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Friday, April 6

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Pick 'n' roll: Friday's best NBA bets
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Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets (-3.5, 210.5)

For now at least, Steve Nash is a Phoenix Sun and he’s doing everything he can to get this club into the playoffs after a terrible start to the year.

Nash hit a jumper with 1.7 seconds left to lift the Suns to a 107-105 victory at Utah Wednesday, helping his club to improve to 5-2 both straight up and against the spread in its last seven.

The win also moved Phoenix into ninth place in the West, a half-game ahead of the Jazz and a game behind Denver and Houston ahead of Thursday’s action.

"I think to be over .500 right now, we've overachieved," Nash told reporters. "We are gaining confidence, and we believe that we can keep winning. The spirit is good. Guys are sticking together and playing hard. When we were 12-19, it could have gone the other way. Obviously we hung together.”

Meanwhile, Denver is just 3-6 straight up and against the spread in its last nine. Nash and the Suns are coming hard for eighth spot.

Pick: Suns


Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers (3.5, 200)

A lot of teams in the Association say they try not to pay too much attention to schedules and standings. The Indiana Pacers aren’t one of them.

Indiana has won three straight to move into third place in the Eastern Conference, but they know how crowded those standings could be by the end of the regular season.

The Pacers have this big game against the Thunder Friday before the Boston Celtics come to town Saturday.

"Back-to-back games are less about rest, but more about lack of preparation," coach Frank Vogel told reporters. "Oklahoma City may be the best team in the NBA, right up there with Miami and Chicago. We're looking forward to using that as a barometer to see where we're at. It's a big challenge this weekend."

We like the way Vogel is handling the Pacers right now.

Pick: Pacers

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Friday, April 6

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MLB Opening Day: Friday's baseball betting cheat sheet
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Opening day continues to roll with plenty of teams making their season debuts on Good Friday. Check out our quick-hitting notes for all nine of Friday’s MLB contests:

Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers (-185, 9.5)

After coming within an out of the World Series title in 2011, the Texas Rangers will take the first step toward getting back to baseball's grand stage on Friday when they open their season against the visiting the Chicago White Sox. Slugger Josh Hamilton has been in the news this offseason due to his struggles with alcohol, but the 2010 American League MVP is as solid as they come at the plate.

Faced with a stern test in his managerial debut, Chicago's Robin Ventura will look to get Adam Dunn and Gordon Beckham untracked after disappointing 2011 seasons. Ironically, Ventura will make his debut against a team owned by Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, with whom he had a memorable - and painful - exchange on the diamond 19 years ago.

TV: 2:05 p.m. ET, CSN (Chicago), FSH (Texas)

PITCHING MATCHUP: White Sox LH John Danks (2011: 8-12, 4.33 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Colby Lewis (2011: 14-10, 4.40 ERA)

Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles (-133, 9)

Every season seems like a rebuilding one for the Orioles, who head into the 2012 schedule with plenty of promising prospects in their lineup. Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and Mark Reynolds make up the heart of the order but don’t pack a real punch at the plate. Minnesota has the pop but needs it to stay healthy. Joe Mauer, Denard Span and Justin Morneau all missed time with injury, especially Morneau who will start as the Twins designated hitter after a long recovery from a concussion.

Minnesota is coming off a 63-99 record in 2011 – its second-worst season since moving to the Twin Cities in 1961. The Twins lost outfielder Michael Cuddyer to free agency this offseason but replaced him with Josh Willingham, who hit .246 with 29 home runs and 98 RBIs with Oakland last year. The Orioles celebrate the 20th anniversary of Camden Yards in 2012 and are hoping to post their first winning season since 1997.

