cnotes Posts:23749 Followers:32
02/19/2012 12:36 PM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Duke at Boston College
The Eagles look to build on their 5-1 ATS record in their last 6 games as an underdog of 13 points or greater. Boston College is the pick (+15 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Blue Devils favored by only 13. Dunkel Pick: Boston College (+15 1/2). Here are all of today's picks.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Game 821-822: Indiana at Iowa (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Indiana 68.031; Iowa 66.353
Dunkel Line: Indiana by 1 1/2; 157
Vegas Line: Indiana by 4; 154 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Iowa (+4); Over

Game 823-824: Michigan State at Purdue (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Michigan State 77.742; Purdue 70.046
Dunkel Line: Michigan State by 7 1/2; 131
Vegas Line: Michigan State by 4; 133 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Michigan State (-4); Under

Game 825-826: Syracuse at Rutgers (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Syracuse 71.874; Rutgers 64.540
Dunkel Line: Syracuse by 7 1/2; 117
Vegas Line: Syracuse by 10; 120 1/2
Dunkel Pick Rutgers (+10); Under

Game 827-828: Vanderbilt at Georgia (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Vanderbilt 70.833; Georgia 63.656
Dunkel Line: Vanderbilt by 7; 133
Vegas Line: Vanderbilt by 6; 129 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Vanderbilt (-6); Over

Game 829-830: Penn State at Wisconsin (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Penn State 57.524; Wisconsin 73.615
Dunkel Line: Wisconsin by 16; 117
Vegas Line: Wisconsin by 14 1/2; 112 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Wisconsin (-14 1/2); Over

Game 831-832: Duke at Boston College (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Duke 70.048; Boston College 57.219
Dunkel Line: Duke by 13; 134
Vegas Line: Duke by 15 1/2; 139 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston College (+15 1/2); Under

Game 833-834: South Florida at Pittsburgh (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: South Florida 60.639; Pittsburgh 68.876
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 8; 126
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh by 6 1/2; 121
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-6 1/2); Over

Game 835-836: Oregon at Stanford (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oregon 66.750; Stanford 64.425
Dunkel Line: Oregon by 2 1/2; 132
Vegas Line: Stanford by 5 1/2; 136
Dunkel Pick: Oregon (+5 1/2); Under

Game 837-838: Boston U at Loyola-MD (12:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston U 49.721; Loyola-MD 59.269
Dunkel Line: Loyola-MD by 9 1/2; 133
Vegas Line: Loyola-MD by 7 1/2; 128
Dunkel Pick: Loyola-MD (-7 1/2); Over

Game 839-840: Tennessee State at Miami (OH) (3:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tennessee State 55.237; Miami (OH) 56.091
Dunkel Line: Miami (OH) by 1; 124
Vegas Line: Miami (OH) by 3; 128 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tennessee State (+3); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:23749 Followers:32
02/19/2012 12:37 PM

NCAAB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Sunday, February 19

Iowa (+11.5) shot 63% but still lost 103-89 at Indiana Jan 29, as hosts had 18 offensive rebounds and outscored Hawkeyes 25-13 on foul line. Iowa is 6-4 as a Big Dozen underdog, 3-1 at home- they've won three of last four home games. Indiana won last three games by 17-13-5 points; they're 3-5 as a conference favorite, 0-2 on road, with only road wins at Penn State by 6, Purdue by 17. Big Dozen home underdogs of 5 or less points are 13-6 against the spread.

Purdue tossed Barlow (24.3 mpg, 8.3 ppg) off its team, suspended Byrd (17.1 mpg, 8 ppg) for this game; Boilers split their six conference home games SU, losing to Wisconsin-Michigan-Indiana. Michigan State won four in row, six of last seven games; they're 1-3 as Big Dozen road faves, as underdogs covered five of their six road games. Big Dozen home teams are 21-16 vs spread when number is 5 or less points. Interesting to see how Purdue reacts to their off-court issues.

Syracuse won its last six games, still hasn't lost when Melo has been in lineup; Orangemen are 5-2 as Big East road favorite, winning six games on road by 19-14-13-7-25-1 point, with loss at Notre Dame. Rutgers is 4-6 as Big East underdog, 1-2 at home, losing half their home games by 21-5-5 points. Scarlet Knights lost last four games overall, by 11-12-5-18 points. Big East home dogs of more than 9 points are 2-5 against the spread. Syracuse had two extra days to prepare for this game.

