cnotes Posts:25777 Followers:33
02/06/2012 03:08 PM

Armadillo: Monday's six-pack

College basketball referee Roger Ayers has worked 69 games this year, more than any official in the country, in roughly 88 days since season started around November 11. Here is part of Ayers' schedule from last week........think these guys are overworked? (home team in caps)

Jan 28-- Virginia 61, NC STATE 60

Jan 29-- NORTH CAROLINA 93, Georgia Tech 81

Jan 30-- WOFFORD 82, Western Carolina 56

Jan 31-- MARQUETTE 66, Seton Hall 59

Feb 1-- St John's 87, DEPAUL 51

Feb 2-- UL-LAFAYETTE 72, Denver 71

Lot of games, lot of running, lot of money. All in six days.


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Armadillo: Monday's List of 13: Wrapping up a Super Bowl Sunday........

13) The NFL is highly popular because anyone can win; Green Bay won LY's title; they're the smallest market in the league. Giants were 7-7 with two games left in the season, but they won their division, then won this year's tournament and are now World Champs for the fourth time.

12) Giants are 4-1 in Super Bowls; they trailed all five games at the half.

11) Lucky's Sports Book paid off 60-1 on a safety being the first score of the Super Bowl; who would bet money on something like this? Thought the odds on that would be lot higher than 60-1.

10) Letting the Giants score that last TD was sound strategy; Patriots did come fairly close to catching that Hail Mary pass on the last play. If they just sat there and let the Giants kick a 24-yard FG, it wouldn't have been the play that gave them the best chance to win.

Patriots will regret the missed Brady/Welker pass with 4:00 left when it was 17-15. They'll regret it for a long time, as in forever, every time that Super Bowl film airs.

9) Other than Tom Brady, who do the Patriots pay all their money to? They need more star players, no? They have to be pretty far under the salary cap.

8) The intentional grounding penalty on New England that resulted in the 2-0 Giants' lead had to set an all-time NFL record for longest pass thrown that was called intentional grounding.

Kurt Warner tweeted that he didn't like the call because the ball was down the middle. Can you ever remember seeing intentional grounding called on a pass thrown that far down the middle of the field? I can't.

7) I know yesterday was Super Sunday, but best story of the day was Kyle Stanley shrugging off last week's disaster, when he shot an 8 on the last hole to blow a sure thing, losing in a playoff. He won Phoenix Open Sunday, as Spencer Levin blew his 6-shot lead after three rounds.

Tremendous story, showing how keeping an even keel lets you bounce back from adversity. Stanley was distraught after his loss last week, but he bounced back in the best way possible this week. Good for him.

6) Miami Hurricanes won 78-74 in OT as a 12-point underdog at Duke, big win for the Canes' NCAA hopes. Bottom line, though, is that Duke isn't as good as usual- they struggle against really athletic teams, losing to Florida State and Miami, both at home.

5) Dumbest Super Bowl prop bet: You could have gotten 200-1 that no touchdowns would've been scored in this game. I would've booked those bets, then held my breath......a lot........lol.

4) He is supposedly a very nice man, but I can't stand Tony Dungy on TV; listening to Dungy is like listening to freakin' Mister Rogers, which is why I rarely watch NBC's ****/halftime stuff. Its not good.

3) What do other channels show during the Super Bowl? Not like anyone is watching; I saw World Series of Poker, World's Strongest Man, and the ESPN documentary on Chris Herren all being shown. Couple of years the figure skating championships were on. Now that figures.

Other stuff that was on during the Super Bowl.......
ABC-- America's Funniest Home Videos
TNT-- Three episodes of Law and Order
USA-- Three episodes of Law and Order/Special Victims Unit
Food Channel-- Cupcake Wars
Bravo-- Real Housewives of Atlanta
Spike Channel-- Auction Hunters

Did you know Oprah Winfrey has a private jet worth $42M?? Damn.

2) I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that Coach Belichick has won zero Super Bowl titles since it was proven he is a cheater. Last time he won a title was 2004. Tom Brady ain't getting any younger. His career record in games not quarterbacked by Brady is ten games under .500.

