cnotes Posts:25765 Followers:33
04/23/2012 04:30 PM

Betting tips: Alfie 'hopeful' he'll play in Game 6

Weather to watch

There’s an 85 to 90 percent chance of light rain when the Nats host the Marlins on Monday afternoon. The temperature will be 50, with 13-mph winds blowing straight in from center.

Who’s hot

NBA: Portland is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games against the Spurs.

NBA: The favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last nine Bobcats-Wizards games.

NHL: The Rangers have won seven of their last nine visits to Ottawa.

MLB: The Cubs are 7-2 in Matt Garza’s last nine starts.

MLB: The over is 12-3-1 in Milwaukee’s last 16 games vs. NL Central foes.

Who’s not

NBA: Memphis is 1-8 ATS in its last nine games against Cleveland.

NBA: Toronto is 1-8 ATS in its last nine meetings with Milwaukee.

NHL: The home team is 0-4 in the last four Phoenix-Chicago games.

MLB: The Royals are 5-16 in umpire Jeff Kellogg’s last 21 games behind the plate.

MLB: The over is 0-5 in Jake Peavy’s last five road starts.

Key stat

7 – The last seven playoff games involving the Blackhawks have gone to overtime, an NHL record. All five of their games against Phoenix have gone to OT, and Chicago finished last season playing two OT games against the Canucks. The 1951 Stanley Cup finals, between the Maple Leafs and Canadiens, also went to OT in each of the five games.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

X-rays were negative on Dwyane Wade’s dislocated finger, but the Heat star did not play Sunday against the Rockets and could miss the final two regular-season games as well. Wade vows he’ll be ready for the playoffs. He’s averaging 22.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists.

Game of the day

New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators (100, 5)

Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers (-130, 7.5)

Notable quotable

"We take a little satisfaction in seeing some justice there, but Marian Hossa is still at home, not feeling like himself. It doesn't bring him back into our lineup and feel ready." -- Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, referring to the 25-game suspension Phoenix’s Raffi Torres received for his vicious hit to the head on Hossa. The teams play Game 6 in Chicago on Monday, with the Coyotes leading 3-2.

Tips and notes

Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson (concussion) could return for Monday’s Game 6 after he skated Sunday for the second straight day. Alfie was concussed by a Carl Hagelin hit in Game 2 and has not played since. Still, the Sens lead the series 3-2 and can close it out on home ice. Getting Alfie back would be a huge boost: he scored 27 goals and had 32 assists in 75 regular-season games. "I'm hopeful,” Alfredsson said. “We're obviously going to wait until [Monday]. But the way the last two days felt, I'm encouraged.”

Thunder swingman James Harden suffered a concussion when Metta World Peace elbowed him Sunday, and could miss the final two regular-season games. Harden, the likely Sixth Man of the Year award winner, is averaging 16.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists. The former Ron Artest was celebrating a dunk when he elbowed Harden hard.

Nets point guard Deron Williams (calf) could miss his fifth straight game Monday when New Jersey visits Philly. "I just want to make sure it's OK," Williams said. "No reason to come back and do something stupid with three games left. We can't make the playoffs." Looks like Armon Johnson will continue to replace Williams, who is averaging 21.0 points and 8.7 assists.

The Clippers are vowing to protect star Blake Griffin more, as opponents continue to foul him hard. "They are doing it on a regular basis now," point guard Chris Paul said. "God forbid he gets hurt because it's getting crazy." Added center DeAndre Jordan: "I feel like people are intentionally trying to hurt him. It'll all come back around." The Clips had dropped two of four heading into Sunday night’s game vs. the Hornets.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/23/2012 04:32 PM

Armadillo: Monday's six-pack

-- When was the last time a big league team scored 7+ runs in consecutive innings? Rough weekend when the highlight is a rainout.

-- Matt Kemp already has nine home runs, more than four teams do.

-- Pirates scored total of three runs in Erik Bedard's four starts.

-- A's are 6-0 when they score first, 2-9 when they don't.

