cnotes Posts:33122 Followers:38
02/01/2012 04:33 PM

Armadillo: Wednesday's six-pack

How Baseball America ranked talent in big league farm systems.....

7) Reds-- Had Bronx Bombers #6, but that was before Montero got traded; Reds have excellent catching prospect in Mesoraco.

5) Blue Jays-- Excellent pitching depth north of the border.

4) Arizona-- Loaded with young pitching, even after the Cahill trade.

3) Royals-- When are some of their young pitchers going to blossom?

2) Rangers-- Have been more aggressive than most in Latin America.

1) Nationals-- Curious to see when they bring Bryce Harper up.


Armadillo: Wednesday's List of 13: Nobody asked me, but........

13) Any talk of playing the Super Bowl in London is Jim Irsay’s way of deflecting attention away from the Colts dumping Peyton Manning next month, which will erode his season ticket base some. Think about it; the Super Bowl kicks off at 6:30 ET at night to maximize TV ratings in this country; you play a game in London at that time, its almost midnight local time- that ain’t happening.

12) Ironic that the one time Indianapolis hosts a Super Bowl, and they’re starting over with a new GM, coach and coordinators, and are on the verge of cutting the best player in franchise history. Odd times.

11) Remember how the Falcons failed in several big spots running the ball on 4th-and-1 this year? Well, the scapegoat for that was the OL coach; he got fired, and former Fresno State HC Pat Hill has been brought in to replace him. Hill was a darned good head coach at Fresno.

10) So the football coach at Florida International turned Rutgers down? Would be interesting to know why.

9) When you read articles about why a coach like Greg Schiano would bolt the college ranks for the NFL, it usually comes down to one word: recruiting. NFL is more pure football; now they also get paid more in the pro ranks, but the shelf life for an NFL coach is shorter. Apparently having to suck up to 18-year olds and their families ain’t much fun.

8) Think about it: in basketball, you get 2-3 good players a year and you have a solid program; in football, with most every player redshirting and an 85-scholarship limit, you need to bring in an average of 17-20 kids a year. Watch ESPNU and CBS College Sports today; 11-hour shows dedicated solely to recruiting. Its more work than the actual coaching.

7) Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden was picked 71st in the 2002 MLB Draft, nine spots ahead of Curtis Granderson. Now he’s about to get drafted in another sport, ten years later. Curious to see who takes a chance on a 28-year old rookie QB.

6) Reason #4,009 never to watch the Pro Bowl: Drew Brees tried a dropkick in Sunday’s game. Almost made it, too.

5) An anonymous college AD floated an idea Monday to keep the top 16 bowls the way they are, but to play the lower-tier bowls on campus sites, to get better attendance while reducing expenses. As long as there’s a bowl game on TV from Hawai’i Christmas Eve night, they can do what they want.

4) Kid named Kevin Murphy scored 50 points for Tennessee Tech Monday night, in a conference game; doesn’t happen that much anymore.

3) In case you had forgotten about him, this is Iisiah Thomas’ third year coaching at Florida International. His record? 23-59. Yikes.

2) Breaking down NBA teams by the spread, when they have previous 2+ days off, we find that home favorites are 11-3, home underdogs 3-5, road favorites 10-5, road underdogs 7-10.

That’s favorites 21-8, underdogs 10-15.

1) First major league spring training game is March 2, with half a slate of games the next day and a full slate of games on March 4. Opening Day is April 5, though there are couple games that count before then, but the first day with a lot of games is only 64 days away.

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cnotes Posts:33122 Followers:38
02/01/2012 04:34 PM


Baylor at Texas A&M
The Bears look to build on their 6-2 ATS record in their last 8 games at Texas A&M. Baylor is the pick (-7) according to Dunkel, which has the Bears favored by 10 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Baylor (-7). Here are all of today's picks.


