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On 04/09/2012 03:42 PM in NBA

Cnotes Monday's NBA Best Bets !

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04/09/2012 @ 04:05 PM NBA [502] INDIANA -10½ 1.91

04/09/2012 @ 04:05 PM NBA [504] ORLANDO -7½ 1.91

04/09/2012 @ 04:05 PM NBA [505] WASHINGTON +1½ 1.91

04/09/2012 @ 05:05 PM NBA [508] NEW ORLEANS +3 1.91

04/09/2012 @ 05:05 PM NBA [510] MEMPHIS -4 1.91

04/09/2012 @ 05:05 PM NBA [512] MILWAUKEE +3 1.91

04/09/2012 @ 06:05 PM NBA [513] GOLDEN STATE +9 1.91

04/09/2012 @ 06:05 PM NBA [513] TOTAL o210½ 1.91
(GOLDEN STATE vrs DENVER)

04/09/2012 @ 06:05 PM NBA [516] MINNESOTA +2½ 1.91

04/09/2012 @ 06:05 PM NBA [517] SAN ANTONIO +2 1.91

04/09/2012 @ 06:05 PM NBA [517] TOTAL o208½ 1.91
(SAN ANTONIO vrs UTAH)

04/09/2012 @ 07:05 PM NBA [519] HOUSTON +2½ 1.91

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/09/2012 04:09 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Monday, April 9

Toronto at Indiana, 7:05 ET
Toronto: 20-9 ATS off BB ATS losses
Indiana: 0-10 ATS off ATS wins in 4 or 5 of their last 6 games

Detroit at Orlando, 7:05 ET
Detroit: 1-5 ATS after scoring 75 points or less
Orlando: 11-3 Over off a road win

Washington at Charlotte, 7:05 ET
Washington: 13-2 Over off ATS losses in 3 of their last 4 games
Charlotte: 11-27 ATS playing with revenge

LA Lakers at New Orleans, 8:05 ET
LA Lakers: 17-6 Over off ATS losses in 2 of their last 3 games
New Orleans: 8-15 ATS at home vs. LA Lakers

LA Clippers at Memphis, 8:05 ET
LA Clippers: 7-18 ATS away after scoring 105+ points
Memphis: 22-10 ATS off a division game

Oklahoma City at Milwaukee, 8:05 ET
Oklahoma City: 10-1 Under off 3+ non-conference games
Milwaukee: 17-30 ATS vs. non-conference opponents

Golden State at Denver, 9:05 ET
Golden State: 18-8 ATS as a road underdog
Denver: 5-13 ATS at home in the second half of the season

Phoenix at Minnesota, 9:05 ET ESPN2
Phoenix: 12-2 ATS away off 3+ games allowing 105+ points
Minnesota: 2-12 ATS at home vs. Pacific Division opponents

San Antonio at Utah, 9:05 ET
San Antonio: 10-1 ATS with a total of 200+ points
Utah: 8-20 ATS at home with a total of 200+ points

Houston at Portland, 10:05 ET
Houston: 2-11 ATS away off 3+ ATS wins
Portland: 19-10 ATS off an ATS loss

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:27373 Followers:33
04/09/2012 04:10 PM

NBA
Long Sheet

Monday, April 9

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TORONTO (20 - 37) at INDIANA (34 - 22) - 4/9/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TORONTO is 14-25 ATS (-13.5 Units) revenging a home loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
INDIANA is 5-4 against the spread versus TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
INDIANA is 6-3 straight up against TORONTO 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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DETROIT (21 - 35) at ORLANDO (33 - 23) - 4/9/2012, 7:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 6-2 against the spread versus ORLANDO over the last 3 seasons
ORLANDO is 5-4 straight up against DETROIT 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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WASHINGTON (12 - 44) at CHARLOTTE (7 - 47) - 4/9/2012, 7:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHARLOTTE is 5-5 against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
CHARLOTTE is 6-4 straight up against WASHINGTON 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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LA LAKERS (35 - 22) at NEW ORLEANS (15 - 41) - 4/9/2012, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA LAKERS is 8-7 against the spread versus NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
LA LAKERS is 12-3 straight up against NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
9 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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LA CLIPPERS (34 - 22) at MEMPHIS (32 - 23) - 4/9/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LA CLIPPERS are 388-457 ATS (-114.7 Units) as an underdog since 1996.
LA CLIPPERS are 265-317 ATS (-83.7 Units) second half of the season since 1996.
LA CLIPPERS are 16-31 ATS (-18.1 Units) against Southwest division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
LA CLIPPERS are 7-18 ATS (-12.8 Units) in road games after scoring 105 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
LA CLIPPERS are 145-183 ATS (-56.3 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
LA CLIPPERS are 130-181 ATS (-69.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record - 2nd half of the season since 1996.
MEMPHIS is 86-62 ATS (+17.8 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 44-28 ATS (+13.2 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 43-29 ATS (+11.1 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 22-10 ATS (+11.0 Units) after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 43-27 ATS (+13.3 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 50-36 ATS (+10.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in home games 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 5-5 against the spread versus LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
LA CLIPPERS is 6-4 straight up against MEMPHIS 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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OKLAHOMA CITY (41 - 15) at MILWAUKEE (28 - 28) - 4/9/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 30-16 ATS (+12.4 Units) after scoring 105 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 35-18 ATS (+15.2 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 133-107 ATS (+15.3 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 69-50 ATS (+14.0 Units) in road games over the last 3 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 49-28 ATS (+18.2 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 140-178 ATS (-55.8 Units) in home games second half of the season since 1996.
MILWAUKEE is 3-13 ATS (-11.3 Units) against Northwest division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 17-30 ATS (-16.0 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 45-71 ATS (-33.1 Units) after 3 or more consecutive wins since 1996.

