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04/19/2012 11:45 AM

BALTIMORE (7 - 5) at CHI WHITE SOX (6 - 5) - 2:10 PM
JASON HAMMEL (R) vs. GAVIN FLOYD (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CHI WHITE SOX are 39-48 (-21.1 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 41-50 (-21.1 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 39-48 (-21.1 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 25-33 (-15.9 Units) against the money line in home games against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
FLOYD is 17-31 (-18.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
BALTIMORE is 2-1 (+1.2 Units) against CHI WHITE SOX this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

JASON HAMMEL vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
HAMMEL is 0-0 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 3.55 and a WHIP of 1.421.
His team's record is 2-0 (+3.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-2. (-2.3 units)

GAVIN FLOYD vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
FLOYD is 4-2 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 3.56 and a WHIP of 1.083.
His team's record is 4-3 (-0.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-3. (-0.1 units)

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MINNESOTA (4 - 8) at NY YANKEES (6 - 6) - 7:05 PM
ANTHONY SWARZAK (R) vs. PHIL HUGHES (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MINNESOTA is 67-108 (-27.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 65-103 (-24.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 46-80 (-24.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
NY YANKEES are 60-58 (-19.3 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
NY YANKEES are 250-163 (-62.9 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 10 to 10.5 since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 2-1 (+2.7 Units) against NY YANKEES this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

ANTHONY SWARZAK vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
SWARZAK is 0-1 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 8.31 and a WHIP of 2.079.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.0 units)

PHIL HUGHES vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
HUGHES is 2-0 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 1.83 and a WHIP of 1.017.
His team's record is 3-0 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-2. (-2.2 units)

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TAMPA BAY (6 - 6) at TORONTO (6 - 5) - 7:05 PM
JEREMY HELLICKSON (R) vs. HENDERSON ALVAREZ (R)
Top Trends for this game.
TORONTO is 155-110 (+28.7 Units) against the money line at home with a money line of -100 to -125 since 1997.
TAMPA BAY is 440-535 (+23.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against TAMPA BAY this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.0 Units)

JEREMY HELLICKSON vs. TORONTO since 1997
HELLICKSON is 1-0 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.263.
His team's record is 1-1 (-0.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-2. (-2.3 units)

HENDERSON ALVAREZ vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
ALVAREZ is 0-1 when starting against TAMPA BAY with an ERA of 6.00 and a WHIP of 1.000.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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TEXAS (10 - 2) at DETROIT (9 - 3) - 7:05 PM
YU DARVISH (R) vs. ADAM WILK (L)
Top Trends for this game.
DETROIT is 110-77 (+23.0 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 104-75 (+17.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 111-69 (+21.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 85-49 (+18.3 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 117-74 (+21.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

YU DARVISH vs. DETROIT since 1997
No recent starts.

ADAM WILK vs. TEXAS since 1997
No recent starts.

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OAKLAND (6 - 7) at LA ANGELS (4 - 8) - 10:05 PM
TOM MILONE (L) vs. C.J. WILSON (L)
Top Trends for this game.
OAKLAND is 94-125 (-33.0 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 3 seasons.
LA ANGELS are 619-533 (+67.8 Units) against the money line after a loss since 1997.
WILSON is 34-15 (+14.3 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
OAKLAND is 34-32 (+30.3 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +175 to +200 since 1997.
LA ANGELS are 112-124 (-29.9 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
OAKLAND is 2-1 (+2.2 Units) against LA ANGELS this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.9 Units)

TOM MILONE vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
No recent starts.

C.J. WILSON vs. OAKLAND since 1997
WILSON is 4-2 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 2.85 and a WHIP of 1.174.
His team's record is 6-2 (+3.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-4. (-0.2 units)

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CLEVELAND (5 - 5) at SEATTLE (7 - 6) - 10:10 PM
JOSH TOMLIN (R) vs. FELIX HERNANDEZ (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 2-12 (-9.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 7 or less over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 65-55 (+13.7 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 23-13 (+12.3 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 2 seasons.
SEATTLE is 133-190 (-50.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 136-202 (-57.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 8-25 (-18.9 Units) against the money line when playing on Thursday over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SEATTLE is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against CLEVELAND this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.0 Units)

JOSH TOMLIN vs. SEATTLE since 1997
TOMLIN is 2-1 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 6.23 and a WHIP of 1.442.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-0. (+3.3 units)

FELIX HERNANDEZ vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
HERNANDEZ is 5-3 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 2.80 and a WHIP of 1.306.
His team's record is 6-4 (+0.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-6. (-2.4 units)

