GoodFellas NBA Notes Monday, February 9th, 2009

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GoodFellas NBA Notes Monday, February 9th, 2009

Phoenix @ Philadelphia

-These teams split last years 2 meetings, as the road team won both games & Philly is 2-2 SU & ATS the L/4 games between these teams-

-Philly is on a 2 game win streak & are coming off a 10 pt home win over Miami on Saturday night & Philly is 3-2 SU & 2-1-2 ATS on their current 7 game homestand & lost F Elton Brand for the season with a shoulder injury-

-Phoenix is playing their 3rd game in 4 days & are also in a back to back spot tonight, as they beat Detroit by 10 pts AT Detroit yesterday-

-Phoenix is 3-6-1 ATS their L/10 road games & they are 5-5 SU & ATS in their L/10 games overall-

LA Clippers @ Charlotte

-Charlotte beat the Clippers both times they played last year & Charlotte is 2-2 SU & ATS the L/4 games between these teams & both teams are playing their 3rd game in 4 days tonight-

-Charlotte has lost 5 straight games & now are playing without Raja Bell (strained groin) as well as Gerald Wallace & they are coming off a 4 pt loss AT Miami last night-

-Clippers are on a 2 game winning streak & are playing their 7th & final game of a grueling 11 day 7 game East Coast road trip tonight-

-Charlotte is 5-2 SU & 6-1 ATS their L/7 home games & they are 7-4 ATS vs Western Conference teams at home, while the Clippers are just 3-7 ATS on the road vs the Eastern Conference-

New Orleans @ Memphis

-New Orleans has beat Memphis twice this season, AT New Orleans 106-87 as 14 pt favs on Dec. 6th & they won AT Memphis 91-84 as 7 pt road favs on Dec. 16th-

-Both teams are playing their 3rd game in 4 days & New Orleans is playing in a back to back as well, & are coming off a 4 pt home win over Minnesota last night & New Orleans is just 2-4 SU & ATS their L/6 road games-

-Memphis is coming off a 78-70 home win over Toronto on Saturday night, a game they played without star Rudy Gay, who sat out with a hip flexor & he is questionable for tonights game as well-

-Memphis has won 3 of their L/4 games overall & they are playing their 4th & final game on their homestand, but they are 0-6 SU & 3-2-1 ATS their L/6 games vs New Orleans-

-The total has gone OVER in 9 of the L/10 games between these two teams-

Houston @ Milwaukee

-Houston beat Milwaukee 85-81 AT Houston as 8 pt favs back on Dec. 31st & Houston is coming off a 17 pt blowout win over Minnesota on Saturday night-

-Milwaukee has lost 2 straight games including their overtime loss at home to Detroit on Sat. night & are now playing without 3 players from their starting 5, as (Redd, Ridnour & Bogut) are all out with injuries-

-Houston is 5-0 SU & 4-1 ATS the L/5 games vs Milwaukee & Houston is 2-3 SU & 1-4 ATS their L/5 games on the road-

-Houston is 8-9 SU & 7-10 ATS as road favorites this season-

-Milwaukee is 2-6 ATS their L/8 games at home & they are also 2-4 SU & 3-3 ATS as home underdogs this season-

 

  • GF great work on status updates with the players tonight. I have a half-ass "local" who is slow with the line moves and am looking for updates just like that to fire in on him. Keep up the good work and continued success to you my friend.

  • thanks for the W on philly  - gave you some props tonite to a newbie asking for advice  -  oh yeah, a newbie with a 10,000 bankroll to start

  • Thanks Bonds & Steve....appreciate it fellas.

  • Good GOD, my man....

    Office Space line....'deeper and deeper'

    Killer stuff as always.  

  • Yes it should Joe.....I was leaning to playing Memphis with West being suspended, but woth Grizz being w/out both Gay & Lowry I dedicded to pass.

  • That New Orleans/Memphis game should be interesting.

