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    [B]Armadillo: Tuesday’s six-pack[/B]

    Updated odds to win the college basketball national title:

    7-2— Duke

    4-1— Michigan State

    5-1— Villanova

    10-1— Arizona

    12-1— Kansas, Kentucky

    15-1— Gonzaga, Wichita State

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    [B]Armadillo: Tuesday’s List of 13: No one asked me, but……
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    13) NFL didn’t flex a game into primetime this week; they’ll have seven 1:00 games, and then all nine games with playoff implications will be at 4:25. Should be a fun day of football.

    12) This will be first time since 1995 the NFL went consecutive weeks without a Sunday night game, but this Week 17 thing makes sense. Makes it little tougher for handicappers, though.

    11) Todd Gurley is the first NFL player since Herschel Walker in 1986 to log 100 yards rushing and 150 yards receiving in the same game.

    10) Unsolicited opinion: Minnesota Vikings need to sign Case Keenum as their QB going forward- if they choose Sam Bradford over Keenum, they’re ignoring the evidence in front of their faces. As for Teddy Bridgewater, I guess a lot depends on how his knee is.

    As a Ram fan, I’ve seen a lot of both Bradford, Keenum; Keenum is a gym rat, a guy teammates rally behind, a leader. Bradford gets hurt a lot; he’s not bad, but look at his career record.

    9) Jerry Jones’ grandson is a 5-10, 180-pound QB who just won two HS state titles in Texas; he has scholarship offers from Texas Tech, Arkansas, but those schools might be recruiting Jerry’s wallet as much as the kid. College sports can be like that.

    What are the odds that five years from now, when Jerry is 80, Cowboys draft the grandson?

    8) UCLA QB Josh Rosen is sitting out the Cactus Bowl with concussion-related issues; will be interesting to see if Rosen/Darnold enter the draft or go back to school for another year. And if Rosen/Darnold both balk at Cleveland and go back to college, do the Browns take Josh Allen?

    7) If you care about such things, baseball’s 2018 winter meetings are at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas next December 9-13. Good place to have them.

    6) Halftime score from Saturday: Oklahoma 68, Northwestern 38. Sooners scored 68 points in a half against a Big 14 team- think they were 14-20 on the arc in that half.

    5) New Mexico State beat Miami 63-54 Saturday, their first win over a top 10 team since 1990. Back then, the Aggies and Cal-Santa Barbara were always chasing UNLV in the Big West- they had some really good teams.

    4) Movie scenes that could never be made today: In the 1982 movie The Verdict, Paul Newman plays a down-on-his-luck lawyer who stumbles onto a big wrongful death case that he should win, but then he finds out his girlfriend is actually a double agent for the plaintiffs.

    Newman finds this out just before he is supposed to meet the girlfriend in a bar; he walks in, sees her and decks her with one punch. Don’t think that scene would get by the censors these days.

    3) Pet peeve; Norm Stewart, Gene Keady and Mike Montgomery are in the College Basketball Hall of Fame, and Jerry Tarkanian isn’t; on which planet does that make sense?

    Tarkanian is in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield; this college HOF is in Kansas City– they need to change how their inductees are chosen.

    2) Funny how in NFL games played in the snow or really cold weather, there are a lot fewer penalties called. Refs want to get the hell out of there.

    1) Congrats to Fresno State’s football team, which went 10-4 this year after going 1-11 LY. Jeff Tedford did a great job in his first year in Fresno- he was Aaron Rodgers’ coach at Cal and also was a head coach in the CDL— the man knows his stuff.

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    [B][SIZE=5]NBA[/SIZE]
    Dunkel

    Tuesday, December 26[/B]

    [B]Toronto @ Dallas[/B]

    Game 501-502
    December 26, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Toronto
    120.228
    Dallas
    118.769
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Toronto
    by 1 1/2
    214
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Toronto
    by 5 1/2
    207
    [B]Dunkel Pick:
    Dallas
    (+5 1/2); Over

    Indiana @ Detroit[/B]

    Game 503-504
    December 26, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Indiana
    119.746
    Detroit
    118.343
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Indiana
    by 1 1/2
    201
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Detroit
    by 2
    208 1/2
    [B]Dunkel Pick:
    Indiana
    (+2); Under

    Orlando @ Miami[/B]

    Game 505-506
    December 26, 2017 @ 7:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Orlando
    111.423
    Miami
    121.897
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Miami
    by 10 1/2
    202
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Miami
    No Line
    N/A
    [B]Dunkel Pick:
    Miami
    N/A

    Chicago @ Milwaukee[/B]

    Game 507-508
    December 26, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Chicago
    112.007
    Milwaukee
    121.515
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Milwaukee
    by 9 1/2
    207
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Milwaukee
    by 6 1/2
    211
    [B]Dunkel Pick:
    Milwaukee
    (-6 1/2); Under

    Brooklyn @ San Antonio[/B]

    Game 509-510
    December 26, 2017 @ 8:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Brooklyn
    114.312
    San Antonio
    121.420
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    San Antonio
    by 7
    196
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    San Antonio
    by 12
    208 1/2
    [B]Dunkel Pick:
    Brooklyn
    (+12); Under

    Utah @ Denver[/B]

    Game 511-512
    December 26, 2017 @ 9:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Utah
    116.723
    Denver
    119.098
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Denver
    by 2 1/2
    210
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Denver
    by 6
    203 1/2
    [B]Dunkel Pick:
    Utah
    (+6); Over

    Memphis @ Phoenix[/B]

    Game 513-514
    December 26, 2017 @ 9:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Memphis
    115.785
    Phoenix
    111.398
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Memphis
    by 4 1/2
    198
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Memphis
    by 1
    206
    [B]Dunkel Pick:
    Memphis
    (-1); Under

    Sacramento @ LA Clippers[/B]

    Game 515-516
    December 26, 2017 @ 10:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Sacramento
    109.812
    LA Clippers
    118.902
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    LA Clippers
    by 9
    208
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    LA Clippers
    by 5
    204 1/2
    [B]Dunkel Pick:
    LA Clippers
    (-5); Over[/B]

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    [B][SIZE=”5″]NBA[/SIZE]
    Long Sheet

    Tuesday, December 26[/B]

