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01/29/2012 11:37 AM


Sunday, January 29

College funds: Sunday's best NCAAB bets

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Connecticut Huskies

At first glance the trends would point to a convincing win for Connecticut when it hosts Note Dame on Sunday afternoon. The Huskies are 10-1 at home this season, 8-1 all-time against the Fighting Irish inside the XL Center, and they won by 14 at Note Dame on Jan. 14.

However, the two teams seem to be going in opposite directions at the moment. Connecticut has lost two consecutive games (0-2 ATS) and four of its last six (2-4 ATS). The defending NCAA champs are coming off a 13-point home setback to Cincinnati and a three-point loss at Tennessee. Notre Dame has won two in a row, including a 67-58 victory at then-No. 1 Syracuse last Saturday followed by a 55-42 road win at Seton Hall on Wednesday.

A big reason for the Irish's recent turnaround is the play of 6'9'' forward Jack Cooley, who recorded double-doubles against both Syracuse (17 points, 10 rebounds) and Seton Hall (13 points and 11 rebounds). Cooley played at least 34 minutes in both games and added two blocks in each contest.

Connecticut will continue to be without guard Ryan Boatright, who has been sidelined since January 9 due to eligibility issues. Boatright is averaging 10.2 points and 3.5 assists in 10 games this season.

Pick: Notre Dame

Michigan Wolverines at Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State has been an unstoppable force at home this season. The Buckeyes are a perfect 15-0 on their home floor, including 8-2 ATS. They are 5-0 ATS in their last five in Columbus and crushing opponents by an average of 27 points in that span.

Similarly, Michigan has been stellar at home this year but it is just 1-4 in road games. The Wolverines destroyed Nebraska away from home last weekend but their two previous road tests saw them lose to Indiana and Illinois while failing to cover the spread both times.

For the Buckeyes, big man Jared Sullinger (17.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg) is healthy and heating up. He has scored in double-figures in 10 consecutive games and he recorded his first double-double (20 points, 13 rebounds) in his last five outings this week in a 24-point home win over Penn State.

"He looks a little quicker, and he is shooting threes just enough (so that) you have to guard him," Michigan head coach John Beilein said of Sullinger. "It's always a concern when you have a guy who can pick and pop and roll, both of them. It's a big roll coming down there, a big pop you have to go get. We'll be working on that to defend both."

Pick: Ohio State

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01/29/2012 11:38 AM

Armadillo's Write-Up

Sunday, January 29

Hot Teams
-- Miami won six of last seven games, but is 0-4 vs spread in its last four away games. Bulls won/covered seven of their last nine road games.
-- Nets won four of their last six games (2-0 as home favorite).
-- Celtics won/covered their last four games.
-- Pacers won six of their last nine games (3-2 as road dog).
-- Mavericks won/covered eight of their last nine home games.
-- Minnesota won five of last seven games, is 6-2-1 vs spread last nine.
-- Nuggets won/covered five of their last six games.

Cold Teams
-- Raptors lost nine of their last eleven games (7-6 as road dog).
-- Cavaliers lost five of last six games, but covered four of last five on the road.
-- Orlando lost four of its last six games; they were outscored by 55 points in their last six quarters.
-- Spurs lost seven of eight road games (1-2-1 as road dog).
-- Lakers are 1-6 away from the Staples Center.
-- Atlanta covered once in its last six road games. New Orleans lost nine of last ten games, but covered last five.
-- Clippers are 1-3 away from Staples Center, losing by 25-8-29.

Wear and Tear
-- Bulls: 3rd game/five days. Heat: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Raptors: 4th game/6 nites. Nets: 3rd game/5 days.
-- Cavaliers: 4th game/6 nites. Celtics: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Pacers: 4th game/6 nites. Magic: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Spurs: 3rd game/5 nites. Mavericks: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Lakers: 2nd nite in row after two nites off. Timberwolves: 3rd game in five nites.
-- Hawks: 3rd game/5 nites. Hornets: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Clippers: Had last two nites off. Nuggets: 3rd game/5 nites.

