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01/23/2012 06:29 PM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Texas A&M at Kansas
The Jayhawks look to take advantage of Texas A&M team that 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games against teams with a winning record. Kansas is the pick (-17 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Jayhawks favored by 24 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Kansas (-17 1/2). Here are all of today's picks.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23

Game 741-742: Northeastern at Old Dominion (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Northeastern 52.111; Old Dominion 62.695
Dunkel Line: Old Dominion by 10 1/2; 110
Vegas Line: Old Dominion by 7 1/2; 116
Dunkel Pick: Old Dominion (-7 1/2); Under

Game 743-744: Syracuse at Cincinnati (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Syracuse 72.313; Cincinnati 71.425
Dunkel Line: Syracuse by 1; 142
Vegas Line: Syracuse by 5; 135
Dunkel Pick Cincinnati (+5); Over

Game 745-746: Drexel at William & Mary (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Drexel 60.717; William & Mary 52.587
Dunkel Line: Drexel by 8; 112
Vegas Line: Drexel by 10; 117
Dunkel Pick: William & Mary (+10); Under

Game 747-748: Hofstra at VCU (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Hofstra 52.541; VCU 68.338
Dunkel Line: VCU by 16; 138
Vegas Line: VCU by 13 1/2; 134 1/2
Dunkel Pick: VCU (-13 1/2); Over

Game 749-750: James Madison at Georgia State (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: James Madison 51.432; Georgia State 60.230
Dunkel Line: Georgia State by 9; 132
Vegas Line: Georgia State by 11; 127
Dunkel Pick: James Madison (+11); Over

Game 751-752: Towson at Delaware (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Towson 35.567; Delaware 57.060
Dunkel Line: Delaware by 21 1/2; 119
Vegas Line: Delaware by 15 1/2; 123
Dunkel Pick: Delaware (-15 1/2); Under

Game 753-754: NC-Wilmington at George Mason (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NC-Wilmington 52.508; George Mason 62.623
Dunkel Line: George Mason by 10; 147
Vegas Line: George Mason by 11 1/2; 142 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NC-Wilmington (+11 1/2); Over

Game 755-756: Texas A&M at Kansas (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas A&M 57.219; Kansas 81.958
Dunkel Line: Kansas by 24 1/2; 119
Vegas Line: Kansas by 17 1/2; 124 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Kansas (-17 1/2); Under

Game 757-758: Loyola Marymount at Santa Clara (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Loyola Marymount 59.188; Santa Clara 52.857
Dunkel Line: Loyola Marymount by 6 1/2; 141
Vegas Line: Loyola Marymount by 1 1/2; 144 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Loyola-Marymount (-1 1/2); Under

Game 759-760: Iona at Siena (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Iona 60.392; Siena 55.847
Dunkel Line: Iona by 4 1/2; 155
Vegas Line: Iona by 10; 150
Dunkel Pick: Siena (+10); Over

Game 761-762: The Citadel at Georgia Southern (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: The Citadel 40.070; Georgia Southern 47.836
Dunkel Line: Georgia Southern by 8; 133
Vegas Line: Georgia Southern by 10 1/2; 136
Dunkel Pick: The Citadel (+10 1/2); Under

Game 763-764: NC A&T at Coppin State (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NC A&T 43.005; Coppin State 53.253
Dunkel Line: Coppin State by 10; 139
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 765-766: Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Prairie View A&M (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arkansas-Pine Bluff 35.846; Prairie View A&M 40.277
Dunkel Line: Prairie View A&M by 4 1/2; 138
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/23/2012 06:31 PM

NCAAB
Short Sheet

Monday's Top College Basketball Trends

GEORGE MASON is 14-1 ATS off a home win by 10 points or more (vs UNC-Wilmington)

SIENA is 3-17 ATS after playing a road game (vs Iona)

CINCINNATI is 2-11 ATS off a road loss (vs Syracuse)

GEORGIA ST is 9-0 UNDER when playing their 2nd game in 3 days (vs James Madison)

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/23/2012 06:32 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Phoenix at Dallas
The Mavericks look to build on their 9-0 ATS record in there last 9 home games against teams with a losing road record. Dallas is the pick (-5 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Mavericks favored by 15 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Dallas (-5 1/2). Here are all of today's picks