-- Minnesota Twins are 5-11, their worst start since 1995.

-- Of the NBA's top 31 players in shooting percentage, only two play in the backcourt (Steve Nash/Dwyane Wade).


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Armadillo: Monday's List of 13: Wrapping up a sports weekend........

13) There's going to be expanded instant replay in baseball really soon; the Rangers won in Detroit Sunday because the four umps didn't see a squeeze bunt hit the batter on the back knee. Bunt scored the go-ahead run in 11th inning and Texas won. It was clearly a wrong call on replay.

12) You can be sure that in the near future, you'll be seeing managers throw replay flags on the field, just like in football. Instant replay will solve some problems but cause new ones; there is no perfect system.

11) If you had the Orlando Magic +9.5 Saturday night, you suffered a very bad beat; Magic lost by 10 in overtime. Ugh.

10) Weird Baseball Dept: Francisco Liriano walks the first two Tampa Bay batters in top of 3rd Sunday (scoreless game); next batters tries to sacrifice on the first pitch. Why? Why make out on purpose when the pitcher can't throw the ball near the plate?
Because Liriano is horrible, he winds up hitting the batter and gives up two runs without giving up a hit. He's headed to the bullpen soon.

9) Saints/Hornets owner Tom Benson is 85; he planned to give control of the teams to his 35-year old granddaughter, but apparently now is changing his mind, because the granddaughter doesn't get along well with others, and seems more interested in the trappings of the job than the job itself. Lot of drama in New Orleans this offseason, thats for sure.

8) Looking at the college basketball coaching changes, aren't too many high profile jobs left; Southern Miss/North Texas appear to be the best two.

7) Its pretty pathetic when I flip on my computer and have to read another article by ESPN's Buster Olney about how the A's are trading one of their better pitchers. This time it was Bartolo Colon, who has started four games for Oakland. Can't we get to Memorial Day before we speculate on which players the A's will sell off before the trading deadline?

6) How have the Knicks not named Mike Woodson the permanent coach?

5) Blake Griffin got his 12th technical foul Sunday night, meaning if he gets one more, he is automatically suspended for a game.

4) University of Florida cut its Computer Science department in order to save $1.7M; their athletic department's budget is $99M, up $2M from LY. So if they had kept the athletic budget at $97M, they could've kept the Computer Science, right? What kind of a decision is that?

3) Of the four teams have advanced to the NHL's Elite 8, three are new to this round in recent years: Nashville, which hadn't won any playoff series before LY; St Louis, which won its first playoff series in a decade Saturday and LA Kings, who won their first playoff series since 2001 Sunday night. Thats good for the league.

2) Question for my Canadian readers: Now that Ottawa is only Canadian team left in the playoffs and a Canadian team hasn't hoisted the Cup since 1993 (Montreal), does the whole country root for the Senators now? Or is that not how it works? Feel free to e-mail me with your answers.

1) Sunday night was going to be an interesting broadcast; Bronx-Boston on ESPN, with Terry Francona in the booth and Bobby Valentine in the Sox' dugout, trading places from LY. Plus, Sunday was Francona's birthday. The rainout cost us some solid entertainment.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:25765 Followers:33
04/23/2012 04:32 PM

Armadillo: Monday's six-pack

-- When was the last time a big league team scored 7+ runs in consecutive innings? Rough weekend when the highlight is a rainout.

-- Matt Kemp already has nine home runs, more than four teams do.

-- Pirates scored total of three runs in Erik Bedard's four starts.

-- A's are 6-0 when they score first, 2-9 when they don't.

-- Minnesota Twins are 5-11, their worst start since 1995.

-- Of the NBA's top 31 players in shooting percentage, only two play in the backcourt (Steve Nash/Dwyane Wade).


****************


Armadillo: Monday's List of 13: Wrapping up a sports weekend........

13) There's going to be expanded instant replay in baseball really soon; the Rangers won in Detroit Sunday because the four umps didn't see a squeeze bunt hit the batter on the back knee. Bunt scored the go-ahead run in 11th inning and Texas won. It was clearly a wrong call on replay.

