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12/19/2012 05:05 PM

Knicks Host Nets In Opener Of ESPN Doubleheader

Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks
NBA Betting Preview
Date: 12/19/2012 at 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Opening Lines: New York -6, O/U 194½
Television: ESPN

Brooklyn Nets: The Nets (13-11 straight-up, 12-10-2 against the spread) will be playing the second half of a back-to-back after losing 92-90 at home to Utah on Tuesday. Brooklyn is just 2-7 SU and ATS in its last nine games, but the team is healthier now with center Brook Lopez (foot) returning two games ago. The Nets are 1-1 SU and 2-0 ATS against New York this year with each contest very close and played at the Barclays Center.

New York Knicks: The Knicks (18-6 SU, 14-10 ATS) are smarting after their first home loss this year on Monday, 109-96 to Houston and former celebrated teammate Jeremy Lin. That went "under" the big 210-point total after the "over" was 7-1-1 in New York’s previous nine. Rookie Chris Copeland (29 points) did a great job filling in for Carmelo Anthony (ankle), who is questionable again on Wednesday (click to check updated NBA injury report). The Knicks are 8-3 ATS at home to go along with the 10-1 SU mark.

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Milwaukee Bucks at Memphis Grizzlies
NBA Betting Preview
Date: 12/19/2012 at 9:30 p.m. (ET)
Opening Lines: Memphis -9, O/U 182½
Television: ESPN

Milwaukee Bucks: Milwaukee (13-10 SU, 12-11 ATS) beat Indiana 98-93 at home on Tuesday before traveling to Memphis. Mike Dunleavy (knee) returned to action against the Pacers after missing the previous six and scored 17 points off the bench. The Bucks had a four-game SU and ATS winning streak snapped Saturday with a 111-85 home loss to the red-hot Clippers. They have been a solid road play this year at 7-4 ATS (6-5 SU).

Memphis Grizzlies: Memphis (16-6 SU, 14-7-1 ATS) has come out of a mini cold streak with wins and covers in its last two games at Utah (99-86) and home vs. Chicago (80-71) on Monday . The Grizzlies are now 10-2 SU and 8-3-1 ATS at home this year. The "under" is 5-0 in their last five (11-3 in the last 14), and they lead the NBA in scoring defense at 90 PPG. The Bucks and Grizz met on Nov. 7 with Memphis winning 108-90 as 1-point road favorites. The road team is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings between the teams overall.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/19/2012 05:07 PM

Bucks try to stay hot in Memphis Wednesday

MILWAUKEE BUCKS (13-10)

at MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (16-6)


Tip-off: Wednesday, 9:35 p.m. ET
Line: Memphis -9, Total: 186

Milwaukee visits Memphis on Wednesday night at a time where both teams are playing good basketball.

The Bucks have won five of their past six games (SU and ATS), while the Grizzlies have won two in a row by 11.0 PPG. Milwaukee enters this game 7-4 ATS on the road, while Memphis boasts a stellar home mark of 8-3-1 ATS (10-2 SU). The Grizzlies have won four straight meetings (3-1 ATS) between the teams, crushing the Bucks 108-90 when they last met on Nov. 7 in Milwaukee.

Can the Grizzlies win by double-digits in this matchup? For the answer, connect to NBA Best Bets for all the Expert picks throughout the entire 2012-13 season. The experts are at 51% ATS (144-140-10) on Best Bets for the season. StatFox Gary is 56% ATS (27-21-3) Best Bets for the season, while StatFox Scott is at 52.4% ATS (33-30) and StatFox Brian is at 51% ATS (36-35-3) after a 4-2 ATS run over the past five days. For NBA Totals, Scott is 39-23 (63%) for the season, while Gary is 8-5 (62%) in Totals since Dec. 13.

The Bucks have won five out of six games, thanks to a stellar defense that has held opponents to 93 points or less in all five victories. But Milwaukee has failed to reach 100 points in any of its past five games, averaging just 93.6 PPG on 41% FG. PG Brandon Jennings, made just 6-of-20 FG in the Nov. 7 loss to Memphis, but he is coming off one of his best games of the season on Tuesday. Jennings scored 34 points (13-of-22 FG) and added six assists and five rebounds to help the Bucks defeat the Pacers 98-93. His hot shooting was a welcomed change from his 8-for-33 shooting clip (3-of-15 threes) over the previous two games. SG Monta Ellis was also ice-cold in the last meeting with Memphis (5-of-18 FG), but he's starting to find his groove with 21.2 PPG on a respectable 43% FG with 6.0 APG in his past five games.

