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02/02/2012 01:28 PM

NCAAB

Thursday, February 2

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College funds: Thursday's best NCAAB bets
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LA Bruins at Washington Huskies (-3.5, 142.5)

If UCLA is going to be a player in the Pac-12 race, the Bruins are going to have to prove they can win on the road. Thursday’s test at Washington will be a good place to start.

UCLA is 1-6 on the road this season and with an RPI ranking of 134, it certainly won’t earn an NCAA Tournament berth unless it can solve those road woes immediately. Winning at Washington, which UCLA hasn’t done since 2004, won’t be an easy task. The Huskies are 11-2 at Seattle and tied with California for first in the Pac-12.

However, UCLA continues to shoot the ball well led by the Wear brothers. Travis Wear is shooting 57 percent and twin David is making 51 percent of his shots. As a team, UCLA shoots 49 percent from the floor.

The Bruins have covered the number in five of their last seven and should at least keep this close down to the wire.

Pick: Bruins


Arizona Wildcats at California Golden Bears (-7, 130.5)

California has won 17 straight at home, including 14 this season. The Bears have also shot 50.5 percent and limited opponents to only 36.5 percent from the field at home.

Allen Crabbe and Jorge Gutierrez picked up this season where they left off last. Gutierrez led California last year with 14.6 points per game and was an All-Pac-10 first-team selection.

This season he is averaging 14.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Crabbe was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year last season. This season, he leads the Golden Bears with 15.8 and 6.1.

The Wildcats have struggled of late, going 2-4 in their last six games against opponents with a winning record. Arizona is 0-4 in games decided by five or fewer points, and in each of those games has started the second half poorly.

The over has cashed in 16 of the last 21 meetings between these teams and that looks like a solid play again.

Pick: Over

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02/02/2012 01:30 PM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Oregon State at Colorado
The Buffaloes look to bounce back from a 77-60 loss to UCLA and build on their 10-1 ATS record in their last 11 games following an ATS defeat. Colorado is the pick (-3) according to Dunkel, which has the Buffaloes favored by 5 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Oregon State (-3). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Game 513-514: Duke at Virginia Tech (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Duke 70.230; Virginia Tech 68.000
Dunkel Line: Duke by 2; 137
Vegas Line: Duke by 4 1/2; 140 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Virginia Tech (+4 1/2); Under

Game 515-516: Nebraska at Northwestern (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Nebraska 61.173; Northwestern 65.211
Dunkel Line: Northwestern by 4; 129
Vegas Line: Northwestern by 7; 125 1/2
Dunkel Pick Nebraska (+7); Over

Game 517-518: Wright State at Butler (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wright State 51.282; Butler 61.786
Dunkel Line: Butler by 10 1/2; 119
Vegas Line: Butler by 9; 115
Dunkel Pick: Butler (-9); Over

Game 519-520: James Madison at Old Dominion (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: James Madison 50.395; Old Dominion 63.308
Dunkel Line: Old Dominion by 13; 121
Vegas Line: Old Dominion by 10; 125
Dunkel Pick: Old Dominion (-10); Under

Game 521-522: Detroit at Valparaiso (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 57.867; Valparaiso 58.771
Dunkel Line: Valparaiso by 1; 140
Vegas Line: Valparaiso by 3; 143 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (+3); Under

Game 523-524: Youngstown State at Illinois-Chicago (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Youngstown State 52.713; Illinois-Chicago 52.446
Dunkel Line: Even; 135
Vegas Line: Youngstown State by 2; 130 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Illinois-Chicago (+2); Over

Game 525-526: UL-Monroe at Arkansas State (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UL-Monroe 40.954; Arkansas State 50.854
Dunkel Line: Arkansas State by 10; 127
Vegas Line: Arkansas State by 11 1/2; 122
Dunkel Pick: UL-Monroe (+11 1/2); Over