12) You can be sure that in the near future, you'll be seeing managers throw replay flags on the field, just like in football. Instant replay will solve some problems but cause new ones; there is no perfect system.

11) If you had the Orlando Magic +9.5 Saturday night, you suffered a very bad beat; Magic lost by 10 in overtime. Ugh.

10) Weird Baseball Dept: Francisco Liriano walks the first two Tampa Bay batters in top of 3rd Sunday (scoreless game); next batters tries to sacrifice on the first pitch. Why? Why make out on purpose when the pitcher can't throw the ball near the plate?
Because Liriano is horrible, he winds up hitting the batter and gives up two runs without giving up a hit. He's headed to the bullpen soon.

9) Saints/Hornets owner Tom Benson is 85; he planned to give control of the teams to his 35-year old granddaughter, but apparently now is changing his mind, because the granddaughter doesn't get along well with others, and seems more interested in the trappings of the job than the job itself. Lot of drama in New Orleans this offseason, thats for sure.

8) Looking at the college basketball coaching changes, aren't too many high profile jobs left; Southern Miss/North Texas appear to be the best two.

7) Its pretty pathetic when I flip on my computer and have to read another article by ESPN's Buster Olney about how the A's are trading one of their better pitchers. This time it was Bartolo Colon, who has started four games for Oakland. Can't we get to Memorial Day before we speculate on which players the A's will sell off before the trading deadline?

6) How have the Knicks not named Mike Woodson the permanent coach?

5) Blake Griffin got his 12th technical foul Sunday night, meaning if he gets one more, he is automatically suspended for a game.

4) University of Florida cut its Computer Science department in order to save $1.7M; their athletic department's budget is $99M, up $2M from LY. So if they had kept the athletic budget at $97M, they could've kept the Computer Science, right? What kind of a decision is that?

3) Of the four teams have advanced to the NHL's Elite 8, three are new to this round in recent years: Nashville, which hadn't won any playoff series before LY; St Louis, which won its first playoff series in a decade Saturday and LA Kings, who won their first playoff series since 2001 Sunday night. Thats good for the league.

2) Question for my Canadian readers: Now that Ottawa is only Canadian team left in the playoffs and a Canadian team hasn't hoisted the Cup since 1993 (Montreal), does the whole country root for the Senators now? Or is that not how it works? Feel free to e-mail me with your answers.

1) Sunday night was going to be an interesting broadcast; Bronx-Boston on ESPN, with Terry Francona in the booth and Bobby Valentine in the Sox' dugout, trading places from LY. Plus, Sunday was Francona's birthday. The rainout cost us some solid entertainment.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/23/2012 04:45 PM

Grizzlies go for 5th straight win hosting Cavs

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (21-42)

at MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (39-25)


Tip-off: Monday, 8:05 p.m. ET
Line: Memphis -13, Total: 191

The red-hot Grizzlies seek a fifth straight victory when Cleveland comes to town on Monday night.

Memphis is 14-4 in its past 18 games as it makes a run for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. But the Cavs are on a 7-4-1 ATS run, showing that they will not quit despite their lottery-bound season. Can the Grizzlies cover the huge spread here? 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 continues to roll with a 35-18-1 ATS (66%) mark in April, including a sensational 19-7-1 ATS (73%) record since April 12.

Cleveland’s offense is starting to show some signs of life to close out the season with back-to-back 98-point games (win versus New York, loss at San Antonio). The Cavs have actually scored more on the road (93.7 PPG, 42.3% FG) than at home (92.9 PPG, 42.2% FG) this season. Defensively is where the big concern is right now, as Cleveland has surrendered 104.6 PPG on 51% FG (42% threes).

