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Udog
12-08-2017, 08:22 AM
Trends and Indexes

Friday, December 8

Good Luck on day #341 of 2017!
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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Udog
12-08-2017, 08:22 AM
Armadillo: Friday's six-pack

Odds to win the college basketball national title in April:

16-1: Florida, Wichita State

14-1: Kentucky, Villanova

12-1: Kansas

11-1: Arizona

9-2: Michigan State

5-2: Duke


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Armadillo: Friday's List of 13: Clearing out a cluttered mind…….

13) Falcons 20, Saints 17— Strange game; both QB’s threw an INT in the end zone, with Brees’ critical turnover coming in the game’s last 2:00. Falcons were -2 in turnovers but won and are now 8-5, a game out of first place in NFC South. These teams meet again in Week 16.

12) Tuesday night, St John’s beat Grand Canyon 68-60 in a sloppily-played game in Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix. Kid named Keonta Vernon played 30:00 for the Antelopes, who are eligible for the NCAA tournament for the first time this season.

Vernon played his ass off; he had 15 rebounds; granted, the shooting in this game was awful so there were a lot of rebounds to be had, but Vernon looks like an NFL tight end. and goes after rebounds like he is one. Problem is, he shoots the basketball like a pro wrestler; he was 0-3 from the floor, 0-6 on the foul line.

Not often a guy grabs 15 rebounds in a game and doesn’t score a point.

11) Cleveland Browns fired GM Sashi Brown Thursday and announced that coach Hue Jackson will be back to coach the team next season.

Browns have four extra draft picks in the 2018 draft, so the next GM has a shot to add a lot of talent. My advice: Draft a bleepin’ quarterback!!!!

10) Washington State opened some eyes when they won the Wooden Legacy tournament over Thanksgiving weekend, but now the bubble has burst.

Coogs were 6-0 after upsetting St Mary’s and San Diego State in Fullerton, but since then, they lost to Cal-Davis at home and by 27 at Idaho. No bueno.

9) Tennessee hired Jeremy Pruitt as its new football coach; the 43-year old Pruitt has been a defensive coordinator the last five years, at Florida State-Georgia-Alabama.

8) There are 14 football teams in the SEC; Nick Saban obviously coaches Alabama. Of the other 13 teams, four of them are now coached by former Saban assistants.

7) Movie trivia: Did you ever see the 1976 movie Network, about a TV network trying for better ratings, starring Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall and William Holden?

A woman named Beatrice Straight played a character named Louise Schumaker in the movie. She was on camera for a total of five minutes, two seconds, but she earned the Academy Award for the best performance by a supporting actress.

Hers was the briefest performance ever to win an Oscar.

6) Senator Luther Strange, the man who has held a Senate seat in Alabama for the last ten months (his spot is being filled in next week’s special election), is 6-foot-9, making him the tallest US Senator ever.

5) Angels/Mariners are both maneuvering to sign free agent Shohei Ohtani; they both sent a prospect from the 2017 Draft to Minnesota, each receiving money from the Twins’ international slot money. Both teams are in a bidding war to entice Ohtani to play for them- that international slot money is the key in that bidding war.

4) Seattle Mariners traded for Dee Gordon and are going to move him to centerfield. Gordon is owed $40M+ over the next three years. Mariners also got international slot money from Miami, but they gave the Marlins three of their top 10 minor league prospects.

3) Cubs signed P Tyler Chatwood to a 3-year contract; Chatwood has to be really happy, going to a better team and getting the hell away from hitter-happy Coors Field.

2) I’ve got nothing against Roger Goodell, but $40M a year seems a little excessive.

1) Baseball’s Winter Meetings start Sunday in Orlando. In reality, next week is the start of the 2018 baseball season, when lot of moves will be made that will shape next season’s rosters.

Baseball season starts March 29, little earlier than usual, to create a few more days off during the season. March 31 figures to be a fun day, with the Final Four and a full day of baseball.

