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02/07/2012 06:16 PM

Red-hot Lightning host Kings Tuesday

LOS ANGELES KINGS (25-18-10, 60 points)

at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (23-23-5, 51 points)


Puck drops: Tuesday, 7:35 p.m. EDT
Line: Tampa Bay -115, Los Angeles -105, Total: 5

The Kings look to snap a two-game losing skid while the Lightning try to pick up a standings point for the eighth consecutive game when these two squads meet for an inter-conference matchup on Tuesday night.

The Kings currently occupy the seventh seed in the Western Conference but are in the midst of a goal-scoring drought, dropping the first two contests of a six-game road trip in a 1-0 loss to the Blues and a 2-1 loss to the Hurricanes. Tuesday’s game presents an interesting matchup as the Kings—who feature the league’s least potent offense (2.1 goals per game)—square off against the terrible Lightning defense, allowing an NHL-worst 3.3 goals per game. G Jonathan Quick (22-13-9, 1.91 GAA, .934 SV Pct.) will be between the pipes for Los Angeles and is a perfect 2-0-0 against the Bolts all-time, making 67 saves on 68 shots in three career appearances. The Lightning have won six of their past seven games and are slowly climbing back up the standings in the Southeast Division. Tampa is playing its best hockey of the season, scoring four or more goals in its past four home games. G Dwayne Roloson (7-10-2, 3.65 GAA, .882 SV Pct.) will make his first start in four games for Tampa. The 41-year-old netminder is 1-6-1 over his past eight starts and has allowed 4+ goals in each of the seven losses. Even though the Lightning are the hotter team, their winning streak is a bit misleading, with four of the six victories coming against teams out of the top eight in their respective conferences. And with the Kings’ 10-7-6 road record, there is a ton of value in this line. LOS ANGELES will be the hungrier team and pick up the win.

This anti-Lightning FoxSheets trend also favors the Kings:

TAMPA BAY is 1-7 ATS (12.5%, -7.1 Units) off a win by 3 goals or more over a division rival over the last 2 seasons. The average score was TAMPA BAY 1.6, OPPONENT 3.5 - (Rating = 1*).

The Kings have used stellar defense and goaltending to remain in playoff contention in the brutal Western Conference. Despite a lack of secondary scoring behind C Anze Kopitar (16 G, 30 A), the Kings have the third-best defense in the league, allowing just 2.1 goals per game.

L.A. plays a much stingier style under new coach Darryl Sutter, who is 10-4-6 since taking over midway through the season. Much like the Blues under Ken Hitchcock, the Kings are content winning 1-0 and 2-1 games. Cornerstone defensemen Drew Doughty (4 G, 20 A) and Jack Johnson (8 G, 15 A) lead the way for the Kings on the blueline, and Quick ranks fourth in GAA and SV Pct. among all NHL goaltenders.

Unlike Los Angeles, Tampa needs to score a lot of goals in order to win games. Luckily, the Bolts feature one of the league’s premier scoring tandems in RW Martin St. Louis (16 G, 33 A) and C Steven Stamkos (34 G, 23 A). Stamkos leads the NHL in goals by five, and is well on pace for this third consecutive season with 40+ goals.

If the Lightning have any shot at making the playoffs, they must find a way to shore up their lousy defense. The return of 21-year-old D Victor Hedman, who missed 13 games with a concussion, will certainly be a big boost for the Tampa blueline. The Bolts are 2-0-1 since Hedman’s return.

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02/07/2012 06:18 PM

Tuesday’s betting tips: No Love for T-Wolves

Who’s hot

NBA: Cleveland has covered the number in eight of its last 10 meetings with Miami.

NBA: The under is 8-2-1 in Indiana’s last 11 home games.

NHL: The under is 14-4-4 in St. Louis’ last 22 road games.

NHL: Nashville is 13-3 in its last 16 home games.

NCAAB: Ohio State is 6-0 against the spread in its last six home games.

NCAAB: Creighton is 21-9 against the spread in its last 30 overall.

Who’s not

NBA: Charlotte has lost 11 straight games, covering the number in just three of those matchups.

NBA: Milwaukee is 5-11 against the spread in its last 16 games against Western Conference opponents.

NHL: Phoenix is 5-13 in its last 18 overall.

