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On 04/01/2012 12:54 PM in NBA

Cnotes Sunday's Best Bets !

MLB

Sunday, April 1



Game

Score

Status

Pick

Amount



Philadelphia

-

1:05 PM ET

Atlanta +107

500



Atlanta

-

Pittsburgh

-

1:05 PM ET

Pittsburgh +133

500



Toronto

-

Tampa Bay

-

1:05 PM ET

Tampa Bay -120

500



Baltimore

-

Washington

-

1:05 PM ET

Washington +122

500



St. Louis

-

NY Yankees

-

1:10 PM ET

NY Yankees -124

500



Miami

-

Minnesota

-

1:35 PM ET

Minnesota +124

500



Boston

-

Arizona

-

4:05 PM ET

Arizona +107

500



LA Dodgers

-

Chi. White Sox

-

4:05 PM ET

Cincinnati -135

500



Cincinnati

-

Chi. Cubs

-

4:05 PM ET

LA Angels -135

500



LA Angels

-

Kansas City

-

4:05 PM ET

Seattle -115

500



Seattle

-
San Diego

-

4:05 PM ET

Texas -140

500



Texas

-
San Francisco

-

4:05 PM ET

San Francisco +100

500



Milwaukee

-
Cleveland

-

4:10 PM ET

Colorado -120

500



Colorado

-







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NBA

Sunday, April 1



Game

Score

Status

Pick

Amount



Chicago

-

1:00 PM ET

Chicago +5.5
500



Oklahoma City

-



Under 193

500



Miami

-

3:30 PM ET

Boston +3

500



Boston

-



Over 186.5
500



Washington

-

6:00 PM ET

Washington +6

500



Toronto

-



Over 189

500



Denver

-

6:00 PM ET

Denver +5.5

500



Orlando

-



Under 201.5

500



Indiana

-

7:00 PM ET

Houston -3.5


500



Houston

-



Under 192.5

500



New Orleans

-

9:00 PM ET

New Orleans +10

500



Phoenix

-



Over 191.5
500



Minnesota

-

9:00 PM ET

Minnesota +2

500



Portland

-



Under 197.5

500



Golden State

-

9:30 PM ET

L.A. Lakers -10.5

500



L.A. Lakers

-



Under 197

500

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NHL

Sunday, April 1



Game

Score

Status

Pick

Amount



Philadelphia

0

1st 17:40

Pittsburgh -173

500



Pittsburgh

1



Over 6

500



Ottawa

-

3:00 PM ET

NY Islanders +118

500



NY Islanders

-



Under 5.5

500



Florida

-

4:00 PM ET

Florida +159

500



Detroit

-



Over 5

500



Boston

-

7:00 PM ET

NY Rangers -139

500



NY Rangers

-



Over 5

500



Minnesota

-

7:00 PM ET

Chicago -225

500



Chicago

-



Under 5

500



Edmonton

-

8:00 PM ET

Anaheim -144

500



Anaheim

-



Over 5.5

500

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cnotes Posts:24261 Followers:32
04/01/2012 01:08 PM

NBA

Sunday, April 1

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NBA on ABC: What bettors need to know
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Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma City Thunder (-5.5, 193)

THE STORY: The Oklahoma City Thunder, riding a five-game winning streak, turn their attention to the top contender from the Eastern Conference when they host the Chicago Bulls Sunday afternoon. The matchup between the teams with the two best records in the league will lose a little of its luster due to the absence of Bulls point guard and reigning MVP Derrick Rose, who will sit out his 10th consecutive game because of a groin injury.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, ABC

ABOUT THE BULLS (42-11, 32-21 ATS): Winners of six of seven, Chicago has gone 7-2 without Rose and holds a 3.5-game lead over Miami for the top seed in the East. The Bulls have clamped down defensively in winning the past two games after having surrendered over 100 points in each of the previous two. Chicago has held five of its last seven opponents to 82 points or fewer and ranks second in the league with an average of 88.6 points allowed per game.

ABOUT THE THUNDER (39-12, 29-22 ATS): Oklahoma City is at the other end of the spectrum, leading the league in scoring at 103.7 points per game. After playing .500 ball for most of the month, the Thunder have turned it up a notch, dusting the Miami Heat and beating the Los Angeles Lakers on the road during the five-game winning streak. Point guard Russell Westbrook shredded the Lakers for 36 points and is averaging 31.5 points and 6.4 assists in the past four games.

TRENDS:

* Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
* Bulls are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Oklahoma City.
* Bulls are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
* Road team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings.

BUZZER BEATERS:

1. Oklahoma City leads the league in home wins (22-4) while the Bulls are first in road victories (21.5).

2. G Richard Hamilton may return for Chicago, which is 22-0 when holding opponents under 91 points.

3. Thunder superstar Kevin Durant has been held under 20 points only twice in the past 44 games.

PREDICTION: Thunder 101, Bulls 94



Miami Heat at Boston Celtics (+3, 186.5)

THE STORY: Although the Boston Celtics have climbed into first place in the Atlantic Division on the heels of a four-game winning streak, they'll be taking a step up in class when they host the Miami Heat Sunday afternoon. Miami owns the best home record in the league but has struggled on the road. The Heat have lost their last seven regular-season games in Boston, although they won at TD Garden in eliminating the Celtics from the playoffs last season.

TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

ABOUT THE HEAT (37-13, 25-25 ATS): Miami is coming off a 113-101 win in Toronto that gave the team a 4-6 road record in March. Chris Bosh tormented his former team with 30 points and eight rebounds. He is averaging 21.1 points in his last seven games. In last season's playoff series against Boston, he was more of a presence on the boards than offensively, averaging 12.8 points and 10.2 rebounds. Forward Udonis Haslem will be back with the team after sitting out Friday's game due to personal reasons.

ABOUT THE CELTICS (29-22, 25-26 ATS): Boston has won four straight despite the absence of shooting guard Ray Allen, who has sat out five straight games with an ankle injury. He was a late scratch Friday and could be ready for Sunday. Allen scored a season-high 28 points in a loss at Miami in December and put up a season-best 35 points in 2010-11 in a victory at Miami. Forced to play center due to injuries, Kevin Garnett has averaged 23.3 points in his last three games.

TRENDS:

* Favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings.
* Over is 5-1 in the last six meetings.
* Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Boston.
* Home team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
* Heat are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings.
* Heat are 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings in Boston.

BUZZER BEATERS:

1. Miami is 12-0 when Bosh scores at least 24 points.

2. Boston has a seven-game home winning streak and hasn't lost at TD Garden since Feb. 15.

3. Heat superstar LeBron James is averaging 30.4 points lifetime against the Celtics.

PREDICTION: Heat 97, Celtics 94


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NBA

Sunday, April 1

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Pick ‘n’ roll: Sunday’s best NBA bets
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Denver Nuggets at Orlando Magic (-5.5, 201.5)

The Magic will be looking to bounce back from a 100-98 homes loss to Dallas on Friday in which it blew a late lead and turned the ball over 16 times, including 12 times in the second half.

“You turn the ball over 12 times in the second half, and almost all of ’em go for baskets the other way, and that’s what got ’em back in the game,” Orlando head coach Stan Van Gundy stewed afterward. “That’s where the problem is. We keep doing it and doing it and doing it and doing it, and it’s an area we’re just not getting better in. We’re just not.

“Until we get that under control we have no chance to beat good teams on a consistent basis.”

The Magic, which lost by 22 points at New York on Wednesday and coughed up the basketball on 18 occasions, will be going up against another pretty good team in the Nuggets. Denver is an even 5-5 in its last 10 overall (3-7 ATS) and is clinging to one of the last two playoff spots in the Western Conference.

Pick: Nuggets


Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers (-10.5, 197)

The Monta Ellis trade was a move for the future, because the Warriors certainly aren’t going anywhere this season. And the trade, as expected, certainly hasn’t paid any immediate dividends.

Seven-footer Andrew Bogut, acquired from Milwaukee in the deal, is still out with an ankle injury. Stephen Curry, who made Ellis expendable, has a recurring ankle problem and will be sidelined until mid-April. Andris Biedrins (groin) is questionable for Sunday’s contest.

Golden State has not been winning games, but it at least has been competitive. Mark Jackson’s squad is just 2-9 in its last 11 overall but is 9-5 ATS in its last 14. The Warriors are also 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games.

The Lakers have been winning their fair share of contests (9-4 in their last 13 overall), but they have not done so convincingly. They are 0-4 ATS in their last four overall, 0-4 ATS in their last four against the Western Conference, and 0-6 ATS in their last six at home.

L.A. will be playing on back-to-back days after edging lowly New Orleans 88-85 at the Staples Center on Saturday.

Pick: Warriors

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cnotes Posts:24261 Followers:32
04/01/2012 01:09 PM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Sunday, April 1

Hot Teams
-- Bulls won six of last seven games; they're 5-1 as a road dog. Thunder won their last five games (4-1 vs spread).
-- Boston won/covered its last four games. Heat won six of its last eight games.
-- Nuggets are 11-4-1 vs spread as a road underdog.
-- Houston won/covered five of last six home games.
-- Phoenix won/covered eight of last ten home games. Hornets covered five of their last six road games.

Cold Teams
-- Wizards lost four of last five games, but are 8-3 vs spread in last 11. Raptors lost six of last eight games; they're 5-3 as home favorite.
-- Magic lost five of their last nine games.
-- Pacers won/covered twice in last eight road games.
-- Portland covered twice in its last eight home games. Minnesota lost six of its last eight road games.
-- Warriors lost last four games, but covered six of last seven on road. Lakers are 1-5 vs spread as home favorite of 9+ points.

Wear-and-Tear
-- Bulls: 3rd game/5 days. Thunder: Last two days off.
-- Heat: 3rd game/4 days. Celtics: 3rd game/5 days.
-- Wizards: 8th game/12 nites. Raptors: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Nuggets: 3rd game/5 days. Magic: 3rd game/5 days.
-- Pacers: 8th game/11 nites. Rockets: 2nd game/5 nites.
-- Hornets: 4th game/5 nites. Suns: Last 3 nites off.
-- T'wolves: 4th game/6 nites. Blazers: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Warriors: 8th game/12 nites. Lakers: 3rd game/4 nites.

