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pm530
10-30-2009, 09:32 AM
Trends and Indexes

Friday, October 30

Good Luck on day #303 of 2009!

At this time the sports menu in this thread consists of the NBA, NHL, and CFL until their seasons are played out. Also, general sports news and notes will be posted here.

NFL trends are in the section: “NFL Trends and Indexes – Week 8 (11/1 - 11/2)”
>> Click on the first “Matchup Link” below. <<

College Football trends are in the section: “NCAAF Trends and Indexes - Week 9 (10/27 – 11/1)”
>> Click on the second “Matchup Link” below. <<

NOTE:
As information becomes available, we will attempt to post the trends and indexes as soon as possible.
Information is posted from what we believe are reliable sources.
Any opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the posting member or BettorsChat.

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Matchup Links

<a href="http://www.bettorschat.com/forums/members-picks/174329-nfl-trends-indexes-week-8-11-1-11-2-a.html"><b>NFL Trends and Indexes – Week 8 </b></a>

<a href="http://www.bettorschat.com/forums/members-picks/174324-ncaaf-trends-indexes-week-9-10-27-11-1-a.html"><b>NCAAF Trends and Indexes – Week 9 </b></a>

<a href="http://stats.bodog.com/NBA/matchups.asp?affid=533013-8D8C"><b>NBA Matchups</b></a>

<a href="http://stats.bodog.com/NBA/hotandnot/hotandnot5.asp?affid=533013-8D8C"><b>NBA Hot and Not</b></a>

<a href="http://stats.bodog.com/NBA/teamlist.asp?mode=injuries&affid=533013-8D8C"><b>NBA Injuries</b></a>

<a href="http://stats.bodog.com/NBA/referees/referees.asp?affid=533013-8D8C><b>NBA Referees</b></a>

<a href="http://stats.bodog.com/NHL/matchups.asp?affid=533013-8D8C"><b>NHL Matchups</b></a>

<a href="http://stats.bodog.com/NHL/hotandnot/hotandnot5.asp?affid=533013-8D8C"><b>NHL Hot and Not</b></a>

<a href="http://stats.newbodog.com/CFL/matchups.asp?affid=533013-8D8C"><b>CFL Matchups</b></a>

<a href="http://stats.newbodog.com/CFL/default.asp?affid=533013-8D8C"><b>CFL Stats Center</b></a>

<a href="http://stats.newbodog.com/CFL/hotandnot/hotandnot5.asp?affid=533013-8D8C"><b>CFL Hot or Not</b></a>

<a href="http://stats.newbodog.com/CFL/trends/TrendSheet.asp?affid=533013-8D8C"><b>CFL Trends</b></a>

<a href="http://stats.newbodog.com/CFL/newsweather/NewsWeatherSheet.asp?affid=533013-8D8C"><b>CFL News and Weather</b></a>

<a href="http://stats.newbodog.com/nascar/schedule/schedule.asp?affid=533013-8D8C"><b>NASCAR Schedules</b></a>

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pm530
10-30-2009, 09:33 AM
Daily Sports Roundup

Friday, October 30

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The T-Wolves host the Cavaliers, the Mavs battle the Lakers, and ranked West Virginia looks for a win against South Florida.

Colliding on the gridiron . . .

No. 20 West Virginia is at South Florida on Friday night in the lone college football game on the schedule. The Mountaineers (6-1 SU, 2-4 ATS) are coming off a 28-24 win over Connecticut in their last contest, with Noel Devine rushing for 178 yards and a touchdown in the victory. The Bulls (5-2 SU, 2-3 ATS) were embarrassed 41-14 by Pittsburgh last time out. Oddsmakers have West Virginia pegged as the 3-point road favorite for Friday, with the game's total at 48 points.

As well, there's one Canadian Football League game on tap for Friday, with Toronto (3-13 SU, 6-9-1 ATS) at Edmonton (7-9 SU, 5-11 ATS). The oddsmakers have the Eskimos listed as 7.5-point home favorites, with the total at 49.5 points.

Tipping off on the hardwood . . .

A busy night around the NBA on Friday sees 13 games on the schedule, including Cleveland at Minnesota. LeBron James and the Cavaliers are off to an 0-2 start to the season, dropping their opener to Boston and then falling to Toronto 101-92 on Wednesday night. James scored 23 points against the Raptors. The Timberwolves began their campaign with a 95-93 win over the Nets on Wednesday. Jonny Flynn had a team-high 18 points for Minnesota that game.

Also on the Friday schedule: New York at Charlotte, Milwaukee at Philadelphia, Washington at Atlanta, Oklahoma City at Detroit, Toronto at Memphis, Chicago at Boston, Orlando at New Jersey, Sacramento at New Orleans, Miami at Indiana, the Clippers at Utah, Golden State at Phoenix, and Dallas at the Lakers. The Mavericks were beaten 102-91 by the Wizards in their opener on Tuesday, while Kobe Bryant and company topped the Clippers 99-92 in their first contest.

Taking a trip around the rink . . .

Finally, there are 10 games on the NHL's schedule for Friday night, including Toronto at Buffalo. The Maple Leafs (1-7-2) were tagged with yet another loss last time out, falling 4-3 in overtime to the Stars on Wednesday night. Jonas Gustavsson stopped 32 of 36 Dallas shots in that contest. The Sabres (7-1-1) rolled to a 4-1 win over the Devils in their last game on Wednesday, with Ryan Miller making 31 saves and Clarke MacArthur scoring his fifth goal of the season.

Also on the ice on Friday: the Islanders at Washington, Pittsburgh at Columbus, the Rangers at Minnesota, Montreal at Chicago, Florida at Dallas, Vancouver at Anaheim, and Colorado at San Jose. The Avalanche (10-1-2) continued their torrid start with a 3-2 win over Calgary on Wednesday night, with Craig Anderson making 30 stops. The Sharks (8-4-1) won their third straight on Wednesday, topping the Kings 2-1 in a shootout. Patrick Marleau had his 10th goal of the year.

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pm530
10-30-2009, 09:33 AM
Six-pack for Friday

-- Last time Phillies played Bronx in World Series, in 1950, it ended October 7; baseball playoffs started on October 7 this season.

-- Mets fans I know are divided about who they're rooting for in the World Series. The more sensible ones are rooting for the Phillies.

-- Earlier this week. tickets for Viking-Packer game at Lambeau Field were going for as much as $1,400 a pop. Favre-nomics, I guess.

-- Georgia Tech won its last three games, scoring 37 ppg; the combined passing stats for Tech in those three games: 9-23/267 yards.

-- Favorite is 6-0 vs spread in Louisiana Tech's '09 football games.

-- Have NBA package for free until Tuesday; forgot how much I like watching Warrior home games and seeing Steve Nash playing for the Suns. Will I buy the NBA package? That's a question for next week.

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Friday's List of 13: Things I'm looking for this weekend.....

