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04/07/2012 11:25 AM

NHL

Saturday, April 7

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Hockey Night In Canada: NHL betting preview
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Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (-120, 5.5)

Quick, take a picture. Because neither team is going to look like this ever again. Indeed, there will be changes aplenty on both sides of this rivalry come the summer, as Toronto and Montreal attempt to start over. For now, we have one more chapter in this fierce feud before the offseason overhauls begin.

Shouldering a skate

One player that's a part of Toronto's long-term plans, as well as one whose absence was glaring as the season fizzled away, is forward Joffrey Lupul. He was on his way to a memorable season (25 goals, 67 points, and 48 penalty minutes) when the winger separated his shoulder on March 6. The Maple Leafs have never recovered.

You can imagine people's encouragement and enthusiasm, when news broke Thursday that Lupul, a 2002 first-round draft pick by Anaheim, was on the ice for the team's morning skate prior to the game versus Tampa Bay. But he won’t play Saturday, so consider it nothing more than a preview of what lies ahead.

Count on Kaberle

While you won't see Lupul, you will see Canadiens defenseman Tomas Kaberle, a former Maple Leaf, who has also been sorely missed by his team. Kaberle, traded by Carolina to Montreal on Dec. 9 for defenseman Jaroslav Spacek, missed nine games with an upper-body injury, but was in the lineup during a 2-1 loss to Carolina Thursday.

Kaberle hasn’t had a terrible season. A year after winning the Stanley Cup with Boston, he has three goals, 31 points and just 12 minutes in penalties.

The plus-minus rating - at minus-19 headed into Saturday - is a disaster. But keep in mind, he's played for the Canadiens and Hurricanes, two of the worst teams in the league.

Dion’s delivering

Though not many were around to see it - the city was hooked on the Blue Jays' epic opening-day marathon win over Cleveland at the same time - Dion Phaneuf scored the winner Thursday night in Toronto's home finale. It was a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay and ended a miserable home schedule for the Maple Leafs, who heard it from the crowd toward the end of the season.

Through it all, give credit to Phaneuf, who has persevered and has overcome his label of being a part-time player when he was with Calgary. He has 11 goals, 43 points and is a minus-8 on a bad team. He also has 90 minutes in penalties and hasn’t been afraid to scrap and defend his franchise's honor through one of its worst seasons.

And as the season closes, he's still out there firing. In fact, he has 15 shots in his last seven games, as well as eight blocks in his last four.

History

Good news to get out of town for Toronto? The road team has won the last four meetings in this great rivalry. And the under has hit in five of the last six installments. The Canadiens have lost five out of six overall.



Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks (-235, 5.5)

The schedule makers probably thought this would be a matchup soaked in playoff implications, with teams jockeying for position and playing to the final second with their seasons on the line. Well, Vancouver has some seeding issues to battle for, but that’s about it for this nightcap.

Get to them early... or else

Depending on how some of the out-of-town scores shake down before they take the ice Saturday, the Canucks may have a shot at the league's top spot headed into the postseason, and that's certainly something to fight for. But, more importantly, Vancouver just wants to have all of its ducks in a row as the regular season closes.

This team had home-ice advantage for the Stanley Cup final last year and lost at home to the Bruins in Game 7, igniting chaos on Vancouver’s streets. So, maybe it's better if they have to take to the road for some pivotal playoff contests this time around.

Either way, the key in the postseason for this team, especially with the way they've closed the season, is holding a lead after two periods. The Canucks have showed grit and determination on the backline - things that were absent last year - and are 31-1-2 when leading after two periods this season.

Jordan Rules

Hard to even remember that great start Edmonton had this season. On Nov. 3, the Oilers shut out Los Angeles 3-0 and improved to 7-2 as thoughts of postseason play danced through their heads.

Fast forward six months, and the Oilers are headed nowhere. A 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim Thursday closed out a disappointing home season for Edmonton, which will finish next to last in the Western Conference only because of the inadequacy of Columbus.

But give credit to forward Jordan Eberle, who just keeps on going through the malaise. He scored for the Oilers Thursday and now has 34 goals, 76 points and is a plus-5 on a bad team. Somehow, though, he hasn't lost his cool. In fact, he has just eight minutes in penalties all season.

