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02/09/2012 03:02 PM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Thursday, February 9

Hot Teams
-- Celtics won last five games, but are 3-7 vs spread in last ten games as a home favorite.
-- Phoenix won four of its last five games- they're 2-5 as a home favorite. Rockets won three of last four games, covered six of last eight on road.
-- Sacramento won three of last four games, covered last six. Thunder won eight of its last ten games.

Cold Teams
-- Lakers are 3-8 vs spread away from Staples Center.
-- Denver lost four in row, six of last seven games. Warriors are 2-6 on the road, 4-4 as road underdog.

Wear and Tear
-- Lakers: Had last two nites off. Celtics: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Warriors: 2nd game/5 nites. Nuggets: 6th game/8 nites.
-- Rockets: 5th game/7 nites. Suns: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Thunder: 5th game/7 nites. Kings: 3rd game/4 nites.

Totals
-- Three of last four Laker games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last six Golden State games went over the total.
-- Four of last five Houston games stayed under total.
-- Five of Thunder's last six road games went over total.

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02/09/2012 03:03 PM

NBA

Thursday, February 9

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Pick 'n' roll: Thursday's best NBA bets
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Oklahoma City Thunder at Sacramento Kings (6.5, 204)

Even though Monta Ellis grabbed the spotlight Tuesday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder had the last laugh.

Ellis went off for 48 points, hitting 18 of his 29 attempts from the floor, but the Thunder hung around and Kevin Durant banked in a trey with 14.2 seconds left on the clock to give Oklahoma City a 119-116, covering as a 2-point favorite.

"It's one of those things where you shoot it and you're like, 'Aw, that's a terrible shot.' When it went in, I was kind of surprised," Durant told reporters.

It’s been that kind of season for the Thunder, who are averaging better than 101 points per game and are 9-6 against the spread on the road this season.

Sacramento has looked better lately, but we don't think they'll be up to this kind of challenge yet. The Thunder have covered in four of their last five meetings with the Kings.

Pick: Thunder


Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns (-3, 200.5)

Steve Nash knows what you were thinking when his Suns nearly blew a 21-point lead in the third quarter in Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the club’s second in as many nights.

"I'm sure Vegas looks at that and says, 'Scheduling loss,'" Nash told the Arizona Republic Tuesday. "For us to go from up 21 to down four, that was a pretty memorable win."

The Suns did manage to come back for 107-105 win as 8-point underdogs, with Nash hitting the game-winning bucket with five seconds left in the fourth quarter. He finished with 18 points and 11 assists to cap off a pretty impressive 38th birthday.

Phoenix has now won four of its last five and look like they’ll be competitive as long as Nash keeps playing like he’s a decade younger than he is.

These are two of the best under teams in the Association and this total looks a little high to us.

Pick: Under


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02/09/2012 03:05 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Thursday, February 9

LA LAKERS at BOSTON, 8:05 PM ET
LA LAKERS: 1-9 ATS after scoring 90 points or less 2 straight games over
BOSTON: 17-7 UNDER off a home win by 10 points or more

GOLDEN STATE at DENVER, 9:05 PM ET
GOLDEN STATE: 34-20 UNDER in road games after allowing 105 points or more
DENVER: 14-4 UNDER after playing 2 consecutive games as a home favorite

HOUSTON at PHOENIX, 9:05 PM ET
HOUSTON: 17-6 ATS after playing 3 consecutive games as an underdog
PHOENIX: 8-18 ATS against Southwest division opponents

OKLAHOMA CITY at SACRAMENTO, 10:35 PM ET
OKLAHOMA CITY: 50-37 OVER as a favorite
SACRAMENTO: 10-0 OVER in a home game where where the total is between 200 and 204.5 points

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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02/09/2012 03:06 PM

NBA

Thursday, February 9

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Game of the day: Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics
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Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics (-3.5, 177.5)

THE STORY: The NBA's most historic rivalry takes place again on Thursday when the Boston Celtics host the Los Angeles Lakers. Both traditional title contenders started the season slowly. While the Celtics are playing their best basketball of the season, the Lakers are still struggling to find their game. Boston has won nine of 10, including a season-high five in a row. The Lakers have lost their last two contests after winning three straight.

LINE: Books opened Boston as high as a 4-point favorite, but that has been bet down to as low as -3. The total was posted at 176.5 points and has climbed to 177.5.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, TNT

ABOUT THE LAKERS (14-11, 11-14 ATS): Kobe Bryant moved into fifth place on the NBA’s career scoring list in Monday's loss to Philadelphia. To reach the feat, Bryant passed former teammate Shaquille O'Neal. Los Angeles is 1-2 on its six-game road trip which also has stops in New York and Toronto. The Lakers have looked very ordinary this season, particularly on the road where they are 3-9. Coach Mike Brown will return from his one-game suspension for making contact with an official in Saturday's loss to Utah.

