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04/22/2012 10:40 AM

NBA
Dunkel

Oklahoma City at LA Lakers
The Thunder look to take advantage of a Lakers team that is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 home games. OKC is the pick (-1) according to Dunkel, which has the Thunder favored by 3. Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-1). Here are all of today's picks

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

Game 701-702: New York at Atlanta (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New York 119.275; Atlanta 129.291
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 10; 187
Vegas Line & Total: Atlanta by 2 1/2; 191
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-2 1/2); Under

Game 703-704: Oklahoma City at LA Lakers (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma City 123.611; LA Lakers 120.558
Dunkel Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 3; 196
Vegas Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 1; 200
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-1); Under

Game 705-706: Sacramento at Charlotte (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Sacramento 110.014; Charlotte 102.029
Dunkel Line & Total: Sacramento by 8; 199
Vegas Line & Total: Sacramento by 4; 195
Dunkel Pick: Sacramento (-4); Over

Game 707-708: Toronto at Detroit (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 113.701; Detroit 113.737
Dunkel Line & Total: Even; 193
Vegas Line & Total: Detroit by 5; 188
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+5); Over

Game 709-710: Houston at Miami (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston 115.003; Miami 126.445
Dunkel Line & Total: Miami by 11 1/2; 191
Vegas Line & Total: Miami by 7 1/2; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Miami (-7 1/2); N/A

Game 711-712: Cleveland at San Antonio (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland 113.279; San Antonio 125.795
Dunkel Line & Total: San Antonio by 12 1/2; 211
Vegas Line & Total: San Antonio by 14 1/2; 205
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (+14 1/2); Over

Game 713-714: Golden State at Minnesota (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Golden State 109.812; Minnesota 111.665
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 2; 206
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota by 5; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Golden State (+5); N/A

Game 715-716: Orlando at Denver (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Orlando 116.389; Denver 121.173
Dunkel Line & Total: Denver by 5; 199
Vegas Line & Total: Denver by 10; 203 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Orlando (+10); Under

Game 717-718: New Orleans at LA Clippers (9:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Orleans 117.602; LA Clippers 125.923
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Clippers by 8 1/2; 186
Vegas Line & Total: LA Clippers by 10 1/2; 182 1/2
Dunkel Pick: New Orleans (+10 1/2); Over

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04/22/2012 10:45 AM

NBA
Long Sheet

Sunday, April 22

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NEW YORK (33 - 30) at ATLANTA (38 - 25) - 4/22/2012, 1:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW YORK is 80-66 ATS (+7.4 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
NEW YORK is 42-25 ATS (+14.5 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
NEW YORK is 26-15 ATS (+9.5 Units) second half of the season this season.
NEW YORK is 41-28 ATS (+10.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

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

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OKLAHOMA CITY (46 - 17) at LA LAKERS (40 - 24) - 4/22/2012, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 137-110 ATS (+16.0 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 72-52 ATS (+14.8 Units) in road games over the last 3 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 26-37 ATS (-14.7 Units) in all games this season.
LA LAKERS are 31-47 ATS (-20.7 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 16-25 ATS (-11.5 Units) second half of the season this season.
LA LAKERS are 6-14 ATS (-9.4 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent this season.
LA LAKERS are 3-13 ATS (-11.3 Units) in home games after allowing 105 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 24-37 ATS (-16.7 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
OKLAHOMA CITY is 9-6 against the spread versus LA LAKERS over the last 3 seasons
LA LAKERS is 9-6 straight up against OKLAHOMA CITY over the last 3 seasons
9 of 15 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SACRAMENTO (20 - 43) at CHARLOTTE (7 - 55) - 4/22/2012, 6:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SACRAMENTO is 26-37 ATS (-14.7 Units) in all games this season.
SACRAMENTO is 1-10 ATS (-10.0 Units) in April games this season.
SACRAMENTO is 26-46 ATS (-24.6 Units) against Southeast division opponents since 1996.
CHARLOTTE is 21-40 ATS (-23.0 Units) in all games this season.
CHARLOTTE is 21-37 ATS (-19.7 Units) as an underdog this season.
CHARLOTTE is 9-21 ATS (-14.1 Units) in home games this season.
CHARLOTTE is 10-22 ATS (-14.2 Units) in April games over the last 3 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 14-25 ATS (-13.5 Units) second half of the season this season.
CHARLOTTE is 5-19 ATS (-15.9 Units) after scoring 85 points or less this season.
CHARLOTTE is 13-26 ATS (-15.6 Units) after 3 or more consecutive losses this season.