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

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GOLDEN STATE (22 - 33) at DENVER (30 - 26) - 4/9/2012, 9:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
GOLDEN STATE is 49-78 ATS (-36.8 Units) after 3 or more consecutive unders since 1996.
GOLDEN STATE is 25-15 ATS (+8.5 Units) as an underdog this season.
GOLDEN STATE is 18-9 ATS (+8.1 Units) in road games this season.
GOLDEN STATE is 23-13 ATS (+8.7 Units) second half of the season this season.
DENVER is 5-13 ATS (-9.3 Units) in home games second half of the season this season.

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

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PHOENIX (29 - 27) at MINNESOTA (25 - 32) - 4/9/2012, 9:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PHOENIX is 22-40 ATS (-22.0 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 67-48 ATS (+14.2 Units) when the total is greater than or equal to 210 over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 22-13 ATS (+7.7 Units) second half of the season this season.
PHOENIX is 67-42 ATS (+20.8 Units) after allowing 105 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 31-15 ATS (+14.5 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 27-40 ATS (-17.0 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 3-15 ATS (-13.5 Units) in April games over the last 3 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 28-41 ATS (-17.1 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 2-12 ATS (-11.2 Units) in home games against Pacific division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 21-36 ATS (-18.6 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 149-189 ATS (-58.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record - 2nd half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 5-4 against the spread versus PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
PHOENIX is 8-1 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
6 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SAN ANTONIO (40 - 14) at UTAH (29 - 28) - 4/9/2012, 9:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN ANTONIO is 34-18 ATS (+14.2 Units) in all games this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 25-14 ATS (+9.6 Units) as a favorite this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 41-28 ATS (+10.2 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 23-7 ATS (+15.3 Units) second half of the season this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 53-35 ATS (+14.5 Units) after a win by 10 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 13-5 ATS (+7.5 Units) after 3 or more consecutive wins this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 19-8 ATS (+10.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 33-20 ATS (+11.0 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.

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

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HOUSTON (31 - 25) at PORTLAND (27 - 30) - 4/9/2012, 10:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
HOUSTON is 35-23 ATS (+9.7 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
PORTLAND is 52-83 ATS (-39.3 Units) as a home favorite of 3.5 to 6 points since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
HOUSTON is 5-4 against the spread versus PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 5-4 straight up against PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:27373 Followers:33
04/09/2012 04:12 PM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, April 9

Hot Teams
-- Raptors are 11-6 vs spread in last 17 games as a road dog.
-- Pistons are 5-3 vs spread in last eight games as a road dog.
-- Hornets won three of their last four at home (4-0 vs spread).
-- Memphis won seven of its last nine games. Clippers won eight of their last nine games (7-2 vs spread).
-- Bucks won last four games, but covered two of last seven at home.
-- Warriors covered eight of their last ten games, five in row on road.
-- Suns won/covered four of their last five games.
-- Spurs won their last eleven games (7-2-2 vs spread).
-- Portland won five of its last seven home games. Rockets won/covered four of their last five games.