The Grizzlies two-game win streak started in Utah on Saturday when PF Zach Randolph scored 25 points with 16 rebounds. He followed that performance up with 10 points and 15 rebounds in an 80-71 victory over Chicago on Monday. That gives Randolph 18.9 PPG and 12.9 RPG in eight games in December. SF Rudy Gay will need to find his shot for Memphis, as he is shooting a career-low 41.9% FG this year and just 38% FG in his past five games. PG Mike Conley broke out of a month-long shooting slump (32.9% FG in first 7 games of December) on Monday though, going 6-for-12 from the field with 17 points and four assists in the win over Chicago. He’ll need to keep it up in order to win his individual matchup with Jennings.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/19/2012 05:10 PM

Hoop Trends - Wednesday

December 19, 2012

ATS TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Suns are 0-10-1 ATS (-6.1 ppg) since January 31, 2008 at home after a game in which they blocked at least 10 shots.

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Knicks are 0-12 OU (-11.9 ppg) since April 17, 2006 at home with at most one day of rest after a loss in which they shot less than 60% from the free-throw line.

PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Thunder are 0-11 OU (-10.0 ppg) since March 14, 2011 on the road after a win in which Kevin Durant was not the Thunder’s high scorer.

CHOICE TREND:

-- The Kings are 11-0 OU (12.0 ppg) since December 27, 2010 at home after a game in which they had more turnovers than assists.

ACTIVE TRENDS:

-- The Knicks are 7-0 ATS (9.9 ppg) since January 24, 2012 after a loss at home in which Tyson Chandler took fewer than 10 shots.

-- The Kings are 0-9 ATS (-9.3 ppg) since March 04, 2012 after a loss in which Demarcus Cousins shot worse than 33% from the field.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/19/2012 05:12 PM

Wednesday Tips

December 18, 2012

The theme of Wednesday's NBA card is simple: revenge. Seven games involve teams playing for at least the second time this season, including five non-divisional battles. We'll take a look at four of these matchups, leading off with the showdown of the Empire State in Manhattan.

Nets at Knicks - 7:05 PM EST

New York tries to shake off its first home loss of the season on Monday to Houston, as the Knicks and Nets hook up for the third time. Carmelo Anthony sat out his second straight game with an ankle injury, as the Knicks' All-Star is listed as questionable for Wednesday. The Nets have split a pair of games with their rivals so far this season, but this will be the first meeting at Madison Square Garden.

Jason Kidd burned his former team with a late three-pointer in a 100-97 victory by New York at Barclays Center on December 11, but the Nets cashed as 3 ½-point home underdogs. The Knicks were able to avenge an earlier overtime setback at Brooklyn on November 26, as New York fell, 96-89, cashing the 'under' of 193.

The Nets are playing with no rest following Tuesday's two-point loss to the Jazz, as Avery Johnson's team is 2-3 SU/ATS when playing on the second of a back-to-back. The Knicks own a 3-0 SU/ATS record at home coming off a loss, while hitting the 'over' each of the last two times in this situation.

Thunder at Hawks - 7:35 PM EST

Oklahoma City is the hottest team in the league with 11 consecutive victories, as the Thunder attempts to win its seventh road game in eight tries. The Hawks return home after Tuesday's contest at Washington, as Atlanta has cleaned up against most of the league's garbage.

Larry Drew's club owns eight wins over the Bobcats, Magic, and Wizards, but the Hawks have beaten the Grizzlies and Thunder on the road. Playing without Josh Smith on November 4, Atlanta rallied for a 104-95 triumph as nine-point 'dogs at Oklahoma City. The Hawks are listed as a home 'dog for the third time this season, falling to the Heat on November 9, while beating the Clippers on November 24.

The Thunder has played twice as many road games (8) as home contests (16) this season, as OKC is 6-2 SU/ATS away from Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City bounced back from a 1-2 start by winning 19 of the last 21 games, while eclipsing the 100-point mark in 14 of the previous 15 contests.

Bucks at Grizzlies - 9:35 PM EST

Memphis continues to be in the mix as one of the teams to compete with Oklahoma City for greatness atop the Western Conference. The Grizzlies topped the Bulls on Monday in a low-scoring affair, 80-71 to cover as 6 ½-point favorites. The Bucks head to Memphis with no rest following a divisional battle with the Pacers on Tuesday, as Milwaukee has lost all three road games against the Western Conference this season.