PF Antawn Jamison (17.4 PPG, 6.3 RPG) has been in a major shooting slump in the past eight games, averaging just 14.3 PPG on 36.0% FG and 6-of-29 threes (20.7%). He scored 21 points at San Antonio Sunday, but needed 20 shots to do so, and grabbed just three rebounds. However, the Grizzlies are a team that Jamison has usually burned in the past, averaging 25.6 PPG and 9.3 RPG against them since 2004-05. Rookie PG Kyrie Irving (18.7 PPG, 5.5 APG) has 20.0 PPG in his past two games, but has just six assists and six turnovers in this span. However, the whole team has gotten a huge boost from SG Manny Harris (6.6 PPG), who has come on strong in the past five games with 13.6 PPG on 51% FG and 8-of-17 from downtown. The 6-foot-5 Harris also pulled down 12 rebounds in Friday’s upset win over New York. The FoxSheets provide this two-star trend backing the Cavs:

Play On - Underdogs of 10 or more points (CLEVELAND) - tired team - playing 8 or more games in 14 days against opponent extremely tired team - playing 9 or more games in 14 days. (36-15 since 1996.) (70.6%, +19.5 units. Rating = 2*).

Memphis has won four straight, but all the victories have come versus teams with losing records, and none have been blowouts as the Grizzlies have prevailed by just 7.0 PPG. But despite the near losses, they are 14-4 SU (9-9 ATS) in the past 18 games, giving up 100 points just once in this stretch (91.0 PPG, 44% FG allowed).

The Grizzlies had pretty good balance in Saturday’s 93-89 win over Portland as five players scored at least a dozen points. SF Rudy Gay (19.0 PPG, 6.4 RPG) led the way with 21 points and six rebounds and came up with a key blocked shot on a three-point attempt in the closing seconds. This marked Gay’s fifth 20-point game in the past six contests, where he’s been averaging 22.3 PPG on 50% FG and 7.0 RPG. C/F Zach Randolph (11.8 PPG, 8.0 RPG) did not play on Saturday as head coach Lionel Hollins didn’t want to him to see the court in back-to-back games. But Randolph is surging right now with 13.3 PPG and 7.7 RPG in just 25.7 MPG over his past three games. That’s not a good sign for Cleveland, especially considering Randolph’s 21.3 PPG and 10.8 RPG over the past five seasons against the Cavs. The Grizzlies would like to see C Marc Gasol (14.5 PPG, 9.0 RPG) be more assertive on the offensive end. He’s averaging just 7.5 PPG and 3.5 RPG in his past four contests in 27.3 MPG of action. Gasol scored just 5.0 PPG on 5-of-14 FG in two meetings with Cleveland last season. The FoxSheets show this trend favoring the Grizzlies to win big:

MEMPHIS is 35-20 ATS (63.6%, +13.0 Units) versus poor pressure defensive teams - forcing <=14 turnovers/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons. The average score was MEMPHIS 98.5, OPPONENT 96.9 - (Rating = 1*).

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/23/2012 04:45 PM

Grizzlies go for 5th straight win hosting Cavs

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (21-42)

at MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (39-25)


Tip-off: Monday, 8:05 p.m. ET
Line: Memphis -13, Total: 191

The red-hot Grizzlies seek a fifth straight victory when Cleveland comes to town on Monday night.

Memphis is 14-4 in its past 18 games as it makes a run for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. But the Cavs are on a 7-4-1 ATS run, showing that they will not quit despite their lottery-bound season. Can the Grizzlies cover the huge spread here? 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 continues to roll with a 35-18-1 ATS (66%) mark in April, including a sensational 19-7-1 ATS (73%) record since April 12.

Cleveland’s offense is starting to show some signs of life to close out the season with back-to-back 98-point games (win versus New York, loss at San Antonio). The Cavs have actually scored more on the road (93.7 PPG, 42.3% FG) than at home (92.9 PPG, 42.2% FG) this season. Defensively is where the big concern is right now, as Cleveland has surrendered 104.6 PPG on 51% FG (42% threes).

