cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
01/17/2012 03:44 PM

Tuesday’s betting tips: Spurs take road slump to Miami

Who’s hot

NBA: Cleveland is 10-4 against the spread in its last 14 overall.

NBA: The over is 10-2-1 in Miami’s last 13 home games.

NHL: Ottawa has won eight of its last nine overall.

NCAAB: Michigan is 22-8 against the number in its last 30.

NCAAB: FSU is 12-5-1 against the spread in its last 18 home games.

Who’s not

NBA: San Antonio is 1-11 against the spread in its last 12 road games.

NBA: Milwaukee is 6-16-1 against the number in its last 23 meetings with Denver.

NHL: Minnesota is 3-13 in its last 16 overall and winless in its last nine road games.

NCAAB: Georgetown is 2-10 against the spread in its last 12 Big East games.

NCAAB: Kentucky is 3-13-1 against the number this season.

Key stat

34.7 – The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting just 34.7 percent in three consecutive road losses. They visit Kentucky on Tuesday. The Wildcats hold their opposition to just 35.6 percent shooting from the field, ranking No. 2 in the nation.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild – The Wild are expected to be without their captain for at least a month as he recovers from a left shoulder injury. The All-Star suffered the injury following a check from St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka during the first period of Saturday's game. Koivu leads the Wild in scoring with nine goals and 24 assists on the season. Minnesota visits the Flyers as a +170-underdog Tuesday.

Game of the day

Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Wolverines (2, 133)

Notable quotable

"The Ravens, they’re the best team we’ve played all year. They present a ton of challenges in all three phases of the game. When you watch them, like you watched them (Sunday), they’re physical, they’re tough, they can cover, they have some of the best players in the history of the NFL at their positions like (Terrell) Suggs, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Haloti Ngata." – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Sunday’s matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. New England is set as a 7.5-point favorite.

Notes and tips

With the return of Tyrus Thomas to the Charlotte Bobcats’ frontcourt, coach Paul Silas has put the pedal down with a speedier starting lineup. Rookie Kemba Walker is teaming in the backcourt with D.J. Augustin, dropping big-body Boris Diaw to the bench. The new guard combo is giving the Bobcats some pop on offense. Walker and Augustin have combined for 77 points the last two games. Charlotte is a 12-point underdog at Orlando on Tuesday.

The Toronto Maple Leafs with give goaltender James Reimer his first start in two weeks Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators. Reimer, who suffered a concussion in his sixth game of the season, has had a hard time getting into the lineup since being cleared to play. Reimer is 3-0-1 in his last four starts against the Senators and the Leafs are set as -115 favorites.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
01/17/2012 03:45 PM

Armadillo: Tuesday's six-pack

Some baseball knowledge to warm up a cold winter night............most home runs allowed last season:
29-- Joe Saunders, D-Backs-- Arizona didn't ask him back for '12.

29-- Max Scherzer, Tigers-- Wow. Detroit has a pretty big ballpark.

31-- Brett Myers, Astros-- Best pitcher on a bad ballclub

31-- AJ Burnett, Bronx-- America's finest #5 starter.

35-- Colby Lewis, Texas-- Helped Rangers win two AL titles.

46-- Bronson Arroyo, Reds-- Bad ballpark for a fly ball pitcher.


***************


Armadillo: Tuesday's List of 13: Random thoughts on a winter day.....

13) They had a big weekend of high school basketball games this weekend at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield; the four winners Monday were from Jersey City, Los Angeles, and two teams from Las Vegas. Got to know-- who's footing the bill to fly teams east from Vegas/LA all the way to Springfield?

12) Kid named Reinhardt from Mater Dei in LA is going to UNLV; he hit 9-14 from behind the arc Monday, scored 35 points. Superior shooter.

11) Fascinating/creepy article in the Kansas City paper about the strange goings on around the Chiefs' franchise; if you root for the Chiefs, you're not going to like it. Makes you appreciate the job you have, or at least the good bosses you've had.

10) Mike Martz announced his retirement from coaching, which probably means that no one would give him a job he wanted, but anyway, I think he'd be fascinating on network TV. We need more ex-coaches on TV.

9) Cowboy fans will be thrilled to know that Tony Romo is playing in a pro-am golf tournament with Eldrick Woods at Pebble Beach Feb 9-12. I don't think Eli Manning or Michael Vick or Tom Brady will be doing lot of golfing this winter.

