Have not posted in nearly a month. NFL. was not good to me, and started out the CBB in the same manner. Just had to step back and get my head clear. Still was wagering, ( on a smaller scale) and alwats still checked the thread daily. Had a huge Super bowl day. Ravens and the over in a couple different ways, teased parlayed and straight, plus a sizeable bet on Pitta catchimg more than 3-passes. Best day in along while. Got nothing to share tonight, I'm playing some games, but nothing worth posting on a lock thread. Here's hoping we all come together and just produce winners. Lot of classy good people on this thread. GL. to you all tonight.
Charlotte is the leagues worst 1st quarter team. They trail by an average of 4.6 points overall and by 5.4 points on the road. Of their 22 road games this season, Charlotte has lead in the 1st quarter just four times three of which were either the first game of a road trip or in a single game road trip. Tonights game is their 4th of 5 on the road. They score the least and allow the most points in the entire league in the 1st quarter while Miami is among the NBA's best 1st quarter teams. I see no reason not to feel the numbers do not hold true tonight.
ND/Cuse under 131.5 large Cuse -8 small 1. Big East Big Monday games usually go under 2. ND will struggle to hit contested 3 point shots 3. Brey rarely has more than one player crash the offensive glass (however Knight and Cooley have done that last few games) 4. Brey usually slows the game down against more athletic teams and may even use the Burn tonight 5. ND will struggle to hit contested perimeter shots. 6. Cooley struggles vs length 7. ND handed Cuse their first loss last year on an ESPN gameday 8. ND is coming off an OT road win 9. Boeheim is a prick 10. This is an average ND 3 point shooting team. Connaughton and Biedsheid are streaky.
PS ... ND really struggles in this Saturday-Monday spot. Little opportunity for Brey to game plan.
Each week, we look back on the NBA betting scene and give you the best –and worst – basketball bets, as well as some spots to keep an eye on with the upcoming schedule.
Stats and records as of Feb. 3.
Dallas Mavericks (2-2 SU, 4-0 ATS)
The Mavs made some serious coin this week, covering in four straight including three on the road. Dallas was an underdog in all three of those games, improving to 16-10 ATS away from home. The Mavericks will be road dogs again in Oklahoma City Monday, especially if Dirk Nowitzki misses another game.
Orlando Magic (0-5 SU, 1-4 ATS)
Tough week for the Magic, playing five games in seven nights. Orlando took four of those five losses away from home, but did manage to salvage a cover in Saturday’s 107-98 loss at Milwaukee. The Magic, who are actually 13-9-1 ATS as guests, close out a five-game road swing in Philadelphia Monday.
New Orleans Hornets (1-4 SU, 4-1 over/under)
The soon-to-be Pelicans suffered away from New Orleans last week. The Hornets dropped four of five on the road, allowing an average of over 105 points per game in that stretch. New Orleans had a hard time keeping up with star guard Eric Gordon slowed by a nagging knee injury. He’s questionable versus the Suns at home Wednesday.
Washington Wizards (0-4, 0-4 over/under)
The Wizards have a hard enough time scoring on their own, let alone matching up with some of the NBA’s better defensive squads. Washington played under the number in all four games last week, visiting San Antonio, Memphis and Philadelphia. It also stayed below the total versus Sacramento, which posted an identical 0-4 over/under mark last week.
Scouting the schedule
Both the Lakers and Clippers are on extended road trips thanks to the Grammy Awards taking over the Staples Center. The Lakers wrap up a seven-game swing at Detroit, Brooklyn,
Boston and Miami while the Clippers visit Washington, Orlando, Miami and New York. The Los Angeles teams are a combined 18-26-1 ATS on the road as of Sunday.
Blazers TT over 94.5 we always seem to play shoot em ups against TWolves and with thier 3 guard lineup and big home win last game I can see them trying to push the pace and LaMarcus having a big game to get our TT over
Updating a previous item, Kevin Durant (ribs) is expected to play on Monday.
Durant was uncertain coming into Monday's action due to bruised ribs, but he'll be out there like usual, so make sure he's locked into your lineup.