Counting on Chris

It's going to take a strong finish for him to get to 20 goals on the season, but it's been a solid year for Vancouver forward Chris Higgins either way. He has 18 goals, 43 points and just 16 penalty minutes headed into the finale and is playing his best hockey of the season at the right time.

He was scoreless on two shots in the loss to Calgary Thursday, but still has five goals in his last seven games and has been a true workhorse. In fact, against the Flames, Higgins took 24 shifts.

History

The Canucks have won seven of the last eight meetings between these two in Vancouver, and have also won four of the last five in this series overall. Edmonton, meanwhile, is 0-4-1 over/under in its last five games.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/07/2012 11:26 AM

NHL

Saturday, April 7

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Hockey Night In Canada: NHL betting preview
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Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens (-120, 5.5)

Quick, take a picture. Because neither team is going to look like this ever again. Indeed, there will be changes aplenty on both sides of this rivalry come the summer, as Toronto and Montreal attempt to start over. For now, we have one more chapter in this fierce feud before the offseason overhauls begin.

Shouldering a skate

One player that's a part of Toronto's long-term plans, as well as one whose absence was glaring as the season fizzled away, is forward Joffrey Lupul. He was on his way to a memorable season (25 goals, 67 points, and 48 penalty minutes) when the winger separated his shoulder on March 6. The Maple Leafs have never recovered.

You can imagine people's encouragement and enthusiasm, when news broke Thursday that Lupul, a 2002 first-round draft pick by Anaheim, was on the ice for the team's morning skate prior to the game versus Tampa Bay. But he won’t play Saturday, so consider it nothing more than a preview of what lies ahead.

Count on Kaberle

While you won't see Lupul, you will see Canadiens defenseman Tomas Kaberle, a former Maple Leaf, who has also been sorely missed by his team. Kaberle, traded by Carolina to Montreal on Dec. 9 for defenseman Jaroslav Spacek, missed nine games with an upper-body injury, but was in the lineup during a 2-1 loss to Carolina Thursday.

Kaberle hasn’t had a terrible season. A year after winning the Stanley Cup with Boston, he has three goals, 31 points and just 12 minutes in penalties.

The plus-minus rating - at minus-19 headed into Saturday - is a disaster. But keep in mind, he's played for the Canadiens and Hurricanes, two of the worst teams in the league.

Dion’s delivering

Though not many were around to see it - the city was hooked on the Blue Jays' epic opening-day marathon win over Cleveland at the same time - Dion Phaneuf scored the winner Thursday night in Toronto's home finale. It was a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay and ended a miserable home schedule for the Maple Leafs, who heard it from the crowd toward the end of the season.

Through it all, give credit to Phaneuf, who has persevered and has overcome his label of being a part-time player when he was with Calgary. He has 11 goals, 43 points and is a minus-8 on a bad team. He also has 90 minutes in penalties and hasn’t been afraid to scrap and defend his franchise's honor through one of its worst seasons.

And as the season closes, he's still out there firing. In fact, he has 15 shots in his last seven games, as well as eight blocks in his last four.

History

Good news to get out of town for Toronto? The road team has won the last four meetings in this great rivalry. And the under has hit in five of the last six installments. The Canadiens have lost five out of six overall.



Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks (-235, 5.5)

The schedule makers probably thought this would be a matchup soaked in playoff implications, with teams jockeying for position and playing to the final second with their seasons on the line. Well, Vancouver has some seeding issues to battle for, but that’s about it for this nightcap.

Get to them early... or else

Depending on how some of the out-of-town scores shake down before they take the ice Saturday, the Canucks may have a shot at the league's top spot headed into the postseason, and that's certainly something to fight for. But, more importantly, Vancouver just wants to have all of its ducks in a row as the regular season closes.

This team had home-ice advantage for the Stanley Cup final last year and lost at home to the Bruins in Game 7, igniting chaos on Vancouver’s streets. So, maybe it's better if they have to take to the road for some pivotal playoff contests this time around.

Either way, the key in the postseason for this team, especially with the way they've closed the season, is holding a lead after two periods. The Canucks have showed grit and determination on the backline - things that were absent last year - and are 31-1-2 when leading after two periods this season.