NHL: Montreal is 3-10 in its last 13 games following a win.

NCAAB: Purdue is 1-5 ATS in its last six overall.

NCAAB: Maryland is 3-8 against the number in its last 11.

Key stat

79.6 – The Providence Friars are giving up an average of 79.6 points per game over their last six contests (1-5 SU, 3-3 ATS), which is significantly up from the 68.7 points per game they’re allowing on the year. The Friars face Villanova, which ranks 73rd in the nation averaging 73.6 points per game. Providence is set as an 8-point underdog with a 154.5-point total on the board. Villanova has played over in 11 straight games, while Providence has gone over in five consecutive contests.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Daniel Briere, Philadelphia Flyers – Briere suffered a concussion on Jan. 21 and hasn’t played since. However, he is back practicing with the Flyers and could make his return Tuesday against the New York Islanders. Briere has 13 goals and 30 points in 43 games this year.

Game of the day

Florida Gators at Kentucky Wildcats (-9.5, 142)

Notable quotable

"This group of guys have done an unbelievable job of learning through our success and improving as we've been successful. That's rare in this day and age. Usually, when your back is being patted all the time, you're not as apt to listen to the things that are going wrong. All I asked after the game is that we need to approach defeat the same way we've approached victory. We have to figure out what went wrong and what we need to fix, put this one in the rear-view mirror and get ready for the next one." - Creighton Bluejays coach Greg McDermott following his team’s third loss of the season. The Bluejays fell 65-62 to Northern Iowa on Saturday. They’re up against Evansville Tuesday.

Notes and tips

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has been suspended for two games on Monday after stepping on the face of Houston Rockets forward Luis Scola. The incident took place during the third quarter of Saturday's game. Love detailed after the game that the move was not intentional and that he apologized to Scola. The team's leading scorer and rebounder, Love will miss Tuesday's tilt versus Sacramento and Wednesday's game against Memphis. The T-Wolves are set as 6.5-point favorites at home against the Kings.

John Shannon of Sportsnet.ca is reporting that Columbus Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash is unhappy with the direction of the team and may end up on the trading block before Feb. 27 deadline. Nash leads the team in scoring again this year, but has just 34 points in 52 games. The Blue Jackets continue to occupy the NHL’s basement at 14-32-1-5 this year. They host the Minnesota Wild Tuesday night as +115 underdogs.

Alabama forward Tony Mitchell has been suspended indefinitely by coach Anthony Grant for conduct detrimental to the team. Grant made the decision following Saturday's win over Mississippi in double overtime. Mitchell did not start the game for the first time this season but had 14 points in 31 minutes off the bench. Mitchell averages 13.1 points and 7.0 rebounds, both of which are second on the team. Alabama faces Auburn Tuesday.

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02/07/2012 06:20 PM

Armadillo: Tuesday's six-pack

-- Jeremy Lin had 28 points, 8 assists as Knicks beat Utah without Amare Stoudemire and with Carmelo Anthony getting hurt early on.

-- Missouri won a trap game by 3 at Oklahoma, after Sooners missed on first seven foul shots and finished game

-- UConn lost by 21 at Louisville, got shredded by ESPN's announcers. Jay Bilas: "Right now, UConn is fun to play against." Wow.

-- Clippers won by 5 in OT at Orlando; Magic starters were +12, their subs -37. High level game though; both teams are going to be good.

-- Steelers are going to hire former Chiefs' HC Todd Haley as OC; his dad was the Steelers' personnel guru during the Chuck Noll era.

-- Lou Williams had 24 points off the bench as the 76ers beat Lakers by 5. Andrew Bynum had 20 points, 20 rebounds for Los Angeles.


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Armadillo: Tuesday's List of 13: Nobody asked me, but........

13) NFL’s new tradition is the Super Bowl champ opening the next season at home on a Thursday night, so guessing Packers will be visiting Swamp Stadium to open the 2012 season.

12) Would think that Indianapolis will get to host another Super Bowl down the road, after getting highest marks ever for hosting such an event. When no media members complain, you know things were well-organized.

11) Las Vegas sportsbooks were said to show a small profit on the Super Bowl; anytime the favorite doesn’t cover, that’s good for the books.

