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11/07/2012 07:04 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Philadelphia at New Orleans
The Sixers look to bounce back from their 110-88 loss to New York on Monday and build on their 5-2 ATS record in their last 7 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. Philadelphia is the pick (+1) according to Dunkel, which has the Sixers favored by 3 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (+1). Here are all of today's picks

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Game 501-502: Phoenix at Charlotte (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 110.961; Charlotte 110.172
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 1; 195
Vegas Line & Total: Phoenix by 2 1/2; 191
Dunkel Pick: Charlotte (+2 1/2); Over

Game 503-504: Washington at Boston (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 114.497; Boston 126.273
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 12; 184
Vegas Line & Total: Boston by 10; 187
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-10); Under

Game 505-506: Brooklyn at Miami (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Brooklyn 115.843; Miami 125.531
Dunkel Line & Total: Miami by 9 1/2; 203
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 507-508: Indiana at Atlanta (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Indiana 118.241; Atlanta 124.767
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 6 1/2; 188
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 509-510: Orlando at Minnesota (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Orlando 110.149; Minnesota 118.510
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 8 1/2; 190
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota by 6 1/2; 194 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-6 1/2); Under

Game 511-512: Philadelphia at New Orleans (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia 122.639; New Orleans 120.257
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 3 1/2; 185
Vegas Line & Total: New Orleans by 1; 180 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (+1); Over

Game 513-514: Denver at Houston (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Denver 121.448; Houston 118.847
Dunkel Line & Total: Denver by 2 1/2; 210
Vegas Line & Total: Houston by 2 1/2; 205
Dunkel Pick: Denver (+2 1/2); Over

Game 515-516: Memphis at Milwaukee (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Memphis 118.832; Milwaukee 123.258
Dunkel Line & Total: Milwaukee by 4 1/2; 192
Vegas Line & Total: Milwaukee by 1; 198
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-1); Under

Game 517-518: Toronto at Dallas (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 115.268; Dallas 119.627
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 4 1/2; 201
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas by 6 1/2; 198 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+6 1/2); Over

Game 519-520: LA Lakers at Utah (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Lakers 116.732; Utah 122.554
Dunkel Line & Total: Utah by 6; 191
Vegas Line & Total: Utah by 3 1/2; 196
Dunkel Pick: Utah (-3 1/2); Under

Game 521-522: Detroit at Sacramento (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 114.563; Sacramento 116.372
Dunkel Line & Total: Sacramento by 2; 195
Vegas Line & Total: Sacramento by 5 1/2; 190 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (+5 1/2); Over

Game 523-524: Cleveland at Golden State (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland 112.507; Golden State 118.844
Dunkel Line & Total: Golden State by 6 1/2; 198
Vegas Line & Total: Golden State by 4 1/2; 202
Dunkel Pick: Golden State (-4 1/2); Under

Game 525-526: San Antonio at LA Clippers (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Antonio 122.497; LA Clippers 122.149
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Clippers by 1; 204
Vegas Line & Total: San Antonio 1 1/2; 200
Dunkel Pick: LA Clippers (+1 1/2); Over

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11/07/2012 07:06 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Wednesday, November 7

Phoenix at Charlotte, 7:05 ET
Phoenix: 42-28 Under in all games
Charlotte: 10-23 ATS in home games

Washington at Boston, 7:35 ET
Washington: 67-43 ATS after a close loss by 3 points or less
Boston: 23-6 Over off a road no-cover where the team won straight up

Brooklyn at Miami, 7:35 ET
Brooklyn: 3-12 ATS after playing a game as favorite
Miami: 8-0 ATS at home after 2 consecutive non-conf games

Indiana at Atlanta, 7:35 ET
Indiana: 28-11 Under first half of the season
Atlanta: 42-24 ATS at home after 2 consecutive non-conf games

Orlando at Minnesota, 8:05 ET
Orlando: 23-12 Over after playing a road game
Minnesota: 1-10 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5

Philadelphia at New Orleans, 8:05 ET ESPN
Philadelphia: 26-13 ATS first half of the season
New Orleans: 1-9 ATS in home games after a non-conference game

