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Hoop Trends - Monday

April 1, 2013


ATS TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Spurs are 12-0 ATS (12.3 ppg) since February 12, 2011 with no rest after a game in which they were whistled for fewer than 15 personal fouls.

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Bobcats are 0-11 OU (-13.0 ppg) since April 15, 2009 on the road after a road loss in which they scored less than 10% of their points from the three-point line.

PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Celtics are 0-10 ATS (-9.3 ppg) since June 09, 2012 on the road after a loss in which Paul Pierce was not the Celtics’ high scorer.

CHOICE TREND:

-- The Celtics are 0-12 ATS (-11.0 ppg) since December 30, 1995 as a favorite when playing the second of back-to-back road games after losing the first as a dog.

ACTIVE TRENDS:

-- The Trailblazers are 0-8 ATS (-12.1 ppg) since March 20, 2012 with at least a day of rest after a loss on the road in which Nicolas Batum scored fewer than 10 points.

-- The Pacers are 8-0-1 OU (8.4 ppg) since March 15, 2011 after two away games in which Roy Hibbert played fewer than 30 minutes in each.

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04/01/2013 01:00 PM

NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Monday, April 1

Hot Teams
-- Hawks won seven of last eleven games (1-3 last four HF).
-- Rockets won six of last nine games (1-4 last five F).
-- Memphis won last 11 home games (3-6 last nine HF). Spurs won six of last eight games, but lost three of last four on road (3-0 last three U).
-- Utah won its last four games, covered its last seven (6-1 last 7 HF).
-- Pacers won six of last seven games (6-4 last ten AU).

Cold Teams
-- Pistons lost 13 of their last 14 games (4-1 last five AU). Toronto lost six of its last seven (3-6 last nine F).
-- Cavaliers lost their last eight games (1-3 last four AU).
-- Magic lost nine of their last ten games (1-3 last four AU).
-- Minnesota lost three of last four at home (7-3 vs spread last 10 overall). Celtics lost six of last eight games, six of last seven on road.
-- Bobcats lost four of last five games, but covered five of last seven. Milwaukee lost last five games, covered once in last ten.
-- Trailblazers lost last four games, all by 10+ (4-3-1 last eight AU).
-- Clippers lost three of last four games (6-10 last 16 HF).

Totals
-- Six of last seven Toronto games went over the total; four of last five Detroit games stayed under.
-- Four of last five Cleveland games stayed under the total; four of last five Atlanta games went over.
-- Under is 8-0-1 in last nine Houston games.
-- Four of last five Minnesota home games went over total.
-- Under is 9-4 in San Antonio's last thirteen games; over is 4-0-1 in last five Memphis games.
-- Six of last eight Milwaukee home games went over total.
-- Five of last six Utah games went over the total.
-- Four of last five Clipper games went over the total.

Back-to-backs
-- Pistons are 7-5 vs spread on road if they played nite before. Toronto
-- Cleveland covered five of last six if it played night before.
-- Celtics covered four of last five if they played night before.
-- San Antonio is 0-2 vs spread if it lost night before.
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04/01/2013 01:01 PM

NBA

Monday, April 1

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
DETROIT vs. TORONTO
Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Detroit is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Toronto is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit

7:30 PM
CLEVELAND vs. ATLANTA
Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games

8:00 PM
ORLANDO vs. HOUSTON
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games

8:00 PM
SAN ANTONIO vs. MEMPHIS
San Antonio is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Memphis
San Antonio is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Memphis is 12-5-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games at home

8:00 PM
BOSTON vs. MINNESOTA
Boston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home

8:00 PM
CHARLOTTE vs. MILWAUKEE
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Charlotte's last 22 games on the road
Charlotte is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte

9:00 PM
PORTLAND vs. UTAH
Portland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Portland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games

10:30 PM
INDIANA vs. LA CLIPPERS
Indiana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Indiana's last 16 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the LA Clippers last 12 games when playing at home against Indiana

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04/01/2013 01:02 PM

NBA

Monday, April 1

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Bank shots: NBA betting news and notes
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For the week of March 24-30

Hottest ATS

Utah Jazz (4-1 SU, 5-0 ATS)

Utah has ripped off eight consecutive covers (4-4 SU) for bettors heading into Monday’s home game with Portland. The Jazz are in a dogfight with the Lakers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with only eight games to play.