Georgia (+12.5) lost 77-66 at Vanderbilt Jan 14; Vandy made 30-44 on foul line, Dawgs 16-20. Commodores shot 51% for game. Favorites are 4-1 vs spread in Georgia's SEC home games; Dawgs are 0-2 as underdogs at home, with home losses by 15-3-13 points (2-3 SU). Vandy crushed Ole Miss in Oxford last game, shooting 63% from floor; they're 3-2 SU on road, winning by 10-10-26 points, losing at Arkansas/Florida. SEC home underdogs of 6 or less points are 9-7 against the spread.

Wisconsin (-8) won 52-46 at Penn State Jan 31, a brickfest where both teams shot 36% or worse- Penn State led by 6 at half. Big Dozen home favorites of 12+ points are 8-3 against the spread. Badgers covered one of last five games, are 1-4 as Big Dozen home favorites, winning at home by 5-20-7 points (3-3 SU); they were held under 60 points four times in last five games. Penn State hasn't won/covered any of its road games in conference play, with four of seven losses by 18+ points.

Duke was down 20 in second half to NC State Thursday, rallied to win, but there are red flags there; Blue Devils have been down by 10+ points in second half in three of last four games- they're 3-1 as road favorite in ACC games, winning away games by 7-7-13-15-1 point. Road team has covered nine of their 11 league games. Boston College is 9-3 vs spread in ACC games, 4-1 as home dog, losing home games by 15-5-22- splitting six home games SU. ACC home underdogs of 9+ points are 7-1.

Pitt (-1.5) got waxed 63-51 at South Florida Feb 8; Bulls shot 60.5% for game, getting any shot they wanted inside when they didn't turn the ball over (17 turnovers). Pitt lost its last three games by 12-7-18 points, as their season has gone in ashcan. Big East home faves of 7 or less points are 16-20 against the spread. Wrong team is favored in this game; USF is tough on defense- they've won seven of last nine games, and if their jerseys said something other than "USF" they'd be favored here.

Stanford (-1.5) lost 78-67 at Oregon Jan 5, outscored 20-5 on foul line, with Ducks making 8-17 behind arc. Cardinal is 5-2 as home favorite in Pac-12 play, winning home games by 1-8-3-20-24-5, losing to Arizona. Oregon is 5-1 as Pac-12 road dog, with only one of its three losses on Pac-12 road by more than three points- they covered last five games and nine of last 11 games overall. Pac-12 home favorites of less than 6 points are 10-9 against the spread.

Boston U is 10-4 in America East (#29 out of 32 leagues), 4-10 outside; they played #27 non-league schedule in country, which explains partly why they're 2-10 vs teams ranked in top 150. Loyola Md is 19-7, 12-4 in MAAC (#20 league) but they've lost last two games, scoring 51-54 points. Greyhounds are 2-0 vs America East teams, beating UMBC by 10, New Hampshire by 6. MAAC home favorites are 4-8 against the spread in non-conference games.

Tennessee State is only team to beat Murray State; they host the Racers next game-- Tigers won their last eight games, covering last three tries as an underdog- they beat MAC's Central Michigan by 8 Dec 10. Miami is 1-7 vs spread as a favorite this year; they lost by 7 at SE Missouri, an OVC rival of Tennessee State. OVC road underdogs of 6 or less points are 9-5 against the spread. MAC single digit home favorites are 11-3-1. TSU's last road game was their win at Murray State.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:23749 Followers:32
02/19/2012 12:44 PM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Sunday, February 19

Hot Teams
-- Dallas won last six games, covering last three on road; Knicks are 7-1 in last eight games, covering six of last seven at home.
-- Orlando won/covered its last four games. Miami won/covered its last five, but covered just two of last seven at home.
-- Pistons won six of their last eight games.
-- Thunder won their last eight home games (6-2 vs spread).
-- Lakers won last three games, by 2-8-12 points, but they're 1-4 against the spread as a road favorite.

Cold Teams
-- Celtics lost four of their last five games.
-- Kings lost last four games, by 14-6-15-6 points.
-- Indiana lost five of last six games, is 0-7 vs spread in last seven home tilts. Bobcats lost 13 of last 14 on road, but covered last four on road.
-- Minnesota covered once in its last seven home games (3-4 SU). 76ers lost four of their last six games.
-- Utah lost six of its last seven road games (2-5 vs spread). Houston lost three of its last four games.
-- New Jersey lost seven of its last eight games. Bucks lost their last four games, by 5-18-3-9 points.
-- Nuggets lost seven of their last nine games.
-- Suns lost last four games, by 6-17-2-12 points.