PF Antawn Jamison (17.4 PPG, 6.3 RPG) has been in a major shooting slump in the past eight games, averaging just 14.3 PPG on 36.0% FG and 6-of-29 threes (20.7%). He scored 21 points at San Antonio Sunday, but needed 20 shots to do so, and grabbed just three rebounds. However, the Grizzlies are a team that Jamison has usually burned in the past, averaging 25.6 PPG and 9.3 RPG against them since 2004-05. Rookie PG Kyrie Irving (18.7 PPG, 5.5 APG) has 20.0 PPG in his past two games, but has just six assists and six turnovers in this span. However, the whole team has gotten a huge boost from SG Manny Harris (6.6 PPG), who has come on strong in the past five games with 13.6 PPG on 51% FG and 8-of-17 from downtown. The 6-foot-5 Harris also pulled down 12 rebounds in Friday’s upset win over New York. The FoxSheets provide this two-star trend backing the Cavs:

Play On - Underdogs of 10 or more points (CLEVELAND) - tired team - playing 8 or more games in 14 days against opponent extremely tired team - playing 9 or more games in 14 days. (36-15 since 1996.) (70.6%, +19.5 units. Rating = 2*).

Memphis has won four straight, but all the victories have come versus teams with losing records, and none have been blowouts as the Grizzlies have prevailed by just 7.0 PPG. But despite the near losses, they are 14-4 SU (9-9 ATS) in the past 18 games, giving up 100 points just once in this stretch (91.0 PPG, 44% FG allowed).

The Grizzlies had pretty good balance in Saturday’s 93-89 win over Portland as five players scored at least a dozen points. SF Rudy Gay (19.0 PPG, 6.4 RPG) led the way with 21 points and six rebounds and came up with a key blocked shot on a three-point attempt in the closing seconds. This marked Gay’s fifth 20-point game in the past six contests, where he’s been averaging 22.3 PPG on 50% FG and 7.0 RPG. C/F Zach Randolph (11.8 PPG, 8.0 RPG) did not play on Saturday as head coach Lionel Hollins didn’t want to him to see the court in back-to-back games. But Randolph is surging right now with 13.3 PPG and 7.7 RPG in just 25.7 MPG over his past three games. That’s not a good sign for Cleveland, especially considering Randolph’s 21.3 PPG and 10.8 RPG over the past five seasons against the Cavs. The Grizzlies would like to see C Marc Gasol (14.5 PPG, 9.0 RPG) be more assertive on the offensive end. He’s averaging just 7.5 PPG and 3.5 RPG in his past four contests in 27.3 MPG of action. Gasol scored just 5.0 PPG on 5-of-14 FG in two meetings with Cleveland last season. The FoxSheets show this trend favoring the Grizzlies to win big:

MEMPHIS is 35-20 ATS (63.6%, +13.0 Units) versus poor pressure defensive teams - forcing <=14 turnovers/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons. The average score was MEMPHIS 98.5, OPPONENT 96.9 - (Rating = 1*).

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/23/2012 04:47 PM

Spurs favored big over injury-riddled Blazers Monday


PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS (28-36)

at SAN ANTONIO SPURS (47-16)


Tip-off: Monday, 8:35 p.m. ET
Line: San Antonio -13, Total: 207½

The Spurs can take one step closer to clinching the best record in the West when they host the Blazers on Monday night.

The Spurs might be one of the NBA’s oldest teams, but they’ve effectively paced themselves all season. While they won in Cleveland on Sunday night, they kept Tim Duncan in street clothes and only rookie SF Kawhi Leonard played more than 28 minutes. Can the Spurs cover this mammoth spread on Monday 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 continues to roll with a 35-18-1 ATS (66%) mark in April, including a sensational 19-7-1 ATS (73%) record since April 12.

The Blazers are in the process of limping to the finish of a disappointing season, losing five in a row SU (though they went 3-2 ATS) and continuing to play without their best player, PF LaMarcus Aldridge (21.7 PPG on 51.2% FG, 8.0 RPG), who’s out for the season with a hip injury. SF Nicolas Batum (13.9 PPG) is day-to-day with a quad injury, PG Raymond Felton (11.4 PPG, 6.5 APG) is battling an Achilles injury and may not return this season, and C Joel Przybilla (2.0 PPG, 5.2 RPG) is questionable for Monday with an ankle injury.