Coldest ATS

Portland Trail Blazers (0-4 SU, 0-4 ATS)

Portland’s postseason aspirations took a huge hit with four consecutive losses this past week. The Blazers were blown out by the Thunder, Nets, Jazz and Warriors and now face a must-win situation in Utah on Monday night.

Best over play

Chicago Bulls (2-1 SU, 3-0 over/under)

Chicago has been a good under play (32-38-1 O/U) all season long, but the Bulls have topped the total in three straight. The Bulls are averaging 101 points over the run – eight points higher than their season average (93 ppg). Chicago hosts the lowly Pistons Sunday before hitting the road for games in Washington and Brooklyn.

Best under play

Denver Nuggets (1-2 SU, 0-3 over/under)

Bettors have been cashing in on Denver’s ability to soar over totals all season long, but have taken a huge hit to the wallet over its past five games. The Nuggets faced an average total of 206.5 over a five-game under run, including a huge 221.5 total against the Kings on Mar. 23. Denver has a few days off before it visits Utah on Wednesday.

Scouting the schedule:

-The Philadelphia 76ers will play seven of their last nine games away from the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers have a 10-21-3 O/U record away from home.

-The Oklahoma City Thunder enter a brutal portion of their schedule next week. The Thunder will play five consecutive quality opponents, who have a combined 227-138 SU record this season. Oklahoma City kicks off the stretch of toughies Thursday when it hosts San Antonio.

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04/01/2013 01:04 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Indiana at LA Clippers
The Clippers look to build on their 8-0 ATS record in their last 8 games against Central Division opponents. LA is the pick (-4 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Clippers favored by 6 1/2. Dunkel Pick: LA Clippers (-4 1/2). Here are all of today's picks.

MONDAY, APRIL 1

Game 731-732: Detroit at Toronto (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 104.992; Toronto 113.056
Dunkel Line & Total: Toronto by 8; 189
Vegas Line & Total: Toronto by 6; 194
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (-6); Under

Game 733-734: Cleveland at Atlanta (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland 110.171; Atlanta 120.971
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 11; 198
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 735-736: Orlando at Houston (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Orlando 109.791; Houston 125.081
Dunkel Line & Total: Houston by 13 1/2; 190
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 737-738: Boston at Minnesota (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston 115.800; Minnesota 121.172
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 5 1/2; 200
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 739-740: San Antonio at Memphis (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Antonio 122.706; Memphis 122.003
Dunkel Line & Total: San Antonio by 1; 190
Vegas Line & Total: Memphis by 4 1/2; 186
Dunkel Pick: San Antonio (+4 1/2); Over

Game 741-742: Charlotte at Milwaukee (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Charlotte 105.911; Milwaukee 119.000
Dunkel Line & Total: Milwaukee by 13; 200
Vegas Line & Total: Milwaukee by 11 1/2; 205 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-11 1/2); Under

Game 743-744: Portland at Utah (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Portland 113.207; Utah 124.312
Dunkel Line & Total: Utah by 11; 194
Vegas Line & Total: Utah by 9; 200
Dunkel Pick: Utah (-9); Under

Game 745-746: Indiana at LA Clippers (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Indiana 121.986; LA Clippers 128.293
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Clippers by 6 1/2; 193
Vegas Line & Total: LA Clippers by 4 1/2; 188
Dunkel Pick: LA Clippers (-4 1/2); Over
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04/01/2013 02:35 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Monday, April 1

Detroit at Toronto, 7:05 ET
Detroit: 3-13 ATS away off a SU road loss / ATS win
Toronto: 33-17 ATS after losing 6 or 7 of their last 8 games

Cleveland at Atlanta, 7:35 ET
Cleveland: 13-1 ATS vs. Southeast Division opponents
Atlanta: 5-14 ATS at home off a SU win

