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03/12/2012 06:13 PM

Preview: Celtics (21-19) at Clippers (23-16)

Date: March 12, 2012 10:30 PM EDT

Struggles on the road are one reason the Boston Celtics aren't in their customary position atop the Atlantic Division.

A visit to the Los Angeles Clippers may have spelled more trouble earlier in the season, but it doesn't look so intimidating right now.

The Celtics look to rebound from their latest road defeat as they continue their eight-game road trip Monday night against a sputtering Clippers team that just lost its grip on the top spot in the Pacific.

Boston (21-19) has cruised to four straight division titles, but adding to that run is proving problematic, due partially to a 5-11 road record. That includes a dismal 1-7 stretch, during which the Celtics are averaging 82.9 points and shooting 42.8 percent from the floor.

The Celtics, who trail Philadelphia by three games in the Atlantic, fell 97-94 to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday afternoon to open their longest road trip of the season. Paul Pierce's 3-point attempt was blocked by Kobe Bryant before Rajon Rondo missed another shot in the final second.

"They made shots down the stretch, and we didn't," said Rondo, who finished with 24 points and 10 assists. "We had some good looks at the rim, but the shots didn't fall and we couldn't get a stop the last couple of minutes. ... It's not difficult to win on the road. We're just not getting it done. We just have to close out quarters better and continue to work on our execution."

Rondo and the Celtics may find Sunday's matchup more favorable since the Clippers (23-16) have dropped four of their last six at Staples Center, including a 97-93 defeat to Golden State on Sunday night to open a season-high six-game homestand mere hours after the Lakers beat the Celtics on the same court.

That combination of results dropped the Clippers out of the Pacific Division lead, one game behind the Lakers. Now, the Clippers will try to avoid their first three-game home skid since Dec. 8-12, 2010. They had only themselves to blame Sunday after missing 16 of 35 free throws versus the Warriors.

"That's the real story of this. We beat ourselves," said guard Chris Paul, who had 23 points but went 3 of 6 from the line. "The bad part of it is how we started out. We dug ourselves our own hole. We were getting a lot of open shots, but at some point, you can't hope they miss. You've got to make yours."

Paul is shooting 59.2 percent from the floor over his last three games while averaging 27.0 points and 8.7 assists. He'll likely play a second consecutive game with a clear protective mask after suffering a nasal fracture in the first quarter of Friday's 120-108 win at San Antonio.

"It's different, but it doesn't inhibit anything," said Paul, who missed all nine of his field goal attempts and finished with four points and 15 assists in a loss to Boston with New Orleans on March 19, 2011.

Boston won last season's visit to play the Clippers on Feb. 26, 2011, getting 24 points from Paul Pierce and 22 from Ray Allen while Rondo dished out 11 assists.

Pierce has struggled over his last three road games, averaging 13.7 points while hitting just 34.2 percent from the field overall and shooting- 3 for 13 from 3-point range.




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03/12/2012 06:27 PM

Bulls favored big over Knicks Monday


NEW YORK KNICKS (18-23)

at CHICAGO BULLS (34-9)


Tip-off: Monday, 8:05 p.m. ET
Line: Chicago -8½, Total: 198½

The Knicks’ nightmare March schedule continues as they travel to Chicago on Monday night.

With Sunday’s 12-point home loss to Philadelphia, the Knicks dropped to 0-5 SU and ATS so far in March. They’ve also failed to cover in their past six road games (1-5 SU). But Chicago could be without SF Luol Deng (questionable with a wrist injury). Can the Bulls still win handily over the Knicks on Monday night? For the answer, connect to the NBA Weekday Pass for ATS picks covering all the marquee NBA games each day.

The Knicks haven’t been up to the task since the difficult part of their schedule began. Since getting hammered in Miami in their last game before the All-Star break, their only win has come at home against Cleveland.

Part of it has been their inconsistency on the offensive end. After early success against various NBA bottom-feeders, PG Jeremy Lin (15.0 PPG, 6.3 APG) has averaged 15.6 PPG on 37.4% shooting, 7.4 APG and 4.1 TOPG over his past seven games. And he’s averaging 15.2 PPG on 37.7% shooting, 6.4 APG and 4.4 TOPG over his past five road contests. He’s also been repeatedly exposed defensively by top point guards.