13) I'm off to the hallowed halls of the Ivy League Saturday morning, to see the Penn-Brown football game in Providence; buddy of mine is one of Brown's assistant coaches. Forecast of temps near 70 is sweet.

12) Texas is away from Austin for third Saturday in a row. Oklahoma State is a dangerous underdog in Stillwater Saturday night.

11) Can Temple win its sixth game in row and become bowl eligible? Can Duke win its third ACC game in a row? Can Idaho get win #7?

10) 6-2 Idaho is favored for second time in nine games over Louisiana Tech team; favorite is 6-0 vs spread in Tech's games this season.

9) Georgia's schedule was stupid-hard this year; will they give Florida a tough game after finally getting a bye? Gators waxed them 49-10 LY.

8) Central Michigan-Boston College will be a good game. Chippewas are no stiffs. Eagles play better at home, but went all out last week in a tight loss at Notre Dame, could let down here.

7) Oregon won its last six games, USC its last four. Trojans are on road for third time in last four weeks. Winner here probably wins Pac-10.

6) In the NFL, how will the 0-6 Titans play coming off a bye after their 59-0 beatdown in Foxboro? Vince Young is starting at QB, making this game even more interesting.

5) You have to have a lot of onions to lay points with 0-6 Titans or 1-5 Detroit this week. Lions' offensive coordinator is Scott Linehan, who was run out of St Louis after a horrendous stint as the Rams' coach.

4) 13 NFL games this week; seven games have spreads of less than four points, the other six games have spreads of nine or more points. Odd slate of games this week, some good rivalries being renewed.

3) 3-3 Ravens are favored over 6-0 Denver, with both teams coming off byes; Broncos had it going so well, not sure they needed a bye, while Ravens lost three in a row before the bye-- they definitely needed it.

2) Brett Favre returns to Lambeau Field Sunday as the enemy; how will the natives react? People in the midwest are normally polite. Normally. There isn't a lot about this game that is normal.

1) How many people in Philly Sunday will go to both Giant-Eagle game in afternoon and the World Series at night?

From: Armadillo
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pm530
10-30-2009, 09:39 AM
This Day in Baseball

On October 30 in Baseball History...

1911 - Clark Griffith is named manager at Washington, beginning a stand in the nation's capitol as manager, then owner, that will last until his death in 1955.

1945 - Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a contract with Montreal of the International League for 1946. Black pitcher John Wright also signs.

1956 - The Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group. They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961.

1963 - Sandy Koufax wins again. The Dodgers southpaw, who won 25 games and pitched 11 shutouts, outpolls Cardinals shortstop Dick Groat 237 to 190 for the NL MVP award.

1967 - Arthur Allyn announces that his White Sox will play nine games in Milwaukee in 1968. Chicago will become the first AL team to play regular season games outside its own city since 1905.

1974 - Catfish Hunter is named the AL Cy Young Award winner. He led the league with 25 wins and a 2.49 ERA.

1975 - Giants pitcher John Montefusco outpoints Expos catcher Gary Carter for NL Rookie of the Year honors.

1984 - Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins the AL Cy Young Award, edging fellow reliever Dan Quisenberry of the Royals. Hernandez was 9-3 with 32 saves and a 1.92 ERA.

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pm530
10-30-2009, 09:39 AM
NBA
Dunkel Index


Washington at Atlanta
The Wizards look to build on their 4-1 ATS record in their last 5 meetings in Atlanta. Washington is the pick (+7) according to Dunkel, which has the Hawks favored by only 5. Dunkel Pick: Washington (+7). Here are all of today's picks.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

Game 701-702: Milwaukee at Philadelphia
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee 114.405; Philadelphia 118.951
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 4 1/2; 198 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Philadelphia by 7 1/2; 195
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (+7 1/2); Over

Game 703-704: New York at Charlotte
Dunkel Ratings: New York 116.930; Charlotte 113.112
Dunkel Line & Total: New York by 4; 189 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Charlotte by 2 1/2; 195
Dunkel Pick: New York (+2 1/2); Under

Game 705-706: Washington at Atlanta
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 115.477; Atlanta 120.396
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 5; 199 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Atlanta by 7; 203
Dunkel Pick: Washington (+7); Under

Game 707-708: Chicago at Boston
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 116.654; Boston 126.596
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 10; 180
Vegas Line & Total: Boston by 12; 187
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (+12); Under

Game 709-710: Oklahoma City at Detroit
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma City 112.671; Detroit 118.631
Dunkel Line & Total: Detroit by 6; 187
Vegas Line & Total: Detroit by 5 1/2; 193 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-5 1/2); Under

Game 711-712: Miami at Indiana
Dunkel Ratings: Miami 120.489; Indiana 122.664
Dunkel Line & Total: Indiana by 2; 218
Vegas Line & Total: Indiana by 1; 210
Dunkel Pick: Indiana (-1); Over

Game 713-714: Sacramento at New Orleans
Dunkel Ratings: Sacramento 105.614; New Orleans 115.009
Dunkel Line & Total: New Orleans by 9 1/2; 195 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: New Orleans by 11 1/2; 198 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Sacramento (+11 1/2); Under

Game 715-716: Toronto at Memphis
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 118.957; Memphis 117.501
Dunkel Line & Total: Toronto by 1 1/2; 190
Vegas Line & Total: Toronto by 4; 195
Dunkel Pick: Memphis (+4); Under

Game 717-718: Cleveland at Minnesota
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland 125.676; Minnesota 114.574
Dunkel Line & Total: Cleveland by 11; 193 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Cleveland by 11 1/2; 187 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+11 1/2); Over

Game 719-720: Orlando at New Jersey
Dunkel Ratings: Orlando 126.969; New Jersey 117.747
Dunkel Line & Total: Orlando by 9; 192
Vegas Line & Total: Orlando by 9 1/2; 199 1/2
Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (+9 1/2); Under

Game 721-722: LA Clippers at Utah
Dunkel Ratings: LA Clippers 108.708; Utah 119.065
Dunkel Line & Total: Utah by 10 1/2; 198 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Utah by 9 1/2; 202 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Utah (-9 1/2); Under

Game 723-724: Golden State at Phoenix
Dunkel Ratings: Golden State 111.923; Phoenix 121.993
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 10; 233
Vegas Line & Total: Phoenix by 8; 227
Dunkel Pick: Phoenix (-8); Over

Game 725-726: Dallas at LA Lakers
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 123.401; LA Lakers 134.681
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Lakers by 11 1/2; 202
Vegas Line & Total: LA Lakers by 8 1/2; 204 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Lakers (-8 1/2); Under

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pm530
10-30-2009, 09:40 AM
NBA
Long Sheet


