wyoming by 18; 118
Dunkel Pick: Idaho State (+18); Over




NCAAB
Long Sheet

Monday, January 9

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W VIRGINIA (12 - 4) at CONNECTICUT (12 - 3) - 1/9/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CONNECTICUT is 6-16 ATS (-11.6 Units) off a loss against a conference rival over the last 3 seasons.
CONNECTICUT is 3-12 ATS (-10.2 Units) in home games after scoring 60 points or less since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
CONNECTICUT is 1-1 against the spread versus W VIRGINIA over the last 3 seasons
CONNECTICUT is 1-1 straight up against W VIRGINIA over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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OKLAHOMA (10 - 4) at OKLAHOMA ST (8 - 7) - 1/9/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OKLAHOMA ST is 22-11 ATS (+9.9 Units) as a favorite over the last 3 seasons.
OKLAHOMA ST is 39-59 ATS (-25.9 Units) in January games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
OKLAHOMA is 3-2 against the spread versus OKLAHOMA ST over the last 3 seasons
OKLAHOMA ST is 3-2 straight up against OKLAHOMA 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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FLA ATLANTIC (5 - 11) at ARKANSAS ST (8 - 9) - 1/9/2012, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
FLA ATLANTIC is 3-13 ATS (-11.3 Units) versus poor offensive teams - scoring <=64 points/game since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
FLA ATLANTIC is 1-0 against the spread versus ARKANSAS ST over the last 3 seasons
FLA ATLANTIC is 2-0 straight up against ARKANSAS ST over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CINCINNATI (12 - 4) at GEORGETOWN (13 - 2) - 1/9/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CINCINNATI is 7-17 ATS (-11.7 Units) when the total is 120 to 129.5 over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 78-108 ATS (-40.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 25-49 ATS (-28.9 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games since 1997.
GEORGETOWN is 7-16 ATS (-10.6 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
GEORGETOWN is 6-16 ATS (-11.6 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
GEORGETOWN is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) off a loss against a conference rival over the last 2 seasons.

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

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SAN FRANCISCO (10 - 7) at ST MARYS-CA (14 - 2) - 1/9/2012, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ST MARYS-CA is 35-22 ATS (+10.8 Units) as a favorite over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST MARYS-CA is 2-1 against the spread versus SAN FRANCISCO over the last 3 seasons
ST MARYS-CA is 4-0 straight up against SAN FRANCISCO 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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IDAHO ST (3 - 12) at WYOMING (13 - 2) - 1/9/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
IDAHO ST is 115-159 ATS (-59.9 Units) in all games since 1997.
IDAHO ST is 115-159 ATS (-59.9 Units) in all lined games since 1997.
IDAHO ST is 34-54 ATS (-25.4 Units) in January games since 1997.
IDAHO ST is 33-58 ATS (-30.8 Units) when playing with one or less days rest since 1997.
IDAHO ST is 67-101 ATS (-44.1 Units) after a conference game since 1997.
IDAHO ST is 0-7 ATS (-7.7 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 2 seasons.
WYOMING is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
WYOMING is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) in all home games over the last 2 seasons.
WYOMING is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) in home lined games over the last 2 seasons.
WYOMING is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) in home games after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
WYOMING is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) in home games in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
WYOMING is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in home games versus poor offensive teams - scoring <=64 points/game over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
WYOMING is 1-0 against the spread versus IDAHO ST over the last 3 seasons
WYOMING is 1-0 straight up against IDAHO ST over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NCAAB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, January 9

Home side won four of last five UConn-West Virginia games, with dogs covering three of last four; Huskies lost last two games, scoring 61.5 ppg vs Seton Hall/Rutgers, two teams they've dominated in past. UConn's only road win in three tries was 60-57 (-6) at USF. West Virginia is 3-1 in Big East, with all four games decided by 12+ points; they've played #26 schedule this year, despite having only three players back from LY;they're 9-2 vs top 100 teams. Big East home favorites are 6-10-1.

Oklahoma lost three of last four games after 9-1 start; they've started out 0-2 in Big X, losing by 38-11 points. Sooners lost four of last six games vs Oklahoma State, with two losses in Big X tourney; they lost last two visits to Stillwater by 21-6 points. State lost five of last seven games; they're 1-7 vs top 100 teams, with only win vs Missouri State. Big 12 home favorites are 2-4 vs spread; underdogs are 3-1 vs spread if spread is less than five points.