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/19/2012 11:46 AM

MLB
Short Sheet

Thursday, April 19

National League

Chicago Cubs at Miami, 12:40 ET WGN
Samardzija: Cubs 26-16 off loss by 6+ runs
Nolasco: MIA 17-3 Over as a home favorite of -125 to -150

LA Dodgers at Milwaukee, 1:10 ET MLB
Harang: 48-40 TSR as road underdog
Wolf: 20-5 Under working on 5 or 6 days rest

Cincinanti at St. Louis, 1:45 ET
Arroyo: CIN 28-18 Away off loss
Wainwright: 1-6 TSR working on 5 or 6 days rest

Houston at Washington, 7:05 ET
Norris: HOU 38-87 vs. righties
Jackson: WASH 26-7 off one run win

Atlanta at Arizona, 9:40 ET
Minor: ATL 25-10 Over vs. NL West
Collmenter: ARI 16-8 as home dog

Philadelphia at San Diego, 10:05 ET
Worley: PHI 35-17 Under Away if total is 7 or less
Wieland: SD 3-15 off BB division road losses


American League

Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 ET
Hammel: BAL 12-32 off loss by 4+ runs
Floyd: 17-31 TSR when the total is 8 to 8.5

Minnesota at NY Yankees, 7:05 ET MLB
Swarzak: MIN 2-17 if bullpen threw 9+ innings L2 games
Hughes: 12-1 Over as favorite of -200 or more

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 ET
Hellickson: TB 47-27 Under off an Over
Alvarez: TOR 11-2 at home off division loss by 6+ runs

Texas at Detroit, 7:05 ET MLB
Darvish: TEX 9-1 Under as favorite
Wilk: DET 23-10 Over at home when the total is 9 to 9.5

Oakland at LA Angels, 10:05 ET MLB
Milone: Oak 49-90 off underdog division win
Wilson: 38-14 TSR as favorite

Cleveland at Seattle, 10:10 ET MLB
Tomlin: CLE 2-12 when total is 7 or less
Hernandez: 15-4 Under on Thursday

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24815 Followers:33
04/19/2012 11:46 AM

MLB
Short Sheet

Thursday, April 19

National League

Chicago Cubs at Miami, 12:40 ET WGN
Samardzija: Cubs 26-16 off loss by 6+ runs
Nolasco: MIA 17-3 Over as a home favorite of -125 to -150

LA Dodgers at Milwaukee, 1:10 ET MLB
Harang: 48-40 TSR as road underdog
Wolf: 20-5 Under working on 5 or 6 days rest

Cincinanti at St. Louis, 1:45 ET
Arroyo: CIN 28-18 Away off loss
Wainwright: 1-6 TSR working on 5 or 6 days rest

Houston at Washington, 7:05 ET
Norris: HOU 38-87 vs. righties
Jackson: WASH 26-7 off one run win

Atlanta at Arizona, 9:40 ET
Minor: ATL 25-10 Over vs. NL West
Collmenter: ARI 16-8 as home dog

Philadelphia at San Diego, 10:05 ET
Worley: PHI 35-17 Under Away if total is 7 or less
Wieland: SD 3-15 off BB division road losses


American League

Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 ET
Hammel: BAL 12-32 off loss by 4+ runs
Floyd: 17-31 TSR when the total is 8 to 8.5

Minnesota at NY Yankees, 7:05 ET MLB
Swarzak: MIN 2-17 if bullpen threw 9+ innings L2 games
Hughes: 12-1 Over as favorite of -200 or more

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 ET
Hellickson: TB 47-27 Under off an Over
Alvarez: TOR 11-2 at home off division loss by 6+ runs

Texas at Detroit, 7:05 ET MLB
Darvish: TEX 9-1 Under as favorite
Wilk: DET 23-10 Over at home when the total is 9 to 9.5

Oakland at LA Angels, 10:05 ET MLB
Milone: Oak 49-90 off underdog division win
Wilson: 38-14 TSR as favorite

Cleveland at Seattle, 10:10 ET MLB
Tomlin: CLE 2-12 when total is 7 or less
Hernandez: 15-4 Under on Thursday

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24815 Followers:33
04/19/2012 11:46 AM

MLB
Short Sheet

Thursday, April 19

National League

Chicago Cubs at Miami, 12:40 ET WGN
Samardzija: Cubs 26-16 off loss by 6+ runs
Nolasco: MIA 17-3 Over as a home favorite of -125 to -150

