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03/09/2012 05:03 PM

Lakers seek 18th straight win over Wolves Friday

LOS ANGELES LAKERS (23-16)

at MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES (21-19)


Tip-off: Friday, 8:05 p.m. ET
Line: Even, Total: 193

The Lakers try to salvage at least one win in their three-game road trip Friday when they visit a Minnesota team that they have beaten 17 straight times.

Los Angeles is a miserable play on the road, going 6-14 SU and 5-15 ATS. This includes back-to-back losses Tuesday at Detroit and Wednesday in Washington, when the Lakers coughed up a 21-point, third-quarter lead. Meanwhile, Minnesota has beaten some quality opponents during a five-game home win streak, taking down Philadelphia, Utah, L.A. Clippers and Portland in the past four. The pick here is MINNESOTA to end its long losing skid in this series.

The FoxSheets provide this strong trend showing that L.A. is not a strong bet when playing with tired legs:

L.A. LAKERS are 3-11 ATS (21.4%, -9.1 Units) when playing 6 or more games in 10 days this season. The average score was L.A. LAKERS 90.6, OPPONENT 92.0 - (Rating = 1*).

Los Angeles scores just 90.9 PPG (42.5% FG, 27.5% threes) on the road this season, compared to 97.3 PPG (47.9% FG, 32.9% threes) at home. The defense has also been lackadaisical away from Staples Center (96.2 PPG) as compared to in Los Angeles (86.9 PPG). SG Kobe Bryant continues to lead the NBA in scoring at 28.7 PPG, but was a dreadful 9-of-31 shooting (1-for-10 FG in fourth quarter) of Wednesday’s loss to the Wizards. But he has always enjoyed facing the Timberwolves in his career, averaging 27.5 PPG against them since the 2004-05 campaign. This includes 33.0 PPG (48% FG) 10.5 RPG and 5.0 APG in two meetings this season. PF Pau Gasol continues to shake off the lingering trade rumors and produce on a consistent basis. He tallied his third straight double-double on Wednesday with 19 points and 15 rebounds. C Andrew Bynum, whose 12.7 RPG rank third in the NBA, had more turnovers (seven) than rebounds (six) in the loss to the 9-29 Wizards. Bynum has played well against Minnesota though, with 17.0 PPG (61% FG) and 10.0 RPG in the two matchups this season.

For Minnesota to finally beat the Lakers, the defense will have to step up. The Timberwolves have allowed 94+ points in each of the past eight games, allowing an average of 100.5 PPG on 46.3% FG during this stretch. Although the Wolves have shot poorly in two meetings this season (38.9% FG, 10-of-40 threes), they played the Lakers tough at home in January (106-101 loss) and All-Star PF Kevin Love missed the last meeting on Feb. 29 with the flu. Love leads the NBA with 34 double-doubles, and he has been rolling during a three-game win streak with 36.7 PPG and 14.3 RPG. He scored 29 points and grabbed 16 boards in Wednesday’s 106-94 win over Portland. SG Luke Ridnour added 22 points and five assists against the Blazers, but he has struggled in his career against the Lakers with just 7.6 PPG on 36.5% shooting from the floor. SF Wesley Johnson has had a rough sophomore campaign (6.1 PPG, 40% FG, 57% FT), but he’s coming off a season-high 19 points (8-of-11 FG) on Wednesday

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03/09/2012 05:04 PM

Mavs visit high-scoring Kings Friday night

DALLAS MAVERICKS (23-18)

at SACRAMENTO KINGS (13-26)


Tip-off: Friday, 10:05 p.m. ET
Line: Dallas -2, Total: 196½

The Mavs continue their mini-road West Coast road swing when they visit an increasingly pesky Sacramento team on Friday night.

Dallas has dominated the Kings in recent years, running off a string of 10 consecutive SU wins (6-4 ATS). Sacramento has shown the firepower to sneak up on teams of late, scoring 100-plus points in six of its past eight games. But despite losing a heartbreaker in Phoenix on Thursday night, the Mavs are on a good run. Can Dallas bounce back with a big road win on Friday? For the answer, connect to the NBA Three at Three Pass for ATS picks covering all the marquee NBA games each day. NBA Pass continues its profitable run, going 31-24 ATS (56.4%) since Feb. 13.