Home side won last six Florida Atlantic-Arkansas State games, as Owls lost last three visits to Jonesboro, by 7-2-2 points. FAU lost six of last seven games, with last three losses to teams ranked 217-187-214- they lost last six road games, with four losses by 12+ points. Sun Belt home teams are 6-4 vs spread when number is 4 or less points. ASU is 2-4 in last six games vs D-I opponents, with two wins by combined total of 5 points- they turn ball over 24.4% of time, very poor (#316).

Cincinnati won four of last five games vs Georgetown, taking two of last three played here; Bearcats had 7-game win streak snapped by St John's Saturday- they're 3-1 on road, with only loss to crosstown rival Xavier. Hoyas had 10-game win streak snapped at West Va Saturday; surprising that they've played #51 schedule in country. Big East home favorites of 6 or less points are 2-4 vs spread. Both teams are holding opponents to under 30% from the arc this season.

San Francisco lost its last 11 games vs St Mary's, losing last eight visits to Moraga by 24-4-18-9-25-21-16-14 points; Dons lost four of their last five games overall, allowing 78.3 ppg in dropping first three conference games. St Mary's won its first three WCC tilts by 16-29-6 points; they are 10-0 at home, with 16 points the closest game. USF isn't very good on defense (teams shoot 38.2% from arc. 50.3% inside it against them); they're 0-3 vs top 100 teams, losing by 8-3-25 points.

Third game in five nights for 3-12 Idaho State squad that lost seven of its last eight games, getting waxed by 24 at home by Montana on Saturday; Bengals lost 80-56 (+8.5) at home to Wyoming Dec 22, shooting 31.4% from floor, while Cowboy starters shot 61%. 13-2 Wyoming has played #337 schedule up to now; they're building confidence by stockpiling lot of wins vs bad team- they start conference play Saturday. Big Sky road underdogs of 13+ points are 13-6. Mountain West home favorites of 15+ points are 7-5.




NCAAB

Monday, January 9

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
WEST VIRGINIA vs. CONNECTICUT
West Virginia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
West Virginia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Connecticut is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Connecticut is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games

7:00 PM
OKLAHOMA vs. OKLAHOMA STATE
Oklahoma is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Oklahoma is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Oklahoma State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

7:00 PM
HAMPTON vs. JAMES MADISON
No trends available
James Madison is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
James Madison is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

8:05 PM
FLORIDA ATLANTIC vs. ARKANSAS STATE
Florida Atlantic is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida Atlantic's last 8 games on the road
Arkansas State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Arkansas State is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games at home

9:00 PM
CINCINNATI vs. GEORGETOWN
Cincinnati is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Cincinnati's last 21 games on the road
Georgetown is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

9:00 PM
TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN vs. AIR FORCE
No trends available
Air Force is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Air Force is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home

9:00 PM
IDAHO STATE vs. WYOMING
Idaho State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Idaho State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Wyoming is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Wyoming is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

10:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO vs. ST. MARY'S
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Mary's
St. Mary's is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Mary's last 6 games


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NCAAB

Monday, January 9

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College funds: Monday's best NCAAB bets
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Cincinnati Bearcats at Georgetown Hoyas (-6.5, 124.5)

Georgetown had been playing with fire since the beginning of Big East play. On Saturday, the Hoyas finally got burned.

After escaping with narrow victories over Louisville, Providence and Marquette in its first three conference contests, Georgetown let one slip away at West Virginia, failing to mount a second-half comeback and falling 74-62.

Cincinnati worked its way through the suspensions of Yancy Gates and Cheikh Mbodj and has been successful with a four-guard offense.

The Bearcats switched to the four-guard lineup with Gates and Mbodj out and have kept the look since their return, bringing the duo off the bench to blend them into the rotation.

The problem against the Red Storm was shooting, as Cincinnati hit 20 of 76 (26 percent) from the field, including 7 of 32 from beyond the arc. Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points but was just 4 of 15 from beyond the arc.

However, the Bearcats rank 200th in the nation in field-goal percentage, shooting 42.9 percent and that won't get it done against Georgetown.

