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04/12/2011 8:25 PM
HORNETS: New Orleans is currently in #8th place in the Western Conference playoffs standings. The Hornets have had a great season, considering some of the adversity they have had to face. New Orleans is trying to avoid the Lakers in the 1st Round of the playoffs at all costs. The Hornets are 46-35 SU and 39-40-2 ATS overall this year. New Orleans is 18-22 SU and 19-20-1 ATS on the road this season. New Orleans has really struggled offensively in their last 2 games, SU and ATS losses to Memphis and Utah. The Hornets have have the same result both SU and ATS in each of their last 9 games. Offensively, New Orleans is averaging just 95 PPG, 4th fewest in the NBA. PG Chris Paul is averaging 16 PPG and a team high 9.8 APG this season for New Orleans. C Emeka Okafor is averaging 10.4 PPG and a team high 9.6 RPG this season for the Hornets. New Orleans is most successful because of their defense, where they are allowing just 93.7 PPG, 4st fewest in the league. The Hornets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. New Orleans is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points.
Projected Score: 85
Hornets are 3-7 ATS last 10 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%.
Over is 6-2 last 8 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points.
MAVERICKS: (-9.5, O/U 187.5) Dallas still has plenty to play for, as they enter the final day of the regular season competing for the #2 seed in the Western Conference. Dallas is battling both the Lakers and the Thunder for the 2nd seed, and all 3 teams play tonight. Dallas is 56-25 SU and 43-36-2 ATS overall this season. The Mavericks are 28-12 SU and 18-20-2 ATS in home games this year. Dallas has won their past 3 games both SU and ATS heading into tonight's contest. The Mavericks have lost their past 2 meetings against the Hornets this season, so double revenge is in order. F Dirk Nowitzki is averaging a team high 22.9 PPG this season, while shooting nearly 52% from the field. C Tyson Chandler is averaging 10.2 PPG and a team high 9.4 RPG this year for Dallas. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Dallas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Mavericks are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday games. Dallas is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning SU record. The Mavericks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against the Southwest Division.
Projected Score: 101 (SIDE of the Day)
Mavericks are 5-1 ATS last 6 games following a SU win.
Under is 7-1 last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
GRIZZLIES: Despite qualifying for the playoffs, the Grizzlies don't know who they will be playing yet. Memphis can finish anywhere from the #6th seed to the #8th seed in the Western Conference. Several of the elite teams in the West are hoping to avoid facing the Grizzlies, because they are playing at an elite level right now. Memphis plays a physical style, as they focus on scoring in the paint and they defend the perimeter better than anyone in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 46-34 SU this season, including 16-23 SU on the road. Memphis is an amazingly profitable 51-28-1 ATS this season, easily one of the most profitable teams in the league. F Zach Randolph is averaging team highs of 20.1 PPG and 12.2 RPG this season for the Grizzlies. PG Mike Conley is one of the most improved players in the league this year, as he's averaging 13.6 PPG and a team high 6.6 APG. The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. Memphis is 17-5 ATS in their last 22 road games against a team with a winning home record. The Grizzlies are 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 games playing on zero days rest. Memphis is 36-14-1 ATS in their last 51 games against the Western Conference. The Grizzlies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing SU record.
Grizzlies are 42-18 ATS last 60 games overall.
Under is 4-0 last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400%.
Clippers are 1-6 ATS last 7 home games.
Under is 13-5 last 18 games against the Western Conference.
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