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

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TORONTO (22 - 41) at DETROIT (23 - 40) - 4/22/2012, 6:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DETROIT is 30-17 ATS (+11.3 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 6-4 against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
TORONTO is 6-4 straight up against DETROIT 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 (33 - 31) at MIAMI (45 - 18) - 4/22/2012, 6:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
MIAMI is 3-1 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
MIAMI is 4-0 straight up against HOUSTON 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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CLEVELAND (21 - 41) at SAN ANTONIO (46 - 16) - 4/22/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 39-53 ATS (-19.3 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 40-20 ATS (+18.0 Units) in all games this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 31-15 ATS (+14.5 Units) as a favorite this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 22-8 ATS (+13.2 Units) in home games this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 29-9 ATS (+19.1 Units) second half of the season this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) in non-conference games this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 37-22 ATS (+12.8 Units) after a win by 10 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 54-36 ATS (+14.4 Units) after scoring 105 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) after 3 or more consecutive wins this season.
SAN ANTONIO is 297-245 ATS (+27.5 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 35-21 ATS (+11.9 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN ANTONIO is 4-1 against the spread versus CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
SAN ANTONIO is 4-1 straight up against CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
5 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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GOLDEN STATE (22 - 41) at MINNESOTA (26 - 38) - 4/22/2012, 7:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

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

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ORLANDO (36 - 27) at DENVER (35 - 28) - 4/22/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ORLANDO is 18-41 ATS (-27.1 Units) in road games after 3 or more consecutive overs since 1996.
ORLANDO is 20-32 ATS (-15.2 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 27-40 ATS (-17.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 10-21 ATS (-13.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
DENVER is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) against Southeast division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
DENVER is 31-16 ATS (+13.4 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in road games after a loss by 10 points or more this season.
DENVER is 7-15 ATS (-9.5 Units) in home games second half of the season this season.
DENVER is 129-177 ATS (-65.7 Units) when playing on back-to-back days since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
DENVER is 4-0 against the spread versus ORLANDO over the last 3 seasons
DENVER is 3-2 straight up against ORLANDO 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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NEW ORLEANS (20 - 43) at LA CLIPPERS (39 - 24) - 4/22/2012, 9:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW ORLEANS is 32-21 ATS (+8.9 Units) as an underdog this season.
NEW ORLEANS is 76-51 ATS (+19.9 Units) when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.
NEW ORLEANS is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in road games off an upset win as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
LA CLIPPERS are 16-32 ATS (-19.2 Units) against Southwest division opponents over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NEW ORLEANS is 7-2 against the spread versus LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
NEW ORLEANS is 7-2 straight up against LA CLIPPERS 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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04/22/2012 10:46 AM

NBA

Sunday, April 22

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Trend Report
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1:00 PM
NEW YORK vs. ATLANTA
New York is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against New York

3:30 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY vs. LA LAKERS
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games at home
LA Lakers are 16-5 SU in their last 21 games at home

6:00 PM
TORONTO vs. DETROIT
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games
Toronto is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Toronto
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto

6:00 PM
HOUSTON vs. MIAMI
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 10 games when playing at home against Houston
Miami is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Houston

6:00 PM
SACRAMENTO vs. CHARLOTTE
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Sacramento is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
Charlotte is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

7:00 PM
CLEVELAND vs. SAN ANTONIO
Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
San Antonio is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Cleveland