Totals
-- Under is 6-1-1 in last eight Chicago games.
-- Last three Miami games went over the total.
-- Last ten Washington games stayed under total.
-- Four of last five Orlando games went over total.
-- Six of last eight Houston home games went over total.
-- Four of last five Phoenix home games went over total.
-- Four of last five Portland games went over total. Last three Minnesota games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last six Golden State road games stayed under.

Back-to-Back
-- Pacers are 2-7 vs spread if they lost the night before.
-- Hornets are 7-3 vs spread on road if they played night before.
-- Lakers are 2-5 vs spread if they won the day before.




NBA

Sunday, April 1

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Trend Report
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1:00 PM
CHICAGO vs. OKLAHOMA CITY
Chicago is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games at home

3:30 PM
MIAMI vs. BOSTON
Miami is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston
Miami is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games

6:00 PM
WASHINGTON vs. TORONTO
Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Toronto's last 23 games when playing Washington
Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

6:00 PM
DENVER vs. ORLANDO
Denver is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Orlando is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Denver
Orlando is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Denver

7:00 PM
INDIANA vs. HOUSTON
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Indiana's last 16 games when playing on the road against Houston
Indiana is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Houston's last 19 games when playing Indiana

9:00 PM
MINNESOTA vs. PORTLAND
Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Minnesota is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Portland is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games

9:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS vs. PHOENIX
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Phoenix is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans

9:30 PM
GOLDEN STATE vs. LA LAKERS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games on the road
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
LA Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing Golden State

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cnotes Posts:24261 Followers:32
04/01/2012 01:10 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Miami at Boston
The Celtics look to build on their 6-0 ATS record in their last 6 home games. Boston is the pick (+3 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Celtics favored by 2 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Boston (+3 1/2). Here are all of today's picks

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

Game 501-502: Chicago at Oklahoma City (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 121.797; Oklahoma City 129.596
Dunkel Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 8; 198
Vegas Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 5 1/2; 192 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-5 1/2); Over

Game 503-504: Miami at Boston (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami 123.827; Boston 126.181
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 2 1/2; 191
Vegas Line & Total: Miami by 3 1/2; 186 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+3 1/2); Over

Game 505-506: Washington at Toronto (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 114.508; Toronto 121.805
Dunkel Line & Total: Toronto by 7 1/2; 187
Vegas Line & Total: Toronto by 6; 190 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (-6); Under

Game 507-508: Denver at Orlando (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Denver 115.201; Orlando 122.192
Dunkel Line & Total: Orlando by 7; 199
Vegas Line & Total: Orlando by 5; 202
Dunkel Pick: Orlando (-5); Under

Game 509-510: Indiana at Houston (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Indiana 118.228; Houston 123.809
Dunkel Line & Total: Houston by 5 1/2; 196
Vegas Line & Total: Houston by 3 1/2; 192 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Houston (-3 1/2); Over

Game 511-512: New Orleans at Phoenix (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Orleans 114.321; Phoenix 122.548
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 8; 187
Vegas Line & Total: Phoenix by 10 1/2; No Total
Dunkel Pick: New Orleans (+10 1/2); N/A

Game 513-514: Minnesota at Portland (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 112.803; Portland 118.760
Dunkel Line & Total: Portland by 6; 186
Vegas Line & Total: Portland by 4; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Portland (-4); N/A

Game 515-516: Golden State at LA Lakers (9:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Golden State 112.040; LA Lakers 121.349
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Lakers by 9 1/2; 192
Vegas Line & Total: LA Lakers by 10 1/2; 197
Dunkel Pick: Golden State (+10 1/2); Under