-- Six of last seven Chicago games went over the total.
-- Three of last four Toronto games went over the total.
-- Eight of last nine Boston home games stayed under the total. Six of last eight Cleveland games went over the total.
-- Last four Indiana games all went over the total. Six of Orlando's last seven games stayed under.
-- Six of last eight San Antonio road games went over the total.
-- Last three Laker games went over the total.
-- Over is 3-0-1 in last four Atlanta games.
-- Three of last four Clipper games went over the total.

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01/29/2012 11:39 AM


Sunday, January 29

Game of the day: Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat

Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat (-4.5, 191.5)

THE STORY: One of the most hotly anticipated rematches finally hits the hardcourt Sunday when the Chicago Bulls visit the Miami Heat.

It's the first meeting between the NBA powerhouses since last season's Eastern Conference final, won by the Heat in five decisive games. Not much changed for either team in the offseason, and both clubs are off to predictably strong starts.

The Bulls have the best record in the East, already own a 3.5-game lead in the Central Division and are an impressive 8-3 on the road. Chicago is coming off a 107-100 triumph over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks behind a season-high 34 points from reigning MVP Derrick Rose. Sunday marks the kickoff of a marathon nine-game road trip for the Bulls, who won't play again at the United Center until Feb. 14.

Their first opponent on the trek may be their toughest, as they encounter a Heat squad finally back at full strength after missing guard Dwyane Wade for six games with an ankle injury. He made an impressive return Friday night, scoring 28 points as the Heat rolled past the New York Knicks 99-89 for their third consecutive victory.

TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

LINE: The Heat opened as 4.5-point favorites. The total opended at 191.5.

ABOUT THE BULLS (17-4, 12-9 ATS): With mixed martial arts and other activities taking over the United Center for the next two weeks, Chicago faces the longest road trip any team in the league will endure this season. As for Sunday's East final rematch, Rose says it's no big deal. "It's another game because it's the next game," he said. "We're not worried about all the hype. We know that people are going to try to blow it up to be this championship game and all that. But we're not worried about that.

ABOUT THE HEAT (14-5, 8-11 ATS): Wade wasted no time getting back into the swing of things, hammering home an early dunk that showed everyone his ankle is just fine. "I just tried to be aggressive, after being out for a while, one of the best ways to get your rhythm is to attack the basket," he said afterward. Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra said the club opted to keep Wade out longer than it might have in years past in order to ensure he was completely healthy.


* Bulls are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Miami.
* Bulls are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings.
* Bulls are 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games.
* Heat are 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.


1. Chicago won all three regular-season meetings in 2010-11.

2. Wade, a Chicago native, averages 22.2 points in 26 career games against the Bulls.

3. Chicago is 11-2 against Eastern Conference foes, while the Heat are 10-2.

PREDICTION: Heat 90, Bulls 88

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01/29/2012 11:40 AM


Sunday, January 29

Pick 'n' roll: Sunday's best NBA bets

Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic

The Pacers and Magic just faced each other on Tuesday in Indiana, where Orlando dominated 102-83. You wouldn't think a lot could change in just a few days to turn the tide all the way in the Pacers' favor, but that is exactly the case.

Orlando followed up the win with an eight-point home loss to Boston on Thursday and a humiliating 93-67 road loss at New Orleans on Friday. Furthermore, the victory over Indiana was preceded by a shocking 87-56 road loss to the Celtics.

“Looked like guys didn’t want to play,” Dwight Howard vented after getting routed by the Hornets. “I told them at halftime, 'If you don’t want to play, just stay in the locker room.' It doesn’t make sense for a team we should beat to just demolish us. It hurts me to get out there and play your hardest. I expect everybody to play the same. I’m not calling anybody out by no means because we all have to get better."