Orlando at Houston, 8:05 ET
Orlando: 12-21 ATS playing with same-season revenge
Houston: 8-1 ATS at home off a win by 10+ points

Boston at Minnesota, 8:05 ET
Boston: 12-3 ATS off a division loss
Minnesota: 3-11 ATS off BB home games

San Antonio at Memphis, 8:05 ET NBATV
San Antonio: 18-6 Over as an underdog
Memphis: 16-7 ATS off a win by 10+ points

Charlotte at Milwaukee, 8:05 ET
Charlotte: 3-13 ATS off BB road games
Milwaukee: 15-5 Over after playing as a home underdog

Portland at Utah, 9:05 ET
Portland: 1-11 ATS away off BB Overs
Utah: 20-9 ATS at home playing their third game in four days

Indiana at LA Clippers, 10:35 ET NBATV
Indiana: 19-31 ATS after winning 6 or 7 of their last 8 games
LA Clippers: 8-1 ATS vs. Central Division opponents

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04/01/2013 02:38 PM

NBA
Long Sheet

Monday, April 1

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DETROIT (24 - 50) at TORONTO (27 - 46) - 4/1/2013, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DETROIT is 33-41 ATS (-12.1 Units) in all games this season.
DETROIT is 9-19 ATS (-11.9 Units) after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 5-13 ATS (-9.3 Units) revenging a home loss vs opponent this season.
DETROIT is 17-30 ATS (-16.0 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent this season.
TORONTO is 140-180 ATS (-58.0 Units) in home games second half of the season since 1996.
TORONTO is 179-226 ATS (-69.6 Units) after allowing 105 points or more since 1996.

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

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CLEVELAND (22 - 50) at ATLANTA (41 - 33) - 4/1/2013, 7:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 6-3 against the spread versus CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
ATLANTA is 7-2 straight up against CLEVELAND 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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ORLANDO (19 - 55) at HOUSTON (40 - 33) - 4/1/2013, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

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

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BOSTON (38 - 35) at MINNESOTA (26 - 46) - 4/1/2013, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 2-2 against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 4-0 straight up against MINNESOTA 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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SAN ANTONIO (55 - 18) at MEMPHIS (49 - 24) - 4/1/2013, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MEMPHIS is 42-29 ATS (+10.1 Units) in all games this season.
MEMPHIS is 32-21 ATS (+8.9 Units) as a favorite this season.
MEMPHIS is 69-48 ATS (+16.2 Units) in home games over the last 3 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 60-39 ATS (+17.1 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 3 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 16-7 ATS (+8.3 Units) after a win by 10 points or more this season.
MEMPHIS is 75-56 ATS (+13.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
MEMPHIS is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) in home games versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game this season.
MEMPHIS is 32-17 ATS (+13.3 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 87-61 ATS (+19.9 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 13-2 ATS (+10.8 Units) in April games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 43-24 ATS (+16.6 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 267-205 ATS (+41.5 Units) after a non-conference game since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 161-118 ATS (+31.2 Units) off a upset loss as a favorite since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 46-32 ATS (+10.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MEMPHIS is 11-6 against the spread versus SAN ANTONIO over the last 3 seasons
SAN ANTONIO is 10-7 straight up against MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
9 of 17 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CHARLOTTE (17 - 56) at MILWAUKEE (35 - 37) - 4/1/2013, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHARLOTTE is 25-47 ATS (-26.7 Units) in all games this season.
CHARLOTTE is 23-41 ATS (-22.1 Units) as an underdog this season.
CHARLOTTE is 13-24 ATS (-13.4 Units) in road games this season.
CHARLOTTE is 9-19 ATS (-11.9 Units) second half of the season this season.
CHARLOTTE is 16-32 ATS (-19.2 Units) against Central division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 19-39 ATS (-23.9 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent this season.
CHARLOTTE is 10-19 ATS (-10.9 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
CHARLOTTE is 6-16 ATS (-11.6 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game this season.
CHARLOTTE is 4-14 ATS (-11.4 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 99+ points/game - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 31-40 ATS (-13.0 Units) in all games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 16-32 ATS (-19.2 Units) as a home favorite of 9.5 to 12 points since 1996.
MILWAUKEE is 12-24 ATS (-14.4 Units) in home games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 8-20 ATS (-14.0 Units) second half of the season this season.
MILWAUKEE is 60-89 ATS (-37.9 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record - 2nd half of the season since 1996.