Wear and Tear
-- Mavericks: 3rd game/5 days. Knicks: 4th game/6 days.
-- Magic: 3rd game/5 nites. Heat: 2nd game/5 nites.
-- Celtics: Had last two nites off. Pistons: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Kings: 4th game/6 nites. Cavaliers: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Bobcats: 3rd game/5 nites. Pacers: Had last two nites off.
-- 76ers: 3rd game/5 nites. Wolves: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Jazz: 2nd game/5 nites. Rockets: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Bucks: 3rd game/5 nites. Nets: 4th game/5 nites.
-- Nuggets: 4th game/6 nites. Thunder: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Lakers: 2nd game/5 nites. Suns: 5th game/7 nites.

Totals
-- Last five New York home games stayed under the total.
-- Three of last four Orlando games went over the total.
-- Five of last six Detroit games went over. Five of last seven Boston road games stayed under total.
-- Four of last five Cleveland games stayed under total.
-- Five of last six Charlotte games went over the total.
-- Six of last eight Philly games went over the total.
-- Six of last eight Utah games stayed under the total.
-- 12 of last 15 Milwaukee games went over the total.
-- Over is 7-3 in Denver's last ten road games.
-- Under is 9-6 in Laker road games.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:23749 Followers:32
02/19/2012 12:45 PM

NBA

Sunday, February 19

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Trend Report
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1:00 PM
DALLAS vs. NEW YORK
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
Dallas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing Dallas

3:30 PM
ORLANDO vs. MIAMI
Orlando is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Miami
Orlando is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing Miami
Miami is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games

6:00 PM
CHARLOTTE vs. INDIANA
Charlotte is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Indiana is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte

6:00 PM
BOSTON vs. DETROIT
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing at home against Boston
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston

6:00 PM
SACRAMENTO vs. CLEVELAND
Sacramento is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Sacramento is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Sacramento

7:00 PM
UTAH vs. HOUSTON
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah's last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Houston's last 18 games at home
Houston is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

7:00 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. MINNESOTA
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

7:00 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. NEW JERSEY
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 10 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
New Jersey is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
New Jersey is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee

8:00 PM
DENVER vs. OKLAHOMA CITY
Denver is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games at home
Oklahoma City is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games

8:00 PM
LA LAKERS vs. PHOENIX
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 9 games
LA Lakers are 8-16 SU in their last 24 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:23749 Followers:32
02/19/2012 12:46 PM