Game 723-724: Indiana at Michigan (6:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Indiana 65.404; Michigan 70.854
Dunkel Line: Michigan by 5 1/2; 131
Vegas Line: Michigan by 3 1/2; 137 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Michigan (-3 1/2); Under

Game 725-726: Rutgers at Providence (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Rutgers 63.776; Providence 63.148
Dunkel Line: Rutgers by 1; 138
Vegas Line: Providence by 2; 135
Dunkel Pick Rutgers (+2); Over

Game 727-728: Connecticut at Georgetown (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Connecticut 66.462; Georgetown 68.446
Dunkel Line: Georgetown by 2; 130
Vegas Line: Georgetown by 3 1/2; 126 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Connecticut (+3 1/2); Over

Game 729-730: Georgia State at NC-Wilmington (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Georgia State 59.298; NC-Wilmington 53.617
Dunkel Line: Georgia State by 5 1/2; 124
Vegas Line: Georgia State by 4; 128 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Georgia State (-4); Under

Game 731-732: St. Joseph's at Richmond (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Joseph's 60.775; Richmond 63.558
Dunkel Line: Richmond by 3; 141
Vegas Line: Richmond by 2; 137 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Richmond (-2); Over

Game 733-734: Fordham at Temple (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Fordham 46.968; Temple 66.383
Dunkel Line: Temple by 19 1/2; 136
Vegas Line: Temple by 18 1/2; 140
Dunkel Pick: Temple (-18 1/2); Under

Game 735-736: Massachusetts at Rhode Island (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Massachusetts 60.899; Rhode Island 58.008
Dunkel Line: Massachusetts by 3; 155
Vegas Line: Massachusetts by 4; 150 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Rhode Island (+4); Over

Game 737-738: Xavier at George Washington (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Xavier 63.176; George Washington 55.241
Dunkel Line: Xavier by 8; 127
Vegas Line: Xavier by 6; 131 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Xavier (-6); Under

Game 739-740: Georgia Tech at Florida State (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Georgia Tech 58.869; Florida State 70.255
Dunkel Line: Florida State by 11 1/2; 121
Vegas Line: Florida State by 14 1/2; 127 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Georgia Tech (+14 1/2); Under

Game 741-742: Duquesne at Dayton (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Duquesne 58.786; Dayton 66.764
Dunkel Line: Dayton by 8; 149
Vegas Line: Dayton by 4 1/2; 146 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Dayton (-4 1/2); Over

Game 743-744: Drexel at Northeastern (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Drexel 64.643; Northeastern 58.589
Dunkel Line: Drexel by 6; 122
Vegas Line: Drexel by 4; 116
Dunkel Pick: Drexel (-4); Over

Game 745-746: VCU at William & Mary (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: VCU 62.619; William & Mary 46.620
Dunkel Line: VCU by 16; 120
Vegas Line: VCU by 14; 123
Dunkel Pick: VCU (-14); Under

Game 747-748: George Mason at Delaware (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: George Mason 59.394; Delaware 52.516
Dunkel Line: George Mason by 7; 144
Vegas Line: George Mason by 4 1/2; 140 1/2
Dunkel Pick: George Mason (-4 1/2); Over

Game 749-750: Towson at Hofstra (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Towson 39.667; Hofstra 55.865
Dunkel Line: Hofstra by 16; 109
Vegas Line: Hofstra by 15; 117 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Hofstra (-15); Under

Game 751-752: Charlotte at LaSalle (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Charlotte 55.284; LaSalle 67.120
Dunkel Line: LaSalle by 12; 142
Vegas Line: LaSalle by 10 1/2; 136
Dunkel Pick: LaSalle (-10 1/2); Over

Game 753-754: Tulane at Marshall (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tulane 54.660; Marshall 65.444
Dunkel Line: Marshall by 11; 125
Vegas Line: Marshall by 9; 129
Dunkel Pick: Marshall (-9); Under

Game 755-756: Toledo at Akron (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toledo 48.606; Akron 61.204
Dunkel Line: Akron by 12 1/2; 142
Vegas Line: Akron by 14 1/2; 137 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Toledo (+14 1/2); Over

Game 757-758: Bowling Green at Western Michigan (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Bowling Green 55.048; Western Michigan 58.927
Dunkel Line: Western Michigan by 4; 131
Vegas Line: Western Michigan by 3; 134 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Western Michigan (-3); Under

