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04/21/2012 11:41 AM

NBA
Long Sheet

Saturday, April 21

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DENVER (34 - 28) at PHOENIX (33 - 30) - 4/21/2012, 5:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DENVER is 0-8 ATS (-8.8 Units) in road games when playing with 2 days rest over the last 3 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 53-32 ATS (+17.8 Units) in home games in April games since 1996.
PHOENIX is 26-16 ATS (+8.4 Units) second half of the season this season.
PHOENIX is 10-1 ATS (+8.9 Units) in home games after playing 3 consecutive home games over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 57-40 ATS (+13.0 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 32-15 ATS (+15.5 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
DENVER is 37-22 ATS (+12.8 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
DENVER is 13-3 ATS (+9.7 Units) as a road underdog of 3.5 to 6 points over the last 2 seasons.
DENVER is 45-29 ATS (+13.1 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
DENVER is 27-13 ATS (+12.7 Units) in road games second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
DENVER is 26-15 ATS (+9.5 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 25-42 ATS (-21.2 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHOENIX is 5-4 against the spread versus DENVER over the last 3 seasons
DENVER is 6-4 straight up against PHOENIX 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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PHILADELPHIA (32 - 30) at INDIANA (41 - 22) - 4/21/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PHILADELPHIA is 16-25 ATS (-11.5 Units) second half of the season this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 9-22 ATS (-15.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 12-23 ATS (-13.3 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
INDIANA is 6-4 against the spread versus PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
INDIANA is 6-4 straight up against PHILADELPHIA 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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WASHINGTON (16 - 46) at MIAMI (45 - 17) - 4/21/2012, 7:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

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

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DALLAS (36 - 28) at CHICAGO (47 - 16) - 4/21/2012, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO is 3-1 against the spread versus DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO is 2-2 straight up against DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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PORTLAND (28 - 35) at MEMPHIS (38 - 25) - 4/21/2012, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PORTLAND is 5-3 against the spread versus MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
PORTLAND is 6-3 straight up against MEMPHIS 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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GOLDEN STATE (22 - 40) at HOUSTON (32 - 31) - 4/21/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
HOUSTON is 22-11 ATS (+9.9 Units) against Pacific division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 20-8 ATS (+11.2 Units) after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 36-24 ATS (+9.6 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 36-20 ATS (+14.0 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.
GOLDEN STATE is 20-11 ATS (+7.9 Units) in road games this season.
GOLDEN STATE is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) on Saturday games over the last 2 seasons.
GOLDEN STATE is 41-26 ATS (+12.4 Units) after a loss by 10 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
GOLDEN STATE is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in road games after 3 or more consecutive losses this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
HOUSTON is 6-3 against the spread versus GOLDEN STATE over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 7-2 straight up against GOLDEN STATE over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NEW JERSEY (22 - 41) at MILWAUKEE (29 - 33) - 4/21/2012, 8:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
MILWAUKEE is 9-0 against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
MILWAUKEE is 9-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ORLANDO (36 - 26) at UTAH (33 - 30) - 4/21/2012, 10:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
UTAH is 46-30 ATS (+13.0 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
ORLANDO is 102-73 ATS (+21.7 Units) on Saturday games since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
UTAH is 4-0 against the spread versus ORLANDO over the last 3 seasons
UTAH is 3-1 straight up against ORLANDO over the last 3 seasons
3 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NBA

Saturday, April 21

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Trend Report
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5:30 PM
DENVER vs. PHOENIX
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Phoenix is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Denver
Phoenix is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Denver

7:00 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. INDIANA
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Indiana
Philadelphia is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Indiana's last 13 games
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

7:30 PM
WASHINGTON vs. MIAMI
Washington is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games at home
Miami is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games at home

8:00 PM
PORTLAND vs. MEMPHIS
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games on the road
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Memphis's last 16 games
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

8:00 PM
GOLDEN STATE vs. HOUSTON
Golden State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Golden State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Golden State