Game 527-528: Middle Tennessee State at North Texas (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Middle Tennessee State 63.671; North Texas 59.935
Dunkel Line: Middle Tennessee State by 3 1/2; 131
Vegas Line: Middle Tennessee State by 6; 133 1/2
Dunkel Pick: North Texas (+6); Under

Game 529-530: Denver at UL-Lafayette (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Denver 57.212; UL-Lafayette 56.385
Dunkel Line: Denver by 1; 132
Vegas Line: UL-Lafayette by 1; 127
Dunkel Pick: Denver (+1); Over

Game 531-532: Florida Atlantic at South Alabama (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida Atlantic 53.838; South Alabama 51.405
Dunkel Line: Florida Atlantic by 2 1/2; 120
Vegas Line: Florida Atlantic by 3; 124
Dunkel Pick: South Alabama (+3); Under

Game 533-534: Florida International at Troy (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida International 49.985; Troy 50.857
Dunkel Line: Troy by 1; 141
Vegas Line: Troy by 3; 139 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Florida International (+3); Over

Game 535-536: South Carolina at Florida (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: South Carolina 58.216; Florida 74.458
Dunkel Line: Florida by 16; 130
Vegas Line: Florida by 14 1/2; 135
Dunkel Pick: Florida (-14 1/2); Under

Game 537-538: UCLA at Washington (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UCLA 66.436; Washington 67.510
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1; 146
Vegas Line: Washington by 4; 141 1/2
Dunkel Pick: UCLA (+4); Over

Game 539-540: Oregon at Utah (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oregon 60.617; Utah 53.105
Dunkel Line: Oregon by 7 1/2; 122
Vegas Line: Oregon by 10; 126 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Utah (+10); Under

Game 541-542: Oregon State at Colorado (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oregon State 60.478; Colorado 66.104
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 5 1/2; 143
Vegas Line: Colorado by 3; 146 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (-3); Under

Game 543-544: Arizona at California (11:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona 65.805; California 71.433
Dunkel Line: California by 5 1/2; 138
Vegas Line: California by 7 1/2; 131 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (+7 1/2); Over

Game 545-546: USC at Washington State (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: USC 53.790; Washington State 61.230
Dunkel Line: Washington State by 7 1/2; 116
Vegas Line: Washington State by 7; 120
Dunkel Pick: Washington State (-7); Under

Game 547-548: San Diego at St. Mary's (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego 51.870; St. Mary's 70.543
Dunkel Line: St. Mary's by 18 1/2; 144
Vegas Line: St. Mary's by 20 1/2; 140 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+20 1/2); Over

Game 549-550: Portland at Santa Clara (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Portland 46.307; Santa Clara 54.735
Dunkel Line: Santa Clara by 8 1/2; 148
Vegas Line: Santa Clara by 5; 145 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Santa Clara (-5); Over

Game 551-552: Utah State at Nevada (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Utah State 56.403; Nevada 66.469
Dunkel Line: Nevada by 10; 127
Vegas Line: Nevada by 8; 131 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Nevada (-8); Under

Game 553-554: Idaho at Fresno State (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Idaho 54.654; Fresno State 57.650
Dunkel Line: Fresno State by 3; 125
Vegas Line: Fresno State by 4; 130
Dunkel Pick: Idaho (+4); Under

Game 555-556: UC-Santa Barbara at CS-Northridge (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UC-Santa Barbara 55.915; CS-Northridge 44.116
Dunkel Line: UC-Santa Barbara by 12; 145
Vegas Line: UC-Santa Barbara by 8 1/2; 139 1/2
Dunkel Pick: UC-Santa Barbara (-8 1/2); Over

Game 557-558: Cal Poly at CS-Fullerton (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cal Poly 55.191; CS-Fullerton 55.320
Dunkel Line: Even; 133
Vegas Line: CS-Fullerton by 2 1/2; 131 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cal Poly (+2 1/2); Over