7:00 PM
GOLDEN STATE vs. MINNESOTA
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Golden State's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Golden State's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Golden State
Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Golden State

8:00 PM
ORLANDO vs. DENVER
Orlando is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Denver
Orlando is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Denver
Denver is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games at home
Denver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

9:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS vs. LA CLIPPERS
New Orleans is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games at home
LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games

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04/22/2012 10:49 AM

NBA

Sunday, April 22

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Thunder at Lakers: What bettors need to know
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Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers (1, 200)

THE STORY: With just a few games left in the regular season slate, the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder are still fighting for position in the West. The Thunder sit one-half game behind the San Antonio Spurs for the top spot while the Lakers sit in third, one-half game ahead of the Los Angeles Clippers. Kobe Bryant’s return from a seven-game absence wasn't much help for Los Angeles in a blowout loss to the Spurs Friday.

TV: 3:30 p.m. ABC

ABOUT THE THUNDER (46-17, 35-28 ATS): Oklahoma City is a game back of San Antonio in the loss column and sits on the wrong side of the tiebreaker, so the No. 1 seed is getting closer to a long shot with three games left. Sunday marks the final road contest for the Thunder, who own the best road record in the West at 21-11.

Oklahoma City has had a relatively easy slate in April, with only two of its last eight games against teams that have clinched playoff berths. Of course, the Thunder dropped both of those to the Clippers. They have yet to lose to the Lakers this season, taking a 100-85 decision at Staples Center on Feb. 23 and winning at home, 102-93, on March 29.

ABOUT THE LAKERS (40-24, 27-37 ATS): Los Angeles has missed two opportunities to help out the Thunder in the last week, dropping a 112-91 decision at home to San Antonio Tuesday and falling at the Spurs, 121-97, Friday. Bryant, who had sat out due to a left shin bruise, went 7 for 12 from the floor for 18 points in 29 minutes.

“I’m back now,” Bryant told reporters after the game. “It took me a half. The second half it felt like I was back in a good rhythm.”

In Bryant’s absence, Los Angeles had gotten strong play from Metta World Peace in addition to Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol. World Peace is averaging 16.3 points over the last nine games, up from his season average of 7.6.

TRENDS:

* Under is 5-1 in the last six meetings.
* Favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
* Thunder are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Pacific.
* Lakers are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games overall.

BUZZER BEATERS:

1. The Thunder have won in each of their last two trips to Staples Center

2. Bryant has averaged 24.9 points in 55 career games against the Oklahoma City franchise.

3. Kevin Durant is at the same 24.9 points in 16 career games against the Lakers.

PREDICTION: Thunder 106, Lakers 97

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04/22/2012 10:50 AM

NBA

Sunday, April 22

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Pick 'n' roll: Sunday's best NBA bets
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New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks (-3.5, 191)

Carmelo Anthony scored a league-best 30.6 points in the 13 straight games Amare Stoudemire missed with a bulging disc, as the Knicks went 9-4. When Stoudemire returned Friday, Anthony looked out of sorts and shot 5 for 13 with four turnovers.

As Stoudemire works off the rust and Melo adjusts to fewer touches, New York could continue to struggle.

Now the Knicks visit Atlanta, which has won three straight, including a 97-92 home win over depleted Boston on Friday. Joe Johnson scored 30 on 11-of-18 shooting, but the Hawks played down to the level of the Celtics’ scrubs.

“We were just careless,” forward Josh Smith said. “When you get geared up to play a team with the high potential of Boston and you come out right before the game see that [their starters] are not going to play, I don’t know if it does something mentally to you but … it makes it unpredictable.”

Atlanta won’t have any trouble getting up for New York. And the Hawks are on the verge of clinching homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.

Pick: Hawks


Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons (-5, 187.5)

The Raptors have been blown out in their last two games by average of 23 points.

But the Pistons haven’t been any better. They’ve dropped seven of nine, including Thursday’s 91-80 loss to Minnesota in which they had a 1-for-20 shooting stretch in the first half.