8:00 PM
DALLAS vs. CHICAGO
Dallas is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chicago's last 16 games when playing at home against Dallas
Chicago is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Dallas

8:30 PM
NEW JERSEY vs. MILWAUKEE
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Jersey's last 12 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against New Jersey

10:30 PM
ORLANDO vs. UTAH
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Orlando's last 13 games
Orlando is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Utah
Utah is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Utah is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Orlando


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NBA

Saturday, April 21

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Pick 'n' roll: Saturday's best NBA bets
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Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns (-4.5, 210.5)

The recent head-to-head history does not bode well for Phoenix heading into Saturday's home contest against Denver. The Nuggets have won five in a row over the Suns and are 4-0-1 ATS in that span. George Karl's crew has won twice this season at home; 109-92 on February 14 and 105-99 on April 6.

Kenneth Faried, "the Manimal," averaged 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in those two games. He has been hot of late, too, with double-doubles in three of his last six outings and double-digit scoring outputs in 12 of his last 18 games. He went for 27 and 17 in an April 9 blowout of Golden State.

The Nuggets are coming off a 104-98 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday but they have not dropped back-to-back contests since March 25. The team is in good shape to snag home-court advantage in a first-round series with a few more wins down the stretch.

"I think everything is in a good scenario even though there is a nervousness and a stress to it," Karl told the Denver Post. "But it is a privilege to be stressed. It's a privilege to be in the battle to compete at the highest level of sport. We've worked very hard to get here and now it's our opportunity to go to the next step."

Pick: Nuggets


Dallas Mavericks at Chicago Bulls (N/A)

Derrick Rose has missed three consecutive games for the Bulls and he is listed as doubtful for Saturday's home showdown against Dallas. Chicago is 1-2 in those contests (1-2 ATS) and 1-3 ATS in its last four overall.

Dallas won't be missing any players due to injury, but playing time will be something to think about. They clinched a playoff spot on Thursday and are now simply jostling for seeding position, Still, head coach Rick Carlisle insists on 100 percent effort.

"We want to be playing good basketball heading into the playoffs," Carlisle told the Dallas Morning News. "We'll watch some minutes, but the emphasis is going to be on hard play, continuing to trend the right way."

The Mavericks especially don't want Dirk Nowitzki slowing down right now. The big man has heated up after a lackluster start to the season, and the last two games were no exception. Dirk dropped 40 on Utah in an overtime loss on Monday before scoring 35 in a 117-110 win over Houston on Wednesday.

Pick: Mavericks

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/21/2012 11:44 AM

NBA
Dunkel

Denver at Phoenix
The Suns look to build on their 11-1 ATS record in their last 12 games as a favorite. Phoenix is the pick (-4) according to Dunkel, which has the Suns favored by 6. Dunkel Pick: Phoenix (-4). Here are all of today's picks

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Game 501-502: Denver at Phoenix (5:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Denver 119.034; Phoenix 124.867
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 6; 218
Vegas Line & Total: Phoenix by 4; 210 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Phoenix (-4); Over

Game 503-504: Philadelphia at Indiana (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia 115.803; Indiana 127.055
Dunkel Line & Total: Indiana by 11; 185
Vegas Line & Total: Indiana by 4 1/2; 190
Dunkel Pick: Indiana (-4 1/2); Under

Game 505-506: Washington at Miami (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 113.629; Miami 129.208
Dunkel Line & Total: Miami by 15 1/2; 197
Vegas Line & Total: Miami by 14; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Miami (-14); N/A

Game 507-508: Dallas at Chicago (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 115.186; Chicago 126.085
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 11; 195
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago by 8 1/2; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (-8 1/2); N/A

Game 509-510: Portland at Memphis (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Portland 112.079; Memphis 119.097
Dunkel Line & Total: Memphis by 7; 183
Vegas Line & Total: Memphis by 8 1/2; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Portland (+8 1/2); N/A