TV: 3:05 p.m. ET, MASN HD, WJZ (Baltimore)/ FS-N (Minnesota)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Carl Pavano (2011: 9-13, 4.30 ERA) vs. Orioles RH Jake Arrieta (2011: 10-8, 5.05 ERA)

New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays (+120, 7)

As two members of the powerhouse American League East, the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays each have expectations of World Series greatness in 2012. Last season ended in disappointment, as both the Rays and Yankees made the playoffs but failed to advance past the first round. Each team has improved in the offseason, with New York upgrading its rotation through trades and free agency and Tampa Bay doing what it does best by graduating young talent.

The Yankees’ offense is a year older but is still stacked from top to bottom with MVP candidates like Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira taking over as anchors. The Rays have their own star in Evan Longoria but will always rely more on their pitching, which looks like the best in the league as top prospect Matt Moore joins the rotation. Tampa Bay took 10 of the 18 meetings last season, including a three-game sweep in the final series that got it to the playoffs.

TV: 3:10 p.m. ET, YES (New York), Sun (Tampa Bay)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Yankees LH CC Sabathia (2011: 19-8, 3.00 ERA) vs. Rays RH James Shields (2011: 16-12, 2.98 ERA)

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers (-120, 7.5)

The World Series champion Cardinals won their season opener against Miami and will try to continue their momentum against the Brewers, who they defeated 4-2 in the NL Championship Series last season. Former manager Tony La Russa retired in the offseason and Albert Pujols signed with the Angels in free agency, leaving St. Louis without two of its most recognizable faces. Still, there’s plenty of talent left over from last year’s team, which finished 90-72 en route to its second championship since 2006. Milwaukee, which won the NL Central in 2011, also lost a star to free agency when Prince Fielder signed with Detroit. Fielder hit 38 home runs and 120 RBI last year. The Brewers’ biggest offseason signing was Aramis Ramirez, a 33-year-old third baseman who hit 26 home runs and 93 RBI with the Cubs.

St. Louis won 23 of its final 31 games last year before breezing through the playoffs. The Cardinals went 4-5 at Miller Park, but were the only team in the league to sweep the Brewers at their home stadium. Milwaukee ace Yovani Gallardo has struggled historically against the Cardinals, posting a 1-7 record and 5.66 ERA in 11 outings.

TV: 4:10 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Midwest (St. Louis), FSN (Milwaukee)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Cardinals LH Jaime Garcia (2011: 13-7, ERA 3.56) vs. Brewers RH Yovani Gallardo (2011: 17-10, ERA 3.52)

Colorado Rockies at Houston Astros (+113, 8)

New owner Jim Crane will receive his first look at his $610 million investment when the Houston Astros host the Colorado Rockies in the teams' season opener on Friday. With a move to the American League awaiting them in 2013, the Astros have plenty of room for an improvement following a league-worst 106-loss season.

While Houston is in a rebuilding mode, Colorado could make a run at contending in the NL West should a few breaks go its way. With a weak schedule and 13 of their first 22 games at home, the Rockies can make some noise early in 2012.

TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, ROOT (Colorado), FSH (Houston)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Rockies RH Jeremy Guthrie (2011: 9-17, 4.33 ERA) vs. Astros LH Wandy Rodriguez (2011: 11-11, 3.49 ERA)

San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks (-113, 7)

The Giants and Diamondbacks open the schedule against each other and could very well be battling all season long for dominance in the National League West. San Francisco boosted its lineup with the additions of Angel Pagan and Melky Cabrera but will be without second baseman Freddy Sanchez to start the year. Arizona won’t be catching the majors off guard after winning the NL West last season. The Diamondbacks won’t have shortstop Stephen Drew to begin 2012, but have a promising lineup with Justin Upton and Miguel Montero coming off career seasons.

The Giants' strength remains their pitching staff, which was solidified this offseason with contract extensions to Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain. San Francisco finished with a 3.20 ERA last season – second best in the NL. The Diamondbacks hit .246 and averaged just over four runs per game against the Giants last year.

TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FS-A (Arizona)/ CSN-BA HD (San Francisco)/ESPN2

PITCHING MATCHUP: Giants RH Tim Lincecum (2011: 13-14, 2.74 ERA) vs. Diamondback RH Ian Kennedy (2011: 21-4, 2.88 ERA)

Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (-142, 7)

The opening series that began in the Far East moves to the Pacific Coast as the Oakland Athletics host the Seattle Mariners on Friday. The two American League West rivals teams split two games in Tokyo last week and follow up with a two-game series. Surprisingly, Seattle ace Felix Hernandez won’t be starting as the club moved him back a day in the rotation so he can start against Oakland in the home opener on April 13.

Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes plays his first regular-season game in front of the Oakland fans after making a splash in Japan with a booming two-run blast in the Athletics’ victory on March 29. Cespedes signed a four-year, $36 million deal with the typically frugal franchise. Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki isn’t batting in his customary leadoff spot and has been moved to third by second-year manager Eric Wedge. Chone Figgins is the Mariners’ leadoff man.

TV: 10:05 p.m. ET, ROOT (Seattle), Comcast SportsNet California (Oakland)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners LH Jason Vargas (0-0, 1.42 ERA) vs. Athletics RH Brandon McCarthy (0-0, 1.29 ERA)

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres (-130, 6)

After using five relievers in their season-opening win, the Dodgers hope Chad Billingsley delivers a quality outing against host San Diego. Los Angeles won the opener despite an early exit by Clayton Kershaw, who tossed three shutout innings before leaving with the stomach flu.

The Dodgers continued their dominance against San Diego after going 13-5 against the Padres last season, including 6-3 at Petco Park. The Padres committed three errors in the opener and managed just five hits, although one was a 445-foot home run by Cameron Maybin.

TV: 10:05 p.m. ET, KCAL (Los Angeles), Fox Sports San Diego

PITCHING MATCHUP: Dodgers RH Chad Billingsley (2011: 11-11, 4.21 ERA) at Padres LH Cory Luebke (2011: 6-10, 3.29 ERA)

Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels (-214, 7)

The Angels unveil their big offseason signing when Albert Pujols makes his American League debut. Pujols, who signed with Los Angeles for $240 million, instantly makes the Halos a contender in the American League West – and beyond. His presence overshadows the return of Kendrys Morales, who hasn't played since breaking his ankle celebrating a walk-off home run on May 29, 2010. The Royals have an unfamiliar aura of positivity around them this spring. Kansas City, which finished 2011 on a 11-5 run, is a dark horse to win the American League Central.

The Angels are hoping to get a better season from Vernon Wells, who hit just .218 in his first year in Los Angeles. Sophomore stud Mark Trumbo adds to that depth and is moving from first to third base. The Royals would love to play spoiler to L.A.’s big night. Kansas City is hoping Alex Gordon can make good on his new extension and pick up on his .303 average and 87 RBIs from last season.

TV: 10:05 p.m. ET, FSKC (Kansas City)/FS-W, FSW-ESP (Los Angeles)/ESPN2

PITCHING MATCHUP: Royals LH Bruce Chen (2011: 12-8, 3.77 ERA) vs. Angels RH Jered Weaver (2011: 18-8, 2.41 ERA)
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Short Sheet

Friday, April 6

National League

St. Louis at Milwaukee, 4:10 ET
Garcia: 13-4 Over in road games
Gallardo: Milwaukee 25-7 SU at home in day games

San Francisco at Arizona, 7:10 ET(TC) ESPN2
Lincecum: 7-2 Over in April
Kennedy: 14-1 TSR vs. division opponents

Colorado at Houston, 7:05 ET
Guthrie: 2-8 TSR in April
Rodriguez: 14-4 Under as an underdog of +150 or less

LA Dodgers at San Diego, 10:05 ET
Billingsley: Dodgers 5-15 SU away with a total of 6 to 6.5 runs
Luebke: 5-1 Over as a home favorite


American League

Chicago White Sox at Texas, 2:05 ET
Danks: 3-14 TSR on Fridays
Lewis: 12-3 Over in home games