LA Dodgers at Milwaukee, 1:10 ET MLB
Harang: 48-40 TSR as road underdog
Wolf: 20-5 Under working on 5 or 6 days rest

Cincinanti at St. Louis, 1:45 ET
Arroyo: CIN 28-18 Away off loss
Wainwright: 1-6 TSR working on 5 or 6 days rest

Houston at Washington, 7:05 ET
Norris: HOU 38-87 vs. righties
Jackson: WASH 26-7 off one run win

Atlanta at Arizona, 9:40 ET
Minor: ATL 25-10 Over vs. NL West
Collmenter: ARI 16-8 as home dog

Philadelphia at San Diego, 10:05 ET
Worley: PHI 35-17 Under Away if total is 7 or less
Wieland: SD 3-15 off BB division road losses


American League

Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 ET
Hammel: BAL 12-32 off loss by 4+ runs
Floyd: 17-31 TSR when the total is 8 to 8.5

Minnesota at NY Yankees, 7:05 ET MLB
Swarzak: MIN 2-17 if bullpen threw 9+ innings L2 games
Hughes: 12-1 Over as favorite of -200 or more

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 ET
Hellickson: TB 47-27 Under off an Over
Alvarez: TOR 11-2 at home off division loss by 6+ runs

Texas at Detroit, 7:05 ET MLB
Darvish: TEX 9-1 Under as favorite
Wilk: DET 23-10 Over at home when the total is 9 to 9.5

Oakland at LA Angels, 10:05 ET MLB
Milone: Oak 49-90 off underdog division win
Wilson: 38-14 TSR as favorite

Cleveland at Seattle, 10:10 ET MLB
Tomlin: CLE 2-12 when total is 7 or less
Hernandez: 15-4 Under on Thursday

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/19/2012 11:54 AM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

04/18/12 16-­14-­0 53.33% +­1125 Detail
04/17/12 16-­13-­1 55.17% +­445 Detail
04/16/12 11-­8-­1 57.89% +­1135 Detail
04/15/12 15-­15-­0 50.00% -­605 Detail
04/14/12 17-­11-­2 60.71% +­3405 Detail
04/13/12 13-­17-­0 43.33% -­2560 Detail
04/12/12 9-­8-­1 52.94% +­20 Detail
04/11/12 16-­14-­0 53.33% +­1145 Detail
04/10/12 13-­7-­1 65.00% +­2885 Detail
04/09/12 13-­10-­0 56.52% +­1880 Detail
04/08/12 13-­14-­0 48.15% -­640 Detail
04/07/12 15-­14-­0 51.72% -­440 Detail
04/06/12 3-­6-­1 33.33% -­1775 Detail

Totals 170-­151-­7 52.96% +6020


MLB

Thursday, April 19

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Chi. Cubs - 12:40 PM ET Miami -152 500
Miami - Under 7 500

LA Dodgers - 1:10 PM ET Milwaukee -132 500
Milwaukee - Under 8.5 500

Cincinnati - 1:45 PM ET Cincinnati +148 500
St. Louis - Over 7.5 500

Baltimore - 2:10 PM ET Baltimore +128 500
Chi. White Sox - Over 8 500

Minnesota - 7:05 PM ET Minnesota +197 500
NY Yankees - Over 10 500

Houston - 7:05 PM ET Washington -157 500
Washington - Over 7 500

Texas - 7:05 PM ET Texas -115 500
Detroit - Under 9 500

Tampa Bay - 7:07 PM ET Tampa Bay +106 500
Toronto - Over 8.5 500

Atlanta - 9:40 PM ET Atlanta -111 500
Arizona - Over 9 500

Philadelphia - 10:05 PM ET Philadelphia -118 500
San Diego - Over 7 500

Oakland - 10:05 PM ET Oakland +182 500
LA Angels - Under 7 500

Cleveland - 10:10 PM ET Cleveland +137 500
Seattle - Under 7 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/19/2012 11:59 AM

Phoenix Suns Host LA Clippers In TNT Nightcap

With only five games on the NBA Thursday card, we quickly notice that seven of the 10 teams playing either have clinched and fighting for position, or are still in contention to make the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

Let’s start in Indiana, where the Pacers host the “must-win” Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee pulled off a big trade deadline deal acquiring shooting guard Monta Ellis from the Golden State Warriors, but the Bucks are just 10-7 SU/8-9 ATS since the trade heading into Wednesday’s game vs. Washington.