10) The Patriots cut WR Tiquan Underwood Saturday night, to add an extra defensive lineman, who never got in Sunday’s game. Underwood didn’t do anything to deserve being cut. Seeing as he went to Rutgers, you figure he could wind up in Tampa Bay with coach Greg Schiano.

9) On CBS’ telecast of the Phoenix Open Sunday, they were asking pro golfers for their Super Bowl picks. Charley Hoffman picked the Patriots, saying “….I didn’t like how Eli Manning dealt with the Chargers.”, referring to when Eli forced San Diego to trade him after the draft.

What pro athlete doesn’t want to play in San Diego, especially a QB? That said, things have worked out pretty well for Eli in the Garden State, but players should play for the team that drafts them.

8) Eliminating the Pro Bowl seems like an excellent idea. Why not play the Senior Bowl or a college all-star game in its place? Those guys have something to play for. Football without emotion is a waste of time.

7) Weird basketball game at Oklahoma Saturday; Iowa State beat the Sooners in Norman, with their star Royce White taking only one shot in 34 minutes, a dunk with 1:38 left, when Cyclones were desperately holding on to a slim lead.

ISU made 15-30 from the arc, with White dishing out seven assists. How does your best player, an NBA prospect, only get one shot in 34:00?

6) Murray State is still unbeaten, but they’re hardly stampeding through the weak OVC. Racers are 0-7 against the spread in their last seven games.

5) Josh Hamilton is a free agent next winter; those drinks he took last Monday will turn out to be very, very expensive. No team is shelling out huge guaranteed money on a long-term deal to someone with Hamilton’s history. Its just good business not to put too much on his shoulders.

4) They had 173,210 fans at the Phoenix Open golf tournament Saturday, 25,000+ at the 16th hole alone. Course has parking for 60-70,000 cars. Damn. Only had 58,000+ Sunday; lot of Super Bowl parties to attend.

3) RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis of the Patriots transferred from Indiana to Ole Miss in his college days; teams he played on had a combined record of 12-34- you don’t think winning a Super Bowl would’ve meant a ton to him, maybe more than most players?

2) This year’s Super Bowl affirms one of the truths of life: You can’t have a Super Bowl without at least one commercial with monkeys in it.

1) NFL free agency starts March 13, same day at NCAA tournament’s extra four games begin in Dayton. Just think, only 8-9 weeks from now, the 2012 NFL schedule will be released, and we’ll start preparing for next football season. Until then, we’re all about college basketball. Only 33 days until Selection Sunday.

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02/07/2012 06:21 PM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Iowa State at Oklahoma State
The Cowboys look to build on their 7-0 ATS record in their last 7 Tuesday games. Oklahoma State is the pick (-1 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Cowboys favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma State (-1 1/2). Here are all of today's picks.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Game 713-714: Iowa State at Oklahoma State (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Iowa State 64.013; Oklahoma State 67.670
Dunkel Line: Oklahoma State by 3 1/2; 135
Vegas Line: Oklahoma State by 1 1/2; 140
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma State (-1 1/2); Under

Game 715-716: Florida at Kentucky (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida 70.542; Kentucky 82.968
Dunkel Line: Kentucky by 12 1/2; 147
Vegas Line: Kentucky by 9; 142
Dunkel Pick Kentucky (-9); Over

Game 717-718: Maryland at Clemson (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Maryland 56.704; Clemson 66.043
Dunkel Line: Clemson by 9 1/2; 130
Vegas Line: Clemson by 7 1/2; 133 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Clemson (-7 1/2); Under

Game 719-720: Creighton at Evansville (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Creighton 67.271; Evansville 62.191
Dunkel Line: Creighton by 5; 160
Vegas Line: Creighton by 6; 153
Dunkel Pick: Evansville (+6); Over

Game 721-722: Texas Tech at Kansas State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas Tech 51.122; Kansas State 67.848
Dunkel Line: Kansas State by 16 1/2; 135
Vegas Line: Kansas State by 19; 130 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas Tech (+19); Over

Game 723-724: Providence at Villanova (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Providence 57.358; Villanova 67.369
Dunkel Line: Villanova by 10; 152
Vegas Line: Villanova by 7 1/2; 157
Dunkel Pick: Villanova (-7 1/2); Under

