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On 02/17/2012 06:08 PM in NCAA Basketball

Cnotes Friday's Best Bets NCAAB-NBA-NHL !

NBA Best Bets:

02/17/2012 @ 04:05 PM NBA [801] MILWAUKEE +7½ 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 04:05 PM NBA [801] TOTAL o192 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 05:05 PM NBA [803] DALLAS +3 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 05:05 PM NBA [804] TOTAL u179 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 04:35 PM NBA [810] DETROIT -3 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 05:05 PM NBA [812] TOTAL u208½ 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 05:05 PM NBA [814] HOUSTON -5 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 05:05 PM NBA [814] TOTAL u199 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 05:05 PM NBA [815] DENVER +4 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 05:05 PM NBA [818] NEW YORK -9½ 1.91

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02/17/2012 06:12 PM

NCAAB Best Bets:

02/17/2012 @ 04:00 PM CBB [823] YALE -5 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 04:00 PM CBB [823] TOTAL o123½ 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 04:00 PM CBB [825] BROWN +20 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 04:00 PM CBB [827] COLUMBIA +5½ 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 04:00 PM CBB [827] TOTAL o122 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 04:00 PM CBB [830] PENNSYLVANIA -7 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 04:00 PM CBB [832] VCU -5½ 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 06:00 PM CBB [833] TOTAL o139 1.91

02/17/2012 @ 06:00 PM CBB [834] LOY MARYMOUNT -5½ 1.91

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02/17/2012 06:16 PM

NHL Best Bets:

02/17/2012 @ 04:05 PM NHL [1] ANAHEIM +1½ 1.36

02/17/2012 @ 04:05 PM NHL [3] TOTAL o5½ 2.00

02/17/2012 @ 04:35 PM NHL [5] NASHVILLE +1½ 1.44

02/17/2012 @ 04:35 PM NHL [7] MONTREAL +1½ 1.33

02/17/2012 @ 04:35 PM NHL [10] TOTAL u5 2.30

02/17/2012 @ 06:35 PM NHL [13] COLORADO +1½ 1.38

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02/17/2012 06:21 PM

Friday’s betting tips: Lin overshadowing under trend

Who’s hot

NBA: Sacramento has covered in eight of its last 10.

NBA: Golden State is 10-2 against the spread in its last 12 games in Oklahoma City.

NHL: Boston is 16-6 in its last 22 road games.

NHL: The over is 6-0-1 in Edmonton’s last seven.

NCAAB: Brown has covered the number in seven of its last nine games against Harvard.

Who’s not

NBA: Charlotte is 3-10 against the spread in its last 13.

NBA: Milwaukee is 0-4 against the number in its last four.

NHL: Washington has won three of its last 11 overall.

NHL: Montreal is 9-19 in its last 28 games in Buffalo.

NCAAB: Northern Iowa is 3-7-1 against the spread in its last 11.

Key sat

89.7 - While Jeremy Lin is getting a lot of the credit for the New York Knicks’ current seven-game winning streak, defense has had a major part in the surge as well. The Knicks are allowing 89.7 points in their last seven, which is significantly down from the 94.1 points per game they’re giving up on the year as a whole. The under has cashed in five of those seven games and is 21-9 in Knicks games this year.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Sean McGonagill, Brown Bears – McGonagill is considered questionable for Friday’s game against Harvard with a concussion. The 6-foot-1 guard leads the team averaging 14 points and 5.7 assists per game.

Game of the day

Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings (-160, 5.5)

Notable quotable

"I don't know. I think it would be great. It would be fun to play in front of these fans again. I had a lot fun times in my seven years here. You can't predict the future and hopefully I continue to stay healthy. I'm here as a Miami Heat player, and I'm happy where I am now, but I don't rule that out in no sense. And if I decide to come back, hopefully the fans will accept me." – LeBron James on the possibility of playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers again. James and his Miami Heat visit the Cavs Friday night.

Notes and tips

Reports from Frank Isola of the New York Daily News indicate that the Knicks are getting close to a deal for J.R. Smith, who has been playing in China over the past few months. Rumors had Smith possibly landing in Los Angeles with the Lakers, but it appears he is on the brink of signing with the Knicks, who will have to cut a player in order to make the addition. The Knicks host New Orleans Friday.