Game 759-760: Eastern Michigan at Miami (OH) (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Eastern Michigan 50.355; Miami (OH) 55.891
Dunkel Line: Miami (OH) by 5 1/2; 112
Vegas Line: Miami (OH) by 8; 107
Dunkel Pick: Eastern Michigan (+8); Over

Game 761-762: Ball State at Buffalo (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ball State 55.279; Buffalo 60.449
Dunkel Line: Buffalo by 5; 122
Vegas Line: Buffalo by 7 1/2; 129
Dunkel Pick: Ball State (+7 1/2); Under

Game 763-764: SMU at East Carolina (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: SMU 53.347; East Carolina 58.789
Dunkel Line: East Carolina by 5 1/2; 133
Vegas Line: East Carolina by 4; 125 1/2
Dunkel Pick: East Carolina (-4); Over

Game 765-766: UTEP at Rice (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UTEP 55.244; Rice 58.154
Dunkel Line: Rice by 3; 123
Vegas Line: Rice by 4; 128
Dunkel Pick: UTEP (+4); Under

Game 767-768: Ohio at Northern Illinois (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ohio 60.937; Northern Illinois 43.361
Dunkel Line: Ohio by 17 1/2; 131
Vegas Line: Ohio by 16; 125 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Ohio (-16); Over

Game 769-770: Memphis at Southern Mississippi (8:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Memphis 64.832; Southern Mississippi 69.522
Dunkel Line: Southern Mississippi by 4 1/2; 132
Vegas Line: Southern Mississippi by 2; 135 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Southern Mississippi (-2); Under

Game 771-772: Wyoming at TCU (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wyoming 63.696; TCU 58.687
Dunkel Line: Wyoming by 5; 129
Vegas Line: Wyoming by 3; 124 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Wyoming (-3); Over

Game 773-774: Drake at Indiana State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Drake 61.030; Indiana State 61.377
Dunkel Line: Even; 127
Vegas Line: Indiana State by 5; 131 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Drake (+5); Under

Game 775-776: Wichita State at Missouri State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wichita State 68.256; Missouri State 60.976
Dunkel Line: Wichita State by 7 1/2; 136
Vegas Line: Wichita State by 5 1/2; 131
Dunkel Pick: Wichita State (-5 1/2); Over

Game 777-778: Evansville at Bradley (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Evansville 57.002; Bradley 53.299
Dunkel Line: Evansville by 3 1/2; 142
Vegas Line: Evansville by 3; 147
Dunkel Pick: Evansville (-3); Under

Game 779-780: Illinois State at Creighton (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Illinois State 58.167; Creighton 73.292
Dunkel Line: Creighton by 15; 144
Vegas Line: Creighton by 11 1/2; 141 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Creighton (-11 1/2); Over

Game 781-782: Georgia at Auburn (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Georgia 58.594; Auburn 59.443
Dunkel Line: Auburn by 1; 112
Vegas Line: Auburn by 2 1/2; 117
Dunkel Pick: Georgia (+2 1/2); Under

Game 783-784: NC State at Boston College (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NC State 64.154; Boston College 53.152
Dunkel Line: NC State by 11; 133
Vegas Line: NC State by 10; 137 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NC State (-10); Under

Game 785-786: Maryland at Miami (FL) (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Maryland 59.322; Miami (FL) 68.165
Dunkel Line: Miami (FL) by 9; 140
Vegas Line: Miami (FL) by 10; 137 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Maryland (+10); Over

Game 787-788: St. Bonaventure at St. Louis (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Bonaventure 63.862; St. Louis 68.491
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 4 1/2; 118
Vegas Line: St. Louis by 10 1/2; 123
Dunkel Pick: St. Bonaventure (+10 1/2); Under

Game 789-790: St. John's at DePaul (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. John's 57.225; DePaul 61.702
Dunkel Line: DePaul by 4 1/2; 155
Vegas Line: DePaul by 2; 150 1/2
Dunkel Pick: DePaul (-2); Over

Game 791-792: Minnesota at Iowa (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 66.355; Iowa 63.896
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 2 1/2; 141
Vegas Line: Minnesota by 1; 143
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-1); Under

Game 793-794: Houston at UAB (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston 50.574; UAB 60.285
Dunkel Line: UAB by 9 1/2; 128
Vegas Line: UAB by 8 1/2; 125 1/2
Dunkel Pick: UAB (-8 1/2); Over

