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01/15/2012 10:12 AM

NBA

Sunday, January 15

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Trend Report
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6:00 PM
GOLDEN STATE vs. DETROIT
Golden State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
Golden State is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Golden State
Detroit is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Golden State

8:00 PM
UTAH vs. DENVER
Utah is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah's last 8 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver's last 8 games when playing at home against Utah
Denver is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Utah

9:00 PM
PHOENIX vs. SAN ANTONIO
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 6 games at home
San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/15/2012 10:13 AM

NBA

Sunday, January 15

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Pick 'n' roll: Sunday's best NBA bets
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Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets (-10, 203.5)

The Nuggets may not have any superstars after dealing Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks last season, but they are a team more than ever. Denver is 8-4 after hammering the Heat on Friday night. With the win, George Karl's squad improved its home record to 6-1 (5-2 ATS).

“We have a group of unselfish players,” said guard Arron Afflalo. “That alone will allow you to have some type of camaraderie. The group that had been here was here for about four or five years. From that standpoint, there was an awareness of who you were on the court with. But from a selfish mentality to the willingness to grow and learn together, this group is very good.”

The Jazz, meanwhile, had won five in row prior to an overtime home loss to the Lakers on Wednesday.

It must be noted, though, that Utah is a different team at home than it is on the road. At home the Jazz are 5-1 overall and 4-2 ATS. On the road they are just 1-3 overall and 1-3 ATS.

Pick: Nuggets


Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs

Normally the San Antonio Spurs don't have an advantage injury-wise over opponents, with Manu Ginobili out until at least February due to a hand injury. This time, though, the Phoenix Suns will likely be in even worse shape on Sunday.

Both Steve Nash and Grant Hill missed Friday night's home loss to the Nets with quadriceps injuries. Nash has a contusion and Hill is dealing with a tendon strain. By the sound of things, the Suns are not going to risk bringing them back too early.

"They're kind of beat up," head coach Alvin Gentry admitted. "If it was a playoff game, yeah, (they would play). But to risk it, when we're about to go on a trip and play five games, I don't know if it makes sense. I don't know if it's worth doing. They are really hurt. To stick them out there and have something worse happen would be disastrous."

If Nash and Hill cannot go on Sunday, they will again be replaced by Ronnie Price and Shannon Brown, respectively. This is not a recipe that can be expected to end a three-game slide. Phoenix is coming off losses to the Lakers, Cavs, and Nets, and the team failed to cover the spread in all three.

Pick: Spurs


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01/15/2012 10:15 AM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Duke at Clemson
The Tigers look to take advantage of a Duke team that is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 road games. Clemson is the pick (+7 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Blue Devils favored by only 4 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Clemson (+7 1/2). Here are all of today's early picks.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15

Game 841-842: Indiana at Ohio State (12:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Indiana 69.385; Ohio State 84.344
Dunkel Line: Ohio State by 15; 146
Vegas Line: Ohio State by 12 1/2; 142 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Ohio State (-12 1/2); Over

Game 843-844: Georgetown at St. John's (12:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Georgetown 66.577; St. John's 64.129
Dunkel Line: Georgetown by 2 1/2; 125
Vegas Line: Georgetown by 6; 130 1/2
Dunkel Pick St. John's (+6); Under

Game 845-846: Northern Iowa at Bradley (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Northern Iowa 61.876; Bradley 51.702
Dunkel Line: Northern Iowa by 10; 133
Vegas Line: Northern Iowa by 9; 137
Dunkel Pick: Northern Iowa (-9); Under

Game 847-848: Youngstown State at Butler (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Youngstown State 52.544; Butler 58.689
Dunkel Line: Butler by 6; 132
Vegas Line: Butler by 8; 129
Dunkel Pick: Youngstown State (+8); Over

Game 849-850: Cleveland State at Valparaiso (2:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland State 58.644; Valparaiso 56.302
Dunkel Line: Cleveland State by 2 1/2; 139
Vegas Line: Pick; 136 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland State; Over