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere suffered a groin injury during Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks and isn’t likely to start Friday against Edmonton. "I'm not too worried about it," the 34-year-old Giguere told the newspaper. "I'm not sure what it is, but I honestly don't think it's anything serious." A Conn Smythe Trophy winner in 2003, Giguere has posted a 14-9-2 mark with one shutout and a 2.13 goals-against average this season. If Giguere can’t go, Semyon Varlamov will likely get the call. He is 0-5-1 in its last six starts and owns a 2.96 goals against average this season.

Denver Nuggets center Nene will remain in a walking boot for the next four days. Nene injured his calf in Saturday's win at Indiana. He sat out his third straight game Thursday. The 29-year-old Nene is averaging 13.4 points and 7.8 rebounds in 23 games this season. The Nuggets are in Memphis Friday night.

Phil Mickelson carried the momentum from last week's stirring win at Pebble Beach, shooting a 5-under-par 66 Thursday to grab the first-round lead at the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles. Mickelson, who is now priced at +250 to win the tournament, chipped in for birdie on the 18th hole to give him a one-shot lead over J.B. Holmes and Hunter Mahan. Last weekend, Mickelson closed with a blistering 64 Sunday to charge from six shots back and overtake a host of contenders, including playing partner Tiger Woods, for his 40th PGA Tour victory.

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02/17/2012 06:22 PM

Armadillo: Friday's six-pack

-- NC State led at Duke by 16 at the half, by 20 early in second half, but collapsed late and lost 78-73 in Durham. Tough loss.

-- Florida State was stuck on 37 points from 5:33 mark until the 1:13 mark, then scored 11 points in last 1:13, rescuing victory from jaws of defeat with an ugly 48-47 win over a snake-bit Virginia Tech squad.

-- Washington State's Brock Motum scored 28 points, but missed six of his last seven FTs as Arizona survived 76-72 in Pullman.

-- BYU won fast-paced, chaotic 85-84 game at San Francisco, as Dons were just 8-15 from foul line, which hurt in a close game.

-- Terrific game in Berkeley, where there wasn't a lot of defense either; Cal Bears held off a gritty Oregon team 86-83. Fun game.

-- RIP Gary Carter. A great catcher and leader. 57 is too young to go.


Armadillo: Friday's List of 13: Random thoughts with the weekend here

13) SMU lost 47-28 at home to UAB Wednesday; there were ten players in Division I who scored more Wednesday than the Mustangs did.

12) When was the last time, if ever, the Clippers were favored to win in Portland? Clips are now 17-82 in their history in Portland.

11) Odd story evolving out west, where the most important person in the Broncos’ offseason is a coach named Neal Mazzone, whose day job is offensive coordinator at UCLA. Mazzone is the guy helping Tim Tebow with his passing mechanics. Not sure of the connection there, but it seems like an unusual one, seeing as the Broncos have paid football coaches in Denver, some of whom even coach offense.

10) New Jersey governor Chris Christie is catching some heat for having state flags fly at half-mast Saturday, in deference to Newark native Whitney Houston’s funeral. I give the governor credit for doing what he thinks is right.

9) Then again, Governor Christie was front/center once again Thursday, announcing that Wrestle Mania 29 is coming to Swamp Stadium in April 2013; couldn’t one of his minions have done that? This guy almost ran for President? That might’ve been interesting.

8) Linsanity has knocked the odds of Knicks winning the NBA title down from 50-1 to 25-1. New York plays Dallas/Miami before All-Star break, which both should be very interesting games.

7) "He takes the time to get to know each individual player and what their strengths are and what makes them tick. He creates an environment for the players that instills self-confidence and allows them to play up to their talent level." Tampa Bay Rays GM Andrew Friedman, talking about his manager Joe Maddon.

Contrast this to former A’s manager Bob Geren, who seldom if ever talked to some players. Huston Street called Geren the worst person he had ever met in sports, which covers a lot of ground. How do some of these guys get managing jobs? Geren is now the Mets' bench coach.

6) Maddon signed 3-year extension this week; America’s coolest skipper has a 495-477 record in six years with Tampa Bay, which is a highly underrated record. He could be on his way to a spot in Cooperstown, if he keeps this up 4-6 more seasons. Seriously. The Rays were the worst franchise in sports before Maddon took the helm.