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MILWAUKEE (0 - 0) at PHILADELPHIA (0 - 1) - 10/30/2009, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 22-10 ATS (+11.0 Units) first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 6-1 against the spread versus MILWAUKEE over the last 3 seasons
PHILADELPHIA is 6-1 straight up against MILWAUKEE over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NEW YORK (0 - 1) at CHARLOTTE (0 - 1) - 10/30/2009, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHARLOTTE is 50-28 ATS (+19.2 Units) after scoring 85 points or less since 1996.
NEW YORK is 37-22 ATS (+12.8 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
NEW YORK is 26-15 ATS (+9.5 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHARLOTTE is 4-3 against the spread versus NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
NEW YORK is 4-3 straight up against CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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WASHINGTON (1 - 0) at ATLANTA (1 - 0) - 10/30/2009, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 32-48 ATS (-20.8 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 3-13 ATS (-11.3 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 5-3 against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
ATLANTA is 6-2 straight up against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CHICAGO (1 - 0) at BOSTON (2 - 0) - 10/30/2009, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 75-104 ATS (-39.4 Units) in road games first half of the season since 1996.
CHICAGO is 14-27 ATS (-15.7 Units) against Atlantic division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO is 8-21 ATS (-15.1 Units) off an upset win as an underdog over the last 3 seasons.
BOSTON is 118-86 ATS (+23.4 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
BOSTON is 41-23 ATS (+15.7 Units) first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
BOSTON is 53-36 ATS (+13.4 Units) after a win by 10 points or more over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 9-4 against the spread versus CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 10-4 straight up against CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
10 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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OKLAHOMA CITY (1 - 0) at DETROIT (1 - 0) - 10/30/2009, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DETROIT is 35-52 ATS (-22.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 13-30 ATS (-20.0 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 3-12 ATS (-10.2 Units) in home games in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 5-16 ATS (-12.6 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
OKLAHOMA CITY is 4-0 against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 3-1 straight up against OKLAHOMA CITY over the last 3 seasons
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MIAMI (1 - 0) at INDIANA (0 - 1) - 10/30/2009, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
INDIANA is 144-91 ATS (+43.9 Units) on Friday nights since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
INDIANA is 4-3 against the spread versus MIAMI over the last 3 seasons
INDIANA is 5-2 straight up against MIAMI over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SACRAMENTO (0 - 1) at NEW ORLEANS (0 - 1) - 10/30/2009, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW ORLEANS is 36-51 ATS (-20.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
NEW ORLEANS is 60-86 ATS (-34.6 Units) after a division game since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
SACRAMENTO is 6-1 against the spread versus NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
NEW ORLEANS is 4-3 straight up against SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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TORONTO (1 - 0) at MEMPHIS (0 - 1) - 10/30/2009, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MEMPHIS is 33-49 ATS (-20.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 3-1 against the spread versus MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
TORONTO is 3-1 straight up against MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
4 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CLEVELAND (0 - 2) at MINNESOTA (1 - 0) - 10/30/2009, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 57-40 ATS (+13.0 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 51-32 ATS (+15.8 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 22-11 ATS (+9.9 Units) first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 33-17 ATS (+14.3 Units) against Northwest division opponents since 1996.
MINNESOTA is 12-29 ATS (-19.9 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 8-21 ATS (-15.1 Units) in home games first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 1-10 ATS (-10.0 Units) in home games off an upset win as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CLEVELAND is 3-1 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
CLEVELAND is 4-0 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
4 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ORLANDO (1 - 0) at NEW JERSEY (0 - 1) - 10/30/2009, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ORLANDO is 63-44 ATS (+14.6 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 81-58 ATS (+17.2 Units) as a favorite over the last 3 seasons.
ORLANDO is 33-20 ATS (+11.0 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 23-10 ATS (+12.0 Units) first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) after allowing 105 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 48-32 ATS (+12.8 Units) after scoring 105 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
ORLANDO is 54-35 ATS (+15.5 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 9-25 ATS (-18.5 Units) in home games first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 28-45 ATS (-21.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ORLANDO is 4-3 against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
ORLANDO is 5-2 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
5 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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LA CLIPPERS (0 - 2) at UTAH (0 - 1) - 10/30/2009, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LA CLIPPERS are 34-50 ATS (-21.0 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
LA CLIPPERS are 56-82 ATS (-34.2 Units) as an underdog over the last 3 seasons.
LA CLIPPERS are 15-26 ATS (-13.6 Units) after allowing 105 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
UTAH is 53-35 ATS (+14.5 Units) in home games over the last 3 seasons.
UTAH is 27-12 ATS (+13.8 Units) in home games after scoring 105 points or more over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
UTAH is 6-1 against the spread versus LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
UTAH is 6-1 straight up against LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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GOLDEN STATE (0 - 1) at PHOENIX (1 - 0) - 10/30/2009, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
GOLDEN STATE is 48-76 ATS (-35.6 Units) as a road underdog of 6.5 to 9 points since 1996.
GOLDEN STATE is 5-16 ATS (-12.6 Units) in road games after scoring 105 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 195-239 ATS (-67.9 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHOENIX is 5-3 against the spread versus GOLDEN STATE over the last 3 seasons
PHOENIX is 5-3 straight up against GOLDEN STATE over the last 3 seasons
6 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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DALLAS (0 - 1) at LA LAKERS (1 - 0) - 10/30/2009, 10:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DALLAS is 209-149 ATS (+45.1 Units) after a non-conference game since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
DALLAS is 4-2 against the spread versus LA LAKERS over the last 3 seasons
LA LAKERS is 6-1 straight up against DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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pm530
10-30-2009, 09:41 AM
NBA
Write-up


Friday, October 30

NBA writeups will start when teams get a few games under their belt, probably early next week.

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pm530
10-30-2009, 09:41 AM
NBA


Friday, October 30

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. PHILADELPHIA
Milwaukee is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games
Milwaukee is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee

7:00 PM
NEW YORK vs. CHARLOTTE
New York is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of New York's last 19 games
Charlotte is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against New York
Charlotte is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against New York

7:30 PM
WASHINGTON vs. ATLANTA
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home

8:00 PM
CHICAGO vs. BOSTON
Chicago is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Chicago
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Chicago

8:00 PM
CLEVELAND vs. MINNESOTA
Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland

8:00 PM
MIAMI vs. INDIANA
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
Miami is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Indiana
Indiana is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Indiana is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

8:00 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY vs. DETROIT
Oklahoma City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
Oklahoma City is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oklahoma City

8:00 PM
ORLANDO vs. NEW JERSEY
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 9 games when playing New Jersey
New Jersey is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

8:00 PM
SACRAMENTO vs. NEW ORLEANS
Sacramento is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Sacramento is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
New Orleans is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Sacramento

8:00 PM
TORONTO vs. MEMPHIS
Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Memphis is 12-4-1 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Toronto
Memphis is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Toronto

9:00 PM
LA CLIPPERS vs. UTAH
LA Clippers are 6-19 ATS in their last 25 games on the road
LA Clippers are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road
Utah is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Utah is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers

10:00 PM
GOLDEN STATE vs. PHOENIX
Golden State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Golden State is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Phoenix is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State

10:30 PM
DALLAS vs. LA LAKERS
Dallas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
LA Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
LA Lakers are 22-3 SU in their last 25 games when playing at home against Dallas

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pm530
10-30-2009, 09:42 AM
NBA


Friday, October 30

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Pick ‘n’ Roll: Today's best NBL bets
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Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks (-6.5, 203)

“Agent Zero is back” was the headline to Washington’s season-opening win over the Dallas Mavericks, but bettors shouldn’t ignore the other story from the game: the Wizards have some ballers.