Game 851-852: Evansville at Missouri State (3:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Evansville 55.345; Missouri State 66.735
Dunkel Line: Missouri State by 11 1/2; 134
Vegas Line: Missouri State by 10; 139 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Missouri State (-10); Under

Game 853-854: Western Kentucky at Denver (3:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Western Kentucky 45.714; Denver 63.788
Dunkel Line: Denver by 18; 120
Vegas Line: Denver by 15 1/2; 124 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Denver (-15 1/2); Under

Game 855-856: Georgia Tech at Maryland (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Georgia Tech 59.322; Maryland 60.041
Dunkel Line: Maryland by 1; 137
Vegas Line: Maryland by 2; 134 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Georgia Tech (+2); Over

Game 857-858: Minnesota at Penn State (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 63.622; Penn State 60.504
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 3; 122
Vegas Line: Minnesota by 1; 126 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-1); Under

Game 859-860: Duke at Clemson (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Duke 70.304; Clemson 65.849
Dunkel Line: Duke by 4 1/2; 142
Vegas Line: Duke by 7 1/2; 134 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Clemson (+7 1/2); Over

Game 861-862: Nebraska at Wisconsin (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Nebraska 56.479; Wisconsin 70.690
Dunkel Line: Wisconsin by 14; 109
Vegas Line: Wisconsin by 16; 104
Dunkel Pick: Nebraska (+16; Over

Game 863-864: Washington State at Washington (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington State 55.771; Washington 65.904
Dunkel Line: Washington by 10; 147
Vegas Line: Washington by 8; 152 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-8); Under

Game 865-866: Southern Illinois at Creighton (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Southern Illinois 52.507; Creighton 70.977
Dunkel Line: Creighton by 18 1/2; 148
Vegas Line: Creighton by 15 1/2; 151
Dunkel Pick: Creighton (-15 1/2); Under

Game 867-868: Wichita State at Indiana State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wichita State 65.513; Indiana State 61.234
Dunkel Line: Wichita State by 4 1/2; 135
Vegas Line: Wichita State 8; 130 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Indiana State (+8); Over

Game 869-870: Illinois State at Drake (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Illinois State 59.836; Drake 58.689
Dunkel Line: Illinois State by 1; 140
Vegas Line: Drake by 1 1/2; 136 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Illinois State (+1 1/2); Over

Game 871-872: UCLA at USC (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UCLA 65.039: USC 60.545
Dunkel Line: UCLA by 4 1/2; 105
Vegas Line: UCLA by 1 1/2; 109
Dunkel Pick: UCLA (-1 1/2); Under

Game 873-874: Marist at Niagara (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Marist 43.897; Niagara 53.835
Dunkel Line: Niagara by 10; 151
Vegas Line: Niagara by 7 1/2; 153 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Niagara (-7 1/2); Under

Game 875-876: St. Peter's at Canisius (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Peter's 46.381; Canisius 46.562
Dunkel Line: Even; 130
Vegas Line: Canisius by 2 1/2; 127 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Peter's (+2 1/2); Over

Game 877-878: Loyola-MD at Iona (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Loyola-MD 52.885; Iona 67.225
Dunkel Line: Iona by 14 1/2; 148
Vegas Line: Iona by 12; 153 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Iona (-12); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/15/2012 10:17 AM

NHL
Long Sheet

Sunday, January 15

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PITTSBURGH (22-17-0-4, 48 pts.) at TAMPA BAY (17-22-0-4, 38 pts.) - 1/15/2012, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TAMPA BAY is 42-34 ATS (+79.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 21-13 ATS (+7.4 Units) in road games revenging a loss versus opponent over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 38-15 ATS (+12.5 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TAMPA BAY is 9-7 (+3.2 Units) against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
TAMPA BAY is 9-7-0 straight up against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
8 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.3 Units)

