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04/10/2012 06:06 PM


Boston at Toronto
The Blue Jays look to bounce back from last night's 4-2 loss and build on their 6-0 record in Kyle Drabek's last 6 starts after scoring 2 runs or less in the previous game. Toronto is the pick (+105) according to Dunkel, which has the Blue Jays favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+105). Here are all of today's picks.


Game 951-952: Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Correia) 14.674; LA Dodgers (Kershaw) 17.159
Dunkel Line: LA Dodgers by 2 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-230); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Dodgers (-230); Over

Game 953-954: St. Louis at Cincinnati (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Lohse) 14.914; Cincinnati (Leake) 15.779
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-110); 9
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-110); Under

Game 955-956: Washington at NY Mets (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Detwiler) 14.525; NY Mets (Gee) 16.103
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: NY Mets (-120); 8
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (-120); Over

Game 957-958: Atlanta at Houston (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Hanson) 14.187; Houston (Weiland) 13.315
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-185); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-185); Under

Game 959-960: Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Narveson) 15.485; Cubs (Maholm) 14.933
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Chicago Cubs (-110); No Total
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-110); N/A

Game 961-962: Arizona at San Diego (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona (Cahill) 15.084; San Diego (Volquez) 16.318
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1; 6
Vegas Line: Arizona (-115); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (-105); Under

Game 963-964: Tampa Bay at Detroit (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Moore) 16.628; Detroit (Porcello) 17.702
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Detroit (-110); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-110); Over

Game 965-966: Boston at Toronto (7:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Bard) 14.035; Toronto (Drabek) 15.383
Dunkel Line: Toronto by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Boston (-125); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+105); Under

Game 967-968: NY Yankees at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Garcia) 14.781; Baltimore (Chen) 16.072
Dunkel Line: Baltimore by 1 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-135); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (+115); Over

Game 969-970: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Humber) 14.237; Cleveland (Gomez) 15.292
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Cleveland (-125); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (-125); Under

Game 971-972: Seattle at Texas (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle (Beavan) 16.349; Texas (Feliz) 15.555
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Texas (-250); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+210); Over

Game 973-974: Kansas City at Oakland (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Duffy) 15.350; Oakland (Godfrey) 15.035
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Oakland (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (+100); Under

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04/10/2012 06:08 PM


Boston at Miami
The Celtics are coming off a 103-79 win over Philadelphia and look to build on their 6-0-1 ATS record in their last 7 games following a SU win of more than 10 points. Boston is the pick (+7 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Celtics favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Boston (+7 1/2). Here are all of today's picks


Game 701-702: Orlando at Washington (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Orlando 117.606; Washington 112.203
Dunkel Line & Total: Orlando by 5 1/2; 197
Vegas Line & Total: Orlando by 4; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Orlando (-4); N/A

Game 703-704: Boston at Miami (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston 126.162; Miami 124.964
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 1;187
Vegas Line & Total: Miami by 7 1/2; 183 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+7 1/2); Over

Game 705-706: Charlotte at Cleveland (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Charlotte 102.886; Cleveland 112.166
Dunkel Line & Total: Cleveland by 9 1/2; 197
Vegas Line & Total: Cleveland by 5 1/2; 192 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (-5 1/2); Over

Game 707-708: Philadelphia at New Jersey (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia 118.143; New Jersey 112.674
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 5 1/2; 177
Vegas Line & Total: Philadelphia by 4; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-4); N/A

Game 709-710: Sacramento at Dallas (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Sacramento 112.407; Dallas 120.391
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 8; 190
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas by 10; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Sacramento (+10); N/A

Game 711-712: New York at Chicago (9:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New York 122.089; Chicago 124.998
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 3; 182
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago by 9; 186 1/2
Dunkel Pick: New York (+9); Under

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cnotes Posts:33254 Followers:38
04/10/2012 06:09 PM

Short Sheet

Tuesday, April 10

National League

Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers, 4:10 ET
Correia: 10-3 TSR as a road underdog
Kershaw: Dodgers 16-6 Over off a loss by 4+ runs

St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:10 ET
Lohse: St. Louis 1-8 SU off BB wins by 6+ runs
Leake: Cincinnati 44-25 Over off an Under

Washington at NY Mets, 7:10 ET
Detwiler: Washington 13-32 SU as a road underdog of +125 or less
Gee: 11-1 TSR in the first half of the season

Atlanta at Houston, 8:05 ET
Hanson: Atlanta 55-19 SU away revenging a road loss as a favorite of -150 or higher
Weiland: Houston 14-32 SU at home off 3+ home games

Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 ET
Narveson: Milwaukee 51-26 SU after winning 2 of their last 3 games
Maholm: 2-14 TSR as an underdog

Arizona at San Diego, 10:05 ET
Cahill: Arizona 30-14 SU off 3+ wins by 2 runs or less
Volquez: San Diego 2-11 SU at home off a win by 4+ runs

American League

Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1:05 ET
Moore: Tampa Bay 19-10 Under playing with rest
Porcello: 14-3 TSR as a favorite of -150 or less