Game 795-796: Baylor at Texas A&M (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baylor 73.069; Texas A&M 62.478
Dunkel Line: Baylor by 10 1/2; 134
Vegas Line: Baylor by 7; 130
Dunkel Pick: Baylor (-7); Over

Game 797-798: Oklahoma at Kansas (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma 63.968; Kansas 77.445
Dunkel Line: Kansas by 13 1/2; 133
Vegas Line: Kansas by 16 1/2; 138 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma (+16 1/2); Under

Game 799-800: Boise State at San Diego State (10:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boise State 54.173; San Diego State 68.365
Dunkel Line: San Diego State by 14; 139
Vegas Line: San Diego State by 12; 134
Dunkel Pick: San Diego State (-12); Over

Game 801-802: Colorado State at UNLV (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado State 57.683; UNLV 76.088
Dunkel Line: UNLV by 18 1/2; 142
Vegas Line: UNLV by 14 1/2; 147 1/2
Dunkel Pick: UNLV (-14 1/2); Under

Game 803-804: Davidson at Furman (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Davidson 59.210; Furman 55.182
Dunkel Line: Davidson by 4; 138
Vegas Line: Davidson by 5 1/2; 141
Dunkel Pick: Furman (+5 1/2); Under

Game 811-812: Oakland at IUPUI (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland 56.066; IUPUI 50.773
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 5 1/2; 172
Vegas Line: Oakland by 2 1/2; 166 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (-2 1/2); Over

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:33122 Followers:38
02/01/2012 04:36 PM

Armadillo's Write-Up

Wednesday, February 1

Indiana shot 55% for game, 7-11 from arc in 73-71 win (-7.5) Jan 5th at home vs Michigan, 5th straight series win for home team. Hoosiers lost three of last four visits here, losing by 3-24-4 points; they're 1-4 on road in conference, losing by 15-17-1-7 points, with only win at Penn State. Big Dozen home favorites of 5 or less points are 4-7 against the spread. Underdogs are 8-1 vs spread in Michigan's league games, but Wolverines are 5-0 at home- their last three wins are all by either 1 or 2 points.

UConn lost its last three games by total of 8 points; this is first game all season they're an underdog. Huskies beat Georgetown twice LY, by 17-8 points, after losing previous four series games- they've lost last three in this building, losing by 13-3-3 point. Big East home teams are 9-12 vs spread when number is less than 5 points. Georgetown is 0-4 as Big East home favorite, winning home games by 9-3-3 points (lost to Cincinnati). Hoyas are 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games.

Home side won last five Duquesne-Dayton games; Dukes lost last three visits to Dayton by 13-6ot-1 point. Favorites are 3-0 vs spread in three Duquesne road games, with Dukes losing twice, by 28-27 points, with a win at lowly URI. Dayton lost last two games, allowing 81.5 ppg; they are 3-1 at home in A-14, 1-1 as home favorite, winning by 7-4-13, with red flag home loss to URI in last game. Atlantic 14 home favorites of 6 or less points are 13-5 against the spread.

Drexel won/covered its last nine games, winning road games by 22-6-16 points; they won last five games vs Northeastern, with three of last four wins by 13+ points- they won last three visits here by 4-13-5 points. Dragons (-9) beat Northeastern 71-53 at home Jan 21, shooting 60% for game, 9-14 from arc. CAA home underdogs of 6 or less points are 6-12-1 against the spread. Huskies are 6-2 in last eight games, winning last four at home; they're 3-2 as a CAA underdog, 1-0 at home.

Ball State won five of last six games with Buffalo, winning last two here by 9-6 points; they're 2-0 as MAC road dog, winning three of four road games SU, as underdogs are 4-0 vs spread in Cardinals' MAC road tilts this year. Buffalo won/covered its last four games; they're 3-0 at home in MAC, 2-1 as home favorites, winning by 1-12-18 points. MAC home favorites of 8 or less points are 9-5 against the spread. Ball struggled in losing last two games, scoring 58-55 points vs Akron/Ohio.

