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12/12/2012 07:12 PM

Wednesday, December 12

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Brooklyn 0 0th Toronto +7.5 500
Toronto 0 Over 185 500

Atlanta 0 0th Atlanta -4 500
Orlando 0 Over 187 500

Cleveland 0 0th Cleveland +8 500
Indiana 0 Over 187 500

Chicago - 7:30 PM ET Philadelphia -3 500
Philadelphia - Under 180.5 500

L.A. Clippers - 7:30 PM ET L.A. Clippers -8.5 500
Charlotte - Over 201 500

Golden State - 7:30 PM ET Golden State +8.5 500
Miami - Under 205 500

Dallas - 8:00 PM ET Boston -6 500
Boston - Under 197.5 500

Sacramento - 8:00 PM ET Milwaukee -7.5 500
Milwaukee - Over 197.5 500

Washington - 8:00 PM ET Houston -11 500
Houston - Under 206 500

New Orleans - 8:00 PM ET New Orleans +13.5 500
Oklahoma City - Under 196 500

Denver - 8:00 PM ET Minnesota -2.5 500
Minnesota - Over 198 500

Memphis - 9:00 PM ET Memphis -6 500
Phoenix - Over 196 500

San Antonio - 10:30 PM ET San Antonio -3 500
Utah - Over 208 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/13/2012 07:01 PM

Thursday, December 13

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Charlotte - 7:30 PM ET Atlanta -10.5 500
Atlanta - Under 194.5 500

L.A. Lakers - 8:00 PM ET New York -7 500
New York - Under 209 500

San Antonio - 10:30 PM ET San Antonio -7 500
Portland - Over 201.5 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/13/2012 07:04 PM

Lakers Look To Bust Slump At Knicks On Thursday

Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks
NBA Betting Preview
Date: 12/13/2012 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Opening Lines: New York -7, O/U 207½
Television: TNT

Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers (9-13 straight-up and against the spread) fall into the abyss continued Tuesday with a 100-94 loss at Cleveland as 6½-point chalk. The preseason Western Conference favorites have now lost three straight and five of six. Big man Pau Gasol (knee) is needed to return after missing five games, but he’s listed as doubtful on the Don Best NBA injury report.

New York Knicks: The Knicks (16-5 SU, 13-8 against the spread) are the Lakers nightmare opponent at 8-0 SU and 7-1 ATS at Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony looks completely healed from his finger injury after dropping 45 points at rival Brooklyn on Tuesday en route to a 100-97 win. The "over" cashed on the 195½-point total and is 5-1-1 in New York’s last seven, as the team is averaging 103.3 points per game. New York is 1-4 SU and ATS the last five against L.A. even after winning as a home ‘dog most recently in February. The "under" is 4-0 in the last four head-to-head matchups.

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San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers
NBA Betting Preview
Date: 12/13/2012 at 10:30 p.m. (ET)
Opening Lines: San Antonio -7, O/U 202
Television: TNT

San Antonio Spurs: The Spurs (18-5 SU, 15-7-1 ATS) will be playing the second half of a back-to-back after losing 99-96 at Utah on Wednesday. Coach Gregg Popovich sometimes rests his star players in these situations, getting fined $250,000 by the league after doing just that two weeks ago at Miami. Regardless, San Antonio is 4-0-1 ATS in that situation this season and has won five straight overall to go along with playing very well on the road (11-3 SU, 10-4 ATS) all year. The "over" is 8-1 in its last nine away, as the team is averaging nearly 114 ppg.

Portland Trail Blazers: The Trail Blazers (9-12 SU, 8-12-1 ATS) are coming off a 92-74 Monday home win over Toronto as 2 ½-point favorites. They’re 5-4 SU and 4-4-1 ATS at home compared to 4-8 SU and ATS away. Injuries could be key with Nicolas Batum (back) questionable and Wesley Matthews (hip) doubtful after both missing last game. The favorite is 4-0 in the last four meetings between Portland and San Antonio. The "over" is 5-1 in the last six.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/13/2012 07:07 PM

Thursday Tips

December 12, 2012

All three matchups on the Thursday NBA card involve mismatches according to record. The Hawks (12-6) battle the struggling Bobcats (7-13) for the third time this season, while the Spurs (18-4) play the second of a back-to-back in Portland against the inconsistent Blazers (9-12). In the primetime TNT matchup at 8:00, the Lakers (9-13) try to bounce out of their funk when they travel to the Madison Square Garden.

