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02/27/2012 01:17 PM

NCAAB

Monday, February 27

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Game of the day: Notre Dame at Georgetown
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Georgetown Hoyas (-6.5, 118.5)

THE STORY: A pair of nationally ranked teams square off for a possible two-round bye in the Big East tournament. Notre Dame visits Georgetown in a showdown between teams trying to attain one of the top four seeds in the league; Notre Dame is currently in third place, one game ahead of the Hoyas. Notre Dame had its nine-game Big East win streak broken on Saturday, while Georgetown bounced back for a win after a previously sketchy showing against Seton Hall. This will be the final home game for Georgetown.

TV: 7 p.m. ET. ESPN.

ABOUT NOTRE DAME (20-9, 12-4 Big East): The Irish will try to get well offensively against a team noted for its shutdown defense. Notre Dame made only 4 of 31 3-pointers, a season-low 12.9 percent, in Saturday’s upset loss to St. John’s. Jack Cooley (12.4 ppg) has five double-doubles in his last six games and a team-leading 11 this season. Scott Martin (9.4 ppg) has scored in double figures in two straight games, and his 18 points against St. John’s were a season-high against conference opposition. Jerian Grant and Eric Atkins both average 12.7 points. Tom Knight had a career-high six rebounds against the Johnnies.

ABOUT GEORGETOWN (21-6, 11-5 Big East): Otto Porter (8.8 ppg) showed no lingering effects after catching an elbow in the mouth in the first minute of the Villanova game. Porter came back to score 15 points and six rebounds in his second career start. He started ahead of Markel Starks, who did not play, although coach John Thompson gave no reason for the lineup change. Although this team is built on defense, it boasts a balanced offensive attack: Jason Clark (14.5 ppg), Hollis Thompson (13.1 ppg) and Porter all are shooting 50 percent from the field.

TRENDS:

Irish are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Big East games.
Hoyas are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a SU win.
Underdog is 11-5-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
Under is 13-5 in Notre Dame's last 18 games.

TIP-INS:

1. The Irish had only seven turnovers vs. St. John’s, the 13th time this season they’ve had fewer than 10.

2. Notre Dame is 9-1 when starting the lineup of Eric Atkins, Pat Connaughton, Jack Cooley, Jerian Grant and Scott Martin.

3. Georgetown has made 158 3-pointers, while Notre Dame has made 194.


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02/27/2012 01:18 PM

NCAAB

Monday, February 27

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College funds: Monday's best NCAAB bets
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Kansas Jayhawks at Oklahoma State Cowboys (10, 137)

The Jayhawks are on letdown alert after overcoming a 19-point, second-half deficit to beat Missouri in overtime on Saturday.

But a win in Stillwater would give Kansas the outright Big 12 regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. So the Jayhawks, who beat OSU 81-66 in Lawrence this season, should be motivated.

They’ll be led by forward Thomas Robinson, who's recorded a double-double in seven of the last 10 games.

The Cowboys, coming off a 60-42 win over Texas A&M, have won two straight and three of their last four at home against the Jayhawks. This will be the final home game for senior guard Keiton Page, who averages a team-high 16.2 points. He has 278 career 3-pointers, one shy of the school record.

The Cowboys are 38-16-3 ATS in their last 57 home games.

Pick: Cowboys


Texas Tech Red Raiders at Baylor Bears (-20.5, 127)

It will be an emotional night at the Ferrell Center, as Baylor honors the winningest senior class in school history. Seniors Quincy Acy, Fred Ellis and Anthony Jones will be recognized before the Bears host last-place Texas Tech.

The Bears have righted themselves after a two-game skid, winning three of four. They knocked off Oklahoma 70-60 on Saturday as Pierre Jackson and Brady Heslip each nailed four 3-pointers.

Four Bears are averaging at least 12 points.

The Red Raiders gave an admirable effort Saturday against Texas, losing 71-67. But they averaged a pitiful 47.3 points in the three previous games, all losses.

Baylor is 7-3-1 ATS the last 11 times it has hosted Texas Tech. The Bears also are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games against teams with a winning percentage below .400.