The last time the Bucks and Grizzlies met at BMO Harris Bradley Center in early November, Memphis dominated Milwaukee, 108-90. The Grizzlies grabbed a 13-point halftime lead and cruised from there, as Lionel Hollins' club shot a sizzling 53% from the floor. Memphis has won each of the last four meetings with Milwaukee, but only one of those victories came at the FedEx Forum.

The Grizzlies have cashed the 'under' in six of the last eight home contests, as one of those 'overs' came against Phoenix in overtime. Milwaukee started the season with three consecutive road victories, but Scott Skiles' team is just 3-5 SU and 4-4 ATS the last eight games on the highway.

Hornets at Clippers - 10:35 PM EST

In one of the biggest upsets of the season, New Orleans went into Staples Center as 13-point underdogs in late November and knocked off Los Angeles, 105-98. The Clippers returned from a four-game road trip and stubbed their toe, as Vinny Del Negro's club is in the same spot after finishing their most recent highway voyage at 4-0 (while winning 10 straight overall).

Los Angeles concluded its away swing with a victory at Detroit, while holding all four opponents to 94 points or less. However, the Clips have hit the 'over' in seven of eight games as a home favorite of at least 8 ½ points this season. Since falling to the Hornets, the Clippers have won five consecutive games at Staples Center, while covering each of the last four.

The Hornets continue their five-game road trip, as New Orleans plays with no rest after Tuesday's affair at Golden State. Monty Williams' team has profited as a road 'dog of at least eight points this season by putting together a 4-2 ATS record, but the Hornets own just two wins away from the Big Easy.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/19/2012 05:15 PM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Wednesday, December 19

Hot Teams
-- Jazz won five of last seven games (1-7-1 as AU). Indiana won three of last four games (5-3 as HF).
-- Orlando won four of its last five games (2-2 as HF).
-- Knicks won nine of last eleven games (7-3 as HF).
-- Thunder won its last eleven games (5-2 as AF). Atlanta won six of its last eight games (2-1 as HU).
-- Rockets won three of last four games (5-2 last 7 as HF).
-- Suns won last three games, allowing 84.7 ppg (2-6 as HF).
-- Milwaukee won five of last six games (5-2 as AU). Grizzlies won last two games, allowing 71-86 points (7-3-1 as HF).
-- Warriors won 10 of last 12 games (2-1-1 as AF).
-- Clippers won their last ten games (7-4 as HF).

Cold Teams
-- Raptors lost six of last eight games (2-1 as HF). Detroit lost its last five games (5-8 as AU).
-- Wizards lost six of their last seven games (5-4-1 as AU).
-- Brooklyn lost seven of its last nine games (4-3 as AU).
-- Cleveland lost eight of last nine games (6-3 as AU of 7+ points). Celtics lost last three games, by 11-15-12 points (4-5-1 as HF).
-- 76ers lost last four games, by 7-10-13-7 points (3-4 as AU).
-- Bobcats lost their last 12 games, covered two of last seven (2-4 as AU of 7+ points).
-- New Orleans lost its last eight games (8-3 as AU).
-- Kings lost last five games, all by 10+ points (2-4 as HU).

Totals
-- Last four Utah games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Toronto games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last seven Orlando games stayed under total.
-- 14 of last 18 Brooklyn games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last nine Cleveland games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Thunder road games went over the total.
-- Last four Houston games stayed under the total.
-- Last four Phoenix games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last six Milwaukee road games stayed under total.
-- Five of last seven Sacramento home games went over total.
-- Four of last five Clipper games stayed under the total.

Back-to-backs
-- Utah is 2-4 vs spread if it played night before. Indiana is 3-3.
-- Raptors are 5-2 vs spread (2-0 at home) if they played nite before.
-- Washington is 3-1 vs spread on road if they played night before.
-- Brooklyn is 1-3 vs spread on road if it played night before.
-- Boston is 2-3-2 vs spread if it played night before. Cavaliers are 3-2 vs spread on road if they played night before.
-- Hawks are 4-0 vs spread if they played the night before.
-- 76ers are 2-4 vs spread if they played the night before.
-- Bobcats are 3-2 vs spread if they played the night before.
-- Milwaukee is 0-4 vs spread if it played the night before.
-- Warriors are 4-1-1 vs spread if they played night before.
-- Hornets are 4-2 vs spread if they played night before.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/19/2012 05:17 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Wednesday, December 19