Lakers at Knicks - 8:00 PM EST

New York is a perfect 8-0 straight-up at home this season, as the Knicks (16-5) go for their ninth win in 10 games overall on Thursday. Mike Woodson's team welcomes in a Lakers' squad that can't get out of their way recently, dropping five of their past six games, including an embarrassing loss at Cleveland on Tuesday night.

The Lakers played their fifth straight game without power forward Pau Gasol as Los Angeles trailed from the start in a 100-94 setback to the Cavs. L.A. closed as a 6 ½-point favorite, but fell to 2-7 SU and 3-6 ATS away from Staples Center this season. Since Mike D'Antoni has taken over as head coach, the Lakers own a 4-8 record, while allowing at least 100 points in six of the last seven contests. The Lakers have compiled a dreadful 1-5 ATS record as an underdog this season, as the lone cover came in a 114-108 loss at Oklahoma City last Friday as 7 ½-point 'dogs.

The Knicks overcame a 17-point deficit to shock the rival Nets on Tuesday, 100-97 in their second visit to the Barclays Center in three weeks. New York failed to cover as 3 ½-point 'chalk,' falling to 1-5 ATS the last six opportunities as a road favorite. The story changes when the Knicks suit up at Madison Square Garden, posting a 7-1 ATS record with the lone non-cover coming as 11-point favorites against Phoenix on December 2. Since starting 4-0 to the 'under' at home, the Knicks have compiled four straight 'overs' in Manhattan, while busting the 100-point mark seven times.

The two teams split a pair of meetings during the lockout-shortened season of 2012, with the home team winning each time. The Lakers routed the Knicks at Staples Center, 99-82 as 4 ½-point favorites in late December, while New York exacted revenge with a 92-85 triumph at MSG as 4 ½-point 'dogs six weeks later.

Spurs at Blazers - 10:35 PM EST

The league office better be on alert as San Antonio is playing on a back-to-back on TNT. The last time the Spurs were in this situation, Gregg Popovich decided to send Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili home prior to a game at Miami in which San Antonio was playing its fourth game in five nights. This is the final game of a four-game road trip for the Spurs, who have already won once at the Rose Garden this season.

Playing without Parker, the Spurs rallied for a 112-109 victory on November 10 to cover as 2 ½-point favorites. San Antonio outscored Portland, 39-30 in the final quarter as Gary Neal scored 27 points off the bench to help the Spurs overcome 10 three-pointers by the Blazers. The win ended a four-game losing skid at the Rose Garden for San Antonio, which includes a 137-97 beatdown by the Blazers last season with Parker, Duncan, and Ginobili out.

Portland continues a season-high six-game homestand following a loss to Sacramento and victory over Toronto. Terry Stotts' club put together their best defensive performance of the season in a 92-74 rout of the Raptors on Monday, holding Toronto to 35% shooting from the floor. The most impressive part of Portland's triumph is debatable since the Blazers won without Nicholas Batum and Wesley Matthews, while also managing the victory by shooting 0-for-20 from three-point range.

From an ATS standpoint, the Blazers are just 3-6 ATS the last nine games, while cashing two of three times as a home 'dog. The Spurs have cashed in 10 of their past 11 road contests, while eclipsing the 100-point mark eight straight times on the highway. Probably the most impressive number is the frequency of 'overs' in this stretch, as San Antonio is 8-0 to the 'over' in the last eight away games.

Bobcats at Hawks - 7:35 PM EST

We didn't exactly save the worst for last, but somebody has to be the final one to be picked. Atlanta returns home from a three-game road trip as the Hawks go for their third win of the season over the Bobcats. Charlotte is quickly reverting back to last season's disaster following a surprising 7-5 start by dropping eight consecutive games.

The Bobcats have won just two of seven contests away from Time Warner Cable Arena, beating the Timberwolves and Wizards as road 'dogs. Charlotte's defense is getting shredded by the day, as the Bobcats have allowed at least 100 points in nine of the last 10 games. The 'over' is hitting for the Bobcats lately, going 8-3-1 the previous 12 contests.