Game 559-560: Arizona State at Stanford (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona State 50.761; Stanford 67.444
Dunkel Line: Stanford by 16 1/2; 122
Vegas Line: Stanford by 14; 126
Dunkel Pick: Stanford (-14); Under

Game 561-562: UC-Davis at UC-Irvine (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UC-Davis 38.961; UC-Irvine 54.966
Dunkel Line: UC-Irvine by 16; 144
Vegas Line: UC-Irvine by 11; 138 1/2
Dunkel Pick: UC-Irvine (-11); Over

Game 563-564: Pepperdine at Loyola Marymount (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pepperdine 49.656; Loyola Marymount 57.647
Dunkel Line: Loyola Marymount by 8; 120
Vegas Line: Loyola Marymount by 10; 123
Dunkel Pick: Pepperdine (+10); Under

Game 565-566: Gonzaga at BYU (11:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Gonzaga 63.436; BYU 68.124
Dunkel Line: BYU by 4 1/2; 151
Vegas Line: BYU by 3; 147 1/2
Dunkel Pick: BYU (-3); Over

Game 567-568: Pacific at UC-Riverside (11:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pacific 52.012; UC-Riverside 53.366
Dunkel Line: UC-Riverside by 1 1/2; 115
Vegas Line: UC-Riverside by 4; 120 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pacific (+4); Under

Game 569-570: Canisius at Iona (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Canisius 39.754; Iona 60.869
Dunkel Line: Iona by 21; 155
Vegas Line: Iona by 24 1/2; 148 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Canisius (+24 1/2); Over

Game 571-572: College of Charleston at Elon (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: College of Charleston 51.180; Elon 49.673
Dunkel Line: College of Charleston by 1 1/2; 133
Vegas Line: College of Charleston by 4; 139
Dunkel Pick: Elon (+4); Under

Game 573-574: Chattanooga at Western Carolina (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chattanooga 47.385; Western Carolina 48.233
Dunkel Line: Western Carolina by 1; 141
Vegas Line: Western Carolina by 3; 138
Dunkel Pick: Chattanooga (+3); Over

Game 575-576: Samford at Appalachian State (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Samford 46.820; Appalachian State 50.985
Dunkel Line: Appalachian State by 4; 130
Vegas Line: Appalachian State by 7 1/2; 133
Dunkel Pick: Samford (+7 1/2); Under

Game 577-578: The Citadel at NC-Greensboro (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: The Citadel 40.669; NC-Greensboro 52.994
Dunkel Line: NC-Greensboro by 12 1/2; 146
Vegas Line: NC-Greensboro by 10; 140
Dunkel Pick: NC-Greensboro (-10); Over

Game 579-580: Jacksonville State at Tennessee-Martin (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Jacksonville State 46.231; Tennessee-Martin 43.009
Dunkel Line: Jacksonville State by 3; 121
Vegas Line: Jacksonville State by 5; 125
Dunkel Pick: Tennessee-Martin (+5); Under

Game 581-582: Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tennessee Tech 50.549; Austin Peay 54.194
Dunkel Line: Austin Peay by 3 1/2; 152
Vegas Line: Austin Peay by 2 1/2; 147 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Austin Peay (-2 1/2); Over

Game 583-584: SE Missouri State at Murray State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: SE Missouri State 48.685; Murray State 65.782
Dunkel Line: Murray State by 17; 134
Vegas Line: Murray State by 14 1/2; 140 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Murray State (-14 1/2); Under

Game 585-586: Morehead State at SIU-Edwardsville (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Morehead State 50.746; SIU-Edwardsville 45.639
Dunkel Line: Morehead State by 5; 133
Vegas Line: Morehead State by 6 1/2; 130
Dunkel Pick: SIU-Edwardsville (+6 1/2); Over

Game 587-588: Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Illinois (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Eastern Kentucky 46.084; Eastern Illinois 45.267
Dunkel Line: Eastern Kentucky by 1; 122
Vegas Line: Eastern Illinois by 2; 127
Dunkel Pick: Eastern Kentucky (+2); Under