NBA
Long Sheet

Sunday, April 1

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CHICAGO (42 - 11) at OKLAHOMA CITY (39 - 12) - 4/1/2012, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 131-104 ATS (+16.6 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 47-26 ATS (+18.4 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO is 32-21 ATS (+8.9 Units) in all games this season.
CHICAGO is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO is 19-8 ATS (+10.2 Units) in road games this season.
CHICAGO is 42-28 ATS (+11.2 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO is 38-24 ATS (+11.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 13-26 ATS (-15.6 Units) on Sunday games over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
OKLAHOMA CITY is 2-2 against the spread versus CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
OKLAHOMA CITY is 2-2 straight up against CHICAGO 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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MIAMI (37 - 13) at BOSTON (29 - 22) - 4/1/2012, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 148-191 ATS (-62.1 Units) in home games revenging a loss vs opponent since 1996.
BOSTON is 13-31 ATS (-21.1 Units) after a win by 10 points or more over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 11-7 against the spread versus MIAMI over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 11-7 straight up against MIAMI over the last 3 seasons
11 of 18 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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WASHINGTON (12 - 39) at TORONTO (17 - 35) - 4/1/2012, 6:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 20-30 ATS (-13.0 Units) in all games this season.
WASHINGTON is 42-67 ATS (-31.7 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 3-12 ATS (-10.2 Units) as a road underdog of 3.5 to 6 points over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 24-42 ATS (-22.2 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 10-23 ATS (-15.3 Units) against Atlantic division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 1-10 ATS (-10.0 Units) in road games off an upset win as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 6-18 ATS (-13.8 Units) after a win by 10 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
TORONTO is 33-57 ATS (-29.7 Units) after allowing 105 points or more over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 6-4 against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
TORONTO is 5-5 straight up against WASHINGTON 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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DENVER (28 - 24) at ORLANDO (32 - 20) - 4/1/2012, 6:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ORLANDO is 11-2 ATS (+8.8 Units) after a non-conference game this season.
DENVER is 35-21 ATS (+11.9 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
DENVER is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) as a road underdog of 3.5 to 6 points over the last 2 seasons.
DENVER is 17-8 ATS (+8.2 Units) in road games this season.
DENVER is 25-10 ATS (+14.0 Units) in road games second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
DENVER is 30-16 ATS (+12.4 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 24-37 ATS (-16.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 7-18 ATS (-12.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DENVER is 3-0 against the spread versus ORLANDO over the last 3 seasons
ORLANDO is 2-2 straight up against DENVER over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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INDIANA (30 - 21) at HOUSTON (28 - 24) - 4/1/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
INDIANA is 12-27 ATS (-17.7 Units) when playing on back-to-back days over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 18-9 ATS (+8.1 Units) in home games this season.
HOUSTON is 20-6 ATS (+13.4 Units) after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 240-187 ATS (+34.3 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
HOUSTON is 2-2 against the spread versus INDIANA over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 2-2 straight up against INDIANA 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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NEW ORLEANS (13 - 39) at PHOENIX (25 - 26) - 4/1/2012, 9:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHOENIX is 6-4 against the spread versus NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
PHOENIX is 6-5 straight up against NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
6 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MINNESOTA (25 - 28) at PORTLAND (24 - 28) - 4/1/2012, 9:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PORTLAND is 7-3 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
PORTLAND is 8-2 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
8 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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GOLDEN STATE (20 - 30) at LA LAKERS (32 - 20) - 4/1/2012, 9:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LA LAKERS are 21-30 ATS (-12.0 Units) in all games this season.
LA LAKERS are 13-22 ATS (-11.2 Units) as a favorite this season.
LA LAKERS are 59-84 ATS (-33.4 Units) as a home favorite of 9.5 to 12 points since 1996.
LA LAKERS are 29-43 ATS (-18.3 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 16-34 ATS (-21.4 Units) in home games second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 18-34 ATS (-19.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 2-13 ATS (-12.3 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record - 2nd half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 18-32 ATS (-17.2 Units) in home games versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 5-18 ATS (-14.8 Units) in home games versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
GOLDEN STATE is 7-3 against the spread versus LA LAKERS over the last 3 seasons
LA LAKERS is 9-1 straight up against GOLDEN STATE over the last 3 seasons
6 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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cnotes Posts:24261 Followers:32
04/01/2012 01:11 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Sunday, April 1

CHICAGO at OKLAHOMA CITY, 1:00 PM ET ABC
CHICAGO: 16-6 ATS as an underdog
OKLAHOMA CITY: 13-26 ATS on Sundays

MIAMI at BOSTON, 3:35 PM ET
MIAMI: 21-9 Under after scoring 110+ pts
BOSTON: 2-11 ATS off win by 20+

WASHINGTON at TORONTO, 6:05 PM ET
WASHINGTON: 4-22 ATS off home win
TORONTO: 8-1 ATS at home off home loss

DENVER at ORLANDO, 6:05 PM ET
DENVER: 12-3 ATS as road underdog of 3.5 to 6 pts
ORLANDO: 22-9 Under on Sunday games

INDIANA at HOUSTON, 7:05 PM ET
INDIANA: 12-27 ATS playing on back to back days
HOUSTON: 18-9 ATS in home games

NEW ORLEANS at PHOENIX, 9:05 PM ET
NEW ORLEANS: 5-0 ATS playing 2nd road game in 2 days
PHOENIX: 11-3 Under vs. Southwest Division

MINNESOTA at PORTLAND, 9:05 PM ET
MINNESOTA: 4-13 ATS after scoring 85 pts or less
PORTLAND: 6-17 ATS off ATS win

GOLDEN STATE at LA LAKERS, 9:35 PM ET
GOLDEN STATE: 8-0 ATS Away off BB losses
LA LAKERS: 4-12 ATS off win by 6 pts or less

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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cnotes Posts:24261 Followers:32
04/01/2012 01:12 PM

NHL

Sunday, April 1

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Capping the NHL Eastern Conference playoff race
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The NHL season is about to come to an abrupt stop whether teams are ready for it or not.

There’s a week remaining in the regular season and while many contending clubs have already secured a spot in the playoffs, a handful are fighting for their postseason lives.

The teams, teetering on playoff fence, can provide solid betting value by rising to the occasion with added motivation or falling apart at the seams under the intense pressure.

Here’s a look at the clubs duking it out down the stretch in the Eastern Conference:

All records as of March 31.

Florida Panthers (37-25-16 – Third place)

It seems insane to say the No. 3 team in the conference is still battling for a postseason spot at this point in the year. But, this is life in the terrible Southeast Division, where the Panthers are sweating it out with Washington hot on their heels. Heading into the weekend, Florida has a four-point lead over the Capitals and will likely need five points in their final four games to clinch the division.