Denver at Houston, 8:05 ET
Denver: 41-24 ATS as an underdog
Houston: 12-27 ATS at home where where the total is between 205 and 209.5

Memphis at Milwaukee, 8:05 ET
Memphis: 62-36 ATS in road games when playing only their 2nd game in 5 days
Milwaukee: 12-26 ATS in home games after 1 or more consecutive wins

Toronto at Dallas, 8:35 ET
Toronto: 4-15 ATS as a road underdog of 6.5 to 9
Dallas: 20-4 ATS off 2 or more consecutive home wins

LA Lakers at Utah, 9:05 ET
LA Lakers: 13-26 ATS in road games
Utah: 13-3 Over after playing 3 consecutive road games

Detroit at Sacramento, 10:05 ET
Detroit: 16-6 Over when playing on back-to-back days
Sacramento: 2-13 ATS in November

Cleveland at Golden State, 10:35 ET
Cleveland: 11-2 ATS after scoring 100 points or more 2 straight games
Golden State: 39-18 Over in home games after 2 consecutive division games

San Antonio at LA Clippers, 10:35 ET ESPN
San Antonio: 23-12 ATS after 1 or more consecutive unders
LA Clippers: 5-17 ATS after scoring 100 points or more 2 straight games

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11/07/2012 07:24 PM

Wednesday Tips

November 6, 2012

The Wednesday NBA card is loaded with 13 games to wager on, including a handful of contests with plenty of interest. We'll take a look at four games, as the Bucks and Spurs look to stay unbeaten, while the Lakers and Jazz try to get on track. The night begins in South Florida with the Heat attempting to close out their homestand at a perfect 3-0.

Nets at Heat - 7:35 PM EST

For the exception of a hiccup at New York, Miami's offense has dominated in its three victories, averaging 121 points per game. The Heat hits the road for six games following Wednesday's contest against Brooklyn, who squandered a 22-point lead in Monday's home loss to Minnesota as 7 ½-point favorites.

Miami ran Phoenix out on Monday, 124-99 as 13-point 'chalk,' while hitting the 'over' for the third time in three games at the American Airlines Arena. The Heat drilled 15 three-pointers, as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh combined to score 63 points. The addition of Ray Allen off the bench has paid huge dividends early, as the former Celtic is averaging 15 points per game, while tallying 38 points in the wins over the Nuggets and Suns.

The Nets have played just two games so far with their opener against the Knicks postponed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Brooklyn picked up a victory in its first game against Toronto, 107-100 to cash as 5 ½-point favorites, but stumbled in its quest for a second win on Monday. The Nets led the Wolves by 15 at the half and even 22 in the third quarter, but that lead evaporated quickly as Brooklyn would score just 10 points in the final quarter to lose, 107-96.

Grizzlies at Bucks - 8:05 PM EST

Milwaukee stunned Boston in its opener as seven-point road favorites, while needing a Brandon Jennings' buzzer-beating three-pointer to escape Cleveland to improve to 2-0. Although the Bucks didn't cover against the Cavs as seven-point 'chalk,' Scott Skiles' club looks for a 3-0 start when the Grizzlies invade the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Wednesday.

Memphis also attempts to win its third consecutive contest following victories over Golden State and Utah by nine points or more. The Grizzlies overcame an earlier 12-point deficit to beat the Jazz on Monday as five-point favorites, 103-94, as Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph combined to score 38 points. Memphis has taken each of the last three meetings against Milwaukee, including a 99-95 triumph in Wisconsin this past March as 2 ½-point 'dogs.

The Bucks nearly had a letdown on Saturday against the Cavs, but held off Cleveland, 105-102. Mike Dunleavy came off the bench to score 29 points for the Bucks, while Milwaukee shot 52% from the field. Last season, the Bucks put together a 9-10 SU and 7-12 ATS record at home off a victory, but Milwaukee compiled a strong 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS mark at the Bradley Center off a home win.

Lakers at Jazz - 9:05 PM EST

Both Los Angeles and Utah have started 1-3 out of the gate, as the two teams meet up in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. The Jazz returns home following a disappointing 0-3 road swing with losses at New Orleans, San Antonio, and Memphis, while failing to cover in all three defeats. The Lakers go for their second straight victory after breaking through the win column on Sunday night against the Pistons, 108-79 as 7 ½-point favorites.