Cold Teams
-- Pacers covered once in last seven games as a favorite.
-- Orlando lost five of its last six games.
-- Charlotte lost its last six home games (1-5 vs spread). Wizards lost 10 of last 11 games and five in row on road.
-- Lakers lost last two games, are 1-9 vs spread in last ten.
-- Thunder lost three of their last four games.
-- Nuggets are 4-10-1 vs spread in their last 15 games.
-- Minnesota lost four of its last five home games.
-- Jazz lost six of its last seven games (0-6-1 vs spread).

Wear-and-Tear
-- Raptors: 5th game/7 nites. Pacers: 9th game/13 nites.
-- Pistons: 4th game/5 nites. Magic: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Wizards: Last two nites off. Bobcats: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Lakers: 7th game/10 nites. Hornets: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Clippers: 4th game/6 nites. Grizzlies: 6th game/8 nites.
-- Thunder: 6th game/9 nites. Bucks: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Warriors: 5th game/7 nites. Nuggets: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Suns: 5th game/7 nites. Wolves: 2nd game/5 nites.
-- Spurs: 5th game/7 nites. Jazz: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Rockets: 3rd game/4 nites. Blazers: 8th game/12 nites.

Totals
-- Last four Toronto games stayed under the total. Five of Pacers' last six games went over.
-- Five of last six Detroit road games stayed under the total.
-- Last five Washington games went over the total.
-- Last eight Laker road games went over the total.
-- Over is 8-3 in Clippers' last 11 games.
-- Under is 8-3 in Thunder's last 11 road games.
-- Five of last six Warrior road games stayed under total.
-- Over is 8-4 in last dozen Phoenix road games.
-- Six of Spurs' last seven games went over the total.
-- Seven of last eight Portland games went over the total.

Back-to-Back
-- Toronto is 4-2 vs spread on road if they lost the night before.
-- Detroit is 6-8-1 vs spread if they lost the night before.
-- Thunder is 0-4 vs spread on road if they played at home nite before.
-- Spurs are 2-7-2 vs spread on road if they played the nite before. Utah is 5-6 vs spread if they lost the night before.
-- Houston is 3-8 vs spread on road if they played night before.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:27373 Followers:33
04/09/2012 04:13 PM

NBA

Monday, April 9

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
DETROIT vs. ORLANDO
Detroit is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Detroit is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing Detroit

7:00 PM
WASHINGTON vs. CHARLOTTE
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Charlotte is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Charlotte is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Washington

7:00 PM
TORONTO vs. INDIANA
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Indiana
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games at home

8:00 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY vs. MILWAUKEE
Oklahoma City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
Oklahoma City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Milwaukee's last 25 games at home
Milwaukee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City

8:00 PM
LA CLIPPERS vs. MEMPHIS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Clippers

8:00 PM
LA LAKERS vs. NEW ORLEANS
LA Lakers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
New Orleans is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
New Orleans is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games at home

9:00 PM
GOLDEN STATE vs. DENVER
Golden State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
Denver is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Golden State
Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

9:00 PM
SAN ANTONIO vs. UTAH
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games at home
Utah is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

9:00 PM
PHOENIX vs. MINNESOTA
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Minnesota is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games at home

10:00 PM
HOUSTON vs. PORTLAND
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games at home
Portland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:27373 Followers:33
04/09/2012 04:25 PM

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Pick 'n' roll: Monday's best NBA bets
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Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies (-4, 186)

Two of the Western Conference’s hottest teams square off when the Los Angeles Clippers visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.

Memphis has won seven of nine games since losing to the Clippers on March 24 after downing the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.

Rudy Gay dropped 25 points and Gilbert Arenas added 14 points in 17 minutes. The controversial veteran who didn’t have a NBA job until signing with the Grizzlies last month is averaging 11.0 points over the last four games while knocking down 10 of 15 3-point shots.

“It has been great because these guys have accepted me,” Arenas said. “I realized how much I really missed the game while I was gone.”

The Grizz have covered in six of their last nine and will be looking to avenge the beating the Clippers gave them late last month.

Pick: Grizzlies


Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves (2, 209.5)

Spirits are high in the Phoenix locker room after the Suns downed the Lakers Saturday, marking their fourth win in the last five games.

"Tonight was great, to get a win and bounce back, mentally more than anything, to fight back," Michael Redd told reporters after scoring 23 points in the 125-105 win over the Kobe-less Lakers. "We played well this week, so we've got another tough week in front of us and hopefully we can do the same thing."

They should be able to keep it going against a Minnesota club that’s sinking despite Kevin Love’s stellar play. The Timberwolves have dropped seven straight against the number and six of those games outright.