Jordan Rules

Hard to even remember that great start Edmonton had this season. On Nov. 3, the Oilers shut out Los Angeles 3-0 and improved to 7-2 as thoughts of postseason play danced through their heads.

Fast forward six months, and the Oilers are headed nowhere. A 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim Thursday closed out a disappointing home season for Edmonton, which will finish next to last in the Western Conference only because of the inadequacy of Columbus.

But give credit to forward Jordan Eberle, who just keeps on going through the malaise. He scored for the Oilers Thursday and now has 34 goals, 76 points and is a plus-5 on a bad team. Somehow, though, he hasn't lost his cool. In fact, he has just eight minutes in penalties all season.

Counting on Chris

It's going to take a strong finish for him to get to 20 goals on the season, but it's been a solid year for Vancouver forward Chris Higgins either way. He has 18 goals, 43 points and just 16 penalty minutes headed into the finale and is playing his best hockey of the season at the right time.

He was scoreless on two shots in the loss to Calgary Thursday, but still has five goals in his last seven games and has been a true workhorse. In fact, against the Flames, Higgins took 24 shifts.

History

The Canucks have won seven of the last eight meetings between these two in Vancouver, and have also won four of the last five in this series overall. Edmonton, meanwhile, is 0-4-1 over/under in its last five games.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/07/2012 11:27 AM

NHL

Saturday, April 7

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Ice picks: Saturday's best NHL bets
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Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets (-140, 6)

Steven Stamkos has his final chance to become the 20th NHL player to reach 60 goals in a single season when his Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Winnipeg Jets in the season finale for both on Saturday.

Stamkos needs one goal to become only the second player to reach the milestone since the 1995-96 season.

Stamkos recorded nine goals in the last eight games and has a career-high 96 points – 11 behind league-leader Evgeni Malkin of Pittsburgh. He is not the only Lightning player reaching milestones. Martin St. Louis has at least 25 goals in nine consecutive seasons – a franchise record -- after scoring at Toronto Thursday.

Power forward Ryan Malone is three points shy of matching his career high of 51. Dwayne Roloson is expected to get the start in goal in what could be his final NHL game. Roloson is 4-2-1 in his last seven starts and has 226 career victories.

Tampa Bay has just 12 road victories, tied for last in the league and could have trouble in front of a wild Winnipeg crowd.

Pick: Jets


Carolina Hurricanes at Florida Panthers (-175, 5)

The Florida Panthers’ 10-year playoff is over and if they can earn a single point against Carolina, they will clinch their first Southeast Division title.

"We feel that Saturday night is something for our home fans. We want to go out and repay them,” coach Kevin Dineen told reporters. "We've got a loyal group that have seen a lot of hockey over the last couple years. We want them to walk out of that game Saturday night with a good feeling."

The Panthers are 20-9-2-9 at home this season, but have dropped three straight in front of their loyal supporters. The good news is they picked up a point in each of those losses.

If Florida does pick up a point, it will play New Jersey in the first round, not the New York Rangers. That’s some major motivation for Dineen’s troops, but this price is awfully steep.

Pick: Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/07/2012 11:30 AM

NHL

Saturday, April 7

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Trend Report
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1:00 PM
CHICAGO vs. DETROIT
Chicago is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Chicago
Detroit is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Chicago

3:00 PM
OTTAWA vs. NEW JERSEY
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games when playing New Jersey
Ottawa is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
New Jersey is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Ottawa

4:00 PM
ANAHEIM vs. CALGARY
Anaheim is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Calgary
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Anaheim's last 24 games on the road
Calgary is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Calgary is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games

4:00 PM
BUFFALO vs. BOSTON
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
Buffalo is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home

4:00 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. PITTSBURGH
Philadelphia is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia

6:30 PM
WASHINGTON vs. NY RANGERS
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
NY Rangers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
NY Rangers are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games at home

7:00 PM
NY ISLANDERS vs. COLUMBUS
NY Islanders are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Columbus's last 9 games
Columbus is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Islanders

7:00 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. WINNIPEG
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing Winnipeg
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Winnipeg is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Winnipeg is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing Tampa Bay

7:00 PM
TORONTO vs. MONTREAL
Toronto is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

7:30 PM
CAROLINA vs. FLORIDA
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing Florida
Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Florida is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Carolina