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CAROLINA (15-23-0-7, 37 pts.) at WASHINGTON (23-17-0-2, 48 pts.) - 1/15/2012, 5:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 10-4 (+2.4 Units) against the spread versus CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 10-4-0 straight up against CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
8 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.1 Units)

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NY RANGERS (27-10-0-4, 58 pts.) at MONTREAL (16-20-0-7, 39 pts.) - 1/15/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NY RANGERS are 27-13 ATS (+10.2 Units) in all games this season.
NY RANGERS are 19-10 ATS (+30.1 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5 or less over the last 2 seasons.
NY RANGERS are 19-13 ATS (+34.6 Units) in road games revenging a loss versus opponent over the last 2 seasons.
NY RANGERS are 14-4 ATS (+8.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
MONTREAL is 15-27 ATS (-22.9 Units) in all games this season.
MONTREAL is 7-17 ATS (+24.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
MONTREAL is 7-3 (+4.7 Units) against the spread versus NY RANGERS over the last 3 seasons
MONTREAL is 7-3-0 straight up against NY RANGERS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.3 Units)

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SAN JOSE (24-11-0-5, 53 pts.) at CHICAGO (26-13-0-5, 57 pts.) - 1/15/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 296-320 ATS (-83.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
SAN JOSE is 39-28 ATS (+10.6 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO is 9-5 (+3.6 Units) against the spread versus SAN JOSE over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO is 9-5-0 straight up against SAN JOSE over the last 3 seasons
8 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.9 Units)

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LOS ANGELES (21-15-0-8, 50 pts.) at EDMONTON (16-23-0-4, 36 pts.) - 1/15/2012, 8:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
LOS ANGELES is 6-3-0 straight up against EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
7 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+5.0 Units)

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ANAHEIM (14-22-0-7, 35 pts.) at VANCOUVER (28-14-0-3, 59 pts.) - 1/15/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ANAHEIM is 13-29 ATS (+44.8 Units) in all games this season.
ANAHEIM is 6-15 ATS (+21.0 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent this season.
ANAHEIM is 4-15 ATS (+21.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
VANCOUVER is 128-82 ATS (+14.2 Units) when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.
ANAHEIM is 21-11 ATS (+32.6 Units) in January games over the last 3 seasons.
ANAHEIM is 33-20 ATS (+12.2 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
ANAHEIM is 39-31 ATS (+76.1 Units) in road games on Sunday games since 1996.
ANAHEIM is 182-172 ATS (+376.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1996.
VANCOUVER is 176-170 ATS (-104.7 Units) in home games second half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
ANAHEIM is 5-5 (+1.7 Units) against the spread versus VANCOUVER over the last 3 seasons
VANCOUVER is 5-5-0 straight up against ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
7 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+4.0 Units)

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/15/2012 10:19 AM

NHL

Sunday, January 15

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Trend Report
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1:00 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. TAMPA BAY
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

5:00 PM
CAROLINA vs. WASHINGTON
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Carolina's last 10 games
Carolina is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

7:00 PM
NY RANGERS vs. MONTREAL
NY Rangers are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
NY Rangers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home
Montreal is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing NY Rangers

7:00 PM
SAN JOSE vs. CHICAGO
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Jose's last 10 games
San Jose is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose
Chicago is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

8:00 PM
LOS ANGELES vs. EDMONTON
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Los Angeles's last 11 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games on the road
Edmonton is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games at home

9:00 PM
ANAHEIM vs. VANCOUVER
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Anaheim's last 7 games when playing Vancouver
Anaheim is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Vancouver is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Anaheim
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Vancouver's last 7 games when playing Anaheim


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01/15/2012 10:19 AM

NHL

Sunday, January 15

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Ice picks: Sunday's best NHL bets
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New York Rangers at Montreal Canadiens (115, 5)

A 3-0 Thursday loss to Ottawa notwithstanding, the Rangers are positively on fire right now. They have won 11 of their last 13 games and as of Saturday night they lead the entire NHL with 60 points.