Utah at Indiana, 7:05 ET
Utah: 34-19 Over in non-conference games
Indiana: 5-16 ATS after covering 3 of their last 4 against the spread

Detroit at Toronto, 7:05 ET
Detroit: 27-14 ATS off a home loss
Toronto: 10-23 ATS after scoring 105 points or more

Washington at Orlando, 7:05 ET
Washington: 16-35 ATS after covering 2 of their last 3 against the spread
Orlando: 14-3 ATS after a game where they made 95% of their free throws or better

Brooklyn at New York, 7:05 ET ESPN
Brooklyn: 29-43 ATS when playing 8 or more games in 14 days
New York: 8-1 ATS after 1 or more consecutive unders

Cleveland at Boston, 7:35 ET
Cleveland: 18-8 ATS in road games after one or more consecutive overs
Boston: 15-30 ATS when playing on back-to-back days

Oklahoma City at Atlanta, 7:35 ET
Oklahoma City: 19-7 ATS in road games in December
Atlanta: 18-38 ATS in home games after playing a game as favorite

Philadelphia at Houston, 8:05 ET
Philadelphia: 2-8 ATS after playing a game as an underdog
Houston: 9-2 ATS in non-conference games

Charlotte at Phoenix, 9:05 ET
Charlotte: 9-25 ATS revenging a same season loss vs opponent
Phoenix: 56-29 ATS after a game committing 8 or less turnovers

Milwaukee at Memphis, 9:35 ET ESPN
Milwaukee: 5-16 ATS revenging a home loss vs opponent
Memphis: 11-2 ATS after allowing 90 points or less 2 straight games

Golden State at Sacramento, 10:05 ET
Golden State: 7-1 ATS after a game where they failed to cover the spread
Sacramento: 17-38 ATS first half of the season

New Orleans at LA Clippers, 10:35 ET
New Orleans: 28-16 ATS in road games
LA Clippers: 4-14 ATS after playing 4 consecutive road games

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/19/2012 05:18 PM

NBA
Long Sheet

Wednesday, December 19

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UTAH (14 - 12) at INDIANA (13 - 12) - 12/19/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
UTAH is 44-73 ATS (-36.3 Units) in a road game where where the total is between 185 and 189.5 points since 1996.
INDIANA is 127-88 ATS (+30.2 Units) in home games in non-conference games since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
UTAH is 3-0 against the spread versus INDIANA over the last 3 seasons
UTAH is 2-1 straight up against INDIANA 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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DETROIT (7 - 20) at TORONTO (7 - 19) - 12/19/2012, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TORONTO is 10-23 ATS (-15.3 Units) after scoring 105 points or more over the last 3 seasons.

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

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WASHINGTON (3 - 19) at ORLANDO (11 - 13) - 12/19/2012, 7:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
ORLANDO is 4-4 against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
ORLANDO is 7-1 straight up against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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BROOKLYN (13 - 11) at NEW YORK (18 - 6) - 12/19/2012, 7:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
NEW YORK is 4-4 against the spread versus BROOKLYN over the last 3 seasons
NEW YORK is 7-2 straight up against BROOKLYN over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CLEVELAND (5 - 21) at BOSTON (12 - 12) - 12/19/2012, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 7-20 ATS (-15.0 Units) in December games over the last 3 seasons.
BOSTON is 15-30 ATS (-18.0 Units) when playing on back-to-back days over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CLEVELAND is 4-1 against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 4-2 straight up against CLEVELAND 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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OKLAHOMA CITY (20 - 4) at ATLANTA (15 - 7) - 12/19/2012, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ATLANTA is 17-4 ATS (+12.6 Units) when playing on back-to-back days over the last 2 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 61-47 ATS (+9.3 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 54-40 ATS (+10.0 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 106-76 ATS (+22.4 Units) in road games since 1996.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 19-7 ATS (+11.3 Units) in road games in December games since 1996.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 37-19 ATS (+16.1 Units) in road games first half of the season since 1996.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 73-49 ATS (+19.1 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 45-26 ATS (+16.4 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 3 seasons.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 19-6 ATS (+12.4 Units) in road games after playing 3 consecutive home games since 1996.
OKLAHOMA CITY is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 2-2 against the spread versus OKLAHOMA CITY over the last 3 seasons
ATLANTA is 2-2 straight up against OKLAHOMA CITY 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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PHILADELPHIA (12 - 13) at HOUSTON (12 - 12) - 12/19/2012, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 2-1 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
PHILADELPHIA is 2-1 straight up against HOUSTON 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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CHARLOTTE (7 - 17) at PHOENIX (10 - 15) - 12/19/2012, 9:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHARLOTTE is 32-57 ATS (-30.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 31-51 ATS (-25.1 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 9-20 ATS (-13.0 Units) when playing on back-to-back days over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 10-22 ATS (-14.2 Units) revenging a home loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 20-47 ATS (-31.7 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 18-35 ATS (-20.5 Units) after 3 or more consecutive losses over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 4-14 ATS (-11.4 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHARLOTTE is 3-1 against the spread versus PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
PHOENIX is 2-2 straight up against CHARLOTTE 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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MILWAUKEE (13 - 10) at MEMPHIS (16 - 6) - 12/19/2012, 9:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 7-18 ATS (-12.8 Units) when playing on back-to-back days over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 18-37 ATS (-22.7 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 5-16 ATS (-12.6 Units) revenging a home loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 14-26 ATS (-14.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 105-81 ATS (+15.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 56-37 ATS (+15.3 Units) in home games over the last 3 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 35-20 ATS (+13.0 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 3 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