MONDAY, JANUARY 23

Game 701-702: Washington at Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 108.055; Philadelphia 129.888
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 22; 197
Vegas Line & Total: Philadelphia by 13 1/2; 192 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-13 1/2); Over

Game 703-704: Orlando at Boston (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Orlando 121.709; Boston 118.511
Dunkel Line & Total: Orlando by 3; 174
Vegas Line & Total: Orlando by 4; 178 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+4); Under

Game 705-706: Detroit at Oklahoma City (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 108.088; Oklahoma City 127.212
Dunkel Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 19; 192
Vegas Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 13; 187
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-13); Over

Game 707-708: New Jersey at Chicago (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Jersey 113.883; Chicago 125.341
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 11 1/2; 181
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago by 13 1/2; 184
Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (+13 1/2); Under

Game 709-710: Atlanta at Milwaukee (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta 121.848; Milwaukee 116.870
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 5; 177
Vegas Line & Total: Atlanta by 1 1/2; 182
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-1 1/2); Under

Game 711-712: Houston at Minnesota (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston 117.292; Minnesota 121.236
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 4; 200
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota by 2 1/2; 196 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-2 1/2); Over

Game 713-714: San Antonio at New Orleans (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Antonio 122.414; New Orleans 115.508
Dunkel Line & Total: San Antonio by 7; 173
Vegas Line & Total: San Antonio by 4 1/2; 178 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Antonio (-4 1/2); Under

Game 715-716: Phoenix at Dallas (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 112.790; Dallas 128.250
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 15 1/2; 187
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas by 5 1/2; 183
Dunkel Pick: Dallas (-5 1/2); Over

Game 717-718: Sacramento at Portland (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Sacramento 107.571; Portland 122.713
Dunkel Line & Total: Portland by 15; 188
Vegas Line & Total: Portland by 10 1/2; 192
Dunkel Pick: Portland (-10 1/2); Under

Game 719-720: Memphis at Golden State (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Memphis 119.494; Golden State 122.805
Dunkel Line & Total: Golden State by 3 1/2; 198
Vegas Line & Total: Golden State by 1 1/2; 194 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Golden State (-1 1/2); Over

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/23/2012 06:32 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Monday, January 23

WASHINGTON at PHILADELPHIA, 7:05 PM ET
WASHINGTON: 29-53 ATS as an underdog
PHILADELPHIA: 11-2 ATS as a favorite

ORLANDO at BOSTON, 7:35 PM ET
ORLANDO: 6-0 ATS after a non-conference game
BOSTON: 35-58 ATS after a game where they covered the spread

DETROIT at OKLAHOMA CITY, 8:05 PM ET
DETROIT: 1-6 ATS after playing 4 consecutive games as an underdog
OKLAHOMA CITY: 8-1 ATS after a game where both teams scored 90 points or less

NEW JERSEY at CHICAGO, 8:05 PM ET
NEW JERSEY: 10-3 UNDER after playing a game as a home favorite
CHICAGO: 25-11 UNDER after a win by 6 points or less

ATLANTA at MILWAUKEE, 8:05 PM ET
ATLANTA: 20-37 ATS after playing a game as favorite
MILWAUKEE: 58-41 ATS after a game where they covered the spread

HOUSTON at MINNESOTA, 8:05 PM ET
HOUSTON: 23-12 ATS when playing 8 or more games in 14 days
MINNESOTA: 15-27 ATS after one or more consecutive overs

SAN ANTONIO at NEW ORLEANS, 8:05 PM ET
SAN ANTONIO: 132-86 UNDER in January games
NEW ORLEANS: 24-11 UNDER after playing 2 consecutive games as an underdog

PHOENIX at DALLAS, 8:35 PM ET
PHOENIX: 14-28 ATS revenging a loss vs opponent
DALLAS: 9-1 ATS in home games after a division game

SACRAMENTO at PORTLAND, 10:05 PM ET
SACRAMENTO: 2-8 ATS as a road underdog
PORTLAND: 44-23 ATS when playing their 3rd game in 4 days

MEMPHIS at GOLDEN STATE, 10:35 PM ET
MEMPHIS: 68-41 ATS in all games
GOLDEN STATE: 78-54 OVER against Southwest division opponents