Pick: Hoyas


West Virginia Mountaineers at UConn Huskies (-4.5, 138)

Jim Calhoun’s return apparently was not what No. 8 Connecticut needed to snap out of its funk.

The Hall of Fame coach returned from his three-game suspension for failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance and oversaw a second straight Huskies loss to an unranked team, this time barely-above .500 Rutgers.

The good news for UConn fans is the last time the team lost back-to-back games, it ended up winning 11 in a row en route to the national championship. The Huskies try to start another winning streak Monday when they host West Virginia.

Truck Bryant and Kevin Jones lead a WVU roster with eight freshmen and have been doing the bulk of the scoring. Jones and Bryant combine to average 37.6 points and each averages over 36 minutes per game, by far the most on the team.

That duo should give UConn all it can handle.

Pick: Mountaineers


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01/09/2012 06:27 PM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, January 9

Hot Teams
-- Minnesota is 5-0 against spread as an underdog.
-- Philly won/covered their last four games. Pacers won three of their last four games.
-- Hawks covered four of their last five games.
-- Chicago won six of its last seven games (5-2 vs spread).
-- Denver won all four of its home games (3-0-1 vs spread).

Cold Teams
-- Toronto lost five of its last seven games.
-- Nets lost seven of their last eight games (2-6 vs spread).
-- New York is 1-2 at home (0-3 vs spread). Bobcats lost six of last seven games, but win was against Knicks.
-- Detroit lost its last three games, by 16-23-23 points.
-- Hornets lost their last six games (1-5 vs spread).

Totals
-- Five of last six Minnesota games stayed under total.
-- Three of last four Indiana road games went over total.
-- All five Atlanta road games stayed under total.
-- Six of eight Charlotte games went over the total.
-- Last four Detroit games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last six Denver games stayed under the total.

Wear and Tear
-- Wolves: 6th game/9 nites. Raptors: 6th game/9 nites/
-- Pacers: 3rd game/4 nites. 76ers: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Hawks: 10th game/14 nites. Nets: 6th game/9 nites.
-- Bobcats: 4th game/6 nites. Knicks: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Pistons: 4th game/6 nites. Bulls: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Hornets: 6th game/9 nites. Nuggets: 7th game/10 nites.




NBA

Monday, January 9

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
MINNESOTA vs. TORONTO
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Minnesota is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

7:00 PM
INDIANA vs. PHILADELPHIA
Indiana is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 12 games when playing Indiana
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Indiana

7:30 PM
ATLANTA vs. NEW JERSEY
Atlanta is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Atlanta's last 24 games
New Jersey is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
New Jersey is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games

7:30 PM
CHARLOTTE vs. NEW YORK
Charlotte is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games on the road
New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Charlotte
New York is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Charlotte

8:00 PM
DETROIT vs. CHICAGO
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
Detroit is 2-14-1 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

9:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS vs. DENVER
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Denver
New Orleans is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Denver
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games when playing at home against New Orleans


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NBA

Monday, January 9

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Pick 'n' roll: Monday's best NBA bets
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Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers (-4.5, 183.5)

Two of the bigger surprises in the Eastern Conference over the first two weeks have been the Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers.

After barely scraping into the playoffs last season as the bottom two seeds, the 76ers and Pacers were expected to make small strides this season, maybe moving up a spot or two.

So far, it looks like those expectations need to be adjusted. Philadelphia leads the NBA in scoring defense, surrendering 85.6 points, while also averaging 100.9 points on offense.

After allowing more than 100 points in two of its first three games - both losses - Philadelphia has locked down on the defensive end. The highlight performance came Saturday, when the 76ers crushed the Toronto Raptors 97-62. Philadelphia held Toronto to 32 percent shooting and forced 17 turnovers.

Coach Doug Collins was able to give his players plenty of rest with the large lead, keeping them healthy for this week, when the Indiana game kicks off a stretch of three games in as many days.

They'll want to start this stretch off on the right foot.

Pick: 76ers


New Orleans Hornets at Denver Nuggets (-13.5, 191.5)

The New Orleans Hornets started out just fine with life after Chris Paul. They are slowly finding out that life without Paul’s main replacement, Eric Gordon, is no picnic.