The Hawks enter Thursday's contest with an 0-6-1 ATS record at Philips Arena when laying at least four points. Atlanta barely covered in its last meeting with Charlotte, a 94-91 victory as nine-point favorites in late November. Larry Drew's club is a perfect 3-0 SU/ATS with no rest coming off Wednesday's game at Orlando, including road wins at Portland and Memphis.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/13/2012 07:11 PM

Thursday Tips

December 12, 2012

All three matchups on the Thursday NBA card involve mismatches according to record. The Hawks (12-6) battle the struggling Bobcats (7-13) for the third time this season, while the Spurs (18-4) play the second of a back-to-back in Portland against the inconsistent Blazers (9-12). In the primetime TNT matchup at 8:00, the Lakers (9-13) try to bounce out of their funk when they travel to the Madison Square Garden.

Lakers at Knicks - 8:00 PM EST

New York is a perfect 8-0 straight-up at home this season, as the Knicks (16-5) go for their ninth win in 10 games overall on Thursday. Mike Woodson's team welcomes in a Lakers' squad that can't get out of their way recently, dropping five of their past six games, including an embarrassing loss at Cleveland on Tuesday night.

The Lakers played their fifth straight game without power forward Pau Gasol as Los Angeles trailed from the start in a 100-94 setback to the Cavs. L.A. closed as a 6 ½-point favorite, but fell to 2-7 SU and 3-6 ATS away from Staples Center this season. Since Mike D'Antoni has taken over as head coach, the Lakers own a 4-8 record, while allowing at least 100 points in six of the last seven contests. The Lakers have compiled a dreadful 1-5 ATS record as an underdog this season, as the lone cover came in a 114-108 loss at Oklahoma City last Friday as 7 ½-point 'dogs.

The Knicks overcame a 17-point deficit to shock the rival Nets on Tuesday, 100-97 in their second visit to the Barclays Center in three weeks. New York failed to cover as 3 ½-point 'chalk,' falling to 1-5 ATS the last six opportunities as a road favorite. The story changes when the Knicks suit up at Madison Square Garden, posting a 7-1 ATS record with the lone non-cover coming as 11-point favorites against Phoenix on December 2. Since starting 4-0 to the 'under' at home, the Knicks have compiled four straight 'overs' in Manhattan, while busting the 100-point mark seven times.

The two teams split a pair of meetings during the lockout-shortened season of 2012, with the home team winning each time. The Lakers routed the Knicks at Staples Center, 99-82 as 4 ½-point favorites in late December, while New York exacted revenge with a 92-85 triumph at MSG as 4 ½-point 'dogs six weeks later.

Spurs at Blazers - 10:35 PM EST

The league office better be on alert as San Antonio is playing on a back-to-back on TNT. The last time the Spurs were in this situation, Gregg Popovich decided to send Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili home prior to a game at Miami in which San Antonio was playing its fourth game in five nights. This is the final game of a four-game road trip for the Spurs, who have already won once at the Rose Garden this season.

Playing without Parker, the Spurs rallied for a 112-109 victory on November 10 to cover as 2 ½-point favorites. San Antonio outscored Portland, 39-30 in the final quarter as Gary Neal scored 27 points off the bench to help the Spurs overcome 10 three-pointers by the Blazers. The win ended a four-game losing skid at the Rose Garden for San Antonio, which includes a 137-97 beatdown by the Blazers last season with Parker, Duncan, and Ginobili out.

Portland continues a season-high six-game homestand following a loss to Sacramento and victory over Toronto. Terry Stotts' club put together their best defensive performance of the season in a 92-74 rout of the Raptors on Monday, holding Toronto to 35% shooting from the floor. The most impressive part of Portland's triumph is debatable since the Blazers won without Nicholas Batum and Wesley Matthews, while also managing the victory by shooting 0-for-20 from three-point range.

From an ATS standpoint, the Blazers are just 3-6 ATS the last nine games, while cashing two of three times as a home 'dog. The Spurs have cashed in 10 of their past 11 road contests, while eclipsing the 100-point mark eight straight times on the highway. Probably the most impressive number is the frequency of 'overs' in this stretch, as San Antonio is 8-0 to the 'over' in the last eight away games.