PF Amar’e Stoudemire (17.9 PPG, 8.2 RPG) continues to disappear for stretches, following up a 27-point, 11-rebound night in Milwaukee with a nine-point, five-rebound game against the 76ers on Sunday. The key to a potential upset on Monday could be SF Carmelo Anthony (21.3 PPG on 40.1% FG), especially if Deng is out. Anthony is averaging just 18.8 PPG alongside Lin, but he’s topped 20 in each of his past three games. The FoxSheets have a trend working in their favor:

Play On - Road underdogs (NEW YORK) - extremely tired team - playing their 5th game in 7 days against opponent extremely tired team - playing 9 or more games in 14 days. (47-19 since 1996.) (71.2%, +26.1 units. Rating = 2*).

Deng’s wrist is the big concern for Chicago, as he’s the best defender on a very good defensive team. He didn’t play in Saturday’s easy home win over Utah, and early reports are that he’ll miss Monday night’s game as well.

With Deng out, the Bulls went with offense by starting SG Kyle Korver (7.9 PPG) in his place. Korver responded by scoring 26 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the field, including 6-for-11 from three. PF Carlos Boozer (15.6 PPG, 8.1 RPG) added 17 on 13-for-17 shooting, and PG Derrick Rose (22.5 PPG, 8.0 APG) had 24 points and 13 assists. Rose has torched the Knicks over the past three seasons, averaging 25.9 PPG on 51.8% shooting and 7.5 APG.

But while they could be missing Deng, Chicago is likely to have C Joakim Noah (9.9 PPG, 10.4 RPG) back in the lineup on Monday. He missed Saturday’s win over Utah because he was running a fever. One of the league’s best pick-and-roll defenders, he’ll be key in stopping Lin. The FoxSheets provide this trend backing the Bulls:

Play Against - Road underdogs of 3.5 to 9.5 points (NEW YORK) - after going over the total by 54 or more points total in their last ten games, in March games. (44-17 over the last 5 seasons.) (72.1%, +25.3 units. Rating = 2*).

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03/12/2012 06:29 PM

Jazz return home to face Pistons Monday


DETROIT PISTONS (15-26)

at UTAH JAZZ (19-21)


Tip-off: Monday, 9:05 p.m. ET
Line: Utah -7½, Total: 191½

The Jazz return home from another unsuccessful road swing to host the streaking Pistons on Monday night.

But while the Jazz went just 2-3 SU and ATS and lost their past two on this recent road trip, they’ve been a much better team at home where they’re 14-6 SU and 12-7-1 ATS on the season. And while Detroit has won three in a row SU and ATS, they were all at home. Can Utah cover this moderate point spread? For the answer, connect to the NBA Weekday Pass for ATS picks covering all the marquee NBA games each day.

The Pistons just finished a successful three-game homestand, beating the Lakers, Atlanta and Toronto SU and ATS. SG Rodney Stuckey (15.5 PPG) has been absolutely on fire of late, averaging 22.8 PPG on 51.9% FG over his past five games. PF Jason Maxiell (6.2 PPG, 5.3 RPG) was big during their three-game homestand, averaging 13.7 PPG on 62.5% shooting and 9.7 RPG.

But the Pistons have struggled desperately to score on the road all season, where they’re averaging just 86.2 PPG on 41.8% FG and 29.7% shooting from three on the year. Stuckey is shooting just 38.5% from the field away from home, and SF Tayshaun Prince (12.2 PPG) is at 40.4%. Really, only C Greg Monroe (16.3 PPG, 10.0 RPG) has had consistent success outside of Michigan, where he’s averaged 17.6 PPG on 51.2% FG and 10.3 RPG. The FoxSheets have a trend backing the Pistons:

Play On - Road underdogs of 3.5 to 9.5 points (DETROIT) - poor defensive team - shooting pct defense of >=46% on the season against opponent after a game - allowing a shooting pct. of 55% or higher. (67-32 since 1996.) (67.7%, +31.8 units. Rating = 2*).