The Mavs’ comeback attempt in Phoenix fell just short on Thursday night, as Roddy Beaubois (8.5 PPG) missed two potential game-tying shots in the final seconds of a 96-94 loss. PF Dirk Nowitzki (20.1 PPG) played well again but just didn’t get enough touches, scoring 18 on 8-for-15 shooting from the field. Nowitzki is now averaging 28.3 PPG on 52.6% shooting over his past four contests. A couple of disappointing veterans, SG Vince Carter (10.3 PPG) and PF Lamar Odom (7.7 PPG) actually showed up on Thursday, with Carter scoring 18 (albeit on 21 shots) and Odom adding 15 points in 22 minutes. The Dallas frontcourt will likely be thin again with C Brendan Haywood (5.6 PPG, 6.7 RPG) questionable at best because of a sprained ankle. The FoxSheets have a four-star trend working against Sacto:

Play Against - Home underdogs (SACRAMENTO) - revenging a blowout loss vs opponent of 20 points or more, off a close home win by 3 points or less. (26-4 since 1996, 86.7%, +21.6 units. Rating = 4*).

The Kings edged the Hornets 99-98 in a battle of opposing styles on Wednesday. It was a rare game in double-digits for Sacto, who have filled it up offensively since inserting rookie combo guard Isaiah Thomas (9.2 PPG) into the starting lineup 10 games ago. SG Marcus Thornton (18.8 PPG) has emerged as their leading scorer during that time, averaging 21.7 PPG while PG Tyreke Evans (17.3 PPG, 5.0 APG) has added 17.1 PPG, with Thomas getting 14.7 PPG and 5.3 APG. Efficiency continues to be an issue with C DeMarcus Cousins (16.2 PPG, 11.4 RPG), who’s averaging 16.2 PPG and 10.7 RPG during that span but is shooting just 39.6% from the field because of poor shot selection. The FoxSheets provide this trend leaning towards the Kings:

SACRAMENTO is 33-19 ATS (63.5%, +12.1 Units) revenging a same season loss vs. opponent over the last 2 seasons. The average score was SACRAMENTO 100.4, OPPONENT 104.3 - (Rating = 1*).

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/09/2012 05:06 PM

Ohio State clashes with Purdue Friday night

PURDUE BOILERMAKERS (21-11)

vs. OHIO STATE BUCKEYES (25-6)


Big Ten Conference Tournament - Quarterfinals
Tip-off: Friday, 8:55 p.m. EDT - Indianapolis, IN
Line: Ohio State -7½, Total: 138½

Ohio State, the preseason pick to win the Big Ten, begins its quest for a conference championship when it takes on Purdue in Friday’s quarterfinals.

The Boilermakers are surging at 7-2 ATS in their past nine games, a stretch that began with a three-point loss at Ohio State on Feb. 7. They are 4-3 (SU and ATS) in the past seven meetings with the Buckeyes. Can Purdue put a scare into the Buckeyes again? For the answer, check out the College Basketball Three at Three Pass for picks covering all the big games in college basketball each weekday.

Purdue didn’t have to exert much energy in its 69-51 first round win over Nebraska on Thursday. The Boilermakers connected on 56% of their shots, including 13-of-25 from three-point range. Reserve G Anthony Johnson scored a career-high 17 points, while four of his teammates also scored in double-figures. A big reason the Boilers are so tough to beat is because they take great care of the basketball. They have committed 13 or fewer turnovers in every game this season except for one (15 versus Western Carolina). This includes posting seven turnovers or less in seven of their past 11 contests. Purdue only has two double-figure scorers on the team, Hummel (16.6 PPG) and Lewis Jackson (10.3 PPG). Jackson leads the team with 4.2 APG and has a strong 2.4 assist-to-turnover ratio. One player who torched the Buckeyes in the last meeting was junior swingman D.J. Byrd (8.6 PPG) who scored 24 points, hitting 7-of-9 threes.This two-star FoxSheets trend backs the Boilers:

Play Against - Neutral court teams as a favorite or pick (OHIO STATE) - off 2 or more consecutive road wins, on Friday nights. (26-8 since 1997.) (76.5%, +17.2 units. Rating = 2*).

