Dallas @ Boston
-Boston beat Dallas both times these teams met last season, including a 96-90 win AT Boston as 1.5 pt favs-
-Boston has been off since last Thursday night's 90-80 victory over Orlando on TNT & the Celtics have ripped off 7 straight wins including 5-0 ATS in their L/5 games-
-Dallas is playing their 4th and final game of their East coast road trip today & they area coming off a 112-91 blowout win over Detroit on Friday night-
-Dallas is 11-5 SU & 7-9 ATS vs the Eastern Conference this season-
-Boston has the NBA's best FG% against this season, as teams shoot just 42.2% vs them-
Phoenix @ Atlanta
-Suns beat Atlanta 107-102 as 7.5 pt favs back on Jan. 13th & Atlanta would like to avenge that loss & get some payback today-
-Atlanta is coming of a 30 pt blowout home victory over the Bucks on Friday night & Atlanta is on a 3 game win streak as well-
-Atlanta heads out for a 2 game road trip after todays game & they know the importance of winning the last game of a homestand before heading out on the road-
-Atlanta is 4-1-1 ATS the L/6 games vs Phoenix-
-Suns PG Steve Nash is day to day with a sore back & he is questionable for todays game-
-Suns are playing their 5th game of a 6 game East coast road trip & they are coming off a 22 pt blowout loss to Charlotte on Friday night, as they have dropped their L/3 games on the roadie-
Houston @ Detroit
-These 2 teams split their 2 meetings last season, with both teams holding serve on their homecourt-
-Detroit is coming off a 21 pt blowout home loss to Dallas on Friday night as 3.5 pt favs-
-Detroit leads the NBA in fewest 3 pt FG's against this season, with just 4.7 per game-
-Houston is coming off a 5 pt loss AT Indy on Friday night as 1 pt road favs, as that loss broke a nice 3 game win streak for Houston, as they had wins over Maimi, Utah & Denver prior to the Indy loss-
-Houston is already without injured stars Artest & T-Mac, and now Yao is day to day with a sore knee, as he suffered the injury in the game vs Indy on Friday night-
-Houston is just 2-6 ATS over their L/8 road games & they are 1-4 ATS L/5 games vs Detroit as well-
Chicago @ Minnesota
-Minnesota beat Chicago 102-92 AT Chicago as 7 pt dogs back on Jan. 3rd-
-Minnesota is coming off a 116-108 home victroy over New Orleans on Friday night & Minny is 8-2 SU L/10 games & 10-1-1 ATS over their L/12 games-
-The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the L/5 games between these two teams-
-Chicago is coming off a 20 pt blowout loss at home to Toronto on Friday night & todays game vs Minnesota is their 1st game of a brutal 13 day 7 game West coast road trip-
-Chicago has lost 4 straight games & they are also just 1-4 SU L/5 games vs Minnesota
San Antonio @ LA Lakers
-Spurs beat the Lakers 112-111 as 3 pt home favs back on Jan. 14th & I believe the Lakers are very much looking forward to paying back the Spurs AT Los Angeles today-
-Spurs have played only 1 game since last Tuesday night & that was a 94-91 home victroy over New Jersey as 12 pt favs-
-The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the L/6 times these two teams have met-
-Lakers have given up an average of 100.6 ppg over their L/5 games-
-Lakers lead the NBA in rebounds per game at 44.0 per game-
-Lakers are 5-2 SU & ATS L/7 games vs the Spurs-
Denver @ Utah
-Utah beat Denver 98-94 AT Utah as 8 pt favs back on Oct. 29th-
-Utah is coming off a tough home loss to Cleveland last night 102-97 & are on a 2 game losing streak-
-Denver has been off since last Tuesday night, in a game they blewout Sacramento at home 118-99 & today is their last game on their homestand before heading out on the road for 2 games-
-Jazz F Andrei Kirlienko didnt play again last night & remains questionable for todays game as well-
-Utah is just 1-6 ATS in their L/7 games, but they are 4-1 ATS L/5 games vs Denver-
Charlotte @ Indiana
-Charlotte beat Indiana 115-108 AT Indy as 7 pt dogs back on Nov. 28th & I think Indiana would like to avenge that home loss & get a little payback at Charlotte today-
-Charlotte coming off a 98-76 home victory over PHX on Friday night & todays game marks the 1st game of their 5 game West coast road trip-
-Indiana is coming off a nice 5 pt home victory over Houston on Friday night, but Indy is just 1-7 ATS L/8 games vs Charlotte-
-Indiana is 4-2 ATS L/6 home games & the total has gone OVER in 11 of the L/12 home games for Indiana-
Still may be worth a hard look...at least it isn't Double Digits
Damn glad to see you doing this GF....
Few additions with Jazz, if you don't mind -
Utah is dismal in BTB's....
1-9 S\U and 7-27 ATS spanning in last two years+
I thought Utah was consistently below O|U's on Road - esp. in 2nd Half of last few Seasons -
Looked up the Numbers, it's more dramatic than I'd gaged:
Last Two Seasons:
Utah in Season 2nd Half Road Games
consistently scored under their team total -
(both seasons nearly identical)
And The GAME TTL's Under
(also almost identical 65.9 and 69.89)
This trend continued back for 8 seasons Producing
UTAH GAME - COMBINED TMS O\U:
44 Overs | 109 Unders (71.24% UNDERS!)
(Both Teams) GAME TTLS
Utah's TEAM TTLS were also way Under...
Just 49 Overs and 105 Unders (68% Unders)
For what it's worth
OH - almost forgot ....the Clippers are ....uh
Sorta misleading 'trend', but
Clipps can't outscore decent Offensive Teams...
or really anyone else, but
LAC is 1-10 S|U, 2-8-1 ATS vs Top 20% Off Teams,
GS may really thump this one in Oakland Tonight...
Good timing for Portland ~
Blazers will be in LA waiting for Clipps - and probably ready, willing and able to take Clipps behind the woodshed - As YOU know, Clippers administered the Blazers' WORST loss of season (at least, worst psychologically)
Clips loss still being referred to in these parts....
Not sure if you heard it, but
On his weekly Local Radio Segment,
Blazers' Channing Frye indicated that he, 'Hoped they wouldn't be looking past the Wizards (last night), before finally getting their chance to re-pay the Clippers (in Staples Mon) for HUMILIATING us in the Garden'
Losing to a 4-17 team on the home Floor that Portland had been so supremely successful - was a big blow to this young team. That fateful 2OT Clippers loss sent Blazers into a mini-tailspin, proving that it had a lasting impact.
Mon Nights' game in LA shapes up to be a great money-maker on Blazers' revenge factor among other things, of course....hopefully, the line comes in at a manageable PORT -6.5 to -8 range....
Lastly, Injuries are factor with all NBA Teams,
Good God Almighty their $ players spend a lot of time on the shelf -
I'd hate to see their MRI \ CT Invoices
Superb job as always, GF.
Thanks for the comments RJ & Joe, they are very much appreciated.
"Denver has been off since last Tuesday night" - SUPER KEY for rest/injuries this time of year.
Got' damn' look at the info you got here. Your blog is turning into one of the best sources of info around. I hope you smoke them again today like you did friday with that 5-0.