NBA
Long Sheet

Sunday, February 19

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DALLAS (20 - 11) at NEW YORK (15 - 16) - 2/19/2012, 1:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
DALLAS is 3-1 against the spread versus NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
DALLAS is 3-1 straight up against NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
4 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ORLANDO (20 - 11) at MIAMI (24 - 7) - 2/19/2012, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MIAMI is 71-100 ATS (-39.0 Units) in home games vs. division opponents since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
ORLANDO is 5-4 against the spread versus MIAMI over the last 3 seasons
ORLANDO is 5-4 straight up against MIAMI over the last 3 seasons
4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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BOSTON (15 - 14) at DETROIT (10 - 22) - 2/19/2012, 6:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 37-51 ATS (-19.1 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 38-56 ATS (-23.6 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
DETROIT is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) in February games this season.
DETROIT is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) second half of the season this season.
DETROIT is 22-11 ATS (+9.9 Units) after allowing 105 points or more over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 4-4 against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 6-3 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
6 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SACRAMENTO (10 - 20) at CLEVELAND (11 - 17) - 2/19/2012, 6:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
CLEVELAND is 2-2 against the spread versus SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
CLEVELAND is 3-1 straight up against SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CHARLOTTE (4 - 26) at INDIANA (18 - 12) - 2/19/2012, 6:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHARLOTTE is 4-14 ATS (-11.4 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
INDIANA is 5-3 against the spread versus CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
INDIANA is 7-1 straight up against CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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PHILADELPHIA (20 - 11) at MINNESOTA (15 - 16) - 2/19/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PHILADELPHIA is 68-49 ATS (+14.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 27-12 ATS (+13.8 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
MINNESOTA is 7-17 ATS (-11.7 Units) in home games second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 19-34 ATS (-18.4 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 3-1 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
PHILADELPHIA is 3-1 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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UTAH (15 - 14) at HOUSTON (17 - 14) - 2/19/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
UTAH is 13-24 ATS (-13.4 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
UTAH is 4-3 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 4-3 straight up against UTAH over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MILWAUKEE (12 - 18) at NEW JERSEY (9 - 23) - 2/19/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 26-12 ATS (+12.8 Units) in road games second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 17-4 ATS (+12.6 Units) against Atlantic division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 105-73 ATS (+24.7 Units) after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1996.
MILWAUKEE is 49-32 ATS (+13.8 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 84-110 ATS (-37.0 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 4-15 ATS (-12.5 Units) in home games in February games over the last 3 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 6-16 ATS (-11.6 Units) in home games second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 2-11 ATS (-10.1 Units) in home games against Central division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 17-30 ATS (-16.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MILWAUKEE is 7-0 against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
MILWAUKEE is 7-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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DENVER (17 - 14) at OKLAHOMA CITY (23 - 7) - 2/19/2012, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
OKLAHOMA CITY is 7-5 against the spread versus DENVER over the last 3 seasons
OKLAHOMA CITY is 8-5 straight up against DENVER over the last 3 seasons
10 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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LA LAKERS (18 - 12) at PHOENIX (12 - 19) - 2/19/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LA LAKERS are 101-124 ATS (-35.4 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 159-199 ATS (-59.9 Units) after a division game since 1996.
PHOENIX is 60-40 ATS (+16.0 Units) after allowing 105 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 16-35 ATS (-22.5 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA LAKERS is 9-7 against the spread versus PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
LA LAKERS is 12-4 straight up against PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
10 of 16 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:23749 Followers:32
02/19/2012 12:47 PM

NBA

Sunday, February 19

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Pick 'n' roll: Sunday's best NBA bets
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Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons (+5.5, 183)

One thing is certain about the Detroit Pistons: they are getting better.

Detroit is 9-1 against the spread its past 10 games and not surprisingly the team is 6-4 straight-up over that span. The Pistons have emerged as a scrappy team due to the backcourt duo of Brandon Knight and Rodney Stuckey learning to play together. Knight has emerged as the primary facilitator, averaging 12.4 points and 3.6 assists per game, while Stuckey is developing into more of a shooting guard.

Stuckey is averaging 14.7 points per game this season but is averaging 28 points over the past three. In a 98-88 win over Boston last week, Stuckey finished with 25 points, four rebounds and three assists as he outplayed Rajon Rondo.

“The 16 games that they started together, the time that they've spent on the practice floor, all of that is good in terms of helping in building a bond, a brothership, a kinship,” Pistons coach Lawrence Frank told Mlive.com.

Expect that bond to keep growing against Boston.

Pick: Detroit


Philadelphia 76ers at Minnesota Timberwolves (-1, 190)

The 76ers may be hitting the wall. Philadelphia surprisingly got off to one of the hottest starts in the league, but the team has dropped four of its past six, including losses to the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio, Dallas and Orlando.

In the loss to the Mavericks, the Sixers built a commanding halftime lead thanks to 10 first-half fastbreak points. But Dallas held them to just two transition points after intermission and Philadelphia wilted down the stretch.

“We started thinking too much instead of just letting it be fluid,” Sixers guard Andre Iguodala told Philly.com. “You forget the mechanics of just catching and shooting.”

And if the Sixers are at their best in the open court, don’t expect Minnesota to argue.

The Timberwolves are giving up an average of nearly 99 points the past five games and guard Ricky Rubio (8.6 assists per game) keeps the team up-tempo at all-time.

“We had a look on our faces of concern and we have to do a better job of getting out of those funks like that,” Iguodala said. “It kind of lingered with us and it’s a learning experience.”

Consider the lesson learned.