Pick: Bears

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02/27/2012 01:20 PM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Notre Dame at Georgetown
The Hoyas are coming off a 67-46 win over Villanova and look to build on their 14-2 ATS record in their last 20 games following a win of more than 20 points. Georgetown is the pick (-6 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Hoyas favored by 8. Dunkel Pick: Georgetown (-6 1/2). Here are all of today's picks.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Game 501-502: Notre Dame at Georgetown (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Notre Dame 66.780; Georgetown 74.695
Dunkel Line: Georgetown by 8; 115
Vegas Line: Georgetown by 6 1/2; 118 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Georgetown (-6 1/2); Under

Game 503-504: Kansas at Oklahoma State (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas 74.943; Oklahoma State 68.421
Dunkel Line: Kansas by 6 1/2; 144
Vegas Line: Kansas by 10; 137
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma State (+10); Over

Game 505-506: Texas Tech at Baylor (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas Tech 53.487; Baylor 71.739
Dunkel Line: Baylor by 18 1/2; 126
Vegas Line: Baylor by 20; 129 1/2
Dunkel Pick Texas Tech (+20); Under

Game 507-508: Northern Arizona at Montana State (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Northern Arizona 38.727; Montana State 48.827
Dunkel Line: Montana State by 10; 139
Vegas Line: Montana State by 9; 135
Dunkel Pick: Montana State (-9); Over

Game 511-512: Mississippi Valley State at Jackson State (5:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Mississippi Valley State 46.372; Jackson State 42.370
Dunkel Line: Mississippi Valley State by 4; 123
Vegas Line: Mississippi Valley State by 6; 126 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Jackson State (+6); Under

Game 513-514: Radford at VMI (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Radford 40.953; VMI 49.729
Dunkel Line: VMI by 9; 156
Vegas Line: VMI by 8; 149
Dunkel Pick: VMI (-8); Over

Game 515-516: Gardner-Webb at High Point (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Gardner-Webb 46.834; High Point 51.581
Dunkel Line: High Point by 4 1/2; 128
Vegas Line: High Point by 6; 133
Dunkel Pick: Gardner-Webb (+6); Under

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02/27/2012 01:21 PM

NCAAB
Short Sheet

Monday's Top College Basketball Trends

N ARIZONA 2-15 ATS after playing a game as an underdog (vs Montana St)

GEORGETOWN is 8-0 ATS (+8 Units) off a home win by 10 points or more (vs Notre Dame)

OKLAHOMA ST is 7-0 ATS (+7 Units) revenging a road loss vs opponent (vs Kansas)

BAYLOR is 3-13 ATS (-11.3 Units) off a win against a conference rival (vs Texas Tech)

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02/27/2012 01:23 PM

NHL
Short Sheet

Monday, February 27

NEW JERSEY at NY RANGERS, 7:35 PM ET
NEW JERSEY: 19-11 SU after playing a home game
NY RANGERS: 87-91 SU in home games vs. division opponents

LOS ANGELES at NASHVILLE, 8:05 PM ET
LOS ANGELES: 9-18 SU off a win or tie in their previous game
NASHVILLE: 11-3 SU revenging a same season loss vs opponent

EDMONTON at WINNIPEG, 8:35 PM ET
EDMONTON: 29-83 SU as a road underdog
WINNIPEG: 15-11 SU after having lost 2 of their last 3 games

ST LOUIS at CALGARY, 9:05 PM ET
ST LOUIS: 0-9 SU when playing their 3rd road game in 5 days
CALGARY: 11-6 SU revenging a same season loss vs opponent

ANAHEIM at COLORADO, 9:05 PM ET
ANAHEIM: 26-15 SU off a home win
COLORADO: 68-55 SU in home games off a road win

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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02/27/2012 01:24 PM

NHL
Long Sheet

Monday, February 27

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NEW JERSEY (35-21-0-4, 74 pts.) at NY RANGERS (39-15-0-6, 84 pts.) - 2/27/2012, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NY RANGERS are 39-20 ATS (+62.1 Units) in all games this season.
NEW JERSEY is 35-24 ATS (+10.8 Units) in all games this season.
NEW JERSEY is 5-0 ATS (+5.0 Units) in road games in February games this season.
NEW JERSEY is 8-2 ATS (+10.2 Units) in road games second half of the season this season.
NEW JERSEY is 10-5 ATS (+16.9 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
NY RANGERS are 157-168 ATS (-85.9 Units) in home games second half of the season since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 93-98 ATS (-53.6 Units) in home games vs. division opponents since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 130-164 ATS (-113.7 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY RANGERS is 8-7 (+0.2 Units) against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
NY RANGERS is 8-7-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
8 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.7 Units)

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LOS ANGELES (28-22-0-12, 68 pts.) at NASHVILLE (36-19-0-7, 79 pts.) - 2/27/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LOS ANGELES is 27-34 ATS (-16.4 Units) in all games this season.
LOS ANGELES is 9-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) second half of the season this season.
LOS ANGELES is 11-30 ATS (+47.7 Units) in road games after shutting out their opponent in their previous game since 1996.
NASHVILLE is 35-26 ATS (+5.8 Units) in all games this season.
NASHVILLE is 48-33 ATS (+10.8 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
NASHVILLE is 40-28 ATS (+9.2 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NASHVILLE is 4-5 (+0.2 Units) against the spread versus LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
LOS ANGELES is 5-4-0 straight up against NASHVILLE over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.9 Units)