Howard, of course, was calling out his teammates...and he could be down a few teammates on Sunday. Ryan Anderson (calf) and Jameer Nelson (jaw) are both listed as questionable.

Pick: Pacers

Los Angeles Clippers at Denver Nuggets (-6, 204.5)

The Nuggets are 14-5 and trailing only Oklahoma City and Chicago in the overall NBA standings as of Saturday night.

They are positively on fire heading into Sunday's home date with the Clippers. Denver has won six in a row (5-1 ATS), including five on the road and its last two by a combined 44 points. George Karl's squad hammered Sacramento 122-93 on Wednesday and drubbed Toronto 96-81 at home on Friday.

The Nuggets could be without Ty Lawson, who is questionable with a left ankle sprain sustained on Wednesday at Sacramento. He missed Friday's blowout of the Raptors, but that only opened the door for shooting guard Rudy Fernandez. Fernandez played a season-high 33 minutes and poured in a season-high 23 points.

"No, I don't think so; I'm just going day by day to see how it feels," Lawson said on Friday when asked if he could miss up to a week. "It's feeling better than (on Wednesday). We're not missing a beat. Andre (Miller) is a seasoned point guard, one of the best point guards out there."

The Clippers have been up-and-down of late, alternating wins and losses over their last six; resulting in a 3-3 record (3-3 ATS)

Pick: Nuggets

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01/29/2012 11:41 AM


Michigan at Ohio State
The Wolverines look to build on their 4-0 ATS record in their last 4 games as a road underdog of 13 points or more. Michigan is the pick (+14) according to Dunkel, which has the Buckeyes favored by only 11 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Michigan (+14). Here are all of today's picks.


Game 841-842: Notre Dame at Connecticut (12:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Notre Dame 62.273; Connecticut 73.015
Dunkel Line: Connecticut by 10 1/2; 123
Vegas Line: Connecticut by 8 1/2; 129
Dunkel Pick: Connecticut (-8 1/2); Under

Game 843-844: Miami (FL) at Boston College (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (FL) 62.157; Boston College 57.635
Dunkel Line: Miami (FL) by 4 1/2; 135
Vegas Line: Miami (FL) by 8; 130 1/2
Dunkel Pick Boston College (+8); Over

Game 845-846: Michigan at Ohio State (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Michigan 66.836; Ohio State 78.161
Dunkel Line: Ohio State by 11 1/2; 121
Vegas Line: Ohio State by 14; 127
Dunkel Pick: Michigan (+14); Under

Game 847-848: Providence at South Florida (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Providence 59.148; South Floirda 68.785
Dunkel Line: South Florida by 9 1/2; 127
Vegas Line: South Florida by 7 1/2; 122 1/2
Dunkel Pick: South Florida (-7 1/2); Over

Game 849-850: Iowa at Indiana (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Iowa 61.708; Indiana 74.593
Dunkel Line: Indiana by 13; 155
Vegas Line: Indiana by 11 1/2; 151
Dunkel Pick: Indiana (-11 1/2); Over

Game 851-852: Georgia Tech at North Carolina (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Georgia Tech 54.153; North Carolina 72.238
Dunkel Line: North Carolina by 18; 139
Vegas Line: North Carolina by 21 1/2; 143 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Georgia Tech (+21 1/2); Under

Game 853-854: Troy at South Alabama (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Troy 48.348; South Alabama 55.915
Dunkel Line: South Alabama by 7 1/2; 144
Vegas Line: South Alabama by 5 1/2; 140 1/2
Dunkel Pick: South Alabama (-5 1/2); Over

Game 855-856: Oregon State at Oregon (6:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oregon State 62.098; Oregon 61.997
Dunkel Line: Even; 151
Vegas Line: Oregon by 1 1/2; 154
Dunkel Pick: Oregon State (+1 1/2); Under

Game 857-858: Indiana State at Evansville (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Indiana State 54.502; Evansville 63.878
Dunkel Line: Evansville by 9 1/2; 147
Vegas Line: Evansville by 4 1/2; 140 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Evansville (-4 1/2); Over