The Hornets have dropped six straight (1-5 ATS) since winning their first two games of the season as Gordon has watched most of it from the bench with a knee injury. Fortunately, things are a little busy in New Orleans right now with the Saints in the playoffs and Monday’s BCS National Championship game taking the focus off the struggling Hornets for the moment.

New Orleans fell at home to Denver 96-88 on Friday and followed that up with a loss at Dallas on Saturday. The Hornets are averaging 85 points during their six-game losing streak and have not been able to match Gordon’s production with Marco Belinelli at the starting shooting guard spot. New Orleans coach Monty Williams has gone to a bigger lineup, starting both Emeka Okafor and Chris Kaman, and is giving more minutes to Al-Farouq Aminu in an effort to get more production up front.

So far at least, it isn't working.

Pick: Under

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01/09/2012 06:29 PM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, January 9

Hot teams
-- Canucks won five of their last seven games.
-- Washington won four of its last five games.

Cold teams
-- Florida lost six of it last eight games.
-- Kings scored two of last three games, scoring two goals.

Totals
-- Over is 4-1-1 in Vancouver's last six road games.
-- Last four Washington road games went over the total.

Series records
-- Florida lost 2-1 at Vancouver in LY's meeting.
-- Kings won 4-1 at Washington in LY's meeting.

Back-to-Back
-- None.




NHL

Monday, January 9

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Trend Report
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7:30 PM
VANCOUVER vs. FLORIDA
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
Vancouver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Florida
Florida is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing at home against Vancouver

10:30 PM
WASHINGTON vs. LOS ANGELES
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Los Angeles's last 14 games at home
Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home


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NHL

Monday, January 9

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Ice picks: Monday's best NHL bets
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Vancouver Canucks at Florida Panthers (130, 5.5)

The Vancouver Canucks exacted a bit of revenge by besting the Boston Bruins in a chippy rematch of last summer's Stanley Cup Finals.

While Saturday's 4-3 triumph will not erase the team's seven-game loss to the Bruins in June, it did help ease some old wounds.

"Last year is done, (but) the memories and bad blood carried over," Vancouver goaltender Cory Schneider said. "But in the scheme of things ... it's a big statement win for our team. It's a bit of a statement to the rest of the league that we're back where we were last year."

Vancouver benefited from superior special teams play to subdue Boston. The Canucks' top-ranked power play accounted for all four of the team's goals, while they also denied the Bruins on all seven of their opportunities with the man advantage.

The Panthers could be in for a long night.

Pick: Canucks


Washington Capitals at Los Angeles Kings (N/A)

By all accounts, Jonathan Quick is having a fine season. The 25-year-old Connecticut native boasts an 18-11-6 mark with a league-best six shutouts - numbers which deserve a tip of the cap. Now, let's consider one interesting statistic: The Kings have mustered just 21 goals in his 17 losses this season.

Needless to say, Quick's record would be that much better if his team gave him just a bit more support. Quick hopes his teammates will oblige on Monday when Los Angeles hosts Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.

"We have to find a way to score goals. That has kind of been the problem for us all year," Kings captain Dustin Brown said after the team dropped a 1-0 decision to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. "The answer wouldn't be talking about it; we have to figure out a way to get a goal."

The Capitals could be looking for offense too with Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green expected to sit out.

Pick: Under


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01/09/2012 06:31 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Charlotte at New York
The Bobcats look to take advantage of a New York team that is 0-6 ATS in its last 6 home games. Charlotte is the pick (+11) according to Dunkel, which has the Knicks favored by only 8 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Charlotte (+11). Here are all of today's picks

MONDAY, JANUARY 9

Game 701-702: Minnesota at Toronto (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 113.220; Toronto 120.032
Dunkel Line & Total: Toronto by 7; 191
Vegas Line & Total: Toronto by 3 1/2; 187 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (-3 1/2); Over

Game 703-704: Indiana at Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Indiana 117.811; Philadelphia 119.925
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 2; 181
Vegas Line & Total: Philadelphia by 5; 184
Dunkel Pick: Indiana (+5); Under

Game 705-706: Atlanta at New Jersey (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta 123.167; New Jersey 113.417
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 9 1/2; 185
Vegas Line & Total: Atlanta by 5 1/2; 179
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-5 1/2); Over