Neither team has broken 90 points in its last two outings. The Pistons rank 28th in scoring, and the Raptors rank 27th. Toronto point guard Jose Calderon (10.5 ppg, 8.8 apg) is expected to remain sidelined with his eye injury.

The under is 8-3 in Toronto’s last 11 games.

Pick: Under


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04/22/2012 11:00 AM

Sunday's Tip Sheet

April 22, 2012

New York at Atlanta (ESPN, 1:05 p.m.)

The Hawks nearly played the part of extremely rude host on Friday night.

Boston showed up, hat in hand, with Doc Rivers resting future Hall of Famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in addition to the injured Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Mickael Pietrus. Enjoy the gift, Boston basically said, opting to put health and rest for its team over homecourt advantage in a first-round series that will likely open next weekend.

Atlanta nearly returned the thoughtful gesture as if it were a wedding gift given more than one year later.

Despite Joe Johnson's 30 points, the Hawks nearly fumbled away a substantial edge in the fourth quarter and held on for a 97-92 win. New York was having its own issues, stumbling to a 98-90 loss in Cleveland that made the outlook for catching Orlando for the No. 6 seed bleak. The Knicks are left to jockey for the final two positions in the Eastern Conference playoff picture with Philadelphia, with whoever finishes No. 7 likely to draw the Miami Heat.

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Of greater importance to former Hawks coach Mike Woodson and Knicks nation is developing chemistry and cohesion with Amar'e Stoudemire returning to the starting lineup. The Knicks forward returned from a back ailment on Friday with some spring in his step, but was unable to spark his surging team or co-exist effectively with Carmelo Anthony, who went back to his conventional small forward spot. Look for that to be the focus in front of what should be a packed house at Atlanta's Philips Arena that's likely to include a vocal contingent of Knicks fans.

Woodson, who coached the Hawks from 2004-10, was elevated to interim head coach on Mar. 14 upon Mike D'Antoni's dismissal and has guided the team to a playoff appearance. He's already lost, 100-90, in his return to Atlanta on Mar. 30 thanks to unexpected bench production from Willie Green (8-for-9, 20 points) helping offset a 36-point night from Anthony and a career-high 25 points from Georgia Tech product Iman Shumpert, who thrived in his return to the area.

Stoudemire was out for that game but had 10 rebounds in the only other meeting between these teams, a Jeremy Lin-led 99-82 rout at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 22 that seems like forever and a day ago. Because that result was produced by D'Antoni's system and came in the midst of Linsanity, there isn't much to take from that first encounter.

Expect the keys to this one to include stopping Jeff Teague from getting the Hawks transition game going, Shumpert and Landry Fields attempting to limit Joe Johnson, Stoudemire getting re-acclimated to a major role and Josh Smith and Anthony going at one another. Zaza Pachulia remains out for Atlanta, but Erick Dampier could return to help Jason Collins deal with Tyson Chandler in the post, giving the Hawks a fighting chance on the boards.

Atlanta opened as a 3 ½-point favorite but the number is sitting at 2 ½-points at most shops. The total is 191.

Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers (ABC, 3:35 p.m.)

In a huge game for both teams, the L.A. Lakers hope to prevent the Oklahoma City Thunder from sweeping all three encounters in this lockout-shortened season.

Not only is this a matter of pride for Laker nation, but also a must-win if they want to keep the Clippers behind them in the race for the Pacific Division and the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. OKC is in its own race for the top spot with San Antonio, which holds the tie-breaker should the teams end up with identical records.

Kobe Bryant returned from resting a shin injury that resulted in two weeks of inactivity, but struggled to make an impact against the Spurs in a 121-97 loss on Friday. Bryant, who pledged to be a more effective teammate after watching Andrew Bynum and Ramon Sessions thrive with greater responsibility, took few shots and early and picked his spot, ultimately finishing 7-for-12 from the field for a team-high 18 points.