The way New York is going, perhaps it is understandable that head coach John Tortorella won't even accept one lost. He called out his team after the home setback against the Senators.

“I think this team takes pride in trying no matter what happens,” Tortorella explained. “I don’t think the try was there in a number of people. I’m not going to name them. I just don’t think there was.

“Effort is something that can be controlled every day. That’s what we trust in our team, and I still do. We’ve got a good team here, and I think they’ll answer the proper way, but we’re not going to take any nights off.”

The Rangers responded on Saturday by shutting out Toronto 3-0.

Montreal, meanwhile, has dropped three in a row and 10 of 13 after falling to Ottawa in a shootout on Saturday.

Pick: Rangers


San Jose Sharks at Chicago Blackhawks (-130, 5.5)

The Sharks have been shutting down opponents no matter who is in goal. They have allowed more than two regulation goals just once in their last eight games.

On Saturday, backup Thomas Greiss stepped in and made 26 saves in a 2-1 road win at Columbus. Antti Niemi will likely be back in action for Sunday's contest against Chicago and he has won four of his last five starts. Niemi has given up more than two goals only once in this span.

In Niemi's latest appearance he shut out Winnipeg 2-0 on Thursday.

“It was very much a team game,” head coach Todd McLellan said after that one. “We felt like we had control basically all the way. When you’re playing that way, you’re usually doing a lot of good things.”

The Blackhawks are also doing some good things on defense. They have not allowed more than two regulation goals in any of their last four games. Chicago is coming off a 3-2 overtime loss at Detroit on Saturday.

Pick: Under

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01/15/2012 10:21 AM

Sunday’s betting tips: Can Texans run on Ravens?

Who’s hot

NFL: The Giants are 5-1 ATS in their last six overall and 6-1 ATS in their last seven playoff games.

NFL: The Texans are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 5-1-2 ATS in their last eight against the AFC.

NBA: The Suns are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 meetings against the Spurs.

NBA: The over is 4-1 in the Warriors' last five overall.

NHL: The Rangers are 5-1 in their last six road games and the under 6-0-2 in their last eight overall.

NCAAB: The over is 5-0 in Georgia Tech's last five overall.

NCAAB: Creighton is 13-3 ATS in its last 16 home games.

Who’s not

NFL: The under is 2-8 in the Packers' last 10 overall and 1-6 in their last seven against the NFC.

NFL: The home team is 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings between the Texans and Ravens.

NBA: The Pistons are 1-6 ATS in their last seven overall and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 against the Western Conference.

NBA: The over is 1-4 in the Jazz's last five overall and 2-8 in their last 10 road games.

NHL: The Lightning are 0-6 in their last six overall.

NCAAB: Georgetown is 0-4 ATS in its last four overall and 1-10 ATS in its last 11 against the Big East.

NCAAB: Indiana is 1-4 ATS in its last five overall and 1-10 ATS in its last 11 against the Big Ten.

Key stat

2 – NFL regular-season ranking for both Houston's rushing offense and Baltimore's rushing defense. It will be strength vs. strength in this AFC divisional playoff showdown. The Texans, behind star running back Arian Foster, averaged 153.0 yards per game. The Ravens, led by linebackers Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs, allowed just 92.6 yards per contest on the ground.

Injuries that shouldn’t be overlooked

The San Antonio Spurs, of course, are still without Manu Ginobili heading into Sunday's home game against Phoenix. At the same time, though, the Suns are also far from 100 percent. Both Steve Nash and Grant Hill missed Friday night's home loss to the Nets. Nash has a contusion and Hill is dealing with a tendon strain. If Nash and Hill cannot go on Sunday, they will again be replaced by Ronnie Price and Shannon Brown, respectively.

Biggest games on the slate

Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens (-9, 36)

New York Giants at Green Bay Packers (-8, 52.5)

Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio State Buckeyes (-12.5, 142.5)

Notable quotable

"We just have to gang tackle him. He's a big physical back. He's a guy that if he's going, going, and has his engine running, he's talking and talking it up. But if it's not going to well for him, you don't really have to worry about that from him because he's not going to say much." – Green Bay Packers' defensive tackle Howard Green on New York Giants' running back Brandon Jacobs.