5) AJ Burnett rejected a trade to the Angels that would’ve brought Bobby Abreu to the Bronx; why would anyone trade for a guy who doesn’t want to play for a contender like the Angels? If winning isn’t a priority, who wants him? How hard would he try for an also-ran like the Pirates?

4) ESPN’s Jay Bilas is an elitist nitwit who writes the same article at this time every year, about how automatic bids should be eliminated, so the best 68 teams get into the NCAA tournament.

Bilas is really saying is that he wants mid/ low-major schools eliminated from the tournament, which will never happen, since two predominantly black leagues, the MEAC/SWAC, would raise holy hell. None of their teams would ever come close to getting in the NCAAs without an automatic bid. Bilas is a Dukie lawyer who should run for public office, that’s how out-of-touch he is with the average Joe.

3) It seems unfair for TV programmers to have Cupcake Wars on at the same time as Full Metal Jousting; how are people supposed to make that de cision? At least they’re not up against Swamp People or Parking Wars.

2) had an interesting article on Modell’s Sporting Goods, which has 147 stores, 92 in NY/NJ area. They stand to make a killing off Jeremy Lin/Knicks products, which are selling like hotcakes. Last time Knicks were this popular was when Pat Riley coached the team in the mid-90’s. Modell’s is also cleaning up selling Giants Super Bowl stuff.

1) Buddy of mine sees all these Knicks #17 t-shirts/jerseys in the stands at games now, and he tells me he is touched they finally decided to honor the Nate Bowman era in Knick history. (Bowman was Willis Reed’s backup during the Knicks’ glory years). Funny guy, my friend.

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02/17/2012 06:24 PM


Cornell at Pennsylvania
The Quakers look to build on their 7-2 ATS record in their last 9 games as a favorite of 1 to 6 1/2 points. Penn is the pick (-6) according to Dunkel, which has the Quakers favored by 8. Dunkel Pick: Pennsylvania (-6). Here are all of today's picks.


Game 823-824: Yale at Dartmouth (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Yale 53.103; Dartmouth 45.073
Dunkel Line: Yale by 8; 127
Vegas Line: Yale by 4 1/2; 122
Dunkel Pick: Yale (-4 1/2); Over

Game 825-826: Brown at Harvard (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Brown 41.721; Harvard 60.091
Dunkel Line: Harvard by 18 1/2; 119
Vegas Line: Harvard by 21 1/2; 124
Dunkel Pick Brown (+21 1/2); Under

Game 827-828: Columbia at Princeton (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Columbia 52.837; Princeton 55.329
Dunkel Line: Princeton by 2 1/2; 118
Vegas Line: Princeton by 6 1/2; 122 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Columbia (+6 1/2); Under

Game 829-830: Cornell at Pennsylvania (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cornell 51.896; Pennsylvania 59.791
Dunkel Line: Pennsylvania by 8; 135
Vegas Line: Pennsylvania by 6; 132
Dunkel Pick: Pennsylvania (-6); Over

Game 831-832: Northern Iowa at VCU (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Northern Iowa 58.852; VCU 65.947
Dunkel Line: VCU by 7; 118
Vegas Line: VCU by 5 1/2; 123 1/2
Dunkel Pick: VCU (-5 1/2); Under

Game 833-834: Valparaiso at Loyola-Marymount (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Valparaiso 57.715; Loyola-Marymount 61.544
Dunkel Line: Loyola-Marymount by 4; 144
Vegas Line: Loyola-Marymount by 6; 137
Dunkel Pick: Valparaiso (+6); Over

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02/17/2012 06:25 PM

Armadillo's Write-Up

Friday, February 17

Yale has big game with Harvard Saturday, but its only big if they win at Dartmouth, whom they beat 62-52 (-12) Jan 28, in game they trailed by a point with under 9:00 left. Yale outscored Big Green 16-6 from line in that game, but turned ball over 19 times- their last three games were won by total of six points. Ivy League home underdogs are 4-7 against the spread this season. Dartmouth is 0-8 in Ivy play but they covered four of last five games- they're 1-2 as a home dog, losing by 16-2-9/

Likewise, Harvard has big game with Yale Saturday, but if they were to lose, would just be tied for first (they have playoff game if teams wind up tied fir first). Crimson (-15) won 68-59 at Brown Jan 28, as Bruins were just 11-20 from foul line. Harvard covered once in last five games; they're 0-3 as Ivy home fave, winning home games by 16-11-5 points. Brown lost its last five games; they're 2-1 as an Ivy road underdog. Iby League double digit home favorites are 1-8 against the spread.