Bobcats at Hawks - 7:35 PM EST

We didn't exactly save the worst for last, but somebody has to be the final one to be picked. Atlanta returns home from a three-game road trip as the Hawks go for their third win of the season over the Bobcats. Charlotte is quickly reverting back to last season's disaster following a surprising 7-5 start by dropping eight consecutive games.

The Bobcats have won just two of seven contests away from Time Warner Cable Arena, beating the Timberwolves and Wizards as road 'dogs. Charlotte's defense is getting shredded by the day, as the Bobcats have allowed at least 100 points in nine of the last 10 games. The 'over' is hitting for the Bobcats lately, going 8-3-1 the previous 12 contests.

The Hawks enter Thursday's contest with an 0-6-1 ATS record at Philips Arena when laying at least four points. Atlanta barely covered in its last meeting with Charlotte, a 94-91 victory as nine-point favorites in late November. Larry Drew's club is a perfect 3-0 SU/ATS with no rest coming off Wednesday's game at Orlando, including road wins at Portland and Memphis.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/13/2012 07:13 PM

Hoop Trends - Thursday

December 13, 2012

ATS TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Hawks are 0-11 ATS (-10.6 ppg) since December 30, 2011 as a home favorite after a game in which they allowed less than 40% from the field.

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Lakers are 0-10 OU (-12.2 ppg) since February 11, 2007 on the road when the total is no more than 211, after a game in which their opponent shot less than 60% from the free-throw line.

PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Hawks are 0-12 OU (-14.8 ppg) since February 16, 2011 when the total is at least 177, after a win on the road in which Al Horford was not the Hawks’ high scorer.

CHOICE TREND:

-- The Spurs are 0-10-1 ATS (-10.9 ppg) since April 18, 2005 on the road with at most one day of rest after a game in which they blocked at least 10 shots.

ACTIVE TRENDS:

-- The Hawks are 9-0-1 ATS (11.6 ppg) since January 07, 2012 when both they and their opponent have no rest.

-- The Trailblazers are 7-0 ATS (11.9 ppg) since March 09, 2009 at home after a win in which less than 45% of their baskets were assisted.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/13/2012 07:13 PM

Hoop Trends - Thursday

December 13, 2012

ATS TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Hawks are 0-11 ATS (-10.6 ppg) since December 30, 2011 as a home favorite after a game in which they allowed less than 40% from the field.

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Lakers are 0-10 OU (-12.2 ppg) since February 11, 2007 on the road when the total is no more than 211, after a game in which their opponent shot less than 60% from the free-throw line.

PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Hawks are 0-12 OU (-14.8 ppg) since February 16, 2011 when the total is at least 177, after a win on the road in which Al Horford was not the Hawks’ high scorer.

CHOICE TREND:

-- The Spurs are 0-10-1 ATS (-10.9 ppg) since April 18, 2005 on the road with at most one day of rest after a game in which they blocked at least 10 shots.

ACTIVE TRENDS:

-- The Hawks are 9-0-1 ATS (11.6 ppg) since January 07, 2012 when both they and their opponent have no rest.

-- The Trailblazers are 7-0 ATS (11.9 ppg) since March 09, 2009 at home after a win in which less than 45% of their baskets were assisted.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/13/2012 07:15 PM

NBA
Dunkel

LA Lakers at New York
The Knicks look to build on their 17-4 ATS record in their last 21 home games against teams with a losing road record. New York is the pick (-6 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Knicks favored by 9 1/2. Dunkel Pick: New York (-6 1/2). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

Game 501-502: Charlotte at Atlanta (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Charlotte 111.458; Atlanta 119.053
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 7 1/2; 197
Vegas Line & Total: Atlanta by 10 1/2; 193 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Charlotte (+10 1/2); Over

Game 503-504: LA Lakers at New York (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Lakers 117.446; New York 126.792
Dunkel Line & Total: New York by 9 1/2; 204
Vegas Line & Total: New York by 6 1/2; 209 1/2
Dunkel Pick: New York (-6 1/2); Under

Game 505-506: San Antonio at Portland (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Antonio 126.984; Portland 115.706
Dunkel Line & Total: San Antonio by 9 1/2; 195
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A