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    [B]TORONTO (23 – 8) at DALLAS (9 – 25) – 12/26/2017, 7:05 PM [/B]
    Top Trends for this game.
    DALLAS is 391-323 ATS (+35.7 Units) as an underdog since 1996.
    TORONTO is 39-23 ATS (+13.7 Units) in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    TORONTO is 26-14 ATS (+10.6 Units) after a win by 10 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
    DALLAS is 30-49 ATS (-23.9 Units) in home games versus good offensive teams – scoring 106+ points/game since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    TORONTO is 3-1 against the spread versus DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
    TORONTO is 4-0 straight up against DALLAS 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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    [B]INDIANA (19 – 14) at DETROIT (18 – 14) – 12/26/2017, 7:05 PM [/B]
    Top Trends for this game.
    INDIANA is 13-1 ATS (+11.9 Units) in road games when playing with 2 days rest over the last 3 seasons.
    INDIANA is 28-14 ATS (+12.6 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
    INDIANA is 58-39 ATS (+15.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    INDIANA is 8-3 against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    INDIANA is 8-3 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    [B]ORLANDO (11 – 23) at MIAMI (17 – 16) – 12/26/2017, 7:35 PM [/B]
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

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

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    [B]CHICAGO (10 – 22) at MILWAUKEE (17 – 14) – 12/26/2017, 8:05 PM [/B]
    Top Trends for this game.
    MILWAUKEE is 394-458 ATS (-109.8 Units) in home games since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CHICAGO is 5-4 against the spread versus MILWAUKEE over the last 3 seasons
    CHICAGO is 5-4 straight up against MILWAUKEE 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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    [B]BROOKLYN (12 – 20) at SAN ANTONIO (23 – 11) – 12/26/2017, 8:35 PM [/B]
    Top Trends for this game.
    SAN ANTONIO is 1021-894 ATS (+37.6 Units) in all games since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 817-696 ATS (+51.4 Units) as a favorite since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 521-435 ATS (+42.5 Units) in home games since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 29-14 ATS (+13.6 Units) in December games over the last 3 seasons.
    SAN ANTONIO is 60-38 ATS (+18.2 Units) in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
    SAN ANTONIO is 153-109 ATS (+33.1 Units) on Tuesday nights since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 340-279 ATS (+33.1 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 415-333 ATS (+48.7 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
    BROOKLYN is 15-4 ATS (+10.6 Units) in road games on Tuesday nights since 1996.
    BROOKLYN is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) after scoring 115 points or more this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SAN ANTONIO is 4-0 against the spread versus BROOKLYN over the last 3 seasons
    SAN ANTONIO is 4-0 straight up against BROOKLYN 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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    [B]UTAH (15 – 19) at DENVER (18 – 15) – 12/26/2017, 9:05 PM [/B]
    Top Trends for this game.
    DENVER is 1-9 ATS (-8.9 Units) after a win by 10 points or more this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    UTAH is 6-3 against the spread versus DENVER over the last 3 seasons
    UTAH is 8-2 straight up against DENVER over the last 3 seasons
    9 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    [B]MEMPHIS (10 – 23) at PHOENIX (12 – 23) – 12/26/2017, 9:05 PM [/B]
    Top Trends for this game.
    MEMPHIS is 10-21 ATS (-13.1 Units) in all games this season.
    MEMPHIS is 2-11 ATS (-10.1 Units) as a favorite this season.
    MEMPHIS is 10-21 ATS (-13.1 Units) in the first half of the season this season.
    MEMPHIS is 4-14 ATS (-11.4 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 2 seasons.
    MEMPHIS is 1-10 ATS (-10.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
    PHOENIX is 161-117 ATS (+32.3 Units) after allowing 115 points or more since 1996.
    PHOENIX is 7-18 ATS (-12.8 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 3 seasons.
    PHOENIX is 36-53 ATS (-22.3 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    PHOENIX is 4-4 against the spread versus MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
    MEMPHIS is 5-3 straight up against PHOENIX 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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    [B]SACRAMENTO (11 – 21) at LA CLIPPERS (13 – 19) – 12/26/2017, 10:35 PM [/B]
    Top Trends for this game.
    SACRAMENTO is 7-18 ATS (-12.8 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SACRAMENTO is 5-4 against the spread versus LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
    LA CLIPPERS is 7-2 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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    Armadillo’s Write-Up

    Tuesday, December 26[/B]

    Raptors won their last four games with Dallas; they’re 4-1 vs spread in last five visits here. Six of last seven series games stayed under the total. Toronto won its last six games, covered last five; they’re 6-4 vs spread as road favorites. Under is 5-3 in their last eight games. Dallas lost eight of its last ten games; they’re 4-6 vs spread as home underdogs. Mavericks’ last three games went over total.

    Pacers won seven of last nine games with Detroit; they’re 2-2 vs spread in last four visits to the Motor City (over 3-1). Indiana won three of its last four games; they’re 4-1 in last five games as road underdogs. Six of their last nine games stayed under total. Detroit won four of its last five games; they’re 1-5 in last six games as home favorites. Last three Piston games went over the total.

    Orlando won its last four games with Miami; they’re 2-3 vs spread in last five visits here. Six of last seven series games went over total. Orlando lost its last eight games; they’re 1-6 vs spread in last seven games as road underdogs. Four of their last six games stayed under total. Miami won six of its last nine games; they’re 1-6-1 as home favorites. Seven of their last nine games stayed under.

    Road team won five of last six Chicago-Milwaukee games; Bulls are 4-2 vs spread in last six visits to Wisconsin. Last three series games went over total. Chicago lost its last two games after a 7-game winning streak; they’re 5-1 in last six games as road underdogs. Six of their last nine games went over total. Milwaukee lost four of its last six games; they’re 6-6-2 as home favorites. Bucks’ last eight games went over total.

    Spurs won last four games with Brooklyn, which is 0-5 vs spread in last five visits to the Alamo. Six of last seven series games stayed under the total. Brooklyn lost five of its last six games; they’re 2-4 vs spread as home favorites. Under is 10-2 in their last 12 games. San Antonio won four of its last five games; they’re 9-6 vs spread as home favorites. Under is 5-3 in their last eight games.

    Home side won last six Utah-Denver games; Jazz are 2-2 vs spread in last four visits here. Nine of last ten series games stayed under the total. Utah lost eight of its last ten games; they’re 4-8 vs spread as road underdogs. Four of their last five games stayed under. Denver split its last eight games; they’re 5-2 in last seven games as home favorites. Three of their last four games stayed under.