8:00 PM
PHOENIX vs. MINNESOTA
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

8:00 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. DALLAS
St. Louis is 4-12-1 SU in its last 17 games ,when playing on the road against Dallas
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Dallas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Dallas is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against St. Louis

9:00 PM
NASHVILLE vs. COLORADO
Nashville is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games
Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

10:00 PM
EDMONTON vs. VANCOUVER
Edmonton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Vancouver
Edmonton is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Edmonton
Vancouver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

10:30 PM
LOS ANGELES vs. SAN JOSE
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games when playing San Jose
Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose
San Jose is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing Los Angeles

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/07/2012 11:31 AM

NHL
Dunkel

Los Angeles at San Jose
The Kings look to bounce back from Thursday night's loss to San Jose and build on their 5-0 record in their last 5 in the second game of a home-and-home series. Los Angeles is the pick (+125) according to Dunkel, which has the Kings favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Los Angeles (+105). Here are all of today's picks.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

Game 1-2: Buffalo at Boston (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Buffalo 11.322; Boston 12.088
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 1; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Boston (-150); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-150); Over

Game 3-4: Ottawa at New Jersey (3:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ottawa 12.287; New Jersey 11.103
Dunkel Line & Total: Ottawa by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: New Jersey (-135); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Ottawa (+115); Under

Game 5-6: Washington at NY Rangers (6:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 12.161; NY Rangers 10.966
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 7-8: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia 11.668; Pittsburgh 12.708
Dunkel Line & Total: Pittsburgh by 1; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 9-10: Anaheim at Calgary (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Anaheim 10.052; Calgary 11.632
Dunkel Line & Total: Calgary by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Calgary (-140); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Calgary (-140); Over

Game 11-12: Chicago at Detroit (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 12.279; Detroit 11.073
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Detroit (-170); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (+150); Under

Game 13-14: NY Islanders at Columbus (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Islanders 11.933; Columbus 11.210
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Islanders by 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 15-16: Toronto at Montreal (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 10.618; Montreal 11.116
Dunkel Line & Total: Montreal by 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Montreal (-125); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Montreal (-125); Over

Game 17-18: Tampa Bay at Winnipeg (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay 10.540; Winnipeg 11.703
Dunkel Line & Total: Winnipeg by 1; 7
Vegas Line & Total: Winnipeg (-145); 6
Dunkel Pick: Winnipeg (-145); Over

Game 19-20: Carolina at Florida (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Carolina 11.220; Florida 10.105
Dunkel Line & Total: Carolina by 1; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Florida (-180); 5
Dunkel Pick: Carolina (+160); Under

Game 21-22: St. Louis at Dallas (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis 10.625; Dallas 10.165
Dunkel Line & Total: St. Louis by 1/2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 23-24: Phoenix at Minnesota (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 11.559; Minnesota 12.542
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 25-26: Nashville at Colorado (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Nashville 10.819; Colorado 11.700
Dunkel Line & Total: Colorado by 1; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Nashville (-135); 5
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+115); Over

Game 27-28: Edmonton at Vancouver (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Edmonton 11.693; Vancouver 10.428
Dunkel Line & Total: Edmonton by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Vancouver (-250); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Edmonton (+210); Under

Game 29-30: Los Angeles at San Jose (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Los Angeles 12.527; San Jose 10.927
Dunkel Line & Total: Los Angeles by 1 1/2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: San Jose (-145); 5
Dunkel Pick: Los Angeles (+125); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/07/2012 11:33 AM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Saturday, April 7

Hot teams
-- Bruins won eight of their last eleven games.
-- New Jersey won its last five games, allowing seven goals.
-- Washington won three of its last four games.
-- Flyers won seven of their last eight games. Pittsburgh is 17-3 in its last 20 home games.
-- Blue Jackets won four of their last five games.
-- Hurricanes won seven of their last eleven games.
-- Minnesota won four of its last five games. Phoenix won its last four games, allowing one goal.
-- Predators won five of their last seven games.
-- Canucks won seven of their last eight games.
-- San Jose won six of its last seven home games. Kings won nine of their last thirteen games overall.