Los Angeles is still without point guard Steve Nash (fibula), but jumped on Detroit in the first quarter to take a 34-13 advantage after 12 minutes. Dwight Howard led the Lakers with 28 points, while L.A. limited the Pistons to just 35% shooting from the floor. The Lakers lost their lone game away from Staples Center, falling at Portland, 116-106, as Los Angeles lost nine of 25 in the road underdog role last season.

Utah's best performance came in its only home contest, dominating an unrested Dallas squad, 113-94 on Halloween night as 8 ½-point favorites. Since then, the Jazz has reached the 100-point mark only once in three games, while wrapping up their road trip with a 103-94 defeat at Memphis. The Lakers and Jazz split four meetings last season with each team winning once at home and once on the road.

Spurs at Clippers - 10:30 PM EST

San Antonio swept Los Angeles in the second round of last season's Western Conference playoffs, as the Spurs try to reach 5-0 for the first time in franchise history. The Spurs cruised past the Jazz and Pacers by double-digits to finish off their homestand at 3-0, while the defense has allowed 95 points or less three times through four games.

The Clippers started the season at 2-0 after beating the Grizzlies and Lakers, but were knocked off as heavy favorites in losses to the Warriors and Cavaliers. Vinny Del Negro's club has broken the 100-point mark in all four games, while the defense has given up at least 108 points in each of their two defeats. The Cavs knocked down 14 three-pointers, as Cleveland outscored Los Angeles in three of the four quarters.

The Spurs grabbed six of seven meetings from the Clippers last season, including a perfect 3-0 mark at Staples Center

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11/07/2012 07:26 PM

Hoop Trends - Wednesday

November 7, 2012

ATS TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Timberwolves are 0-11 ATS (-8.7 ppg) since February 27, 2007 at home after a win in which they had an assist to turnover ratio of at least two.SDQL TEXT:

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Cavaliers are 0-14 OU (-13.9 ppg) since April 04, 1997 on the road with at least one day of rest after a win in which they scored more than 30% of their points

PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Kings are 10-0-1 OU (12.8 ppg) since March 07, 2011 at home after Demarcus Cousins had a double double the last two games.

CHOICE TREND:

-- The Heat are 10-0 ATS (6.5 ppg) since April 10, 2011 at home after a home win in which their DPA was positive.

ACTIVE TRENDS:

-- The Clippers are 0-11 OU (-13.3 ppg) since November 04, 2000 as a dog with at most one day of rest after a home loss in which they committed at least twenty turnovers.

-- The Rockets are 10-0 OU (17.5 ppg) since February 11, 2006 at home after a home loss in which their DPA was negative.



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11/08/2012 06:57 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Oklahoma City at Chicago
The Bulls look to take advantage of an Oklahoma City team that is 0-3-1 ATS in its last 4 road games. Chicago is the pick (+2) according to Dunkel, which has the Bulls favored by 3. Dunkel Pick: Chicago (+2). Here are all of today's picks

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Game 701-702: Oklahoma City at Chicago (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma City 123.890; Chicago 126.637
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 3; 194
Vegas Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 2; 191 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (+2); Over

Game 703-704: LA Clippers at Portland (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Clippers 122.191; Portland 115.546
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Clippers by 6 1/2; 197
Vegas Line & Total: LA Clippers by 1; 202
Dunkel Pick: LA Clippers (-1 1/2); Under




NBA
Long Sheet

Thursday, November 8

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OKLAHOMA CITY (2 - 2) at CHICAGO (3 - 1) - 11/8/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 99-74 ATS (+17.6 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.

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

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LA CLIPPERS (3 - 2) at PORTLAND (2 - 2) - 11/8/2012, 10:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PORTLAND is 5-2 against the spread versus LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
PORTLAND is 4-3 straight up against LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Thursday, November 8

Hot Teams
-- Bulls won three of first four games, covering once; they're underdog for first time this season.
-- Clippers are 3-2, but all five games were at Staples, with only "road" game vs Lakers, so this is their first road trip.