OSU is just 2-5-1 ATS in its past eight games due mostly to inconsistent shooting from the floor (52%, 26%, 45%, 39%, 65%, 47%, 50%, 42%). Ohio State is especially dangerous when G William Buford (15.1 PPG, 4.9 RPG) is on his game. The senior has been extremely erratic all year, but he shot lights-out against Purdue on Feb. 7, scoring 29 points on 10-of-17 shooting. Buford was also the hero in the season finale at Michigan State, scoring 25 points including the game-winner in the closing seconds. Sullinger (16.9 PPG, 9.3 RPG) had been in a three-game funk (10.3 PPG, 45% FG, 6.7 RPG), but he has posted two straight double-doubles since, averaging 18.0 PPG and 14.0 RPG in these two victories. Sophomore F Deshaun Thomas has been the team’s most consistent scorer lately with at least a dozen points in his past six games, averaging 18.3 PPG and 7.2 RPG over this stretch. This strong FoxSheets trend also expects the Buckeyes to win big:

Play On - Neutral court teams as a favorite or pick (OHIO STATE) - after one or more consecutive overs against opponent after 3 or more consecutive overs. (109-61 since 1997.) (64.1%, +41.9 units. Rating = 2*).

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/09/2012 05:07 PM

Duke takes on Va. Tech in ACC quarters Friday

VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (16-16)

vs. DUKE BLUE DEVILS (26-5)


ACC Tournament - Quarterfinals
Tip-off: Friday, 7:00 p.m. EDT - Atlanta, GA
Line: Duke -8½, Total: 136

The Duke Blue Devils tip off their ACC Tournament against the Virginia Tech Hokies Friday night, who just edged out Clemson to advance to the quarterfinals.

Although Duke took both regular-season decisions, they split ATS with the Hokies giving Mike Krzyzewski’s squad a run for their money at Cameron Indoor Stadium less than two weeks ago, falling by five points despite receiving 13 points in the books. Will the Hokies give the Blue Devils a run again? For the answer, check out the College Basketball Three at Three Pass for picks covering all the big games in college basketball each weekday.

Only two Hokies have ACC Tournament experience entering this tournament -- Eric Green and Dorenzo Hudson. Green (15.6 PPG) came alive to take his team past Clemson in Thursday’s quarterfinals, scoring 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting. He will need to repeat that performance to keep Virginia Tech in the game against Duke. The 6-foot-5 Hudson (10.8 PPG) has good height for a guard, important against a short Blue Devils backcourt. He really needed those 19 points against the Tigers in order to break out of a funk in which he had fewer than 10 points in four of his previous six games. While Dorian Finney-Smith (6.3 PPG) is the team’s leading rebounder at 6.9 RPG, the true test in this game will fall to bulky Cadarian Raines (5.8 PPG, 3.9 RPG) who will be needed to battle the Plumlees physically. This FoxSheets trend also sides with the Hokies:

VIRGINIA TECH is 49-28 ATS (63.6%, +18.2 Units) in road games versus good teams - outscoring their opponents by 4+ points/game after 15+ games since 1997. The average score was VIRGINIA TECH 65.1, OPPONENT 72.1 - (Rating = 1*).

The Duke offense is high-powered (78.7 PPG), scoring the 11th-most points per game in the nation. Led by Austin Rivers (15.3 PPG) and Seth Curry (13.5 PPG), the backcourt is filled with dynamic scorers who can both shoot and create for themselves in the lane. The Blue Devils are also supported by sharpshooter Andre Dawkins (9.0 PPG, 2.1 threes per game) who can stretch a defense. Without Kelly’s inside-outside game however, the offense will need to look inside more. Mason Plumlee (11.0 PPG, 9.2 RPG) has seen reduced minutes towards the end of the year, not starting the past few games, but responded against the Tar Heels with 17 points in his 24 minutes of play. Miles Plumlee (6.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG) has been on a beast on the boards, with double-digit rebounds in three consecutive games (12.3 RPG). This FoxSheets coaching trend also likes the Blue Devils to win on Friday.