The Blazers were game at Memphis on Saturday, going in as 12-point underdogs but losing by only four. PF J.J. Hickson (14.9 PPG on 54.5% FG, 8.2 RPG in 17 games with Portland) continues to excel on the offensive end since sliding into Aldridge’s starting spot, averaging 17.8 PPG on 51.9% FG and 11.0 RPG over six games since re-joining the starting lineup. Sixth man Jamal Crawford (14.0 PPG on 38.4% FG) returned from a knee injury on Saturday to score 21 points, his second straight 20-point effort. And SG Wesley Matthews (13.5 PPG) has shot it well during their five-game losing streak, averaging 20.4 PPG and hitting 50.0% of his threes. The FoxSheets provide a two-star trend supporting the Trail Blazers.

Play Against - Favorites of 10 or more points (SAN ANTONIO) - revenging a same season loss vs. opponent, tired team - playing 6 or more games in 10 days. (48-21 over the last 5 seasons.) (69.6%, +24.9 units. Rating = 2*).

The Spurs had no problem disposing of the Cavs on Sunday night despite holding back their best players. PF Tim Duncan (15.4 PPG, 9.0 RPG) got the night off purely for rest, something head coach Gregg Popovich has done a few times this season. Duncan is averaging 20.0 PPG on 65.2% FG and 8.2 RPG over his past five games.

C DeJuan Blair (9.4 PPG on 53.4% FG, 5.4 RPG) broke out of a bit of a funk with 15 points and seven rebounds against the Cavs. PG Tony Parker (18.3 PPG, 7.7 APG) had six points and handed out nine assists while playing just 21 minutes. He was averaging 21.3 PPG on 57.8% FG and 10.3 APG over his previous three games. Sixth man Manu Ginobili (13.2 PPG on 52.9% FG, 41.9% from three) needed just 22 minutes to score 20 points on 9-for-12 FG, his second straight 20-point game. He’s averaging 17.7 PPG and shooting 73.1% FG and 66.7% from three over his past three games. And SF Stephen Jackson (8.7 PPG in 19 games with San Antonio) had his best game since re-joining San Antonio, scoring 17 points in 22 minutes off the bench while hitting 5-of-9 FG and 2-of-3 from three. The FoxSheets have a four-star trend further illustrating that fatigue hasn’t been an issue for the Spurs:

SAN ANTONIO is 25-7 ATS (78.1%, +17.3 Units) when playing 8 or more games in 14 days this season. The average score was SAN ANTONIO 102.2, OPPONENT 93.2 - (Rating = 4*).

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/23/2012 04:50 PM

Pacers look to stay hot vs. Pistons on Monday


DETROIT PISTONS (24-40)

at INDIANA PACERS (41-23)


Tip-off: Monday, 7:05 p.m. ET
Line: Indiana -8, Total: 191½

The Pacers have already locked up the No. 3 seed in the East, now they’re just looking so keep some momentum going when they host Detroit on Monday night.

Indiana just had seven-game SU and five-game ATS win streaks snapped in Saturday’s overtime loss to Philadelphia at home. But they could be getting the Pistons at the right time, as Detroit seems to be wearing down late in the year. Can the Pacers win comfortably in this 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 continues to roll with a 35-18-1 ATS (66%) mark in April, including a sensational 19-7-1 ATS (73%) record since April 12.

The Pistons won an ugly slugfest over the Raptors on Sunday, 76-73. They shot just 36.6% FG and hit 2-of-15 from three. It was the third straight game that they have scored 84 points or less, and are shooting just 35.8% FG over those three contests.

Erratic rookie PG Brandon Knight (12.9 PPG) bounced back from two straight single-digit scoring games to score 19 against the Raptors. But he’s just 2-for-13 from three over the past three games. And the slump continued for SG Rodney Stuckey (15.1 PPG), who scored seven points and is now averaging just 4.8 PPG on 23.1% FG over the past four. Sixth man Ben Gordon (12.3 PPG) scored 19 points on 6-for-11 FG in a second straight solid night (he scored 14 in Thursday’s loss to Minnesota). And C Greg Monroe (15.5 PPG on 52.0% FG, 9.7 RPG) was held to single-digits for a second straight game, scoring just eight points on 3-for-9 FG, but did manage to grab 17 rebounds. The FoxSheets provide a four-star trend backing the Pistons.