NBA
Long Sheet

Thursday, December 13

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CHARLOTTE (7 - 14) at ATLANTA (13 - 6) - 12/13/2012, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHARLOTTE is 31-55 ATS (-29.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 30-50 ATS (-25.0 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 9-19 ATS (-11.9 Units) when playing on back-to-back days over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 19-45 ATS (-30.5 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 17-33 ATS (-19.3 Units) after 3 or more consecutive losses over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 15-30 ATS (-18.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 16-4 ATS (+11.6 Units) when playing on back-to-back days over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 6-4 against the spread versus CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
ATLANTA is 8-2 straight up against CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
6 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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LA LAKERS (9 - 13) at NEW YORK (16 - 5) - 12/13/2012, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LA LAKERS are 40-58 ATS (-23.8 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 16-31 ATS (-18.1 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 1-9 ATS (-8.9 Units) in road games in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 15-30 ATS (-18.0 Units) off a upset loss as a favorite over the last 3 seasons.
NEW YORK is 28-14 ATS (+12.6 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
NEW YORK is 35-21 ATS (+11.9 Units) first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA LAKERS is 3-1 against the spread versus NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
LA LAKERS is 3-1 straight up against NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
4 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SAN ANTONIO (18 - 5) at PORTLAND (9 - 12) - 12/13/2012, 10:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN ANTONIO is 5-3 against the spread versus PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
PORTLAND is 4-4 straight up against SAN ANTONIO over the last 3 seasons
5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Thursday, December 13

Hot Teams
-- Hawks won 10 of their last 12 games (1-6-1 as HF).
-- Knicks won seven of their last eight games (6-1 as HF).
-- Spurs won five of last six games (9-2 in last 11 as an AF). Portland won four of its last five home games (2-1 as HU).

Cold Teams
-- Bobcats lost their last nine games (3-4 as AU).
-- Lakers lost five of last six games (2-7 on road, 1-2 as AU).

Totals
-- Five of last six Atlanta home games went over the total.
-- Last four New York home games went over the total.
-- Over is 10-4-1 in last fifteen San Antonio games.

Back-to-backs
-- Bobcats are 3-2 vs spread if they played night before.
-- Spurs are 4-0-1 vs spread if they played night before.




NBA

Thursday, December 13

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Trend Report
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7:30 PM
CHARLOTTE vs. ATLANTA
Charlotte is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 10 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte

8:00 PM
LA LAKERS vs. NEW YORK
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
New York is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

10:30 PM
SAN ANTONIO vs. PORTLAND
San Antonio is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Portland
San Antonio is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Portland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing San Antonio


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NBA

Thursday, December 13

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NBA TNT doubleheader: Lakers at Knicks, Spurs at Blazers
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Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks (-7, 208.5)

Watching a team struggle badly under coach Mike D'Antoni is not an unfamiliar site for New York fans. When the Los Angeles Lakers stumble into Madison Square Garden on Thursday to face the Knicks, it will be exactly nine months since D'Antoni was fired by New York. The Lakers and D'Antoni are riding a three-game losing streak as they prepare for the matchup against the league's only unbeaten team at home. Los Angeles has lost eight of its last 11. ''It doesn't make any sense," Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant said. "We're still finding ways to lose games.''

The Knicks, on the other hand, keep finding ways to win games. New York erased an early 17-point deficit to eke out a 100-97 win at Brooklyn on Tuesday night in a budding rivalry becoming known as the Battle of the Boroughs. Carmelo Anthony erupted for a season-high 45 points to carry the Knicks to their seventh win in eight games. New York has registered 11 of its 16 wins by double digits, including a pair of 20-point demolitions of the defending world champion Miami Heat.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, TNT

ABOUT THE LAKERS (9-13, 9-13 ATS): Los Angeles is searching for answers after tumbling to 4-8 since D'Antoni took the coaching reins. Bryant termed the recent struggles as the most "challenging" and "baffling" stretch of his storied career. With forward Pau Gasol missing his fifth straight game, the Lakers fell behind by 15 points at halftime against a Cleveland squad that entered the game with four wins. Bryant scored a season-high 42 points against the Cavaliers and has averaged 35.5 points in his last six games - a stretch in which the Lakers have gone 1-5.