Game 511-512: Golden State at Houston (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Golden State 109.475; Houston 119.340
Dunkel Line & Total: Houston 10; 209
Vegas Line & Total: Houston by 13; 203 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Golden State (+13); Over

Game 513-514: New Jersey at Milwaukee (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Jersey 112.618; Milwaukee 123.674
Dunkel Line & Total: Milwaukee by 11; 197
Vegas Line & Total: Milwaukee by 9; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-9); N/A

Game 515-516: Orlando at Utah (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Orlando 116.934; Utah 124.479
Dunkel Line & Total: Utah by 7 1/2; 192
Vegas Line & Total: Utah by 9; 194 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Orlando (+9); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/21/2012 11:45 AM

NBA
Short Sheet

Saturday, April 21

Denver at Phoenix, 5:35 ET ESPN
Denver: 13-3 ATS as a road underdog of 3.5 to 6 points
Phoenix: 11-30 ATS w/ double revenge

Philadelphia at Indiana, 7:05 ET
Philadelphia: 12-3 Under if the total is between 190 and 199.5
Indiana: 16-29 ATS off home win

Washington at Miami, 7:35 ET
Washington: 1-7 ATS off BB ATS wins
Miami: 137-95 Under off win by 10+ at home

Dallas at Chicago, 8:05 ET ESPN
Dallas: 8-0 Under if they made 95% of their FT's or better
Chicago: 40-19 ATS off BB road games

Portland at Memphis, 8:05 ET
Portland: 8-1 ATS off BB losses by 10+
Memphis: 10-1 ATS after allowing 85 pts or less

Golden State at Houston, 8:05 ET
Golden State: 13-0 ATS Away off BB losses
Houston: 7-0 Over off 4+ ATS losses

New Jersey at Milwaukee, 8:35 ET
New Jersey: 5-1 Over vs. division loss
Milwaukee: 36-10 ATS vs. Atlantic Division

Orlando at Utah, 10:35 ET ESPN
Orlando: 0-4 ATS vs. Utah
Utah: 20-10 Under if the total is between 190 and 199.5

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/21/2012 11:54 AM

Early Games:

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

04/20/12 15-­11-­1 57.69% +­1380 Detail
04/19/12 17-­6-­1 73.91% +­5910 Detail
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 202-­168-­9 54.59% +13310

Saturday, April 21

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Miami - 1:05 PM ET Miami +150 500
Washington - Under 6.5 500

Texas - 1:05 PM ET Texas +142 500
Detroit - Over 7 500

Cincinnati - 1:05 PM ET Cincinnati -124 500
Chi. Cubs - Under 7.5 500

San Francisco - 1:10 PM ET San Francisco -101 500
NY Mets - Over 7.5 500

NY Yankees - 4:05 PM ET Boston -105 500
Boston - Over 11 500

Chi. White Sox - 4:05 PM ET Chi. White Sox -103 500
Seattle - Over 7.5 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:27510 Followers:33
04/21/2012 11:54 AM

Early Games:

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

04/20/12 15-­11-­1 57.69% +­1380 Detail
04/19/12 17-­6-­1 73.91% +­5910 Detail
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 202-­168-­9 54.59% +13310

Saturday, April 21

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Miami - 1:05 PM ET Miami +150 500
Washington - Under 6.5 500

Texas - 1:05 PM ET Texas +142 500
Detroit - Over 7 500

Cincinnati - 1:05 PM ET Cincinnati -124 500
Chi. Cubs - Under 7.5 500

San Francisco - 1:10 PM ET San Francisco -101 500
NY Mets - Over 7.5 500

NY Yankees - 4:05 PM ET Boston -105 500
Boston - Over 11 500

Chi. White Sox - 4:05 PM ET Chi. White Sox -103 500
Seattle - Over 7.5 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/21/2012 03:01 PM

Saturday's Betting tips: Kemp going off in L.A.