8) I've absolutely killed the A's this offseason, but they made a smart move Monday, trading Moscoso/Outman, two marginal pitchers, for the outfielder Seth Smith, who is a decent hitter, certainly better than most of the suspects currently on their depleted big league roster.

7) Louisville jumped out to an 18-2 lead at Marquette Monday afternoon, but still lost 74-63. Cardinals need to get healthier, or else.......

6) Every time they call an illegal defense in the NBA, my blood boils a little bit; Just play ball, let teams play any defense they want. Give teams with inferior talent a chance. Is that too much to ask? Its bad enough all the best players want to play in the glamorous cities, then the rules don't allow the lesser teams to compete. Its bad for the league.

5) College football coaches are nomads, man; Doug Nussmeier got hired by Alabama as its new offensive coordinator; he spent last three years up at Washington. He played five years as a backup QB in the NFL and is considered a surprisingly good recruiter.

Along those same lines, the rumor mill has former Miami coach Randy Shannon heading to West Virginia as their new defensive coordinator.

4) Early stats for the conference championship games this weekend; Pats are 4-1 in conference title games under Belichick; over last nine years, the favorite is 11-7 against the spread in this round.

3) This is the fourth time in five years the NFC's #1 seed lost its opening playoff game; before that, they'd won that first game 17 years in a row.

2) As someone who minored in History in college, I appreciate an interest in American history and the part in it that Martin Luther King played, but next month, when its Presidents' Day, I'd like to see the same level of interest in Abraham Lincoln/George Washington and their contributions to our country's history. I'm pretty sure they were important, too.

1) Quick way to feel fairly old/stupid is to spend 90 minutes in the Apple Store, getting your new phone set up by someone less than half your age, and a lot smarter. Bought a new IPhone Monday afternoon, so if any of you have any tips or apps I might like, feel free to pass them along.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
01/17/2012 03:46 PM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Iowa at Purdue
The Boilermakers look to bounce back from their 67-62 loss to Wisconsin and build on their 7-0 ATS record in their last 7 games following an ATS defeat. Purdue is the pick (-10) according to Dunkel, which has the Boilermakers favored by 12. Dunkel Pick: Purdue (-10). Here are all of today's picks.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17

Game 541-542: Michigan State at Michigan (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Michigan State 75.555; Michigan 70.756
Dunkel Line: Michigan State by 5; 131
Vegas Line: Michigan State by 1; 133
Dunkel Pick: Michigan State (-1); Under

Game 543-544: Georgetown at DePaul (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Georgetown 68.577; DePaul 57.646
Dunkel Line: Georgetown by 11; 152
Vegas Line: Georgetown by 8; 146 1/2
Dunkel Pick Georgetown (-8); Over

Game 545-546: Auburn at LSU (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Auburn 53.466; LSU 65.922
Dunkel Line: LSU by 12 1/2; 118
Vegas Line: LSU by 9 1/2; 121
Dunkel Pick: LSU (-9 1/2); Under

Game 547-548: Texas Tech at Oklahoma (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas Tech 51.872; Oklahoma 67.477
Dunkel Line: Oklahoma by 15; 138
Vegas Line: Oklahoma by 13 1/2; 135
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma (-13 1/2); Over

Game 549-550: Iowa at Purdue (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Iowa 59.061; Purdue 70.870
Dunkel Line: Purdue by 12; 148
Vegas Line: Purdue by 10; 143
Dunkel Pick: Purdue (-10); Over

Game 551-552: Maryland at Florida State (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Maryland 59.456; Florida State 68.841
Dunkel Line: Florida State by 9 1/2; 128
Vegas Line: Florida State by 12; 133
Dunkel Pick: Maryland (+12); Under

Game 553-554: Arkansas at Kentucky (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arkansas 63.733; Kentucky 78.156
Dunkel Line: Kentucky by 14 1/2; 155
Vegas Line: Kentucky by 17 1/2; 147
Dunkel Pick: Arkansas (+17 1/2); Over

Game 555-556: Boise State at Colorado State (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boise State 57.011; Colorado State 66.927
Dunkel Line: Colorado State by 10; 157
Vegas Line: Colorado State by 6; 152
Dunkel Pick: Colorado State (-6); Over