Udog
12-08-2017, 08:44 AM
NBA
Dunkel

Friday, December 8

Chicago @ Charlotte

Game 501-502
December 8, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Chicago
113.766
Charlotte
120.819
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Charlotte
by 7
200
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Charlotte
by 11
203 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Chicago
(+11); Under

Cleveland @ Indiana

Game 503-504
December 8, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Cleveland
119.626
Indiana
121.389
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Indiana
by 1 1/2
214
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Cleveland
by 3 1/2
220 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Indiana
(+3 1/2); Under

Denver @ Orlando

Game 505-506
December 8, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Denver
115.732
Orlando
120.314
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Orlando
by 4 1/2
223
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Orlando
by 1
218
Dunkel Pick:
Orlando
(-1); Over

Golden State @ Detroit

Game 507-508
December 8, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Golden State
131.249
Detroit
121.415
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Golden State
by 10
222
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Golden State
No Line
N/A
Dunkel Pick:
Golden State
N/A

Sacramento @ New Orleans

Game 509-510
December 8, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Sacramento
115.322
New Orleans
118.512
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
New Orleans
by 3
218
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
New Orleans
No Line
N/A
Dunkel Pick:
New Orleans
N/A

Dallas @ Milwaukee

Game 511-512
December 8, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Dallas
118.221
Milwaukee
122.354
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Milwaukee
by 4
212
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Milwaukee
by 7 1/2
202
Dunkel Pick:
Dallas
(+7 1/2); Over

Toronto @ Memphis

Game 513-514
December 8, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Toronto
123.655
Memphis
116.209
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Toronto
by 7 1/2
198
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Toronto
by 5
202
Dunkel Pick:
Toronto
(-5); Under

Boston @ San Antonio

Game 515-516
December 8, 2017 @ 9:35 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Boston
119.412
San Antonio
123.907
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
San Antonio
by 4 1/2
192
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
San Antonio
by 1
197
Dunkel Pick:
San Antonio
(-1); Under

Udog
12-08-2017, 08:45 AM
NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Friday, December 8

Chicago won its last three games with Charlotte; over is 5-2-1 in last eight series games. Bulls are 1-4 vs spread in last five visits to Charlotte. Bulls lost their last ten games; they’re 2-5-1 vs spread in last eight games as a road underdog. Six of their last nine games stayed under the total. Charlotte lost five of its last six games; they’re 7-1 as home favorites. Under is 4-1-1 in their last six games.

Cavaliers won seven of last eight games with the Pacers; they covered their last three visits here. Five of last six series games went over the total. Cleveland won its last 13 games; they’re 4-4 vs spread as road favorites. Under is 6-2-1 in their last nine games. Indiana won eight of their last 11 games; they’re 8-4 vs spread at home, 2-2 as home dogs. Under is 5-1-1 in their last seven games.

Denver won eight of its last ten games with Orlando; they’re 3-1 vs spread in last four visits to the Magic Kingdom. Over is 8-2 in last ten series games. Denver lost its last four road games; they’re 1-5 as road underdogs. Three of their last four games went over the total. Orlando is 3-2 in last five games after an 0-9 skid; they’re 1-5 as home favorites. Seven of their last nine games went over the total.

Golden State won 8 of last 10 games with Detroit; teams split last four. Warriors are 2-2 vs spread in last four visits to the Motor City. Last three series games went over total. Golden State won its last five games, covered its last four; they’re 8-7 as road favorites. Four of their last six games went over the total. Detroit lost its last four games; they’re 5-5 vs spread at home, 0-1 as home dogs. Their last four games stayed under the total.

Pelicans won eight of last ten games with Sacramento; Kings are 0-4 vs spread in last four visits to Bourbon Street. Three of last four series games stayed under. Kings lost three of their last four games; they covered last four games as a road underdog. Six of their last eight games went over the total. New Orleans lost four of their last six games; they’re 3-5 as home favorites. Last five Pelican games went over the total.

Dallas won nine of last ten games with Milwaukee (8-1-1 vs spread); four of last five series games stayed under. Mavericks are 3-1-1 vs spread in last five visits to Wisconsin. Dallas is 2-8 on the road; they covered four of last five games as a road underdog. Under is 7-4 in their last 11 games. Milwaukee won four of its last five games; they’re 4-5 as a home favorite. Five of their last seven games went over the total.

Toronto won six of last eight games with the Grizzlies; they’re 2-2-1 vs spread in last five visits to Memphis. Eight of last ten series games stayed under the total. Toronto won its last four games; they’re 2-3 vs spread as road favorites. Raptors’ last three games went over the total. Memphis lost 12 of their last 13 games; they’re 2-3 as home underdogs. Eight of their last ten games stayed under the total.

