cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
02/07/2012 06:31 PM

NBA

Tuesday, February 7

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Pick 'n' roll: Tuesday's best NBA bets
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Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat (-13, 196.5)

The Cleveland Cavaliers thought they might have Daniel Gibson back on the floor for Tuesday’s game against Miami, but it looks as though he’ll be out a while longer.

Gibson practiced Monday, but did not travel with the team to Miami. He will miss his fifth straight game with a neck infection and the Cavs could have used him.

Starting shooting guard Anthony Parker has been ruled out of his fourth straight game with a back issues and rookie power forward Tristan Thompson will also sit with a sprained ankle.

But even with the injuries, the Cavs have covered the number in three of the last four – twice against Boston, while giving the Mavericks a scare in a 91-88 loss on Saturday.

Cleveland has also had a great recent history against the Heat. The Cavs have covered the number in eight of the last 10 meetings against Miami, which is just 2-7 against the spread in its last nine games overall.

We like Cleveland to hang around again.

Pick: Cavaliers


Charlotte Bobcats at Boston Celtics (-14, 177)

After the Boston Celtics dropped eight of their first 12 games, some people were wondering if the club would be able to keep up in this condensed schedule with an aging roster.

Paul Pierce didn’t see it that way.

"I think a lot of it has to do with us getting healthy," Pierce told reporters. "We were just a rusty group at the beginning of the year. ... We probably used those first eight to 10 games as a tune up, but I think now we've finally flipped the switch where we're playing more consistent ball."

Especially on defense. The Celtics are giving up just 81.2 points per game over their last nine, helping them to eight outright wins while covering the number six times.

With this much chalk on the home team, we feel more comfortable with the under.

Pick: Under


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cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
02/07/2012 06:32 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Tuesday, February 7

UTAH at INDIANA, 7:05 PM ET
UTAH: 12-23 ATS after a non-conference game
INDIANA: 8-1 ATS after a game where they failed to cover the spread

CLEVELAND at MIAMI, 7:35 PM ET
CLEVELAND: 17-6 OVER in February games
MIAMI: 11-2 OVER as a home favorite of 12.5 or more points

CHARLOTTE at BOSTON, 7:35 PM ET
CHARLOTTE: 5-15 ATS after a loss by 6 points or less
BOSTON: 17-6 UNDER off a home win by 10 points or more

SACRAMENTO at MINNESOTA, 8:05 PM ET
SACRAMENTO: 6-1 UNDER against Northwest division opponents
MINNESOTA: 9-18 ATS off a home win

PHOENIX at MILWAUKEE, 8:05 PM ET
PHOENIX: 10-25 ATS when playing 8 or more games in 14 days
MILWAUKEE: 54-36 ATS after playing a home game

OKLAHOMA CITY at GOLDEN STATE, 10:35 PM ET
OKLAHOMA CITY: 15-4 ATS in road games on Tuesday nights
GOLDEN STATE: 15-4 UNDER after a game where they made 50% of their 3 point shots or better

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
02/07/2012 06:33 PM

NHL
Dunkel

Minnesota at Columbus
The Blue Jackets look to take advantage of a Minnesota team that is coming off a 2-1 loss at Dallas and is 3-12 in its last 15 games after scoring 2 goals or less in the previous game. Columbus is the pick (+105) according to Dunkel, which has Columbus favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Columbus (+105). Here are all of today's picks.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Game 1-2: Minnesota at Columbus (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 10.085; Columbus 11.547
Dunkel Line & Total: Columbus by 1 1/2; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota (-125); 5
Dunkel Pick: Columbus (+105); Over

Game 3-4: NY Islanders at Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Islanders 10.731; Philadelphia 11.734
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Philadelphia (-185); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-185); Under

Game 5-6: New Jersey at NY Rangers (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Jersey 12.288; NY Rangers 11.777
Dunkel Line & Total: New Jersey by 1/2; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: NY Rangers (-165); 5
Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (+145); Under

Game 7-8: Florida at Washington (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida 10.680; Washington 11.538
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Washington (-160); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-160); Under