Cold Teams
-- Oklahoma City is 2-2, losing only road game, by 2 at San Antonio.
-- Portland is 2-2, beating Lakers in only home game.

Totals
-- Three of four Thunder games stayed under the total.
-- Four of five Clipper games went over the total.

Last Year's Series Records
-- Bulls lost 92-78 at Oklahoma City in LY's only meeting.
-- Clippers won three of four vs Portland LY, splitting pair here.




NBA

Thursday, November 8

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Trend Report
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8:00 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY vs. CHICAGO
Oklahoma City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Chicago is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

10:30 PM
LA CLIPPERS vs. PORTLAND
LA Clippers are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games on the road
LA Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when playing Portland
Portland is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Portland is 13-5 SU in their last 18 games when playing LA Clippers


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NBA

Thursday, November 8

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NBA TNT doubleheader: What bettors need to know
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Oklahoma City Thunder at Chicago Bulls (+2, 191.5)

James Harden is lighting it up in Houston and Derrick Rose is on the sidelines, but Thursday game between Oklahoma City and Chicago is still an intriguing matchup. Both teams are learning how to win without a key player, although the adjustment hasn't been as smooth for the Thunder. Oklahoma City, which dealt Harden to the Rockets shortly before the season began, evened its record with a 108-88 victory over Toronto on Tuesday in the finale of a three-game homestand.

The Bulls will likely will be without Rose until after the All-Star break. Chicago handed Orlando its first loss of the season with a 99-93 win on Tuesday. The former league Most Valuable Player is recovering from a torn ACL sustained in Chicago's first-round playoff loss to Philadelphia.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, TNT.

ABOUT THE THUNDER (2-2): Kevin Martin, the key figure Oklahoma City received in the blockbuster trade, has replaced Harden as the sixth man. The veteran guard has provided a solid offensive punch, averaging 19.3 points and shooting 51.2 from the field. Martin has hit 61.9 percent of his 3-point attempts. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are averaging 20.8 points apiece, but the offense has struggled in the first four games. Oklahoma City is averaging 98.3 points after scoring 103.1 points last season.

ABOUT THE BULLS (3-1): Other than an unexpected loss to New Orleans in the home opener, Chicago has played well without its star. Coach Tom Thibodeau always stresses defense and that's paid off early in the season. The Bulls allow 88.8 points and force 16.7 turnovers game. Kirk Hinrich has taken over at point guard for Rose, but backup Nate Robinson has provided the biggest boost. Robinson is averaging 12.3 points and 5.3 assists while shooting 51.2 percent.

TRENDS:

* Under is 5-1 in the last six meetings.
* Thunder are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Chicago.
* Thunder are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 Thursday games.
* Bulls are 1-6 ATS in their last seven vs. Western Conference.

BUZZER BEATERS:

1. Westbrook, who has been playing with a sore shoulder, is shooting 38.7 percent from the field and has made just 26.7 percent of his 3-point attempts.

2. The Bulls have six players averaging at least 9.0 points a game. Joakim Noah leads the team in points (16.0) and rebounds (8.8).

3. The Thunder beat the Bulls 92-78 at home in their only meeting last season. Oklahoma City led by 29 points going into the fourth quarter. The teams split six games over the previous three seasons.



Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers (+1, 201.5)

The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Portland to face the well-rested Trail Blazers on Thursday. The Clippers dominated San Antonio for a 106-84 home win on Wednesday. Blake Griffin (22 points, 10 rebounds), DeAndre Jordan (20 points, 11 rebounds) and Chris Paul (10 points, 12 assists) all had double-doubles as the Clippers handed the Spurs their first loss of the season. The lopsided win allowed coach Vinny Del Negro to rest his key players.

Portland hasn't played since Monday when it dropped a 114-91 decision at Dallas. Rookie guard Damian Lillard has been one of the early season surprises in the league. Lillard, the No. 6 overall pick in the draft from Weber State, is second on the team in scoring with a 19.3 average. LaMarcus Aldridge is scoring 22 points a game to lead the Trail Blazers.

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT.