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/23/2012 06:33 PM

NBA
Long Sheet

Monday, January 23

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WASHINGTON (2 - 14) at PHILADELPHIA (11 - 5) - 1/23/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 37-61 ATS (-30.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 29-53 ATS (-29.3 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 14-33 ATS (-22.3 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 9-20 ATS (-13.0 Units) in January games over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 134-173 ATS (-56.3 Units) when playing on back-to-back days since 1996.
WASHINGTON is 8-18 ATS (-11.8 Units) against Atlantic division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 32-50 ATS (-23.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) in all games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 11-2 ATS (+8.8 Units) as a favorite this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 26-15 ATS (+9.5 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 7-2 against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 5-4 straight up against PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
7 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ORLANDO (11 - 4) at BOSTON (6 - 9) - 1/23/2012, 7:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 7-5 against the spread versus ORLANDO over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 7-6 straight up against ORLANDO over the last 3 seasons
9 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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DETROIT (4 - 13) at OKLAHOMA CITY (13 - 3) - 1/23/2012, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
OKLAHOMA CITY is 3-1 against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
OKLAHOMA CITY is 4-0 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NEW JERSEY (5 - 12) at CHICAGO (15 - 3) - 1/23/2012, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
NEW JERSEY is 5-2 against the spread versus CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO is 4-3 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ATLANTA (12 - 5) at MILWAUKEE (6 - 9) - 1/23/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 4-13 ATS (-10.3 Units) after allowing 85 points or less over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 8-6 against the spread versus MILWAUKEE over the last 3 seasons
ATLANTA is 8-6 straight up against MILWAUKEE over the last 3 seasons
9 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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HOUSTON (9 - 7) at MINNESOTA (7 - 9) - 1/23/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
HOUSTON is 26-14 ATS (+10.6 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
HOUSTON is 5-2 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 6-1 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SAN ANTONIO (10 - 7) at NEW ORLEANS (3 - 13) - 1/23/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN ANTONIO is 17-31 ATS (-17.1 Units) after allowing 105 points or more over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN ANTONIO is 6-2 against the spread versus NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
SAN ANTONIO is 6-2 straight up against NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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PHOENIX (6 - 9) at DALLAS (10 - 7) - 1/23/2012, 8:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PHOENIX is 14-28 ATS (-16.8 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
DALLAS is 72-46 ATS (+21.4 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DALLAS is 19-7 ATS (+11.3 Units) against Pacific division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
DALLAS is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) in home games after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 196-156 ATS (+24.4 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
DALLAS is 6-2 against the spread versus PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
DALLAS is 7-1 straight up against PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
6 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SACRAMENTO (6 - 11) at PORTLAND (9 - 7) - 1/23/2012, 10:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PORTLAND is 6-2 against the spread versus SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
PORTLAND is 7-1 straight up against SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
6 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MEMPHIS (9 - 6) at GOLDEN STATE (5 - 10) - 1/23/2012, 10:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MEMPHIS is 68-41 ATS (+22.9 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 32-19 ATS (+11.1 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 21-9 ATS (+11.1 Units) in a road game where where the total is between 195 and 199.5 points over the last 3 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 26-15 ATS (+9.5 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
GOLDEN STATE is 4-3 against the spread versus MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
MEMPHIS is 4-3 straight up against GOLDEN STATE over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/23/2012 06:35 PM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, January 23

Hot Teams
-- 76ers covered seven of eight tries as a home favorite.
-- Orlando won six of last seven games (covered last four on road).
-- Thunder won eight of last nine games (4-3 as home favorite).
-- Bulls are 7-0 at home (3-3-1 as home favorite).
-- Hawks won five of last seven games, losing last two at home. Bucks won four of their five home games.
-- Rockets won their last six games (4-1-1 vs spread). Minnesota won three of last four games, is 4-1-1 vs spread in last six.
-- Dallas won/covered its last six home games, but Nowitzki (knee) is out. Suns won their last two games on road, are 4-4 as road underdogs.
-- Sacramento won last two games; they're 2-7 as a road underdog.
-- Grizzlies won their last six games (5-1 vs spread).

Cold Teams
-- Wizards are 0-6 on road (1-4-1 as road underdog).
-- Celtics lost six of their last eight games.
-- Pistons are 1-5-1 vs spread as a road underdog.
-- Nets lost three of last four road games (5-5 as road dog).
-- Spurs lost six of seven road games (1-5-1 vs spread). New Orleans lost its last seven games (2-6 as home underdog).
-- Portland lost five of last seven games (5-2 as home favorite).
-- Warriors lost four of their last five home games.