Princeton won its two Ivy home games last week by 12-8 points, after starting league play 2-3 in all road games; Tigers (-1.5) beat Columbia in New York 62-58 Jan 14, turning ball over only six times, making 7-14 on arc. Lions were +14 on boards in that game, with 13 offensive rebounds; they're 1-2 as an Ivy underdog, with both road losses by 5 points. Ivy League single digit home favorites are 6-5 against the spread. Princeton is 2-2 as an Ivy League favorite, 0-1 at home.

Cornell won its last three games by 9-1-9 points, scoring an average of 75 ppg; they lost at home to Penn 74-62 (+2) Jan 14, making 3-17 from arc, while Quakers hit 10-20 treys. Big Red has road losses ar Harvard by 11, Columbia by 5- they won at lowly Dartmouth. Penn split its last four games after a 4-0strt to Ivy play- they scored 53-50 points in their two losses, averaged 67 ppg in five wins. Ivy League single digit home favorites are 6-5 against the spread.

Northern Iowa won four of last five games, but covered just one of last five on road; they opened season by waxing CAA's Old Dominion by 17 on road. CAA home favorites of 7 or less points are just 4-7 vs spread out of conference this season; MVC road underdogs of 6 or less points are 13-8. VCU had extra day to prepare for this, since they last played Tuesday, a last-second 62-61 loss to George Mason, which snapped its 11-game winning streak; Rams are 2-4-1 in last seven tries as favorite. MVC is 8th-ranked league, CAA the 14th.

Quick turnaround for improved LMU squad that had huge win in its last game, late Wednesday night at St Mary's; Lions won last three at home by 3-10-2 points. Valparaiso is 6-3 in Horizon road games, including win at Butler. Both teams here won five of its last six games. WCC is 11th-ranked league, Horizon 17th. WCC home favorites of 8 or less points are 4-7 vs spread in non-league games; Horizon single digit road underdogs are 10-7-1. Crusaders are 6-3 against the spread as an underdog.

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02/17/2012 06:30 PM

Armadillo's Write-Up

Friday, February 17

Hot Teams
-- Orlando won/covered four of its last five games.
-- Mavericks won four of last five on road, covered seven of last ten.
-- Miami won/covered its last four games. Cavaliers are 4-1-2 vs spread in last seven games as a home underdog.
-- Pistons won five of last seven games, covered seven of last eight. Sacramento covered five of its last six road games.
-- Warriors won three of their last four games. Oklahoma City won its last seven home games (5-2 vs spread).
-- Houston won four of last five home games (5-3-1 as home favorite). Minnesota covered five of last seven as a road underdog.
-- Memphis won four of its last five games.
-- Hornets won last two games, are 5-3 vs spread in last eight games as a road underdog. Knicks won last seven games, covered nine of last ten.
-- Washington covered four of its last six road games.
-- Lakers won/covered their last three home games.

Cold Teams
-- Bucks lost six of their last eight games, but covered last four games as a road underdog.
-- 76ers lost three of their last four home games.
-- Toronto lost six of last seven games; they're 3-2 as a home favorite. Bobcats lost last 13 road games, covered last three.
-- Nuggets lost six of their last eight games (5-4-1 as road dog).
-- Jazz lost five of their last six games, but they're 8-4 as home faves.
-- Suns lost four of their last five games.

Wear and Tear
-- Bucks: 3rd game/5 nites. Magic: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Mavericks: 3rd game/5 nites. 76ers: 3rd game/5 nites.
-- Bobcats: 3rd game/5 nites. Raptors: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Heat: Had last two nites off. Cavaliers: 2nd game/6 nites.
-- Kings: 3rd game/4 nites. Pistons: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Warriors: 4th game/6 nites. Thunder: 3rd gme/4 nites.
-- Wolves: 7th game/11 nites. Rockets: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Nuggets: 3rd game/4 nites. Grizzlies: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Hornets: 3rd game/5 nites. Knicks: 3rd game/4 nites.
-- Wizards: 3rd game/4 nites. Jazz: Had last two nites off.
-- Suns: 4th game/5 nites. Lakers: Had last two nites off.