    Memphis won four of last five games with the Suns; they’re 2-3 vs spread in last five visits to Phoenix. Over is 5-5 in last ten series games. Memphis lost 16 of its last 19 games; they’re 0-3 vs spread as road favorites. Under is 5-1-1 in their last seven games. Phoenix won three of its last I’ve games; they’re 5-9 vs spread as home underdogs. Seven of their last nine games stayed under.

    Clippers won eight of last ten games with Sacramento; three of last four series games stayed under. Kings are 3-1 vs spread in last four series games played here. Sacramento is 4-6 in its last ten games; they’re 7-2 in last nine games as road underdogs. Five of their last seven games stayed under. Clippers lost four of their last six games; they’re 6-4 as home favorites. Three of their last four games went over.

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    Tuesday, December 26[/B]

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    [SIZE=”3″][B][I][B] Trend Report [/B][/I][/B][/SIZE]
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    [B]INDIANA @ DETROIT[/B]
    Indiana is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games on the road
    Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit’s last 9 games when playing at home against Indiana

    [B]TORONTO @ DALLAS[/B]
    Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
    Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas’s last 7 games when playing Toronto
    Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

    [B]ORLANDO @ MIAMI[/B]
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando’s last 7 games when playing Miami
    Orlando is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Miami
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 7 games when playing Orlando
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games at home

    [B]CHICAGO @ MILWAUKEE[/B]
    Chicago is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 7 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games at home

    [B]BROOKLYN @ SAN ANTONIO[/B]
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Brooklyn’s last 8 games when playing San Antonio
    Brooklyn is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
    San Antonio is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
    San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn

    [B]MEMPHIS @ PHOENIX[/B]
    Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
    Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Phoenix’s last 13 games when playing at home against Memphis

    [B]UTAH @ DENVER[/B]
    The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Utah’s last 11 games when playing Denver
    The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Utah’s last 11 games when playing on the road against Denver
    The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Denver’s last 11 games when playing Utah
    The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Denver’s last 11 games when playing at home against Utah

    [B]SACRAMENTO @ LA CLIPPERS[/B]
    Sacramento is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento’s last 7 games
    LA Clippers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Sacramento
    LA Clippers is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games

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    [SIZE=4][COLOR=”#A52A2A”][B]NBA betting roadmap: Over streak in Milwaukee thanks to Bledsoe boost[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]
    Al McMordie

    [I]The Suns are expected to see their leading scorer Devin Booker return to the lineup this week. Phoenix struggled to fill the hoop without Booker and played under the total in seven of nine games.[/I]

    [B]Spread Watch[/B]

    The Orlando Magic are in a massive tailspin. Frank Vogel’s men have gone 3-19 straight up and 5-16-1 against the spread after starting the season with an 8-4 straight up and 7-5 ATS record. And the news got worse on Saturday when the Magic lost their eighth straight game in a 130-103 blowout loss in Washington.

    Center Nikola Vucevic fractured the first metacarpal in his left hand and will be sidelined indefinitely. Vucevic is averaging 17.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game and hitting a career-best, 1.5 triples a night.

    The Magic play two games against the Miami Heat this week, on Tuesday and Saturday, sandwiched around a home game vs. Detroit on Thursday. Orlando plays Tuesday’s contest at Miami with two days’ of rest is enough for me to pull the trigger on the downward-spiraling team. Away underdogs with two days’ rest and coming off six straight losses and three straight ATS defeats own a 64.6 percent cover rate since 1990. Moreover, the Magic have won and covered their last four meetings with their Sunshine State rival — and they were underdogs in each of those four games.

    Take Orlando and the points on Tuesday.

    [B]Totals Watch[/B]

    The Milwaukee Bucks traded for Eric Bledsoe on November 7. Not surprisingly, there was an adjustment period over the next two weeks where the Bucks offense sputtered. In Bledsoe’s first six games, Milwaukee averaged just 94.6 points per game and reached the 100-point mark just once in Bledsoe’s first six games.

    But after that two-week period Milwaukee’s offense has been in overdrive. The Bucks are riding a 15-game streak of scoring at least 100 and are averaging 109.1 points per game over the stretch. The 15-game run of hitting the century-mark in points is the 3rd longest active streak behind only Cleveland (26 games) and Houston (24 games).

    The Bucks rank seventh in adjusted offensive efficiency on the season. Not surprisingly, the over is 14-1 in Milwaukee’s last 15 games. The Bucks will play a tough schedule with home games versus Chicago and Minnesota, before a road tilt at Oklahoma City.

    Will the high-scoring games continue? Friday’s game against the Thunder will be a tough test for the Bucks’ attack. OKC is giving up just 99.7 points per game and it held Giannis and Company to just 91 points in the season’s first meeting back on Halloween.

    OKC has gone under the total in 20 of its 33 games and eight of the last 10 meetings between these two franchises have gone under – including the last four in a row.

    [B]Injury Watch[/B]

    The Phoenix Suns will welcome back their best player, Devin Booker, on Tuesday, when they host the Memphis Grizzlies. Booker has been sidelined for the last 20 days with a strained left adductor muscle, which he injured in Phoenix’s 126-113 loss at Toronto.

    Coach Jay Triano admitted he may have to limit Booker’s minutes:

    “If he’s starting to look tired, [we’ll] get him out.”

    Phoenix is 3-6 SU and 5-4 ATS since Booker went on the shelf. There’s no doubt that the Suns have missed Booker, who is averaging 24.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. They averaged 107.6 points per game before his injury and just 100.4 since. The over is 16-10 in Phoenix’s games with Booker in the lineup and 2-7 without him.

    The Suns play home games against Memphis (Tuesday) and Philadelphia (Sunday) with a road game at Sacramento on Friday.

    Phoenix might struggle a little bit in Booker’s first game back because it’s sometimes difficult for teams to initially integrate a big piece after an extended time off. Bettors just saw that happen in San Antonio where the Spurs lost their first two games after the return Kawhi Leonard.

    That marks Tuesday’s contest against Memphis as a good opportunity to fade Phoenix. The Suns took down the Grizzlies 97-95 last Thursday and the Suns are 3-14 SU and 5-12 ATS when playing an opponent they defeated earlier in the season.

    Take Memphis on Tuesday.

    [B]Schedule Watch[/B]

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are starting to play much better basketball. Billy Donovan’s squad dropped to 8-12 SU after an upset loss to the Magic at the end of November. But the Thunder are 10-3 that game and are riding a four-game win streak.