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
01/17/2012 03:47 PM

NCAAB
Long Sheet

Tuesday, January 16

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MICHIGAN ST (15 - 3) at MICHIGAN (14 - 4) - 1/17/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MICHIGAN is 30-15 ATS (+13.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN is 30-15 ATS (+13.5 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN is 19-5 ATS (+13.5 Units) as a home underdog of 3 points or less or pick since 1997.
MICHIGAN is 38-20 ATS (+16.0 Units) in home games in January games since 1997.
MICHIGAN is 17-8 ATS (+8.2 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) off a loss against a conference rival over the last 3 seasons.
MICHIGAN is 25-12 ATS (+11.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN is 13-5 ATS (+7.5 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN ST is 10-3 ATS (+6.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

GEORGETOWN (14 - 3) at DEPAUL (10 - 7) - 1/17/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
GEORGETOWN is 8-17 ATS (-10.7 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
GEORGETOWN is 7-17 ATS (-11.7 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
GEORGETOWN is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in road games on Tuesday nights over the last 3 seasons.
DEPAUL is 12-27 ATS (-17.7 Units) in home games after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
DEPAUL is 1-1 against the spread versus GEORGETOWN over the last 3 seasons
GEORGETOWN is 2-0 straight up against DEPAUL over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

AUBURN (11 - 6) at LSU (11 - 6) - 1/17/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
AUBURN is 21-10 ATS (+10.0 Units) after a conference game over the last 3 seasons.
LSU is 2-15 ATS (-14.5 Units) as a home favorite of 9.5 to 12 points since 1997.
LSU is 4-15 ATS (-12.5 Units) in January games over the last 3 seasons.
LSU is 54-78 ATS (-31.8 Units) off a loss against a conference rival since 1997.

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

TEXAS TECH (7 - 9) at OKLAHOMA (11 - 5) - 1/17/2012, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TEXAS TECH is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) in all games this season.
TEXAS TECH is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) in all lined games this season.
TEXAS TECH is 87-117 ATS (-41.7 Units) as an underdog since 1997.

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

IOWA (11 - 8) at PURDUE (13 - 5) - 1/17/2012, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
IOWA is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in road games on Tuesday nights over the last 3 seasons.
PURDUE is 15-4 ATS (+10.6 Units) in all home games over the last 2 seasons.
PURDUE is 15-4 ATS (+10.6 Units) in home lined games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
IOWA is 3-2 against the spread versus PURDUE over the last 3 seasons
PURDUE is 4-1 straight up against IOWA over the last 3 seasons
4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MARYLAND (12 - 4) at FLORIDA ST (11 - 6) - 1/17/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MARYLAND is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games over the last 2 seasons.
FLORIDA ST is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
MARYLAND is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in January games over the last 3 seasons.

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ARKANSAS (13 - 4) at KENTUCKY (17 - 1) - 1/17/2012, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ARKANSAS is 67-94 ATS (-36.4 Units) as an underdog since 1997.
ARKANSAS is 1-11 ATS (-11.1 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ARKANSAS is 1-11 ATS (-11.1 Units) in road lined games over the last 2 seasons.
ARKANSAS is 49-86 ATS (-45.6 Units) in road games against conference opponents since 1997.
ARKANSAS is 51-86 ATS (-43.6 Units) in road games after a conference game since 1997.
ARKANSAS is 2-13 ATS (-12.3 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
ARKANSAS is 41-69 ATS (-34.9 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.
ARKANSAS is 21-37 ATS (-19.7 Units) in road games versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game since 1997.
KENTUCKY is 4-13 ATS (-10.3 Units) in all games this season.
KENTUCKY is 4-13 ATS (-10.3 Units) in all lined games this season.
KENTUCKY is 4-13 ATS (-10.3 Units) as a favorite this season.
KENTUCKY is 2-8 ATS (-6.8 Units) in all home games this season.
KENTUCKY is 2-8 ATS (-6.8 Units) in home lined games this season.
KENTUCKY is 1-7 ATS (-6.7 Units) after failing to cover the spread in 3 or more consecutive games this season.