Utah’s road trip didn’t end well, with SU and ATS losses at Philadelphia and Chicago to wrap things up. The only SU wins on the five-game trip came against bottom-feeders Charlotte and Cleveland. But the last home game was a surprising win over Miami on March 2. On the year, the Jazz average 99.6 PPG at home and just 93.9 on the road.

PG Devin Harris (9.6 PPG, 4.4 APG) is expected back after missing Saturday’s loss at Chicago with the flu. That should help a frontcourt that’s played well so far this month. C Al Jefferson (18.8 PPG, 9.2 RPG) is averaging 19.5 PPG and 8.7 RPG in March while PF Paul Millsap (15.9 PPG, 8.8 RPG) has added 17.0 PPG and 7.3 RPG. PF Derrick Favors (8.1 PPG, 5.3 RPG) has come off the bench to average 9.2 PPG on 57.1% shooting from the field. The FoxSheets have a strong trend working against Detroit:

Play Against - Road underdogs of 3.5 to 9.5 points (DETROIT) - poor foul drawing team - attempting <=24 free throws/game, in March games. (92-48 over the last 5 seasons, 65.7%, +39.2 units. Rating = 2*).

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03/12/2012 06:30 PM

Celtics stay in L.A. to face Clippers Monday night


BOSTON CELTICS (21-19)

at LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (23-16)


Tip-off: Monday, 10:35 p.m. ET
Line: L.A. Clippers -5½, Total: 185

The Celtics spend a second straight game in Los Angeles when they play the Clippers on Monday night.

Boston’s road struggles continued on Sunday, as they blew a five-point lead in the final three minutes of a 97-94 loss to the Lakers. The Celtics have dropped seven of eight road games SU, though they did cover on Sunday, snapping an eight-game ATS road losing streak. The Clippers are also coming off a disappointing home loss to Golden State on Sunday. Which team will bounce back with a victory? For the answer, connect to the NBA Weekday Pass for ATS picks covering all the marquee NBA games each day.

The Celtics looked worn down heading into this past weekend, but they managed to blow out Portland at home and had Sunday’s game against the Lakers in hand until late. Their new starting five (PF Brandon Bass stepping in for the injured C Jermaine O’Neal with Kevin Garnett sliding to center) has started to gel. SG Ray Allen (14.8 PPG, 47.1% shooting from three) has averaged 19.5 PPG on 53.8% shooting and hit 7-for-15 from three over the past two games. PG Rajon Rondo (13.9 PPG, 10.0 APG) bounced back from a disappointing showing in a blowout loss at Philadelphia on Wednesday, averaging 16.0 PPG and 7.5 APG while putting up a combined plus/minus of +20 over the past two contests. Garnett (14.7 PPG, 8.2 RPG) has adjusted well to the five spot, averaging 16.6 PPG on 55.0% FG and 9.8 RPG over nine starts there.

They’ll need to get SF Paul Pierce (18.2 PPG) going after the L.A. native had a disappointing 13-point performance (4-for-14 from the field) against the Lakers on Sunday. The FoxSheets have a strong coaching trend supporting the Celtics:

Doc Rivers is 109-67 ATS (61.9%, +35.3 Units) in road games versus good ball handling teams - committing <=14 turnovers/game as the coach of BOSTON. The average score was BOSTON 96.2, OPPONENT 95.9 - (Rating = 2*).

There’s been no problem with the Clippers' headliners. Even with a nasal fracture, PG Chris Paul (20.3 PPG, 8.4 APG) followed up a 36-point performance in San Antonio with 23 on 10-for-18 shooting against the Warriors. PF Blake Griffin (21.4 PPG, 11.2 RPG) is averaging 24.0 PPG on 54.5% FG and 12.5 RPG over his past four games, including 27 and 12 against Golden State.

But the rest of the team has struggled, especially on the offensive end. SF Caron Butler (12.7 PPG) missed all six of his field goals and scored one point in the Warriors loss. He’s now averaging 6.9 PPG on 27.8% FG since the All-Star break. Sixth man Mo Williams (13.8 PPG) had 33 points and hit 7-of-9 threes in the Spurs win, but followed it up with three points on 1-for-8 shooting on Sunday night.