Memphis has beaten Southern Miss 17 times in row, with last six all by 7 or less points; Tigers (-7.5) won first meeting 60-58 at home, holding Eagles to 35% from floor, 8-28 from arc. First road game in two weeks for Tigers, who won last three games by by 18-22-7 points, and are 2-1 on C-USA road, losing by point at UCF. Southern Miss won last four games since loss at Memphis, allowing 60.8 ppg. Conference USA home favorites of 4 or less points are 3-6-1 against the spread.

Wyoming lost four of last five games with TCU, losing last five visits to Fort Worth by 19-27-1-3-18 points; Cowboys won three of their last four games, winning only MWC road games, at Air Force/Boise. Horned Frogs won both conference home games by 2-3 points, allowing average of 54 ppg; their conference losses are by 6-23-17 points. Wyoming won 14 of 15 games vs teams ranked lower than #100; TCU is ranked #187. Mountain West home underdogs are 4-3 against the spread.

Four of last five Wichita State-Missouri State games were decided by 5 or less points; Shockers lost three of last four visits here, with only win by 3 two years ago. Wichita had 8-game win streak snapped in triple OT loss at Drake Saturday, its first loss in six road games (3-3 as road fave, with wins by 39-1-10-10-3 points). MVC single digit home underdogs are 8-5 against the spread. Bears are 4-1 vs spread as Valley dog, 3-3 SU at home, losing home games by 8-1-5 points. .

Illinois State lost its last three games with Creighton by 11-16-9 points; they lost 87-78 (+3) at home to Bluejays Jan 13, making just 8-32 from arc while Jays were 10-18. Redbirds had only three turnovers that game. Creighton is 3-3 as home favorite, winning at home by 17-3-19-26-14 points, with loss to Missouri State. MVC double digit favorites are 7-10 against the spread, 6-7 at home. Redbirds are 2-2 as road underdog, with Valley road losses by 15-3-17-8 points.

Home side won eight of last nine Maryland-Miami games, with Terps losing last five visits here, by 2-14-15-2-14 points. Maryland lost three of last four games, with all three losses by 13+ points- they lost both of their ACC road games, losing by 5-14 points. Road team is 5-0-1 against spread in Miami's ACC games; Hurricanes are 0-2 as home faves- they beat Clemson by 3, lost to NC State by 5, but they also won last couple games, allowing 51.5 ppg. ACC home favorites are 3-17-1 vs spread.

Favorites are 7-0 vs spread in St Bonaventure's conference games, with Bonnies 0-2 as a road underdog- they won four of last five games with Saint Louis, as home side won five of last six series games; Bonnies lost two of last three here, with both losses by a hoop. Billikens are 4-3 in A-14, 2-1 as home favorites, winning by 22-27 points, losing to Temple- they split their last eight games after a 12-1 start. Atlantic 14 single digit home favorites are 18-8 against the spread.

Home side won six of last seven Baylor-Texas A&M games; Bears won last four games, by 4-2-7-9 points, but they're 2-4 in last six visits here, with only wins in OT. Baylor is 3-1 on Big X road, winning by 13-2-12 points, with loss at Kansas- they're 2-3-1 as Big X fave, 1-0-1 on road. Big X single digit home underdogs are 5-4-1 against the spread. A&M is 6-2 vs spread in Big X, 3-1 as underdog; they won last three home tilts, but all five of their conference losses are by 9+ points.

Home side won all five of Colorado State's MWC games; Rams lost both road games, by 19 at Wyoming, 33 at New Mexico. State lost 14 of last 16 games with UNLV, but won here as 12-point dog LY. Home team is 5-0 vs spread in UNLV's MWC games; Rebels are 2-0 as home favorites, beating TCU by 23, Lobos by 17- they won pair of tough OT games on road last week. Mountain West home favorites are 4-9 against spread. Rams' previous seven losses here were by 15-9-11-18-17-19-31.

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cnotes Posts:33122 Followers:38
02/01/2012 04:37 PM


Wednesday, February 1

College funds: Wednesday's best NCAAB bets

Boise State Broncos at San Diego State Aztecs (-13, 135)

One game after several of its lengthy win streaks came to an end, 17th-ranked San Diego State looks to rebound against Boise State at sold-out Viejas Arena.