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

BOISE ST (10 - 6) at COLORADO ST (12 - 4) - 1/17/2012, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOISE ST is 5-13 ATS (-9.3 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
BOISE ST is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in January games over the last 2 seasons.
BOISE ST is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
BOISE ST is 1-10 ATS (-10.0 Units) after failing to cover the spread in 3 or more consecutive games over the last 2 seasons.
BOISE ST is 7-18 ATS (-12.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
BOISE ST is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO ST is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in home games on Tuesday nights since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
01/17/2012 03:48 PM

NCAAB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Tuesday, January 16

Michigan State got swept by Michigan LY, losing by 4-7 points, after Spartans had won 10 of previous 12 series games; State is 2-3 in last five visits here. Wolverines are 4-0 at home, 0-2 on road in conference play; they're 6-3 vs top 100 teams. Spartans had 15-game win streak snapped at Northwestern Saturday, but they're 4-1 in true road games, with wins at Gonzaga/Wisconsin. Big Dozen home teams are 10-2 vs spread when number is 5 or less points.

Georgetown won its last six games vs DePaul, winning last three visits here by 20-16-17 points; Hoyas are 8-0 vs teams not in top 100, with seven of eight wins by 14+ points- they're 3-1 in true road games, with wins by 2-3-20 points, and loss at West Virginia. Blue Demons is 1-4 in conference, with all four losses by 16+ points. Big East single digit home underdogs are 7-7 vs spread. Georgetown holds opponents to 27.6% on the arc, 11th-best mark in country.

Auburn won four of last five games with LSU, winning last two visits to Maravich Arena by 4-9 points, but they're 0-5 vs top 100 teams so far this season, with 15-point loss at Kentucky closest of the five. Auburn is 1-3 on road, with win at Hawai'i, and losses by 22-29-30 points. SEC home favorites are 6-3 vs spread, 3-2 if they're laying double digits. LSU lost three of last four games after its 7-game winning streak- they force turnovers on 24.5% of possessions, #27 mark in country.

Texas Tech won three of last four games with Oklahoma, but lost five of last six visits here, losing by 12-14-2-21-9 points. Red Raiders are 0-4 in Big X play, losing by 8-13-35-13 points; they turn ball over 25.2% of time (#331). Sooners are 6-0 vs teams ranked below #200, with five of six wins by 12+ points- they're 1-3 in Big X, with only win by 9 over K-State. Tech is 1-4 on road, with losses by 6-16-8-13 points. Big X home favorites of 13+ points are 3-2 vs spread.

Purdue (-4) won 79-76 at Iowa Dec 28th, its ninth win in last ten series games, in game where Boilers' bench outscored Iowa's 36-20, but Iowa had 21-7 edge at charity stripe. Hawkeyes lost last four visits here, by 1-22-23-23 points. Purdue scored 75+ points in its three conference Ws, 45-62 in its losses. Iowa is 3-3 in league, with losses by 3-29-34 points; they've won at Wisconsin/Minnesota. Big Dozen home favorites of 9+ points are 4-1 against the spread.

Florida State beat North Carolina by 33 Saturday, now is in less desired role as favorite vs Maryland team they've lost to five of last six games, losing last three meetings by 9-4-16 points. Seminoles won last couple home games by 29-33 points, after losing in triple OT to Princeton the home game before that. Maryland covered in only road game, 79-74 loss at NC State; they're 0-4 vs teams in top 60, losing by 20-26-9-5 points. ACC home favorites are 2-6-1 against the spread.

Arkansas upset Kentucky 77-76 at home in OT LY, ending 7-game skid in series; Hogs lost last four visits to Rupp Arena by 17-2-5-31 points. Hogs won eight of last nine games, but they're 0-3 on road this season, with losses by 13-15-8 points. Kentucky won its last nine games; they are 3-1 vs top 100 teams, winning by 10-1-7 point, with loss to Indiana. SEC home favorites are 6-3 vs spread, 3-2 if they're laying double digits. Wildcats block 21.2% of opponents' shots, #2 mark in country.

Boise State-Colorado State meet for first time as Mountain West rivals; Broncos lost first MWC game at home to Air Force Saturday, a bad loss to start league play with. Boise lost five of last seven games; they're 0-5 on road, losing away games by 10-19-17-9-13 points. Colorado State is #5 in country behind arc, making 42.9% of 3-pointer; they've won seven games in row, winning MWC opener in double OT over TCU, after they held off a good Denver team 79-75 the game before that.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
01/17/2012 03:49 PM

NCAAB

Tuesday, January 16

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Trend Report
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

7:00 PM
TOCCOA FALLS vs. WESTERN CAROLINA
No trends available
Western Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Western Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

7:00 PM
AUBURN vs. LSU
Auburn is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Auburn is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games on the road
LSU is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
LSU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