INDIANA is 1-13 ATS (7.1%, -13.3 Units) after covering 4 or 5 of their last 6 against the spread this season. The average score was INDIANA 93.2, OPPONENT 97.3 - (Rating = 4*).

The Pacers have hit their stride on the offensive end, scoring 100-plus points in eight straight games and 12 of 13. They’ve hit 40.8% of their threes during that eight-game run, and they’re now averaging 100.0 PPG at home on the year.

Veteran PF David West (12.6 PPG, 6.6 RPG) has really heated up of late. He scored 32 points on 13-for-22 FG in the overtime loss to Philly, and over the past four games, he’s averaging 22.0 PPG on 54.5% FG and 9.8 RPG. SF Danny Granger (18.7 PPG) hit a rough spot against Philly, hitting just 2-of-12 FG for four points, but prior to that he had averaged 23.1 PPG and hit 49.3% of his threes over his previous 12 contests. He’s also made 39 consecutive free throws.

The Pacers’ strong recent run coincided with PG George Hill (9.7 PPG) joining the starting lineup. Hill has averaged 14.8 PPG and 5.4 APG and less than one turnover per game in eight contests since moving into the starting five. PG Darren Collison (10.5 PPG, 4.8 APG) is still dealing with a groin injury and has suited up just twice in the past eight games, but did manage to make all three of his field goal attempts and score eight points in 16 minutes against the 76ers. This two-star FoxSheets trend sides with the Pacers.

Play On - Home favorites (INDIANA) - after scoring 105 points or more against opponent after a combined score of 175 points or less 2 straight games.(88-48 since 1996.) (64.7%, +35.2 units. Rating = 2*).

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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04/23/2012 04:56 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

04/22/12 12-­12-­0 50.00% -­380 Detail
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 235-­191-­9 55.16% +17840


Monday, April 23

Game Score Status Pick Amount

San Francisco - 4:10 PM ET NY Mets +136 500
NY Mets - Over 7.5 500

NY Yankees - 7:05 PM ET Texas -133 500
Texas - Over 10.5 500

Colorado 0 PPD Pittsburgh -109 500
Pittsburgh 0 Under 8 500

San Francisco - 7:10 PM ET San Francisco -113 500
NY Mets - Under 7 500

St. Louis - 8:05 PM ET St. Louis -113 500
Chi. Cubs - Over 7 500

Boston - 8:10 PM ET Minnesota +143 500
Minnesota - Under 8.5 500

Toronto - 8:10 PM ET Kansas City -105 500
Kansas City - Under 8 500

Houston - 8:10 PM ET Houston +215 500
Milwaukee - Under 7.5 500

Philadelphia - 9:40 PM ET Philadelphia +108 500
Arizona - Over 9 500

Chi. White Sox - 10:05 PM ET Oakland +102 500
Oakland - Over 6.5 500

Atlanta - 10:10 PM ET Atlanta +126 500
LA Dodgers - Over 7.5 500

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NBA

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record
04/22/12 10-­8-­0 55.56% +­600 Detail
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

Monday, April 23

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Charlotte - 7:00 PM ET Washington -10.5 500
Washington - Under 190.5 500

Detroit - 7:00 PM ET Indiana -7 500
Indiana - Under 190 500

Philadelphia - 7:30 PM ET Philadelphia -9.5 500
New Jersey - Under 186.5 500

Toronto - 8:00 PM ET Toronto +10 500
Milwaukee - Under 199.5 500

Cleveland - 8:00 PM ET Memphis -12.5 500 Memphis - Under 190.5 500

Portland - 8:30 PM ET San Antonio -13.5 500
San Antonio - Under 207.5 500



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