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

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PORTLAND (33 - 40) at UTAH (38 - 36) - 4/1/2013, 9:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
UTAH is 23-13 ATS (+8.7 Units) in home games this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
UTAH is 6-5 against the spread versus PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
UTAH is 7-4 straight up against PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
6 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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INDIANA (47 - 27) at LA CLIPPERS (49 - 25) - 4/1/2013, 10:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
INDIANA is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
LA CLIPPERS are 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) against Central division opponents this season.
INDIANA is 41-33 ATS (+4.7 Units) in all games this season.
LA CLIPPERS are 283-337 ATS (-87.7 Units) second half of the season since 1996.
LA CLIPPERS are 191-241 ATS (-74.1 Units) after a loss by 10 points or more since 1996.
LA CLIPPERS are 144-199 ATS (-74.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record - 2nd half of the season since 1996.
LA CLIPPERS are 73-104 ATS (-41.4 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=91 points/game since 1996.

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

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04/01/2013 02:42 PM

Monday, April 1

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Detroit - 7:00 PM ET Toronto -6.5 500 POD # 4
Toronto - Over 194 500

Cleveland - 7:30 PM ET Cleveland +10 500
Atlanta - Under 200 500

Charlotte - 8:00 PM ET Milwaukee -12 500 POD # 3
Milwaukee - Under 203.5 500

San Antonio - 8:00 PM ET Memphis -5.5 500 POD # 2
Memphis - Under 187 500

Orlando - 8:00 PM ET Orlando +12 500
Houston - Over 202 500

Boston - 8:00 PM ET Minnesota -4.5 500
Minnesota - Under 192 500

Portland - 9:00 PM ET Utah -9.5 500 POD # 1
Utah - Under 200 500

Indiana - 10:30 PM ET Indiana +4 500 POD # 5
L.A. Clippers - Over 189.5 500

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04/02/2013 05:59 PM

Hoop Trends - Tuesday

April 2, 2013

ATS TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Knicks are 11-0 ATS (5.7 ppg) since April 06, 2011 after a game in which they shot at least ten three-pointers and made at least half of them and made less than 28 free throws.

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Heat are 0-9 OU (-7.7 ppg) since March 17, 2005 at home after a road win in which they scored more than 30% of their points from the three-point line.

PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Knicks are 9-0 ATS (11.5 ppg) since April 03, 2011 after a win in which Carmelo Anthony had a double double with rebounds.

CHOICE TREND:

-- The Bulls are 11-0 ATS (10.7 ppg) since December 19, 1996 on the road as less than a 12-point dogwith at most one day of rest off a win as a home favorite in which they trailed at the end of the third quarter.

ACTIVE TRENDS:

-- The Bulls are 0-10 OU (-13.4 ppg) since April 15, 2007 on the road versus the Wizards.

-- The Wizards are 0-7 OU (-9.2 ppg) since November 12, 2010 at home after a win in which John Wall had at least 10 assists.

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04/02/2013 06:02 PM

NBA

Tuesday, April 2

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NBA doubleheader: Knicks at Heat, Mavericks at Lakers
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New York Knicks at Miami Heat (-7.5, 196)

The New York Knicks have the longest active winning streak in the NBA, but they'll need a ninth consecutive victory when they travel to Miami for a showdown with the Heat on Tuesday if they want to lay claim to the title of the league's hottest team. The Knicks will try to claim the season series from the Heat and move one step closer to locking up the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. New York is one percentage point behind the second-place Indiana Pacers and is 11 1/2 games behind Miami.