7:00 PM
MICHIGAN STATE vs. MICHIGAN
Michigan State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Michigan State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Michigan is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan's last 6 games

7:00 PM
GEORGETOWN vs. DEPAUL
Georgetown is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgetown's last 6 games on the road
DePaul is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
DePaul is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

8:00 PM
TEXAS TECH vs. OKLAHOMA
Texas Tech is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Texas Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma
Oklahoma is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Oklahoma is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

8:00 PM
IOWA vs. PURDUE
Iowa is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games on the road
Purdue is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games

9:00 PM
MARYLAND vs. FLORIDA STATE
Maryland is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Maryland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Florida State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida State's last 7 games

9:00 PM
ARKANSAS vs. KENTUCKY
Arkansas is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Arkansas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kentucky is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

10:00 PM
NEBRASKA OMAHA vs. NEVADA
No trends available
Nevada is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Nevada is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

10:00 PM
BOISE STATE vs. COLORADO STATE
Boise State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Boise State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

10:30 PM
CS BAKERSFIELD vs. PACIFIC
No trends available
Pacific is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pacific's last 5 games


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
01/17/2012 03:50 PM

NCAAB

Tuesday, January 16

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What bettors need to know: Michigan State at Michigan
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Wolverines (2, 133)

THE STORY: The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry had turned one-sided until the Wolverines broke through last season. Michigan had lost eight of 10 entering last year, but swept the season series against the Spartans for the first time since winning five straight from 1996-98. Now, the 19th-ranked Wolverines will try to make it three in a row against No. 9 Michigan State on Tuesday at Crisler Center, where both teams enter off tough road losses. The Spartans snapped their 15-game win streak in an 81-74 loss at Northwestern, while Michigan fell 75-59 at Iowa. Michigan has won three of the last five in the series at Crisler.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN, ESPN3.

THE LINE: Oddsmakers opened with the Wolverines set as 2-point home underdogs with a 133-point total on the board.

ABOUT MICHIGAN STATE (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten): Coach Tom Izzo tried to turn the Northwestern defeat into a teaching moment for his freshmen -- that life on the road in Big Ten play can and will be difficult. That’s always the case against the Wolverines, who beat the Spartans 70-63 in Ann Arbor last season. In that contest, Michigan State shot just 32.8 percent from the field and lost despite holding a 44-25 rebounding advantage. The Spartans figure to have an edge inside against the undersized Wolverines, but will need to hit jump shots against John Beilein’s 1-3-1 zone to have a chance.

ABOUT MICHIGAN (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten): It can be argued that Michigan has more at stake in this year’s matchup with the Spartans than any other meeting since 1998. That year marked the last time in which both teams were ranked when they played. In addition, Michigan is trying to avoid losing consecutive games for the first time while keeping pace with the Spartans and Illinois, who are both atop the conference at 4-1. Michigan took care of the basketball in the loss to the Hawkeyes but couldn’t establish a rhythm offensively. The Wolverines shot 38 percent — including an 8-of-31 effort from 3-point range — and gave up too many baskets inside.

TIP-INS:

1. Beilein is 2-4 against the Spartans since taking over as Michigan’s head coach in 2007.

2. Michigan State’s 15-game win streak was its longest since 1998-99, when it won 22 in a row.

3. The Wolverines lead the all-time series 93-74.

TRENDS:

- Michigan is 22-8 against the spread in its last 30.
- Michigan State is 5-1 against the spread in its last six road games.
- Michigan State is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games at Michigan.


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
01/17/2012 03:51 PM

NCAAB

Tuesday, January 16

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Good team, bad bet: Strong NCAAB teams slumping ATS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If only college basketball betting were as simple as backing the best team on the floor.

Of course, that's rarely the case. Here's a quick snapshot of three teams that should be doing better against the number so far this season, led by the bankroll-busting Kentucky Wildcats.

Kentucky Wildcats (17-1 straight up, 3-13-1 against the spread)

Does anybody even remember the last time the Wildcats covered a pointspread? Try Nov. 11 when they beat up on Penn State. With that win, they moved to 3-0 against the spread on the year and it’s all been downhill since. Kentucky has been favored by at least 17 points 11 different times this season and opened as a 17.5-point favorite at home to Arkansas on Tuesday.