    This week, the Thunder have a home-heavy schedule with home dates vs. Houston, Toronto, Milwaukee and Dallas. Of these four games, the one bettors should circle Sunday’s match with the Mavericks.

    OKC was upset by Dallas as a 6-point favorite back on November 25. The Thunder are 65-39 ATS since March 28, 2006 when playing with revenge from an upset loss. Expect OKC to blow out Dallas.

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    [B][I]NBA roundup: Mavericks upset Raptors
    December 26, 2017[/I][/B]

    PHOENIX — Tyson Chandler slammed home an alley-oop dunk off a Dragan Bender inbounds feed with four-tenths of a second left, and the Phoenix Suns held off the Memphis Grizzlies for the second time in six days with a 99-97 win on Tuesday night.

    Memphis tied the score at 97 when Jarell Martin slammed home a Tyreke Evans miss with six-tenths of a second left and the teams seems headed to overtime. With the subsequent inbounds play moved to midcourt, Bender threw the ball just over the far side of the rim, where Chandler was waiting to slam it down.

    Devin Booker had 32 points in his return to the lineup for the Suns, who beat the Grizzlies 97-95 on Dec. 21 when Evans missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. TJ Warren finished with 17 points for Phoenix, which gave coach Jay Triano his 100th NBA win.

    Evans had 25 points and Marc Gasol scored 18 for Memphis, which lost for the 20th time in 24 games.

    [B]Mavericks 98, Raptors 93[/B]

    DALLAS — J.J. Barea scored a team-high 20 points to lead Dallas past Toronto.

    Dirk Nowitzki (18 points), Harrison Barnes (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Maxi Kleber (15 points) also were the big producers for Dallas, which earned just their third win in 11 games.

    Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Serge Ibaka had 11 points and 12 rebounds. Toronto lost for just the second time in 14 games.

    [B]Spurs 109, Nets 97[/B]

    SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 21 points while seeing the court for a season-most 26 minutes as Antonio defeated Brooklyn.

    LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 20 points and nine rebounds, and Pau Gasol nabbed his third double-double in a row with 15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for the Spurs. Tony Parker scored 14 points, and Patty Mills and Ginobili tallied 11 each for San Antonio.

    Caris LeVert hit on 8 of 11 shots and led Brooklyn with 18 points. Allen Crabbe contributed 15, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson hit for 13 points and Spencer Dinwiddie and Jarrett Allen had 12 points apiece for the Nets.

    [B]Pistons 107, Pacers 83[/B]

    DETROIT — Tobias Harris scored 26 of his 30 points in the first half, and Detroit won for the fifth time in six games, thumping Indiana.

    Andre Drummond supplied 21 points and 18 rebounds for the Pistons, who never trailed. Ish Smith added 12 points, and Reggie Bullock chipped in 11. Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson sprained his right ankle during the third quarter. Jackson had eight points and a season-high 13 assists prior to the injury.

    Victor Oladipo, who came into the game averaging 25.3 points, scored a season-low 13 points for Indiana. Bojan Bogdanovic, Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis added 10 points apiece for the Pacers.
    [B]
    Bulls 115, Bucks 106[/B]

    MILWAUKEE — Nikola Mirotic scored 24 points off the bench, and Kris Dunn finished with 20 as Chicago snapped a two-game losing streak.

    Dunn bounced back from a 1-for-12 showing his last time out against the Boston Celtics. He hit 9 of 17 shots Tuesday and added 12 assists. The Bulls shot 43.7 percent from the floor and made 10 3-pointers.

    Milwaukee got 28 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo and 22 from Eric Bledsoe. The Bucks committed a season-high 20 turnovers that the Bulls turned into 24 points.

    [B]Heat 107, Magic 89[/B]

    MIAMI — Josh Richardson scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to lead Miami past Orlando.

    Wayne Ellington scored 18 points off the bench, including 12 in the fourth, for the Heat, who got starting center Hassan Whiteside back from a 13-game knee-injury absence. Whiteside produced seven points and eight rebounds in 18 minutes.

    Evan Fournier returned after missing eight games due to an injured right ankle and scored 14 points in 30 minutes for the Magic, who have lost nine games in a row. Orlando’s Elfrid Payton had 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
    [B]
    Nuggets 107, Jazz 83[/B]

    DENVER — Jamal Murray scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Trey Lyles added 16 points and eight rebounds against his former team, and Denver beat Utah.

    Nikola Jokic had 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists before being ejected early in the fourth quarter, but the Nuggets closed it out to win their third straight.

    Derrick Favors led Utah with 20 points, Jonas Jerebko scored 13 and rookie Donovan Mitchell had 13 points and six assists. The Jazz lost for the ninth time in 11 games.

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    [B][I]SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 27, 2017[/I][/B]
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    7:00 PM Boston Celtics Charlotte Hornets Spectrum Center
    7:00 PM Dallas Mavericks Indiana Pacers Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    7:30 PM Washington Wizards Atlanta Hawks Philips Arena
    8:00 PM Brooklyn Nets New Orleans Pelicans Smoothie King Center
    8:00 PM Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves Target Center
    8:00 PM New York Knicks Chicago Bulls United Center
    8:00 PM Toronto Raptors Oklahoma City Thunder Chesapeake Energy Arena
    10:00 PM Cleveland Cavaliers Sacramento Kings Golden 1 Center
    10:30 PM Memphis Grizzlies Los Angeles Lakers Staples Center
    10:30 PM Utah Jazz Golden State Warriors ORACLE Arena

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    [B]DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD

    12/26/2017 N O P L A Y S
    12/25/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -2.50
    12/23/2017 10-15-0 40.00% -32.50
    12/22/2017 7-9-1 43.75% -14.50
    12/21/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -2.50
    12/20/2017 14-6-0 70.00% +37.00
    12/19/2017 3-3-0 50.00% -1.50
    12/18/2017 7-13-0 35.00% -36.50
    12/17/2017 3-5-0 37.50% -12.50
    12/16/2017……….NO PLAYS
    12/15/2017 13-6-0 68.42% +32.00
    12/14/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -2.50
    12/13/2017 3-6-0 33.33% -18.00
    12/12/2017 5-9-0 35.71% -24.50
    12/11/2017……… NO PLAYS
    12/10/2017 6-6-0 50.00% -3.00
    12/09/2017 6-13-0 31.58% -41.50
    12/08/2017 7-9-0 43.75% -14.50
    12/07/2017 3-5-0 37.50% -12.50
    12/06/2017 10-8-2 55.55% +6.00
    12/05/2017 5-1-0 83.33% +19.50
    12/04/2017 6-10-0 37.50% -25.00
    12/03/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -2.50
    12/02/2017 7-8-1 46.66% -9.00
    12/01/2017 4-12-0 30.00% -46.00