ABOUT THE TRAIL BLAZERS (2-2): Portland has been outscored in the fourth quarter of each game so the Trail Blazers are fortunate to be .500. The least productive bench in the NBA has a lot to do with the problems. Portland's reserves have combined to score 51 points in four games. Rookie center Meyers Leonard, who has scored 14 points, and small forward Sasha Pavlovic, who has 10, are the only bench players to reach double figures for the season. Portland was outscored 31-12 in the fourth quarter of Monday's loss.

ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (3-2): Injuries have played a major role in the early going for Los Angeles. Griffin, the Clippers' All-Star forward, has been playing with a ruptured bursa sac in his right elbow and a strained neck. He's averaging 17.4 points and 8.4 rebounds. Veterans Chauncey Billups and Grant Hill have yet to play. Billups is still recovering from Achilles' tendon surgery last season while Hill has a bone bruise in his right knee. Jamal Crawford, who went into Wednesday averaging 24 points a game, was held to 10 against San Antonio.

TRENDS:

* Over is 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings in Portland.
* Favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings.
* Home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
* Clippers are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings.
* Clippers are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Portland.

BUZZER BEATERS:

1. The Clippers won three of the four meetings last season.

2. Portland held a 23-2 advantage in offensive rebounds against Dallas, but lost the game by 23 points.

3. Los Angeles committed 15 turnovers Wednesday after turning the ball over 25 times in Monday's loss to Cleveland.


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11/08/2012 06:58 PM

Thunder-Bulls clash on Thursday night in Chicago

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER (2-2)

at CHICAGO BULLS (3-1)


Tip-off: Thursday, 8:05 p.m. ET
Line: Oklahoma City -2, Total: 191.5

Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are looking for two wins in a row as they go into Chicago to face Tom Thibodeau’s 3-1 Bulls.

The Bulls have played very well to start the season and that is without their superstar Derrick Rose who is out indefinitely recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in 2011-2012. They completely buy into a team system and play tough defense (88.8 PPG, 41% FG allowed). On Thursday, however, they face an Oklahoma City team with tons of offensive weapons that has made 48.4% of its shots in the past three games.

Who will win this West versus East showdown? For the answer, connect to NBA Best Bets for all the Expert picks throughout the entire 2012-13 season. Last year, StatFox Dave won 62% ATS Best Bets in the regular season and was 5-0 ATS in the NBA Finals. Entering Thursday, StatFox Brian is 54% ATS Best Bets (7-6-1). As far as NBA Totals are concerned, two of the experts continue to profit, as StatFox Scott is 10-3 (77%) on Totals for the season and StatFox Brian is 11-5 (69%), going 9-3 on Totals since Friday.

The Thunder won their last game against the Raptors by 20 points on Tuesday, winning the rebounding margin by nine and holding Toronto to 35.7% FG. Newcomer Kevin Martin has stepped in nicely to fill in James Harden’s sixth-man role, averaging 19.3 PPG on 51% shooting and 13-of-21 threes (62%). Kevin Durant has been playing a more balanced brand of basketball this year, averaging 5.8 APG and 12.3 RPG to go along with his 20.8 PPG. He’s helping his team in more ways than he used to and is turning into a better basketball player doing it. Westbrook is also scoring 20.8 PPG, but is shooting just 38.7% FG. And after having more turnovers than assists in the season opener, Westbrook has 23 assists and just five turnovers in his past three games.

In Rose’s absence, the Bulls have looked good with five players averaging more than 12 points per game, but they’ll need one player to step up and score against Scott Brooks’ team and that player is unknown at this point. Going up against Durant specifically will be Luol Deng for the Bulls, as he's known as one of the premier wing defenders in the league. Deng is also averaging 15.8 PPG and 8.3 RPG early in the year for Chicago. The Bulls will also need contributions from Kirk Hinrich, their starting point guard until Rose comes back, and Rip Hamilton, who has been inconsistent since signing to be the starting shooting guard for the Bulls a season ago. Joakim Noah has been the anchor for the Bulls since Rose left, averaging a team-best 16.0 PPG, 8.8 RPG and 2.5 BPG this season. He brings consistent energy and will certainly have to do so against the Thunder if the Bulls are going to have any chance to pull it out at home.