Game 589-590: Marist at Manhattan (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Marist 44.427; Manhattan 58.839
Dunkel Line: Manhattan by 14 1/2; 135
Vegas Line: Manhattan by 16; 139
Dunkel Pick: Marist (+16); Under

Game 591-592: Eastern Washington at Northern Arizona (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Eastern Washington 50.517; Northern Arizona 41.302
Dunkel Line: Eastern Washington by 9; 138
Vegas Line: Eastern Washington by 6 1/2; 135
Dunkel Pick: Eastern Washington (-6 1/2); Over

Game 593-594: Portland State at Weber State (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Portland State 49.647; Weber State 59.467
Dunkel Line: Weber State by 10; 148
Vegas Line: Weber State by 11; 153 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Portland State (+11); Under

Game 595-596: Sacramento State at Northern Colorado (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Sacramento State 41.068; Northern Colorado 49.282
Dunkel Line: Northern Colorado by 8; 141
Vegas Line: Northern Colorado by 6 1/2; 138
Dunkel Pick: Northern Colorado (-6 1/2); Over

Game 597-598: Idaho State at Montana State (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Idaho State 47.253; Montana State 50.567
Dunkel Line: Montana State by 3 1/2; 140
Vegas Line: Montana State by 4 1/2; 135 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Idaho State (+4 1/2); Over

Game 601-602: IPFW at Western Illinois (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: IPFW 45.579; Western Illinois 53.875
Dunkel Line: Western Illinois by 8 1/2; 118
Vegas Line: Western Illinois by 7 1/2; 123 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Western Illinois (-7 1/2); Under

Game 603-604: Oral Roberts at South Dakota State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oral Roberts 64.775; South Dakota State 67.460
Dunkel Line: South Dakota State by 2 1/2; 156
Vegas Line: South Dakota State by 3; 149
Dunkel Pick: Oral Roberts (+3); Over

Game 605-606: Southern Utah at North Dakota State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Southern Utah 50.361; North Dakota State 63.243
Dunkel Line: North Dakota State by 13; 127
Vegas Line: North Dakota State by 11; 131
Dunkel Pick: North Dakota State (-11); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/02/2012 01:32 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Memphis at Atlanta
The Grizzlies are coming off a 100-97 win over Denver and look to build on their 4-0 ATS record in their last 4 games after scoring 100 points or more in the previous game. Memphis is the pick (+4) according to Dunkel, which has the Hawks favored by only 1. Dunkel Pick: Memphis (+4). Here are all of today's picks

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Game 501-502: Memphis at Atlanta (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Memphis 121.372; Atlanta 122.181
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 1; 177
Vegas Line & Total: Atlanta by 4; 183 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Memphis (+4); Under

Game 503-504: Chicago at New York (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 123.744; New York 116.869
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 7; 190
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago by 3 1/2; 187
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (-3 1/2); Over

Game 505-506: New Orleans at San Antonio (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Orleans 114.271; San Antonio 120.198
Dunkel Line & Total: San Antonio by 6; 187
Vegas Line & Total: San Antonio by 9 1/2; 183 1/2
Dunkel Pick: New Orleans (+9 1/2); Over

Game 507-508: Portland at Sacramento (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Portland 123.663; Sacramento 112.462
Dunkel Line & Total: Portland by 11;188
Vegas Line & Total: Portland by 3; 190
Dunkel Pick: Portland (-3); Under

Game 509-510: Denver at LA Clippers (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Denver 122.884; LA Clippers 121.581
Dunkel Line & Total: Denver by 1 1/2; 202
Vegas Line & Total: LA Clippers by 2; 206 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Denver (+2); Under

Game 511-512: Utah at Golden State (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Utah 116.305; Golden State 122.446
Dunkel Line & Total: Golden State by 6; 198
Vegas Line & Total: Golden State by 4 1/2; 194
Dunkel Pick: Golden State (-4 1/2); Over

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/02/2012 01:34 PM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Thursday, February 2

Hot Teams
-- Hawks won their last six home games (4-4 as home favorite).
-- Bulls covered six of last eight games as a road favorite.
-- Spurs won/covered four of their last five home games.
-- Clippers won five of their last six games.

