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03/21/2011 8:34 PM
BULLS: (-4, O/U 180) Chicago has been amazing this season, as they have had a wildly successful season featuring arguably the future Coach of the Year and the League MVP. The Bulls are currently tied with Boston for top billing in the Eastern Conference. Chicago is 49-19 SU and 42-24-2 ATS overall this season. The Bulls are 19-15 SU and 20-14 ATS in road meetings this year. Chicago is considered a top team in the NBA right now because of their ability to play their best basketball against great teams. The Bulls are 19-8 ATS this season against teams with a winning record. PG Derrick Rose has been amazing this season, as he's averaging Chicago highs of 24.9 PPG and 7.8 APG. C Joakim Noah is averaging a double double this year, 12.4 PPG and 11.3 RPG. The Bulls have played stellar defense all year long, as they are allowing just 91.2 PPG, 2nd fewest in the NBA. The Bulls are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. Chicago is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as the listed favorite. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. Chicago is 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
Bulls are 13-3 ATS last 16 games against the Eastern Conference.
Under is 14-6 last 20 games as a road favorite up to 4.5 points.
HAWKS: Despite sitting in 5th place in the Eastern Conference, the mood surrounding the Atlanta organization is far from pleasant. Atlanta is incredibly talented, yet they have a hard time putting everything together as a team. The Hawks have had some dismal showings of late, and they are running out of time as the playoffs are in the not so distant future. Atlanta is 40-30 SU and 31-39 ATS overall this season. The Hawks are 21-14 SU and 13-22 ATS at home this year. Atlanta is 13-13 ATS as the listed underdog this season, including 1-2 ATS as a home underdog between 3.5 and 6 points. The Hawks are 4 games ahead of 6th place in the Eastern Conference, as well as 4 games behind 4th place. The Hawks are averaging just 95.4 PPG this year, 6th fewest in the NBA. G Joe Johnson leads the Hawks in scoring and assists this season, as he's averaging 18.8 PPG and 5 APG. C Al Horford is averaging 15.7 PPG and a team high 9.6 RPG this year. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Central Division. Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hawks are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games against a team with a winning road record.
Projected Score: 84
Hawks are 1-5 ATS last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%.
Under is 9-2 last 11 games as a home underdog.
SUNS: Phoenix comes into tonight winners of consecutive games, the 1st time they've done so in March. The Suns are trying to work their way back into playoff contention, as they currently sit in 10 place in the Western Conference, 2 games behind Memphis. Phoenix is 35-33 SU and 31-34-3 ATS overall this season. The Suns are 16-18 SU and 18-14 ATS in road games this year. Phoenix is 5-4 ATS as a road underdog between 6.5 and 9 points this season. The Suns have played the Lakers tough this season, going 1-2 SU yet not losing any of the 3 games by more than 8 points. The Suns are averaging 104.8 PPG this year, 4th most in the NBA. PG Steve Nash is averaging team highs of 15.7 PPG and 11.3 APG this year. F Grant Hill is averaging 13.4 PPG and 4.4 RPG this year while playing great individual defense for the Suns. The Suns are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Phoenix is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games against the Western Conference. The Suns are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. The Suns are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games following an ATS win. Phoenix is 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. The Suns are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games.
Projected Score: 96
Suns are 3-0-1 ATS last 4 games as a road underdog.
Under is 5-0 last 5 games against the Western Conference.
LAKERS: (-7.5, O/U 200) Los Angeles has been the NBA's best team since the All-Star Break, as they've won 12 of their 13 games SU. As a result of their great play, the Lakers have passed Dallas for the 2nd best record in the Western Conference. The Lakers are 50-20 SU and 34-25-1 ATS overall this season. Los Angeles is 25-8 SU and 13-20 ATS in home games this year. The Lakers are 5-7 ATS as a home favorite between 6.5 and 9 points this season. Los Angeles is just 1-5 ATS after playing 3 consecutive home gaems. The Lakers have been dominate of late thanks to their defense and their overall focus and tenacity. Los Angeles has held their past 11 opponents to 98 points or fewer. G Kobe Bryant is averaging team highs of 24.7 PPG and 4.7 APG this season for the Lakers. F Pau Gasol is averaging 18.7 PPG and a team high 10.2 RPG this year. The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. Los Angeles is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning SU record. The Lakers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. Los Angeles is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Lakers are 7-22 ATS in their last 29 home games against a team with a losing road record.
Projected Score: 112 (SIDE of the Day)
Lakers are 8-2 ATS last 10 games against the Western Conference.
Under is 22-7 last 29 games following an ATS loss.
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