The Aztecs are coming off a 77-60 loss at Colorado State, which snapped the team’s 11-game win streak and ended its run of 58 straight wins over unranked opponents. San Diego State is the heavy favorite to begin a new winning streak against the Broncos, who have lost six straight and remain the only winless team in conference play.

Off to the second-best start in the program’s 91-year history, the Aztecs have won 42 straight home games against unranked teams. The Aztecs shot just 31.5 percent against Colorado State for their worst shooting game in six seasons and 195 games. Jamaal Franklin had 24 points and 10 rebounds against the Rams, giving him six double-doubles in his last eight games.

After struggling from the free-throw line in nonconference play, the Aztecs are shooting a league-best 80.3 percent from the line in five Mountain West games.

This is where the Aztecs make a statement after a bad loss.

Pick: Aztecs

Minnesota Golden Gophers at Iowa Hawkeyes (1, 143.5)

Tubby Smith will likely garner some Big Ten Coach of the Year votes if he can guide a shorthanded Minnesota team to the NCAA Tournament for a third time in four years. He certainly has the Gophers on the right track after a rocky start. Minnesota will try to pull to .500 in league play on the road Wednesday night by avenging an earlier loss to Iowa.

The Gophers are one of the better defensive teams in the league, but they won’t face a typical plodding Big Ten-style offense. Iowa prefers a faster pace (69.7 possessions per game, 46th in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings) and it’s effective. The Hawkeyes are the fourth-highest scoring team in the Big Ten (74.5). Iowa’s 64-62 win on Jan. 4 snapped a six-game losing streak in the series.

Matt Gatens had a game-high 19 points for the Hawkeyes, while Julian Welch scored 14 points for Minnesota.

We like the Gophers to get it done on the road, avenging their earlier loss to the Hawkeyes.

Pick: Golden Gophers

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cnotes Posts:33122 Followers:38
02/01/2012 04:39 PM

Short Sheet

Wednesday's Top College Basketball Trends

DREXEL is 9-0 ATS (+9 Units) after 2 consecutive conference games (vs Northeastern)

GEORGE MASON is 14-2 ATS (+11.8 Units) off a home win by 10 points or more (vs Delaware)

DAVIDSON is 0-9 ATS (-9.9 Units) in a road game where the total is 140 to 149.5 (vs Furman)

MEMPHIS is 0-9 ATS (-9.9 Units) after a combined score of 155 points or more (vs Southern Miss)

UAB is 16-2 UNDER (+13.8 Units) in all games (vs Houston)

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cnotes Posts:33122 Followers:38
02/01/2012 04:40 PM


LA Clippers at Utah
The Jazz look to take advantage of a Clippers team that is coming off a 112-100 win over Oklahoma City and is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 games following a SU win by more than 10 points. Utah is the pick (+3 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the game Even. Dunkel Pick: Utah (+3 1/2). Here are all of today's picks


Game 701-702: Washington at Orlando (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 109.611; Orlando 118.240
Dunkel Line & Total: Orlando by 8 1/2; 188
Vegas Line & Total: Orlando by 10 1/2; 184 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (+10 1/2); Over

Game 703-704: Chicago at Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 124.867; Philadelphia 120.427
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 4 1/2; 177
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago by 1 1/2; 181 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (-1 1/2); Under

Game 705-706: Toronto at Boston (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 109.623; Boston 124.300
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 14 1/2; 177
Vegas Line & Total: Boston by 9 1/2; 174
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-9 1/2); Over

Game 707-708: Detroit at New Jersey (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 106.088; New Jersey 116.091
Dunkel Line & Total: New Jersey by 10; 180
Vegas Line & Total: New Jersey by 6 1/2; 184 1/2
Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (-6 1/2); Under

Game 709-710: Indiana at Minnesota (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Indiana 119.535; Minnesota 125.442
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 6; 191
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota by 2; 194 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-2); Under

Game 711-712: Miami at Milwaukee (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami 125.409; Milwaukee 116.879
Dunkel Line & Total: Miami by 8 1/2; 198
Vegas Line & Total: Miami by 6; 195
Dunkel Pick: Miami (-6); Over

