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02/16/2011 9:04 PM
SPURS: San Antonio would loving nothing more than to head to the All Star Break with a season sweep of Chicago. The Spurs were swept in both regular season contests last year to the Bulls, so they would love to return the favor. The Spurs have the best record in the NBA at 46-9 SU. San Antonio currently has a 7.5 game lead over Dallas in the Western Conference. The Spurs are an impressive 34-19-2 ATS overall this season, one of the most profitable teams with a SU winning record in quite some time. The Spurs are 21-7 SU and 19-8 ATS in road games this year. San Antonio is 7-1 ATS as a road underdog of 3 PTS or fewer this season. The Spurs have 5 players averaging double figures in PPG this year, led by G Manu Ginobli. Ginobli is averaging a team high 17.9 PPG and 1.6 SPG this year. PG Tony Parker is averaging 17.3 PPG and a team high 6.8 APG this season. The Spurs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. San Antonio is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win. San Antonio is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The Spurs are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against the NBA Central. San Antonio is 37-18 ATS in their last 55 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
Spurs are 7-0 ATS last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%.
Under is 10-3 last 13 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
BULLS: (-2, O/U 190.5) Chicago has become an elite team in the NBA this season. The Bulls own the largest division lead in the league, 13 games in the Central Division. Chicago is 37-16 SU and 31-20-2 ATS overall this season. The Bulls are currently 2 games behind both Boston and Miami for the best record in the Eastern Conference. Chicago is 24-4 SU and 17-10 ATS in home games this year. Chicago is 19-17 ATS as the listed favorite this year, including 2-2 ATS as a home favorite of 3 PTS or fewer. PG Derrick Rose is a legitimate MVP candidate this year, as he's averaging team highs of 24.5 PPG and 8.2 APG this year. F Carlos Boozer is averaging 19.4 PPG and 10.1 RPG this season. The Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. Chicago is 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%. The Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. Chicago is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bulls are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. The Bulls are 18-7 ATS in their last 25 games playing on 1 days rest.
Bulls are 6-1 ATS last 7 games following a SU win.
Under is 7-0 last 7 games against a team with a winning SU record.
MAVERICKS: Dallas is one of the hottest teams in the NBA, as they've won 9 of their last 10 games SU. The Mavericks are 38-16 SU and 29-23-2 ATS overall this year. Dallas has been just as good on the road as they have at home this year. The Mavericks are 18-8 SU and 17-9 ATS on the road this season. Dallas is 7-1 ATS as a road underdog of 3 PTS or fewer this year. Dallas is averaging 98.2 PPG this year, with F Dirk Nowitzki the main reason why. Nowitzki is averaging a team high 22.6 PPG this season, while shooting better than 52% from the field. C Tyson Chandler is averaging 10.6 PPG and a team high 9.4 RPG this season while bringing a defensive toughness to his team. Defensively, the Mavericks are allowing opponents just 95.3 PPG this year. The Mavericks are currently in 2nd place in the Western Conference, trailing only San Antonio. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games games against a team with a winning SU record. Dallas is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Mavericks are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games against the NBA Pacific. Dallas is 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 road games against a team with a winning home record. The Mavericks are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest.
Mavericks are 5-1 ATS last 6 road games.
Over is 6-0 last 6 games against the Western Conference.
SUNS: (-1, O/U 207) Phoenix has won 7 of their last 10 games overall, and they are a team to watch in the 2nd half of the season. The Suns are playing with passion, especially on the defensive end. The Suns are desperate to move up from 10th place in the Western Conference. Currently, the Suns trail Utah by 2.5 games for the 8th and final playoff spot. Phoenix is 27-26 SU and 23-28-2 ATS overall this season. The Suns are 16-12 SU and 12-16 ATS in home games this season. Phoenix is 3-3 ATS as a home favorite of 3 PTS or fewer this year. Phoenix is averaging 105.1 PPG this season, 3rd most in the NBA. PG Steve Nash is averaging 16.9 PPG and a team high 11.3 APG this year. C Marcin Gortat is averaging 10.7 PPG and 8.1 RPG for Phoenix since coming over from Orlando in a trade. The Suns are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games against a team with a road winning percentage greater than .600%. Phoenix is 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games against the NBA Southwest. The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
Suns are 6-2 ATS last 8 Thursday games.
Under is 5-0 last 5 home games against a team with a road winning percentage greater than .600%.
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