Totals
-- Last six Washington games went over the total.
-- Last seven Boston home games stayed under the total.
-- Six of eight Detroit road games stayed under the total.
-- Three of last four New Jersey games stayed under total.
-- Under is 3-1-1 in last five Atlanta games.
-- Seven of last ten Houston games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last seven San Antonio games stayed under total.
-- Five of last six Phoenix road games stayed under the total.
-- Eight of Kings' nine road games stayed under the total.
-- Six of seven Memphis road games stayed under total.

Wear and Tear
-- Wizards: 4th game/6 nites. 76ers: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Magic: Had last two nights off. Celtics: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Pistons: 5th game/7 nites. Thunder: 2nd game/5 nites.
-- Nets: 3rd nite in row. Bulls: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Hawks: 4th game/6 nites. Bucks: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Rockets: 3rd game/5 nites. Wolves: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Spurs: 5th game/7 nites. Hornets: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Suns: Had last two nites off. Mavericks: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Kings: 4th game/6 nites. Blazers: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Grizzlies: 4th game/6 nites. Warriors: Had last two nites off.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/23/2012 06:35 PM

NBA

Monday, January 23

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
WASHINGTON vs. PHILADELPHIA
Washington is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington

7:30 PM
ORLANDO vs. BOSTON
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Orlando

8:00 PM
NEW JERSEY vs. CHICAGO
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Jersey's last 10 games
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against New Jersey
Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games

8:00 PM
SAN ANTONIO vs. NEW ORLEANS
San Antonio is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing San Antonio
New Orleans is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Antonio

8:00 PM
ATLANTA vs. MILWAUKEE
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Atlanta's last 19 games when playing Milwaukee
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 9 games when playing at home against Atlanta

8:00 PM
DETROIT vs. OKLAHOMA CITY
Detroit is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Oklahoma City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games

8:00 PM
HOUSTON vs. MINNESOTA
Houston is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games
Minnesota is 2-12-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Houston
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

8:30 PM
PHOENIX vs. DALLAS
Phoenix is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Phoenix is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix

10:00 PM
SACRAMENTO vs. PORTLAND
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Sacramento's last 8 games
Sacramento is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Sacramento
Portland is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Sacramento

10:30 PM
MEMPHIS vs. GOLDEN STATE
Memphis is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Golden State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Golden State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Memphis


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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01/23/2012 06:36 PM

NBA

Monday, January 23

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NBA Top 5: Best under bets in basketball
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The abbreviated NBA season is more than a month old, and already NBA bettors are starting to see some definitive trends.

The biggest pattern standing out is the overwhelming amount of games finishing under the betting total. Heading into Sunday’s schedule, the under has hit in 58.02 percent of NBA games this season (110-152 over/under).

Blame it on post-lockout rust, good defense, or just the grind of the 66-game schedule – whatever the cause, these five teams have been solid bets to stay below the number:

Los Angeles Lakers (5-12 over/under)

The Lakers have played under the total in three straight games heading into Sunday’s date with the Indiana Pacers. Los Angeles doesn’t have the offensive depth it has had in past seasons with Lamar Odom and Shannon Brown playing elsewhere, and rank 24th in the league in bench scoring. The defense has remained stout, giving up just over 90 points a night – fifth in the league.

Minnesota Timberwolves (3-11-1 over/under)

Minnesota isn’t just making money for down-on-their-luck T-Wolves fans playing the spreads (10-5 ATS), the Timberwolves are also cashing in big for under bettors. Kevin Love is the focal point of the offense inside, slowing down the pace of the game, and injuries have stunted any growth in the scoring department. The T-Wolves, however, continue to play tough defense, allowing just three opponents to top the century mark this season.

New York Knicks (4-11 over/under)

Perhaps oddsmakers are overvaluing Mike D'Antoni’s offense. The Knicks head coach is notorious for pushing the tempo, but his stars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire are pleading with their coach to pick up the pace after averaging just 88 points in their last six outings – going 1-5 over/under in that span.

The addition of Tyson Chandler immediately improved New York on defense and the return of Jared Jeffries adds some length inside as well. With the Knicks losing five straight, there may be plenty of value to go the other way and bet the over with New York as they change their offensive philosophy.