The Panthers were hoping to put some distance between themselves and the Caps on Friday but were dealt a 4-1 loss by Columbus. The game before that, they fell to Minnesota. In fact, Florida has only one win in its last six games despite playing a who’s-who of NHL basement-dwellers. The Cats wrap the schedule against Detroit, Winnipeg, Washington and Carolina, which beat Florida 3-1 a week and a half ago.

Ottawa Senators (39-28-10 – Seventh place)

The Sens currently sit seventh in the East but are anything but guaranteed a postseason ticket. Ottawa overcame a three-game slide with a huge win over Pittsburgh and an even more important victory over Winnipeg - a longshot in the Eastern race. It netted 14 total goals in those two wins, compared to only two during those three straight losses.

The Senators may need all the goals they can get after netminder Ben Bishop went down with a groin injury versus the Penguins. The team is juggling goalies, giving struggling Craig Anderson the start against the Jets. With such a young roster it will be interesting to see how the Sens respond in these final games, which feature Philadelphia, the Islanders, Carolina, New Jersey and Boston.

Washington Capitals (39-31-8 – Eighth place)

The Capitals nearly doomed their playoff hopes after letting a two-goal lead over Boston disappear late in the third period Thursday. They managed to salvage a shootout win and got some help from the rival Penguins, who dropped Buffalo 5-3 Friday night. Washington can move as high as No. 3 in the Eastern Conference standings if they can climb past Florida in the Southeast.

The Capitals were hoping to have all their stars back for this final push but goalie Tomas Vokoun reinjured his tender groin in the first period against the Bruins. However, sniper Nicklas Backstrom is scheduled to return soon. Washington is finally getting consistent production from Alex Ovechkin, who has 14 points in his last 10 games. The Caps close the sked against Montreal, Tampa Bay, Florida and the Rangers.

Buffalo Sabres (38-30-10 – Ninth place)

The Sabres were surging, especially after a huge 5-1 win over Washington on Tuesday. But Buffalo was dealt a wakeup call, having its five-game winning streak snapped by Sidney Crosby and the Pens on Friday. That puts the Sabres in a tough spot. They are currently tied with the Capitals but Washington owns the tiebreaker when it comes to seeding.

Buffalo’s schedule doesn’t provide much insight into its destiny. It faces rival Toronto in a home-and-home set then plays Philadelphia and Boston – two teams that have clinched playoff spots but are still battling for seeding. A loss to the Leafs in one of those two games would be crushing and nothing is for sure, even with Toronto done like dinner. The Sabres have split their four meetings with the Maple Buds this season.


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NHL

Sunday, April 1

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Capping the NHL Western Conference playoff race
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The NHL season is about to come to an abrupt stop whether teams are ready for it or not.

There’s a week remaining in the regular season and while many contending clubs have already secured a spot in the playoffs, a handful are fighting for their postseason lives.

The teams, teetering on playoff fence, can provide solid betting value by rising to the occasion with added motivation or falling apart at the seams under the intense pressure.

Here’s a look at the clubs duking it out down the stretch in the Western Conference:

All records as of March 31.

Los Angeles Kings (39-27-12 – Third place)

The Kings improved their playoff positioning with two wins in Western Canada, taking down Calgary and Edmonton on the road to hold on to the third spot in the West. Los Angeles sits just one point ahead of Dallas and Phoenix in the Pacific Division and is only two up on San Jose.

The Kings close out the schedule with a home-and-home set against the Sharks and are hoping Jeff Carter can return sooner rather than later from an ankle injury. Los Angeles faces Minnesota this weekend followed by another meeting with the Oilers on Monday.

Dallas Stars (42-31-5 – Seventh place)

A recent road trip has thrown a hitch in the Stars’ giddy-up, going 1-2 heading into Saturday’s showdown with San Jose. Dallas has split wins and losses in its last seven games and hasn’t been able to gain traction in the Pacific.

Goaltender Kari Lehtonen was chased in a 5-2 loss to Vancouver on Friday but will get the nod again this weekend. A loss to San Jose, the first of a home-and-home, could send the Stars on a downward spiral with Nashville and St. Louis remaining on the schedule.

Phoenix Coyotes (38-27-13 – Eighth place)

The Coyotes are set up to succeed in the final four games of the season, with matchups against Anaheim, Columbus, St. Louis and Minnesota giving them a solid chance to take at least six points in that span. Phoenix also has a ton of momentum after a huge 2-0 win over San Jose, which sunk the Sharks to ninth.

Goaltender Mike Smith turned away all 38 shots against San Jose and will be called upon to step up again during the home stretch. Phoenix has to keep winning with the Sharks, Kings and Stars all playing each other in the final week of the season.

San Jose Sharks (39-29-10 – Ninth place)

The Sharks used to wait until they made the playoffs to choke. But San Jose is getting its collapse out of the way, with back-to-back losses heading into the weekend. Defeats to Phoenix and Anaheim have pushed the Sharks out of the playoff picture, setting up a must-win final four games – two home-and-homes – with Dallas and Los Angeles.