Game 725-726: Alabama at Auburn (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Alabama 65.669; Auburn 61.578
Dunkel Line: Alabama by 4; 122
Vegas Line: Alabama by 6 1/2; 118
Dunkel Pick: Auburn (+6 1/2); Over

Game 727-728: Purdue at Ohio State (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Purdue 67.379; Ohio State 80.887
Dunkel Line: Ohio State by 13 1/2; 128
Vegas Line: Ohio State by 15; 131
Dunkel Pick: Purdue (+15); Under

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02/07/2012 06:23 PM

NCAAB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Tuesday, February 7

Iowa State (-8) beat Oklahoma State 71-68 in first meeting Jan 18, with Cyclones shooting 50% from floor, 10-27 from arc; ISU won five of last six games, covered six of last seven- they're 5-0 vs spread on Big X road, 4-0 as road dog, with only road losses by 9 at Kansas, 7 at Texas. OSU is 3-2 at home in Big X, losing by 8 to K-State, by 4 to Baylor; they're 2-1 as a Big X favorite. Big X home teams are 7-2-1 vs spread if number is 3 or less. ISU's White took one shot in 34:00 in Saturday's win.

Florida lost six of last eight games with Kentucky, losing last four here, by 5-3-8-8 points; Gators won last seven games, winning at Ole Miss by 4, South Carolina by 14- they're 2-0 as a dog this year, covering but losing at Ohio State/Syracuse. SEC single digit home favorites are 12-7 against the spread. Kentucky is 9-0 in SEC, covering its last four games; they're 2-2 as SEC home favorite, winning home games by 15-23-6-25 points. Only second Florida road game in last 27 days

Maryland covered its last three games as an underdog, losing last two by 4-9 points; they're 0-3 on ACC road, losing by 5 at NC State, at Florida State by 14, Miami by 4 in double OT. Terrapins are 3-10 this season against teams ranked in top 100 (Clemson is #91). Tigers lost five of last seven games, are 0-3 vs spread as ACC favorite, but they've won three of four at home in ACC, with home wins by 29-2-11 points. ACC single digit home favorites are 2-12 against the spread.

Creighton won six in row, 12 of last 13 games with Evansville, winning last three visits here by 22-8-6 points; Bluejays had an 11-game winning streak snapped at buzzer at Northern Iowa Saturday- they're 6-6 vs the spread as an MVC favorite, 2-3 on road, winning away games by 7-9-9-1-8 points. Evansville is 10-3 vs spread in MVC, covering all six tries as an underdog- they're 3-3 at home, with losses by 1-9-9 points. MVC home underdogs are 13-8 against the spread this season.

Kansas State (-11.5) won 69-47 in Lubbock 13 days ago, forcing Texas Tech to turn ball over 24 times while shooting 37.5% from floor; K-State is 0-4 as Big X home favorite, winning home games by 16-4-11 points, with losses to Baylor/Oklahoma. Big X double digit home favorites are 6-11 against the spread. Tech is 0-10 in conference but 4-1 as road dog, losing away games by 8-13-9-13-17 points. Tech came within 13 points in only one of its last nine games.

Providence is 2-9 in Big East but covered last three games, with its last two losses by three points each. Not sure how Villanova is favored over anyone, but they did cover last three times they were favored, winning by 16-8-3 points; they've lost last three games and are 3-8 in Big East, with one win by more than 8 points. Big East single digit home favorites are 21-18 against the spread. Friars ended 7-game series losing skid with a 93-68 upset win over Villanova in LY'smeeting.

Alabama suspended its second leading scorer Mitchell; Auburn lost last three ganes against Crimson Tide by 12-10-2 points. Bama's win here in LY's game was their first in its last five visits here, losing by 24-12-1-14 points. Tide lost its last three road games, by 4-6-2 points; they're 1-5 vs spread in last six games overall. Auburn is 4-0 vs spread at home, 2-0 as home dog, winning last two home games, over So Carolina/Georgia. SEC home underdogs of 8 or less points are 8-3 against the spread.

Purdue lost three of last four games, covered one of last six; three of its five conference losses are by 17+ points. Boilers are struggling to score, scoring average of 60.3 ppg in last four games. Ohio State won/covered its last five games, with four of five wins by 15+ points; they're 5-0 as a conference home fave, winning in Columbus by 33-31-17-24-15 points. Big Dozen double digit home favorites are 9-4 against the spread. Purdue lost three of last three visits here, with two losses in OT.