Since the Ellis trade, Milwaukee has had no problem beating up on the NBA weak sisters posting a perfect 9-0 record vs. teams under .500. The problem has been trying to compete with teams heading to the playoffs where they are an anemic 1-7 SU/ATS. Bottom line is Milwaukee must win out, and hope for the Sixers’ struggles to continue down the stretch. The Bucks are just 7-13 ATS this season playing on zero days rest.

The Pacers are surging to the playoffs by quietly posting a league-best 9-1 (7-3 ATS) mark in their last 10 games. With just four games remaining, all at home, the Pacers have all but locked up the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.

After barely making the playoffs last season as a No. 8 seed, Larry Bird and Frank Vogel have completely changed the roster and culture of the Indiana Pacers. Out went Mike Dunleavy Jr., Josh McRoberts, TJ Ford, James Posey and Brandon Rush. In came George Hill, Leandro Barbosa, David West, Louis Amundson, Jeff Pendergraph and Kyrylo Fesenko. Frank Vogel has done a remarkable job this season leading Indiana and must be considered a Coach of the Year candidate alongside Gregg Popovich, Tom Thibodeau and Doc Rivers. Indiana is 2-0 SU/ATS vs. Bucks this season.

Both Houston and Phoenix are also in action on Thursday. These two teams are tied for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference; as of today, Phoenix would get the nod via tie-breaker.

Phoenix will host the Los Angeles Clippers, a team they Suns beat two out of three this season. All three games have fallen 'under' the posted total. Phoenix, 7-3 SU/ATS in its last 10, has covered 13 of the last 16 at home. It goes without saying, this game matters a great deal more to the Suns than it does to the Clippers.

The Rockets travel to New Orleans to face the suddenly surging Hornets. New Orleans has covered six straight overall and eight in a row at home. During their recent ATS win streak, the Hornets have knocked off playoff-bound Memphis, Denver and the Clippers.

Speaking of streaks, Houston has lost four straight, all to teams battling to make the playoffs (Denver twice, Phoenix and Utah). The Rockets, who play Dallas on Wednesday, post an impressive 12-9 ATS record on zero days rest.

You must go to the Don Best Screen for accurate injury updates before wagering on this game. Both teams have key players who will be “questionable” for this game to include both Rockets big men, Marcus Camby and Samuel Dalembert. The Rockets beat New Orleans in their only meeting this season 90-88 (OT).

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/19/2012 12:06 PM

Hoop Trends - Thursday

April 19, 2012

SU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Pacers are 16-0-1 ATS (10.1 ppg) since April 07, 1999 as a favorite with at least one day of rest after a road win in which their field goal attempt per turnover ratio was at least eight.


OU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Bucks are 0-10 OU (-14.8 ppg) since December 21, 2010 as a road dog after a game in which they allowed at least 50% from the field.

PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:


The Hornets are 11-0-1 ATS (5.7 ppg) since February 23, 2011 after losing the previous matchup on the road in which Trevor Ariza was not the Hornets’ high scorer.

CHOICE TREND:


The Suns are 0-9 OU (-18.3 ppg) since November 14, 2001 at home with no rest when their opponent has averaged fewer than 13 turnovers per game on the road season-to-date.

TODAY’S TRENDS:


The Pistons are 8-0 ATS (6.2 ppg) since April 13, 2008 as a favorite when seeking revenge for a loss in which they led at the half.

The Bulls are 8-0 OU (16.5 ppg) since November 30, 2009 after winning the previous matchup at home in which Derrick Rose played fewer than 30 minutes.

The Suns are 0-7 OU (-12.2 ppg) since January 07, 2011 after a loss at home in which Steve Nash took fewer than 10 shots.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/19/2012 12:10 PM

Inside the Paint - Thursday

April 19, 2012

Yesterday’s card in the Association featured an eye-opening 14 games and if you played the favorites, then you’re probably still out celebrating. The ‘chalk’ went 12-2 straight up and 11-3 against the spread yesterday and most of the results were never in doubt. It’s fair to say that Houston was the worst underdog beat of the night as it was outscored by 13 points against Dallas in the fourth quarter. And if you bet on the Bobcats or Raptors, then shame on you.

Total players watched the ‘over’ go 10-4 and that could’ve easily been 11-3 if Oklahoma City and Phoenix put up any points in the last two minutes. Then again, who would’ve expected Portland and Utah to combine for 62 points in the final quarter, right?