When Gilbert Arenas was last healthy, Washington was a team that lived and died with the production of its Big Three (Antawn Jamison, Caron Butler and Arenas). But the Wiz now boast a roster full of players capable filling the basket.

“We’ve got balance now. We’ve got a good team. You can’t load up on anybody anymore. That’s a beautiful thing,” Butler told the Washington Times.

Butler is speaking the truth. Washington backers know the club wouldn’t win too many games with Butler shooting 6-for-17 from the field and Jamison out of the lineup.

But Andray Blatche chipped in with 20 points and seven rebounds off the bench, replacing what Washington would normally get from Jamison. Coach Flip Saunders can also turn to Randy Foye and Mike Miller for double-digit point production.

Pick: Wizards +6.5


Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Hornets (-11.5, 198.5)

Tyreke Evans didn’t do much to dispel his critics who said he couldn't play the point in the NBA. The Kings first-round draft pick looked lost for most of his pro debut, unsure when to shoot and when to look for his teammates.

The former Memphis star finished with more turnovers (three) than assists (two) and didn’t enjoy a good shooting day either (5 for 16).

“He’s not used to having guys around him who can make plays and to help shoulder the load,” Kings center Spencer Hawes told the Sacramento Bee.

Translation: “Hey rook, pass the damn ball!”

Evans should watch his Friday counterpart closely. Hornets point guard Chris Paul will demonstrate the proper way to spread the rock around.

Pick: Hornets -11.5

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pm530
10-30-2009, 10:39 AM
NBA
Short Sheet


Friday, October 30

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MILWAUKEE at PHILADELPHIA, 7:00 PM ET
MILWAUKEE: 14-4 Under vs. Atlantic
PHILADELPHIA: 35-19 Under as home favorite

NEW YORK at CHARLOTTE, 7:00 PM ET
NEW YORK: 11-1 ATS Away off Away loss by 10+ points
CHARLOTTE: 9-2 Over after scoring 75 points or less

WASHINGTON at ATLANTA, 7:30 PM ET
WASHINGTON: 3-13 ATS vs. division
ATLANTA: 30-18 ATS off ATS win

CHICAGO at BOSTON, 8:00 PM ET ESPN
CHICAGO: 8-21 ATS off SU dog win
BOSTON: 8-0 Under off win by 30+ points

OKLAHOMA CITY at DETROIT, 8:00 PM ET
OKLAHOMA CITY: 25-13 Over as road underdog
DETROIT: 3-12 ATS in home non-conference games

MIAMI at INDIANA, 8:00 PM ET
MIAMI: 12-26 ATS off home win
INDIANA: 21-8 ATS off road loss

SACRAMENTO at NEW ORLEANS, 8:00 PM ET
SACRAMENTO: 6-1 ATS vs. New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS: 22-7 Under at home the total is between 195 and 199.5

TORONTO at MEMPHIS, 8:00 PM ET
TORONTO: 7-17 ATS vs. Memphis
MEMPHIS: 20-9 Under off non-conf game

CLEVELAND at MINNESOTA, 8:00 PM ET
CLEVELAND: 14-2 ATS off road loss
MINNESOTA: 1-14 ATS at home off SU win

ORLANDO at NEW JERSEY, 8:00 PM ET
ORLANDO: 13-4 ATS after allowing 105+ points
NEW JERSEY: 24-13 Over off ATS loss

LA CLIPPERS at UTAH, 9:00 PM ET
LA CLIPPERS: 56-82 ATS as an underdog
UTAH: 51-33 ATS as a home favorite

GOLDEN STATE at PHOENIX, 10:00 PM ET
GOLDEN STATE: 0-8 ATS Away if scored 60+ points 1st half last game
PHOENIX: 22-11 Over off an Under

DALLAS at LA LAKERS, 10:30 PM ET ESPN
DALLAS: 12-2 Under Away off DD SU loss as home favorite
LA LAKERS: 0-4 ATS at home vs. Dallas

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pm530
10-30-2009, 11:10 AM
NBA


Friday, October 30

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Tips and Trends
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Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers [ESPN | 10:35 PM ET]

Mavericks: Dallas has lost 33 of its past 36 road games to the Lakers. The Mavericks, however, have covered in their last five games against the Lakers at the Staples Center. The Mavericks are 6-2-1 against the spread in the last nine meetings versus Los Angeles. This has been a road team series with the visitor going 7-0-1 against the number. Dallas is 0-1 having lost 102-91 at home to Washington on Tuesday. The Mavericks shot just 39.5 percent from the floor. Dirk Nowitzki scored 34 points. Shawn Marion had 16 in his Dallas debut, but no other Maverick managed more than 13 points. Top reserve Jason Terry shot a miserable 4-for-15 from the field. Terry has averaged 23.5 points on 51 percent shooting from the field in his last six games against the Lakers. Josh Howard is out recovering from ankle and wrist injuries.

Dallas is 10-1 ATS the past 11 times when playing on two days rest.
The Mavericks are 13-3-1 against the number following a double-digit loss at home.

Key Injuries - Forward Josh Howard (wrist, ankle) is out.

PROJECTED SCORE: 98 (Side of the Day)

Lakers (-8.5, O/U 203.5): The Lakers overcame 41.2 percent shooting from the field to win, but not cover, against the Clippers on Tuesday, 99-92. The Lakers missed 13 of 17 3-point shots. Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and center Andrew Bynum contributed 26 points and 13 rebounds. Los Angeles didn’t have forward Pau Gasol, who is sidelined with a strained hamstring. Gasol averaged 21.5 points and 63.3 percent shooting from the floor in his last four games versus Dallas, but won’t play against them tonight. Ron Artest, playing in his first game as a Laker, held Clippers forward Al Thornton to four-of-11 shooting. The Lakers outscored the Clippers by 14 points when Artest was on the floor. Artest will be guarding Nowitzki. The Lakers have beaten the Mavericks six straight times, although none were decided by more than seven points. The under is 35-15-1 in the Lakers’ last 51 games.

The Lakers are 9-3 ATS when playing on two days rest.
The Under has cashed in 9 of the Lakers’ last 11 Western Conference games.

Key Injuries - Forward Pau Gasol (hamstring) is out.