The only good news from the Clippers on Sunday was the fact that after sleep-walking through the first 36 minutes, they managed to wake up and outscore Golden State 29-19 in the fourth quarter. The FoxSheets have a trend working against the C’s:

Play Against - Road underdogs of 3.5 to 9.5 points (BOSTON) - poor foul drawing team - attempting <=24 free throws/game, in March games. (92-48 over the last 5 seasons, 65.7%, +39.2 units. Rating = 2*).

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03/12/2012 06:32 PM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, March 12

Hot Teams
-- Bucks won three of last four games, covered six of last seven.
-- Bulls won eight of last ten home games (4-5-1 vs spread).
-- Pistons won four of their last five games. Utah won six of its last nine home games.
-- Suns won/covered seven of their last eight home games. Minnesota is 12-6 against the spread on the road this season.

Cold Teams
-- Nets are 1-6-1 vs spread in their last eight home games.
-- Knicks lost last five games (0-6 vs spread last six on road).
-- New Orleans lost eight of its last ten home games. Bobcats lost last four road games (0-4 against spread).
-- San Antonio lost four of its last seven games. Wizards lost eight of last ten games (1-3 vs spread last four on road).
-- Celtics lost seven of their last eight road games. Clippers lost four of their last six home games (1-5 vs spread).

Wear-and-Tear
-- Bucks: 3rd game/4 nites. Nets: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Knicks: 5th game/7 nites. Bulls: 6th game/9 nites.
-- Bobcats: 5th game/7 nites. Hornets: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Wizards: 2nd game/3 nites. Spurs: Last two nites off.
-- Pistons: 3rd game/4 nites. Jazz: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- T'wolves: 3rd game/4 nites. Suns: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Celtics: 5th game/7 nites. Clippers: 3rd game/4 nites.

Totals
-- Last nine Milwaukee games went over the total.
-- Five of last six New York games went over the total.
-- Five of last seven Charlotte road games went over total.
-- Over is 5-0-1 in Washington's last six home games.
-- Seven of last eight Detroit road games went over total.
-- Five of last six Phoenix games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last seven Boston games went over the total.

Back-to-Back
-- Milwaukee is 3-9-1 vs spread if it played night before.
-- Knicks are 2-4 vs spread if they lost the day/nite before.
-- Clippers are 4-1 vs spread at home if they played the night before. Boston is 0-6 vs spread on road if it played the day/nite before.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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03/12/2012 06:33 PM

NBA

Monday, March 12

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Trend Report
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7:30 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. NEW JERSEY
Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
New Jersey is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
New Jersey is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games

8:00 PM
CHARLOTTE vs. NEW ORLEANS
Charlotte is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Charlotte is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
New Orleans is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games at home
New Orleans is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home

8:00 PM
NEW YORK vs. CHICAGO
New York is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
New York is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
Chicago is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing New York

8:30 PM
WASHINGTON vs. SAN ANTONIO
Washington is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
San Antonio is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home

9:00 PM
DETROIT vs. UTAH
Detroit is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Utah
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Utah's last 11 games when playing Detroit

10:00 PM
MINNESOTA vs. PHOENIX
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota

10:30 PM
BOSTON vs. LA CLIPPERS
Boston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games at home
LA Clippers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home


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03/12/2012 06:34 PM

NBA

Monday, March 12

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Pick 'n' roll: Monday's best NBA bets
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Detroit Pistons at Utah Jazz (-7.5, 190.5)

The Detroit Pistons have pulled themselves back into the playoff race. Now we’ll really see what they’re made of over the next 19 days.

The Pistons play 10 games in 10 different cities during that stretch and begin a five-game road trek Monday in Utah.

If Rodney Stuckey can keep up his torrid pace, the Pistons may be able to get through this grind with their heads above water. Stuckey is averaging 22.8 points over his last five games.

"We've been playing really good basketball. We've got to continue to keep playing like that," Stuckey told the team's official website after dropping 20 points in Saturday’s win over Toronto. "It'll be a test, but I think we're up for the challenge."

This game could set the tone for the next couple of weeks as Detroit has just three road wins on the season.

Utah has lost three straight against the number, so the Pistons could be catching the Jazz at the right time.