Pick: Sixers


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:23749 Followers:32
02/19/2012 12:49 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Boston at Detroit
The Celtics look to take advantage of a Detroit team that is coming off a 114-108 win over Sacramento and is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games after allowing 100 points or more in the previous game. Boston is the pick (-5 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Celtics favored by 8. Dunkel Pick: Boston (-5 1/2). Here are all of today's picks

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Game 801-802: Dallas at New York (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 123.416; New York 122.327
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 1; 204
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 803-804: Orlando at Miami (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Orlando 122.137; Miami 132.093
Dunkel Line & Total: Miami by 10; 188
Vegas Line & Total: Miami by 9; 192 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Miami (-9); Under

Game 805-806: Boston at Detroit (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston 118.619; Detroit 110.850
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 8; 178
Vegas Line & Total: Boston by 5 1/2; 182
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-5 1/2); Under

Game 807-808: Sacramento at Cleveland (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Sacramento 112.500; Cleveland 112.598
Dunkel Line & Total: Even; 205
Vegas Line & Total: Cleveland by 2 1/2; 199
Dunkel Pick: Sacramento (+2 1/2); Over

Game 809-810: Charlotte at Indiana (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Charlotte 105.849; Indiana 118.584
Dunkel Line & Total: Indiana by 12 1/2; 193
Vegas Line & Total: Indiana by 11; 188
Dunkel Pick: Indiana (-11); Over

Game 811-812: Philadelphia at Minnesota (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia 118.408; Minnesota 117.259
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 1; 186
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota by 1; 191
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (+1); Under

Game 813-814: Utah at Houston (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Utah 115.601; Houston 120.678
Dunkel Line & Total: Houston by 5; 199
Vegas Line & Total: Houston by 6; 196
Dunkel Pick: Utah (+6); Over

Game 815-816: Milwaukee at New Jersey (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee 113.572; New Jersey 110.089
Dunkel Line & Total: Milwaukee by 3 1/2; 191
Vegas Line & Total: Milwaukee 2 1/2; 194 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-2 1/2); Under

Game 817-818: Denver at Oklahoma City (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Denver 117.435; Oklahoma City 128.753
Dunkel Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 11 1/2; 206
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 819-820: LA Lakers at Phoenix (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Lakers 120.259; Phoenix 118.031
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Lakers by 2; 186
Vegas Line & Total: LA Lakers by 3; 189 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Phoenix (+3); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:23749 Followers:32
02/19/2012 12:51 PM

NHL

Sunday, February 19

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Ice picks: Sunday's best NHL bets
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Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets (-135, 5.5)

The Jets are flying high at home.

The MTS Center has been a fortress for Winnipeg this season as the Jets are trying to use an eight-game home stand to propel themselves back into the playoff chase.

Winnipeg, which is 17-9-2 in Manitoba, started its home run with a 4-2 victory over the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins on Friday. Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec also snapped a two-game losing streak as he tied a career high with his 21st victory.

Meantime, the Avalanche have lost four of their past five road games and are relying on unsteady goalie Semyon Varlamov, who lost his job to journeyman Jean-Sebastian Giguere this season. Varlamov is 15-17-2 with a 2.90 goals-against average and .902 save percentage.

"This is playoff hockey for us right now and we need to have more urgency right from the start. You have to be ready to start on time in this league,” Colorado coach Joe Sacco said. “This is a no-excuse business."

The Jets also are 3-0 against the Northwest Division this season, including a 4-1 win at Colorado on Dec. 27.

Pick: Jets


St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks (-115, 5.5)

The Blackhawks took another scalp on Saturday, beating Columbus 6-1. Combined with a 4-2 win over the streaking Rangers earlier in the week, and Chicago is starting to build some momentum after a nine-game road trip.

"Obviously, the first seven games were tough but sometimes you come out of it with positives," Chicago forward Patrick Kane told the Associated Press. "The last two games we can look at it and we played good today, and we played good the last game. Hopefully we can get hot here. It's going to be nice going home today and actually just being there for a while."

Kane helped jumpstart the Blackhawks by collecting a goal and two assists combined in the wins and forward Jonathan Toews had two goals and three assists of his own.

Meantime, the Blues have won four of five but split a pair of games with Chicago earlier this season.

"Our team game was efficient in the right areas as we went along," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. "I still think we can get better off of these levels."

Pick: Blackhawks

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02/19/2012 12:52 PM

NHL

Sunday, February 19

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Tale of the tape: Sharks at Red Wings
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San Jose Sharks at Detroit Red Wings (-150, 5.5)

Forwards

Center Joe Thornton leads the team with 51 points (12 goals, 39 assists), followed by center Logan Couture (24 goals, 24 assists), winger Patrick Marleau (22 goals, 23 assists) and center Joe Pavelski (22 goals, 22 assists). Overall, the Sharks have combined for 12 goals the past three games.