    Totals………129- 156……45.26%…….-213.00

    BEST BETS:…………………..ATS………………. ……UNITS………………………O/U……………………….UNITS

    12/26/2017…………………………………….. N O P L A Y S……………………………………………………0.00
    12/25/2017………………1 – 3……………………-11.50…………………………….3 – 1…………………….+9.50
    12/23/2017………………4 – 6……………………-13.00……………………………4 – 6……………………-13.00
    12/22/2017………………2 – 3…………………….-6.50…………………………….3 – 3……………………-1.50
    12/21/2017………………2 – 3…………………….-6.50…………………………….3 – 2……………………+4.50
    12/20/2017………………7 – 2……………………+24.00………………. …………4 – 2……………………+9.00
    12/19/2017………………1 – 2…………………….-6.00…………………………….2 – 1…………………..+4.50
    12/18/2017………………2 – 5…………………….-17.50…………………………..2 – 7…………………..-28.50
    12/17/2-17……………….2 – 2 ……………………-1.00……………………………1 – 2 ……………………-6.00
    12/16/2017………………………………..N O P L A Y S…………………………………………. ……………
    12/15/2017………………4 – 1……………………..+14.50…………….. …………4 – 3……………………+3.50
    12/14/2017………………..2 – 0……………………..+10.00…………….. ………..2 – 2……………………-1.00
    12/13/2017………………..1 – 3……………………..-11.50………………………..1- 2…………………….-6.00
    12/12/2017………………1 – 4………………………-17.00……………………….3 – 2…………………….+4.00
    12/11/2017……………………………….. N O P L A Y S…………………………………………. ………….
    12/10/2017……………..1 – 3………………………-11.50……………………….3 – 0…………………….+15.00
    12/09/2017……………….1 – 6………………………-28.00……………………….3 -1……………………..+4.50
    12/08/2017………………..3 – 2………………………+4.00…………….. ……….3 – 3……………………..-1.50
    12/07/2017………………..0 – 2………………………-11.00………………………2 – 1…………………….+4.50
    12/06/2017…………….2 – 2 – 1…………………….-1.00……………………..4 – 1 – 1………………….+14.50
    12/05/2017………………2 – 1………………………+4.50…………….. ……….3 – 0…………………….+15.00
    12/04/2017………………4 – 4………………………-2.00………………………..1 – 3……………………..-11.50
    12/03/2017………………2 – 2………………………-1.00………………………. 2 – 1……………………..+4.50
    12/02/2017………………1 – 3 – 1………………….-11.50………………………4 – 3……………………..+3.50
    12/01/2017………………2 – 5 – 1………………….-17.50………………………1 – 3……………………..-11.50

    Totals………………..47 – 64 – 3……………………-117.00………………….58 – 62- 1…………………..+15.50[/B]

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    [B][I]Armadillo: Wednesday’s six-pack

    Odds to win their first World Series title before these other teams do:[/I][/B]

    7-5— Washington Nationals

    3-1— Colorado Rockies

    8-1— Seattle Mariners

    8-1— Tampa Bay Rays

    8-1— Texas Rangers

    15-1— Milwaukee Brewers

    20-1— San Diego Padres

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    [B][I]Armadillo: Wednesday’s List of 13: Mid-week musings……. [/I][/B]

    13) If you bet the San Francisco 49ers over/under win total for this season, your mood turned when Jimmy Garoppolo became the Niners’ starting QB.

    When the 49ers were 0-9, under 4.5 wins looked golden; now they’re 5-10 and under is a loser, over is a surprising winner, which is a good example of how season-long prop bets can be dicey, since Garoppolo was in Foxboro for the first half of this season.

    12) If you have Showtime on your TV and are looking for some good binge-watching, Season 2 of Billions will run all day Sunday, starting at 7am. Season 1 ran all day Christmas Eve; got to see some episodes of this terrific program before and after football, which was fun.

    11) In their last five games, Arizona Cardinals have held their opponents to 10-58 on third down, which is really good defense. Redbirds are only 7-8, but they’re still playing hard.

    10) Speaking of the Cardinals, reports are out that Bruce Arians won’t be back as coach next year. Arians is 48-30-1 in Arizona, but is 65 and has had some health issues recently. Redbirds have an older roster (11 players are older than Sean McVay)- they’re going to miss Arians.

    9) I mentioned Artis Gilmore briefly last week; the former Jacksonville center played 17 years in the NBA/ABA— he played 80+ games in 13 times, including his first eight years in ABA, where teams didn’t own their own airplanes, and teams sometimes played three nights in a row.

    Gilmore averaged 18.7 ppg, 12.3 rpg in his career; he played 41+ mpg in his first four years, 37.4+ mpg in seven of his first eight years, 34.1+ mpg in his first 11 years. In other words, he wasn’t soft like some of today’s stars, who whine about every little inconvenience while making eight figure salaries.

    8) If you didn’t see DeAndre Hopkins’ TD catch against the Steelers Monday night, go find it on ESPN.com on YouTube— just a great catch.

    7) Surprising fact: This is first time since 2010 the Steelers have a first round bye in the playoffs.

    6) US Presidents are not allowed to accept gifts from foreign governments that are worth more than $390; am wondering how they came up with that amount as a limit, but thats the rule.

    5) I was wondering about this so I looked it up; in NFL games this season where turnovers were even, the favorite is 27-28-2 vs spread this season. Was hoping for a more dramatic %age that would tell me something, but we don’t always get what we want.

    4) Miami Dolphins have only three rushing TD’s this year; only team in last 20 years with fewer than that? The 2005 Arizona Cardinals had only two rushing TD’s all season.

    3) Paxton Lynch will start at QB for the Broncos this week………I’m really not sure why, other than they want to take one more look at Lynch before the offseason. Denver has to make a move for a franchise quarterback this winter— it is hard to believe that their 2018 starter is currently on their roster, but I said the same thing about them at this time last year.

    2) New England Patriots signed LB James Harrison for the rest of the season, after the Steelers surprisingly cut him last week. The 39-year old Harrison lost his starting job this season- he played a total of 40 snaps the whole season.