Mike Krzyzewski is 105-70 ATS (60.0%, +28.0 Units) after a combined score of 155 points or more as the coach of DUKE. The average score was DUKE 84.9, OPPONENT 67.6 - (Rating = 2*).

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/09/2012 05:08 PM

Syracuse meets Cincinnati in Big East semis

CINCINNATI BEARCATS (23-9)

vs. SYRACUSE ORANGE (31-1)


Big East Conference Tournament - Semifinals
Tip-off: Friday, 7:00 p.m. EDT - New York, NY
Line: Syracuse -7½, Total: 127½

Two teams that narrowly escaped the quarterfinals over lower-seeded opponents meet in the Big East Tournament semifinals on Friday night when No. 1 seed Syracuse faces No. 4 seed Cincinnati.

Syracuse overcame an eight-point deficit in the second half to outlast ninth-seeded Connecticut, 58-55, while Cincinnati needed double overtime to get past fifth-seeded Georgetown, 72-70. Can Syracuse win this game by a comfortable margin? For the answer, check out the College Basketball Three at Three Pass for picks covering all the big games in college basketball each weekday.

Cincinnati has lost the past four meetings with Syracuse, scoring just 63, 54, 52 and 53 points in these four defeats. This includes a 60-53 home loss to the Orange on Jan. 23. The Bearcats did a poor job attacking on offense that day (34.4% FG), making 8-of-25 threes, but only sinking three free throws (3-for-9 FT). Fatigue could certainly be a factor on Friday as all five Cincy starters logged 40+ minutes in the double-OT win over Georgetown on Thursday afternoon.

With Syracuse employing its 2-3 zone, the Bearcats will have to shoot much better than their 2-of-21 threes against the Hoyas. On the bright side, Cincinnati produced 12 steals on defense and was able to muscle its way to 14 offensive rebounds against a bigger Georgetown squad. Senior PF Yancy Gates was the star with 23 points and eight rebounds on Thursday, while Dion Dixon added 13 (but on 4-of-17 FG) with eight boards. Another key to this game will be getting the team’s leading scorer on track. Sophomore G Sean Kilpatrick (14.5 PPG) has shot 50% or worse in 14 straight games, and has not surpassed 13 points in any of his past six contests. This three-star FoxSheets trend supports the Bearcats on Friday night:

CINCINNATI is 9-1 ATS (90.0%, +7.9 Units) in non-home games after 4 straight games committing 14 or fewer turnovers this season. The average score was CINCINNATI 67.5, OPPONENT 62.8 - (Rating = 3*).

Syracuse did not have starting center Fab Melo available when it beat Cincinnati on Jan. 23, but was still able to match the Bearcats with 40 rebounds apiece. Since that game though, the Orange have been outrebounded by seven of 10 opponents. UConn destroyed them on the boards in Thursday’s quarterfinals with a rebounding edge of 46-34. Although Syracuse has struggled to score lately, the defense has been suffocating, holding six straight opponents to under 42% FG.

The Orange have also done a great job protecting the basketball, committing fewer than a dozen turnovers in 13 of their past 14 contests. They only gave it away four times in Thursday’s win over UConn. Dion Waiters was clearly the best player on the floor, scoring 18 points (8-of-11 FG) off the bench, but another reason Syracuse won was due to reserve F James Southerland scoring all 10 of his points in the final eight minutes of action. That helped make up for a starting five that scored just 28 points on 8-of-32 shooting. It was the complete opposite in the Jan. 23 win over Cincy, as Waiters and Southerland combined for nine points on 4-of-15 FG, while starters Kris Joseph (17 points, 8-of-11 FG), Scoop Jardine (13 points, six assists) and Brandon Triche (11 points, four steals) all had huge performances. This strong FoxSheets trend also sides with the Orange:

CINCINNATI is 2-11 ATS (15.4%, -10.1 Units) vs. top caliber teams - outscoring their opponents by 12+ points/game over the last 3 seasons. The average score was CINCINNATI 63.9, OPPONENT 68.1 - (Rating = 2*).