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EDMONTON (24-31-0-6, 54 pts.) at WINNIPEG (30-26-0-8, 68 pts.) - 2/27/2012, 8:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
EDMONTON is 48-94 ATS (+182.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
EDMONTON is 11-44 ATS (+98.1 Units) in road games second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
EDMONTON is 16-40 ATS (+73.3 Units) after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
EDMONTON is 9-31 ATS (+54.5 Units) after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
EDMONTON is 7-18 ATS (+25.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
EDMONTON is 10-31 ATS (+53.6 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
EDMONTON is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against the spread versus WINNIPEG over the last 3 seasons
WINNIPEG is 1-1-0 straight up against EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.1 Units)

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ST LOUIS (38-17-0-7, 83 pts.) at CALGARY (28-23-0-11, 67 pts.) - 2/27/2012, 9:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ST LOUIS is 17-4 ATS (+10.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
CALGARY is 11-19 ATS (-9.6 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5 or less over the last 3 seasons.
CALGARY is 16-29 ATS (-13.0 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CALGARY is 6-5-0 straight up against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
8 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+5.0 Units)

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ANAHEIM (26-25-0-10, 62 pts.) at COLORADO (32-27-0-4, 68 pts.) - 2/27/2012, 9:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ANAHEIM is 8-19 ATS (+30.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
COLORADO is 32-31 ATS (+68.0 Units) in all games this season.
ANAHEIM is 47-37 ATS (+88.2 Units) in road games in February games since 1996.
ANAHEIM is 16-8 ATS (+7.0 Units) second half of the season this season.
ANAHEIM is 186-176 ATS (+384.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1996.
COLORADO is 36-44 ATS (-45.1 Units) in home games in February games since 1996.
COLORADO is 21-46 ATS (+70.1 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ANAHEIM is 8-2 (+6.1 Units) against the spread versus COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
ANAHEIM is 8-2-0 straight up against COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
7 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+3.9 Units)

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02/27/2012 01:25 PM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, February 27

Hot teams
-- Rangers won six of last eight home games. Devils won last six road games.
-- Predators won nine of their last eleven home games.
-- Winnipeg won five of its last six games.
-- Blues won eight of their last eleven games.
-- Ducks won eight of last eleven games.Colorado won four of last five games.

Cold teams
-- Kings lost four of their last five road games.
-- Edmonton lost six of its last nine games.
-- Flames lost four of their last five games.

Totals
-- Six of last nine New Jersey road games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 11-2-2 in last fifteen Los Angeles games.
-- Last four Edmonton road games went over the total.
-- Last four Calgary home games went over the total.
-- Last seven Anaheim games stayed under the total.

Series records
-- Devils are 5-4 in last nine games at Madison Square Garden.
-- Kings won five of their last six games with Nashville.
-- Oilers are 3-2 in their last five games with Winnipeg.
-- Flames won five of last seven games against St Louis.
-- Ducks won six of last seven games against Colorado.

Back-to-Back
-- Devils are 7-2 on the road if they played the night before.
-- Anaheim is 3-0 when it won the night before.

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02/27/2012 01:26 PM

NHL

Monday, February 27

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Trend Reports
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7:30 PM
NEW JERSEY vs. NY RANGERS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
New Jersey is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games when playing at home against New Jersey
NY Rangers are 17-8 SU in their last 25 games

8:00 PM
LOS ANGELES vs. NASHVILLE
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Los Angeles's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nashville's last 6 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Nashville is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games

8:30 PM
EDMONTON vs. WINNIPEG
Edmonton is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Edmonton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Winnipeg is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games ,when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 5 games when playing at home against Edmonton

9:00 PM
ANAHEIM vs. COLORADO
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Anaheim is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Colorado is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Anaheim
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

9:00 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. CALGARY
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
St. Louis is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Calgary
Calgary is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games


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02/27/2012 01:27 PM

NHL

Monday, February 27

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Pucking the trends: This week's best NHL bets
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Every week, we update you on who's hot, who's not and situational betting spots in the National Hockey League.

HOT TEAM: Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault put it best Friday night, saying his team “had nothing left in the tank. But two points is two points.” And that’s exactly how the Canucks are where they are now. They are not worrying about the road ahead. They are not worrying their past troubles. They are truly living for the moment, and it’s working.

A 2-1 win over the Devils on Friday in New Jersey was the Canucks’ second in less than 24 hours -- they stopped Detroit’s home win streak the night before -- and it was their ninth win of the month.

Henrik Sedin had 66 points, his brother Daniel had 63, and Vancouver had three players behind them in the 40s: Ryan Kesler (42), Alexandre Burrows (41) and Alexander Edler (40). As long as that keeps up, a return trip to the Stanley Cup Finals might be in order.