Game 713-714: Phoenix at New Orleans (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 115.961; New Orleans 116.733
Dunkel Line & Total: New Orleans by 1; 187
Vegas Line & Total: New Orleans by 2; 182
Dunkel Pick: Phoenix (+2); Over

Game 715-716: Oklahoma City at Dallas (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma City 120.913; Dallas 126.761
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 6; 194
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas by 1 1/2; 197 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Dallas (-1 1/2); Under

Game 717-718: Houston at San Antonio (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston 117.821; San Antonio 124.573
Dunkel Line & Total: San Antonio by 6 1/2; 188
Vegas Line & Total: San Antonio by 5; 194 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Antonio (-5); Under

Game 719-720: Charlotte at Portland (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Charlotte 109.364; Portland 121.163
Dunkel Line & Total: Portland by 12; 188
Vegas Line & Total: Portland by 14 1/2; 185
Dunkel Pick: Charlotte (+14 1/2); Over

Game 721-722: LA Clippers at Utah (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Clippers 122.790; Utah 122.698
Dunkel Line & Total: Even; 190
Vegas Line & Total: LA Clippers by 3 1/2; 193
Dunkel Pick: Utah (+3 1/2); Under

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02/01/2012 04:41 PM

Short Sheet

Wednesday, February 1

WASHINGTON: 11-33 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points
ORLANDO: 39-53 ATS as a favorite

CHICAGO: 8-2 ATS after having won 2 of their last 3 games
PHILADELPHIA: 10-3 ATS in home games

TORONTO: 6-11 ATS after scoring 85 points or less
BOSTON: 25-35 ATS off a road win

DETROIT: 2-10 ATS as a road underdog
NEW JERSEY: 16-29 ATS in home games after playing a road game

INDIANA: 7-1 ATS after a game where they failed to cover the spread
MINNESOTA: 5-1 ATS as a home underdog

MIAMI: 15-5 OVER in road games revenging a loss vs opponent
MILWAUKEE: 106-70 OVER as a home underdog

PHOENIX: 17-7 ATS in February games

OKLAHOMA CITY: 15-3 ATS in road games revenging a loss vs opponent
DALLAS: 15-4 ATS in road games off a upset loss as a favorite

HOUSTON: 8-0 UNDER after 1 or more consecutive losses
SAN ANTONIO: 108-77 UNDER in home games off a road win

CHARLOTTE: 4-15 ATS after playing a game as an underdog
PORTLAND: 16-6 ATS in home games after playing a road game

LA CLIPPERS: 7-1 ATS revenging a road loss vs opponent
UTAH: 6-1 ATS after having won 2 of their last 3 games

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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cnotes Posts:33122 Followers:38
02/01/2012 04:43 PM

Armadillo's Write-Up

Wednesday, February 1

Hot Teams
-- 76ers are 11-2 at home, 10-3 as home favorite. Bulls won eight of their last eleven road games.
-- Boston won five of its last six games. Raptors are 5-3 vs spread in last eight games as road underdog.
-- Nets are 5-3 vs spread in last eight games (2-1 as home favorite).
-- Minnesota won six of its last nine games. Pacers won five of their last seven games (2-4-1 as road favorite).
-- Miami won eight of last nine games, but covered one of last six. Bucks covered six of last seven games (5-2 SU).
-- Dallas won six of its last seven games (7-3 as home favorite). Thunder won 11 of its last 13 games (1st game this year as a dog).
-- San Antonio is 10-1 at home (7-3-1 as home faves). Rockets covered their last four road games (3-1 SU).
-- Portland won/covered eight of its last nine home games.

Cold Teams
-- Orlando lost its last four games, scoring 76 ppg. Wizards are 1-6-1 vs spread as a road underdog.
-- Pistons are 1-10-1 vs spread as a road underdog.
-- Suns lost four of their last five games. Hornets lost 10 of their last 11 home games (4-7 as home underdog).
-- Charlotte is 4-8 vs spread as a road underdog.