San Jose’s offense appears to have checked out a week early, with just one goal on 67 shots over those losses. That seems par for the course for the Sharks, who rank tops in the NHL in shots per game (34.1) but just 16th in goals (2.6). They desperately need some finishing power if they want to make the cut in the West.

Colorado Avalanche (41-33-6 – 10th place)

The Avalanche are going to watch a lot of hockey between now and Thursday’s game against Columbus. They have 88 points and just two games remaining on the schedule, which means they’ll be cheering against their Pacific Division foes. Colorado snapped a four-game funk Friday with a road win over Calgary – the other longshot in the Western Conference playoff hunt.

The Avs close the season against the Blue Jackets and the Predators with both games at the Pepsi Center. However, they’ll have to wait five days before hitting the ice again, which could be good and bad. Any momentum from Friday’s victory will have long died but it does give Colorado time to rest its legs and settle its nerves.


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NHL

Sunday, April 1

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Ice picks: Sunday’s best NHL bets
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Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins (-173, 6)

The Penguins have cooled off slightly of late, having lost two of their last three and three of their last four. However, they continue to light the lamp without any trouble.

Pittsburgh has scored at least three goals in seven consecutive contests and the team has notched a whopping total of 33 goals in those seven. The Pens are coming off a 5-3 win at Buffalo on Friday.

A healthy Sidney Crosby notched one goal and three assists in Friday’s victory to reach the 600-point milestone for his career.

"He's been making it look easy," Penguins center Jordan Staal said of Crosby after the game. "He did a great job.”

The Flyers, meanwhile, drubbed Toronto 7-1 on Thursday. They have scored 14 goals in their last three outings. Philly will likely be without starting goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, who chipped a bone in his right foot on March 26.

Pick: Over


Boston Bruins at New York Rangers (-139, 5)

Boston has not fared well against the Rangers of late. The Bruins are 0-3 in the head-to-head series this season and have lost five in a row overall to NYR.

Nothing suggests a turnaround will come Sunday in New York, because the Rangers (50-21-7) are playing great hockey. They are riding a four-game winning streak and have won six of their last seven.

“I think the 50 wins reflect our consistency, which I think has been our best attribute,” said Michael Del Zotto, who recorded the first two-goal game of his career in a 4-1 win over Montreal on Friday. “We’ve been a no-excuses team right from the start, we’ve just gone about our business no matter what’s been going on around us, and that’s what we’re going to continue to do these final four games.”

The Bruins are only in mediocre form. They have won three of their last four overall but have also won only five of their last 11. Boston is looking to bounce back from a 3-2 shootout loss to Washington on Thursday.

It will be the second of back-to-back games for the Bruins, who went up against the Islanders on Saturday.

Pick: Rangers

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04/01/2012 01:13 PM

NHL
Long Sheet

Sunday, April 1

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BOSTON (45-28-0-4, 94 pts.) at NY RANGERS (50-21-0-7, 107 pts.) - 4/1/2012, 3:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 21-21 ATS (-14.6 Units) second half of the season this season.
NY RANGERS are 50-27 ATS (+5.4 Units) in all games this season.
NY RANGERS are 19-5 ATS (+11.9 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5 or less this season.
NY RANGERS are 19-6 ATS (+10.4 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game this season.
BOSTON is 12-4 ATS (+6.9 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
NY RANGERS are 84-85 ATS (-38.0 Units) in home games after a win by 2 goals or more since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 30-43 ATS (-40.5 Units) in home games after a 3 game unbeaten streak since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 134-166 ATS (-147.1 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 164-171 ATS (-89.6 Units) in home games second half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY RANGERS is 9-2 (+8.3 Units) against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
NY RANGERS is 9-2-0 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
5 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.1 Units)

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OTTAWA (39-28-0-10, 88 pts.) at NY ISLANDERS (33-33-0-11, 77 pts.) - 4/1/2012, 3:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OTTAWA is 18-16 ATS (+38.9 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 this season.
NY ISLANDERS are 4-15 ATS (-11.8 Units) in home games revenging a loss versus opponent this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
OTTAWA is 7-4 (+1.9 Units) against the spread versus NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
OTTAWA is 7-4-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
6 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.8 Units)

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FLORIDA (37-25-0-16, 90 pts.) at DETROIT (46-27-0-5, 97 pts.) - 4/1/2012, 4:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
FLORIDA is 10-25 ATS (+37.5 Units) after 3 or more consecutive unders over the last 3 seasons.
FLORIDA is 23-43 ATS (+70.3 Units) after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game over the last 3 seasons.
FLORIDA is 31-55 ATS (+94.2 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 17-2 ATS (+13.5 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
DETROIT is 110-43 ATS (+9.8 Units) in home games in non-conference games since 1996.
DETROIT is 8-12 ATS (-13.9 Units) after allowing 4 goals or more this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
FLORIDA is 1-1 (+1.0 Units) against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 1-1-0 straight up against FLORIDA 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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MINNESOTA (32-35-0-10, 74 pts.) at CHICAGO (43-26-0-9, 95 pts.) - 4/1/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 246-275 ATS (-79.7 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
CHICAGO is 115-129 ATS (-59.2 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO is 8-2 (+4.3 Units) against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO is 8-2-0 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
5 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.2 Units)