PROJECTED SCORE: 106


NOTE: The “Total of the Day is in NCAAF

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pm530
10-30-2009, 11:14 AM
CFL
Dunkel Index


Toronto at Edmonton
The Argonauts look to build on their 9-2 ATS record in their last 11 meetings in Edmonton. Toronto is the pick (+7 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has Edmonton favored by only 4. Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+7 1/2). Here are all of this week's CFL picks.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

Game 251-252: Toronto at Edmonton
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 102.657; Edmonton 106.435
Dunkel Line: Edmonton by 4; 53
Vegas Line: Edmonton by 7 1/2; 49 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+7 1/2); Over


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31

Game 253-254: Saskatchewan at Hamilton
Dunkel Ratings: Saskatchewan 111.421; Hamilton 107.711
Dunkel Line: Saskatchewan by 3 1/2; 58
Vegas Line: Hamilton by 1; 55
Dunkel Pick: Saskatchewan (+1); Over

Game 255-256: Calgary at BC
Dunkel Ratings: Calgary 112.926; BC 113.131
Dunkel Line: Even; 48
Vegas Line: Calgary 1 1/2; 53
Dunkel Pick: BC (+1 1/2); Under


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Game 257-258: Winnipeg at Montreal
Dunkel Ratings: Winnipeg 109.241; Montreal 126.532
Dunkel Line: Montreal by 17 1/2; 49
Vegas Line: Montreal by 7; No Total
Dunkel Pick: Montreal (-7); N/A

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pm530
10-30-2009, 11:15 AM
CFL
Long Sheet


Week 18

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Friday, October 30
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TORONTO (3 - 13) at EDMONTON (7 - 9) - 10/30/2009, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TORONTO is 11-21 ATS (-12.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 11-21 ATS (-12.1 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 5-15 ATS (-11.5 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 4-14 ATS (-11.4 Units) off a division game over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 19-35 ATS (-19.5 Units) in road games revenging a loss versus opponent since 1996.
TORONTO is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) off a loss against a division rival over the last 2 seasons.
EDMONTON is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points this season.
EDMONTON is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) in all games this season.
EDMONTON is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) in all lined games this season.
EDMONTON is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) as a favorite this season.
EDMONTON is 5-14 ATS (-10.4 Units) when playing on a Friday over the last 3 seasons.
EDMONTON is 2-8 ATS (-6.8 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest this season.
EDMONTON is 3-14 ATS (-12.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 4-1 against the spread versus EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
TORONTO is 3-2 straight up against EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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Saturday, October 31
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SASKATCHEWAN (9 - 6 - 1) at HAMILTON (7 - 9) - 10/31/2009, 2:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SASKATCHEWAN is 135-103 ATS (+21.7 Units) in all games since 1996.
SASKATCHEWAN is 135-103 ATS (+21.7 Units) in all lined games since 1996.
SASKATCHEWAN is 91-55 ATS (+30.5 Units) as an underdog since 1996.
SASKATCHEWAN is 19-7 ATS (+11.3 Units) in road games over the last 3 seasons.
SASKATCHEWAN is 19-7 ATS (+11.3 Units) in road lined games over the last 3 seasons.
SASKATCHEWAN is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in road games when playing on a Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
SASKATCHEWAN is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) in road games in games played on turf over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SASKATCHEWAN is 4-1 against the spread versus HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
SASKATCHEWAN is 5-0 straight up against HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CALGARY (9 - 6 - 1) at BRITISH COLUMBIA (8 - 8) - 10/31/2009, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BRITISH COLUMBIA is 13-2 ATS (+10.8 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CALGARY is 6-4 against the spread versus BRITISH COLUMBIA over the last 3 seasons
CALGARY is 6-3 straight up against BRITISH COLUMBIA over the last 3 seasons
6 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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Sunday, November 1
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WINNIPEG (7 - 9) at MONTREAL (13 - 3) - 11/1/2009, 1:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
MONTREAL is 6-4 against the spread versus WINNIPEG over the last 3 seasons
WINNIPEG is 6-4 straight up against MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
6 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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pm530
10-30-2009, 11:15 AM
CFL
Write-up


Week 18 CFL games

Friday, October 30

Toronto (2-14) @ Edmonton (7-9)-- Eskimos lost four of last five tilts, but only win was 22-19 at Toronto two weeks ago (-4); they lost three in row at home by 1-3-3 points. Edmonton trailed at half in nine of last ten games. Argonauts lost 12 games in row, but are 3-3 vs spread in last six- they're 3-4 vs spread on road- both their wins came away from the Rogers Centre. Four of last five Edmonton games stayed under the total, as did five of Toronto's last seven.


Saturday, October 31

Saskatchewan (9-6-1) @ Hamilton (8-8)-- TiCats snapped a four-game skid last week in Toronto; they lost last two home games, allowing 80 points, after winning five of first six at home. Roughriders are 3-1-1 last five games; they beat Hamilton 33-25 (-5) back in Week 7, outrushing TiCats 214-31. Riders are 4-3-1 on road, with last three decided by total of six points-- five of their last six overall were decided by four points or less. Five of last seven Hamilton games stayed under the total.

Calgary (9-6-1) @ BCLions (8-8)-- Lions lost twice to Calgary this year, 48-10/27-18, running ball for 219-208 yards; they've covered last four games (3-1 SU), won four of last five home games, winning by 15-7-6-3 points. BC covered six of its last seven as an underdog. Stampeders are 6-2-1 in last nine games; they're 1-6 vs spread on road (3-4 SU). Under is 10-3 in Lions' last 13 games, 5-1 in Calgary's last six. Last four Lion games were all decided by three points.


Sunday, November 1

Winnipeg (7-9) @ Montreal (13-3)-- Winnipeg won four of its last five games; they're 5-3 vs spread on road. Calvillo didn't play last week, Als got ambushed 41-24 in Winnipeg, as Blue Bombers avenged 39-12/33-14 defeats to Montreal earlier in year. Loss ended 6-game Montreal winning streak- they're 8-0 at home, 4-4 as home favorite. Alouettes gave up 38-41 points in last two games, after allowing total of 41 points in previous four games. Six of last eight Montreal games stayed under the total.

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pm530
10-30-2009, 11:16 AM
CFL


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Trend Report
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Friday, October 30

9:00 PM
TORONTO vs. EDMONTON
Toronto is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Edmonton
Toronto is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Edmonton
Edmonton is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Edmonton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games


Saturday, October 31

2:00 PM
SASKATCHEWAN vs. HAMILTON
Saskatchewan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Saskatchewan is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Hamilton is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Saskatchewan
Hamilton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Saskatchewan

10:00 PM
CALGARY vs. BRITISH COLUMBIA
Calgary is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against British Columbia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games when playing on the road against British Columbia
British Columbia is 6-12-1 ATS in its last 19 games at home
British Columbia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home


Sunday, November 1

1:00 PM
WINNIPEG vs. MONTREAL
Winnipeg is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Winnipeg is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Winnipeg
Montreal is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Winnipeg

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pm530
10-30-2009, 11:23 AM
CFL


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Canadian Bacon: CFL Week 18 preview and picks
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Friday, October 30

Toronto Argonauts at Edmonton Eskimos (-7, 49.5)

Argonauts fans must feel like they are stuck in Groundhog Day, but without any trace of Bill Murray to make them laugh. The defense tries to keep it close at each game but the attack goes nowhere and the special units are pretty much invisible. Plagued by injuries in the last few weeks, the Eskimos D, the worst in the league, will breathe a little against the worst offensive attack. Even more so since head coach Bart Andrus might give the ball to rookie QB Stephen Reaves, a 24-year-old left-hander out of Southern Mississippi, to rest his No. 1 Kerry Joseph.