Game 859-860: Stanford at California (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Stanford 59.696; California 67.181
Dunkel Line: California by 7 1/2; 126
Vegas Line: California by 8 1/2; 130 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Stanford (+8 1/2); Under

Game 861-862: Marist at Fairfield (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Marist 42.045; Fairfield 58.308
Dunkel Line: Fairfield by 16 1/2; 132
Vegas Line: Fairfield by 15; 135
Dunkel Pick: Fairfield (-15); Under

Game 863-864: Siena at Rider (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Siena 51.807; Rider 53.840
Dunkel Line: Rider by 2; 145
Vegas Line: Rider by 5; 140 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Siena (+5); Over

Game 865-866: Loyola-MD at Canisius (2:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Loyola-MD 52.627; Canisius 44.037
Dunkel Line: Loyola-MD by 8 1/2; 140
Vegas Line: Loyola-MD by 10; 134 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Canisius (+10); Over

Game 867-868: Manhattan at Niagara (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Manhattan 56.515; Niagara 51.771
Dunkel Line: Manhattan by 5; 133
Vegas Line: Manhattan by 2 1/2; 137 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Manhattan (-2 1/2); Under

Game 869-870: Montana at Portland State (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Montana 56.927; Portland State 55.838
Dunkel Line: Montana by 1; 138
Vegas Line: Montana by 4; 143 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Portland State (+4); Under

Game 871-872: Iona at St. Peter's (4:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Iona 60.020; St. Peter's 44.242
Dunkel Line: Iona by 16; 146
Vegas Line: Iona by 14; 142
Dunkel Pick: Iona (-14); Over

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01/29/2012 11:42 AM


Chicago at Miami
The Bulls look to build on their 7-2 ATS record in their last 9 games as a road underdog of 1 to 4 1/2 points. Chicago is the pick (+4 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Heat favored by only 3. Dunkel Pick: Chicago (+4 1/2). Here are all of today's picks


Game 801-802: Chicago at Miami (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 122.888; Miami 126.105
Dunkel Line & Total: Miami by 3; 193
Vegas Line & Total: Miami by 4 1/2; 190
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (+4 1/2); Over

Game 803-804: Toronto at New Jersey (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 112.329; New Jersey 120.161
Dunkel Line & Total: New Jersey by 8; 181
Vegas Line & Total: New Jersey by 5; 183
Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (-5); Under

Game 805-806: Cleveland at Boston (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland 114.377; Boston 119.300
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 5; 173
Vegas Line & Total: Boston by 7; 182
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (+7); Under

Game 807-808: Indiana at Orlando (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Indiana 117.248; Orlando 122.268
Dunkel Line & Total: Orlando by 5; 183
Vegas Line & Total: Orlando by 3; 179
Dunkel Pick: Orlando (-3); Over

Game 809-810: San Antonio at Dallas (6:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Antonio 119.449; Dallas 126.116
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 6 1/2; 184
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas by 5; 187 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Dallas (-5); Under

Game 811-812: LA Lakers at Minnesota (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Lakers 121.328; Minnesota 119.270
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Lakers by 2; 188
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota by 2; 183
Dunkel Pick: LA Lakers (+2); Over

Game 813-814: Atlanta at New Orleans (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta 120.488; New Orleans 115.921
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 4 1/2; 178
Vegas Line & Total: Atlanta by 2; 174 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-2); Over

Game 815-816: LA Clippers at Denver (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Clippers 119.715; Denver 127.120
Dunkel Line & Total: Denver by 7 1/2; 199
Vegas Line & Total: Denver by 6; 204 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Denver (-6); Under