His effort against the Thunder this season hasn't been as efficient, nor his shot selection as judicious. In the Feb. 24 loss in Oklahoma City, Bryant shot 7-for-24 and came up empty in clutch situations despite not having to face Thunder stopper Thabo Sefolosha. OKC's top perimeter defender was back for the Mar. 30 meeting at Staples Center and helped hold Bryant to 7-for-25 shooting in a game where Andrew Bynum's 10-for-15 night and a 30-18 first-quarter lead wound up wasted.

Los Angeles natives Russell Westbrook and James Harden look forward to coming home and thriving against the team they grew up watching, so count on an emotional effort from both, especially given what's at stake. Bynum has been on a tear, so another point of emphasis is going to be how he fares against Kendrick Perkins and the NBA's top shot-blocker, Serge Ibaka.

Another interesting story line revolves around Derek Fisher, who received a standing ovation when he checked in off the Thunder bench last month. Often the defensive scapegoat against elite athletes like Westbrook, Fisher has found a more suitable role knocking down perimeter looks and leaving the playmaking to Harden in OKC's second unit.

Given the ties that bind them and the likelihood these teams run into each other in next month's Western Conference semifinals, count on plenty of messages being sent in what should be a physical showdown. Oklahoma City has earned the rebounding edge in both games and imposed its will. Count on the Lakers looking to reverse that trend at home as they ratchet up their intensity with the playoffs looming.

The Thunder are listed as one-point road favorites over the Lakers, while the total is hovering between 199 and 200 points.

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04/22/2012 11:04 AM

Surging Hawks seek rare win over Knicks Sunday


NEW YORK KNICKS (33-30)

at ATLANTA HAWKS (38-25)


Tip-off: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET
Line: Atlanta -3½, Total: 191

Two teams trying to peak towards the postseason meet in Atlanta when the surging Hawks take on a Knicks team that has thrived in this series.

The Knicks are 8-4 (SU and ATS) in the past dozen meetings with the Hawks, and 7-2 ATS in their past nine trips to Atlanta. But the Hawks are 7-2 (6-3 ATS) in April and 21-9 SU at home this season. Who will win this Eastern Conference showdown? 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 34-17-1 ATS (67%) in April, including a tremendous 18-6-1 ATS (75%) since April 12.

The Knicks have won four of six (SU and ATS), thanks to an offense averaging 101.8 PPG on 47% FG and 42% threes in these half-dozen contests. But points haven’t come easy on the road this year (95.1 PPG) and New York carries a 12-19 road mark (13-18 ATS) into Sunday’s matchup.

Knicks star PF Amar’e Stoudemire (back) returned to the court in Friday’s 98-90 loss in Cleveland, but was understandably rusty in his first game since March 6. He scored 15 points and blocked four shots in 27 minutes, but had just three rebounds, three turnovers and five fouls. But Stoudemire should have a big afternoon against the Hawks considering he’s scored 23.1 PPG on 52% FG in 17 career meetings. New York's other star, SF Carmelo Anthony, was held to 12 points and one rebound in Friday’s loss, but he still has 29.8 PPG on 50.2% FG in his past 12 contests. This scoring binge began with a 36-point barrage in his last trip to Atlanta on March 30. With both PG Jeremy Lin (knee) and Baron Davis (illness) not playing on Friday, third-string PG Mike Bibby scored 12 points -- his second-highest point total of the season -- with four assists and two steals against the Cavs. He now has 18 assists and just two turnovers in the past three games. The FoxSheets provide this three-star trend siding with the Knicks:

ATLANTA is 5-20 ATS (20.0%, -17.0 Units) in home games after playing a game as a home favorite over the last 2 seasons. The average score was ATLANTA 92.8, OPPONENT 95.5 - (Rating = 3*).

Atlanta has outscored its opponents 103.4 PPG to 89.2 PPG in the past five games (4-1 SU, 3-2 ATS), shooting a blistering 48.2% from the floor. Although the Hawks are 21-9 SU at home this season, they are an even 15-15 ATS at Philips Arena with a lackluster 44.9% FG in these home contests.