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11/08/2012 07:01 PM

Thursday Tips

November 7, 2012

Following last Thursday's postponement of the Knicks/Nets game, TNT will finally have its first Thursday doubleheader of the season this week. The Bulls open things up against the defending Western Conference champion Thunder, while the Blazers and Clippers finish the night at the Rose Garden. We'll begin in the Windy City with Oklahoma City attempting to break above the .500 mark for the first time in this young season.

Thunder at Bulls - 8:05 PM EST

In spite of playing with Derrick Rose on the sidelines, Chicago has found a way to win three of its first four games. Granted, the three victories are over the Kings, Cavaliers, and Magic, but Chicago is relying on the frontcourt of Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, and Joakim Noah to lift them to this 3-1 record. The Bulls needed a moderate rally to knock off Orlando on Tuesday, 99-93, but Chicago failed to cover as nine-point favorites.

The Thunder bounced back from Sunday's home loss to the Hawks by beating the Raptors soundly, 108-88 as nine-point 'chalk.' Oklahoma City jumped out to a 30-17 lead after one quarter, while cruising to a 19-point halftime edge. The Raps shot just 35% from the floor, as Kyle Lowry left the game in the first half with a sprained ankle. Not one member of the Thunder scored more than 20 points, but six players finished in double-figures, including a game-high 19 points from Russell Westbrook.

The Bulls own an 0-3 ATS record at the United Center after not cashing against Sacramento and Orlando in close victories, while losing straight-up to New Orleans as nine-point favorites. In Chicago's six-point triumph over Orlando, the Bulls pulled off a 12-2 run to start the fourth quarter to take control of a game that was in doubt for three quarters. Tom Thibodeau's club held the Magic to 42% shooting from the floor, including a 7-22 effort from Glen Davis.

Oklahoma City won the lone meeting with Chicago last season, 92-78 as six-point home favorites. The two teams have split each of the previous four matchups at the United Center, including a 99-90 triumph by the Bulls in December 2010.

Clippers at Blazers - 10:30 PM EST

Los Angeles finishes off a tough back-to-back stretch after beating San Antonio at home on Wednesday. The Clippers head up the coast to the Rose Garden for a meeting with the Blazers, who return to Portland following a three-game road swing. The Blazers picked up only one victory on that trip, coming in overtime at Houston. In the two losses, Terry Stotts' team lost by 14 points or more at Oklahoma City and Dallas.

Portland's lone game at the Rose Garden turned out to be its best overall effort, a 116-106 whipping of the Lakers as short 'dogs. The Blazers have failed to capitalize on that win by scoring 100 points or less in each of the last three games. In Monday's setback at Dallas, the Blazers trailed by just four points heading into the final quarter, but the Mavs outscored Portland, 31-12 en route to a 114-91 blowout. Portland's bench scored just 17 points in the loss, while allowing Dallas to shoot a scorching 61% from the field.

The Clippers are leaving Los Angeles for the first time this season following five games at Staples Center (including a "road" contest against the Lakers). Vinny Del Negro's squad didn't look particularly sharp in home losses to the Warriors and Cavaliers as heavy 'chalk,' while being listed as an away favorite for the second time this season. The Clips have won 10 of their past 15 games when laying points on the road, including five of the last seven as an away favorite of three points or less.

Los Angeles captured three of four matchups last season, while rallying from 18 points down at the Rose Garden in a February 74-71 triumph. That victory by the Clippers snapped a six-game skid in Portland dating back to 2009.

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11/08/2012 07:01 PM

Thursday Tips

November 7, 2012

Following last Thursday's postponement of the Knicks/Nets game, TNT will finally have its first Thursday doubleheader of the season this week. The Bulls open things up against the defending Western Conference champion Thunder, while the Blazers and Clippers finish the night at the Rose Garden. We'll begin in the Windy City with Oklahoma City attempting to break above the .500 mark for the first time in this young season.

Thunder at Bulls - 8:05 PM EST

In spite of playing with Derrick Rose on the sidelines, Chicago has found a way to win three of its first four games. Granted, the three victories are over the Kings, Cavaliers, and Magic, but Chicago is relying on the frontcourt of Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, and Joakim Noah to lift them to this 3-1 record. The Bulls needed a moderate rally to knock off Orlando on Tuesday, 99-93, but Chicago failed to cover as nine-point favorites.