Cold Teams
-- Grizzlies lost four of their last five games.
-- Knicks are 1-5 as an underdog, 0-2 at home.
-- Hornets lost 11 of last 12 games, but covered four of last five on road.
-- Kings lost last five games, losing last two by 3 points each. Portland lost seven of its last nine road games.
-- Nuggets lost last two games, after winning previous six.
-- Warriors are 1-3 as a home favorite this season. Utah is 2-4 as a road underdog this season.

Wear and Tear
-- Grizzlies: 4th game/6 nites. Hawks: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Bulls: 5th game/7 nites. Knicks: 2nd game/5 nites.
-- Hornets: 5th game/7 nites. Spurs: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Blazers: 3rd game/4 nites. Kings: 2nd game/5 nites.
-- Nuggets: 3rd game/5 nites. Clippers: 4th game/5 nites.
-- Jazz: 5th game/7 nites. Warriors: 2nd game/5 nites.

Totals
-- Last six Memphis games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last eight New York games stayed under total.
-- Three of Hornets' last four road games went over total.
-- 10 of last 12 Sacramento games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Denver road games went over the total.
-- Over is 8-3 in Warriors' last eleven games.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/02/2012 01:35 PM

NBA

Thursday, February 2

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Pick 'n' roll: Thursday's best NBA bets
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Memphis Grizzlies at Atlanta Hawks (-4.5, 182.5)

The Atlanta Hawks could have easily tanked when Al Horford hit the shelf with a pectoral injury and nobody would have thought much about it.

Instead, the Hawks have won nine of the 11 games they have played without the All-Star center, going 6-4-1 against the number.

Joe Johnson scored 30 points in a 100-77 blowout of the Raptors on Tuesday, upping his scoring average to a team-leading 19.1 points per game.

"From a scorer's standpoint, you kind of look at how your first couple of baskets are," Johnson told reporters. "I got two really easy baskets and that just gets you into a rhythm. I kept getting great looks."

With Memphis coming off an impressive 100-97 overtime win over Denver, this total is looking a little low. We’ll take a shot with the over.

Pick: Over


Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors (-4.5, 194.5)

Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson feels like he’s making progress with his club.

With Tyreke Evans putting up 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and Golden State’s bench outscoring Sacramento’s 43-21, the Warriors came away with a 93-90 win Tuesday.

"Anytime you've got some players, some home run hitters on that starting lineup, it's a tough decision," Jackson said about giving his bench big minutes. "Because you know what you're going to get, offensively especially. ... The bench guys just played great. I've always said, if you want to play, force me to leave you in. And those guys did exactly that. They deserved to win or lose this ballgame."

The Warriors came away with the win, but it wasn’t enough to get them to the pay window as 4.5-point favorites. Golden State is now just 1-5 against the spread in its last six, but this team is getting closer.

Utah has some problems on the road allowing almost 103 points per game, while going 2-4 against the spread.

We like Jackson’s club to cash in here at home.

Pick: Warriors


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02/02/2012 01:37 PM

NHL
Armdillo's Write-Up

Thursday, February 2

Hot teams
-- Boston won three of its last four home games.
-- Nashville won its last five games, outscoring foes 20-8.
-- Lightning won its last five games, scoring 19 goals.
-- Edmonton won three of its last four home games.
-- Red Wings won eight of their last nine games. Vancouver won its last three games, all by one goal.
-- Sharks won four of their last five home games.