    1) Isaiah Thomas is going to be ready to play pretty soon, which is going to change some things for the Cavaliers; Thomas was the #3 scorer in the NBA last year for Boston; he played 33.8 mpg LY, so that is 33 minutes a game that current Cavaliers are going to sit.

    Cleveland is 24-10, so the guys who’ve been playing now are doing well; going to take selfless guys to accept a “demotion” with Thomas returning, and it will take a few games for everyone to get used to playing together, with some guys taking a lot fewer shots, and even Thomas having the ball a lot less than he is used to having it.

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    [B]SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY DECEMBER 28, 2017[/B]
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    7:00 PM Detroit Pistons Orlando Magic Amway Center
    8:00 PM Houston Rockets Boston Celtics TD Garden
    8:00 PM Minnesota Timberwolves Milwaukee Bucks BMO Harris Bradley Center
    8:30 PM New York Knicks San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center
    10:30 PM Philadelphia 76ers Portland Trail Blazers Moda Center at the Rose Quarter

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    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD

    12/27/2017 N O P L A Y S
    12/26/2017 N O P L A Y S
    12/25/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -2.50
    12/23/2017 10-15-0 40.00% -32.50
    12/22/2017 7-9-1 43.75% -14.50
    12/21/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -2.50
    12/20/2017 14-6-0 70.00% +37.00
    12/19/2017 3-3-0 50.00% -1.50
    12/18/2017 7-13-0 35.00% -36.50
    12/17/2017 3-5-0 37.50% -12.50
    12/16/2017……….NO PLAYS
    12/15/2017 13-6-0 68.42% +32.00
    12/14/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -2.50
    12/13/2017 3-6-0 33.33% -18.00
    12/12/2017 5-9-0 35.71% -24.50
    12/11/2017……… NO PLAYS
    12/10/2017 6-6-0 50.00% -3.00
    12/09/2017 6-13-0 31.58% -41.50
    12/08/2017 7-9-0 43.75% -14.50
    12/07/2017 3-5-0 37.50% -12.50
    12/06/2017 10-8-2 55.55% +6.00
    12/05/2017 5-1-0 83.33% +19.50
    12/04/2017 6-10-0 37.50% -25.00
    12/03/2017 5-5-0 50.00% -2.50
    12/02/2017 7-8-1 46.66% -9.00
    12/01/2017 4-12-0 30.00% -46.00

    Totals………129- 156……45.26%…….-213.00

    BEST BETS:…………………..ATS………………. ……UNITS………………………O/U……………………….UNITS

    12/27/2017………………………………………N O P L A Y S…………………………………………………….0.00
    12/26/2017…………………………………….. N O P L A Y S…………………………………………. ………..0.00
    12/25/2017………………1 – 3……………………-11.50…………………………….3 – 1…………………….+9.50
    12/23/2017………………4 – 6……………………-13.00……………………………4 – 6……………………-13.00
    12/22/2017………………2 – 3…………………….-6.50…………………………….3 – 3……………………-1.50
    12/21/2017………………2 – 3…………………….-6.50…………………………….3 – 2……………………+4.50
    12/20/2017………………7 – 2……………………+24.00………………. …………4 – 2……………………+9.00
    12/19/2017………………1 – 2…………………….-6.00…………………………….2 – 1…………………..+4.50
    12/18/2017………………2 – 5…………………….-17.50…………………………..2 – 7…………………..-28.50
    12/17/2-17……………….2 – 2 ……………………-1.00……………………………1 – 2 ……………………-6.00
    12/16/2017………………………………..N O P L A Y S…………………………………………. ……………
    12/15/2017………………4 – 1……………………..+14.50…………….. …………4 – 3……………………+3.50
    12/14/2017………………..2 – 0……………………..+10.00…………….. ………..2 – 2……………………-1.00
    12/13/2017………………..1 – 3……………………..-11.50………………………..1- 2…………………….-6.00
    12/12/2017………………1 – 4………………………-17.00……………………….3 – 2…………………….+4.00
    12/11/2017……………………………….. N O P L A Y S…………………………………………. ………….
    12/10/2017……………..1 – 3………………………-11.50……………………….3 – 0…………………….+15.00
    12/09/2017……………….1 – 6………………………-28.00……………………….3 -1……………………..+4.50
    12/08/2017………………..3 – 2………………………+4.00…………….. ……….3 – 3……………………..-1.50
    12/07/2017………………..0 – 2………………………-11.00………………………2 – 1…………………….+4.50
    12/06/2017…………….2 – 2 – 1…………………….-1.00……………………..4 – 1 – 1………………….+14.50
    12/05/2017………………2 – 1………………………+4.50…………….. ……….3 – 0…………………….+15.00
    12/04/2017………………4 – 4………………………-2.00………………………..1 – 3……………………..-11.50
    12/03/2017………………2 – 2………………………-1.00………………………. 2 – 1……………………..+4.50
    12/02/2017………………1 – 3 – 1………………….-11.50………………………4 – 3……………………..+3.50
    12/01/2017………………2 – 5 – 1………………….-17.50………………………1 – 3……………………..-11.50

    Totals………………..47 – 64 – 3……………………-117.00………………….58 – 62- 1…………………..+15.50

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    [B]Armadillo: Thursday’s six-pack[/B]

    — Butler 91, Georgetown 89 2OT— Bulldogs trailed by 20 in this game.

    — Xavier 91, Marquette 87— Marquette was 15-38 on arc, 17-31 inside arc, and still lost.

    — Eagles beat Oakland Monday nite, but gained only 37 total yards in second half.

    — Detroit Pistons’ PG Reggie Jackson (grade 3 ankle sprain) is out 6-8 weeks.

    — Purdue 38, Arizona 35— Best bowl game this season so far.

    — Pelicans 128, Nets 113— Rajon Rondo is first NBA player with 25 assists in a game since Jason Kidd, in 1996

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    [B]
    Armadillo: Thursday’s List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud……. [/B]

    13) OK, so it is really cold in beautiful upstate New York this week, where I live. I’m in the grocery store Wednesday, buying some non-nutritional food items, and I see this guy walk in the store wearing a jacket and shorts. It is 15 freakin’ degrees out. This genius has shorts on.

    Guy looked like he was in his mid-late 40’s. I had a parka on over a sweatshirt and I was still freezing. This guy had shorts on, not even gym shorts, the kind you wear in summer. Oy.

    12) Duke 36, Northern Illinois 14— NIU tried the worst fake punt I’ve even seen- seriously.

    4:32 left in first quarter, Duke leading 7-0. Northern Illinois has 4th-and-18 at their own 11— their punter catches the snap and throws a long pass to the gunner going down the sideline on the right— the pass bounces couple yards short of the receiver, who was 3-4 yards short of the line to gain anyway, and he was covered, to boot. Simply awful.

    The TV announcers were stunned, tried to be kind, but it was coaching malpractice. Duke scored a TD three plays later, led 14-0 on their way to an easy 36-14 win.

    11) UCLA kicker JJ Molson is an 8th generation member of the Molson family, who own part of the largest brewery in Canada. His dad’s cousin owns the Montreal Canadiens; the kid’s mother is an optometrist- their family’s net worth is estimated a $1.6B, thats billion, with a B.

    JJ Molson turned down a scholarship offer from Alabama to kick at UCLA. Before this season, he had never kicked before a crowd larger than 1,000 people.

    10) Utah 30, West Virginia 14— Utah coach Kyle Whittingham is the King of Bowls; he is 11-1 in bowls as a head coach. Utes weren’t even that good this year (7-6) but they won this game easily.

    9) Weird scene after the Seattle-Dallas game Sunday, with Seahawks’ DB Earl Thomas running up to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett in the tunnel after the game and apparently asking Garrett to recruit him in free agency this winter. You don’t see that every day.

    8) 91-year old Mel Brooks has been an actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, composer. He is a comic genius- his resume goes from Get Smart to Blazing Saddles to The Producers. Brooks was married to the great actress Anne Bancroft for 41 years before she passed away in 2005.

    During World War II, Brooks was a corporal in the 78th Infantry Division, defusing landmines. What a life he’s had, but it was amazing to me that the guy who created such great comedy spent part of his life under the greatest pressure imaginable, defusing landmines in a war. Wow.

    7) Phoenix Suns beat Memphis 99-97 Tuesday night on a great side out-of-bounds play with 0:00.6 left; the inbounder basically tried to put his pass in the basket, then Tyson Chandler simply tipped it home at the buzzer- there cannot be offensive goaltending on a shot that wouldn’t be a legal basket, such as an in-bounds pass. Clever strategy by Suns’ coach Jay Triano.

    6) All the NFL games with playoff implications are being played at 4:25 Sunday, to increase the drama as far as who makes/misses the playoffs.

    Ravens’ coach John Harbaugh was whining Tuesday that the late start might hurt the crowd in Baltimore, saying, “I don’t think the NFL did us any favors by moving it back, but they don’t care about us. So, we just have to care about ourselves. We have to take care of our own business. That goes for our team, for our fans and for our city. Let’s go win the football game.”

    Playing the “us against the world” card. Jeez, all they have to do is beat the Bengals.

    5) Jacksonville Jaguars have had 13 players who started every game this season; Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had one. Part of winning is the good fortune of staying healthy.

    4) Saw a scary story on the Interweb this week about how Houston Astros’ coach Rich Dauer almost died at the Astros’ World Series parade/celebration just after the World Series.

    Turns out Dauer had fallen and banged his head the day before, and he had bleeding on the brain the next day. Doctors performed an aamergency operations and he came thru it well, in a situation where one doctor had given him a 3% chance of having a complete recovery.

    3) Rams are sitting out lot of starters this week, notably Todd Gurley/Jared Goff, which means QB Sean Mannion will make his first NFL start……….likewise for the Chiefs, with Alex Smith taking a seat in Denver this week— rookie Patrick Mahomes gets his first NFL start.

    2) Chicago Bulls are 3-20 with Nikola Mirotic out of the lineup this season; they’re 9-2 since he got back in the lineup. Mirotic was out of the lineup because he got punched out by teammate Bobby Portis in a practice before the season started and his cheekbones got broken. Not good.

    1) Disappointing news from the Arena Football front, where apparently the Tampa Bay Storm have closed up shop, meaning the AFL is down to four teams this season, which obviously isn’t a good situation. Arenaball is a great, affordable night out; hopefully more cities will be interested in having a team and the league can become popular again, like it was in the 90’s.

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    Armadillo’s Write-Up

    Thursday, December 28[/B]

    Pistons lost three of last four games with Orlando; they’re 2-2 vs spread in last four visits here. Seven of last ten series games went over the total. Detroit won five of its last six games; they’re 2-1 vs spread as road underdogs. Three of their last four games went over total. Orlando lost its last nine games; they’re 3-5 as home underdogs. Five of last seven Magic games stayed under total.

    Houston won six of last eight games with Boston; they’re 2-3 vs spread in last five visits to Beantown. Last ten series games stayed under the total. Rockets lost their last three games after a 14-game win streak; Houston is 9-5 vs spread on road, 1-1 as an underdog. Eight of their last ten games went over total. Boston lost three of its last five games; they’re 10-7-2 vs spread at home, 2-0 as underdogs. Over is 8-2 in their last ten home games.

    Bucks won five of their last six games with Minnesota; under is 7-3 in last ten series games. Wolves are 2-3 vs spread in last five visits to Wisconsin. Minnesota won its last five games; they’re 5-4 as road underdogs. Seven of Wolves’ last eight games went over total. Milwaukee lost five of its last seven games; they’re 6-7-2 as home favorites. Bucks’ last nine games went over the total.

    Knicks lost three of last four games with San Antonio; they covered four of last five visits to the Alamo. Over is 5-2-1 in last eight series games. Knicks lost four of last five games; they’re 3-8 vs spread as road underdogs. Four of their last five games stayed under total. San Antonio won five of its last six games; they’re 10-6 as home favorites. Six of their last nine games stayed under the total.

    Home side won last six Philly-Portland games. 76ers covered three of last four visits to Oregon. Four of last five series games stayed under. Philadelphia lost nine of its last 11 games; they’re 2-5 vs spread in last seven games as a road underdog. Three of their last four games stayed under the total. Portland lost there of its last four games; they’re 2-10-1 vs spread as home favorites. Seven of last eight Blazer games went under the total.

    [B][SIZE=”5″]NBA[/SIZE]

    Thursday, December 28[/B]

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    [SIZE=”3″][B][I][B] Trend Report [/B][/I][/B][/SIZE]
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    [B]DETROIT @ ORLANDO[/B]
    Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit’s last 13 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games at home
    Orlando is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

    [B]HOUSTON @ BOSTON[/B]
    The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston’s last 10 games when playing Boston
    Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston’s last 10 games when playing Houston
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

    [B]MINNESOTA @ MILWAUKEE[/B]
    Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games at home

    [B]NEW YORK @ SAN ANTONIO[/B]
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York’s last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 5 games when playing at home against New York
    San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

    [B]PHILADELPHIA @ PORTLAND[/B]
    Philadelphia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Portland
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing Portland
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland’s last 8 games
    Portland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

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    Dunkel

    Thursday, December 28[/B]

    [B]Detroit @ Orlando[/B]

    Game 501-502
    December 28, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Detroit
    115.223
    Orlando
    118.762
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Orlando
    by 3 1/2
    208
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Orlando
    No Line
    N/A
    [B]Dunkel Pick:
    Orlando
    N/A

    Houston @ Boston[/B]

    Game 503-504
    December 28, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Houston
    124.312
    Boston
    121.445
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Houston
    by 3
    207
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Houston
    No Line
    N/A
    [B]Dunkel Pick:
    Houston
    N/A

    Minnesota @ Milwaukee[/B]

    Game 505-506
    December 28, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Minnesota
    116.512
    Milwaukee
    121.987
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Milwaukee
    by 5 1/2
    219
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Milwaukee
    by 2 1/2
    212 1/2
    [B] Dunkel Pick:
    Milwaukee
    (-2 1/2); Over

    New York @ San Antonio[/B]

    Game 507-508
    December 28, 2017 @ 8:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    New York
    111.398
    San Antonio
    126.784
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    San Antonio
    by 15 1/2
    194
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    San Antonio
    by 10 1/2
    201
    [B]Dunkel Pick:
    San Antonio
    (-10 1/2); Under

    Philadelphia @ Portland[/B]

    Game 509-510
    December 28, 2017 @ 10:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Philadelphia
    119.842
    Portland
    118.716
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Philadelphia
    by 1
    202
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Portland
    by 3 1/2
    208
    [B]Dunkel Pick:
    Philadelphia
    (+3 1/2); Under[/B]

    [B][SIZE=”5″]NBA[/SIZE]
    Long Sheet

    Thursday, December 28[/B]

    ——————————————————————————–

    [B]DETROIT (19 – 14) at ORLANDO (11 – 24) – 12/28/2017, 7:05 PM [/B]
    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 DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    DETROIT is 5-3 straight up against ORLANDO over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

    ——————————————————————————–

    [B]HOUSTON (25 – 7) at BOSTON (28 – 10) – 12/28/2017, 8:05 PM [/B]
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

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

    ——————————————————————————–

    [B]MINNESOTA (22 – 13) at MILWAUKEE (17 – 15) – 12/28/2017, 8:05 PM [/B]
    Top Trends for this game.
    MINNESOTA is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in non-conference games this season.
    MINNESOTA is 49-78 ATS (-36.8 Units) after scoring 115 points or more since 1996.
    MINNESOTA is 28-14 ATS (+12.6 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
    MILWAUKEE is 394-459 ATS (-110.9 Units) in home games since 1996.
    MILWAUKEE is 261-315 ATS (-85.5 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.

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

    ——————————————————————————–

    [B]NEW YORK (17 – 17) at SAN ANTONIO (24 – 11) – 12/28/2017, 8:35 PM [/B]
    Top Trends for this game.
    SAN ANTONIO is 1022-894 ATS (+38.6 Units) in all games since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 818-696 ATS (+52.4 Units) as a favorite since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 522-435 ATS (+43.5 Units) in home games since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 30-14 ATS (+14.6 Units) in December games over the last 3 seasons.
    SAN ANTONIO is 61-38 ATS (+19.2 Units) in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
    SAN ANTONIO is 343-270 ATS (+46.0 Units) after a non-conference game since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 341-279 ATS (+34.1 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 210-160 ATS (+34.0 Units) in home games after a win by 10 points or more since 1996.

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

    ——————————————————————————–

    [B]PHILADELPHIA (15 – 18) at PORTLAND (17 – 16) – 12/28/2017, 10:35 PM [/B]
    Top Trends for this game.
    PHILADELPHIA is 13-27 ATS (-16.7 Units) in December games over the last 3 seasons.
    PHILADELPHIA is 66-48 ATS (+13.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    PHILADELPHIA is 57-37 ATS (+16.3 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
    PHILADELPHIA is 30-17 ATS (+11.3 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    PHILADELPHIA is 5-0 against the spread versus PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
    PHILADELPHIA is 3-2 straight up against PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

    #479289

    cnotes
    Member
    • Author

    [B][I]Hoop Trends – Thursday
    December 28, 2017[/I][/B]

    [B]ATS TREND OF THE DAY:[/B]

    — The Spurs are 10-0 ATS (7.85 ppg) at home with less than two days rest off a game as a favorite.

    [B]OU TREND OF THE DAY:[/B]

    — The Timberwolves are 13-0 OU (10.27 ppg) as a dog with less than two days rest after playing as a home favorite.
    [B]
    PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:[/B]

    — The Rockets are 10-0 OU (8.50 ppg) on the road off a game as a dog in which James Harden was their high scorer but had a negative plus/minus.
    [B]
    CHOICE TREND:[/B]

    — The Grizzlies are 11-0-1 ATS (6.54 ppg) off a loss in a road game after a game in which they shot worse than 25% from beyond the arc with at least 20 attempts.
    [B]
    ACTIVE TRENDS:[/B]

    — The Knicks are 0-10 OU (-10.35 ppg) off a road game after a loss in which they led after each of the first three quarters.

    — The Bucks are 8-0 OU (7.94 ppg) after Giannis Antetokounmpo had a positive plus/minus last game.

    #479294

    cnotes
    Member
    • Author

    [B]THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28
    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS[/B]

    DET at ORL 07:00 PM
    ORL +4.5
    [B]O 203.0[/B]

    MIN at MIL 08:00 PM
    [B]MIL -3.5
    O 212.0[/B]

    HOU at BOS 08:00 PM
    [B]BOS +1.5
    U 217.0[/B]

    NY at SA 08:30 PM
    NY +12.0
    [B]O 199.0[/B]

    PHI at POR 10:30 PM
    [B]PHI +3.5
    U 208.5[/B]

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