Cold teams
-- Sabres lost three of their last four games.
-- Senators lost their last two games, 2-1/3-1.
-- Rangers lost their last three games, outscored 10-3.
-- Anaheim lost seven of its last nine away games. Calgary lost three of its last four games overall.
-- Red Wings are 5-6 in their last eleven home games. Chicago lost four of its last six games overall.
-- Islanders lost their last three games, scoring five goals.
-- Maple Leafs lost six of their last nine games. Montreal lost five of its last six games overall.
-- Lightning lost their last four road games, allowing 19 goals. Winnipeg lost its last three home games, allowing 14 goals.
-- Panthers lost eight of their last nine games.
-- Dallas Stars lost their last four games, outcored 15-4. Blues lost eight of their last eleven games.
-- Avalanche lost six of their last seven games.
-- Edmonton lost four of its last five games.

Totals
-- Four of last five Buffalo games went over the total.
-- Last four Ottawa road games went over the total.
-- Over is 7-3 in Washington's last ten road games.
-- 15 of Philly's last 18 games stayed under the total. Pittsburgh's last 10 games went over the total.
-- Four of last five Anaheim games stayed under the total.
-- Over is 9-4-1 in last fourteen Chicago games.
-- Over is 6-1-1 in last eight Islander games.
-- Seven of last nine Toronto games went over the total.
-- Over is 9-2 in Tampa Bay's last eleven road games.
-- Under is 3-1-1 in last five Carolina games.
-- Under is 7-3 in last ten St Louis road games.
-- Under is 4-0-1 in last five Phoenix games.
-- Four of last five Nashville games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 6-1-1 in last eight Edmonton games.
-- Under is 7-3-1 in last eleven San Jose home games.

Series records
-- Sabres lost seven of their last eight visits to Boston.
-- Senators lost seven of their last eight visits to New Jersey.
-- Caps lost three of their last four games at Madison Square Garden.
-- Penguins lost five of their last six games against Philly.
-- Anaheim won six of last seven games against the Flames.
-- Blackhawks won seven of last ten games with Detroit.
-- Blue Jackets won 4-3 in OT on Long Island in LY's matchup.
-- Road team won six of last seven Toronto-Montreal games.
-- Jets won three of their last four games with Tampa Bay.
-- Panthers won four of their last five games with Carolina.
-- Blues lost five of last seven games against Dallas.
-- Coyotes won four of their last five visits to Minnesota.
-- Predators won their last eight games against Colorado.
-- Canucks won 12 of last 16 games against Edmonton.
-- Kings are 5-10 in their last fifteen games at San Jose.

Back-to-Back
-- Blues are 4-8 on the road if they played the night before.
-- Coyotes are 3-2 if they won the night before.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/07/2012 11:34 AM

NBA
Dunkel

Boston at Indiana
The Celtics look to build on their 5-1 ATS record in their last 6 games as a road underdog of 1 to 4 1/2 points. Boston is the pick (+2) according to Dunkel, which has the game Even. Dunkel Pick: Boston (+2). Here are all of today's picks

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

Game 501-502: Atlanta at Charlotte (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta 118.948; Charlotte 106.253
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 12 1/2; 192
Vegas Line & Total: Atlanta by 9; 187 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-9); Over

Game 503-504: Boston at Indiana (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston 123.305; Indiana 122.980
Dunkel Line & Total: Even; 189
Vegas Line & Total: Indiana by 2; 185 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+2); Over

Game 505-506: Orlando at Philadelphia (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Orlando 113.466; Philadelphia 120.046
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 6 1/2; 185
Vegas Line & Total: Philadelphia by 4 1/2; 180
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-4 1/2); Over

Game 507-508: Minnesota at New Orleans (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 116.894; New Orleans 112.811
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 4; 188
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota by 2 1/2; 191
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-2 1/2); Under

Game 509-510: Dallas at Memphis (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 119.462; Memphis 121.751
Dunkel Line & Total: Memphis by 2; 180
Vegas Line & Total: Memphis by 3 1/2; 183
Dunkel Pick: Dallas (+3 1/2); Under

Game 511-512: Portland at Milwaukee (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Portland 117.116; Milwaukee 120.294
Dunkel Line & Total: Milwaukee by 3; 209
Vegas Line & Total: Milwaukee by 4 1/2; 204 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Portland (+4 1/2); Over