ABOUT THE CELTICS (14-10, 12-12 ATS): Paul Pierce moved past Larry Bird into second place on Boston's all-time scoring list in Tuesday's win over Charlotte. Rajon Rondo's return has been the biggest thing to happen to the Celtics in the last week. Rondo had 14 assists for the second straight contest on Tuesday and didn't commit a turnover in 33 minutes. He's averaging 11.7 assists and 7.3 points in three games since returning from a wrist injury. Rondo, who missed eight games with the injury, is averaging 9.8 assists and 3.8 turnovers this season.

TRENDS:

* Under is 5-0 in the last five meetings in Boston.
* Under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings.
* Lakers are 6-14-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings.

BUZZER BEATERS:

1. Lakers C Andrew Bynum had 20 points and 20 rebounds Monday. He's averaging 20.8 points and 13.2 rebounds in his last four games.

2. Celtics F Kevin Garnett has made 26 of 40 shots from the field and is averaging 20.3 points in his last three games.

3. The teams split their two meetings last season with each winning on the road.

PREDICTION: Celtics 98, Lakers 96


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02/09/2012 03:07 PM

NHL

Thursday, February 9

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NHL betting: Top 4 teams helping hot under trend
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With the trade deadline looming at the end of the month and teams already starting to look ahead to the playoff picture, every goal is becoming more and more crucial.

Maybe that’s part of the reason why the under is likely the hottest bet in professional sports over the last month. Ahead of Wednesday night’s action, 61.1 percent of NHL games in the last 30 days have played under their respective totals.

Here are four teams that have been filling under bettors’ pockets this season.

All stats current through Tuesday’s games.

St. Louis Blues – over/under record: 12-29-11

When you’re playing for Ken Hitchcock, you’re going to be responsible defensively on the ice or you’ll spend a lot of time in the press box. This team is buying into his system. Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak are offering healthy competition for each other in goal and the offense is producing 2.2 goals per game with a power play that ranks 22nd in the league. Oddsmakers are going to keep setting 5-goal totals for Blues games and they’ll keep playing under.

Los Angeles Kings – over/under record: 11-30-13

The Kings continue to struggle offensively with a league-low 118 goals for and a power play that’s clicking at a 15.7-percent clip. Goaltender Jonthan Quick is a Vezina Trophy candidate with a 1.85 goals against average, a .935 save percentage, and six shutouts, so don’t look for the Kings to give up many goals moving forward. Total bettors should keep a close eye on the offense though. The Kings have scored at least three goals in three of their last four and do have the talent to break out at any time, especially if they can swing a deal for another sniper in the next few weeks.

Calgary Flames – over/under record: 19-31-3

Just three Flames have at least 13 goals this season – Jarome Iginla (20), Olli Jokinen (13) and Curtis Glencross (18). The club hoped trading for Mike Cammalleri would help kickstart the offense, but he has just two points in eight games with Calgary and the team continues to have trouble getting pucks to the net, ranking 25th at 27.6 shots per game. The Flames still have solid goaltending with Miikka Kiprusoff and with this lack of offensive firepower, the only way they can stay competitive is to try to win 2-1 games. They had played under in six of their last seven ahead of Wednesday’s action.

Winnipeg Jets – over/under record: 21-33-1

The Jets are another team that’s trying to grind out wins to remain in the playoff picture. They have scored two or fewer goals in seven straight games and Blake Wheeler leads the team with only 36 points in 53 games. Be careful playing under when this club is on the road though. The Jets have been a fantastic home bet all season, sticking to Claude Noel’s defensive model, but they’re terrible on the road and both Chris Mason and Ondrej Pavelec may fade down the stretch. This club has traveled more than any other this year and you have to think that's going to catch up with their legs eventually.