Pick: Pistons


Charlotte Bobcats at New Orleans Hornets (-7, 184)

The New Orleans Hornets might never have a better opportunity to earn their 11th win than Monday, when they host the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats.

The Hornets have the worst record in the Western Conference but finally reached double figures in wins on Saturday, when they took out the depleted Minnesota Timberwolves to snap a four-game slide.

The Bobcats are the only team in the league averaging fewer points than New Orleans and had their most recent losing streak hit three games over the weekend.

New Orleans is searching for hope for the future as well, while looking forward to Thursday’s trade deadline. The Hornets have had center Chris Kaman on the block off and on since acquiring the big man as part of the Chris Paul trade in December.

Kaman has done nothing to diminish his value and was the star of Saturday’s win at Minnesota, putting up 20 points and six rebounds in the 95-89 triumph. New Orleans will play six of its next seven at home, where it is just 4-16.

Pick: Hornets


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03/12/2012 06:35 PM

NBA
Long Sheet

Monday, March 12

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MILWAUKEE (17 - 24) at NEW JERSEY (14 - 28) - 3/12/2012, 7:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
MILWAUKEE is 8-0 against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
MILWAUKEE is 8-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY 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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NEW YORK (18 - 23) at CHICAGO (34 - 9) - 3/12/2012, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO is 4-4 against the spread versus NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO is 5-3 straight up against NEW YORK 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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CHARLOTTE (5 - 34) at NEW ORLEANS (10 - 31) - 3/12/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHARLOTTE is 14-25 ATS (-13.5 Units) in all games this season.
CHARLOTTE is 14-23 ATS (-11.3 Units) as an underdog this season.
CHARLOTTE is 23-47 ATS (-28.7 Units) against Southwest division opponents since 1996.
CHARLOTTE is 11-25 ATS (-16.5 Units) versus poor offensive teams - scoring <=91 points/game since 1996.
NEW ORLEANS is 17-5 ATS (+11.5 Units) against Southeast division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 68-45 ATS (+18.5 Units) in March games since 1996.
NEW ORLEANS is 28-48 ATS (-24.8 Units) as a favorite over the last 3 seasons.
NEW ORLEANS is 6-14 ATS (-9.4 Units) in home games this season.
NEW ORLEANS is 1-9 ATS (-8.9 Units) in a home game where where the total is between 180 and 184.5 points this season.
NEW ORLEANS is 35-55 ATS (-25.5 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NEW ORLEANS is 4-0 against the spread versus CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
NEW ORLEANS is 3-1 straight up against CHARLOTTE 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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WASHINGTON (9 - 30) at SAN ANTONIO (26 - 13) - 3/12/2012, 8:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 13-26 ATS (-15.6 Units) in all games this season.
WASHINGTON is 10-20 ATS (-12.0 Units) as an underdog this season.
WASHINGTON is 19-39 ATS (-23.9 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 171-212 ATS (-62.2 Units) after allowing 105 points or more since 1996.
WASHINGTON is 20-33 ATS (-16.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 565-492 ATS (+23.8 Units) as a favorite since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 369-312 ATS (+25.8 Units) in home games since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 11-1 ATS (+9.9 Units) in home games against Southeast division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 150-113 ATS (+25.7 Units) off a upset loss as a favorite since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 106-74 ATS (+24.6 Units) after a loss by 10 points or more since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 4-13 ATS (-10.3 Units) in home games after allowing 105 points or more over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN ANTONIO is 4-0 against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
SAN ANTONIO is 4-0 straight up against WASHINGTON 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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DETROIT (15 - 26) at UTAH (19 - 21) - 3/12/2012, 9:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
UTAH is 44-28 ATS (+13.2 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
DETROIT is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) second half of the season this season.
DETROIT is 101-71 ATS (+22.9 Units) in road games after a win by 10 points or more since 1996.
UTAH is 14-28 ATS (-16.8 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 3-1 against the spread versus UTAH over the last 3 seasons
UTAH is 3-1 straight up against DETROIT 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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MINNESOTA (21 - 21) at PHOENIX (19 - 21) - 3/12/2012, 10:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MINNESOTA is 35-52 ATS (-22.2 Units) second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 56-36 ATS (+16.4 Units) second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 17-7 ATS (+9.3 Units) as an underdog this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHOENIX is 4-4 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
PHOENIX is 8-0 straight up against MINNESOTA 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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BOSTON (21 - 19) at LA CLIPPERS (23 - 16) - 3/12/2012, 10:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 8-21 ATS (-15.1 Units) in road games second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 8-22 ATS (-16.2 Units) when playing on back-to-back days over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 30-47 ATS (-21.7 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
BOSTON is 77-53 ATS (+18.7 Units) in a road game where where the total is between 185 and 189.5 points since 1996.
LA CLIPPERS are 257-308 ATS (-81.8 Units) second half of the season since 1996.
LA CLIPPERS are 70-102 ATS (-42.2 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=91 points/game since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA CLIPPERS is 4-0 against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
LA CLIPPERS is 2-2 straight up against BOSTON 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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03/12/2012 06:36 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Detroit at Utah
The Jazz look to take advantage of a Detroit team that is 3-13 ATS in its last 16 games as a road underdog of 5 to 10 1/2 points. Utah is the pick (-7 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Jazz favored by 9 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Utah (-7 1/2). Here are all of today's picks