Game 513-514: LA Lakers at Phoenix (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Lakers 120.956; Phoenix 118.928
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Lakers by 2; 195
Vegas Line & Total: Pick; 198 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Lakers; Under

Game 515-516: Sacramento at LA Clippers (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Sacramento 114.491; LA Clippers 124.837
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Clippers by 10 1/2; 217
Vegas Line & Total: LA Clippers by 8; No Total
Dunkel Pick: LA Clippers (-8); N/A

Game 517-518: Denver at Golden State (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Denver 116.961; Golden State 115.948
Dunkel Line & Total: Denver by 1; 202
Vegas Line & Total: Denver by 3 1/2; 209
Dunkel Pick: Golden State (+3 1/2); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/07/2012 11:36 AM

NBA
Long Sheet

Saturday, April 7

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ATLANTA (32 - 23) at CHARLOTTE (7 - 45) - 4/7/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ATLANTA is 36-58 ATS (-27.8 Units) in road games on Saturday games since 1996.
ATLANTA is 22-11 ATS (+9.9 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 19-32 ATS (-16.2 Units) in all games this season.
CHARLOTTE is 19-30 ATS (-14.0 Units) as an underdog this season.
CHARLOTTE is 10-26 ATS (-18.6 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent this season.
CHARLOTTE is 7-19 ATS (-13.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHARLOTTE is 6-5 against the spread versus ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
ATLANTA is 7-4 straight up against CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
7 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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BOSTON (30 - 24) at INDIANA (33 - 21) - 4/7/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 13-26 ATS (-15.6 Units) in road games second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 78-54 ATS (+18.6 Units) in a road game where where the total is between 185 and 189.5 points since 1996.

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

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ORLANDO (32 - 23) at PHILADELPHIA (29 - 25) - 4/7/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ORLANDO is 64-78 ATS (-21.8 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 24-38 ATS (-17.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 7-19 ATS (-13.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 77-63 ATS (+7.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 101-73 ATS (+20.7 Units) on Saturday games since 1996.
PHILADELPHIA is 8-20 ATS (-14.0 Units) as a home favorite of 3.5 to 6 points over the last 3 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 9-18 ATS (-10.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

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

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MINNESOTA (25 - 31) at NEW ORLEANS (14 - 40) - 4/7/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MINNESOTA is 3-14 ATS (-12.4 Units) in April games over the last 3 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 40-60 ATS (-26.0 Units) second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
NEW ORLEANS is 51-37 ATS (+10.3 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
NEW ORLEANS is 78-54 ATS (+18.6 Units) on Saturday games since 1996.
NEW ORLEANS is 9-18 ATS (-10.8 Units) in home games this season.
NEW ORLEANS is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
NEW ORLEANS is 19-31 ATS (-15.1 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.

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

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DALLAS (31 - 24) at MEMPHIS (30 - 23) - 4/7/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MEMPHIS is 84-62 ATS (+15.8 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 43-28 ATS (+12.2 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 41-27 ATS (+11.3 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
DALLAS is 88-67 ATS (+14.3 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DALLAS is 33-17 ATS (+14.3 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
DALLAS is 47-30 ATS (+14.0 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
DALLAS is 102-73 ATS (+21.7 Units) in road games vs. division opponents since 1996.
DALLAS is 56-32 ATS (+20.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
DALLAS is 34-16 ATS (+16.4 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
MEMPHIS is 6-4 against the spread versus DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
MEMPHIS is 5-5 straight up against DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
6 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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PORTLAND (26 - 29) at MILWAUKEE (26 - 28) - 4/7/2012, 8:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 121-99 ATS (+12.1 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 60-41 ATS (+14.9 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 139-177 ATS (-55.7 Units) in home games second half of the season since 1996.
MILWAUKEE is 2-13 ATS (-12.3 Units) against Northwest division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 16-30 ATS (-17.0 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 56-81 ATS (-33.1 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record - 2nd half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
PORTLAND is 3-2 against the spread versus MILWAUKEE over the last 3 seasons
PORTLAND is 3-2 straight up against MILWAUKEE over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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LA LAKERS (35 - 20) at PHOENIX (28 - 26) - 4/7/2012, 10:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LA LAKERS are 22-32 ATS (-13.2 Units) in all games this season.
LA LAKERS are 13-24 ATS (-13.4 Units) as a favorite this season.
LA LAKERS are 47-65 ATS (-24.5 Units) second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 21-12 ATS (+7.8 Units) second half of the season this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA LAKERS is 9-8 against the spread versus PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
LA LAKERS is 12-5 straight up against PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
11 of 17 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SACRAMENTO (19 - 36) at LA CLIPPERS (33 - 22) - 4/7/2012, 10:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA CLIPPERS is 5-4 against the spread versus SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
LA CLIPPERS is 6-4 straight up against SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
7 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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DENVER (29 - 25) at GOLDEN STATE (21 - 32) - 4/7/2012, 10:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DENVER is 18-9 ATS (+8.1 Units) in road games this season.
DENVER is 26-11 ATS (+13.9 Units) in road games second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DENVER is 5-3 against the spread versus GOLDEN STATE over the last 3 seasons
DENVER is 6-2 straight up against GOLDEN STATE over the last 3 seasons
6 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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cnotes Posts:24480 Followers:32
04/07/2012 11:37 AM