Game 707-708: Charlotte at New York (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Charlotte 109.615; New York 117.988
Dunkel Line & Total: New York by 8 1/2; 198
Vegas Line & Total: New York by 11; 203 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Charlotte (+11); Under

Game 709-710: Detroit at Chicago (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 109.851; Chicago 127.670
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 18; 172
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago by 13 1/2; 176
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (-13 1/2); Under

Game 711-712: New Orleans at Denver (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Orleans 112.171; Denver 123.842
Dunkel Line & Total: Denver by 11 1/2; 199
Vegas Line & Total: Denver by 13; 191 1/2
Dunkel Pick: New Orleans (+13); Over


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NHL
Dunkel

Vancouver at Florida
The Canucks look to build on their 7-1 record in their last 8 games against Eastern Conference opponents. Vancouver is the pick (-145) according to Dunkel, which has the Canucks favored by 2. Dunkel Pick: Vancouver (-145). Here are all of today's picks.

MONDAY, JANUARY 9

Game 1-2: Vancouver at Florida (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Vancouver 12.243; Florida 10.458
Dunkel Line & Total: Vancouver by 2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Vancouver (-145); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Vancouver (-145); Over

Game 3-4: Washington at Los Angeles (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 12.525; Los Angeles 11.436
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A




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Long Sheet

Monday, January 9

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VANCOUVER (26-13-0-3, 55 pts.) at FLORIDA (20-13-0-8, 48 pts.) - 1/9/2012, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VANCOUVER is 134-97 ATS (+232.5 Units) in road games after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.
VANCOUVER is 177-156 ATS (+340.8 Units) in road games second half of the season since 1996.
FLORIDA is 130-149 ATS (+298.3 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 since 1996.
FLORIDA is 14-35 ATS (+51.0 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
FLORIDA is 38-63 ATS (-40.4 Units) in home games when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.
FLORIDA is 50-77 ATS (-43.9 Units) in home games in non-conference games since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
VANCOUVER is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against the spread versus FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
VANCOUVER is 2-0-0 straight up against FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.2 Units)

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WASHINGTON (21-16-0-2, 44 pts.) at LOS ANGELES (20-15-0-7, 47 pts.) - 1/9/2012, 10:30 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
LOS ANGELES is 2-0 (+2.3 Units) against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
LOS ANGELES is 2-0-0 straight up against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.0 Units)

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24882 Followers:33
01/09/2012 06:31 PM

NBA
Long Sheet

Monday, January 9

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MINNESOTA (3 - 5) at TORONTO (3 - 5) - 1/9/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MINNESOTA is 37-62 ATS (-31.2 Units) in a road game where where the total is between 185 and 189.5 points since 1996.
MINNESOTA is 9-24 ATS (-17.4 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 5-15 ATS (-11.5 Units) against Northwest division opponents over the last 3 seasons.

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

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INDIANA (6 - 2) at PHILADELPHIA (5 - 2) - 1/9/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PHILADELPHIA is 55-38 ATS (+13.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 65-95 ATS (-39.5 Units) as a home favorite of 3.5 to 6 points since 1996.

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

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ATLANTA (6 - 3) at NEW JERSEY (2 - 7) - 1/9/2012, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ATLANTA is 83-112 ATS (-40.2 Units) versus poor offensive teams - scoring <=91 points/game since 1996.
NEW JERSEY is 73-99 ATS (-35.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 67-87 ATS (-28.7 Units) as an underdog over the last 3 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 38-59 ATS (-26.9 Units) as a home underdog of 3.5 to 6 points since 1996.
NEW JERSEY is 14-25 ATS (-13.5 Units) after a loss by 10 points or more over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 6-3 against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
ATLANTA is 7-2 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CHARLOTTE (2 - 6) at NEW YORK (4 - 4) - 1/9/2012, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHARLOTTE is 69-43 ATS (+21.7 Units) after scoring 85 points or less since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHARLOTTE is 5-3 against the spread versus NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
NEW YORK is 4-4 straight up against CHARLOTTE 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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DETROIT (2 - 6) at CHICAGO (7 - 2) - 1/9/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 61-45 ATS (+11.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) off a upset loss as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO is 19-6 ATS (+12.4 Units) after playing 3 consecutive road games over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO is 6-2 against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO is 9-0 straight up against DETROIT 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 ORLEANS (2 - 6) at DENVER (6 - 3) - 1/9/2012, 9:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW ORLEANS is 74-103 ATS (-39.3 Units) after a division game since 1996.
NEW ORLEANS is 114-158 ATS (-59.8 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game since 1996.
DENVER is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) in all games this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
NEW ORLEANS is 5-3 against the spread versus DENVER over the last 3 seasons
DENVER is 5-3 straight up against NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
6 of 8 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:
cnotes Posts:24882 Followers:33
01/09/2012 06:34 PM