1) Congrats to Tom Coughlin on winning his second Super Bowl title; he will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame someday, deservedly so. He's taken a lot of grief from the frontrunning New York media/fans, but he persevered and is now at the pinnacle of his profession. Again.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/06/2012 03:09 PM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Connecticut at Louisville
The Cardinals look to take advantage of a Connecticut team that is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 road games. Louisville is the pick (-4 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Cardinals favored by 6 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Louisville (-4 1/2). Here are all of today's picks.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Game 521-522: Connecticut at Louisville (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Connecticut 63.174; Louisville 69.739
Dunkel Line: Louisville by 6 1/2; 131
Vegas Line: Louisville by 4 1/2; 127 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Louisville (-4 1/2); Over

Game 523-524: Missouri at Oklahoma (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Missouri 70.618; Oklahoma 66.489
Dunkel Line: Missouri by 4; 142
Vegas Line: Missouri by 5 1/2; 146
Dunkel Pick Oklahoma (+5 1/2); Under

Game 525-526: Texas at Texas A&M (5:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas 68.146; Texas A&M 67.237
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1; 121
Vegas Line: Texas by 2 1/2; 125 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas A&M (+2 1/2); Under

Game 527-528: Marquette at DePaul (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Marquette 69.254; DePaul 56.529
Dunkel Line: Marquette by 12 1/2; 160
Vegas Line: Marquette by 9 1/2; 156
Dunkel Pick: Marquette (-9 1/2); Over

Game 529-530: Wofford at Davidson (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wofford 54.329; Davidson 62.652
Dunkel Line: Davidson by 8 1/2; 139
Vegas Line: Davidson by 10 1/2; 135 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Wofford (+10 1/2); Over

Game 531-532: Appalachian State at Elon (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Appalachian State 48.575; Elon 49.462
Dunkel Line: Elon by 1; 132
Vegas Line: Elon by 2; 138
Dunkel Pick: Appalachian State (+2); Under

Game 533-534: Furman at Georgia Southern (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Furman 50.734; Georgia Southern 51.037
Dunkel Line: Even; 126
Vegas Line: Georgia Southern by 2; 129 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Furman (+2); Under

Game 535-536: Idaho State at Montana (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Idaho State 45.010; Montana 62.927
Dunkel Line: Montana by 18; 133
Vegas Line: Montana by 15 1/2; 129 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Montana (-15 1/2); Over

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/06/2012 03:11 PM

NCAAB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, February 6

UConn beat Louisville 69-66 in Big East tourney finals LY, after losing to Cardinals twice during season; they lost six of last nine games after a win over Seton Hall Saturday ended their 3-game skid. UConn is 1-3 in its last four road games, losing by 12-7-14 points- this is second time they've been Big East dog this season. Big East home favorites of less than 6 points are 9-7 against the spread. Louisville won/covered its last four games, allowing an average of 63.3 ppg.

Very quick turnaround for Missouri team coming off a highly emotional win over Kansas 48 hours ago; Tigers (-12.5) pounded on Oklahoma in conference opener 87-49, shooting 59% from floor, 12-21 from the arc. Sooners lost four of last five games; they're 2-6 as a Big X underdog, 1-2 at home, losing home games by 11-12-7 points, with wins over K-State, Texas Tech. Big X single digit home underdogs are 7-4-1 against spread. Missouri is extremely ripe to get upset in this game.

Texas (-12) beat Texas A&M 61-51 Jan 11, outscoring Aggies 22-8 on foul line; A&M shot 39.6% for game, 5-17 from arc. Young Texas club is 0-4 on Big X road, losing away games by 6-11-4-5 points; they're 0-5 vs spread as a Big X favorite. Big X home teams are 6-2-1 vs spread when number is 3 or less points. Aggies lost three of last four games, but have covered five in row and seven of last nine; they're 3-2 in Big X games at home, and have covered five of six as a conference underdog.

Marquette had its 7-game win streak snapped at Notre Dame Saturday; Eagles are 2-3 on Big East road, winning by 7 at Providence, at Villanova by 4- they're 5-4 as Big East favorite, 2-1 on road. DePaul is improved, but still just 2-7 in conference; Blue Demons are 4-5 against spread as a Big East underdog, 2-2 at home, with home losses by 19-8-16-6 points, with a win over Pitt. Big East single digit home underdogs are 13-12-1 against the spread. Marquette beat DePaul by 30 in LY's meeting.