NBA

Saturday, April 7

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Pick 'n' roll: Saturday's best NBA bets
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Oddsmakers have yet to set a line for Saturday's Kings-Clippers matchup. Pick should be considered an early lean.

Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Clippers (N/A)

When the Clippers downed the Kings on Thursday, DeMarcus Cousins and Blake Griffin were close to throwing punches.

After Cousins fouled out, he reportedly challenged Griffin to meet him in the tunnel to settle the score. That didn’t materialize, but it’s clear this one could be a spirited affair.

"He's babied," Cousins told SI.com about Griffin. "He's the poster child of the league. He sells tickets, but he's babied. Bottom line. He gets away with [everything]. He taunts players. Nothing is done. He's babied."

Babied or not, Griffin is averaging 20.7 points 10.9 rebounds and three assists per game this season, while the Clippers have won seven of their last eight, covering six times over that stretch.

Meanwhile, Cousins was fined $25,000 for his tirade about Griffin and the referees. Sacramento has cashed just twice over the last nine games.

Pick: Clippers


Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers (-4.5, 180)

This Dwight Howard-Stan Van Gundy fiasco just isn’t going away.

Word is that Van Gundy will be manning the bench for Saturday’s game, but at this point anything could happen.

It’s pretty clear Howard has no interest in playing for Van Gundy after he managed just eight points and eight rebounds in 39 minutes of work during Thursday’s loss to New York.

Still, Howard insists he hasn’t requested Van Gundy be fired, pointing the finger at the media.

"We're capable of getting through anything," Howard told reporters. "Right now, the leader is being attacked from all angles, and it's my job to stay strong for the team and not allow anything to break my spirit or break who I am as a person or a player. And the rest of the guys will follow."

We’re not buying it.

Pick: 76ers

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cnotes Posts:24480 Followers:32
04/07/2012 11:40 AM

NBA

Saturday, April 7

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
BOSTON vs. INDIANA
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Indiana
Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games when playing Boston

8:00 PM
ORLANDO vs. PHILADELPHIA
Orlando is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Philadelphia's last 23 games at home

8:00 PM
MINNESOTA vs. NEW ORLEANS
Minnesota is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
New Orleans is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota

8:00 PM
DALLAS vs. MEMPHIS
Dallas is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Dallas is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

8:00 PM
ATLANTA vs. CHARLOTTE
Atlanta is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Atlanta is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Charlotte is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta

8:30 PM
PORTLAND vs. MILWAUKEE
Portland is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Portland's last 17 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Milwaukee's last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Milwaukee's last 17 games when playing Portland

10:00 PM
LA LAKERS vs. PHOENIX
LA Lakers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing Phoenix
LA Lakers are 8-17 SU in their last 25 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
Phoenix is 17-8 SU in their last 25 games when playing at home against LA Lakers

10:30 PM
DENVER vs. GOLDEN STATE
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver's last 9 games when playing Golden State
Denver is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Golden State's last 9 games when playing Denver
Golden State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Denver

10:30 PM
SACRAMENTO vs. LA CLIPPERS
Sacramento is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Sacramento's last 13 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Sacramento
LA Clippers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing Sacramento


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