-- 12 of last 14 Milwaukee game went over the total.
-- Four of last five Dallas games went over the total.
-- Four of last five Charlotte games went over the total.
-- Four of last five Cleveland home games stayed under.
-- Four of last five Detroit games went over the total. Under is 11-3 in Kings' road games since Smart has been coach.
-- Over is 7-0-1 in Golden State's last eight road games.
-- Last four Minnesota games went over the total. 10 of Rockets' last 12 games stayed under.
-- Under is 6-1 in last seven Memphis home games.
-- New York's last four home games stayed under total.
-- Six of last seven Utah games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Phoenix games stayed under total.

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02/17/2012 06:31 PM


Friday, February 17

Game of the day: Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers

Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers (-3, 181)

THE STORY: The Philadelphia 76ers have utilized scoring balance and depth to rise among the top teams in the Eastern Conference. The Dallas Mavericks could be struggling in both those departments when they visit the Sixers Friday night.

Dallas will have to overcome an injury-ravaged backcourt as it seeks to extend its winning streak to six games. The reigning NBA champs will be without three guards, putting additional pressure on aging veterans Jason Kidd, 38, and Vince Carter, 35.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, ESPN, CSP

THE LINE: Oddsmakers have the 76ers set as 3-point home favorites at the open with a 181-point total.

ABOUT THE MAVERICKS (19-11): Sixth man extraordinaire Jason Terry and Roddy Beaubois had already been ruled out of Friday’s game for personal reasons, and Dallas took another hit when guard Delonte West fractured and dislocated his right ring finger in Wednesday’s win over Denver.

Forward Lamar Odom picked up the slack by scoring 14 points against the Nuggets – his highest output in 10 games. Last season’s Sixth Man of the Year, Odom has averaged 14.4 points in 21 career games against the Sixers.

ABOUT THE 76ERS (20-10): Philadelphia’s bid for a perfect 3-0 road trip was buried by a hail of 3-pointers in a loss at Orlando on Wednesday. The Sixers also received more bad news regarding center Spencer Hawes, who is being sent to a specialist for his strained Achilles tendon.

Hawes has missed five straight games and 15 of the last 17, leaving rookies Lavoy Allen and Nikola Vucevic to man the point. Allen has started the last three games and scored a total of four points.

- Dallas is 17-6-1 against the spread in its last 24 road games.
- The under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings between the two teams.
- Philadelphia is 1-4 against the number in its last five overall.


1. Dallas has won five of six and eight of the last 10 meetings with Philadelphia.

2. The Sixers are 12-2 with Hawes in the lineup and 8-7 without him.

PREDICTION: 76ers 94, Mavericks 87.

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02/17/2012 06:32 PM


Friday, February 17

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

Washington Wizards at Utah Jazz (-9.5, 195.5)

Just when you thought that the woeful Wizards might be making progress, they go and drop another stinker.

The Wizards opened their current five-game road swing by upsetting Detroit and Portland, picking up their sixth and seventh wins of the season. Then Washington was snapped back to reality in a 102-84 loss against the Los Angeles Clippers, dropping the cash as a 13-point underdog.

After the game it sounded like the same old story for the Wizards.

“I don’t look at this game as an 18-point loss, we just ran out of gas at the end,” Wizards coach Randy Wittman told reporters. “You’re not pleased with a loss, but we fought. We hung in there. We competed. Came up short.”

The Wizards may be able to hang around against Utah on Friday after they have a day to rest their legs. The Jazz have lost five of their last six, covering the number just twice during that span.

Offense has been most of the problem as the Jazz have been held to fewer than 90 points four times during that same stretch.

Pick: Wizards

Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers (-8.5, 186.5)

The Phoenix Suns can finally take a breath. The worst of their schedule is over and not a moment too soon.

The Suns just played three games in three nights and couldn’t pick up a win or a payday in any of those, dropping to 12-18 straight up and against the spread this season.

"Yeah, I got to say it was a pretty tough stretch," center Marcin Gortat told reporters after a 101-99 home loss to Atlanta. "The last time I played, three games in a row was five years ago in the summer league, so it was pretty tough. But that's not an excuse. Every team's going to have back-to-back-to-backs like that. So, we've just got to try to find a way to win the games, especially at home.”

After an off day, it doesn’t get any easier for the Suns. The Lakers are 9-5 against the spread at home this season and own the No. 4 scoring defense in the Association. After this one, the two clubs complete the home-and-home Sunday.

Pick: Under

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