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

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GOLDEN STATE (17 - 8) at SACRAMENTO (7 - 17) - 12/19/2012, 10:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
SACRAMENTO is 4-4 against the spread versus GOLDEN STATE over the last 3 seasons
GOLDEN STATE is 5-4 straight up against SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NEW ORLEANS (5 - 19) at LA CLIPPERS (18 - 6) - 12/19/2012, 10:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW ORLEANS is 126-167 ATS (-57.7 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game since 1996.
LA CLIPPERS are 28-16 ATS (+10.4 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
NEW ORLEANS is 45-32 ATS (+9.8 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
NEW ORLEANS is 28-16 ATS (+10.4 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
NEW ORLEANS is 42-24 ATS (+15.6 Units) in road games after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1996.
LA CLIPPERS are 63-89 ATS (-34.9 Units) against Southwest division opponents since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
NEW ORLEANS is 5-2 against the spread versus LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
NEW ORLEANS is 4-3 straight up against LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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12/19/2012 05:20 PM

NBA

Wednesday, December 19

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Why these three NBA teams just can't cover
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Winning basketball games can be really broken down into three things: they don’t turn the ball over, they rebound on defense, and they hit their free throws.

If a team does those three things consistently, they’re a tough out. But if a team can’t hang on to the ball, gives up offensive boards, and throws up bricks from the stripe not only are they a loser – they’re a losing bet.

Here’s a look at three teams burning bettors through the first part of the NBA schedule and the reasons why. (Records are as of before Wednesday's games).


Dallas Mavericks (12-13 SU, 12-13 ATS)

Trouble: Turnovers

The Mavericks went 0-3 on their recent three-game road swing, losing at Minnesota, Toronto and Boston, while covering in just two of those games. Dallas has had turnover troubles all season but things got out of hand on this road run.

The Mavericks coughed the ball up 65 times during those games, including a 28-turnover fiasco in Boston. They barfed up 17 turnovers in a loss to the lowly Raptors and threw the ball away 20 times in an overtime loss to the T-Wolves.


Charlotte Bobcats (7-17 SU, 10-14 ATS)

Trouble: Defensive rebounding

The Bobcats’ list of faults rivals that of Santa’s naughty and nice count, but keeping teams off the offensive glass could be the most costly of those problems. Charlotte has watched foes pluck 13 offensive rebounds per game and boasts a 69.6 percent defensive rebound rate – worst in the NBA.

All those leaked second-chance opportunities aren’t doing Bobcats bettors any favors, even with the team getting plenty of points from oddsmakers most nights. A soft front court is to blame. Seven-footer Byron Mullens is the team’s top rebounder with just over seven boards per night.


Los Angeles Lakers (12-14 SU, 10-15-1 ATS)

Trouble: Foul shooting

Could solving the Lakers’ issues be as simple as knocking down a few free throws? When it comes to NBA bettors – yes. Los Angeles, despite its struggles, still gets respect from oddsmakers and backers need all the scoring they can get to cover those inflated spreads.