Who’s hot

NBA: The Pacers are 5-0 ATS in their last five overall and 4-0 ATS in their last four against the Eastern Conference

NBA: The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last five overall and the under is 5-1 in their last six overall.

NHL: The Coyotes are 8-1 in their last nine overall.

NHL: The Devils are 8-2 in their last 10 overall.

MLB: The Dodgers are 5-1 in Clayton Kershaw's last six road starts.

MLB: The Rangers are 6-0 in their last six road games.

Who’s not

NBA: The Rockets are 0-6 ATS in their last six overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games.

NBA: The Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last six overall.

NHL: The Senators are 3-13 in their last 16 playoff games as underdogs.

NHL: The over is 1-5-1 in the last seven meetings between St. Louis and San Jose.

MLB: The Padres are 1-7 in their last eight overall.

MLB: The Cubs are 0-6 in their last six overall and 1-4 in their last five home games.

Key stat

8 – Number of home runs belted by the Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp through 14 games this season. Kemp has homered in each of the first two games of the current series in Houston and he has six dingers in his last seven outings. The outfielder, who finished runner-up in National League MVP voting last year, is hitting .481 with 20 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

Injuries that shouldn’t be overlooked

Are the Golden State Warriors going to be able to field a team on Saturday when they visit Houston? Andrew Bogut has been hurt since being acquired, David Lee is out for the season, and Stephen Curry has not played in a month. Now, both Nate Robinson (hamstring) and Andris Biedrins (concussion) are listed as questionable.

The Rockets have a few issues of their own. Kevin Martin (shoulder) and Marcus Camby (back) are questionable for Saturday. Houston is an overwhelming -12.5 favorite.

Biggest games on the slate

Dallas Mavericks at Chicago Bulls (N/A)

Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins (-180, 5)

Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers (-151, 7)

Notable quotable

“We knew they would be a very hungry team and they proved that. You knew Marty (Martin Brodeur) would have a bounce-back game. There would be no easy goals. They needed to be desperate and they were. They didn’t want to go down 3-1. It’s anyone’s series." -- Florida Panthers' ’’ goalie Scott Clemmensen, who gave up four goals in his first postseason start in Game 4 against the New Jersey Devils (New Jesey won 4-0). The series is tied at two apiece heading back to Florida on Saturday.

Tips and notes

LeBron James has led the Miami Heat in scoring in each of the past 12 games. He may do it again on Saturday because Chris Bosh (lower body) is questionable for Saturday's home date with Washington. Ronny Turiaf (hamstring) is also questionable. James has scored at least 27 points in each of his last four outings and has double-doubles in two of those contests.

Don't look now, but the Atlanta Braves are leading the entire major leagues in runs scored. Atlanta, almost always led by its pitching and expected to do the same once again this season, has crossed the plate 84 times in 14 games. No other team has reached the 80-run mark. The Braves have scored a ridiculous 42 runs in their last four games. They are looking to win the first three games of a series at Arizona on Saturday.

Yes the games have been close (in fact, all four have gone to overtime), but the Blackhawks may be developing a mental block of some sort when it comes to facing the Coyotes. Phoenix leads the Western Conference quarterfinal series 3-1 and it also won the last three games of the regular-season series with Chicago. That means the Coyotes are 6-1 in their last seven overall against Chicago. They can advance to the conference semis with a win at home on Saturday.





Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/21/2012 03:06 PM

Armadillo: Saturday's six-pack

-- NCAA wanted East regional semis/finals at Madison Square Garden next March, with that building turning 75 years old, but the dates aren’t available, so it looks like it’ll be at the Nets’ new arena in Brooklyn, or the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

-- Nashville Predators are first team to advance in the NHL playoffs, as they sent the Red Wings home in five short games.

-- Penguins' 3-2 win over Philly makes the over 17-2-1 in Pittsburgh's last 20 games overall. Lot of pressure on the Flyers now to win Game 6.