Love put up another 29 points and 12 rebounds Saturday in New Orleans but Minnesota still fell 99-90 as a 3-point road favorite.

Phoenix will be riding high after the big win over L.A.

Pick: Suns

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:27373 Followers:33
04/09/2012 04:27 PM

NBA
Dunkel

LA Clippers at Memphis
The Clippers look to take advantage of a Memphis team that is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games as a favorite. LA is the pick (+4 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Grizzlies favored by only 2. Dunkel Pick: LA Clippers (+4 1/2). Here are all of today's picks

MONDAY, APRIL 9

Game 501-502: Toronto at Indiana (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 115.694; Indiana 126.771
Dunkel Line & Total: Indiana by 11; 194
Vegas Line & Total: Indiana by 9 1/2; 189 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Indiana (-9 1/2); Over

Game 503-504: Detroit at Orlando (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 113.064; Orlando 123.106
Dunkel Line & Total: Orlando by 10; 191
Vegas Line & Total: Orlando by 8 1/2; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Orlando (-8 1/2); N/A

Game 505-506: Washington at Charlotte (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 112.082; Charlotte 109.394
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 2 1/2; 204
Vegas Line & Total: Charlotte by 1; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Washington (+1); N/A

Game 507-508: LA Lakers at New Orleans (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Lakers 116.286; New Orleans 117.249
Dunkel Line & Total: New Orleans by 1; 185
Vegas Line & Total: LA Lakers by 4 1/2; No Total
Dunkel Pick: New Orleans (+4 1/2); N/A

Game 509-510: LA Clippers at Memphis (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Clippers 121.703; Memphis 123.822
Dunkel Line & Total: Memphis by 2; 183
Vegas Line & Total: Memphis by 4 1/2; 186
Dunkel Pick: LA Clippers (+4 1/2); Under

Game 511-512: Oklahoma City at Milwaukee (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma City 125.320; Milwaukee 120.826
Dunkel Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 4 1/2; 215
Vegas Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 3; 210
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-3); Over

Game 513-514: Golden State at Denver (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Golden State 114.617; Denver 118.292
Dunkel Line & Total: Denver by 3 1/2; 207
Vegas Line & Total: Denver by 8 1/2; 211
Dunkel Pick: Golden State (+8 1/2); Under

Game 515-516: Phoenix at Minnesota (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 118.598; Minnesota 117.156
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 1 1/2; 205
Vegas Line & Total: Phoenix by 3; 210
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+3); Under

Game 517-518: San Antonio at Utah (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Antonio 127.821; Utah 122.408
Dunkel Line & Total: San Antonio by 5 1/2; 203
Vegas Line & Total: San Antonio by 2 1/2; 209 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Antonio (-2 1/2); Under

Game 519-520: Houston at Portland (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston 117.481; Portland 122.503
Dunkel Line & Total: Portland by 5; 192
Vegas Line & Total: Portland by 3 1/2; 196
Dunkel Pick: Portland (-3 1/2); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:27373 Followers:33
04/09/2012 04:29 PM

Monday's X-Factors

April 9, 2012

Toronto at Indiana

Roy Hibbert has been struggling with consistency over the past few weeks, entering the past weekend without a double-double since Mar. 17 and actually going without a rebound on Apr. 4. While Larry Bird should've docked the 7-2 Hibbert a week's pay for embarrassing himself in failing to even meet with a board by accident, the goose egg apparently served as a wake-up call. Hibbert was a beast in Friday's upset of Oklahoma City, leading the way with 21 points and 12 rebounds by dominating Kendrick Perkins. In Saturday's 86-72 loss to Boston, he was one of the few Pacers with a pulse, winding up with 17 rebounds. No one is more vital to Indiana's aspirations of claiming the Eastern Conference's No. 3 seed than its All-Star Center, so count on his energy being the difference in whether the Pacers struggle with Toronto. The Raptors won't have Andrea Bargnani (calf) out there, but that actually aids the Raptors' defensive effort since active bodies Amir Johnson and Ed Davis will be over to help starter Aaron Gray if he struggles to handle Hibbert one-on-one. If he's sharp passing out of double teams and as active on the boards as he was this weekend, the Pacers are going to have an easier time covering double-digits.

Betting Notes – This will be the third and final meeting between the two teams this season. Indiana stopped Toronto in both of the first two games, with each being decided by five points (95-90, 90-85). Indiana is giving double digits tonight and the club has gone 4-0 straight up and 2-2 against the spread in this spot. The Raptors have seen the ‘under’ cash in five consecutive games, due to a lack of offensive talent.