Minnesota at Baltimore, 3:05 ET
Pavano: 3-12 TSR vs. AL East opponents
Arrieta: 6-1 Over as a home favorite of -150 or less

NY Yankees at Tampa Bay, 3:10 ET
Sabathia: 5-1 Under playing on artifical turf
Shields: 12-3 TSR as a home underdog of +125 or less

Kansas City at LA Angels, 10:05 ET ESPN2
Chen: 5-1 TSR in April
Weaver: 22-5 Under in home games

Seattle at Oakland, 10:05 ET
Vargas: Seattle 4-27 SU after blowing a save
McCarthy: 10-3 Under pitching on 7+ days rest

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Short Sheet

Friday, April 6

Oklahoma City at Indiana, 7:05 ET
Oklahoma City: 16-5 ATS off BB losses
Indiana: 6-20 ATS off BB ATS wins

Washington at New Jersey, 7:35 ET
Washington: 14-3 ATS off BB games allowing 50%+ shooting
New Jersey: 1-7 ATS off ATS wins in 4 or 4 of their last 6 games

Detroit at Atlanta, 7:35 ET NBA TV
Detroit: 10-0 Over after winning 3 of their last 4 games
Atlanta: 5-18 ATS at home after playing as a home favorite

Memphis at Miami, 7:35 ET
Memphis: 21-10 ATS off a division game
Miami: 14-5 Under at home off a win

Cleveland at Toronto, 7:35 ET
Cleveland: 17-6 Over off 8+ losses
Toronto: 0-8 ATS at home off BB games committing 11 or less turnovers

New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:35 ET
New Orleans: 10-2 ATS away after playing 5+ games as an underdog
San Antonio: 14-4 Over off 3+ wins

Charlotte at Milwaukee, 8:35 ET
Charlotte: 2-12 ATS off a division loss by 10+ points
Milwaukee: 8-1 Over after winning 3 of their last 4 games

Portland at Dallas, 8:35 ET
Portland: 0-7 ATS away off a home win by 10+ points
Dallas: 11-2 ATS at home off a division game

Phoenix at Denver, 9:05 ET
Phoenix: 8-19 ATS revenging a loss by 10+ points
Denver: 8-1 ATS after playing as a road favorite

Golden State at Utah, 9:05 ET
Golden State: 17-8 ATS as a road underdog
Utah: 1-9 ATS at home with a total of 200 to 204.5 points

Houston at LA Lakers, 10:35 ET NBA TV
Houston: 20-7 Under as a road underdog of 7 points or less
LA Lakers: 3-13 ATS at home on Fridays

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Friday, April 6

Phoenix at St. Louis
The Coyotes look to build on their 7-0 record in their last 7 games when playing with 2 days of rest. Phoenix is the pick (+150) according to Dunkel, which has the Coyotes favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Phoenix (+150). Here are all of today's picks.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

Game 51-52: Phoenix at St. Louis (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 12.346; St. Louis 10.839
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 1 1/2; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: St. Louis (-170); 5
Dunkel Pick: Phoenix (+150); Over




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Long Sheet

Friday, April 6

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PHOENIX (40-27-0-13, 93 pts.) at ST LOUIS (48-21-0-11, 107 pts.) - 4/6/2012, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PHOENIX is 135-119 ATS (+12.7 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 45-32 ATS (+84.2 Units) in road games on Friday nights since 1996.
PHOENIX is 12-4 ATS (+7.9 Units) when playing with 2 days rest this season.
PHOENIX is 31-23 ATS (+56.9 Units) revenging a home loss versus opponent over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 27-17 ATS (+47.5 Units) in road games after shutting out their opponent in their previous game since 1996.
PHOENIX is 9-2 ATS (+11.2 Units) after playing 3 consecutive home games this season.
PHOENIX is 17-7 ATS (+9.8 Units) after a 3 game unbeaten streak over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 24-20 ATS (+45.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST LOUIS is 6-5 (+0.4 Units) against the spread versus PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
ST LOUIS is 6-5-0 straight up against PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.0 Units)

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Armadillo's Write-Up

Friday, April 6

Hot teams
-- Phoenix won its last three games, not allowing a goal.