The Heat have won 29 of 30 — and 17 straight at home — after winning 88-86 at San Antonio on Sunday despite playing without stars LeBron James (hamstring) and Dwyane Wade (ankle) and starting point guard Mario Chalmers (ankle). All three are listed as questionable for Tuesday. The Knicks might be without All-Star center Tyson Chandler, who is listed as questionable after missing the past 10 games with a bulging disc.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, TNT

ABOUT THE KNICKS (46-26, 38-32-2 ATS): New York is poised to finish strong, as the Knicks went 12-6 in March to put themselves in position for a 50-win season, a division title and potentially the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. "We all knew it was going to be a tough month and we're playing like we're trying to get something accomplished," coach Mike Woodson told reporters. "And that's winning our division and trying to secure that second spot." That motivation has resulted in dominant play during the winning streak, as the Knicks have averaged 104 points over the past eight games while allowing 91.5 points per contest.

ABOUT THE HEAT (58-15, 39-34-0 ATS): At times, Chris Bosh has been the forgotten man among Miami's "Big Three," but he made his presence known with a game-winning 3-pointer against the Spurs and the Heat's supporting cast showed Miami is not a pushover, even without James and Wade. "We are the defending champs no matter who we put out there," Bosh told reporters. "We are still the Miami Heat. We believe in ourselves. Each one of these guys is a professional." Miami does have some incentive to get its stars back in the lineup soon with the best record in the NBA still in play — though barely. The Heat are 3 1/2 games clear of San Antonio with nine to play.

TRENDS:

* Under is 11-3-1 in the last 15 meetings.
* Favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
* Knicks are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
* Knicks are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Miami.

BUZZER BEATERS:

1. Miami is trying to match a franchise record with its 18th consecutive home win. The Heat won 18 straight at home from Jan. 23-April 5, 2005.

2. New York star Carmelo Anthony has averaged 31 points in two games against the Heat this season. He sat out the Knicks' 112-92 win at Miami on Dec. 6.

3. James needs 18 points to reach 21,000 in his career. James has scored in double figures in 491 consecutive games, including all 213 he has played for the Heat.



Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers (-3, 206.5)

The Dallas Mavericks are peaking at the right time, but they’re quickly running out of time to make the playoffs. The Mavericks begin a crucial four-game road trip Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers, who are a half-game behind eighth-place Utah in the Western Conference and stand 1 1/2 games ahead of Dallas. The hard-charging Mavericks have won 11 of their last 16 games to pull into contention for the final playoff spot.

The Lakers could be without point guard Steve Nash, who left Saturday’s 103-98 win over Sacramento after two minutes due to a strained hamstring. Nash didn’t practice Monday, and he’s listed as doubtful to face his former team. Los Angeles has won eight of the last nine meetings with Dallas, which has mounted an impressive surge after falling 10 games under .500 in mid-January.

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT, Time Warner Cable SportsNet (Los Angeles)

ABOUT THE MAVERICKS (36-37, 42-31-0 ATS): While veteran point guard Mike James has been a key part of the Mavericks’ resurgence, forward Dirk Nowitzki has carried the team in recent weeks. The 11-time All-Star is averaging 22 points and eight rebounds over his last 11 games, and he scored a season-high 35 points in a 100-98 win over Chicago on Saturday. Nowitzki, who has missed 29 games due to injuries, is coming off his best week of the season. “Honestly, it’s just me starting to feel better again,” Nowitzki told reporters.

ABOUT THE LAKERS (38-36, 30-43-1 ATS): Kobe Bryant is battling a bone spur in his left foot, but he had 14 assists and passed Wilt Chamberlain for fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list on Saturday. Bryant scored 38 points in a 103-99 win over the Mavericks on Feb. 24. Center Dwight Howard, averaging 19 points and 15.2 boards over his last five games, appears to be working better with Bryant in recent weeks. The Lakers are 11-6 when Howard takes 10 shots or more from both the floor and the free throw line.

TRENDS:

* Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Los Angeles.
* Over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Los Angeles.
* Underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings.
* Road team is 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
* Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings.

BUZZER BEATERS:

1. The Lakers have won 41 of the last 47 matchups against the Mavericks in Los Angeles.

2. The Mavericks are 21-8 when holding their opponent to under 100 points.

3. Shaquille O’Neal's No. 34 jersey will be retired by the Lakers during a halftime ceremony.

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