Opposing QB Ricky Ray, although leading CFL passers, has not been a shadow of himself since Kevin Strasser replaced Rick Worman as offensive coordinator and that could be a problem against one of the best defense in the league. The Eskimos are in a must-win situation to keep any hope of getting out of the West Division cellar and any chance they may still have of making the playoffs. Of course to achieve that they will also have to beat the Lions next week in Vancouver. The job of GM Danny Maciocia, whose team won’t host a playoff game in Edmonton for a fifth year in a row, may depend on it.

Pick: Edmonton -7


Saturday, October 31

Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton Tiger Cats (-1, 55)

The Tiger Cats have greatly improved since last year and are always tough to beat in front of their home fans in Hamilton where they have a 5-3 record. In their last two games, the OL didn’t give a single sack and the team committed only one turnover. Slowing down DE’s as aggressive as the Riders Stevie Baggs and John Chick might present a quite different challenge. These two are challenging each other for the lead in sacks this season. Baggs shares the lead with Lions Ricky Foley with 11 while Chick already made 10 sacks. This is almost enough to overlook the losses of two of the best Riders defensive players, halfbacks Eddie Davis (knee) and Lance Frazier (dehydration).

The Tiger Cats could have had a much better record since four of their nine losses ended with a margin of three points or less. But they are only 1-9 this season against teams with winning records. Tough luck because the Roughriders, who share the provisional first place in the West with the Calgary Stampeders, didn’t suffer a loss in their last three games and each time, they have put at least 32 points on the board. A win in Hamilton before squaring with Calgary in the regular-season finale for the pennant, would give the Roughriders a serious option on a title that eluded them since 1976 and that confers the privilege of hosting the western final. To achieve this, QB Darian Durant must avoid turning over the ball. He has already been picked 20 times this season.

Pick: Saskatchewan +1


Calgary Stampeders at B.C. Lions (+1.5, 53)

In the heat of a championship race the Stampeders can’t afford to lose against a Lions team they have beaten six times in a row. In the last two games, Henry Burris has been back at the top of his game, showing the stuff he did when he led Calgary to the last Grey Cup. Last time the Stampeders played the Lions, RB Joffrey Reynolds had fun at the expenses of the opposing front seven rushing for 151 yards. In two games against the Lions, Reynolds averaged 141 rushing yards per game.

Casey Printers is back, after 10 months of inactivity and both the Lions’ uniform and playbook suit him quite well. Last week, in a 33-30 loss to the Roughriders, Printers passed for more than 300 yards - not bad for someone who hadn’t played since November 2008. Of course, he can count on two of the best receivers in the CFL in Geroy Simon and Paris Jackson. Simon caught six passes from Printers last week for 142 yards. The Lions, who had more than their share of injuries (Only 40 percent of the team is considered healthy), have little chance of finishing in first place but they can hope to host the Western Division semifinal and that should be more than enough to give this team some extra motivation.

Pick: Calgary -1.5


Sunday, November 1

Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Montreal Alouettes (-7)

The Blue Bombers are coming to Montreal fired up after inflicting the Alouettes with a rare 41-24 loss - the Birds’ only loss to an East Division rival this year. It was a fourth win in five games for Winnipeg, which can now challenge for second place in the East and therefore host the division’s semifinal. The Blue Bombers will play their last regular season game at home against the Hamilton Tiger Cats. WR Adarius Bowman, who lost consciousness after violently hitting the ground while trying to catch a pass, is considered doubtful for this rematch. Without their star QB Anthony Calvillo and top defensive players like Davis Sanchez, Shea Emry and Diamond Ferri, the Alouettes where outplayed last Saturday in Winnipeg. Could it be that the coaching staff of both the Tiger Cats and the Bombers found some weaknesses in Montreal’s armor?

In the Alouettes’ locker room, the defensive squad swears they will finish the season strong and make people forget these two bad performances. Sanchez, Emry and Ferri will be back in the lineup but the Als will be without excellent DT Eric Wilson (knee) and their possible Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate Jerald Brown (groin), both of them possibly not returning before the East Final on November 22. But since Anthony Calvillo will also be back in action, the Bombers might find it quite difficult to repeat last week’s feat.

Pick: Montreal -7

Last Week 3-1, season 37-26-1

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pm530
10-30-2009, 11:54 AM
NHL
Dunkel Index


Montreal at Chicago
The Canadiens look to build on their 5-1 record in their last 6 meetings with Chicago. Montreal is the pick (+175) according to Dunkel, which has the Canadiens favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Montreal (+175). Here are all of today's picks.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

Game 51-52: NY Islanders at Washington
Dunkel Ratings: NY Islanders 10.655; Washington 12.105
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Washington (-250); 6
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-250); Over

Game 53-54: Pittsburgh at Columbus
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh 12.443; Columbus 11.445
Dunkel Line & Total: Pittsburgh by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Pittsburgh (-125); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-125); Under

Game 55-56: Toronto at Buffalo
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 10.472; Buffalo 13.439
Dunkel Line & Total: Buffalo by 3; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Buffalo (-185); 6
Dunkel Pick: Buffalo (-185); Under

Game 57-58: NY Rangers at Minnesota
Dunkel Ratings: NY Rangers 10.958; Minnesota 11.477
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 1/2; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 59-60: Montreal at Chicago
Dunkel Ratings: Montreal 11.854; Chicago 11.098
Dunkel Line & Total: Montreal by 1; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago (-185); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Montreal (+175); Over

Game 61-62: Florida at Dallas
Dunkel Ratings: Florida 10.399; Dallas 11.842
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas (-200); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Dallas (-200); Over

Game 63-64: Vancouver at Anaheim
Dunkel Ratings: Vancouver 12.048; Anaheim 10.447
Dunkel Line & Total: Vancouver by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Anaheim (-175); 6
Dunkel Pick: Vancouver (+165); Over

Game 65-66: Colorado at San Jose
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado 13.590; San Jose 12.633
Dunkel Line & Total: Colorado by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: San Jose (-180); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+170); Under

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pm530
10-30-2009, 11:55 AM
NHL
Long Sheet