Cold teams
-- Blues lost seven of their last ten games.

Totals
-- Last four Phoenix games stayed under the total.

Series records
-- Blues are 3-0 vs Phoenix this year: 3-2/4-1/4-0.

Back-to-Back
-- None.




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7:30 PM
PHOENIX vs. ST. LOUIS
Phoenix is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home


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NHL

Friday, April 6

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Ice picks: Friday's best NHL bets
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Phoenix Coyotes at St. Louis Blues (-165, 5)

Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith is playing out of his mind as he guides his club into the playoffs.

Smith has recorded three straight shutouts and turned aside 54 shots in the Coyotes’ 2-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday.

"As an athlete, I think we want to contribute and help the team win in times like this in the season," Smith told reporters. "I wouldn't think it's any different for anyone else than just me. It's an important time of the year to play well, and I'm fortunate that I'm doing it at this time of the season. It's exciting and fun to be a part of games like this."

With Smith boarding up the net, Phoenix held down seventh place in the Western Conference heading into Thursday’s action, one point ahead of San Jose.

Meanwhile, even though St. Louis remains in the hunt for the President’s Trophy, the Blues have stumbled a bit. They have won just two of their last seven games (although they have earned at least a point in five of those games).

These two teams won’t want to give too much away with a possible first-round meeting on the horizon, so expect a tight-checking affair.

Pick: Under
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04/06/2012 06:49 PM
Friday’s betting tips: Under bets dominating MLB play

Weather to watch

Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles: Early forecasts predict 19-20 mph winds blowing in from center field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Who’s hot

NBA: San Antonio has covered in 10 of its last 13.

NBA: The under is 6-0 in Memphis’ last six.

MLB: Arizona has won each of Ian Kennedy’s last eight home starts.

NHL: The under is 4-0 in the Phoenix Coyotes’ last four.

Who’s not

NBA: Denver has covered only one of its last six home games.

NBA: Cleveland is 1-7 against the spread in its last eight.

MLB: The over is riding an 11-36-5 slump when the Los Angeles Angels have Jered Weaver on the hill.

NHL: St. Louis has won just two of its last seven.

Key stat

570 – The San Francisco Giants finished last in the NL with 570 runs scored last season, helping them play under the total 85 times – second most in the majors. Manager Bruce Bochey has stressed consistently that the Giants will be more aggressive offensively this season now that catcher Buster Posey has returned from his leg injury and with newcomers Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan at the top of the order. The Giants opened as a +105 underdog with Tim Lincecum on the hill in Arizona.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

D.J. Augustin, Charlotte Bobcats: Augustin left Wednesday’s game in the first half with a sore left knee and didn’t return. His status for Friday’s matchup with Milwaukee is questionable. The Bucks, who have lost nine straight, are set as big 13-point underdogs. Augustin averages 10.9 points and 6.2 assists per game.

Game of the day

New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays (115, 7)

Notable quotable

"That's three games in a row. We're going to have to figure some things out like lineup changes. That's not good enough. If we're going to have any chance of winning a division, or any chance of winning our next two games, we have to play better as a group." – Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett ripping his team after goaltender Mike Smith bailed the club out with a 54-save shutout over Columbus. Smith has three straight shutouts under his belt heading into Friday’s date with St. Louis. The Coyotes, set as +150 underdogs, went into Thursday’s action holding down the seventh spot in the Western Conference.

Notes and tips

Sharp baseball bettors often give unders a long look early in the MLB season. Pitchers often have a jump on hitters coming out of spring training and that, combined with cool temperatures, sometimes make runs hard to come by. This year that strategy is paying off handsomely. The under is 8-2 so far this year, including last week’s games in Japan.

Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters following Thursday's shootaround that superstar center Dwight Howard asked team management to fire him. Van Gundy cited conversations with members of team management as his evidence. "I know he has. That's just the way it is," Van Gundy said. "Again, I've been dealing with that all year. It's not anything real bothersome. You go out and do your job." Howard, who has denied the accusation, changed his mind on several occasions before agreeing to sign a waiver on his opt-out clause for the summer. He will remain under contract through 2013. The 26-year-old Howard is averaging 20.9 points and 14.5 rebounds in 52 games this season.

The Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints will kick off the 2012 preseason by meeting in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 5. During Week 1 of preseason, Green Bay Packers will visit the San Diego Chargers on Aug. 9 and the Dallas Cowboys will travel to Oakland to face the Raiders on Aug. 13. The New York Giants will host the Chicago Bears on Aug. 24 in their first nationally televised game since defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
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Armadillo: Friday's six-pack

-- Blue Jays scored three in 9th to tie game, then won it 7-4 in the 16th, the longest Opening Day game in major league history.

-- Marlins got blanked 4-0, have scored only two runs in two games.

-- Detroit beat the Red Sox 3-2, despite Jose Valverde blowing his first save since 2010. Austin Jackson had the game-winning hit.

-- Andres Torres lasted six innings as the Mets' CF, pulling a calf muscle chasing after Tyler Pastornicky's triple. He's on the DL already.

-- In 1992-93, Orlando assistant coach Mark Price was 289-305 from the foul line, making 94.8% of his foul shots. Dwight Howard missed 18 foul shots in one game this season.

-- The Howard/Stan Van Gundy drama is what is hideous about the NBA. Fact of the matter is, star players can get a coach fired. Carmelo Anthony did it in New York by not trying hard enough. Its not good.


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Armadillo: Friday's List of 13: Clearing out a cluttered mind.........

13) The real world doesn't have enough holidays; have to make some of our own, and Opening Day is one of those, though this is a half-day holiday. Get some fast food, watch some ball and its a good afternoon.

12) No New York Met lefty hitter has homered to left field at Citi Field. With the new shorter fences, Ike Davis should get one this year.

11) Adam Dunn's seven HRs, 19 RBI on Opening Day are the most of any active major leaguer.

10) There are 25 guys on a major league roster; if you take away the Pirates' six highest paid players, the rest of the team is making a combined $15M this season. AJ Burnett is making $16.5M himself in 2012.

9) Bill Murray threw out the first ball at Wrigley Field Thursday, but not before he ran around the bases and then slid into home plate.

8) UConn lost its appeal and will be ineligible for both NCAA tournament and Big East tournament next season, which could spell the end of a career for Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun. Looks like players will be able to go to another school and play next season, so they will jump ship.

7) West Virginia is gone from the Big East, UConn is headed downward, and Pitt-Syracuse will be lame ducks in the league next year, before they head to the ACC, so next season figures to be a strange one in the Big East.

6) Mark Cuban makes sense when he says that if a basketball player goes to college, he should be there for 3+ years; thats the way the rule is in baseball. The one-and-done rule is bad for the NBA and college ball both.

5) The Mtn, the TV network dedicated to sports in the Mountain West Conference, is shutting down May 31. Not sure if this is a pre-cursor to the MWC merging with Conference USA, but it could be.

4) Henrik Stenson was -6 thru 10 holes at the Masters, but shot an 8 on the last hole, the first 8 on the 18th at Augusta in five years (Villegas) and was -1 at day's end, four shots out of the lead.

3) Luke Donald almost got DQ'd Thursday, because a fax machine smudge made his 75 score look like 73 and it got misreported. Everything got fixed, but Donald still has some work to do to make the cut.

2) In case you're wondering why Clayton Kershaw came out after three IP in San Diego yesterday, he was very sick before the game but insisted on starting and seeing how far he could go.