Center Pavel Datsyuk (16 goals, 43 assists) is battling a sore throat but is expected to play. Overall, the Red Wings have eight forwards who have scored at least 10 goals this season and the team is averaging 3.1 goals per game this season.

Edge: Red Wings


Defense

Defensemen Dan Boyle and Brent Burns backstop the unit that is allowing 2.43 goals per game. However, the group has looked wretched its past five outings as it is giving up nearly 3.4 goals on 35 shots per game over that span.

Nicklas Lidstrom keeps going strong as he is plus-27 on the season and Ian White continues his fantastic year with a plus-29 rating. Detroit is giving up just 2.31 goals per game this season, including a miniscule 1.6 its past five.

Edge: Red Wings


Special teams

The San Jose power play is about as good as you will find as the Sharks are third in the league with the man advantage, converting at a 21.1 percent clip. However, the Sharks are 27th in the league when they are down a man, killing off just 78 percent of opponents’ chances.

Detroit won’t impress much with its power play, but the unit is 14th in the league, converting a solid 17.7 percent of the time. The Red Wings also are pretty mediocre when they have a man in the penalty box, keeping the puck out of their new just 81.5 percent of the time.

Edge: Sharks


Goalies

Antti Niemi has been shaky at best this month. Since posting back-to-back shutouts to close out January, he has given up 19 goals in five games. This season, Niemi is 23-13-6 with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.

Joey McDonald is going to get another shot in net for the Red Wings. MacDonald is 5-1-1 with a 1.61 goals-against average and .933 save percentage since getting called up from Grand Rapids when incumbent Jimmy Howard broke his finger earlier this month. Howard is expected to start Tuesday in Chicago.

Edge: Red Wings


Word on the street

"We're thrilled this has happened. It's really good for our logo and for our ownership and for our team. Our guys work hard, and now let's get on with it."– Detroit coach Mike Babock on his team winning an NHL-record 22 straight home games.

"I protect him a lot and I talk about the team, but he has to be better. He flat out has to be better."– San Jose coach Todd McLellan on the recent play of goalie Antti Niemi.


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02/19/2012 12:53 PM

NHL

Sunday, February 19

Pittsburgh at Buffalo
The Sabres look to take advantage of a Pittsburgh team that is 1-7 in its last 8 games as a favorite of -110 to -150. Buffalo is the pick (+115) according to Dunkel, which has the Sabres favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Buffalo (+115). Here are all of today's picks.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Game 1-2: San Jose at Detroit (12:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Jose 11.003; Detroit 11.846
Dunkel Line & Total: Detroit by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Detroit (-150); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-150); Under

Game 3-4: Pittsburgh at Buffalo (12:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh 10.156; Buffalo 11.065
Dunkel Line & Total: Buffalo by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Pittsburgh (-135); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Buffalo (+115); Over

Game 5-6: Boston at Minnesota (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston 9.734; Minnesota 10.859
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 1; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Boston (-175); 5
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+155); Over

Game 7-8: St. Louis at Chicago (12:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis 12.378; Chicago 13.224
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago (-120); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (-120); Under

Game 9-10: New Jersey at Montreal (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Jersey 11.129; Montreal 12.249
Dunkel Line & Total: Montreal by 1; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Montreal (-115); 5
Dunkel Pick: Montreal (-115); Over

Game 11-12: Anaheim at Florida (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Anaheim 11.752; Florida 10.578
Dunkel Line & Total: Anaheim by 1; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Florida (-120); 5
Dunkel Pick: Anaheim (+100); Under

Game 13-14: Nashville at Dallas (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Nashville 11.789; Dallas 10.146
Dunkel Line & Total: Nashville by 1 1/2; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Nashville (-120); 5
Dunkel Pick: Nashville (-120); Over

Game 15-16: Columbus at NY Rangers (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Columbus 10.933; NY Rangers 10.223
Dunkel Line & Total: Columbus by 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: NY Rangers (-265); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Columbus (+225); Under

Game 17-18: Colorado at Winnipeg (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado 11.241; Winnipeg 12.063
Dunkel Line & Total: Winnipeg by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Winnipeg (-135); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Winnipeg (-135); Over

Game 19-20: Vancouver at Edmonton (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Vancouver 11.240; Edmonton 11.558
Dunkel Line & Total: Edmonton by 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Vancouver (-160); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Edmonton (+140); Under

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