Philadelphia @ New Jersey
-New Jersey has won both meetings vs Philly this season, & both wins coming AT Philly. They won 95-84 as 2.5 pt dogs on Dec 6th, & they won 85-83 as 8 pt dogs on Jan. 31st, so Philly has double revenge going for them tonight-
-NJ has lost 5 straight games & are coming off a 11 pt home loss to the Wizards on Friday night, while Philly has lost 3 straight, & are coming off a tough 6 pt loss AT Miami on Saturday night-
-NJ is 4-1 ATS their L/5 games as a home dog of .5 to 4.5, but NJ is also 0-4 ATS L/4 following a SU loss & NJ is also 0-5 ATS L/5 games at home vs Philly-
-Philly is 6-1 ATS their L/7 games as a favorite of .5 to 4.5, however, Philly is also 0-4-2 ATS L/6 games vs a team with a losing record & Philly is 3-0 SU & ATS the L/3 games they have been road favorites-
Indiana @ New York
-These teams have played twice this season, with each team winning on the road. Both teams are playing their 3rd game in 4 days, as NY is coming off a 11pt loss AT Toronto yesterday & Indy is coming off a 7 pt home win over the Bulls yesterday-
-Indiana is 1-10 SU their L/11 road games & just 1-5-1 ATS their L/7 road games, but they are 5-1 ATS the L/6 games vs New York-
-Indiana is 1-4 ATS L/5 games off a SU win & are also 2-5-1 ATS L/8 vs a team with a losing record-
-New York is 4-0 ATS L/4 home games vs a team with a losing record & NY is 4-1 ATS L/5 games when playing on zero days rest-
Boston @ Denver
-Denver beat Boston AT Boston 94-85 as 10 pt dogs back on Nov. 14th & Boston will surely be looking for payback at Denver tonight, as Boson is 10-1 SU & 9-2 ATS their L/11 road games-
-Boston is coming off a 20 pt blowout win AT Phoenix on national TV yesterday & tonight is Boston's 5th game of their 6 game west coast road trip-
-Denver is in a very tough spot tonight, not only is this their 4th game in 6 days tonight, this is also their 1st game back home after a long & grueling 8 game east coast road trip, that saw them drop their L/2 games on the trip to the Bulls & Bucks-
-Denver is 1-4 ATS L/5 home games vs a team with a winning record, however, Denver is 4-0 ATS the L/4 vs Boston AT Denver-
-Boston is 7-0 ATS their L/7 games following a double digit win & they are 5-1 ATS L/6 road games vs teams with a home win% of .600 or above-
New Orleans @ Sacramento
-This is the 3rd meeting between these teams this season, with both games being played AT New Orleans. Sacramento won the 1st game 105-96 as 13.5 pt dogs back on Nov. 19th & New Orleans winning the last meeting 99-90 as 15 pt favorites on Dec. 20th-
-Both teams are playing their 3rd game in 4 days tonight, as New Orleans has lost 2 straight & are coming off a 14 pt loss AT Utah on Saturday night. Sacramento is coming off a 21 pt blowout loss AT Dallas on Saturday night themselves-
-New Orleans is 0-4 ATS L/4 road games vs teams with a losing record & they are also 1-6 ATS L/7 games following a SU loss. New Orleans is also 3-9 ATS their L/12 games vs teams with a winning% of .400 or below-
-Sacramento is 6-1 ATS L/7 home games vs New Orleans & Sacramento is also 4-1 ATS L/5 games following a SU loss-
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Bone bruise to keep Nene out Monday
Nene Hilario - F/C - DEN - Feb. 23
Nene has been diagnosed with a bone bruise on his right knee after an MRI and will not be in uniform on Monday against the Celtics.
The good news is that there's no structural damage and he's listed as day-to-day. As reported earlier, Kenyon Martin will be a game-time decision with a sore back, although he said on Sunday he expects to play tonight.
Source: Rocky Mountain News
Deng to have X-ray on injured wrist
Luol Deng - G/F - CHI - Feb. 23
Luol Deng missed Monday's practice with a bruised right wrist and had X-rays taken as a precaution.
He suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Pacers but was able to play through it. Deng is still listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Magic.
Source: Chicago Tribune
Drew Gooden's return date unclear
Drew Gooden - F/C - SAC - Feb. 23
It is not known when Drew Gooden (groin, abdomen) will make his Kings debut, but he is doubtful for Monday's game against the Hornets.
"It's an injury that has bothered me the last couple years," Gooden said. "It's been said to be a lower abdominal strain, said to be a groin strain, an abductor strain, I've heard it all. I'm to the point where I'm frustrated and I need to get down the bottom of what's going on." Take that however you will, but it sounds like he could still be out for some time.
Source: Sacramento Bee
Marcus Camby's ear infection kept him out all week, which was a crushing blow to many of us. Hopefully he's finally ready to go this week, but the fact his ear drum collapsed on a flight is pretty telling of the mess that is the Clippers this year. Camby still hasn't been cleared to fly, but could play tonight in L.A. Still no signs of Chris Kaman, and I'm not the least bit surprised. Again, I'm not even thinking about picking him up and have not even bothered to check to see if he's available in any of my leagues. Al Thornton's foot injury kept him out of his first game of the season last night and he's day-to-day. Hopefully he can play through it, but I have benched him in the one league where I own him. Zach Randolph should return to action tonight, although there is a little bit of a question because he was in Indy visiting his ill father. I haven't heard that tonight's game is in jeopardy, so he should be OK to start. But it's something to keep an eye on up until game time.
Thanks player & GL with your plays tonight bud.
Nice read GF.......I am on Philly tonight so we will see what happens............BOL tonight
Kenyon Martin probable vs. Celts on Monday
Kenyon Martin - F - DEN - Feb. 23
Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin plans to play against the Celtics on Monday after sitting out Sunday because of back spasms.
Martin could be leaned on heavily if Nene's knee injury forces him to sit out. There is some risk, but it sounds safe to get K-Mart back into your lineups.
Source: Rocky Mountain
Biedrins (ankle) expected to return on Monday
Andris Biedrins - F/C - GS - Feb. 23
Andris Biedrins (ankle) is expected to return for the Warriors on Monday.
He fully participated in Sunday's practice, and owners shouldn't hesitate to activate him.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Carlos Boozer likely to return on Monday
Carlos Boozer - F/C - UTA - Feb. 23
Carlos Boozer (knee) participated fully in Sunday's practice and is considered likely to return to action on Monday.
Boozer said he'll initially play "limited minutes, probably five minutes a quarter, just depending on how it goes." That should ease his transition back into the rotation, and owners may want to watch him play a few games before activating him. He is expected to resume starting right away, moving Paul Millsap to the bench.
Source: Deseret News
Thanks Chad & PicSix, you're both very welcome. And yes, Chad has a great thread regarding the Pacers in this spot tonight right here:
Thanks for the info GF!
Good stuff. Just wanted to add that Indiana in 2-8 ATS after two consecutive covers.