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02/07/2012 06:24 PM

NCAAB

Tuesday, February 7

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Game of the day: Florida Gators at Kentucky Wildcats
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Florida Gators at Kentucky Wildcats (-9.5, 142)

THE STORY: Florida comes into the SEC first-place showdown leading the conference in scoring offense and 3-point shooting percentage. Kentucky, though, has been almost impenetrable defensively, yielding an average of 47.5 points over its last four games. The Wildcats have won six of the last eight meetings against the Gators, including a 70-54 triumph in last year's SEC Tournament championship. The two schools split their regular season series last season, with the home team winning both games. Kentucky has won an NCAA-best 48 consecutive home games.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN, ESPN3 (web).

LINE: Kentucky opened as a 9.5-point favorite with a 142-point total on the board.

ABOUT FLORIDA (19-4, 7-1 SEC): The Gators lead the nation with 10.5 3-point shots made per game, making 40 percent of their 575 attempts. Defense, though, has been the key during the current seven-game win streak. Florida has not reached its season average of 80.4 ppg once during that span but is allowing just 60.7 points. Junior SG Kenny Boynton is second in the SEC with 17.5 ppg, while senior PG Erving Walker adds 12.7 points and a league-best 5.1 assists. The two veteran guards rank second and third in the SEC in 3-point percentage at 43.8 and 39.8, respectively.

ABOUT KENTUCKY (23-1, 9-0): The Wildcats lead the nation in field-goal percentage defense (35.8) and blocked shots (9.4). One of the main reasons for their success has been the play of freshman F Anthony Davis (13.9 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 4.8 bpg), a national player of the year candidate and the NCAA leader in blocks. Kentucky's balanced lineup boasts three other starters averaging 12.5 ppg or more — sophomore SG Doron Lamb (13.5), freshman F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (12.6) and sophomore F Terrence Jones (12.5).

TRENDS:
- Kentucky is 2-11-1 against the spread in its last 14 home games.
- Florida is 9-4-1 against the spread in the last 14 meetings between the two teams.
- The over is 7-3 in Florida's last 10 road games.

TIP-INS

1. Kentucky owns a commanding 90-33 lead in the all-time series, but Florida won seven straight meetings between 2005 and 2008.

2. The Wildcats are 65-2 all-time at home when ranked No. 1 in the country.

3. Davis needed just 24 games to collect 116 blocks, eclipsing the SEC freshman record of 115 set by LSU's Shaquille O'Neal over 32 games in 1990.


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02/07/2012 06:25 PM

NCAAB

Tuesday, February 7

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College funds: Tuesday's best NCAAB bets
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Alabama Crimson Tide at Auburn Tigers (5.5, 119.5)

Alabama hits the road for the first time in two weeks to face in-state rival Auburn for the first time this season, but will be without forward Tony Mitchell, who was suspended indefinitely by coach Anthony Grant for conduct detrimental to the team.

Mitchell averages 13.1 points and seven assists per game.

Both teams prefer playing a half-court style of offense and would rather play a low-scoring game; Alabama averages only 66.4 points and Auburn averages 64.6 points.

Alabama, which has won two straight games including a double-overtime win over Ole Miss, has the edge on defense and allows only 58.3 points. But Auburn, losers of three of its last four, has been especially tough at home with a 12-1 record, losing only to No. 1 Kentucky.

Alabama leads the all-time series 87-56, but Auburn has won six of the last 10.

The Tigers are also riding a 7-1 run against the spread.

Pick: Tigers


Iowa State Cyclones at Oklahoma State Cowboys (-1.5, 140)

Just three days after picking up an impressive road victory at Oklahoma, Iowa State will attempt to make it two straight in the “Sooner State” on a trip to Oklahoma State.

The Cyclones, winners of three in a row, are the best surprise story in the Big 12 through the first half of the conference slate. At 7-3, they’re two games up on fifth-place Kansas State and trail co-leaders Baylor, Missouri and Kansas by only a game.

The Cowboys, normally one of the best home teams in the league, have already dropped two Big 12 games at Gallagher-Iba Arena so far, including a 64-60 setback against Baylor on Saturday.

