Atlanta @ Charlotte
-Atlanta has won both games between these two teams this season, they won AT Atlanta 88-83 as 8 pt favs back on Nov. 21st & they won 83-79 as 8.5 pt favs on Dec. 15th-
-Atlanta is playing its 3rd and final game of their road trip tonight & are coming off a 8 pt win AT Minnesota on Wed. night, in a game they played WITHOUT All-Star G Joe Johnson (illness) & he is doubtful for tonights game as well-
-Charlotte has not played since a 19 pt blowout loss AT Utah on Monday night & they are also on a 3 game losing streak coming into tonights game-
-Charlotte is 5-0 ATS in their L/5 games vs Atlanta AT Charlotte & Charlotte is also 8-3 ATS in their L/11 games overall coming into tonight-
-Atlanta is just 2-4 ATS in their L/6 road games & 1-4 ATS the L/5 games vs Charlotte overall-
Orlando @ Indiana
-These teams have met 3 times this season, with Orlando winning all 3 games. They won AT Indy 100-98 as 2 pt road favs on Nov. 21st & they won 110-06 as 7.5 pt favs on Nov. 29th & AT Orlando 135-111 as 9 pt favs on Jan. 27th-
-Indiana is playing their 3rd game in 4 days tonight & they are in a back to back spot as well, coming off a loss AT Philly last night by 5 pts-
-Indiana is 0-5 SU & 0-3-2 ATS in their L/5 games vs Orlando-
-Orlando is 6-1 ATS their L/7 road games, but they are just 1-3-2 ATS in their L/6 games AT Indiana-
-The total has gone OVER in 5 of the L/6 games between these two teams-
Boston @ New York
-These teams have met 3 times this season, with Boston winning 2 of them. Boston won AT Boston 110-101 as 8 pt favs back on Nov. 18th & they won AT Boston again 124-105 as 13 pt favs on Dec. 21st. NY won AT NY in the last meeting 100-88 as 10 pt home dogs on Jan. 4th-
-Boston had its 12 game winning streak snapped last night AT LAL & tonight is their 3rd game in 4 days-
-NY is playing their 3rd and final game of their homestand in which they are 0-2 on so far, with losses to Cleveland & the Lakers. NY heads out for a 3 game West Coast road trip after tonight & they should be very hungry for a home win tonight-
-Boston is 7-1-1 ATS the L/9 games vs NY & they are 5-1 ATS in their L/6 road games coming into tonight-
-NY is 1-6 ATS the L/7 games they have played Boston AT NY, but NY is 6-1 ATS their L/7 home games overall & they are on a 8-1 run ATS in their L/9 games overall coming into tonights game-
Portland @ Oklahoma City
-Portland is playing their 3rd & final game of their road trip tonight & htey are 1-1 on the trip so far & are coming off a 5 pt loss AT Dallas on Wed. night, which snapped Portland's 5 game winning streak-
-Oklahoma City is on a 3 game losing streak & are coming off a tough 114-113 home loss to Denver on Wed. night, in a game they were leading for most of the game-
-Portland is just 3-6 ATS as road favorites this season-
- Portland is 4-3 SU & ATS in their L/7 road games & Portland is 7-3 SU & 7-3 ATS in their L/10 games overall coming into tonights game-
-Oklahoma City is on ATS runs of 16-7 ATS their L/23 games & they are 11-2 ATS in their L/13 home games coming into tonight-
Utah @ Sacramento
-These teams have met twice this season, as Utah has won both games, they won AT Utah 120-94 as 11 pt favs on Nov. 28th & they won AT Sacramento 99-94 as 2 pt road favs on Dec. 2nd-
-Utah is on a 2 game win streak coming into tonights game, as they blewout Dallas AT Utah last night on TNT & Utah got back starting PG Deron Williams from injury & he recorded 34 pts & 12 assists to lead the way for Utah-
-Sacramento has not played since their 48 pt blowout loss AT Phoenix on Monday night & I would expect a very fiery & energized effort out of Xacramento tonight, as they flat out got embarrassed their last time out-
-Utah is 1-9 SU & 2-8 ATS in their L/10 road games & are just 2-6 ATS their L/8 games AT Sacramento-
-Sacramento is 2-4 SU & ATS in their L/6 home games & they are just 1-9 SU & 3-7 ATS their L/10 games overall coming into tonight-
Golden St. @ Phoenix
-These teams just played on Wed. night with Golden St. winning AT Golden St 124-112 as 4 pt home dogs, in the only meeting between these clubs this season.
-Phoenix heads out on a 3 game East Coast road trip after tonights game & they know they really need to get this game tonight & Phoneix really wants to get this game to atone for the loss AT Golden St on Wed. night-
-Phoenix is just 3-6 SU in their L/9 games & they are also 3-10-1 ATS in their L/14 games overall (which includes 1-4 ATS their L/5 home games-
-Golden St. is 1-7 SU & 2-6 ATS in their L/8 road games, & just 1-5 their L/6 games AT Phoenix. Golden St. is 5-5 SU & 6-3-1 ATS in their L/10 games overall coming into tonights game-
-The total has gone OVER in all 5 of the L/5 games between these two teams-
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Chauncey Billups and Kenyon Martin are back in the Denver Nuggets� starting lineup.
Nuggets coach George Karl says both players will return to face the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
Raptors' Bosh could sit until All-Star break
Chris Bosh - F/C - TOR - Feb. 6 - 6:23 p.m. ET
Chris Bosh won't play on Friday and doesn't sound likely for Saturday with a sprained right knee.
In addition, the Sun suggests he could be out until after next weekend's All-Star break. "Obviously, I�d like to make sure he�s healthy through the remainder of the season," coach Jay Triano said. "I�m going to wait and see how he responds to treatments on a daily basis." Bosh said the injury is simply a result of wear-and-tear, but it sounds like you might want to prepare yourself to be without Bosh until the break.
Source: Toronto Sun
Flu shuts Wizards' Butler down for another
Caron Butler - G/F - WAS - Feb. 6 - 6:10 p.m. ET
Caron Butler will not play on Friday against the Nuggets because of the flu.
That makes two straight misses so owners have to hope he comes back for the next one.
Source: Washington Post
Thanks Boss302, I appreciate that buddy & best of luck with your plays tonight.
Caron Butler Flu is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Denver
Chauncey Billups - G - Nuggets
Chauncey Billups (sprained ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday night's matchup with the Wizards. Billups said on Thursday that he was planning to play, so we'd be surprised to see him sit this one out. Then again, given that the opponent is the hapless Wizards, it's also possible that the Nuggets will opt to give Billups one more night of rest. Feb. 6
Source: Denver Post
Kenyon Martin - F - Nuggets
Kenyon Martin (strep throat) is being called questionable for Friday's game against the Wizards.
On Thursday, George Karl expressed optimism that K-Mart would play, so we're expecting to see him on the court against the Wizards. Hopefully we'll get a more concrete update prior to tipoff. Feb. 6
Joe Johnson ruled out vs. Bobcats w/ flu
Joe Johnson - G - ATL - Feb. 6
Joe Johnson will not play for the Hawks again on Friday due to the flu.
His status for Saturday's game against the Clippers is also up in the air. Mo Evans will get another start tonight, and should start Saturday if Johnson is unable to go again.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
some very relavent info thanks GF
Thanks Tony, I appreciate that bud & I am leaning towards Charlotte here, but I am gonna wait and see if Joe is gonna play or not before I consider a play on the game.
Good Stuff GF
All that said, If Joe johnson is healhty tonight I like Atlanta as a dog....word is he might not play due to flu....then Charlotte is the play...