NHL
Short Sheet

Monday, January 9

VANCOUVER at FLORIDA, 7:30 PM ET
VANCOUVER: 46-29 SU in road games
FLORIDA: 11-28 SU as a home underdog of +100 to +200

WASHINGTON at LOS ANGELES, 10:30 PM ET
WASHINGTON: N/A
LOS ANGELES: N/A

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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NBA
Short Sheet

Monday, January 9

MINNESOTA at TORONTO, 7:05 PM ET
MINNESOTA: 26-13 OVER in road games after playing a road game
TORONTO: 40-19 OVER after scoring 35 points or less in the first half last game

INDIANA at PHILADELPHIA, 7:05 PM ET
INDIANA: 8-18 ATS off a home win
PHILADELPHIA: 13-4 ATS off a home win by 10 points or more

ATLANTA at NEW JERSEY, 7:35 PM ET
ATLANTA: 61-42 UNDER in all games
NEW JERSEY: 2-12 ATS off a home loss by 10 points or more

CHARLOTTE at NEW YORK, 7:35 PM ET
CHARLOTTE: 107-74 OVER when playing 6 or more games in 10 days
NEW YORK: 24-12 OVER as a home favorite

DETROIT at CHICAGO, 8:05 PM ET
DETROIT: 33-19 UNDER in home games
CHICAGO: 14-4 ATS off a upset loss as a favorite

NEW ORLEANS at DENVER, 9:05 PM ET
NEW ORLEANS: 74-103 ATS after a division game
DENVER: 8-0 ATS when the total is between 190 and 199.5 points

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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NCAAB
Short Sheet

Monday's Top College Basketball Trends

OKLAHOMA is 0-8 ATS in road games off back to back losses (vs Oklahoma St)

WYOMING is 14-4 ATS in all home games (vs Idaho St)

ST MARYS-CA is 3-15 ATS in home games off a road win against a conference rival (vs San Francisco)

IDAHO ST is 0-11 ATS when the total is 129.5 or less (vs Wyoming)

ARKANSAS ST is 18-5 ATS after having won 2 of their last 3 games (vs FLA Atlantic)

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24882 Followers:33
01/09/2012 06:40 PM

NBA

Monday, January 9

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Minnesota - 7:00 PM ET Minnesota +3.5 500
Toronto - Under 187.5 500

Indiana - 7:00 PM ET Philadelphia -4.5 500
Philadelphia - Over 183.5 500

Atlanta - 7:30 PM ET Atlanta -5 500
New Jersey - Over 178.5 500

Charlotte - 7:30 PM ET New York -11 500
New York - Under 203.5 500

Detroit - 8:00 PM ET Detroit +13.5 500
Chicago - Under 175.5 500

New Orleans - 9:00 PM ET Denver -13 500
Denver - Over 191.5 500


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NHL

Monday, January 9

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Vancouver - 7:30 PM ET Vancouver -144 500
Florida - Over 5.5 500

Washington - 10:30 PM ET Los Angeles -125 500
Los Angeles - Over 5 500
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NCAAB

Monday, January 9

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Oklahoma - 7:00 PM ET Oklahoma St. -2.5 500
Oklahoma St. - Under 130.5 500

West Virginia - 7:00 PM ET West Virginia +5 500
Connecticut - Over 138 500

Florida Atlantic - 8:05 PM ET Arkansas St. +1 500
Arkansas St. - Under 118 500

Cincinnati - 9:00 PM ET Georgetown -6.5 500
Georgetown - Under 125 500

Idaho State - 9:00 PM ET Wyoming -18 500
Wyoming - Over 118 500

San Francisco - 10:00 PM ET San Francisco +17 500
St. Mary's - Over 144.5 500

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