Tips and notes

The Golden State Warriors will again be without Stephen Curry when they visit Detroit on Sunday. Curry is out indefinitely with an ankle sprain, and the Warriors are not going to rush him back based on how often the ankle problems have popped up. The former Davidson star is averaging 15.2 points, 5.6 assists, and 4.2 rebounds so it is a big loss for Golden State. The Warriors, who will be playing on no day's rest, have lost six of their last seven (their only win was in overtime over Miami), four of which came without Curry.

Sophomore guard Terrell Stoglin has been on fire for the Maryland Terrapins this season. After averaging 11.4 points as a freshman, he is pouring in 21.3 points per contest this year. Stoglin has scored at least 20 points in nine of his last 11 games, including 31 in a home win over Notre Dame and 25 in a road loss at N.C. State last weekend. The Terrapins are hosting Georgia Tech on Sunday.

What's the deal with Alex Ovechkin? As of Friday night he is tied for 45th in the NHL in points with 34 points. That's right; 45th. He has just 18 goals and 16 assists, which is decent by normal standards (it's second best on the Capitals) but not by Ovechkin's. He went three straight games without recording a single point but then ended that skid on Saturday with a goal that opened a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay. Washington hopes that will get its star going as it heads into a Sunday home date with Carolina.

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01/15/2012 10:22 AM

Armadillo: Sunday's six-pack

The six highest-rated college basketball conferences.....

6) Mountain West-- What a job Steve Fisher has done at San Diego St; there was a time when you automatically picked against the Aztecs at home- now its one of the ten best home atmospheres in the country.

5) ACC-- Florida State beat Carolina by 33, but is 0-2 against the Ivies.

4) SEC-- Would the Hurley brothers be a good fit at South Carolina? Gamecocks look lost early in conference play.

3) Big East-- Louisville-Pitt-Villanova are combined 3-13 in league.

2) Big X-- Baylor-Kansas Monday should be an excellent game.

1) Big Dozen-- Has four of top 10, seven of top 40. Northwestern goes up to #48 after home upset of Michigan State.


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Armadillo: Sunday's List of 13: Wrapping up a busy sports Saturday

13) There were 31 points scored in the last 7:36 of the Saints-49er game; kind of tough to go from watching that to watching Tim Tebow run an option offense like he's Jamelle Holloway at Oklahoma 25 years ago.

12) Chris Paul scored 33 as the Clippers beat the Lakers 102-94 in first matchup of the season; coaches should take clips of Blake Griffin from this game- he played his ass off. Nothing flashy, just very tough.

11) By the way, the NBA's quality of play is way low; Kings were down 52-23 at the half Saturday night in Dallas. Too many games, not enough recovery time or practice time for the players.

10) If you put Baylor's resume into a Big East uniform, they'd be #1 in the country and maintream media would be touting them as a super team. They're very, very good and will be tough to beat in March.

9) Isiah Thomas coaches Florida International, a bad team in the Sun Belt Conference; his Panthers lost 87-81 in OT at UL-Lafayette Saturday, in a game where FIU was 25-33 on the foul line, Ragin' Cajuns 29-53. Hard to win an overtime game when you miss 24 foul shots, but ULL did.

8) Underdogs are 12-2-1 vs spread in ACC, 6-1-1 on road, 6-1 at home. Explain to me how Florida State scores 41 against Harvard and loses to Princeton in triple OT, then beats North Carolina 90-57. Go figure.

7) FOX research did good job telling us that 1982 Jets were last team to win an NFL playoff game while turning ball over five times; last team to be -4 in turnovers and win a playoff game? The '77 Raiders, against the Baltimore Colts. Stabler-to-Casper in OT was the winning score.

6) This season isn't going to end well for Mike D'Antoni; Knicks were down 70-47 at the half in Oklahoma City, lost by 12, Carmelo Anthony is hurt and the vultures are starting to circle with New York 6-6.

5) Marshall beat Central Florida 65-64 in battle of C-USA unbeatens, despite going 12-25 from the foul line. Thundering Herd won their last three games by a combined total of five points.

4) George Mason beat James Madison 89-83 in a foulfest with a total of 89 foul shots taken; at game's end, 11 players had either fouled out or had four fouls. Mason won despite being -10 in turnovers.

3) Biggest upset of the day was Eastern Michigan winning 51-48 at Ball State as 12.5-point underdogs.

2) Bronx Bombers hoodwinked Seattle into trading them Michael Pineda for an unproven DH with 69 big league PAs; you don't trade pitching in this world, especially power pitchers, for a freakin' DH.

1) If you're John Elway and you run the Broncos, do you put your career as an executive on the line with Tim Tebow, or do you trade him to the Jaguars and find a more traditional QB to build around? You know, a guy who can actually hit the side of a barn when he throws the ball.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/15/2012 10:38 AM

NCAAB

Sunday, January 15

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Georgetown - 12:00 PM ET Georgetown -5.5 500
St. John's - Over 130.5 500

Marist - 2:00 PM ET Marist +7.5 500
Niagara - Over 153.5 500

Northern Iowa - 2:00 PM ET Northern Iowa -9 500
Bradley - Under 137 500

Youngstown St. - 2:00 PM ET Youngstown St. +8 500
Butler - Under 129 500

St. Peter's - 2:00 PM ET Canisius -2.5 500
Canisius - Under 127.5 500

Cleveland St. - 2:35 PM ET Valparaiso +1 500
Valparaiso - Over 136.5 500

Western Kentucky - 3:00 PM ET Denver -16 500
Denver - Under 124.5 500

Evansville - 3:05 PM ET Evansville +10 500
Missouri St. - Over 139.5 500

Loyola-Maryland - 3:30 PM ET Loyola-Maryland +12 500
Iona - Over 153.5 500

Minnesota - 4:00 PM ET Penn St. +1.5 500
Penn St. - Under 126 500

Georgia Tech - 4:00 PM ET Maryland -2 500
Maryland - Over 134.5 500

Indiana - 4:30 PM ET Ohio St. -12.5 500
Ohio St. - Over 142.5 500

Duke - 6:00 PM ET Clemson +7 500
Clemson - Under 134.5 500

Nebraska - 6:00 PM ET Wisconsin -15.5 500
Wisconsin - Under 104 500

Washington St. - 7:00 PM ET Washington -8.5 500
Washington - Over 152.5 500

Southern Illinois - 7:05 PM ET Creighton -15.5 500
Creighton - Over 151 500

Wichita St. - 8:00 PM ET Wichita St. -7.5 500
Indiana St. - Over 130.5 500

Illinois St. - 8:05 PM ET Drake -1.5 500
Drake - Over 136.5 500

UCLA - 9:00 PM ET Southern California +1.5 500
Southern California - Under 109 500

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

Sunday, January 15

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Golden State - 6:00 PM ET Detroit -5 500
Detroit - Under 186 500

Utah - 8:00 PM ET Denver -10 500
Denver - Under 204 500

Phoenix - 9:00 PM ET San Antonio -7.5 500
San Antonio - Under 197 500

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NHL

Sunday, January 15

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Pittsburgh - 1:00 PM ET Pittsburgh -125 500
Tampa Bay - Over 5.5 500

Carolina - 5:00 PM ET Carolina -125 500
Washington - Under 5.5 500

NY Rangers - 7:00 PM ET NY Rangers -125 500
Montreal - Over 5 500

San Jose - 7:00 PM ET San Jose +115 500
Chicago - Over 5.5 500

Los Angeles - 8:00 PM ET Los Angeles -123 500
Edmonton - Under 5 500

Anaheim - 9:00 PM ET Anaheim +197 500
Vancouver - Over 5.5 500

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