Wear and Tear
-- Wizards: 4th game/6 nites. Magic: 7th game/10 nites.
-- Bulls: 4th game/6 nites. 76ers: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Raptors: 6th game/9 nites. Celtics: 5th game/7 nites.
-- Pistons: 3rd nite in row, 5th/6 nites. Nets: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Pacers: 6th game/9 nites. Wolves: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Heat: 6th game/9 nites. Bucks: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Suns: 4th game/6 nites. Hornets: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Thunder: 2nd game/5 nites. Mavericks: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Rockets: 4th game/6 nites. Spurs: 4th game/6 nites.
-- Bobcats: 8th game/12 nites. Blazers: 2nd game/5 nites.

-- Over is 8-3 in Washington's last eleven games.
-- Last six Philadelphia home games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 9-4-1 in Toronto's road games.
-- Under is 8-4 in Detroit's road games.
-- Last six Indiana games went over the total.
-- Seven of nine Miami road games went over the total.
-- Seven of last eight Phoenix road games stayed under total.
-- Last four Maverick games went over the total.
-- Under is 4-0-1 in last five San Antonio home games.
-- Eight of last nine Charlotte road games stayed under total.

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cnotes Posts:33122 Followers:38
02/01/2012 04:44 PM


Wednesday, February 1

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

Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks (-1.5, 196)

The Dallas Mavericks are slowly digging themselves out of their early-season hole, having won six of their last seven games outright.

“We place a high standard on our play,” coach Rick Carlisle told the Mavericks’ official website. “And when you get off to an abysmal start like we did, it’s painful. But we’ve climbed out of that and we’ve got to understand that just ‘cause we’re winning and playing well now, there’s nothing guaranteed and we’ve gotta keep working at it.”

Mavs supporters can attest to that. Even though the club is on a hot streak, they are just 4-3 against the spread in their last seven.

They have a major test with the Thunder coming to town, too. Oklahoma City will be looking to bounce back after a 112-100 loss to the Clippers on Monday. Kevin Durant is averaging 36.5 points and 13.5 rebounds so far on the road trip and is poised for another big game.

Pick: Thunder

Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks (6, 194.5)

With the Heat battling for top spot in the Eastern Conference even though Dwyane Wade has missed some time, the club has to be pleased with its start.

The tale of the tape with its betting supporters tells a different story. Miami’s 109-95 win over New Orleans on Monday was the first time it covered a pointspread in six games, moving the club to 9-12 against the spread on the year.

LeBron James came close to a triple-double with 22 points, eight assists and 11 rebounds, but didn’t see the floor in the fourth quarter as the Heat used its reserves to preserve a healthy lead.

"I didn't know," Spoelstra said of James' numbers. "I was thinking about throwing him back in and throwing Dwyane (Wade) back in, but we made a little bit of a push, decided to run it out and think big picture."

That big picture means D-Wade and James will be well rested for Wednesday, which should result in another payday for heat backers.

Pick: Heat

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02/01/2012 04:45 PM


Pittsburgh at Toronto
The Maple Leafs look to take advantage of a Pittsburgh team that is 1-4 in its last 5 games as a favorite of -110 to -150. Toronto is the pick (+100) according to Dunkel, which has the Maple Leafs favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+100). Here are all of today's picks.


Game 1-2: Pittsburgh at Toronto (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh 10.528; Toronto 12.796
Dunkel Line & Total: Toronto by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Pittsburgh (-120); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+100); Over

Game 3-4: NY Rangers at Buffalo (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Rangers 12.386; Buffalo 11.168
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Rangers by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: NY Rangers (-140); 5
Dunkel Pick: NY Rangers (-140); Under

Game 5-6: Washington at Florida (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 10.691; Florida 11.432
Dunkel Line & Total: Florida by 1/2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Florida (-140); 5
Dunkel Pick: Florida (-140); Under

Game 7-8: Columbus at Los Angeles (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Columbus 10.893; Los Angeles 10.555
Dunkel Line & Total: Columbus by 1/2; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Los Angeles (-230); 5
Dunkel Pick: Columbus (+190); Over

Game 9-10: Dallas at Anaheim (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 10.806; Anaheim 12.500
Dunkel Line & Total: Anaheim by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Anaheim (-140); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Anaheim (-140); Under

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