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/09/2012 05:10 PM

NBA
Long Sheet

Friday, March 9

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NEW JERSEY (13 - 27) at CHARLOTTE (5 - 32) - 3/9/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW JERSEY is 87-115 ATS (-39.5 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 19-31 ATS (-15.1 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 17-32 ATS (-18.2 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 32-50 ATS (-23.0 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 68-43 ATS (+20.7 Units) in March games since 1996.
CHARLOTTE is 14-23 ATS (-11.3 Units) in all games this season.
CHARLOTTE is 7-18 ATS (-12.8 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHARLOTTE is 6-4 against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
CHARLOTTE is 5-5 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
5 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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UTAH (19 - 19) at PHILADELPHIA (23 - 17) - 3/9/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
UTAH is 43-70 ATS (-34.0 Units) in a road game where where the total is between 185 and 189.5 points since 1996.
UTAH is 14-26 ATS (-14.6 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 71-55 ATS (+10.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
UTAH is 44-26 ATS (+15.4 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
UTAH is 4-1 against the spread versus PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
UTAH is 4-1 straight up against PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ATLANTA (23 - 16) at DETROIT (13 - 26) - 3/9/2012, 7:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

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

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PORTLAND (19 - 20) at BOSTON (20 - 18) - 3/9/2012, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 55-70 ATS (-22.0 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 39-54 ATS (-20.4 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 22-34 ATS (-15.4 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 28-47 ATS (-23.7 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
BOSTON is 39-59 ATS (-25.9 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 2-2 against the spread versus PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 4-0 straight up against PORTLAND 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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LA LAKERS (23 - 16) at MINNESOTA (21 - 19) - 3/9/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LA LAKERS are 105-129 ATS (-36.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 5-15 ATS (-11.5 Units) in road games this season.
MINNESOTA is 9-19 ATS (-11.9 Units) in home games second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 2-11 ATS (-10.1 Units) in home games against Pacific division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 23-38 ATS (-18.8 Units) after scoring 105 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 20-35 ATS (-18.5 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA LAKERS is 5-4 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
LA LAKERS is 9-0 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
6 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CLEVELAND (14 - 23) at OKLAHOMA CITY (31 - 8) - 3/9/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 2-12 ATS (-11.2 Units) against Northwest division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 124-99 ATS (+15.1 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 27-12 ATS (+13.8 Units) on Friday nights over the last 3 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 45-25 ATS (+17.5 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.

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

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NEW YORK (18 - 21) at MILWAUKEE (15 - 24) - 3/9/2012, 8:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 20-4 ATS (+15.6 Units) against Atlantic division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 265-318 ATS (-84.8 Units) second half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
MILWAUKEE is 8-0 against the spread versus NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
MILWAUKEE is 7-1 straight up against NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
5 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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LA CLIPPERS (22 - 15) at SAN ANTONIO (26 - 12) - 3/9/2012, 8:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LA CLIPPERS are 386-455 ATS (-114.5 Units) as an underdog since 1996.
LA CLIPPERS are 256-307 ATS (-81.7 Units) second half of the season since 1996.
LA CLIPPERS are 12-29 ATS (-19.9 Units) against Southwest division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
LA CLIPPERS are 143-181 ATS (-56.1 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 565-491 ATS (+24.9 Units) as a favorite since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 369-311 ATS (+26.9 Units) in home games since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 136-103 ATS (+22.7 Units) in March games since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 246-191 ATS (+35.9 Units) after a non-conference game since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 26-12 ATS (+12.8 Units) in home games after a win by 10 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) in home games after allowing 105 points or more over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN ANTONIO is 7-2 against the spread versus LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
SAN ANTONIO is 8-1 straight up against LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NEW ORLEANS (9 - 30) at DENVER (22 - 18) - 3/9/2012, 9:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW ORLEANS is 35-54 ATS (-24.4 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.
NEW ORLEANS is 117-161 ATS (-60.1 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game since 1996.
DENVER is 70-54 ATS (+10.6 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DENVER is 35-22 ATS (+10.8 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
NEW ORLEANS is 39-21 ATS (+15.9 Units) as a road underdog of 9.5 to 12 points since 1996.
NEW ORLEANS is 10-0 ATS (+10.0 Units) in road games on Friday nights over the last 2 seasons.
DENVER is 1-11 ATS (-11.1 Units) in home games against Southwest division opponents over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NEW ORLEANS is 6-3 against the spread versus DENVER over the last 3 seasons
DENVER is 5-4 straight up against NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
7 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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DALLAS (23 - 18) at SACRAMENTO (13 - 26) - 3/9/2012, 10:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DALLAS is 82-59 ATS (+17.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DALLAS is 44-26 ATS (+15.4 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
DALLAS is 21-9 ATS (+11.1 Units) against Pacific division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
SACRAMENTO is 18-35 ATS (-20.5 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SACRAMENTO is 4-4 against the spread versus DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
DALLAS is 8-0 straight up against SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
6 of 8 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:
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03/09/2012 05:12 PM