Boston at Toronto, 7:07 ET
Bard: Boston 28-13 after allowing 2 runs or less
Drabek: Toronto 12-1 Over at home off BB Unders

NY Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 ET
Garcia: Yankees 26-11 Under away after the bullpen allowed 0 runs
Chen: Baltimore 11-31 SU off a loss by 4+ runs

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 7:05 ET
Humber: White Sox 23-9 Under away off BB Unders
Gomez: 7-0 TSR at home vs. division opponents

Seattle at Texas, 8:05 ET
Beavan: Seattle 5-24 SU after allowing 9+ runs
Feliz: Texas 12-1 SU off BB wins by 4+ runs

Kansas City at Oakland, 10:05 ET
Duffy: Kansas City 9-26 SU away after the bullpen allowed 0 runs
Godfrey: Oakland 36-17 SU at home after scoring 2 runs or less

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cnotes Posts:33254 Followers:38
04/10/2012 06:11 PM

Short Sheet

Tuesday, April 10

Orlando at Washington, 7:05 ET
Orlando: 6-1 ATS off ATS wins in 5 or 6 of their last 7 games
Washington: 8-27 ATS off a win as an underdog

Boston at Miami, 7:05 ET ESPN
Boston: 6-19 ATS off a win by 15+ points
Miami: 12-1 Under at home off a win by 20+ points

Charlotte at Cleveland, 7:05 ET
Charlotte: 4-14 ATS after scoring 85 points or less
Cleveland: 24-12 Under at home after playing 5+ games as an underdog

Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:35 ET
Philadelphia: 9-1 Under revenging a home loss
New Jersey: 3-10 ATS after playing as a favorite

Sacramento at Dallas, 8:35 ET
Sacramento: 6-1 ATS off 4+ losses
Dallas: 3-7 ATS after losing 4 or 5 of their last 6 games

New York at Chicago, 9:35 ET ESPN
New York: 7-0 Under off a win by 6 points or less
Chicago: 19-9 ATS playing with same-season revenge

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cnotes Posts:33254 Followers:38
04/10/2012 06:12 PM

Tuesday's betting tips: Knicks at home in Windy City

Weather to watch

Fifteen mph winds will be blowing out to center at Great American Ball Park when the Reds host the Cardinals at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the high 40s, with a 10 percent chance of rain.

Who’s hot

NBA: Philly is 15-5 ATS in its last 20 games against losing teams.

NBA: The Knicks are 6-2 ATS in their last eight visits to Chicago, and 5-1 ATS in their last six overall vs. the Bulls.

MLB: The Cardinals are 10-4 in Kyle Lohse’s last 14 starts.

MLB: The under is 5-0 in Justin Masterson’s last five starts vs. the White Sox.

Who’s not

NBA: The Heat is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games against winning teams.

NBA: Orlando is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 road games.

MLB: The Blue Jays are 2-5 in Kyle Drabek’s last seven starts vs. the AL East.

MLB: The Nationals are 3-10 in Ross Detwiler’s last 13 road starts.

Key stat

10 – That’s how many homers Padres right-hander Edinson Volquez has given up in his last nine starts. Volquez did not yield a long ball in his first 2012 start, a 5-3 loss to the Dodgers. But he struggled with control, walking four batters in five innings.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Magic center Dwight Howard (back) did not play Monday against the Pistons and is doubtful for Tuesday’s game against the Wizards. Howard, who’s having pain due to back spasms, is expected to return after five days off for Friday’s game against Atlanta. Howard averages 20.6 points, 14.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. His backup, Glen Davis, averaged 18.2 points and 9.4 rebounds in five starts before Monday.

Games of the day

Boston Celtics at Miami Heat (-7.5, 183.5)

New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls (-9.5, 185.5)

Notable quotable

"The club and the individuals will be expected to cooperate in any further proceedings and to assist in the development and implementation of programs to instruct players and coaches at all levels on principles of player safety, fair play, and sportsmanship.” – NFL statement in denying the Saints’ appeal in the bounty case. The denial means that head coach Sean Payton's year-long suspension starts April 16.

Notes and tips

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was scratched from Monday's game against the Phillies due to left knee pain. The 22-year-old outfielder is listed as day-to-day. Austin Kearns started in place of Stanton, who is off to a .235 start with three RBIs in four games.

Bruins winger Nathan Horton is unlikely to return for the playoffs, which start at home for Boston on Thursday against Washington. Horton missed the last 36 games after suffering his second concussion in a seven-month span in January. He has been skating on his own. "If he were to be cleared at some point, he would need at least a couple of weeks to get back," GM Peter Chiarelli said. "He's quite far off right now. I know he's skating, but he's having little bouts here and there of post-concussion symptoms. It's a long shot. I'm not going to rule him out, yet, but it's a long shot." Horton had 17 goals and 15 assists in 46 games.

Lakers start Kobe Bryant (shin) missed his second straight game Monday, and is listed as day-to-day for Wednesday’s showdown with San Antonio. Devin Ebanks replaced Bryant at shooting guard. Bryant is averaging 28.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists.