-- Phillies have now won their last 13 games at Petco Park in San Diego.

-- Angels are 4-10, and already 7.5 games behind the Rangers.

-- St Francis PA fired its basketball coach this week, and quickly named the AD’s son as interim coach- he’s been an assistant there for the last 12 (dismal) years of Red Flash basketball. What do you think his chances of getting the permanent job are?


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Armadillo: Saturday's List of 13: Random thoughts on a spring weekend.......

13) Celtics played their 12th game in 17 nights Friday; how did the NBA Players’ Union agree to this schedule? The product this season has been very poor. Teams like Charlotte and the Warriors appear to be tanking games. Bobcats are 4-14 AGAINST THE SPREAD in their last 18 games, (0-18 SU). Not good.

12) CBSSports.com reports that last year in this country, 19 new golf courses opened, 158 closed, the 6th year in row more courses closed than opened. I always thought owning a driving range would be a fun job.

11) Kids who get drafted by NFL teams cannot report for minicamps until their school has graduation that spring; Stanford’s calendar runs later than most schools, so Andrew Luck will miss some off-season time in Indianapolis. Curious to see if they start Luck right from the beginning.

By the way, lot of people think that horseshoes are lucky and Colts have horsehoes on their helmets, so it figures that Oliver Luck would play with them. You won't get lame humor like that on this website, though.

10) Guy that owns the Orlando Magic is 86; interesting to see who he sides with in this Dwight Howard/Stan Van Gundy fiasco, or if he just lets both of them walk and starts over. Like we said before, if I owned the Magic, I’d hand Howard a clipboard, and tell him either you coach the team or shut up and listen to the guy that does coach it. Take your pick.

9) Fenway Park turns 100 years old this week; some national scribe wrote how its still the nicest ballpark. Like hell it is; they do as good as they can do sprucing Fenway up, but its old and small and not nearly as nice as most of the new ballparks. If a ballpark has a retractable roof and a swimming pool (Phoenix/Miami) it has to be nicer than Fenway. Not even close.

8) The defending Super Bowl champ has won its opener the next season 12 years in a row.

7) Jets face four of LY’s top six defenses in first five weeks of the season; most of their primetime games are in the second half of the year. Think the networks want Tim Tebow starting in primetime?

6) Charlie Casserly, the former Redskin/Texan GM, is very good on NFL Network; he has an odd voice, but is outspoken and knowledgeable. Figures to be a busy week on Channel 212, with the draft coming up Thursday.

5) From the Tell Your Statistics to Shut Up Dept: Packers gave up the most yards of any NFL team LY. That’s how much that stat means, unless you put it in context.

4) Cautionary note about Robert Griffin III: He played in same college offense as Kevin Kolb, who hasn’t had much NFL success so far.

3) The Steelers throwback jerseys are unspeakably hideous. Horizontal black/gold stripes- they look like bumble bees who got caught committing a felony.

2) Phoenix-Chicago series in NHL playoffs is first one since 1951 Stanley Cup finals to go OT in each of the first four games. Visiting team won three of those four.

1) Want to win a bet? Only hole-in-one on a par 4 in PGA Tour history was Andrew Magee at the Phoenix Open in 1992, on a 332-yard hole, where the guys on the green were so surprised, the ball hit off one of their putters and rolled into the hole. One of the golfers on the green was Gary Nicklaus, Jack’s son.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/21/2012 03:08 PM

Struggling Bulls host Dallas on Saturday night

DALLAS MAVERICKS (36-28)

at CHICAGO BULLS (47-16)


Tip-off: Saturday, 8:05 p.m. ET
Line: Chicago -6½, Total: 181½

Chicago continues its limp to the regular-season finish line when it hosts Dallas on Saturday night.