1) Murray State and Florida both got good news; their leading scorers will both be back in school next year for their senior seasons. People lose jobs because kids leave school early, and sometimes, guys win big when players stay in school and then go get higher paying jobs. Billy Donovan will be at Florida for a long time, but Murray State's Prohm could strike it rich after next yesr if the Racers have another big season.
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Parlay Best Bets # 1

04/06/2012 @ 04:20 PM MLB [953] TOTAL o7 1.83 (SF GIANTS vrs ARI D'BACKS)
( T LINCECUM-R / I KENNEDY -R )

04/06/2012 @ 04:20 PM MLB [954] ARI D'BACKS 1.88
( ACTION )

04/06/2012 @ 07:05 PM MLB [957] TOTAL o6 1.87 (LA DODGERS vrs SD PADRES)
( BILLINGSLY-R / C LUEBKE -L )

04/06/2012 @ 07:05 PM MLB [957] LA DODGERS 2.18
( ACTION )

04/06/2012 @ 04:15 PM NBA [702] INDIANA +3½ 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 04:35 PM NBA [704] TOTAL u197 1.91
(WASHINGTON vrs NEW JERSEY)

04/06/2012 @ 04:35 PM NBA [705] DETROIT +8½ 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 04:35 PM NBA [708] MIAMI -7½ 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 04:35 PM NBA [709] CLEVELAND + 7 1.91

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Parlay Best Bets # 2


04/06/2012 @ 05:35 PM NBA [711] NEW ORLEANS +11 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 05:35 PM NBA [711] TOTAL o194 1.91
(NEW ORLEANS vrs SAN ANTONIO)

04/06/2012 @ 05:35 PM NBA [714] MILWAUKEE -13 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 05:35 PM NBA [716] DALLAS -6 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 06:05 PM NBA [718] DENVER -3 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 06:05 PM NBA [719] GOLDEN STATE +8 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 07:35 PM NBA [721] HOUSTON +6 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 07:35 PM NBA [721] TOTAL o195 1.91
(HOUSTON vrs LA LAKERS)
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04/06/2012 07:00 PM
Parlay Best Bets # 1

04/06/2012 @ 04:20 PM MLB [953] TOTAL o7 1.83 (SF GIANTS vrs ARI D'BACKS)
( T LINCECUM-R / I KENNEDY -R )

04/06/2012 @ 04:20 PM MLB [954] ARI D'BACKS 1.88
( ACTION )

04/06/2012 @ 07:05 PM MLB [957] TOTAL o6 1.87 (LA DODGERS vrs SD PADRES)
( BILLINGSLY-R / C LUEBKE -L )

04/06/2012 @ 07:05 PM MLB [957] LA DODGERS 2.18
( ACTION )

04/06/2012 @ 04:15 PM NBA [702] INDIANA +3½ 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 04:35 PM NBA [704] TOTAL u197 1.91
(WASHINGTON vrs NEW JERSEY)

04/06/2012 @ 04:35 PM NBA [705] DETROIT +8½ 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 04:35 PM NBA [708] MIAMI -7½ 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 04:35 PM NBA [709] CLEVELAND + 7 1.91

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Parlay Best Bets # 2


04/06/2012 @ 05:35 PM NBA [711] NEW ORLEANS +11 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 05:35 PM NBA [711] TOTAL o194 1.91
(NEW ORLEANS vrs SAN ANTONIO)

04/06/2012 @ 05:35 PM NBA [714] MILWAUKEE -13 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 05:35 PM NBA [716] DALLAS -6 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 06:05 PM NBA [718] DENVER -3 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 06:05 PM NBA [719] GOLDEN STATE +8 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 07:35 PM NBA [721] HOUSTON +6 1.91

04/06/2012 @ 07:35 PM NBA [721] TOTAL o195 1.91
(HOUSTON vrs LA LAKERS)
Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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