It’s been a wild season, especially for bettors, and the action continues tonight with five more matchups. Let’s break ‘em down!
Milwaukee at Indiana: This is a must-win spot for the Bucks, who are coming off a huge loss at Washington (112-121) last night. The Bucks now trail the 76ers by 2 ½-games for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Indiana will clinch the No. 3 seed in the East with one win or one Boston loss. These teams met last Saturday in Milwaukee and the Pacers captured a 104-99 victory as 3 ½-point underdogs. They also met in late March and Indiana posted a 21-point (125-104) win at home. The Pacers are only giving 5 ½-points here which seems low considering they’ve won six straight and 10 of 11 (8-3 ATS). Meanwhile, Milwaukee has dropped four of five and the defense has allowed 109, 111, 105 and 121 points in those setbacks. Do you take the desperate team or the better team?

Minnesota at Detroit: Betting on a meaningless game between non-playoff teams doesn’t bode well for your bankroll. Can you really consider taking the Timberwolves with the points knowing that they’ve lost 11 straight (3-8 ATS) games? Or do you give the number with Detroit, who is coming off a 32-point whitewashing in Atlanta (84-116) last night. The Pistons have been respectable (8-12 SU, 10-10 ATS) on zero days rest this season. Delving into the numbers further, the ‘over’ has gone 15-5 (75%) in those 20 games, which could be the look tonight. The total opened 194 at BetOnline.com and has jumped up to 197. The Pistons have seen the ‘over’ go 10-1 in their last 11 due to a lack of defense and up-tempo style, plus they have some gunners on the outside. Minnesota’s offense isn’t as consistent, which could put this number in jeopardy. The pair met on Jan. 18 and the Wolves stopped the Pistons 93-85 as nine-point favorites.

Houston at New Orleans: Here we have another matchup where one team (Houston) faces the must-win situation. If Houston wins, it will be tied for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West with Utah. The public has backed the Rockets here, which has moved the line from 3 to 5 at most betting shops. A rule of thumb in gambling is to never bet on a slumping team and that’s exactly what Houston is these days. The Rockets are 0-5 in their last five, plus they’re playing on no rest after last night’s collapse in Dallas (110-117). New Orleans doesn’t have as much talent as Houston or a lot of other teams in the Association, yet it’s managed to produce a 6-4 SU and 7-3 ATS mark in April. Eric Gordon is listed as ‘probable’ for the Hornets and if you believe it matters, this is the last home game of the season for NOLA. The Rockets nipped New Orleans 90-88 in overtime on Jan. 18, but failed to cover as 9 ½-point home favorites. Make a note that Houston is 3-1 ATS as a road favorite this season.

Chicago at Miami: Even though these teams will most likely be squaring off in the upcoming Eastern Conference Finals, tonight’s matchup won’t have much buzz. The Bulls need to win two of their final four games to get the top seed in the East and three games for the top overall seed. Point guard Derrick Rose (foot) is ‘doubtful’ and most would expect Luol Deng (ribs) to take another day off too. Chicago is playing in a back-to-back spot after destroying Charlotte (100-68) last night, but none of the starters played over 24 minutes. Miami is coming off a layup win over Toronto (96-72) on Wednesday and it did so without the duties of Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. The Heat lost to Chicago 96-86 last Thursday in overtime and the game never sees the extra session if LeBron James makes a free throw. Miami is only giving 5 1/2-points tonight, which seems like a bargain for a team that has gone 26-4 at home and has routinely posted double-digit wins. However, this Chicago team has been tough without Rose (14-10) and it should be noted that the reigning MVP played the most minutes against the Heat when Miami beat Chicago 97-93 on Jan. 29. This game is set for 8:05 p.m. ET, with TNT providing national coverage.

L.A. Clippers at Phoenix: Very tough game to handicap here and coincidentally we have another matchup between a hot team and a desperate team. The L.A. Clippers started the season strong and now they’re finishing it even stronger. The Clips are 13-2 SU and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 and they bring a five-game win streak into the desert tonight. Last night, the Nuggets earned an impressive win at Denver (104-98) which was preceded by Monday’s home victory over Oklahoma City (92-77). The Clippers control their own destiny for the No. 3 seed but they’ll need to win their final four games or hope the banged-up Lakers give them some help. Similar to Houston, Phoenix can put itself into a tie with Utah for the final playoff spot in the West with a win here tonight. The Suns have played great lately too but they’re thriving more as bullies. Phoenix is 7-4 both SU and ATS in its last 11 with the four setbacks coming to quality clubs (Nuggets, Grizzlies, Spurs, Thunder) and it’s safe to say the Clippers are in that group. Fatigue could be a factor but both the Clippers (10-8 SU, 10-8 ATS) and Suns (11-8 SU, 11-8 ATS) have been decent on zero days rest this season. The two clubs played three times and March and the Suns won and covered two of the three. Total players should note that the ‘under’ cashed in all three yet tonight’s number (197.5) is higher than the previous games. TNT will provide national coverage at 10:35 p.m. ET.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/19/2012 12:16 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Thursday, April 19