The Bulls actually still have work to do to clinch the No. 1 seed in the East, and they’ll probably be without reigning MVP Derrick Rose (foot) again. The Mavs are traveling from Dallas after a 10-point home win (but no cover) over Golden State on Friday. Can the Bulls win big on Saturday night? For the answer, connect to the NBA Three-at-Three Pass for ATS picks covering all the marquee NBA games each day. The NBA Pass is a sizzling 33-17-1 ATS (66%) in April, including a tremendous 17-6-1 ATS (74%) since April 12.

The aging Mavs won’t exactly be fresh coming into this game. They were underwhelming in a 104-94 win over Golden State on Friday, shooting just 3-for-19 from three, but simply overpowering a short-handed Warriors front line (a 52-to-35 rebounding edge). PF Dirk Nowitzki (21.7 PPG) coasted through 27 minutes, scoring 16 points on 7-for-14 FG but getting to the line for just two shots. Still, he’s averaging 27.7 PPG over the past six games. Sixth man Jason Terry (15.1 PPG) had been shooting well going into Friday, but scored just nine points on 4-of-12 FG and 1-for-8 from three in the win. And PG Jason Kidd (6.2 PPG, 5.5 APG) was scoreless, missing all three of his shots, over 22 minutes.

PG Delonte West (9.6 PPG) continued on his hot streak, scoring 16 points on 5-for-10 FG. He’s now averaging 16.8 PPG on 57.6% FG over his past five games. And SG Vince Carter (10.1 PPG) has shown rare aggressiveness of late. He’s averaging 20.0 PPG over his past three games despite shooting just 42.9% FG. That’s because he’s gotten to the line for 20 free throws over those games, hitting 19. Prior to Monday, he was getting to the line for just 1.6 FT attempts per game. The FoxSheets provide this four-star trend siding with the Mavericks:

DALLAS is 20-3 ATS (87.0%, +16.7 Units) off 2 or more consecutive home wins over the last 2 seasons. The average score was DALLAS 99.3, OPPONENT 92.5 - (Rating = 4*).

Chicago has adjusted fairly well to life without Rose (22.5 PPG, 7.9 APG), who has missed 26 games so far this year and was reportedly still limping on Friday. The Bulls are a respectable 17-9 SU and 14-12 ATS without him this season, though one of those losses came Thursday at Miami, when they mustered just 72 points in an 83-72 loss. The Bulls did get SF Luol Deng (15.3 PPG) back in that game, though he scored just 11 points on 5-for-15 FG and missed all four of his threes.

The big concern with Rose out is the erratic play of back-up PG C.J. Watson (10.1 PPG, 4.0 APG). Watson has played well enough at times that, when Rose was back in the lineup but struggling a week ago, Tom Thibodeau let Watson close out an overtime win over the Heat at home. But more often Watson has performed at a D-League caliber level. Over his past nine starts, Watson is averaging 8.2 PPG on 29.4% FG, 4.8 APG and 2.8 TOPG. He was torched in Miami on Thursday, scoring two points and missing all three of his field goal attempts, with four assists and three turnovers in 20 minutes. Chicago turned to John Lucas (7.2 PPG) in that game, though he was inefficient himself, scoring 16 points on 16 shots.

SG Richard Hamilton (11.7 PPG) had back-to-back 22-point games, against bottom-feeders Washington and Charlotte, before being held to just six points in the Miami loss. Chicago has gotten strong production out of C Joakim Noah (10.1 PPG, 9.7 RPG) lately. Noah had 15 points on 5-for-5 FG and 10 rebounds in the Miami loss. He’s averaging 13.3 PPG on 63.6% FG, 10.8 RPG and 2.5 BPG over his past four contests. The FoxSheets have a three-star trend favoring the Bulls:

Play On - Favorites of 3.5 to 9.5 points (CHICAGO) - a very good team (>=+7 PPG differential) against an average team (+/- 3 PPG differential), after a combined score of 175 points or less 2 straight games. (31-9 since 1996.) (77.5%, +21.1 units. Rating = 3*).