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PHILADELPHIA (45-24-0-8, 98 pts.) at PITTSBURGH (48-24-0-6, 102 pts.) - 4/1/2012, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 15-2 ATS (+12.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
PITTSBURGH is 25-33 ATS (-39.7 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 8-8-0 straight up against PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
9 of 15 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.8 Units)

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EDMONTON (31-38-0-9, 71 pts.) at ANAHEIM (33-33-0-11, 77 pts.) - 4/1/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
EDMONTON is 55-104 ATS (+201.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
EDMONTON is 31-72 ATS (+135.5 Units) after allowing 4 goals or more over the last 3 seasons.
EDMONTON is 18-44 ATS (+81.1 Units) after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
EDMONTON is 10-33 ATS (+58.4 Units) after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
EDMONTON is 12-24 ATS (+36.7 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
EDMONTON is 49-106 ATS (+201.8 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent over the last 3 seasons.
ANAHEIM is 40-23 ATS (+63.3 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 2 seasons.
ANAHEIM is 52-35 ATS (+87.5 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
ANAHEIM is 21-8 ATS (+11.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
ANAHEIM is 32-44 ATS (+85.7 Units) in all games this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
ANAHEIM is 9-1 (+7.3 Units) against the spread versus EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
ANAHEIM is 9-1-0 straight up against EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
6 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.1 Units)

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04/01/2012 01:15 PM

NHL
Dunkel

Edmonton at Anaheim
The Oilers look to take advantage of an Anaheim team that is coming off a 4-0 loss to Phoenix and is 0-4 in its last 4 games following a loss by 3 goals or more. Edmonton is the pick (+130) according to Dunkel, which has the Oilers favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Edmonton (+130). Here are all of today's picks.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

Game 1-2: Boston at NY Rangers (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston 11.567; NY Rangers 12.658
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Rangers by 1; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: NY Rangers (-145); 5
Dunkel Pick: NY Rangers (-145); Under

Game 3-4: Ottawa at NY Islanders (3:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ottawa 10.785; NY Islanders 12.449
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Islanders by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Ottawa (-135); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Islanders (+115); Under

Game 5-6: Florida at Detroit (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida 10.416; Detroit 11.563
Dunkel Line & Total: Detroit by 1; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Detroit (-175); 5
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-175); Over

Game 7-8: Minnesota at Chicago (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 12.105; Chicago 10.811
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago (-240); 5
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+200); Over

Game 9-10: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (12:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia 12.499; Pittsburgh 11.372
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Pittsburgh (-180); 6
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (+160); Under

Game 11-12: Edmonton at Anaheim (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Edmonton 11.930; Anaheim 10.943
Dunkel Line & Total: Edmonton by 1; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Anaheim (-150); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Edmonton (+130); Over




NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Sunday, April 1

Hot teams
-- Rangers won last four games, allowing eight goals. Boston won six of its last eight games.
-- Senators won their last three games, scoring 18 goals. Islanders won five of their last seven games.
-- Blackhawks won 13 of their last 17 home games.
-- Pittsburgh won ten of its last eleven home games. Flyers won 12 of their last 16 games overall.

Cold teams
-- Panthers lost five of their last six games. Nashville lost eight of last ten.
-- Minnesota lost six of its last seven road games.
-- Ducks lost seven of their last eleven games.
-- Oilers lost their last two games, 3-1/4-1.

Totals
-- Eight of last ten Boston road games went over the total.
-- Last four Ottawa games went over the total.
-- Under is 5-0-2 in last seven Florida games.
-- Over is 6-0-1 in Chicago's last seven home games.
-- Last seven Penguin games went over the total. Six of last seven Philly road games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 10-4-1 in Anaheim's last fifteen home games.

Series records
-- Rangers won their last five games against Boston.
-- Islanders lost five of last seven games with Ottawa.
-- Red Wings won three of last four games with Florida.
-- Minnesota lost its last four games with the Blackhawks.
-- Flyers won four of last five games against Pittsburgh.
-- Ducks won ten of their last eleven games with Edmonton.

Back-to-Back
-- Bruins are 8-5 if they played the day before.
-- Ottawa is 4-3 on road if it played the night before. Islanders are 1-4 at home if they played the night before.
-- Minnesota is 1-4 on road if it played the night before. Blackhawks are 6-1 at home if they played the night before.
-- Flyers are 0-4 on road if they played at home the night before.
-- Anaheim is 6-5 when it played the night before.