SG Joe Johnson and PF Josh Smith led the way in Friday’s 97-92 home win over a Celtics team playing without four starters. Johnson had 30 points (11-of-18 FG), six assists and five boards, while Smith chipped in with a double-double (19 points, 12 rebounds). The last time the Hawks faced the Knicks (March 30 in Atlanta), Johnson poured in 28 points with six rebounds, while Smith had 23 points and six boards in that 100-90 victory. SG Willie Green came off the bench to score 20 points (8-of-9 FG, 2-of-3 threes) in just 19 minutes of action. The FoxSheets have a two-star trend favoring the Hawks:

Play On - Home favorites (ATLANTA) - after beating the spread by 42 or more points total in their last seven games against opponent after going over the total by 30 or more points total in their last three games. (42-18 over the last 5 seasons.) (70%, +22.2 units. Rating = 2*).

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04/22/2012 11:08 AM

Thunder go for season sweep of Lakers Sunday


OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER (46-17)

at LOS ANGELES LAKERS (40-24)


Tip-off: Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET
Line: Oklahoma City -1, Total: 200

Oklahoma City tries to maintain its recent dominance over the Lakers when it visits Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.

The Thunder are 8-4-1 ATS in the past 13 matchups with the Lakers, including three straight easy SU wins by 14, 15 and 9 points, with two of those victories occurring at Staples Center. But L.A. is a sparkling 25-7 SU at home this season, allowing just 92.3 PPG to visiting teams. Who will win this star-studded matchup? 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 34-17-1 ATS (67%) in April, including a tremendous 18-6-1 ATS (75%) since April 12.

Chicago is the only team in the NBA with a better road record than Oklahoma City's 21-11 mark (66%). The Thunder have also done a great job against other elite teams this season, going 7-3 ATS when favored by less than three points. OKC is 6-2 (5-3 ATS) in its past eight games, averaging 110.2 PPG in its past five victories. The defense has also stepped up, holding its past five opponents to 42.9% FG.

SF Kevin Durant is a big reason why the Thunder are in a position to sweep the season series from L.A., averaging 27.0 PPG and 7.5 RPG in the two meetings. He’s also playing excellent basketball in the season’s final month, averaging 28.3 PPG (51% FG, 39% 3-pt FG) and 7.6 RPG in a dozen April contests. He has 29.0 PPG and 12.5 RPG in the past two victories. PG Russell Westbrook has also burned the Lakers for 27.5 PPG and 5.5 APG in two meetings this year, but has had a rough stretch recently. In his past three games, Westbrook (23.8 PPG on the season) has just 14.0 PPG on 38.3% FG (1-of-6 threes), with more turnovers (13) than assists (11). SG James Harden has picked up Westbrook’s slack though, scoring a career-high 40 points (12-of-17 FG, 5-of-8 threes) in Wednesday’s win at Phoenix and 20 points in Friday’s victory in Sacramento. The FoxSheets provide this two-star trend backing the Thunder:

Play On - All teams where the line is +3 to -3 (OKLAHOMA CITY) - after going under the total by 36 or more points total in their last five games, good team, winning 60-75% or more of their games on the season. (87-48 over the last 5 seasons.) (64.4%, +34.2 units. Rating = 2*).

Los Angeles is trying to recover from a complete thrashing by San Antonio on Friday, losing 121-97. The Lakers allowed the Spurs to make 61% of their shots, just three days after letting San Antonio shoot 60% from the floor against them. But despite the two losses to this top team in the West, L.A. has won five of seven games, holding these opponents to 93.4 PPG in the five victories.