The Blues, who open the playoffs Thursday against San Jose, didn’t win the Presidents’ Trophy but they did capture the Jennings Trophy. That goes to the goaltender(s) who played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals allowed. Brian Elliott led the NHL in goals-against average (1.56) and save percentage (.940). Partner Jaroslav Halak led St. Louis with 26 wins, posting a 1.97 goals-against average.

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04/10/2012 06:14 PM

Armadillo: Tuesday's six-pack

-- Barry Zito got the Giants' first win with a CG 4-hit shutout at Coors Field; surprising, to say the least.

-- Zito threw 41 balls, 73 strikes. Colorado pitchers threw 80 balls, 106 strikes, Very difficult to win that throwing so many balls.

-- Speaking of surprises, the Mets are 4-0.

-- Atlanta made four errors in an 8-3 loss at Houston. 0-4 Braves are off to a horrible start.

-- Yu Darvish gave up four runs in his first big league inning, then settled down and wound up giving up five runs in 5.2 IP. Helps when hitters on your team score 11 runs-- Darvish and Texas beat the Mariners, 11-5.

-- Tommy Milone blanked the Royals for eight innings without striking a batter out; he got only three misses on 38 swings, and threw 93 pitches in his eight innings. Your fielders field better when a pitcher throws strikes.


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

13) Here is yet another reason why I’m seriously considering not posting info on the NBA after this season; it’s a league that has gone insane.

Lamar Odom is making $8.9M this season, bringing his career earnings (I’m not making this up) to $107,767,658, yet Dallas Mavericks just told him to stay home for the rest of the season, then will pay him another $2.4M this summer to never come back, that’s how useless he’s been for them since coming over from the Lakers.

12) Effort should never be negotiable; how a guy making $8.9M a year can be sent home (with pay) for being useless is absolutely beyond me.

No wonder some teams seem to prefer foreign players; they haven’t been poisoned by our system of amateur basketball the way American kids have.

11) By way of review, Odom went to several high schools, including Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, which is just over the river from where I live. They wouldn’t give him a high school diploma, which is saying something, so after basketball season that year, he went to St Thomas More Prep in Connecticut, where he miraculously got his high school diploma, and then shuffled off to Rhode Island, where he led Jim Harrick’s Rams to the NCAA tournament in his only year at URI.

Then he was off to pro ball, where he found his niche as a supporting player on the Lakers and married a reality TV attention junkie. What a country, right?

10) But now he’s in his early 30’s and seems disinterested in playing for anyone other than the Lakers. Hopefully he’s saved a good chunk of his money, or at least hid it from the Kardashian Klan. I’m telling you, you couldn’t make this stuff up, you’d get laughed at.

9) Another sign we have too much media: had an article Monday speculating on who will take Peyton Manning’s place as starting QB of the Broncos. Seriously. Nothing like getting ahead of yourself.

8) One of the cool things about sports is that stars come from all walks of life, from all over the country. Bubba Watson was once a golfer at Faulkner State CC, wherever that is. Now he’s on top of the golf world. Who knew?

7) Astros drew only 14,195 for their Easter game with Colorado, smallest home crowd they’ve had since moving to Minute Maid Park.

6) Neither Saints or Raiders have a pick in first two rounds of this year’s NFL Draft. Of course, the Saints also have a GM/coach who will be suspended, and some players too, so this could be a lost year for them.

5) Eagles just signed a free agent lineman from Northwestern State in Louisiana named Demetress Bell; his father is Karl Malone.

4) I’m enjoying playing Words with Friends on my IPhone. Addictive it is, though. Damn phone goes off at 3am and I reach for it to play some more letters. Key is to get those triple word scores.

3) Can’t stand the McDonald’s commercial where the guy curries favor with his boss by losing to him on purpose while playing cards; would you want a weasel like that working for you?

I’d want a guy who was honest and competitive, someone you can trust for a solid effort, even if he did beat my butt playing cards.

2) OK, so the TCU basketball coach just jumped ship to go back to the MAC, a step down in class from the Big X. He gets replaced at TCU by a guy who jumped ship at LSU, another guy taking a step down, at least as far as the prominence of the basketball program. Just a weird exchange of coaches, and both voluntary moves. TCU goes into the Big X as a potential doormat. Trent Johnson will have do great work to make them competitive in the Big X, but he had to feel uncomortable enough at LSU to bolt to the Horned Frogs.

1) I had a shop teacher in high school who scolded kids who talked too much, telling them they had “diarrhea of the mouth, it just never stops running.” Well, hopefully Mr Brunn is an Ozzie Guillen fan these days, because the Marlins’ manager has the same problem, he can’t shut up.

Now he’s in trouble for making a comment about Fidel Castro; I’m not even sure what he said, but I know that’s a very, very sensitive subject in south Florida, and now the Marlins are doing damage control in the community. All this, and the season’s not a week old yet. Guillen is going to have to do a lot of fast talking Tuesday morning, if he wants to save his job.

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