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02/09/2012 03:08 PM

NHL
Short Sheet

Thursday, February 9

DALLAS at COLUMBUS, 7:05 PM ET
DALLAS: 7-0 SU off a loss against a division rival
COLUMBUS: 13-20 SU at home when the money line is -100 to -150

ST LOUIS at NEW JERSEY, 7:05 PM ET
ST LOUIS: 0-12 SU in road games after playing 2 consecutive road games
NEW JERSEY: 15-2 SU in February games

WINNIPEG at WASHINGTON, 7:05 PM ET
WINNIPEG: 8-20 SU as a road underdog
WASHINGTON: 16-22 SU after a win by 2 goals or more

MONTREAL at NY ISLANDERS, 7:05 PM ET
MONTREAL: 2-11 SU after having won 2 of their last 3 games
NY ISLANDERS: 9-4 SU after playing a game where 4 or fewer total goals were scored

TAMPA BAY at NY RANGERS, 7:05 PM ET
TAMPA BAY: 2-10 SU in road games after a loss by 2 goals or more
NY RANGERS: 16-6 SU when playing their 3rd game in 5 days

TORONTO at PHILADELPHIA, 7:05 PM ET
TORONTO: 8-3 SU in road games revenging a road loss versus opponent
PHILADELPHIA: 9-15 SU after a low scoring home game where both teams scored 1 goal or less

NASHVILLE at OTTAWA, 7:35 PM ET
NASHVILLE: 21-14 SU in road games after allowing 4 goals or more
OTTAWA: 0-7 SU in home games after 4 or more consecutive losses

LOS ANGELES at FLORIDA, 7:35 PM ET
LOS ANGELES: 21-10 SU in road games when playing only their 2nd game in 5 days
FLORIDA: 10-29 SU as a home underdog of +100 to +150

VANCOUVER at MINNESOTA, 8:05 PM ET
VANCOUVER: 35-17 SU as a road favorite of -200 or less
MINNESOTA: 25-17 SU vs. division opponents

CALGARY at PHOENIX, 9:05 PM ET
CALGARY: 4-13 SU after a road game where both teams score 3 or more goals
PHOENIX: 24-12 SU after a 3 game unbeaten streak

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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02/09/2012 03:09 PM

NHL
Dunkel

Los Angeles at Florida
The Panthers look to take advantage of a Kings team that is coming off a 3-1 win at Tampa Bay and is 1-7 in its last 8 games following a victory. Florida is the pick (+105) according to Dunkel, which has the Panthers favored by 1/2 a goal. Dunkel Pick: Florida (+105). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Game 1-2: Dallas at Columbus (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 11.175; Columbus 11.009
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 1; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas (-115); 5
Dunkel Pick: Dallas (-115); Over

Game 3-4: St. Louis at New Jersey (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis 12.497; New Jersey 11.358
Dunkel Line & Total: St. Louis by 1; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: New Jersey (-110); 5
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-110); Under

Game 5-6: Winnipeg at Washington (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Winnipeg 11.974; Washington 10.291
Dunkel Line & Total: Winnipeg by 1 1/2; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Washington (-175); 5
Dunkel Pick: Winnipeg (+155); Over

Game 7-8: Montreal at NY Islanders (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Montreal 11.371; NY Islanders 11.707
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Islanders by 1/2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: NY Islanders (-125); 5
Dunkel Pick: NY Islanders (-125); Under

Game 9-10: Tampa Bay at NY Rangers (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay 12.146; NY Rangers 10.707
Dunkel Line & Total: Tampa Bay by 1 1/2; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: NY Rangers (-200); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (+170); Under

Game 11-12: Toronto at Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 11.256; Philadelphia 11.734
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Philadelphia (-160); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-160); Over

Game 13-14: Nashville at Ottawa (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Nashville 11.370; Ottawa 10.353
Dunkel Line & Total: Nashville by 1; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Nashville (-125); 5
Dunkel Pick: Nashville (-125); Over

Game 15-16: Los Angeles at Florida (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Los Angeles 11.532; Florida 11.927
Dunkel Line & Total: Florida by 1/2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Los Angeles (-125); 5
Dunkel Pick: Florida (+105); Under

Game 17-18: Vancouver at Minnesota (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Vancouver 10.762; Minnesota 11.623
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Vancouver (-140); 5
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+120); Under

Game 19-20: Calgary at Phoenix (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Calgary 11.383; Phoenix 12.319
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Phoenix (-160); 5
Dunkel Pick: Phoenix (-160); Over

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02/09/2012 03:10 PM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Thursday, February 9

Hot teams
-- Columbus just won consecutive games for first time since Nov 19-21.
-- New Jersey is 5-0 since All-Star break, scoring 21 goals. Blues won six of their last nine games.
-- Washington won nine of its last eleven home games.
-- Islanders won three of their last four games.
-- Rangers are 6-0 in game following their last six losses. Tampa Bay won six of its last eight games.
-- Predators won six of their last eight away games.
-- Vancouver won five of its last six games.
-- Coyotes won four of their last five games.