Game 9-10: Pittsburgh at Montreal (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh 10.509; Montreal 12.118
Dunkel Line & Total: Montreal by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Pittsburgh (-145); 5
Dunkel Pick: Montreal (+125); Over

Game 11-12: Los Angeles at Tampa Bay (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Los Angeles 12.325; Tampa Bay 10.752
Dunkel Line & Total: Los Angeles by 1 1/2; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Tampa Bay (-115); 5
Dunkel Pick: Los Angeles (-105); Under

Game 13-14: St. Louis at Ottawa (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis 10.326; Ottawa 11.524
Dunkel Line & Total: Ottawa by 1; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: St. Louis (-125); 5
Dunkel Pick: Ottawa (+105); Over

Game 15-16: Vancouver at Nashville (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Vancouver 11.458; Nashville 11.674
Dunkel Line & Total: Nashville by 1; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Nashville (-120); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Nashville (-120); Under

Game 17-18: Toronto at Winnipeg (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 10.909; Winnipeg 11.321
Dunkel Line & Total: Winnipeg by 1/2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Winnipeg (-115); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Winnipeg (-115); Under

Game 19-20: Phoenix at Dallas (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 10.947; Dallas 10.546
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas (-150); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Phoenix (+130); Over

Game 21-22: Chicago at Colorado (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 11.309; Colorado 10.526
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago (-135); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (-135); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
02/07/2012 06:34 PM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Tuesday, February 7

Hot teams
-- Islanders won four of their last five road games.
-- New Jersey won its last four games, scoring 20 goals. Rangers won four of their last five games.
-- Penguins won five of their last seven road games.
-- Tampa Bay won six of its last seven games.
-- Canucks won seven of their last nine road games. Nashville won six of its last seven games.
-- Maple Leafs won five of their last six games.
-- Dallas Stars won three of their last four games. Coyotes won three of their last four games, but they've lost their last six games on foreign ice.

Cold teams
-- Minnesota lost 11 of its last 13 road games. Blue Jackets lost six of their last seven games.
-- Flyers lost three of four games since All-Star break.
-- Washington lost five of its last seven games. Panthers lost nine of their last ten road games.
-- Canadiens lost three of their last four games.
-- Kings lost three of last four road games, scoring five goals.
-- St Louis lost seven of its last nine road games. Ottawa lost its last eight games, outscored 20-8.
-- Winnipeg lost five of its last seven games.
-- Colorado lost its last five games, scoring eight goals. Blackhawks lost their last seven road games; their last road win? Dec 14.

Totals
-- Under is 3-0-1 in Minnesota's last four road games.
-- Four of last five Islander road games stayed under total.
-- Last four New Jersey games went over the total.
-- Over is 7-1-1 in Florida's last nine road games.
-- Under is 7-1-1 in last nine Montreal home games.
-- 16 of last 17 Tampa Bay home games went over the total.
-- Last five St Louis road games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Nashville games stayed under total.
-- Seven of last eight Toronto home games stayed under total.
-- Last six Dallas home games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 9-1-1 in Colorado's last eleven home games.

Series records
-- Minnesota is 2-0 against Blue Jackets this season, winning both 4-2.
-- Islanders are 5-27 in their last 32 games against Philadelphia.
-- Rangers won six of their last nine games against New Jersey.
-- Panthers won three of last four games against Washington.
-- Penguins won their last three games against Montreal.
-- Lightning lost 1-0 at Staples Center in LY's meeting.
-- Senators lost 5-2 at St Louis in LY's meeting.
-- Canucks won four of their last five visits to Nashville.
-- Jets lost four of last six games against Toronto.
-- Dallas Stars lost 12 of last 18 games against Phoenix.
-- Avalanche won five of last seven games against Chicago.

Back-to-Back
-- Toronto is 3-4 if it won the night before.
-- Phoenix is 4-4 if it played night before, 2-1 if it won.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
02/07/2012 06:35 PM

NHL

Tuesday, February 7

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Ice picks: Tuesday's best NHL bets
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Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators (-120, 5.5)

Something has to give when two of the Western Conference’s hottest teams collide Tuesday.