MONDAY, MARCH 12

Game 501-502: Milwaukee at New Jersey (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee 116.269; New Jersey 113.340
Dunkel Line & Total: Milwaukee by 3; 202
Vegas Line & Total: Milwaukee by 2; 198
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-2); Over

Game 503-504: New York at Chicago (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New York 114.657; Chicago 127.522
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 13; 194
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago by 8 1/2; 197 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (-8 1/2); Under

Game 505-506: Charlotte at New Orleans (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Charlotte 107.573; New Orleans 112.039
Dunkel Line & Total: New Orleans by 4 1/2; 187
Vegas Line & Total: New Orleans by 6 1/2; 183
Dunkel Pick: Charlotte (+6 1/2); Over

Game 507-508: Washington at San Antonio (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 110.395; San Antonio 126.368
Dunkel Line & Total: San Antonio by 16; 201
Vegas Line & Total: San Antonio by 13 1/2; 205
Dunkel Pick: San Antonio (-13 1/2); Under

Game 509-510: Detroit at Utah (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 113.440; Utah 122.711
Dunkel Line & Total: Utah by 9 1/2; 186
Vegas Line & Total: Utah by 7 1/2; 190 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Utah (-7 1/2); Under

Game 511-512: Minnesota at Phoenix (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 119.241; Phoenix 120.503
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 1 1/2; 203
Vegas Line & Total: Phoenix by 3 1/2; 197 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+3 1/2); Over

Game 513-514: Boston at LA Clippers (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston 117.597; LA Clippers 121.549
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Clippers by 4; 188
Vegas Line & Total: LA Clippers by 5 1/2; 185
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+5 1/2); Over

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03/12/2012 06:37 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Monday, March 12

MILWAUKEE at NEW JERSEY, 7:35 PM ET
MILWAUKEE: 5-1 Over in March
NEW JERSEY: 0-8 ATS vs. Milwaukee

NEW YORK at CHICAGO, 8:05 PM ET ESPN
NEW YORK: 10-3 Under playing on back to back days
CHICAGO: 10-2 ATS off non-conf game

CHARLOTTE at NEW ORLEANS, 8:05 PM ET
CHARLOTTE: 31-14 Under off road loss
NEW ORLEANS: 0-5 ATS as a favorite

WASHINGTON at SAN ANTONIO, 8:35 PM ET
WASHINGTON: 8-0 Under Away if home dog L2 games
SAN ANTONIO: 11-1 ATS at home vs. Southeast Division

DETROIT at UTAH, 9:05 PM ET
DETROIT: 14-4 ATS 2nd half of season
UTAH: 3-16 ATS off BB non-conf games

MINNESOTA at PHOENIX, 10:05 PM ET
MINNESOTA: 17-7 ATS as a dog
PHOENIX: 15-3 Under when the total is between 190 and 199.5 points

BOSTON at LA CLIPPERS, 10:35 PM ET ESPN
BOSTON: 8-22 ATS playing on back to back days
LA CLIPPERS: 4-0 ATS vs. Boston

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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