The Thunder bounced back from Sunday's home loss to the Hawks by beating the Raptors soundly, 108-88 as nine-point 'chalk.' Oklahoma City jumped out to a 30-17 lead after one quarter, while cruising to a 19-point halftime edge. The Raps shot just 35% from the floor, as Kyle Lowry left the game in the first half with a sprained ankle. Not one member of the Thunder scored more than 20 points, but six players finished in double-figures, including a game-high 19 points from Russell Westbrook.

The Bulls own an 0-3 ATS record at the United Center after not cashing against Sacramento and Orlando in close victories, while losing straight-up to New Orleans as nine-point favorites. In Chicago's six-point triumph over Orlando, the Bulls pulled off a 12-2 run to start the fourth quarter to take control of a game that was in doubt for three quarters. Tom Thibodeau's club held the Magic to 42% shooting from the floor, including a 7-22 effort from Glen Davis.

Oklahoma City won the lone meeting with Chicago last season, 92-78 as six-point home favorites. The two teams have split each of the previous four matchups at the United Center, including a 99-90 triumph by the Bulls in December 2010.

Clippers at Blazers - 10:30 PM EST

Los Angeles finishes off a tough back-to-back stretch after beating San Antonio at home on Wednesday. The Clippers head up the coast to the Rose Garden for a meeting with the Blazers, who return to Portland following a three-game road swing. The Blazers picked up only one victory on that trip, coming in overtime at Houston. In the two losses, Terry Stotts' team lost by 14 points or more at Oklahoma City and Dallas.

Portland's lone game at the Rose Garden turned out to be its best overall effort, a 116-106 whipping of the Lakers as short 'dogs. The Blazers have failed to capitalize on that win by scoring 100 points or less in each of the last three games. In Monday's setback at Dallas, the Blazers trailed by just four points heading into the final quarter, but the Mavs outscored Portland, 31-12 en route to a 114-91 blowout. Portland's bench scored just 17 points in the loss, while allowing Dallas to shoot a scorching 61% from the field.

The Clippers are leaving Los Angeles for the first time this season following five games at Staples Center (including a "road" contest against the Lakers). Vinny Del Negro's squad didn't look particularly sharp in home losses to the Warriors and Cavaliers as heavy 'chalk,' while being listed as an away favorite for the second time this season. The Clips have won 10 of their past 15 games when laying points on the road, including five of the last seven as an away favorite of three points or less.

Los Angeles captured three of four matchups last season, while rallying from 18 points down at the Rose Garden in a February 74-71 triumph. That victory by the Clippers snapped a six-game skid in Portland dating back to 2009.

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11/08/2012 07:03 PM

Hoop Trends - Thursday

November 8, 2012


ATS TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Thunder are 0-11 ATS (-7.4 ppg) since May 13, 2011 after a home win in which they outshot their opponent by at least 10 percent.

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Trailblazers are 0-10 OU (-11.2 ppg) since February 13, 2005 as a dog after a road loss in which their opponent stole the ball at least twelve times.

PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Thunder are 0-7 OU (-9.3 ppg) since March 14, 2011 on the road after a win in which Russell Westbrook was the Thunder’s high scorer.

CHOICE TREND:

-- The Bulls are 9-0 ATS (6.9 ppg) since April 13, 2009 as a dog with at least one day of rest off a win in which they trailed at the end of the third quarter.

ACTIVE TRENDS:

-- The Thunder are 0-5 OU (-10.9 ppg) since May 07, 2011 on the road with at least a day of rest after a win at home in which Kevin Durant had more turnovers than assists.

-- The Thunder are 10-0 ATS (3.8 ppg) since December 08, 2010 as a road favorite with at most one day of rest after a game in which they scored more than 25% of their points from the free throw line.



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11/08/2012 07:05 PM

Thursday, November 8

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Oklahoma City - 8:00 PM ET Chicago +2.5 500
Chicago - Under 190.5 500

L.A. Clippers - 10:30 PM ET L.A. Clippers -1 500
Portland - Over 201.5 500

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