Texas Longhorns (12-5 straight up, 3-9 against the spread)

Texas has had its problems this season and is currently tied for fourth place in the Big 12 with Iowa State. But with 12 wins, you’d like to see a few more wins against the number. Right now they’re tied with Texas Tech for the worst ATS record in the conference. The Longhorns allow 64.1 points per game and opponents are hitting 34.4 percent of their trey attempts, so it’s pretty clear where the problem lies. Texas has dropped each of its last four games against the spread heading into Wednesday’s road game at Kansas State.

Wichita State Shockers (14-3 straight up, 5-9 against the spread)

The Shockers, who are hot on Creighton’s heels for top spot in the Missouri Valley Conference, have struggled against fat pointspreads this season. They are just 3-6 against the spread when they were favored by at least 10 points. The good news is that there are some signs they may be turning it around. Wichita State has won five in a row straight up and has covered in consecutive games ahead of Wednesday’s road date with Northern Iowa.


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
01/17/2012 03:52 PM

NCAAB

Tuesday, January 16

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
College funds: Tuesday's best NCAAB bets
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Auburn Tigers at LSU Tigers (10, 121)

As exciting as Auburn’s previous win was, perhaps none was more exhilarating for the school in recent memory than the last time it played LSU in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Auburn, which defeated Mississippi 69-68 in double overtime Saturday, returns Tuesday to where it last met LSU on March 5, 2011. Trailing by as many as 15 in the second half, Auburn outscored LSU 35-11 over the final 14:24 to seal LSU’s place in the SEC basement.

LSU, losers of two straight and three of its last four, will be happy to return home – where it is 6-2 this season – after dropping a pair of road games last week to Alabama and Arkansas.

LSU holds an 81-62 advantage in the series, but Auburn won four of the last five straight up and has covered the number in 10 of the last 12 meetings.

Pick: Auburn


Georgetown Hoyas at DePaul Blue Demons (8, 146.5)

No. 12 Georgetown is not alone in discovering that life within the Big East is a tad more difficult than the pre-conference slate.

Even the unranked teams in the Big East can present a big challenge, as the Hoyas found out in back-to-back losses to West Virginia and Cincinnati.

Georgetown had nearly a week off to prepare for St. John’s on Sunday and used that time to fix the defensive deficiencies and execution problems that had plagued the team in the previous two contests. The Hoyas ended up cruising to a home win and look strong as they head to Rosemont, Ill., on Tuesday for a date with DePaul.

The Blue Demons, like all Big East schools, believe they can win at home and proved as much with a triumph over Pittsburgh earlier this month. Things have not gone well since with three straight losses.

A win over Pitt isn't exactly anything to hang your hat on these days. We'll stick with the Hoyas.

Pick: Hoyas


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
01/17/2012 03:54 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Denver at Milwaukee
The Nuggets look to take advantage of a Milwaukee team that is 1-12 ATS in its last 13 games against teams from the Northwest Division. Denver is the pick (-2 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Nuggets favored by 6 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Denver (-2 1/2). Here are all of today's picks

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17

Game 501-502: Charlotte at Orlando (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Charlotte 109.133; Orlando 118.974
Dunkel Line & Total: Orlando by 10; 190
Vegas Line & Total: Orlando by 12; 192 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Charlotte (+12); Under

Game 503-504: Golden State at Cleveland (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Golden State 113.130; Cleveland 120.676
Dunkel Line & Total: Cleveland by 7 1/2; 202
Vegas Line & Total: Cleveland by 2; 197 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (-2); Over

Game 505-506: San Antonio at Miami (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Antonio 119.447; Miami 130.569
Dunkel Line & Total: Miami by 11; 204
Vegas Line & Total: Miami by 7; 200 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Miami (-7); Over

Game 507-508: Phoenix at Chicago (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 114.173; Chicago 128.688
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 14 1/2; 176
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 509-510: Denver at Milwaukee (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Denver 123.842; Milwaukee 117.310
Dunkel Line & Total: Denver by 6 1/2; 208
Vegas Line & Total: Denver by 2 1/2; 201 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Denver (-2 1/2); Over

Game 511-512: Detroit at Houston (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 110.061; Houston 115.425
Dunkel Line & Total: Houston by 5 1/2; 187
Vegas Line & Total: Houston by 7 1/2; 190 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (+7 1/2); Under

Game 513-514: LA Clippers at Utah (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Clippers 120.401; Utah 125.114
Dunkel Line & Total: Utah by 4 1/2; 190
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

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