Wofford (+6.5) lost 72-69 at home to Davidson in conference opener on Dec 1; Terriers shot 52.7% from floor, but were outscored 19-7 on foul line. Wofford had its 6-game win streak snapped by Samford at home in OT Saturday, as a 12-point favorite; they're 4-2 as SoCon underdog, 2-1 on road. Terriers are 3-1 on SoCon road, with only loss by 10. Davidson won/covered all six of its conference home games. Southern Conference double digit home favorites are 10-5 against the spread.

Appalachian State (-5.5) beat Elon 81-66 at home nine days ago, making 53.5% from floor, just 15-28 from line; it was ASU's 7th straight win vs Elon. App State lost five of last seven games; they're 3-2 in league road games, but 1-2 as underdog, losing their last three away games by 2-12-4 points. SoCon home favorites of less than 5 points are 12-5 against the spread. Elon won four of last five games, with three wins by five or less points, or in OT. Phoenix is 1-4 as a SoCon home favorite this year.

Furman (-8) beat Georgia Southern 64-54 at home Jan 19, holding Eagles to 34% from floor; Paladins won/covered last four road games- they are 2-5 vs spread as SoCon underdog, 2-3 on road, losing away games by 7-21-6 points. SoCon home favorites of less than 5 points are 12-5 against the spread. Georgia Southern won four of its last five games; they're 1-2 as SoCon home favorite, as underdogs covered their last four home tilts. Eagles' last five games were all decided by six or less points.

Montana (-6) crushed Idaho State 68-44 in Pocatello Jan 7, forcing 21 Bengal turnovers, shooting 60% from floor. Griz had tough rivalry win at Montana State Saturday night while ISU was off. Montana is 4-0 as a Big Sky home favorite, winning home games by 11-8-18-29 points. Big Sky double digit home favorites are 7-7 against the spread. Bengals won/ covered their last four games, with two OT wins; they're 4-1 as Big Sky road underdog, 3-2 SU, losing by 14 at Weber St., 12 at Portland St.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:25777 Followers:33
02/06/2012 03:13 PM

NCAAB

Monday, February 6

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College funds: Monday's best NCAAB bets
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Connecticut Huskies at Louisville Cardinals (-4.5, 127.5)

Two of the best defensive teams in the Big East lock horns on Monday when Connecticut travels to No. 25 Louisville.

The Huskies, playing without head coach Jim Calhoun (medical leave), snapped a four-game losing streak by routing Seton Hall, 69-46, on Saturday. The surging Cardinals, meanwhile, have won four straight, including a 78-66 home victory over Rutgers.

The Huskies rank third nationally — one spot ahead of the Cardinals — in field-goal percentage defense, holding foes to 36.7 shooting from the floor while blocking 6.7 shots (6th in Division I). They are vulnerable from the perimeter, however — Connecticut allows opponents to hit 34 percent from 3-point range, 15th in the Big East, and also rank 14th in the league in turnover margin (minus-2.1).

The Huskies are led by sophomore shooting guard Jeremy Lamb (17.6 ppg) and freshman center Andre Drummond (10.2 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 2.7 bpg), who blocked seven shots against Seton Hall.

Pick: Huskies


Marquette Golden Eagles at DePaul Blue Demons (10, 156)

Still smarting from Saturday's 76-59 setback at Notre Dame, No. 15 Marquette wraps up its brief Midwestern road trip when it travels to Chicago for a Monday night clash with rival DePaul.

The Golden Eagles had won seven Big East games in a row before falling to the Fighting Irish, who made 11 3-point shots. The Blue Demons, meanwhile, fell into a tie for last place in the conference after a 74-66 defeat at Cincinnati.

The young Blue Demons rank third in the league in scoring (74.5) but have been giving up far too much at the other end, ranking last in points allowed (75.1) and rebounding margin (minus-6.6) while allowing opponents to shoot 48 percent, easily the worst figure in the conference.