The Canucks have nine points in their last five games and are the conference’s best road team at 17-9-1. Defenseman Kevin Bieksa played a big role in their 3-2 shootout win over Colorado on Saturday.

After coughing up a puck that ended up in the Vancouver goal earlier in the game, he made a diving save to prevent an empty net goal late in regulation and then scored the tying marker with 34.1 seconds remaining in the third.

That doesn't mean he was satisfied with the effort.

"We're giving up a few chances, but we're just not quite there in our zone right now," Bieksa told the team's official website. "We're not sharp enough, we're trying to place a little bit more of an effort on that and coming out from there. We were a little bit better (Saturday), but obviously we can be better."

The Preds have won six of their last seven, but the Canucks are rounding into form.

Pick: Canucks


St. Louis Blues at Ottawa Senators (+110, 5)

At this point, the Ottawa Senators are just hoping that they finally reached rock-bottom with Saturday’s embarrassing 5-0 loss to rival Toronto.

That defeat triggered alarm bells as it was the club’s sixth straight loss, dropping the Sens to seventh place in the Eastern Conference ahead of Monday’s action. However, the team is trying to stay calm

“You’ve got to look at the whole picture,” Jason Spezza told reporters Saturday. “Our last two weeks have been really bad and we’ve lost games that we shouldn’t have lost and we’ve blown some leads that we shouldn’t have blown.

“You have to look at the season as a whole. We’re happy to be in this position and now we’ve got some important games down the stretch. We’ve put ourselves in a position to play some important games.”

St. Louis is struggling a bit too with just one win in its last four, while scoring just nine goals in its last 11 games.

Expect a tight-checking game as both teams try to grind their way out of their respective slumps.

Pick: Under


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cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
02/07/2012 06:36 PM

NHL
Short Sheet

Tuesday, February 7

MINNESOTA at COLUMBUS, 7:05 PM ET
MINNESOTA: 35-28 SU after scoring 1 goal or less in 2 straight games
COLUMBUS: 14-37 SU in all games

NY ISLANDERS at PHILADELPHIA, 7:05 PM ET
NY ISLANDERS: 16-43 SU vs. division opponents
PHILADELPHIA: 2-7 SU in home games revenging a home loss versus opponent

NEW JERSEY at NY RANGERS, 7:05 PM ET
NEW JERSEY: 30-21 SU in all games
NY RANGERS: 41-48 SU in home games on Tuesday nights

FLORIDA at WASHINGTON, 7:05 PM ET
FLORIDA: 3-13 SU when playing 5 or less games in 14 days
WASHINGTON: 13-2 SU in home games revenging a loss versus opponent

PITTSBURGH at MONTREAL, 7:35 PM ET
PITTSBURGH: 11-4 SU in road games after a division game
MONTREAL: 6-15 SU off a home win by 2 goals or more

LOS ANGELES at TAMPA BAY, 7:35 PM ET
LOS ANGELES: 13-5 SU in road games off a road loss
TAMPA BAY: 1-7 SU off a win by 3 goals or more over a division rival

ST LOUIS at OTTAWA, 7:35 PM ET
ST LOUIS: 9-2 SU in non-conference games
OTTAWA: 6-16 SU in home games after failing to cover 5 or 6 of their last 7 against the spread

VANCOUVER at NASHVILLE, 8:05 PM ET
VANCOUVER: 20-5 SU revenging a home loss versus opponent
NASHVILLE: 10-18 SU on Tuesday nights

TORONTO at WINNIPEG, 8:35 PM ET
TORONTO: 50-73 SU after a 3 game unbeaten streak
WINNIPEG: 13-5 SU after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game

PHOENIX at DALLAS, 8:35 PM ET
PHOENIX: 6-1 SU after playing 3 consecutive home games
DALLAS: 31-46 SU after covering 2 of their last 3 against the spread

CHICAGO at COLORADO, 9:05 PM ET
CHICAGO: 6-13 SU in road games on Tuesday nights
COLORADO: 1-14 SU in February games

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
02/07/2012 06:38 PM

WHY ATHLETES CAN'T HAVE REGULAR JOBS:

1. Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model:
"I wan' all dem kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I wan' all the kids
to copulate me."