Phoenix Suns (4-11 over/under)

The Suns are the fifth-oldest team in the NBA, which doesn’t bode well when thrown into the night-in, night-out grind of the 66-game sked. Steve Nash and Grant Hill have already missed time with injuries, taking a major chunk of offense out of Phoenix’s backcourt. The Suns really don’t boast a go-to-guy like most NBA franchises, and when Marcin Gortat is your second-leading scorer, you know you have issues. Phoenix is currently on an old-timers tour, coming off a 79-71 win over Boston (fourth oldest team) and facing Dallas (NBA’s oldest team) on Monday.

Toronto Raptors (4-11 over/under)

Toronto shares some similarities with Phoenix – and not just because of current GM Bryan Co****elo, who served as the Suns GM for 11 years. The Raptors have a marginal star in forward Andrea Bargnani, who has missed the last five games with a calf injury. Outside of the sharp-shooting Italian, Toronto doesn’t have much scoring prowess and is under the defense-first philosophy of new head coach Dwane Casey.

Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan has hit the ceiling around 20 points per game, leaving the rest of the heavy lifting to reserve guard Leandro Barbosa. It will be interesting to see how low the number goes when the Raptors meet the Suns Tuesday.


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01/23/2012 06:37 PM

NBA

Monday, January 23

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Pick 'n' roll: Monday's best NBA bets
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San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Hornets (5, 178.5)

The San Antonio Spurs head to the Big Easy looking for an answer to their two-game losing skid.

The Spurs, knowing rougher roads could be ahead, gave veteran forward Tim Duncan the night off Saturday, losing 105-102 to the Houston Rockets. Saturday was San Antonio’s fourth game in five nights, and coach Gregg Popovich wanted to give his all-star a two-game hiatus before Monday’s game against the New Orleans Hornets.

New Orleans has lost seven straight games with the two most recent defeats coming at the hands of Texas teams – Dallas and Houston. The Hornets' offense can’t keep pace with star guard Eric Gordon on the sidelines.

They have topped the 90-point mark only once during their slide. San Antonio has won seven of the last nine meetings, but the Hornets defeated the Spurs 96-72 at home in their most recent meeting last January.

Pick: Under


Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics (-2.5, N/A)

In the very recent past, a battle between the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics could represent a preview of the Eastern Conference finals or at least the semifinals.

This season, the Celtics are three games below .500 and the Magic are holding their breath as their franchise player keeps a trade demand on the table. Right now, Orlando is tied for first in the Southeast Division. A trade of Dwight Howard dulls their outlook considerably.

Boston got a turn-back-the-clock performance from Paul Pierce on Sunday but lost Ray Allen to a jammed ankle in the second quarter of a win over the lowly Washington Wizards.

“At the end of the day, your big players have to play well for you to win, especially games when you have guys out,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. Boston hopes to have both Allen and point guard Rajon Rondo back in the lineup when they host the Magic on Monday.

Pick: Magic

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01/23/2012 06:38 PM

NHL
Dunkel

San Jose at Edmonton
The Oilers look to build on their 7-1 record in their last 8 games as a home underdog of +110 to +150. Edmonton is the pick (+150) according to Dunkel, which has the Oilers favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Edmonton (+150). Here are all of today's picks.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23

Game 1-2: Winnipeg at Carolina (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Winnipeg 11.223; Carolina 10.907
Dunkel Line & Total: Winnipeg by 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Carolina (-130); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Winnipeg (+110); Under

Game 3-4: NY Islanders at Toronto (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Islanders 11.383; Toronto 11.889
Dunkel Line & Total: Toronto by 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Toronto (-140); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (-140); Over

Game 5-6: St. Louis at Detroit (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis 11.974; Detroit 12.983
Dunkel Line & Total: Detroit by 1; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Detroit (-155); 5
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-155); Over

Game 7-8: Columbus at Nashville (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Columbus 11.621; Nashville 11.303
Dunkel Line & Total: Columbus by 1/2; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Nashville (-250); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Columbus (+210); Under

Game 9-10: San Jose at Edmonton (9:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Jose 10.156; Edmonton 10.908
Dunkel Line & Total: Edmonton by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: San Jose (-170); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Edmonton (+150); Over

Game 11-12: Ottawa at Los Angeles (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ottawa 11.226; Los Angeles 11.739
Dunkel Line & Total: Los Angeles by 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Los Angeles (-140); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Los Angeles (-140); Under

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