The Lakers get to the line more than any team in the league, attempting 30.3 foul shots per game. But, those points fly out the window with the team shooting a collective 68.7 percent - 29th in the NBA. That’s close to 10 points going MIA a night. Seeing that L.A.’s average margin of victory is only 2.8 points, those additional freebies would make a world of difference.


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24393 Followers:32
12/19/2012 05:21 PM

NBA

Wednesday, December 19

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
DETROIT vs. TORONTO
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Detroit

7:00 PM
BROOKLYN vs. NEW YORK
Brooklyn is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against New York
Brooklyn is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 7 games at home
New York is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home

7:00 PM
UTAH vs. INDIANA
Utah is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah's last 9 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Indiana is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Utah
Indiana is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

7:00 PM
WASHINGTON vs. ORLANDO
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 10 games when playing at home against Washington
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

7:30 PM
CLEVELAND vs. BOSTON
Cleveland is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

7:30 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY vs. ATLANTA
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Atlanta is 3-14 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Oklahoma City

8:00 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. HOUSTON
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 12 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games when playing Philadelphia
Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

9:00 PM
CHARLOTTE vs. PHOENIX
Charlotte is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Charlotte is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Phoenix is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Charlotte

9:30 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. MEMPHIS
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 13 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 13 games
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games

10:00 PM
GOLDEN STATE vs. SACRAMENTO
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Golden State's last 18 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
Golden State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 6 games when playing Golden State
Sacramento is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Golden State

10:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS vs. LA CLIPPERS
New Orleans is 17-3 SU in their last 20 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 2-18 ATS in their last 20 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games at home


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12/19/2012 05:22 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Oklahoma City at Atlanta
The Thunder look to take advantage of an Atlanta team that is 3-10-1 ATS in its last 14 home games. Oklahoma City is the pick (-6) according to Dunkel, which has the Thunder favored by 9 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-6). Here are all of today's picks.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Game 701-702: Utah at Indiana (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Utah 117.346; Indiana 118.035
Dunkel Line & Total: Indiana by 1; 191
Vegas Line & Total: Indiana by 3 1/2; 187 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Utah (+3 1/2); Over

Game 703-704: Detroit at Toronto (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 112.719; Toronto 118.992
Dunkel Line & Total: Toronto by 6 1/2; 184
Vegas Line & Total: Toronto by 1 1/2; 187
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (-1 1/2); Under

Game 705-706: Washington at Orlando (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 111.160; Orlando 123.147
Dunkel Line & Total: Orlando by 12; 193
Vegas Line & Total: Orlando by 6 1/2; 188 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Orlando (-6 1/2); Over

Game 707-708: Brooklyn at New York (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Brooklyn 116.469; New York 127.157
Dunkel Line & Total: New York by 10 1/2; 191
Vegas Line & Total: New York by 7 1/2; 195
Dunkel Pick: New York (-7 1/2); Under

Game 709-710: Cleveland at Boston (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland 110.335; Boston 119.615
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 9 1/2; 196
Vegas Line & Total: Boston by 7 1/2; 193
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-7 1/2); Over

Game 711-712: Oklahoma City at Atlanta (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma City 127.138; Atlanta 117.408
Dunkel Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 9 1/2; 194
Vegas Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 6; 199
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-6); Under

Game 713-714: Philadelphia at Houston (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia 111.753; Houston 123.701
Dunkel Line & Total: Houston by 12; 191
Vegas Line & Total: Houston by 4 1/2; 198 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Houston (-4 1/2); Under

Game 715-716: Charlotte at Phoenix (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Charlotte 109.550; Phoenix 116.795
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 7; 202
Vegas Line & Total: Phoenix by 9; 198
Dunkel Pick: Charlotte (+9); Over

Game 717-718: Milwaukee at Memphis (9:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee 115.946; Memphis 126.081
Dunkel Line & Total: Memphis by 10; 181
Vegas Line & Total: Memphis by 9; 184 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Memphis (-9); Under

Game 719-720: Golden State at Sacramento (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Golden State 117.114; Sacramento 115.561
Dunkel Line & Total: Golden State by 1 1/2; 206
Vegas Line & Total: Golden State by 2 1/2; 200
Dunkel Pick: Sacramento (+2 1/2); Over

Game 721-722: New Orleans at LA Clippers (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Orleans 113.043; LA Clippers 129.100
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Clippers by 16; 188
Vegas Line & Total: LA Clippers by 13 1/2; 192
Dunkel Pick: LA Clippers (-13 1/2); Under

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