Cold teams
-- Hurricanes lost nine of their last ten road games.
-- New Jersey lost three of its last four games. Canadiens lost seven of their last nine road games.
-- Flyers lost last three home games, last two in SOs.
-- Winnipeg lost seven of its last ten games.
-- Minnesota lost ten of its last eleven road games. Colorado lost its last three games, all by 3-2 scores.
-- Blackhawks lost their last five road games.
-- Dallas Stars lost five of their last seven games.

Totals
-- Five of last six Carolina games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 7-2-1 in last ten Montreal games.
-- Six of last seven Nashville road games stayed under total.
-- Six of last eight Winnipeg road games stayed under the total.
-- Over is 3-1-1 in last five Minnesota games.
-- Three of last four Chicago games stayed under the total.
-- Eight of last nine Detroit games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Dallas road games went over the total.

Series records
-- Hurricanes won all three games against Boston this season.
-- Devils won ten of last thirteen games against Montreal.
-- Home side won last two Nashville-Philly games.
-- Jets lost 11 of last 12 games against Tampa Bay.
-- Avalanche lost five of last six games with Minnesota.
-- Oilers are 4-3 in last seven games with Chicago, winning last two here.
-- Cancuks won last three games with Detroit, outscoring them 8-3.
-- Sharks won last four games with Dallas, outscoring them 21-6.

Back-to-Back
-- Dallas Stars are 0-8 when they played the night before.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/02/2012 01:39 PM

NHL

Thursday, February 2

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Ice picks: Thursday’s best NHL bets
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Nashville Predators at Philadelphia Flyers (-130, 5.5)

So far, the Nashville Predators are doing a good job of keeping Ryan Suter’s contract status from being a distraction.

Suter told reporters over the All-Star break that he didn’t think he was going to sign a contract extension before the trade deadline, which sparked a lot of controversy.

However, it’s not like the team isn’t trying to get a deal done. Nashville management met with Suter’s agent again early this week and seem determined to keep the rearguard around.

And why wouldn’t they? Suter and Shea Weber could be the best defensive pairing in the league and are a huge factor in Nashville’s success this season.

The Preds have lost just once in their last 11 games and that was when they gave starting goaltender Pekka Rinne a rest midway through last month.

Despite Philadelphia’s potent offense, the Flyers are going to have a tough time generating quality scoring chances on Thursday.

Pick: Predators


Montreal Canadiens at New Jersey Devils (-150, 5)

The Montreal Canadiens seek their fifth straight victory in the Garden State on Thursday when they face the New Jersey Devils. This is the third of four meetings between the clubs this season. They split the first two games with the road team winning both contests.

The Canadiens haven't missed the postseason since 2007, but are tied for the second-fewest points in the Eastern Conference. Earning victories on the road has been a tough task. The Canadiens' 2-6-1 road record since Dec. 15 is second-worst among East teams, even though they've been tied or leading after two periods in their last six away from home.

Meanwhile, the Devils will be without Cs Travis Zajac and Adam Henrique, who are both out with injuries. Dainius Zubrus will center the top line with Ilya Kovalchuk and captain Zach Parise despite being a natural right wing.

Kovalchuk is on a hot streak again and the Devils are dangerous, but this is too much chalk for our liking.

Pick: Over

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02/02/2012 01:40 PM

NHL
Dunkel

Detroit at Vancouver
The Red Wings look to build on their 6-0 record in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Detroit is the pick (+105) according to Dunkel, which has the Red Wings favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Detroit (+105). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Game 51-52: Carolina at Boston (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Carolina 11.068; Boston 12.433
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Boston (-270); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-270); Over

Game 53-54: Montreal at New Jersey (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Montreal 11.433; New Jersey 10.426
Dunkel Line & Total: Montreal by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: New Jersey (-150); 5
Dunkel Pick: Montreal (+130); Under

Game 55-56: Nashville at Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Nashville 11.542; Philadelphia 11.839
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Philadelphia (-125); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-125); Over