  • Great to see information on the forums - Keep it up

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    David West suspended for one game  

    David West - F - NO - Feb. 9 - 5:22 p.m. ET  

    Hornets' forward David West was suspended for one game for Sunday's Flagrant 2 foul on Mike Miller and will not play on Monday night.

    This should not come as a surprise if you've been following our news blurbs since his ejection. Sean Marks and Ryan Bownen will likely get his minutes, while we expect a nice line from Rasual Butler. Chris Paul is also not likely for tonight, but West should be benched for the upcoming week now that he plays just one game.

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    Rudy Gay, others doubtful to play Monday  

    Rudy Gay - G/F - MEM - Feb. 9 - 5:29 p.m. ET  

    Rudy Gay is not likely to play for the Grizzlies when they play the Hornets on Monday due to a hip flexor.

    This game is going to be painful to watch for the folks who spent money for tickets. Gay, Darrell Arthur (personal) and Kyle Lowry (foot) are not expected for Memphis, while Chris Paul, David West and Tyson Chandler will probably be in street clothes for New Orleans. All the aforemtioned players should be benched in weekly leagues with this news.

    Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  • Thanks for all the info, GF. Very valuable material

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    Jason Terry unsure if surgery will be needed  

    Jason Terry - G - DAL - Feb. 9

    Jason Terry (broken finger) is expected to visit a hand specialist on Monday, at which point a timetable for his return should be established.

    Terry wasn't sure whether surgery is necessary, and the early estimates have him out at least two weeks. J.J. Barea should be a nice short-term fill-in, but everyone from Dirk Nowitzki to Jason Kidd (and possibly Jerry Stackhouse) will be called upon to recover Terry's 19.9 points per game.

    Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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    Al Jefferson's season ends w/ torn ACL  

    Al Jefferson - F/C - MIN - Feb. 9

    Al Jefferson is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee on Sunday and will have surgery in 6-10 days.

    He was coming off the best game of his career (36 points, 22 rebounds), but owners who saw him go down last night had to know this was probably coming. Hopefully he'll make a full recovery and be ready to go next year. Kevin Love, Ryan Gomes and Rodney Carney should all see a boost in value after this devastating news.

    Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

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    West's flagrant foul could earn a suspension  

    David West - F - NO - Feb. 9

    David West was ejected for a flagrant foul on the Wolves' Mike Miller on Sunday, after scoring nine points on 4-of-7 shooting with two rebounds, one assist, and one steal in just nine minutes.

  • Report: CP3 could miss Monday and Wednesday  

    Chris Paul - G - NO - Feb. 9 -

    Chris Paul (groin) could miss Monday and Wednesday's games, according to a report from the New Orleans Times-Picayune on Sunday.

    Paul said he is going to play in the All Star game, but coach Byron Scott said enough to let you know that CP3 is still hurting, stating "he's pretty cautious about what he has to do on All-Star weekend...(he understands) it's more important what he needs to do for this team than All-Star weekend." If they're concerned about a glorified scrimmage, then a full speed game is certainly in question.

    Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  • Rudy Gay questionable for Monday's game  

    Rudy Gay - G/F - MEM - Feb. 9 - 9:51 a.m. ET  

    Rudy Gay is listed as day-to-day with a strained hip flexor, making him questionable for Monday's game.

    The Memphis Commercial-Appeal lists Gay in the starting lineup, but they also have him as day-to-day on the injured list. With just two games this week, a single DNP could be devastating...check back soon for an update.

    Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

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    Wolves await word on Al Jefferson (knee)  

    Al Jefferson - F/C - MIN - Feb. 9 - 10:51 a.m. ET  

    Al Jefferson is expected to have an X-ray and MRI on his injured right knee on Monday.

    Jefferson said that although he heard the knee "pop", it didn't feel as bad as the mild MCL sprain that sidelined him for two weeks during training camp. "I couldn't put any pressure on it last time," he said. "This feels a lot better." By no means is that an official diagnosis, and we should know more later on Tuesday.

    Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune