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01/16/2012 10:44 AM

NHL

Monday, January 16

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Trend Report
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1:00 PM
NASHVILLE vs. NY ISLANDERS
Nashville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Nashville is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 6 games

4:00 PM
COLORADO vs. PHOENIX
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Phoenix's last 12 games when playing Colorado
Phoenix is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

7:30 PM
BOSTON vs. FLORIDA
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
Boston is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Florida is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Florida is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Boston

7:30 PM
BUFFALO vs. DETROIT
Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Buffalo is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games

7:30 PM
WINNIPEG vs. OTTAWA
Winnipeg is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Winnipeg is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ottawa's last 8 games when playing Winnipeg
Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Winnipeg

8:00 PM
DALLAS vs. ST. LOUIS
Dallas is 7-15-1 SU in its last 23 games ,when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Dallas's last 24 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas


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cnotes Posts:27424 Followers:33
01/16/2012 10:45 AM

NHL

Monday, January 16

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Pucking the trends: This week's best NHL bets
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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: Ottawa Senators

There have been many in and around the Eastern Conference -- players, coaches, fans -- simply waiting for the Senators to come back to life. Expected to hover around the bottom of the league when the season started, it's probably time to admit that this club is here to stay.

A 3-2 win over Montreal on Saturday night pushed Ottawa to within one point of first-place Boston in the Northeast Division, which is a feat in itself.

Ottawa has at least one point in all six games it's played this month, and has won five of them. Jason Spezza has 19 goals, Erik Karlsson has 38 assists, Daniel Alfredsson has 33 points and all is well with the surprising Senators. Keep them on your radar, moving forward.

COLD TEAM: Phoenix Coyotes

The Western Conference playoff race is jammed so tight, a losing streak here and there and a team might be out of it ... for good. The Coyotes are not to that point yet, but a bit of a rut has them below the cutoff line and it won't be easy to get back up above it. With 22 goals, Radim Vrbata is having a great season, but no one else has more than 14 and it's starting to show on the scoreboard.

Phoenix lost at lowly Columbus, 4-3, on Thursday night, continuing a miserable month that dropped them to fourth place in the Pacific Division through Saturday night. The Coyotes were also four points out of a playoff spot at that point.

In January, and heading into Monday's game versus Colorado, the Coyotes have only one win in six tries -- a 5-1 decision over the Islanders on Jan. 7 -- and that game with the Avalanche starts a stretch of four games in six days. So, there's a lot of work ahead for a team that not many care about in the desert to begin with.

OVER PLAY: Carolina Hurricanes

Nine points out of a playoff spot through Saturday night, the Hurricanes are probably not going to rally behind new coach Kirk Muller and make the postseason. But they continue to play entertaining hockey, and clearly have become one of the better over bets in the league.

A 4-2 victory over the Bruins on Saturday night was the second straight over for the Hurricanes, and ninth in the last 10 games. Last Tuesday, they dropped a 2-1 decision to Philadelphia in a random, out-of-the-ordinary defensive battle, but other than that, it's been up-and-down hockey aplenty for the Hurricanes.

It doesn't show necessarily in the statistics sheet. The Hurricanes have five players in double digit goals -- Tuomo Ruutu, Jeff Skinner, Eric Staal, Chad LaRose and Brandon Sutter -- but no one is over 15. The defense, though, has been a little behind the times, and when you have a team 3.14 goals-against average, that's going to net some overs, folks.

UNDER PLAY: San Jose Sharks

The Sharks have been erratic at times, but one of the good things about having the playoff pedigree that they have, is they know when to turn it on. And it's getting to that point this year. Headed into Sunday's game against Chicago, San Jose was 7-1-2 in its last 10 games, was in first place in the Pacific Division and was the proud owner of the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

And they've done it with defense. A 2-1 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday night was the Sharks' second straight under, and eighth in the last 10 games. The Sharks allowed one goal or less in five of those games, and they took a 6-0-1 mark in January into the tilt versus the Blackhawks.

San Jose has seven players in positive double digits in plus-minus, led by Marc-Edouard Vlasic (plus-19), and goaltenders Antti Niemi and Thomas Greiss have combined for a 2.22 goals-against average. As long as that keeps up, the Sharks will remain a consistent, efficient under play.

SURVEYING THE SCHEDULE:

** Maybe a 4-1 win at Florida on Friday night is what the Penguins need to finally get kick-started. Either way, we’ll know a lot more about that team in a week, as Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay began a stretch of four games in six days, including a back-to-back set versus the Rangers and Canadiens on Thursday and Friday, respectively.

** The Canucks, who played the Ducks on Sunday, have a light road ahead of them. Monday, in fact, begins a stretch in which they will play just two games in eight days. So, expect some fresh legs when Vancouver plays Los Angeles on Tuesday and San Jose on Saturday.


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01/16/2012 10:46 AM

NHL

Monday, January 16

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Ice picks: Monday's best NHL bets
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Nashville Predators at New York Islanders (100, 5.5)

Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators are as stingy as a conservative uncle, but there is no discounting their success as of late.

Last season's Vezina Trophy finalist has surrendered just 16 goals in his last eight contests, good enough to allow the Predators to win four straight and seven in that stretch. As modest as he is talented, Rinne credited his teammates for the club's good fortune.

"It comes down to playing a full 60 minutes," Rinne told the Tennessean. "We've had nights where we play 40 minutes and it's not enough, but now we've been playing more solid, a full 60 minutes."

Despite being in fourth place in the Central, Nashville sits just six points behind the front-running Chicago Blackhawks. Rinne and the Predators will look to continue their winning ways on Monday afternoon when they visit the New York Islanders.

For its part, New York has posted a 2-1-0 mark on its current four-game homestand but the Isles will have a tough time solving Rinne.

Pick: Under


Colorado Avalanche at Phoenix Coyotes (-145, 5.5)

It has been quite a struggle for the Phoenix Coyotes lately. They’ve managed just two victories in 11 games since Dec. 23, dropping out of playoff position in the Western Conference.

On the bright side, the Coyotes have a chance to turn things around with nine of the next 11 games at home starting with a matinee against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday.

The Coyotes failed on all five power-play opportunities at Colorado in a 3-2 loss Dec. 29. The Coyotes won the first meeting 4-1 at home Nov. 2 as Mike Smith made 39 saves. Colorado, who snapped a three-game losing streak at Dallas Saturday, is 5-1-1 in its last seven on the road.

Forward Peter Mueller has recorded seven shots in two games since his return from concussion symptoms, which forced him to miss 41 games. Mueller scored 35 goals his first two seasons with Phoenix, then was traded to Colorado after netting four in his third. He has played just 20 games during the last season and a half.

Perhaps Mueller can help an ailing Avalanche power play.

Pick: Avalanche


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01/16/2012 10:52 AM

NBA

Monday, January 16

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Chicago - 1:00 PM ET Memphis +3.5 500
Memphis - Under 177.5 500

Milwaukee - 2:00 PM ET ( Philadelphia -8.5 500 POD )
Philadelphia - Over 187.5 500

Houston - 2:00 PM ET Houston -5.5 500
Washington - Under 189.5 500

Cleveland - 2:00 PM ET Charlotte -2 500
Charlotte - Over 193.5 500

Portland - 3:00 PM ET Portland -5.5 500
New Orleans - Under 181.5 500

Toronto - 4:00 PM ET Atlanta -10.5 500
Atlanta - Under 177.5 500

Oklahoma City - 8:00 PM ET Oklahoma City -2.5 500
Boston - Under 187.5 500

Sacramento - 8:00 PM ET Minnesota -7.5 500
Minnesota - Over 192 500

Dallas - 10:30 PM ET Dallas +4 500
L.A. Lakers - Under 183.5 500

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01/16/2012 10:57 AM

NCAAB

Monday, January 16

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Louisville - 3:30 PM ET Louisville +4.5 500
Marquette - Over 135 500

Texas A&M - 5:30 PM ET Missouri -15.5 500
Missouri - Under 133 500

Rider - 7:30 PM ET Rider +9.5 500
Fairfield - Over 142.5 500

Pittsburgh - 7:30 PM ET Syracuse -15 500
Syracuse - Under 138 500

Tennessee St. - 8:30 PM ET Austin Peay -6.5 500
Austin Peay - Over 145 500

Notre Dame - 9:00 PM ET Rutgers -3 500
Rutgers - Under 127 500

Baylor - 9:30 PM ET ( Baylor +5.5 500 POD )
Kansas - Over 136.5 500

Brigham Young - 10:00 PM ET San Diego +15.5 500
San Diego - Over 147.5 500

Idaho State - 10:05 PM ET Portland St. -10 500
Portland St. - Under 145 500

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cnotes Posts:27424 Followers:33
01/16/2012 11:01 AM

NHL

Monday, January 16

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Nashville - 1:00 PM ET NY Islanders +106 500
NY Islanders - Over 5.5 500

Colorado - 4:00 PM ET ( Colorado +123 500 POD )
Phoenix - Over 5.5 500

Winnipeg - 7:30 PM ET Winnipeg +156 500
Ottawa - Over 5.5 500

Boston - 7:30 PM ET Florida +161 500
Florida - Under 5.5 500

Buffalo - 7:30 PM ET Buffalo +197 500
Detroit - Over 5.5 500

Dallas - 7:30 PM ET Dallas +174 500
St. Louis - Over 5 500

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