SG Kobe Bryant (NBA-best 27.9 PPG) returned to action Friday after missing seven games with a sore shin. He started slow, but found his stroke in the second half by making 5-of-6 shots, and finished with 18 points on 7-of-12 FG. He did very little in the other categories though, tallying just two rebounds and one assist in his 30 minutes of action. Bryant has shot terribly against the Thunder this season, making just 14-of-49 shots (29% FG). C Andrew Bynum (11.9 RPG, 3rd in NBA) also had a lackluster stat line on Friday with a season-low two rebounds, minus-26 rating and just 17 points, far below the 26.3 PPG he scored in the previous four games. Bynum should be fine however, considering he has 19.5 PPG and 12.5 RPG in two meetings with OKC this season. PF Pau Gasol had just 11 points and eight rebounds on Friday, but is still averaging 19.9 PPG and 9.9 RPG in his past eight contests. The FoxSheets have a two-star trend expecting the Lakers to prevail:

Play On - Home teams (L.A. LAKERS) - off a road loss by 10 points or more, a good team (60% to 75%) playing a team with a winning record. (62-31 over the last 5 seasons.) (66.7%, +27.9 units. Rating = 2*).

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24424 Followers:32
04/22/2012 11:35 AM

MLB is Red Hot.....+ 182 units for the opening weeks.

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

04/21/12 21-­11-­0 65.63% +­4910 Detail
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 223-­179-­9 55.47% +18220


Sunday, April 22

Game Score Status Pick Amount

San Francisco - 1:10 PM ET San Francisco -122 500
NY Mets - Over 7.5 500

Texas - 1:10 PM ET Texas -125 500
Detroit - Under 9.5 500

Miami - 1:35 PM ET Washington +107 500
Washington - Under 6.5 500

St. Louis - 1:35 PM ET Pittsburgh +122 500
Pittsburgh - Under 7.5 500

Minnesota - 1:40 PM ET Minnesota +158 500
Tampa Bay - Under 8.5 500

LA Dodgers - 2:05 PM ET LA Dodgers -135 500
Houston - Over 7 500

Toronto - 2:10 PM ET Toronto -120 500
Kansas City - Under 8.5 500

Colorado - 2:10 PM ET Milwaukee -148 500
Milwaukee - Over 8.5 500

Cincinnati - 2:20 PM ET Chi. Cubs +140 500
Chi. Cubs -

Baltimore - 3:35 PM ET Baltimore +154 500
LA Angels - Over 8 500

Philadelphia - 4:05 PM ET Philadelphia +104 500
San Diego - Under 6.5 500

Cleveland - 4:05 PM ET Oakland +103 500
Oakland - Under 7 500

Atlanta - 4:10 PM ET Atlanta +128 500
Arizona - Over 9 500

Chi. White Sox - 4:10 PM ET Chi. White Sox -116 500
Seattle - Under 7 500

NY Yankees - 8:05 PM ET NY Yankees -134 500
Boston - Under 9 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24424 Followers:32
04/22/2012 11:41 AM

NBA Best Bets: 12 - 3 - 1 Last Night.....

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

04/21/12 12-­3-­1 80.00% +­4350 Detail

04/20/12 5-­7-­0 41.67% -­1350 Detail

04/19/12 8-­2-­0 80.00% +­2900 Detail

04/18/12 17-­11-­0 60.71% +­2450 Detail

04/17/12 4-­6-­0 40.00% -­1300 Detail


Sunday, April 22

Game Score Status Pick Amount

New York - 1:00 PM ET New York +2.5 500
Atlanta - Over 191 500

Oklahoma City - 3:30 PM ET Oklahoma City -1 500 L.A. Lakers - Under 199.5 500

Sacramento - 6:00 PM ET Charlotte +4 500
Charlotte - Under 195 500

Houston - 6:00 PM ET Miami -5.5 500
Miami - Under 190.5 500

Toronto - 6:00 PM ET Toronto +5 500
Detroit - Over 188 500

Cleveland - 7:00 PM ET San Antonio -14.5 500
San Antonio - Under 205 500

Golden State - 7:00 PM ET Golden State +10 500
Minnesota - Under 206 500

Orlando - 8:00 PM ET Denver -10.5 500
Denver - Over 203.5 500

New Orleans - 9:30 PM ET New Orleans +10.5 500
L.A. Clippers - Under 182.5 500

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