Cold teams
-- Dallas Stars lost three of their last four road games.
-- Winnipeg lost five of its last seven road games.
-- Canadiens lost five of their last six road games.
-- Flyers lost four of their last five games. Toronto lost six of it last eight road games.
-- Ottawa lost its last seven games, scoring nine goals.
-- Kings are 2-3 in last five road games, scoring eight goals. Florida lost seven of its last ten games.
-- Minnesota lost three of its last four games.
-- Calgary lost seven of its last ten road games.

Totals
-- Five of last six Dallas road games went over the total.
-- Last six St Louis road games stayed under the total.
-- Last seven Winnipeg games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 3-1-1 in Montreal's last five games.
-- Over is 9-3 in Tampa Bay's last dozen games.
-- 10 of last 13 Maple Leaf games stayed under the total.
-- Seven of last eight Nashville road games stayed under total.
-- Under is 6-0-1 in last seven Los Angeles games.
-- Eight of last nine Minnesota home games went over total.
-- Six of last eight Calgary games stayed under the total.

Series records
-- Columbus lost three of last four games against the Dallas Stars.
-- Devils lost 3-2 in St Louis in LY's meeting.
-- Washington won its last two games vs Winnipeg, allowing three goals.
-- Islanders won three of last four games against Montreal.
-- Rangers lost five of last six games against Tampa Bay.
-- Flyers won six of last seven games against Toronto.
-- Road team won last four Nashville-Ottawa games.
-- Kings won 3-2/2-1 in their last two games with Florida.
-- Canucks won six of last seven games against Minnesota.
-- Coyotes won six of last seven games with Calgary.

Back-to-Back
-- Flames are 1-4 playing second straight night on road.

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02/09/2012 03:11 PM

NHL

Thursday, February 9

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Ice picks: Thursday’s best NHL bets
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St. Louis Blues at New Jersey Devils (N/A)

The New Jersey Devils escaped with a much-needed two points Tuesday against the New York Rangers, but the victory didn't come without a lot of controversy.

Up 1-0 in the dying seconds of regulation, New York's Artem Anisimov scored what appeared to be the game’s tying goal, but the goal was disallowed because Marian Gaborik was whistled for goaltender interference.

A closer look shows that Gaborik was clearly pushed into Martin Brodeur by Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov, though he didn't exactly see it that way.

"They have rules; you hit the goalie, you get a penalty," Volchenkov told reporters. "I saw him push Marty. I maybe pushed him a little, but I didn't push so hard."

At any rate, the Devils have now five straight games, pulling within just two points of the fourth-place Penguins ahead of Wednesday night’s action.

St. Louis dropped three of four before getting back on track with a 3-1 win over Ottawa Tuesday.

Pick: Under


Los Angeles Kings at Florida Panthers (-110, 5)

With a glance at the Los Angeles Kings’ roster, it’s hard to believe they sit last in the NHL averaging only 2.1 goals per game.

So far, Darryl Sutter hasn’t been able to ignite the offense, though he’s not dumping on the team’s forwards anymore.

"I know we talk about a lack of goal scoring, but I think we will score more—or, this team is capable of scoring more—if our defense would move the pucks quicker, get to them quicker, and move them more like the old hockey school, on the tape," Sutter told reporters.

The first pass out of the defensive zone shouldn’t be much of an issue with blueliners like Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson on the roster either. Still, despite the club’s problems, they were still in seventh place in the competitive Western Conference ahead of Wednesday's action.

The Kings have haven’t lost to Florida since 2002 and shouldn't sputter here either.

Pick: Kings


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02/09/2012 06:55 PM

Best Bets:

02/09/2012 @ 04:10 PM CBB [712] MISSISSIPPI ST -8 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 04:10 PM CBB [713] DENVER U +1½ 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 04:10 PM CBB [719] VALPARAISO +8 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 04:10 PM CBB [722] YOUNGSTOWN ST +1½ 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 05:00 PM CBB [725] W KENTUCKY +14 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 05:00 PM CBB [729] ILLINOIS +6½ 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 06:00 PM CBB [731] COLORADO +6½ 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 08:00 PM CBB [750] UC DAVIS +2 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 08:00 PM CBB [760] PORTLAND U +3 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 08:00 PM CBB [762] OREGON +1 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 04:30 PM CBB [784] FAIRFIELD -5 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 05:00 PM CBB [785] W CAROLINA +9½ 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 05:00 PM CBB [787] NC GREENSBORO +2½ 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 05:00 PM CBB [789] TENNESSEE ST +10½ 1.91

02/09/2012 @ 07:00 PM CBB [801] PORTLAND ST +1½ 1.91

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