Detroit at Orlando

Glen Davis had a fan favorite role carved out for him upon his arrival in a swap with Boston for Brandon Bass, but things haven't worked out that way. He was hoping to be more of an offensive threat than Stan Van Gundy saw him being out of the gate, so he moped and was ineffective as the primary big man off the bench. With Dwight Howard (back) out and Ryan Anderson working his way back from a nasty ankle sprain, Big Baby gets his wish to be the focal point inside in a critical game for the Magic's playoff seeding. Howard also missed last Tuesday's 102-95 loss in Auburn Hills, so Davis stepped up with 31 points and 10 rebounds on the heels of going for 18 and 16 in a loss to Denver that Howard also missed. He's averaging nearly 22 points and over 11 rebounds over Orlando's last four, so if the Magic is to get back in the good graces of a crowd that booed them lustily in Thursday's crushing loss to New York, it all falls on Davis' shoulders.

Betting Notes – Including last Tuesday’s win, the Pistons have won and covered three straight against Orlando. The Magic are 0-3 both SU and ATS in their last three home games. Orlando has allowed 104 and 103 points in the two previous games that Howard missed this season. The ‘over’ cashed in both affairs.

Oklahoma City at Milwaukee

Milwaukee sacrificed oft-injured former No. 1 pick Andrew Bogut to secure Monta Ellis' services as a closer. It looks like Ellis is game to help deliver on the Bucks' gamble, stepping up during their three-game winning streak with averages of 24 points and six assists as Oklahoma City visits. This is an identity game for the Thunder, who have stepped up their defense of late and put the clamps on the punchless Raptors on Sunday. With Thabo Sefolosha as the first line of defense and Russell Westbrook being pressed to become the lockdown defender he's athletically equipped to be, Ellis will have his work cut out for him, but it's not like he's a stranger to being the focal point of defenses. He's gotten accustomed to finding sweet spots at the Bradley Center over the past week, playing consecutive home games for the first time since being acquired in mid-March. How he fares against the Thunder will obviously be a critical factor in them covering, but may also be a great indicator in how seriously we should take Milwaukee's playoff push going forward.

Betting Notes – The Bucks have gone 6-6 both SU and ATS as home underdogs this season. Milwaukee has gone 7-10 versus the Western Conference this season, which includes a 4-4 mark at home. The Bucks have been a great lean to the ‘over’ (35-19) this season, especially at home (19-6) but tonight’s total is the highest (210.5) they’ve seen posted all season. OKC has failed to score over 100 points in five straight games, which has led to a 4-1 ‘under’ record over this stretch.

L.A. Clippers at Memphis

Blake Griffin brings his lunch pail to Memphis, so what better night than to see whether Zach Randolph is truly back? The Grizzlies' anchor hasn't been himself in this shortened season because he's never really been in shape. The extra weight he was carrying cost him 37 games due to knee problems resulting from the poor conditioning and even though he returned with a 25-point outburst on March 16, he's spent the last few weeks playing catch-up. This past weekend offered a tremendous sign, as Randolph came off the bench to deliver his first back-to-back double-doubles on 2012. His run delivered victories over the Heat and Mavericks, so another high-profile game against the Clippers is sure to keep him engaged. L.A. crushed the Grizzlies on March 24, so there's a revenge factor here, especially since Randolph struggled (6-for-16) in a 101-85 loss.

Betting Notes - The Clippers have gone 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS over their last 10, with both losses coming on the road. Los Angeles has beaten Memphis twice this season, but the two games were played at Staples Center. The Grizzlies will be playing their eighth game in 10 days tonight. Total players should note that the ‘under’ is on an 8-0 run for Memphis.

San Antonio at Utah

Paul Millsap was invisible in last night's 114-104 loss in San Antonio, so as the Jazz and Spurs square off in the second night of a home-and-home, his ability to bounce back is a major question mark. Millsap has been battling an energy-sapping stomach illness and was a major factor in the Spurs jumping all over Utah to ultimately lead by 17 (57-40) at halftime. Utah's second-half surge was keyed by ever-improving Derrick Favors replacing Millsap, who finished 1-for-8 in just 21 minutes, statistically his worst career start. Millsap's ability to be better in this return game would help Utah hang with San Antonio's depth, since last night's lopsided result ensured that Gregg Popovich didn't have to play a single player over 32 minutes.

Betting Notes - The Spurs have won 11 straight (8-1-2 ATS), with five of the victories coming on the road. After winning six in a row in mid-March, the Jazz have gone 3-6 (2-6-1 ATS) in their last seven. San Antonio has won all of its last six encounters against Utah, which includes the two encounters this season.