COLD TEAM: Toronto Maple Leafs

Terrible timing for Toronto’s worst stretch of the season. The Maple Leafs are now on the outside looking in with regards to the Eastern Conference playoff race, they suddenly have no answers in goal, and with the trade deadline looming, they’re not sure where they truly stand.

Saturday’s 4-2 home loss to Washington, a team equally swimming in its own struggles, was Toronto’s fourth straight, and along the way, the Maple Leafs heard it from the Air Canada Centre crowd. Goaltender James Reimer, who made 32 saves, took the loss, his second in three nights. His partner, Jonas Gustavsson, hasn't been much better. He took the 4-3 loss to the Devils on Tuesday.

It’s clear there’s enough talent on this team to make the playoffs. In reality, there may not even be the right type of player on the trade market to help them change things. The best answer might just be coach Ron Wilson rallying the troops with one of his speeches. But time is running short.

OVER PLAY: Philadelphia Flyers

There are problems in net and on defense, and motivation has been lagging ever since captain Chris Pronger's injuries cost him the season, but the Flyers, through it all, remain one of the best over plays in the league. In fact, any internal issues this team is grappling with shouldn't be of concern for over players, because if you've ridden the Flyers, you've been padding your wallets, and that's all that matters.

Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over the Flames in Calgary was the second over in three tries on Philadelphia's trip through Western Canada. Seven of the last eight Philadelphia games have gone over, and eight of the last 10.

The numbers are startling on offense for this team. Honestly, did anyone foresee Scott Hartnell scoring 30 goals? Well, when you play up-and-down hockey on a nightly basis, and you are forever trying to outscore your goaltending's weaknesses, that's what you get. So, keep this club on your over radar. After all, headed into Tuesday's game at San Jose, the Flyers already had 37 of them.

UNDER PLAY: Phoenix Coyotes

A sure sign of a good under team is one that can get right back up on the horse, and maintain its solid, defensive ways. And the Coyotes fell in line with that on Saturday night. After two uncharacteristic overs last week, Phoenix stemmed the tide, stifled the Oilers from start to finish, and walked away with a 3-1 win.

Goaltender Mike Smith made 21 saves en route to his 10th consecutive victory, and really, amid all the problems going on in Phoenix off the ice -- will they move, won't they move, etc. -- things really seem to be meshing in the locker room.

Saturday's under was the 30th of the season for Phoenix, and was the eighth in the last 10 games. The amazing part of that run is on the back line. In seven of those eight unders, the Coyotes allowed one goal or less.

SURVEYING THE SCHEDULE:

** Back-to-back stretches can truly challenge teams at this time of year, and perhaps we’ll see what the Devils are made of after they tackle two of them this week. On Monday, they finish one back-to-back stretch, by meeting the Rangers in New York a day after they hosted the Lightning in a matinee. And then on Thursday and Friday, they’ll play at Boston and Washington, respectively. Won’t be easy.

** San Jose began a four-games-in-seven days stretch on Sunday against the Wild in Minnesota, so expect some lagging legs. The final three, all at home, are against playoff potentials from both conferences: Philadelphia, Buffalo and St. Louis.

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02/27/2012 01:28 PM

NHL

Monday, February 27

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Ice picks: Monday's best NHL bets
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New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers (-165, 5)

The Rangers are just 2-2-1 in their last five games, and had to go past regulation to get those victories.

New York is at its best with Henrik Lundqvist in goal. The Rangers have dropped three of backup Martin Biron’s last four starts.

New Jersey is one of only two teams that has beaten Lundqvist this month.

The Devils have taken two of the first three meetings with the Rangers this season, winning a 4-3 shootout on Jan. 31 and posting a 1-0 victory at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 7 as Martin Brodeur outdueled Lundqvist.

Lundqvist is 23-10-5 with a .937 save percentage in 38 career games against New Jersey. But these Devils have won their last seven games when pegged as underdogs.

Pick: Devils


Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets (-160, 5.5)

Winnipeg has equaled its franchise record by going six games without a loss in regulation, moving into eighth place in the Eastern Conference and within two points of the Southeast Division lead. But every team in the East, except Ottawa, has games in hand on the Jets. They must keep winning with three contests left on an eight-game homestand.

Edmonton has won two of its last three and faces Winnipeg for the only time this season.

Rookie standout Ryan Nugent-Hopkins returned to the lineup Saturday against Phoenix and scored his first goal since Dec. 7.

Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler, defenseman Dustin Byfuglien and Evander Kane are each in the middle of six-game point streaks, helping the Jets gain at least a point in every contest.

Backup goaltender Chris Mason played Saturday, so Ondrej Pavelec is expected back in net Monday. Pavelec has allowed seven even-strength goals in his last four starts.

Pick: Jets


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