The Cyclones’ 77-70 win at Oklahoma was their first in Norman since 1996, and now they’ll try to follow that up with their first win in Stillwater since 1988. It’s a 16-game losing streak at Oklahoma State, but this year’s Iowa State team is all about breaking the mold.

Pick: Cyclones


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02/07/2012 06:28 PM

NCAAB
Short Sheet

Tuesday's Top College Basketball Trends

OHIO ST is 16-1 ATS in home games after 2 consecutive covers as a favorite (vs Purdue)

ALABAMA is 9-31 ATS off a home no-cover where the team won straight up as a favorite (vs Auburn)

CLEMSON is 1-9 ATS as a favorite (vs Maryland)

KENTUCKY is 2-11 ATS after allowing 65 points or less 3 straight games (vs Kentucky)

VILLANOVA is 4-17 ATS after failing to cover the spread in 2 or more consecutive games (vs Providence)

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02/07/2012 06:29 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Sacramento at Minnesota
The Timberwolves look to take advantage of a Sacramento team that is coming off a 100-92 win at New Orleans and is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games after scoring 100 points or more in the previous game. Minnesota is the pick (-6 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Timberwolves favored by 11. Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-6 1/2). Here are all of today's picks

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Game 701-702: Utah at Indiana (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Utah 115.913; Indiana 126.747
Dunkel Line & Total: Indiana by 11; 194 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Indiana by 8 1/2; 190 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Indiana (-8 1/2); Over

Game 703-704: Cleveland at Miami (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland 114.668; Miami 124.953
Dunkel Line & Total: Miami by 10 1/2; 191
Vegas Line & Total: Miami by 13 1/2; 196 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (+13 1/2); Under

Game 705-706: Charlotte at Boston (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Charlotte 109.586; Boston 122.214
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 12 1/2; 180
Vegas Line & Total: Boston by 14 1/2; 177
Dunkel Pick: Charlotte (+14 1/2); Over

Game 707-708: Sacramento at Minnesota (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Sacramento 113.510; Minnesota 124.270
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 11; 194
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota by 6 1/2; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-6 1/2); N/A

Game 709-710: Phoenix at Milwaukee (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 110.961; Milwaukee 127.150
Dunkel Line & Total: Milwaukee by 16; 198 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Milwaukee by 7; 194 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-7); Over

Game 711-712: Oklahoma City at Golden State (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma City 122.743; Golden State 118.501
Dunkel Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 4; 206 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 2; 204 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-2); Over

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02/07/2012 06:30 PM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Tuesday, February 7

Hot Teams
-- Pacers won four of their last five games.
-- Miami won last five home games, but covered just one of last six at home. Cavaliers covered five of their last seven road games.
-- Celtics won last four games, but are 3-6 vs spread in last nine games as a home favorite.
-- Minnesota won three of last four games, but is 2-5-1 vs spread in last eight games as a home favorite. Sacramento won its last three games, and covered its last five.
-- Suns won three of last four games; are 4-3 in last seven on the road. Milwaukee won/covered three of its last four home games.
-- Golden State won three of last four home games; they're 3-4-1 as a home underdog. Thunder won eight of their last eleven road games.

Cold Teams
-- Jazz covered twice in eight games as a road underdog.
-- Bobcats are 5-9 as road underdogs, covering one of last six.

Wear and Tear
-- Jazz: 5th game/7 nites. Pacers: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Cavaliers: Had last two nites off. Heat: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Bobcats: Had last two nites off. Celtics: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Kings: 3rd game/4 nites. Wolves: Had last two nites off.
-- Suns: 5th game/7 nites. Bucks: Had last two nites off.
-- Thunder: 5th game/7 nites. Warriors: Had last two nites off.

Here are teams' records who had last 2+ nites off:
Home favorites: 11-4 vs spread
Home underdogs: 3-5 vs spread
Road underdogs: 9-12 vs spread

Totals
-- Seven of last nine Indiana games went over the total.
-- Five of last six Miami home games stayed under total.
-- Last eight Charlotte road games stayed under total.
-- Four of last five Minnesota games went over total. Ten of last twelve Sacramento road games stayed under.
-- Seven of last eight Milwaukee games went over the total. Under is 8-3 in last eleven Phoenix road games.
-- Six of last sevenThunder games went over the total.

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