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Friday, October 30
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NY ISLANDERS (2-5-0-4, 8 pts.) at WASHINGTON (8-3-0-1, 17 pts.) - 10/30/2009, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 19-4 ATS (+12.3 Units) in home games first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 6-3 (+2.1 Units) against the spread versus NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 6-3-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.5 Units, Under=-0.1 Units)

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PITTSBURGH (10-2-0-0, 20 pts.) at COLUMBUS (6-5-0-0, 12 pts.) - 10/30/2009, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
COLUMBUS is 16-11 ATS (+27.8 Units) on Friday nights over the last 3 seasons.
COLUMBUS is 13-5 ATS (+19.7 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
COLUMBUS is 72-55 ATS (+136.4 Units) in home games after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.
COLUMBUS is 94-97 ATS (+242.9 Units) after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game since 1996.
COLUMBUS is 26-25 ATS (+53.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
COLUMBUS is 16-6 ATS (+9.7 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 131-88 ATS (+14.7 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
COLUMBUS is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
COLUMBUS is 1-1-0 straight up against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.1 Units)

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TORONTO (1-8-0-1, 3 pts.) at BUFFALO (7-2-0-0, 14 pts.) - 10/30/2009, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TORONTO is 1-9 ATS (+12.8 Units) in all games this season.
TORONTO is 1-9 ATS (+12.8 Units) first half of the season this season.
BUFFALO is 194-133 ATS (-2.5 Units) vs. division opponents since 1996.
TORONTO is 255-245 ATS (+519.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
BUFFALO is 6-11 ATS (-7.5 Units) in a home game where where the total is 6 or more over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
BUFFALO is 10-4 (+3.9 Units) against the spread versus TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
BUFFALO is 10-4-0 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
8 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.8 Units)

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NY RANGERS (8-4-0-1, 17 pts.) at MINNESOTA (3-9-0-0, 6 pts.) - 10/30/2009, 8:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against the spread versus NY RANGERS over the last 3 seasons
MINNESOTA is 1-1-0 straight up against NY RANGERS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-0.1 Units)

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MONTREAL (6-6-0-0, 12 pts.) at CHICAGO (7-4-0-1, 15 pts.) - 10/30/2009, 8:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MONTREAL is 47-51 ATS (-19.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MONTREAL is 12-21 ATS (-13.7 Units) after allowing 4 goals or more over the last 2 seasons.
MONTREAL is 2-11 ATS (+14.2 Units) in road games after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO is 33-52 ATS (-33.2 Units) in home games on Friday nights since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
MONTREAL is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against the spread versus CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
MONTREAL is 2-0-0 straight up against CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.1 Units)

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FLORIDA (2-7-0-1, 5 pts.) at DALLAS (6-2-0-4, 16 pts.) - 10/30/2009, 8:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DALLAS is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
DALLAS is 19-31 ATS (-17.3 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
DALLAS is 8-17 ATS (-14.6 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DALLAS is 1-1-0 straight up against FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.1 Units)

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VANCOUVER (7-6-0-0, 14 pts.) at ANAHEIM (3-7-0-0, 6 pts.) - 10/30/2009, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VANCOUVER is 100-106 ATS (-45.5 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season since 1996.
ANAHEIM is 125-107 ATS (+0.1 Units) after a non-conference game since 1996.
VANCOUVER is 36-25 ATS (+64.3 Units) in road games on Friday nights since 1996.
ANAHEIM is 11-15 ATS (-13.4 Units) in home games first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
ANAHEIM is 0-6 ATS (-8.8 Units) in home games after 3 or more consecutive overs over the last 3 seasons.
ANAHEIM is 10-15 ATS (-15.7 Units) in home games after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
VANCOUVER is 5-3 (+2.3 Units) against the spread versus ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
VANCOUVER is 5-3-0 straight up against ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.2 Units)
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COLORADO (10-1-0-2, 22 pts.) at SAN JOSE (8-4-0-1, 17 pts.) - 10/30/2009, 10:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN JOSE is 21-3 ATS (+14.4 Units) in home games first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
SAN JOSE is 15-2 ATS (+12.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 10-3 ATS (+14.2 Units) in all games this season.
COLORADO is 10-3 ATS (+14.2 Units) first half of the season this season.
COLORADO is 16-14 ATS (+33.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 10-4 ATS (+5.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
SAN JOSE is 34-35 ATS (-17.0 Units) after a division game over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN JOSE is 6-3 (+1.4 Units) against the spread versus COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
SAN JOSE is 6-3-0 straight up against COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
6 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.1 Units)

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pm530
10-30-2009, 11:59 AM
NHL
Short Sheet


Friday, October 30

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NY ISLANDERS at WASHINGTON, 7:00 PM ET
NY ISLANDERS: 19-9 SU after 3+ consecutive unders
WASHINGTON: 20-8 SU as a home favorite of -200 or higher

PITTSBURGH at COLUMBUS, 7:00 PM ET
PITTSBURGH: 2-6 SU after a win by 5+ goals
COLUMBUS: 13-5 SU in non-conference games

TORONTO at BUFFALO, 7:30 PM ET
TORONTO: 1-9 SU in all games
BUFFALO: 6-0 SU when playing only their 2nd game in 5 days

NY RANGERS at MINNESOTA, 8:00 PM ET
NY RANGERS: N/A
MINNESOTA: N/A

MONTREAL at CHICAGO, 8:30 PM ET
MONTREAL: 12-21 SU after allowing 4+ goals
CHICAGO: 27-10 SU as a home favorite of -200 or less

FLORIDA at DALLAS, 8:30 PM ET
FLORIDA: 11-4 SU AWAY after having lost 6 or 7 of their last 8
DALLAS: 2-10 SU off a home win scoring 4+ goals

VANCOUVER at ANAHEIM, 10:00 PM ET
VANCOUVER: 33-24 SU AWAY on Friday nights
ANAHEIM: 0-5 SU after playing a home game

COLORADO at SAN JOSE, 10:30 PM ET
COLORADO: 7-0 SU when playing their 3rd game in 5 days
SAN JOSE: 11-10 SU off a win by 1 goal over a division rival

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pm530
10-30-2009, 12:04 PM
NHL
Write-up


Friday, October 30

Hot Teams
-- Washington won last six games, allowing 14 goals.
-- Penguins won ten of their last twelve games.
-- Sabres won last three games, allowing five goals. Maple Leafs lost nine of their first ten games.
-- Blackhawks won five of their last seven home games. Canadiens won four of their last five games.
-- Dallas Stars won three of their last four games.
-- Canucks won last four games, allowing total of four goals.
-- Colorado won four in row, eight of last nine games. Sharks won five of their last six games.

Cold Teams
-- Islanders lost nine of their first eleven games.
-- Blue Jackets lost four of their last five games.
-- Minnesota lost eight of its last ten games. Rangers lost four of five.
-- Florida lost four in row, eight of last nine games.
-- Ducks lost their last four games, outscored 21-9.