Spurs won nine of last ten games with Boston (7-3 vs spread); Celtics are 2-3 vs spread in last five visits to the Alamo. Last four series games went over the total. Celtics won 22 of their last 24 games; they’re 4-0 vs spread as a road underdog. Eight of their last ten games went over the total. San Antonio won six of its last seven games; they’re 7-5 as a home favorite. Under is 8-4 in their last twelve games.

Udog
12-08-2017, 08:49 AM
NBA

Friday, December 8

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Trend Report
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GOLDEN STATE @ DETROIT
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home

CLEVELAND @ INDIANA
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Cleveland

DENVER @ ORLANDO
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing Denver

CHICAGO @ CHARLOTTE
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
Chicago is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago

TORONTO @ MEMPHIS
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis's last 10 games

DALLAS @ MILWAUKEE
Dallas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Milwaukee
Dallas is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

SACRAMENTO @ NEW ORLEANS
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Sacramento's last 12 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games at home

BOSTON @ SAN ANTONIO
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 22-2 SU in its last 24 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


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Udog
12-08-2017, 10:25 AM
NBA
Long Sheet

Friday, December 8

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CHICAGO (3 - 20) at CHARLOTTE (9 - 14) - 12/8/2017, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 10-24 ATS (-16.4 Units) in December games over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO is 266-324 ATS (-90.4 Units) in the first half of the season since 1996.
CHICAGO is 10-23 ATS (-15.3 Units) on Friday nights over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO is 157-121 ATS (+23.9 Units) after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1996.
CHARLOTTE is 21-34 ATS (-16.4 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent over the last 2 seasons.
CHARLOTTE is 95-127 ATS (-44.7 Units) in home games versus poor offensive teams - scoring <=98 points/game since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHARLOTTE is 5-3 against the spread versus CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
CHARLOTTE is 4-4 straight up against CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CLEVELAND (18 - 7) at INDIANA (14 - 11) - 12/8/2017, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 4-15 ATS (-12.5 Units) as a favorite this season.
INDIANA is 214-160 ATS (+38.0 Units) on Friday nights since 1996.
INDIANA is 27-13 ATS (+12.7 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
INDIANA is 55-38 ATS (+13.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 27-13 ATS (+12.7 Units) on Friday nights over the last 3 seasons.

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

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DENVER (13 - 11) at ORLANDO (11 - 15) - 12/8/2017, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DENVER is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) in road games this season.
DENVER is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) in road games in the first half of the season this season.
ORLANDO is 44-62 ATS (-24.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 18-33 ATS (-18.3 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 4-15 ATS (-12.5 Units) after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
ORLANDO is 12-27 ATS (-17.7 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 106+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DENVER is 3-2 against the spread versus ORLANDO over the last 3 seasons
DENVER is 3-2 straight up against ORLANDO 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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GOLDEN STATE (20 - 6) at DETROIT (14 - 10) - 12/8/2017, 7:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 3-2 against the spread versus GOLDEN STATE over the last 3 seasons
GOLDEN STATE is 3-2 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SACRAMENTO (7 - 17) at NEW ORLEANS (13 - 12) - 12/8/2017, 8:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
NEW ORLEANS is 6-2 against the spread versus SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
NEW ORLEANS is 6-2 straight up against SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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DALLAS (7 - 18) at MILWAUKEE (13 - 10) - 12/8/2017, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DALLAS is 388-321 ATS (+34.9 Units) as an underdog since 1996.
DALLAS is 487-410 ATS (+36.0 Units) in road games since 1996.
DALLAS is 78-48 ATS (+25.2 Units) in road games in December games since 1996.
DALLAS is 162-126 ATS (+23.4 Units) in road games in the first half of the season since 1996.
DALLAS is 179-134 ATS (+31.6 Units) in road games after a non-conference game since 1996.
DALLAS is 269-219 ATS (+28.1 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
MILWAUKEE is 391-457 ATS (-111.7 Units) in home games since 1996.
MILWAUKEE is 258-314 ATS (-87.4 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.