ABOUT THE KNICKS (16-5, 13-8 ATS): Anthony is having an MVP campaign, pouring in 79 points in his last two games after sitting out the previous two due to a cut on his finger. Yet New York is also getting timely production from veteran guard Jason Kidd since he returned from a four-game injury absence. Kidd buried the winning 3-point shot against the Nets and finished with 18 points on 6-of-8 from behind the arc. That followed a 17-point performance against Denver in which Kidd connected on 3 of 4 from long range to go along with seven assists.

TRENDS:

* Under is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
* Lakers are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
* Favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.

BUZZER BEATERS:

1. Anthony sat out last February's 92-85 win over the Lakers that snapped a string of nine straight losses in the series.

2. Los Angeles is 1-10 when Bryant scores at least 30 points.

3. D'Antoni compiled a 121-167 record in three-plus seasons with the Knicks.



San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers (+5.5, 201)

The San Antonio Spurs will look to rebound from a rare loss when they wrap up a four-game road trip Thursday against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Spurs had their five-game winning streak snapped in Utah on Wednesday on a 3-point buzzer beater by Mo Williams. It was an uncharacteristic defeat for San Antonio, which blew an eight-point lead in the final four minutes to drop one game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the league's best record. The Spurs still own the league's best mark away from home at 11-3.

While San Antonio will be playing for the fifth time in seven nights, the Trail Blazers have had a couple of much-needed days off since walloping the Toronto Raptors on Monday. Nicolas Batum, who has been battling a back injury that caused him to miss Monday's game, said his condition has improved and he is hopeful of facing the Spurs. Wesley Matthews also sat out Monday's game with a left hip flexor strain, ending a streak of 250 consecutive games played.

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

ABOUT THE SPURS (18-5, 15-7-1 ATS): Veteran Tim Duncan had his worst shooting performance of the season in Monday's shootout victory at Houston, connecting on only 1 of 9 shots, but he still managed to pull down 13 rebounds and block three shots. Duncan bounced back from that game with a vengeance, scoring 22 points and hauling down a season-high 21 rebounds against the Jazz. It was the 21st 20-20 game of the future Hall of Famer's career. The perennial All-Star also blocked six shots - another season high.

ABOUT THE TRAIL BLAZERS (9-12, 8-12-1 ATS): The return of Batum and/or Matthews would go a long way to preventing a repeat from Monday's dreadful shooting display that set an NBA record for futility. Portland misfired on all 20 3-point attempts, breaking the record set by the New York Knicks (0 for 18) in 2010. Batum has made a team-high 49 3-pointers and has connected on at least one in all but one game. Seldom-used Sasha Pavlovic did a solid job as an emergency starter against Toronto with 10 points, seven boards and five assists in 42 minutes.

TRENDS:

* Favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.
* Over is 5-1 in the last six meetings.
* Home team is 15-6 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
* Spurs are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Portland.

BUZZER BEATERS:

1. The Spurs withstood 35 points from Batum to win at Portland 112-109 on Nov. 12.

2. Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge has four straight double-doubles and is averaging 22.5 points and 11.3 rebounds in that span.

3. San Antonio leads the league in assists per game (25.9). Portland ranks 29th (19.1).

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/13/2012 07:17 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Thursday, December 13

Charlotte at Atlanta, 7:35 ET
Charlotte: 9-24 ATS playing with same-season revenge
Atlanta: 16-4 ATS playing without rest

LA Lakers at New York, 8:05 ET TNT
LA Lakers: 1-9 ATS away vs. non-conference opponents
New York: 15-4 ATS at home off a road win

San Antonio at Portland, 10:35 ET TNT
San Antonio: 15-4 ATS after playing as a favorite
Portland: 5-14 ATS playing with two days rest

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/13/2012 07:17 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Thursday, December 13

Charlotte at Atlanta, 7:35 ET
Charlotte: 9-24 ATS playing with same-season revenge
Atlanta: 16-4 ATS playing without rest

LA Lakers at New York, 8:05 ET TNT
LA Lakers: 1-9 ATS away vs. non-conference opponents
New York: 15-4 ATS at home off a road win

San Antonio at Portland, 10:35 ET TNT
San Antonio: 15-4 ATS after playing as a favorite
Portland: 5-14 ATS playing with two days rest

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