Series Records
-- Islanders lost their last five games against Washington.
-- Sabres won five in row, eight of last ten against Toronto.
-- Home side won last three Ranger-Minnesota games.
-- Home side won last two Montreal-Chicago games.
-- Canucks are 5-3 in last eight games against Anaheim.
-- Sharks won six of last seven games against Colorado.

Totals
-- Last three Islander games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Columbus games stayed under the total.
-- Four of five Toronto road games went over the total.
-- Five of last six Minnesota games stayed under the total; four of last five Ranger games went over.
-- Five of last six Chicago games stayed under the total.
-- Eight of last eleven Dallas games went over the total.
-- Last five Vancouver games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last eight Colorado games stayed under the total. the last three Anaheim games went over the total.

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pm530
10-30-2009, 12:05 PM
NHL


Friday, October 30

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
NY ISLANDERS vs. WASHINGTON
NY Islanders are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 6 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
Washington is 3-11 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against NY Islanders

7:00 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. COLUMBUS
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Columbus's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh

7:30 PM
TORONTO vs. BUFFALO
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Buffalo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

8:00 PM
NY RANGERS vs. MINNESOTA
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
NY Rangers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing NY Rangers

8:30 PM
FLORIDA vs. DALLAS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games when playing Dallas
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dallas's last 11 games

8:30 PM
MONTREAL vs. CHICAGO
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 11 games at home

10:00 PM
VANCOUVER vs. ANAHEIM
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games when playing Anaheim
Vancouver is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Anaheim is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Anaheim is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

10:30 PM
COLORADO vs. SAN JOSE
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
San Jose is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado

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pm530
10-30-2009, 12:06 PM
NHL


Friday, October 30

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Ice picks: Today's best NHL bets
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Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets (+108, 5.5)

Looks like the defending champs are going to have to fight through another big injury. News broke Thursday afternoon that All-Star forward Evgeni Malkin will miss the next two weeks because of a shoulder strain.

This puts Pittsburgh down two of its best players. Defenseman Sergi Gonchar is already on the shelf with a wrist injury.

Of course it’s not like Pittsburgh is starless. Captain Sidney Crosby reminded NHL fans just how dominant he can be after notching a hat trick against the Habs Wednesday night.

Columbus, with the advantage of the last change, will send out its checking line every time Crosby touches the ice. Look for the Jackets to have an easier time containing Pittsburgh’s offensive attack on Friday.

Pick: Under 5.5


Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks (-177, 5.5)

The Avs have a league-high 22 points and have won eight of their last nine games, six of which were on the road. Despite their blazing hot start, bookmakers aren’t moving their odds dramatically. Colorado has been an underdog in all but one of its games this season.

Of course, there are good reasons no one saw this kind of streak coming from the Avalanche. They finished at the bottom of the standings last season and didn’t make any waves with free agent signings in the offseason.

They’re getting the job done with overachieving youngsters and a goalie standing on his head.

Craig Anderson is making the most of his first chance to be a starting goalie in the NHL. He’s already registered two shutouts for the Avs and is at the top of the league in goals against average (1.97) and save percentage (.940).

“He’s giving everyone here confidence,” Colorado defenseman Kyle Quincey told the Denver Post. “You know if you make the odd mistake, he’s there to back you up. He’s playing unbelievable.”

Why not ride the hot goalie?

Pick: Colorado +163

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pm530
10-30-2009, 02:15 PM
Len’s Top Five

Friday, October 30

Len's Top 5

TGIF everyone, here's my Top 5 for October 30, 2009 from Len Berman Sports.

1. Quick Hits

The Yankees win game 2, 3-1 and even the World Series at 1 game apiece.

Today is an off day. The World Series resumes tomorrow night in Philadelphia. 7:57pm ET FOX

Martina Navratilova takes Andre Agassi to task and equates him with Roger Clemens for lying about drug use.

FOX will use a "Favre-cam" to follow Brett Favre's every move in his return to Green Bay on Sunday. Not to be outdone, CBS will employ a "barf-cam" to check out what Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is eating on the sidelines.


2. Game 2

So what are Yankee fans focusing on today? A.J. Burnett's game winning pitching performance or A-Rod? Human nature being what it is, Yankee fans know that A-Rod has struck out 3 times in each World Series game, but they couldn't tell you how many strikeouts A.J. Burnett recorded last night. (9) Before the game, Commissioner Bud Selig said he's not in favor of expanding instant replay. And then his umps went out and blew another call. But the biggest headline is that the World Series will go at least 5 games. It hasn't gone 6 in 6 years. Could this be the year for a real "Fall Classic?"

3. Sportsmanship

A big controversy in France. A mostly Muslim soccer team refused to play a team that welcomes gay soccer players. Of course we know about Iranian athletes who wouldn't compete against Jews. So I guess we gotta change all those baseball cards to include religion and sexual persuasion. Or maybe we just gotta ban the bigots.

4. Friday Mailbag

As for this World Series being the Mets fan's worst nightmare (the two teams they hate the most,) J.B. pointed out to me on Facebook that "As a diehard Yankee fan, I faced the same dilemma in 1986. (Mets vs Red Sox)"
Editor's Note: Touche

I wasn't alone in my dislike for the Jets throwback jerseys. B.V. wrote: "As an original ground crew worker for the NY Titans I cringe every time I see the Jets wear those throwback jerseys." As for quarterback Mark Sanchez eating a hot dog on the bench during the game, G.C. writes: "I guess right now the public doesn't think he's a proven wiener."
Editor's Note: Oy.

R.B. writes "Perhaps the cracks in the ramps at Yankee Stadium were caused by the excess weight of the moneybag players."
Editor's Note: Or the fans who had to carry cash to buy stuff at the game!

C.F. has some advice for the new Cardinals hitting coach. "Hopefully Mark McGwire will show Cardinal hitters how to grip a bat and not how to grip a syringe."
Editor's Note: Hey buddy, leave the cynicism to me.

And the Soupy Sales remembrances just keep coming. A couple of you passed along this gem. "Soupy writes the letter 'F' on a chalkboard. He asks White Fang what letter it is? Fang answers 'K'. After three Fang replies that it's 'K', Soupy gives up & asks Fang, 'Why is it every time I write F you see 'K'?"

5. The Devil is in the Details

An animal rights group has forced a town in New Zealand to cancel its annual dead rabbit-throwing contest. They complained it sent the wrong message to kids. The contest is held each year to coincide with the annual pig hunt. Hey killing defenseless animals is fine and dandy. Just don't go tossing 'em around.

Happy Birthday: Super Bowl champion coach Dick Vermeil (Rams). 73.
Bonus Birthday: "The Fonz," Henry Winkler. 64.

Today in Sports: A perfect strike. President George W. Bush throws out the first pitch before game 3 of the World Series, less than 2 months after 9/11. 2001.
Bonus Event: "Martians land in New Jersey!" Orson Welles presents "The War of the Worlds" on radio. Thousands thought it was a true story. 1938.

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