DePaul has remained competitive thanks to the dynamic sophomore tandem of forward Cleveland Melvin (18.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg) and guard Brandon Young (15.5 ppg, 5.0 apg).

Only Cincinnati has attempted more 3-pointers among Big East teams than DePaul's 478.

Pick: Over

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02/06/2012 03:14 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Oklahoma City at Portland
The Thunder look to take advantage of a Portland team that is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games as an underdog. Oklahoma City is the pick (-1) according to Dunkel, which has the Thunder favored by 4. Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-1). Here are all of today's picks

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Game 501-502: Toronto at Washington (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 109.022; Washington 115.217
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 6; 193 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Washington by 3 1/3 1/2; 186 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-4); Over

Game 503-504: LA Clippers at Orlando (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Clippers 120.587; Orlando 121.091
Dunkel Line & Total: Orlando by 1; 188
Vegas Line & Total: LA Clippers by 1 1/2; 191
Dunkel Pick: Orlando (+1 1/2); Under

Game 505-506: LA Lakers at Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Lakers 120.388; Philadelphia 122.205
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 2; 179 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Philadelphia by 4; 177
Dunkel Pick: LA Lakers (+4); Over

Game 507-508: Phoenix at Atlanta (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 112.278; Atlanta 122.012
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 9 1/2; 183
Vegas Line & Total: Atlanta by 7 1/2; 188
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-7 1/2); Under

Game 509-510: Chicago at New Jersey (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 123.440; New Jersey 111.843
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 11 1/2; 188 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago by 9; 191 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (-9); Under

Game 511-512: Utah at New York (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Utah 117.986; New York 119.907
Dunkel Line & Total: New York by 2; 191
Vegas Line & Total: New York by 4; 195 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Utah (+4); Under

Game 513-514: San Antonio at Memphis (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Antonio 119.527; Memphis 126.340
Dunkel Line & Total: Memphis by 7; 189
Vegas Line & Total: Memphis by 1; 185
Dunkel Pick: Memphis (-1); Over

Game 515-516: Sacramento at New Orleans (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Sacramento 111.829; New Orleans 114.620
Dunkel Line & Total: New Orleans by 3; 184
Vegas Line & Total: New Orleans by 1 1/2; 185
Dunkel Pick: New Orleans (-1 1/2); Under

Game 517-518: Houston at Denver (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston 118.334; Denver 124.467
Dunkel Line & Total: Denver by 6; 212
Vegas Line & Total: Denver by 7 1/2; 208
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+7 1/2); Over

Game 519-520: Oklahoma City at Portland (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma City 124.383; Portland 120.163
Dunkel Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 4; 202
Vegas Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 1; 195 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-1); Over

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/06/2012 03:16 PM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, February 6

Hot Teams
-- Orlando won its last three games, by 6-8-4 points. Clippers won five of their last six games.
-- 76ers won five of their last six games (10-3 as home favorite).
-- Bulls covered seven of last ten games as a road favorite.
-- Knicks covered their last four games, but are 3-6 as a home favorite.
-- Spurs won last four games, covered last five.
-- Sacramento won its last two games, covered its last four, but they're 4-9 vs spread as a road underdog.
-- Trailblazers won/covered their last five home games. Oklahoma City won six of its last eight games.

Cold Teams
-- Raptors lost three of last four games; they're 9-7 as a road underdog. Washington is 3-10 at home, but 2-1 as a home favorite.
-- Lakers are 3-7 away from Staples Center.
-- Suns covered three of their last ten road games. Atlanta lost its last two home games, is 3-6 vs spread in last nine games as home favorite.
-- Nets are 3-7 at home, 2-4 as home underdogs.
-- Utah lost five of its seven road games.
-- Grizzlies lost six of last eight games, but they're 5-2 as home faves.
-- Hornets lost nine of their last ten road games.
-- Rockets lost three of last four games; they're 2-7 as road underdogs. Denver lost four of its last five games.