NHL

Sunday, April 1

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Trend Report
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12:30 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. PITTSBURGH
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Pittsburgh is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

3:00 PM
OTTAWA vs. NY ISLANDERS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games
NY Islanders are 7-15-3 SU in their last 25 games ,when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 6 games when playing at home against Ottawa

4:00 PM
FLORIDA vs. DETROIT
Florida is 1-3-3 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Florida
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida

7:00 PM
BOSTON vs. NY RANGERS
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games on the road
NY Rangers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Boston

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

8:00 PM
EDMONTON vs. ANAHEIM
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing Anaheim
Edmonton is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Anaheim's last 23 games
Anaheim is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home


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04/01/2012 01:16 PM

NHL
Short Sheet

Sunday, April 1

BOSTON at NY RANGERS, 7:05 PM ET (TC)
BOSTON: 8-14 SU revenging 2 straight losses where opp scored 3+ goals
NY RANGERS: 19-6 SU after scoring 4+ goals last game

OTTAWA at NY ISLANDERS, 3:05 PM ET
OTTAWA: 12-6 SU off road win
NY ISLANDERS: 5-15 SU as home underdog of +100 to +150

FLORIDA at DETROIT, 4:05 PM ET
FLORIDA: 9-0 SU off BB non-conf games
DETROIT: 13-18 SU off a loss

MINNESOTA at CHICAGO, 7:05 PM ET
MINNESOTA: 14-6 SU Away off home win
CHICAGO: 6-16 SU off road game where both teams scored 3+ goals

PHILADELPHIA at PITTSBURGH, 12:35 PM ET (TC)
PHILADELPHIA: 13-0 SU off 1 goal loss
PITTSBURGH: 24-9 SU playing 3rd game in 4 days

EDMONTON at ANAHEIM, 8:05 PM ET
EDMONTON: 1-9 SU vs. Anaheim
ANAHEIM: 0-5 SU at home off BB division games

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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04/01/2012 01:18 PM

Sunday Night Tips

March 31, 2012

The Sunday night card wraps up with a handful of games, including several key interconference matchups. The Rockets look to keep their hold on the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference against the Pacers, while the Lakers and Warriors wrap up the night at Staples Center. We'll start with the Nuggets continuing their road swing in the Sunshine State.

Nuggets at Magic - 6:05 PM EST

The sixth of seven stops for Denver on its long road trip comes in Orlando, taking on a Magic team seeking consistency before the playoffs. Orlando blew a 15-point lead, as Dallas mustered up enough energy on the second end of a back-to-back to stun the Magic, 100-98 as five-point road underdogs. The Magic will try to snap a two-game skid against a Nuggets' club that has alternated wins and losses the last four contests, coming off Friday's victory at Charlotte. Denver hasn't won consecutive games since March 5, while posting an 0-6 SU/ATS mark off a victory the last six opportunities.

Wizards at Raptors - 6:05 PM EST

Washington attempts to cover for the third straight cover, fresh off Friday's home rout of Philadelphia as eight-point underdogs, 97-76. The Wizards head north of the border for a fourth meeting this season with the Raptors, as the home team has captured each of the first three matchups. The Raptors are just 2-6 SU and 3-5 ATS the last eight games, including Friday's 113-101 home loss to the Heat. Washington has won consecutive contests only once this season, while owning a 1-10 SU and 3-8 ATS mark off a victory.

Pacers at Rockets - 7:05 PM EST

Houston is quietly putting things together following a rough stretch after the All-Star break with wins in four of the last six games. The Pacers continue their Texas swing after Saturday's defeat in San Antonio, as Indiana owns a 3-7 ATS record the previous 10 games. Frank Vogel's team has cashed in four of the previous six opportunities in the underdog role, while winning five of the last six games against Western Conference opponents. The Rockets embark on a four-game road trip following Sunday's contest, as Houston goes for its sixth victory in the last seven at the Toyota Center.

Hornets at Suns - 9:05 PM EST

Phoenix returns to the court after three days off, looking to halt a two-game losing streak against New Orleans. The Hornets have lost each of the last two meetings with the Suns at home, but New Orleans stunned Phoenix in the season opener, 85-84 as 6 ½-point 'dogs. The Suns can get back to .500 with a win on Sunday, as Alvin Gentry's squad owns a 10-3 SU/ATS the last 13 home contests. This is the final stop on a five-game road trip for the Hornets, as New Orleans is 8-1 ATS the last nine times as a single-digit 'dog on the highway.

Wolves at Blazers - 9:05 PM EST

Minnesota has had its way with Portland through two meetings this season, beating the Blazers by double-digits each time. The Wolves aren't playing their best basketball of the season by going 4-9 the last 13 games since beating Portland at the Target Center on March 7. Rick Adelman's club has put together a 5-2 ATS mark off a loss the last seven opportunities, coming off Friday's home defeat to the Celtics. The Blazers lost in the final seconds on Friday night to the Clippers as 9 ½-point underdogs, the first cover for Portland in four games. All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge missed the Clippers game with an elbow injury, as the Blazers' forward is listed as a game-time decision against the Wolves.

Warriors at Lakers - 9:35 PM EST

Quite a stir was made the last time these teams met in Oakland on Wednesday, as Lakers' center Andrew Bynum was benched after attempting a three-point quarter in the third quarter of a 104-101 victory. L.A. failed to cash as seven-point road 'chalk,' the second time the Warriors have covered in a loss to the Lakers this season. Golden State dropped all three games on its recent homestand, including a disappointing two-point setback to New Jersey after blowing a 19-point lead. The Warriors are rolling as a road 'dog of late with a 6-1 ATS mark, including a pair of outright wins at Sacramento and New Orleans with rest.

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