2. New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season:
"I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.."

3. And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the 'Skin's say:
"I'd run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl,"
Matt Millen of the Raiders said: "To win, I'd run over Joe's Mom, too."

4. Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins:
"He treat us like mens. He let us wear earrings."

5. Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann:
"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman
Einstein."

6. Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh :
"I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes.."
(Now that is beautiful......Yogi would be proud of that one!)

7. Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach:
"You guys line up alphabetically by height.."
And, "You guys pair up in groups of three, and then line up in a circle."

8. Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson going to prison:
"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for
three years, not Princeton .."

9. Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a
color photo of himself above his locker:
"That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my clothes."


10. Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regimen of
heavyweight Andrew Golota:
"He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning, regardless of what
time it is."

11. Chuck Nevitt , North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to
Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice:
"My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle
or an aunt. (I wonder if his IQ ever hit room temperature in January)

12. Frank Layden , Utah Jazz president, on a former player:
"I asked him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?'
He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.'"

13. Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a
player who received four F's and one D:
"Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject."

14. In the words of NC State great Charles Shackelford:
"I can go to my left or right, I am amphibious."

15. Former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips when asked by Bob Costas why he
takes his wife on all the road trips,
Phillips responded: "Because she's too ugly to kiss good-bye."

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24493 Followers:32
02/07/2012 06:48 PM

NBA

Tuesday, February 7

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Utah - 7:00 PM ET Utah +9 500
Indiana - Over 193 500

Charlotte - 7:30 PM ET Boston -14 500
Boston - Under 175.5 500

Cleveland - 7:30 PM ET Cleveland +13.5 500
Miami - Under 199.5 500

Phoenix - 8:00 PM ET Milwaukee -7.5 500
Milwaukee - Over 194 500

Sacramento - 8:00 PM ET Sacramento +6.5 500
Minnesota - Over 197.5 500

Oklahoma City - 10:30 PM ET Golden State +2.5 500
Golden State - Under 206 500


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NHL

Tuesday, February 7

Game Score Status Pick Amount

New Jersey - 7:00 PM ET New Jersey +149 500
NY Rangers - Over 5 500

NY Islanders - 7:00 PM ET NY Islanders +156 500
Philadelphia - Over 5.5 500

Florida - 7:00 PM ET Florida +129 500
Washington - Under 5.5 500

Minnesota - 7:00 PM ET Columbus -101 500
Columbus - Under 5 500

Pittsburgh - 7:30 PM ET Pittsburgh -129 500
Montreal - Over 5 500

St. Louis - 7:30 PM ET St. Louis -104 500
Ottawa - Over 5 500

Los Angeles - 7:30 PM ET Los Angeles -109 500
Tampa Bay - Under 5 500

Vancouver - 8:00 PM ET Vancouver -114 500
Nashville - Under 5.5 500

Toronto - 8:30 PM ET Winnipeg -119 500
Winnipeg - Under 5.5 500

Phoenix - 8:30 PM ET Phoenix +129 500
Dallas - Over 5.5 500

Chicago - 9:00 PM ET Chicago -132 500
Colorado - Under 5.5 500



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NCAAB

Tuesday, February 7

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Maryland - 7:00 PM ET Maryland +9 500
Clemson - Over 135.5 500

Iowa St. - 7:00 PM ET Iowa St. +2 500
Oklahoma St. - Under 138.5 500

Florida - 7:00 PM ET Kentucky -9 500
Kentucky - Under 141.5 500

Providence - 8:00 PM ET Providence +8.5 500
Villanova - Over 156 500

Texas Tech - 8:00 PM ET Kansas St. -18 500
Kansas St. - Over 129.5 500

Creighton - 8:05 PM ET Evansville +5.5 500
Evansville - Over 153.5 500

Purdue - 9:00 PM ET Ohio St. -14.5 500
Ohio St. - Under 129.5 500

Alabama - 9:00 PM ET Alabama -5.5 500
Auburn - Over 120.5 500

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