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04/09/2012 04:33 PM

Odom done playing for Mavericks

April 9, 2012


DALLAS (AP) - Lamar Odom is done after 50 games in Dallas, a mutual decision that comes with the defending NBA champion Mavericks trying to make sure they get back in the playoffs.

General manager Donnie Nelson said Monday it has been a difficult year for Odom, the team and the fans.

``The timing is what it is. These things never come at the best of times, so we felt with the playoff push coming up it was probably in everyone's interest,'' Nelson said. ``Look, it's been a frustrating situation. Lamar hasn't performed like he wants to perform, is capable of performing. He's dealt with a lot of personal issues, and at this point, we need to be able to count on some folks. It's never easy to do these things. We just need to move on. `'

Odom has been placed on the inactive list and will not play for the Mavericks, who have nine games left the regular season and are seventh in the Western Conference standings.

The NBA's reigning Sixth Man of the Year was traded to Dallas just before the start of the lockout-shortened season, right after the Los Angeles Lakers tried to send him to New Orleans in the Chris Paul deal that was nixed by the league.

The Lakers felt compelled to move the 6-foot-10 forward and the Mavericks considered it a low-risk move to use a trade exception from the deal that sent Tyson Chandler to the New York Knicks.

Odom never seemed happy or comfortable in Dallas, not even when wife and reality TV co-star Khloe Kardashian was in the stands just a few feet from the Mavericks bench. His averages of 6.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 20.5 minutes were career lows, and he was booed by the home crowd as the sluggish performances multiplied.

The low point appeared to come Saturday night, when he played just four minutes in a 94-89 loss at Memphis. Asked after the game about the situation, Odom simply shrugged his shoulders. Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, who defended Odom all season, simply said ``I'm done talking about that,'' after the Memphis game.

In a statement to ESPN.com on Monday, Odom agreed with Nelson that it was a mutual decision for him to step away from the team.

``I'm sorry that things didn't work out better for both of us,'' Odom said. ``But I wish the Mavs' organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship.''

Nowitzki and Jason Kidd exited practice Monday through a side door without talking to reporters.

``It's time to turn the page,'' said coach Rick Carlisle, who had grown weary of the constant questions about Odom. ``I'm not going to comment on it any further.''

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban hoped Odom could fill a void after the team decided against re-signing Chandler, considered a key piece of the championship team because of his leadership skills and strong defensive presence.

The decision on Chandler was widely viewed as something that would give the Mavericks flexibility to pursue free agents this summer - notably Dwight Howard and Deron Williams - but Cuban maintained the addition of Odom's ability to shoot, pass and defend gave the Mavs a strong chance to defend their crown.

Without Odom, the Mavericks lose their best backup to Nowitzki.

``We'll adjust. We've got other guys,'' Carlisle said. ``I really feel we have other guys that are ready to step up, so that's what we'll do.''

The Mavericks have recalled guard-forward Kelenna Azubuike from the NBA Development League. He hasn't played in the NBA since injuring a knee two seasons ago and averaged 6.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in seven games with the Texas Legends, who have finished their season.

``He's a hopeful short-term play, but more likely a long-term play as he's working through his injury,'' Nelson said. ``Had a real good stint in the D-League. We're looking forward to him joining the team, going through a good, solid summer. But realistically, we're looking toward next year.''

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04/09/2012 04:35 PM

Hoop Trends - Monday

April 9, 2012


SU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Pacers are 0-11 ATS (-6.9 ppg) since January 15, 2007 off a home loss that broke at least a three-game winning streak.


OU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Raptors are 11-0-1 OU (13.6 ppg) since March 12, 2003 as a dog with no rest after a game on the road in which they shot less than 40% from the field.

PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:


The Grizzlies are 9-0-1 OU (6.0 ppg) since November 23, 2009 after losing the previous matchup on the road in which Zach Randolph was the Grizzlies’ high scorer.

CHOICE TREND:


The Suns are 0-13-1 ATS (-9.0 ppg) since January 09, 2008 with at least one day of rest after a game in which they blocked at least 10 shots.

TODAY’S TRENDS:


The Magic are 9-0-1 ATS (7.3 ppg) since December 23, 2009 with at most one day of rest after a win in which they scored more than 25% of their points from the free throw line.

The Lakers are 9-0 ATS (7.7 ppg) since February 18, 2009 on the road after a game in which they controlled at least 60% of the available rebounds.

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