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

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TORONTO (15 - 7) at MEMPHIS (8 - 16) - 12/8/2017, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MEMPHIS is 13-24 ATS (-13.4 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 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
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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BOSTON (22 - 4) at SAN ANTONIO (17 - 8) - 12/8/2017, 9:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN ANTONIO is 1017-889 ATS (+39.1 Units) in all games since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 814-692 ATS (+52.8 Units) as a favorite since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 519-434 ATS (+41.6 Units) in home games since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 25-9 ATS (+15.1 Units) in December games over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 56-33 ATS (+19.7 Units) in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
SAN ANTONIO is 342-269 ATS (+46.1 Units) after a non-conference game since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 339-279 ATS (+32.1 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.
SAN ANTONIO is 209-160 ATS (+33.0 Units) in home games after a win by 10 points or more since 1996.
BOSTON is 19-6 ATS (+12.4 Units) in all games this season.
BOSTON is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) in road games this season.
BOSTON is 19-6 ATS (+12.4 Units) in the first half of the season this season.
BOSTON is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) after 3 or more consecutive wins this season.
BOSTON is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN ANTONIO is 3-2 against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
SAN ANTONIO is 4-1 straight up against BOSTON 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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Udog
12-08-2017, 02:20 PM
NBA

Friday, December 8

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NBA Game of the Day: Celtics at Spurs betting preview and odds
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The Celtics have predictably cooled off, going just 4-4 ATS in thier last eight games after a 15-2-1 ATS start to the season. Boston is getting 2.5-points tonight in San Antonio as the Spurs play thier final game without Kawhi Leonard.

Boston Celtics at San Antonio Spurs (-2, 197.5)

The best road team in the Eastern Conference meets the top home team in the West when the Boston Celtics open a three-game road trip at the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. The Celtics won the last four of a five-game homestand, capped by Wednesday's 97-90 victory over Dallas, and won 10 of their last 11 road games since a season-opening loss at Cleveland.

Meanwhile, the Spurs claimed the first two on their three-game homestand to improve to 12-2 at AT&T Center, although coach Gregg Popovich isn't ready to make any dramatic proclamations. "Getting 30 assists is always wonderful," Popovich told reporters after his team did just that and shot 52.9 percent in a 117-105 win over Miami on Wednesday. "Then you sit down and start feeling good about it and you realize that Golden State does that every night. And you go 'OK, we've got a ways to go, don't get too excited.' But it is great to see." Boston had 25 assists on 36 baskets in its 97-90 win over Dallas, improving to 8-0 against the West. Kyrie Irving, who had 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting in a 108-94 win over the Spurs at home on Oct. 30, scored 23 to lead the offense against the Mavericks.

TV: 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, NBCS Boston, KENS 5 (San Antonio)

LINE HISTORY: The Spurs opened this exciting matchup as very slight 1-point home favorites and have been bet up to the current number of -2.5. The total hit the board at 197 and has been bet up slightly to 197.5.

POWER RANKINGS: Celtics (-9.8) - Spurs (-7.3) + home court (-3) = Spurs -0.5

INJURY REPORT:

Celtics - PF M. Morris (Probable Friday, knee), SF J. Brown (Questionable Friday, eye), SF G. Hayward (Out indefinitely, ankle).

Spurs - SG M. Ginobili (Probabel Friday, knee), J. Lauvergne (Questionable Friday, finger), SF K. Leonard (Out Friday, quadricep), SF K. Anderson (Late December, knee).

ABOUT THE CELTICS (22-4, 19-6-1 ATS, 13-13 O/U): Boston rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit in Wednesday's win despite playing without starting guard Jaylen Brown (eye) and occasional starter Marcus Morris (knee). Both players are considered questionable for Friday with guard Terry Rozier (12 points, season-high nine rebounds versus Dallas) and forward Daniel Theis (season-high 11 rebounds in 17 minutes) among those ready to fill the void. "Just covering for one another. We're a team. We're pros for a reason," Rozier told reporters Wednesday. "You put all that hard work in and you have to be ready."

ABOUT THE SPURS (17-8, 13-11-1 ATS, 10-15 O/U): While a Friday night matchup with the top team in the NBA will draw loads of attention, San Antonio fans will be looking ahead to Saturday's matchup at Phoenix, which could see the season debut of star forward Kawhi Leonard. The 26-year-old is working his way back from a nagging quadriceps injury and the San Antonio Express-News has reported that the Spurs hope to bring back the two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year when they begin a three-game road trip against the Suns. LaMarcus Aldridge has shouldered the load without Leonard in the lineup and led eight players in double figures with 18 points against Miami.

TRENDS:

* Celtics are 6-0 ATS in their last six games following a ATS loss.
* Spurs are 1-5 ATS in their last six games vs. Atlantic Division opponents.
* Over is 6-0 in Celtics last six road games.
* Under is 6-1 in Spurs last seven games following a ATS win.


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