Game 57-58: Winnipeg at Tampa Bay (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Winnipeg 11.635; Tampa Bay 10.724
Dunkel Line & Total: Winnipeg by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Tampa Bay (-150); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Winnipeg (+130); Under

Game 59-60: Minnesota at Colorado (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 10.086; Colorado 11.615
Dunkel Line & Total: Colorado by 1 1/2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Colorado (-140); 5
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (-140); Under

Game 61-62: Chicago at Edmonton (9:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 10.312; Edmonton 11.650
Dunkel Line & Total: Edmonton by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago (-170); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Edmonton (+150); Over

Game 63-64: Detroit at Vancouver (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 12.544; Vancouver 11.745
Dunkel Line & Total: Detroit by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Vancouver (-125); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (+105); Over

Game 65-66: Dallas at San Jose (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 11.080; San Jose 12.725
Dunkel Line & Total: San Jose by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: San Jose (-200); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Jose (-200); Under

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02/02/2012 01:41 PM

NHL
Short Sheet

Thursday, February 2

CAROLINA at BOSTON, 7:05 PM ET
CAROLINA: 0-7 SU off a home loss by 2 goals or more
BOSTON: 19-3 SU when playing only their 2nd game in 5 days

MONTREAL at NEW JERSEY, 7:05 PM ET
MONTREAL: 9-2 SU in road games revenging a loss vs opponent of 2 goals or more
NEW JERSEY: 27-45 SU after having lost 2 of their last 3 games

NASHVILLE at PHILADELPHIA, 7:05 PM ET
NASHVILLE: 14-7 SU in road games after scoring 3 goals or more in 3 straight games
PHILADELPHIA: 35-33 SU in home games

WINNIPEG at TAMPA BAY, 7:35 PM ET
WINNIPEG: 1-7 SU after playing 3 consecutive road games
TAMPA BAY: 42-28 SU after playing a home game

MINNESOTA at COLORADO, 9:05 PM ET
MINNESOTA: 24-17 SU vs. division opponents
COLORADO: 2-11 SU vs. division opponents

CHICAGO at EDMONTON, 9:35 PM ET
CHICAGO: 11-2 SU after 3 or more consecutive losses
EDMONTON: 10-29 SU after a division game

DETROIT at VANCOUVER, 10:05 PM ET
DETROIT: 17-5 SU after a win by 2 goals or more
VANCOUVER: 6-11 SU in home games off 2 or more consecutive home wins

DALLAS at SAN JOSE, 10:35 PM ET
DALLAS: 6-1 SU in road games after a division game
SAN JOSE: 11-14 SU after playing a home game

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02/02/2012 01:42 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Thursday, February 2

MEMPHIS at ATLANTA, 7:35 PM ET
MEMPHIS: 34-21 ATS as an underdog
ATLANTA: 12-23 ATS in non-conference games

CHICAGO at NEW YORK, 8:05 PM ET NBA
CHICAGO: 13-3 ATS off an upset loss as a road favorite
NEW YORK: 2-8 ATS in home games

NEW ORLEANS at SAN ANTONIO, 8:35 PM ET
NEW ORLEANS: 26-10 UNDER when playing their 3rd game in 4 days
SAN ANTONIO: 200-150 UNDER as a home favorite of 6.5 to 12 points

PORTLAND at SACRAMENTO, 10:05 PM ET
PORTLAND: 25-9 ATS in road games after a game where they made 55% of their shots or better
SACRAMENTO: 8-18 ATS after 2 or more consecutive unders

DENVER at LA CLIPPERS, 10:35 PM ET NBA
DENVER: 28-15 ATS as an underdog
LA CLIPPERS: 3-12 ATS after a road game where both teams score 100 or more points

UTAH at GOLDEN STATE, 10:35 PM ET
UTAH: 104-72 OVER in road games after scoring 105 points or more
GOLDEN STATE: 63-37 OVER as a home favorite of 3.5 to 6 points

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