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04/21/2012 03:12 PM

Hoop Trends - Saturday

April 21, 2012


SU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Wizards are 0-13 ATS (-12.9 ppg) since November 28, 2009 after a win in which they scored less than 15% of their points from the free throw line.


OU TREND OF THE DAY:


The Pacers are 0-16-1 OU (-12.2 ppg) since January 24, 2003 as a home favorite with at least one day of rest after a win in which they committed fewer than ten turnovers.


PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:


The Wizards are 0-11 ATS (-8.0 ppg) since December 05, 2010 on the road after a win at home in which John Wall was not the Wizards’ high scorer.


CHOICE TREND:


The Magic are 0-12 OU (-8.2 ppg) since January 29, 2006 off a loss of four points or fewer as a dog in which they trailed by double digits.


TODAY’S TRENDS:


The Pacers are 11-0-2 ATS (5.0 ppg) since February 09, 2008 as a favorite with at least one day of rest after a win in which their field goal attempt per turnover ratio was at least eight.

The Rockets are 0-10 OU (-13.7 ppg) since November 19, 2003 as a favorite with at least one day of rest after a game in which they attmpted at least 10 more three pointers than their season-to-date average.

The Wizards are 0-12-2 OU (-11.5 ppg) since April 13, 2009 with at least one day of rest after a win in which they shot at least 50% from the field.

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04/21/2012 03:13 PM

Dallas Mavericks Visit Chicago Bulls Saturday

Saturday will prove to be the most important day of the season for several NBA playoff hopefuls.

An early tilt in Phoenix (5:30 p.m. ET) could impact no less than five clubs before day’s end. Denver (34-28) comes to town as the Western Conference No. 7 seed trailing Dallas by only one game in the win column, and leads both Phoenix and Utah by a 1.5-games for the No. 8 seed. Phoenix and Utah are tied for the No. 8 seed but, by virtue of a tiebreaker, Phoenix would get in and Utah would not.

Bettors backing the Suns since the All-Star break have cashed 20 of 29, including 14-4 against the number in their last 18 at US Airways Center. Phoenix head coach Alvin Gentry has maintained his 10 player rotation but has steadily increased his starter’s minutes over the last few games as the Suns enter this crucial season ending stretch.

After facing Denver on Saturday, the Suns have a couple of days off before traveling to Utah on Tuesday to face the Jazz in what is shaping up to be a playoff play-in game. “Denver on the road” has been music to the ears of NBA bettors all season long; the Nuggets are now 19-11 against the spread when they play away from home.

Denver is 2-0 straight up and against the spread vs. Phoenix this season, winning by 17 and six points respectively. Both games fell 'under' the posted totals.

The Dallas Mavericks play their second game is as many nights Saturday at Chicago's United Center vs. the Eastern Conference-leading Bulls. The reigning NBA champions play the 'tanking' Golden State Warriors on Friday, and based on the Warriors' recent play, Dallas should be able to win and rest some key players in preparation for the Bulls. Dallas is coming off a grueling stretch of games that include two overtime losses on consecutive days to the Lakers and the Jazz, both on the road.

The Bulls are trying to hold off the hard-charging Miami Heat, who now only trail Chicago by a game and a half with three games remaining for Chicago and four games remaining for Miami. Derrick Rose is listed as doubtful to play Saturday vs. Dallas, a situation Chicago has become accustomed to for 25+ games this season.

Do not underestimate the value of the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Chicago, 24-7 at home, only trail the Heat, 27-4 at the home this season, for the best home-court mark in the East.

This will be the first meeting between Chicago and Dallas this season. To no one’s surprise, Dirk Nowitzki has delivered for the Mavericks down the stretch and will again prove to be a very tough cover Saturday in Chicago.

With just two games remaining after their Saturday showdown vs. 'da Bulls, Dallas is staring at a first-round playoff matchup vs. the very team they swept out of last year’s NBA playoffs...yep, those Los Angeles Lakers.

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