NBA

Friday, March 9

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
UTAH vs. PHILADELPHIA
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Utah's last 17 games when playing Philadelphia
Utah is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home
Philadelphia is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Utah

7:00 PM
NEW JERSEY vs. CHARLOTTE
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games
New Jersey is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Charlotte is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Charlotte is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games

7:30 PM
PORTLAND vs. BOSTON
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Portland
Boston is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing at home against Portland

7:30 PM
ATLANTA vs. DETROIT
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Detroit's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Atlanta

8:00 PM
CLEVELAND vs. OKLAHOMA CITY
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 10 games when playing Cleveland

8:00 PM
LA LAKERS vs. MINNESOTA
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 10 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games at home
Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games

8:30 PM
NEW YORK vs. MILWAUKEE
New York is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of New York's last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing at home against New York
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against New York

8:30 PM
LA CLIPPERS vs. SAN ANTONIO
LA Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
LA Clippers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers

9:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS vs. DENVER
New Orleans is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing Denver
Denver is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games when playing New Orleans

10:00 PM
DALLAS vs. SACRAMENTO
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Sacramento is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Sacramento is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

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cnotes Posts:25761 Followers:33
03/09/2012 05:13 PM

NBA

Friday, March 9

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Pick 'n' roll: Friday's best NBA bets
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Portland Trail Blazers at Boston Celtics (-3, 184)

Raymond Felton knows the Blazers are shopping for a new point guard and he knows he’s the reason why. Felton, who enjoyed a career campaign last year, has been dreadful in his first season in Rip City.

He lost his job in the starting lineup last month but was reinserted Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Blazers lost but Felton was one of the lone bright spots, scoring 23 points and dishing out nine assists.

“I know I’m struggling, but it’s hard to perform the way you know how when you know they don’t have confidence in you,” Felton told reporters last month. “Never in my days playing have I felt like a coach wasn’t confident in my abilities. It’s hard to play knowing that.”

Not sure if Felton’s being back in the starting lineup had anything to do with head coach Nate McMillan having confidence in the former Tar Heel. It probably has more to do with McMillan realizing that Felton is a better option at point than Jamal Crawford. Lesser of two evils, kind of thing.

Boston point guard Rajon Rondo, who knows a thing or two about trade rumors himself, should eat up Felton on Friday.

Pick: Celtics -3


Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers (-6.5, 185)

Evan Turner is an interesting topic these days in Philadelphia. The sports town took it easy on Turner for an up and down season because the Sixers were playing so well. But the fans turned their frustration at Turner after a recent 2-8 slump.

Philly columnist Stan Hochman defended Turner explaining only that Turner was dealing with something that would more than explain his inconsistent performance. Well, after the second-year player scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds against the Celtics on Wednesday, everyone was wondering if Turner can keep it up.

“I don’t worry,” Turner told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “You have some good nights and you have some bad nights. As a pro you understand that. Tonight was a good night.”

Expect Turner and the Sixers to have another good night against the Jazz.

