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03/15/2011 11:01 PM
THUNDER: Oklahoma City is playing well in their own right, as they come into tonight on a 4 game SU winning streak. The Thunder are looking to push their game to another level over the next few months, as they truly want to become a playoff force. The Thunder are 43-23 SU and 35-31 ATS overall this season. Oklahoma City currently has a 3.5 game lead over Denver in the Northwest Division. The Thunder currently reside in 4th place in the Western Conference playoff standings. Oklahoma City is 20-14 SU and 18-16 ATS in road games this year. The Thunder are 12-9 ATS as the listed underdog this season, including 3-2 ATS as a road underdog between 6.5 and 9 PTS. Oklahoma City lost earlier this season at home to the Heat 103-108 SU. F Kevin Durant is leading the NBA in scoring this year, averaging 28.1 PPG. Durant is easily one of the most efficient player in the NBA, part of which includes making nearly 8 free throws per game while shooting 88% from the charity stripe. The Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. Oklahoma City is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a SU win of more than 10 points. The Thunder are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Thunder are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a SU win. Oklahoma City is 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games as a road underdog between 5 and 10.5 points.
Projected Score: 103
Thunder are 5-1 ATS last 6 games playing on 0 days rest.
Over is 11-2 last 13 games against the Western Conference.
HEAT: (-6.5, O/U 202.5) Miami is currently on a 3 game winning streak, all against likely playoff teams. The Heat have beaten the Lakers and the Spurs in 2 of their last 3 games SU. Miami is 46-21 SU and 32-34-1 ATS overall this season. The Heat are 25-9 SU and 13-20 ATS overall this year. Miami seems to have put their struggles behind them, as they've held 4 of their past 5 opponents under 90 PTS. The Heat are allowing just 94.5 PPG this season, 5th fewest in the NBA. Miami is 3-7 ATS as a home favorite between 6.5 and 9 PTS this season. F LeBron James is averaging team highs of 26.1 PPG and 7.1 APG this year. F Chris Bosh is averaging 18.4 PPG and a team high 8.2 RPG for Miami this season. The Heat are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against the Western Conference. Miami is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Heat are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%. Miami is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as the listed favorite.
Projected Score: 107 (OVER-Total of the Day)
Heat are 2-5 ATS last 7 games as a home favorite.
Over is 10-3 last 13 games against the Western Conference.
MAVERICKS: (-3.5, O/U 210.5) Dallas is in a battle with the Lakers for the 2nd best record in the Western Conference. Earning the #2 seed in the Western Conference is a huge advantage, so the Mavericks still have plenty to play for. The Mavericks are 47-19 SU and 35-29-2 ATS overall this season. Dallas has the best road record in the NBA at 23-9 SU. The Mavericks are also very profitable on the road, as they are 20-12 ATS. Dallas is averaging just over 100 PPG as a team, thanks to a 47.5% shooting percentage as a team, 4th best in the NBA. F Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 23.1 PPG while shooting a remarkable 52.8% from the field. 3 different Dallas starters are shooting better than 50% from the field this season. C Tyson Chandler is averaging 10.3 PPG and a team high 9.4 RPG this season. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road favorite up to 4.5 points. The Mavericks are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600%. Dallas is 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Wednesday games. The Mavericks are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games against the NBA Pacific. Dallas is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as the listed favorite. The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Projected Score: 113 (SIDE of the Day)
Mavericks are 5-1 ATS last 6 games playing on 0 days rest.
WARRIORS: Few teams in the NBA have a bigger disparity in home/road splits than Golden St. The Warriors are very competitive at home, where they are 21-13 SU and 18-16 ATS overall this year. For the season, Golden St. is 30-37 SU and 34-32-1 ATS overall. The Warriors are very exciting to watch, as they average 103.1 PPG while having one of the youngest nucleus of talent in the league. As a result, the Warriors have one of the strongest fan bases in all of professional sports. Golden St. has revenge on their minds, as they've lost the past 4 meetings against Dallas, dating back to 2009. The Warriors are 3-3 ATS as a home underdog between 3.5 and 6 PTS this season. G Monta Ellis is leading the Warriors in scoring this year, as he's averaging 24.7 PPG. Ellis is also averaging 2.2 SPG, 3rd most in the NBA. PG Stephen Curry is averaging 18.8 PPG and a team high 5.8 APG this year. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. Golden St. is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog.
Projected Score: 101
Warriors are 5-1 ATS last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%.
Under is 8-3 last 11 home games.
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