Wear and Tear
-- Raptors: 5th game/7 nites. Wizards: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Clippers: 6th game/9 nites. Magic: 8th game/12 nites.
-- Lakers: 3rd game/4 nites. 76ers: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Suns: 6th game/9 nites. Hawks: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Bulls: 6th game/9 nites. Nets: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Jazz: 4th game/6 nites. Knicks: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Spurs: 6th game/9 nites. Grizzlies: 6th game/8 nites.
-- Kings: 3rd game/5 nites. Hornets: 6th game/9 nites.
-- Rockets: 3rd game/4 nites. Nuggets: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Thunder: 3rd game/4 nites. Blazers: 4th game/6 nites.

Totals
-- Last four Toronto road games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last nine Clipper games went over the total.
-- Last three Laker games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last six Phoenix road games stayed under total.
-- Six of last eight Chicago games went over the total.
-- Six of last eight New York games stayed under the total.
-- Eight of last nine Memphis games stayed under.
-- Ten of last eleven Sacramento road games stayed under.
-- Five of last seven Houston road games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last six Thunder games went over the total.

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cnotes Posts:25777 Followers:33
02/06/2012 03:17 PM

NBA

Monday, February 6

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Scouting the schedule: Hot NBA betting trends
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When the NBA settled its lockout in December the league was forced to condense a 66-game schedule into a four-month span. We examined the affect of this season’s NBA crammed schedule on the teams and their play on the court.

The results in games played through Sunday, Feb. 5 have been interesting. All results are ATS (against the spread) unless noted otherwise.

Advantage: Oddsmakers

The linemakers have done a solid job balancing the action with home teams holding a slight edge, going 186-170 ATS overall.

They have over compensated teams off back-to-back wins in their last two games, though. These squads are just 75-101 ATS this season, including 7-23 ATS when facing a foe that was upset as a favorite in its previous game.

Totally Unfair

The action on teams playing with no rest has been fairly balanced as those who played the previous day are 112-115 ATS overall.

Breaking it down, unrested teams versus rested opponents are 56-69 SU and 62-63 ATS, including 7-19 ATS when facing an opponent off back-to-back defeats.

However, when it comes to totals involving teams in back-to-backers the under players have cleaned up.

That’s confirmed by the fact that overs are just 93-130-4 ATS, including 28-66-2 ATS in a battle of two unrested opponents and a mind-blowing 8-38-2 ATS if the total in the game is 190 or greater.

In Need Of Oxygen

Matchups involving a pair of unrested foes have seen road teams taking their lumps, going 17-31 ATS.

These same tired travelers slip to 6-19 ATS when facing an unrest host off a win.

Ménage A Trois

Teams forced to play three games in three days have been moneymakers this campaign with 10-8 SU and 11-7 ATS record.

Breaking them down, home teams have delivered a glossy 10-3 ATS log while visiting teams in the third of three straight road games are just 1-4 ATS.

Teams off back-to-back losses in the back end of three games in three days are 5-0 ATS.

48 Hours

As you might expect, having the luxury of two or more days of rest has proven beneficial with these teams checking in at 37-28 ATS to date this season.

Bring them in off a loss and they improve to 21-8 ATS. Those off back-to-back losses zoom to 16-3 ATS.

And for what it’s worth, teams with two or more days of rest taking on an unrested foe are 13-7 ATS.

Chew On This

In closing here are a few other tidbits to chew on:

• favorites of more than 12 points are 17-6 ATS

• teams off a SU favorite loss are 23-7 ATS when facing an opponent off a pair of wins

• teams off back-to-back SU and ATS wins are 42-61 ATS, including 3-14 ATS if they were underdogs in both victories

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cnotes Posts:25777 Followers:33
02/06/2012 03:18 PM

NBA

Monday, February 6

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Game of the day: Lakers at 76ers
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Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers (-4, 177)

THE STORY: The Philadelphia 76ers are in the midst of a grueling stretch looking to prove that their early season success is not a fluke. The 76ers will receive what figures to be another stern test when Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers arrive in Philly for a Monday matchup. Philadelphia bounced back from a 20-point drubbing at home by the Miami Heat with a 98-87 victory in Atlanta on Saturday. It was the fifth win in six games for the 76ers, who beat Chicago and Orlando last week and face matchups against San Antonio and the Los Angeles Clippers in the upcoming week. The Lakers are 1-1 on their season-high, six-game road trip and absorbed a 96-87 loss in Utah on Saturday night that dropped them to 3-8 away from home. Los Angeles coach Mike Brown picked up a pair of technicals and could be facing disciplinary action after bumping into referee Zach Zarba.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, KCAL (Los Angeles), CS Philadelphia

