New Orleans @ Atlanta
-Atlanta beat New Olreans 87-79 at New Orleans as 8.5 pt dogs back on Nov. 5th, so New Orleans will be looking for payback tonight vs Atlanta & New Orleans is 4-1 SU & ATS the L/5 games vs Atlanta-
-New Orleans has won 7 straight games & they are playing exceptional ball right now, as they are coming off a 18 pt blowout win at home over the Thunder, & tonight is their 1st game of a 4 game East Coast road trip-
-Atlanta is just 2-3 SU their L/5 games & they are coming off a 4 pt home win over Detroit on Saturday night. Atlanta is 4-0 ATS L/4 games vs a team with a winning SU record & Atlanta is also 10-3 ATS L/13 home games vs a team with a winning road record & the Hawks are also 6-0 ATS L/6 games as a home dog-
-New Orleans is 2-7 ATS L/9 road games, 7-15 ATS L/22 road games vs a team with a home win% of .600 or higher-
Orlando @ Detroit
-This is the 3rd meetin between these teams this season, with Detroit winning the 1st two games. Detroit won at Detroit 88-82 as 3.5 pt favs on Dec. 29th & they won at Orlando 93-85 as 9.5 pt dogs on Feb. 27th. So Orlando has double revenge going for them tonight-
-Orlando has won 4 straight games & they are coming off a HUGE win at Boston yesterday, & Orlando is 3-7 ATS their L/10 games following a SU win-
-Detroit had their 4 game winning streak snappedin their L/game as they lost by 4 pts at Atlanta on Sunday. Detroit is 6-1 SU & 5-2 ATS L/7 games vs Orlando & they are also 13-1 SU their L/14 games vs the Magic-
Chicago @ Miami
-This is the 3rd meeting between these teams this season tonight, & Miami has won both meetings. They won at Miami 90-77 as 5.5 pt favs on Dec. 26t & they won at Chicago 95-93 as 4 pt dogs on Feb. 12th. so Chicago has double revenge going tonight-
-Miami is 3-2 SU & ATS L/5 vs the Bulls & the Heat are trying to catch the Hawks for the ever important #4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Miami is 3-7 ATS L/10 home games vs a team with a road win% of .400 or less-
-Chicago has won 3 of their L/4 games & are coming off a 15 pt home win over Milwaukee on Friday night. Chicago is 1-5 ATS L/6 games on the road, but the Bulls are 7-1-1 ATS L/9 games vs a team with a winning SU record-
Houston @ Denver
-This is the 4th meeting between these teams this season, as Houston leads the season series 2-1. Denver won at Denver 104-94 as 3.5 pt favs back on Nov. 30th & Houston won at Houston 108-96 on Dec. 16th & they won at Houston again 115-113 as 2.5 pt favs on Jan. 19th-
-Houston is 10-2 SU their L/12 games & they are coming off a 10 pt home win over the Grizzlies last night. Houston also holds a 1 game lead over Denver in the mad scramble for the #3 seed in the Western Conference playoff seeding race-
-Denver is playing their 4th game in 5 nights tonight, & they are coming off a 0-2 road trip, a loss to Utah & then a loss at Sacramento last night. Denver is 3-7 SU & ATS their L/10 games coming into tonights game. Denver is also 2-6 ATS L/8 games as a favorite of .5 to 4.5-
-Houston is 4-1 ATS L/5 road games vs a team with a home win% of .600 or higher & Houston is also 5-2 ATS their L/7 games on zero days rest. Houston is 8-4 SU & ATS L/12 games vs Denver-
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Celtics Rondo, Davis likely out for week
Rajon Rondo - G - BOS - Mar. 9
Rajon Rondo, who trained briefly with his ankle taped on Monday, will not travel with the Celtics for Wednesday's game at Miami and may not play Friday against Memphis, either.
Rondo sounds likely to miss at least two of his three games this week, although Doc Rivers is actually talking about him missing all three. Our guess is Eddie House will start instead of Stephon Marbury, but we'll have to see.
Source: Boston Globe
Deng not ready to play, remains day-to-day
Luol Deng - G/F - CHI - Mar. 9
Luol Deng tested his injured leg at Monday's shootaround but the results were less than encouraging.
"He didn't feel real good, so he's kind of just day-to-day," Vinny Del Negro said. "We'll get him as much therapy and as much work as he can do and tolerate and get him healthy as quick as possible." Deng has now been "day-to-day" for over a week and there is still no guarantee he plays again this season, as the leg doesn't seem to be improving despite aggressive treatment.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Marvin Williams - G/F - Hawks
Marvin Williams is questionable for Monday's game with a sore lower back, according to Rotoworld sources.
If Marvin can't go, Mo Evans would likely start in his place. If you were torn on whether to play Marvin or not this week, this could be the tie-breaking information. Mar. 9
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Rajon Rondo - G - Celtics
Rajon Rondo (sprained ankle) is aiming to return against the Heat on Wednesday.
"It wasn't that bad," Rondo said of the injury he sustained Friday night. "I'm planning on [Wednesday]. I'm getting treatment." An earlier report on NESN.com suggested that he would miss 7-to-10 days, but (fortunately) that now sounds overly pessimistic. Mar. 9
Source: Boston Globe
Report: Big Baby leaves game on crutches
Glen Davis - F/C - BOS - Mar. 9
Glen Davis, who left Sunday's game with a sprained ankle, left the locker room on crutches, according to the Boston Globe.
We should get more word about the status of the X-rays taken on his ankle fairly soon, but this doesn't look good for him. Look for Leon Powe to be a strong play until Kevin Garnett returns, and possibly beyond.
Kirk Hinrich - G - Bulls
Kirk Hinrich expects to play against the Heat on Monday despite a bruised quad that kept him out of Sunday's practice.
"[Hinrich] has got a pretty big bruise, and he's really stiff," coach Vinny Del Negro said. "[But] if Kirk can play, I know he will." Mar. 9
Source: Chicago Sun-Times