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01/29/2012 11:43 AM

Short Sheet

Sunday, January 29

CHICAGO: 38-19 ATS off home game
MIAMI: 18-7 Over off 3+ ATS losses

TORONTO: 9-20 ATS revenging home loss
NEW JERSEY: 18-8 Over off BB road games

CLEVELAND: 96-49 Under on Sunday
BOSTON: 17-31 ATS off ATS win

INDIANA: 16-5 Under revenging double digit home loss
ORLANDO: 20-7 Under on Sunday

SAN ANTONIO: 17-6 Over as underdog
DALLAS: 18-5 ATS off home win by 10+

LA LAKERS: 22-9 Under as an underdog
MINNESOTA: 24-11 Under if line is +3 to -3

ATLANTA: 11-23 ATS vs. non-conference
NEW ORLEANS: 9-1 ATS vs. Southeast Division

LA CLIPPERS: 6-1 ATS vs. Denver
DENVER: 5-1 Under vs. Clippers

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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01/29/2012 11:45 AM

Short Sheet

Sunday's Top College Basketball Trends

OHIO ST is 15-1 ATS at home off BB covers as favorite (vs Michigan)

MANHATTAN is 9-0 ATS in January road games (vs NIAGARA)

RIDER is 5-24 ATS as home favorite of 3.5 to 6 pts (vs Siena)

NOTRE DAME is 9-0 ATS Away if total is 129.5 or less (vs UConn)

EVANSVILLE is 9-1 ATS vs. conference (vs Indiana St)

INDIANA ST is 1-9 ATS vs. conference (vs Evansville)

FAIRFIELD is 0-7 ATS off SU loss (vs Marist)

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01/29/2012 11:49 AM


Sunday, January 29

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Chicago - 3:30 PM ET Chicago +4.5 500
Miami - Under 191.5 500

Cleveland - 6:00 PM ET Cleveland +7 500
Boston - Under 181 500

Toronto - 6:00 PM ET New Jersey -5 500
New Jersey - Under 183 500

Indiana - 6:00 PM ET Indiana +3 500
Orlando - Over 181 500

San Antonio - 6:30 PM ET San Antonio +5 500
Dallas - Over 188 500

Atlanta - 7:00 PM ET Atlanta -2 500
New Orleans - Under 174 500

L.A. Lakers - 7:00 PM ET L.A. Lakers +1 500
Minnesota - Over 183 500

L.A. Clippers - 8:00 PM ET Denver -6 500
Denver - Over 204.5 500

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01/29/2012 11:53 AM


Sunday, January 29

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Notre Dame - 12:00 PM ET Connecticut -8.5 500
Connecticut - Over 128.5 500

Michigan - 1:00 PM ET Ohio St. -13.5 500
Ohio St. - Over 127 500

Marist - 1:00 PM ET Marist +15.5 500
Fairfield - Over 135.5 500

Miami - Florida - 1:00 PM ET Miami - Florida -8 500
Boston College - Under 130.5 500

Siena - 2:00 PM ET Siena +5 500
Rider - Over 140 500

Providence - 2:00 PM ET Providence +7.5 500
South Florida - Over 122.5 500

Loyola-Maryland - 2:15 PM ET Loyola-Maryland -10 500
Canisius - Under 134.5 500

Manhattan - 4:00 PM ET Manhattan -3 500
Niagara - Under 137.5 500

Montana - 4:05 PM ET Montana -3.5 500
Portland St. - Under 143.5 500

Iona - 4:30 PM ET Iona -14 500
St. Peter's - Over 142 500

Georgia Tech - 6:00 PM ET North Carolina -21.5 500
North Carolina - Under 143.5 500

Iowa - 6:00 PM ET Indiana -11.5 500
Indiana - Under 151 500

Troy - 6:05 PM ET South Alabama -5.5 500
South Alabama - Under 140.5 500

Oregon St. - 6:30 PM ET Oregon St. +1 500
Oregon - Over 154 500

Indiana St. - 8:00 PM ET Evansville -4.5 500
Evansville - Under 141 500

Stanford - 8:30 PM ET California -8.5 500
California - Over 130.5 500

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