Pick: 76ers -6.5


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cnotes Posts:25761 Followers:33
03/09/2012 05:14 PM

NBA
Dunkel

LA Lakers at Minnesota
The Lakers look to bounce back from a 106-101 loss to Washington and build on their 5-0 ATS record in their last 5 games after allowing 100 points or more in the previous game. LA is the pick (Pick) according to Dunkel, which has the Lakers favored by 2 1/2. Dunkel Pick: LA Lakers. Here are all of today's picks

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

Game 801-802: New Jersey at Charlotte (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Jersey 111.504; Charlotte 111.223
Dunkel Line & Total: Even; 189
Vegas Line & Total: New Jersey by 1 1/2; 192
Dunkel Pick: Charlotte (+1 1/2); Under

Game 803-804: Utah at Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Utah 117.355; Philadelphia 125.648
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 8 1/2; 189
Vegas Line & Total: Philadelphia by 6 1/2; 185
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-6 1/2); Over

Game 805-806: Atlanta at Detroit (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta 118.980; Detroit 111.079
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 8; 195
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 807-808: Portland at Boston (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Portland 117.190; Boston 119.100
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 2; 180
Vegas Line & Total: Boston by 3 1/2; 184 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Portland (+3 1/2); Under

Game 809-810: LA Lakers at Minnesota (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Lakers 122.569; Minnesota 120.136
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Lakers by 2 1/2; 188
Vegas Line & Total: Pick; 193
Dunkel Pick: LA Lakers; Under

Game 811-812: Cleveland at Oklahoma City (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland 111.945; Oklahoma City 123.601
Dunkel Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 11 1/2; 209
Vegas Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 13; 204
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (+13); Over

Game 813-814: New York at Milwaukee (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New York 116.113; Milwaukee 118.334
Dunkel Line & Total: Milwaukee by 2; 202
Vegas Line & Total: New York by 2 1/2; 205
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (+2 1/2); Under

Game 815-816: LA Clippers at San Antonio (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Clippers 116.908; San Antonio 125.060
Dunkel Line & Total: San Antonio by 8; 197
Vegas Line & Total: San Antonio by 5; 194 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Antonio (-5); Over

Game 817-818: New Orleans at Denver (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Orleans 112.487; Denver 122.001
Dunkel Line & Total: Denver by 9 1/2; 191
Vegas Line & Total: Denver by 11; 194
Dunkel Pick: New Orleans (+11); Under

Game 819-820: Dallas at Sacramento (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 119.164; Sacramento 115.231
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 4; 198
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas by 2; 196
Dunkel Pick: Dallas (-2); Over

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cnotes Posts:25761 Followers:33
03/09/2012 05:15 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Friday, March 9

NEW JERSEY at CHARLOTTE, 7:05 PM ET
NEW JERSEY: 2-10 ATS after 1 or more consecutive wins
CHARLOTTE: 99-69 ATS after playing a game as a home underdog

UTAH at PHILADELPHIA, 7:05 PM ET
UTAH: 3-14 ATS after 2 consecutive non-conference games
PHILADELPHIA: 40-25 ATS after playing a home game

ATLANTA at DETROIT, 7:35 PM ET
ATLANTA: 12-4 ATS second half of the season
DETROIT: 42-26 UNDER in road games

PORTLAND at BOSTON, 7:35 PM ET
PORTLAND: 0-10 ATS when the line is +3 to -3
BOSTON: 8-0 ATS off a loss against a division rival

LA LAKERS at MINNESOTA, 8:05 PM ET
LA LAKERS: 14-4 ATS after playing 2 consecutive games as a road favorite
MINNESOTA: 7-18 ATS in home games revenging a same season loss vs opponent

CLEVELAND at OKLAHOMA CITY, 8:05 PM ET
CLEVELAND: 2-12 ATS against Northwest division opponents
OKLAHOMA CITY: 27-12 ATS on Friday nights

NEW YORK at MILWAUKEE, 8:35 PM ET
NEW YORK: 1-9 ATS when the total is greater than or equal to 200
MILWAUKEE: 9-1 ATS after playing 3 consecutive games as an underdog

LA CLIPPERS at SAN ANTONIO, 8:35 PM ET
LA CLIPPERS: 12-29 ATS against Southwest division opponents
SAN ANTONIO: 26-12 ATS in home games after a win by 10 points or more

NEW ORLEANS at DENVER, 9:05 PM ET
NEW ORLEANS: 10-0 ATS in road games on Friday nights
DENVER: 1-11 ATS in home games against Southwest division opponents

DALLAS at SACRAMENTO, 10:05 PM ET
DALLAS: 44-26 ATS in road games
SACRAMENTO: 21-33 ATS after having lost 2 of their last 3 games

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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