Milwaukee at Indiana, 7:05 ET
Milwaukee: 2-10 ATS revenging home loss
Indiana: 13-4 ATS after scoring 100+ BB Games

Minnesota at Detroit, 7:35 ET
Minnesota: 17-8 Over as road underdog
Detroit: 13-4 ATS at home off loss by 15+

Houston at New Orleans, 8:05 ET
Houston: 10-1 Over Away off 4+ ATS losses
New Orleans: 21-10 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points

Chicago at Miami, 8:05 ET TNT
Chicago: 19-7 ATS playing 3rd road game in 5 nights
Miami: 1-5 ATS after allowing 80 pts or less

LA Clippers at Phoenix, 10:35 ET TNT
LA Clippers: 13-5 Under playing on back to back days
Phoenix: 4-17 ATS revenging double digit road loss

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/19/2012 12:19 PM

Thursday's betting tips: Caps not feisty home dogs

Weather to watch

There’s a 70 to 80 percent chance of rain during Thursday’s Orioles-White Sox matinee in Chicago. Temperatures will hover around 60, with a 12-mph wind blowing straight in from center.

Who’s hot

NBA: The Bucks are 5-0 ATS in their last five visits to Indiana.

NBA: The under is 6-1 in the Hornets’ last seven home games.

NHL: The underdog is 4-0 in the last four Panthers-Devils games.

NHL: The Capitals are 0-4 in their last four games as a home underdog.

MLB: The under is 9-1-1 in Philly’s last 11 games in San Diego.

Who’s not

NBA: The Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last six visits to Phoenix.

NBA: Minnesota is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games.

NHL: The home team is 2-6 in the last eight Coyotes-Blackhawks games.

NHL: San Jose is 1-6 in its last seven games against the Blues.

MLB: The Rangers are 7-19 in their last 26 games in Detroit.

Key stat

6 – That’s how many years it had been since Devils goalie Martin Brodeur was pulled from a playoff game, but it happened in Monday’s 4-3 loss to Florida. The move surprised Brodeur, who is 100-83 in his playoff career. The 39-year-old future Hall of Famer will be back in net for Thursday’s Game 4 at the Prudential Center.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

T-Wolves center Nikola Pekovic, who had 16 points and 11 rebounds in Tuesday’s loss to Memphis, could be shut down for the rest of the season. Pekovic (13.4 ppg, 7.1 rpg) is having pain in his ankles and is scheduled for surgery after the season. Minnesota visits Detroit on Thursday.

Games of the day

Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals (120, 5)

Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat (NA)

Notable quotable

"It was a brutal hit. I saw exactly what happened and it was right in front of me. All four guys missed it. It was hard. The refereeing tonight was a disgrace." – Blackhawks coach Joel Quennville, referring to the hit by Coyotes winger Raffi Torres on Chicago forward Marian Hossa. Torres threw his shoulder into Hossa’s head, sending Hossa to the hospital. Torres is suspended indefinitely pending a Friday hearing, and will miss Thursday’s Game 4 at a minimum.

Notes and tips

Goalie Jaroslav Halak (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday’s Game 4, meaning Brian Elliott will start again for the Blues after making 26 saves in Monday’s 4-3 win in San Jose. Halak got back on the ice Tuesday but it’s unclear when he’ll be ready to return.

With Nicklas Backstrom suspended for Thursday’s Game 4 against Boston, the Capitals will have to juggle their lines. Veteran winger Mike Knuble will be back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch for the first three playoff games. Coach Dale Hunter also might tweak the defensive pairings because the combo of Jeff Schultz and Dennis Wideman has been on the ice for four of Boston’s six goals.

D-backs OF Chris Young was placed on the DL with a shoulder injury Wednesday after crashing hard into the outfield wall Tuesday night. Young was off to a great start with five homers, four doubles, 13 RBIs and a .410 average.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra rested Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, but both stars should be back in the lineup for Thursday’s home showdown with the Bulls. Wade has been rested for five of the past 11 games.

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