ABOUT THE LAKERS (14-10, 11-13 ATS): Pau Gasol had reached only 20 points twice – with a high of 22 – in the first 15 games of the season, but has scored at least 23 points in five of his last nine games. That included a 24-point, 16-rebound performance against the Jazz. Gasol has grabbed 33 rebounds in his last two and is averaging a double-double (16.5 points, 10.0 rebounds) for the season. Center Andrew Bynum is averaging 21.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in his last three.

ABOUT THE 76ERS (17-7, 16-7-1 ATS): The league's most balanced scoring team received a boost over the weekend with the return of big men Spencer Hawes and rookie Nikola Vucevic from injury. Starting center Spencer Hawes came back from a 10-game absence to score 14 points while Vucevic, in his second game back after sitting out the previous six, scored a career-high 15 against Atlanta. The duo combined to hit 14 of 21 shots to ease the loss of Elton Brand, who sprained his thumb in Friday’s game.

TRENDS:

* Lakers are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Philadelphia.
* Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
* Favorite is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
* Road team is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings.

BUZZER BEATERS:

1. The Lakers have beaten the 76ers four straight overall and seven of the last eight. They've also won their last four visits to Philly.

2. Philadelphia has not allowed an opponent to score more than 87 points in its last five wins, holding three opponents to less than 74 points.

PREDICTION: 76ers 92, Lakers 90


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02/06/2012 03:19 PM

NBA

Monday, February 6

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Pick 'n' roll: Monday's best NBA bets
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Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers (1, 198)

The Oklahoma City Thunder went into Saturday’s game in San Antonio with the best outright record in the Western Conference. They left with the conference’s top record too, though without the confidence you’d expect.

The Thunder were spanked 107-96 as 2.5-point underdogs by the Spurs, who hit 12 treys on 52.5 percent shooting from outside. Tony Parker torched Oklahoma City for 42 points.

"They beat us. They beat us in all aspects of the game," Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks told reporters. "I thought Tony Parker had his way with us. It's all about stopping the basketball and we didn't do a very good job at that. It's on all of us, including myself.”

The Thunder did managed to cut into a 24-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but their overall effort left a lot to be desired.

They’ll look to kick this road trip out west on a good note Monday.

Pick: Thunder


Los Angeles Clippers at Orlando Magic (1, 192)

The Los Angeles Clippers normally don’t have any problems filling the bucket. They’re averaging 98.1 points per game and more than 105 points in their last five games.

Defense has been a different story, though. The Clippers are allowing more than 100 points a night over their last five outings.

But after a disappointing loss to the Denver Nuggets, they rebounded to slam the Washington Wizards 107-81on Saturday.

“When we get stops, we’re tough to guard in transition,” point guard Chris Paul told reporters. “We’ve got the shooters, we’ve got the high fliers and all that. When we defend teams, we’re tough to beat.”

Defending against the Magic is much bigger task than holding the Wizards down, obviously. Dwight Howard just put up 27 points in Orlando’s gutty win at Indiana, while hitting seven of his 10 attempts from the charity stripe.

If he can keep hitting those freebies, this might turn into a real shootout.

Pick: Over


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02/06/2012 03:20 PM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, February 6

Hot teams
-- Oilers, Toronto both won four of their last five games.
-- Red Wings won nine of their last eleven games.

Cold teams
-- Coyotes lost nine of their last thirteen games.
-- Anaheim lost three of its last four games. Flames lost six of their last eight road games.

Totals
-- Four of last five Edmonton road games and Toronto's last seven home tilts stayed under the total.
-- Three of last four Detroit road games went over the total.
-- Under is 6-1-1 in last eight Calgary games.

Series records
-- Road team won both Edmonton-Toronto games LY.
-- Red Wings won their last seven games against Phoenix.
-- Ducks won four of last five games against Calgary.

Back-to-Back
-- None.

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