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    Celtics roll past 76ers in opener
    October 16, 2018


    BOSTON (AP) The Celtics will need time to figure out how to get the most out of their loaded roster this season.

    It didn't stop them from picking up their first victory on a night they celebrated the official return of their two biggest stars.

    Jayson Tatum had 23 points and nine rebounds, and the Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.

    Boston won despite shooting just 43 percent (42 of 97) from the field and 30 percent from the 3-point line (11 of 37). But the Celtics' struggles didn't dampen the mood inside TD Garden for the return to regular-season action for Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving.

    Hayward said it was ''amazing'' to be back out there.

    ''My adrenaline was pumping those first three or four minutes,'' Hayward said. ''I think everybody's adrenaline was pumping. It was sloppy at first. It was great just to be out there. It was a big step for me.''

    Marcus Morris added 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Al Horford had nine points and five blocks.

    The Celtics survived a lethargic start and rough shooting night but rallied to lead by as many as 18 in the second half.

    Including the playoffs, Boston has won 10 straight games at home over Philadelphia, which it defeated in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season.

    Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Ben Simmons finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists.

    Embiid made it clear afterward the 76ers have a way to go to be on the Celtics' level.

    ''This not a rivalry,'' he said. ''I don't know our record against them. But it's pretty bad. They always kick our ass. So this is not a rivalry.''

    Hayward played in his first game since undergoing surgery and more than 10 months of rehabilitation for the gruesome left ankle injury he suffered five minutes into last year's season opener.

    He received an extended ovation from the home crowd during a pregame introduction that included a video montage of his rehab process.

    Irving was also back following a pair of surgeries on his left knee that caused him to miss the end of the regular season and playoffs.

    After receiving loud ovations during pregame introductions, Irving and Hayward both had sluggish starts.

    Hayward missed his first four shots before making back-to-back jumpers. Irving missed his first nine attempts from the field. He didn't score until finally connecting on a pair of free throws early in the third quarter.

    They shot a combined 6 for 26 for the game. Hayward finished with 10 points and five rebounds in 25 minutes. Irving had seven points and seven assists.

    The Celtics missed seven of their first 10 shots and the Sixers started just 4 for 11. The Sixers also committed 11 first-half turnovers that led to 10 Celtics' points.

    Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he isn't worried.

    ''If we can guard like that, we've got a chance to be decent,'' he said.

    TIP-INS

    76ers: Outscored the Celtics 50-34 in the paint. ... Jerryd Bayless (left knee), Wilson Chandler (strained left hamstring), and Mike Muscala (sprained left ankle) all sat out.

    Celtics: Have won 15 of last 17 regular-season meetings with 76ers. ... Outrebounded the 76ers 55-47.

    TURNING POINT

    Boston got some distance in the second half thanks largely to its bench, which outscored its Philadelphia counterparts 44-26. The Celtics opened the second half on a 14-5 run, hitting five of their first seven shots.

    ''We're all just unselfish,'' said Terry Rozier, who finished with 11 points and eight rebounds. ''The depth, that's the most special part about this team.''

    FULTZ STARTS

    One of the biggest changes for Philadelphia entering the new season is the insertion of second-year guard Markelle Fultz into the starting lineup.

    The No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft, he missed 68 games with a shoulder injury and was plagued by shooting issues and confidence problems.

    Fultz finished with five points, three rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes.

    UP NEXT

    76ers: Host the Bulls on Thursday.

    Celtics: Visit the Raptors on Friday.
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    Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Thunder in festive opener
    October 16, 2018


    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet.

    On a festive night of celebration as another championship banner went up, Curry brought his usual flair and dazzle. Kevin Durant did all of the little things, too.

    Curry had 32 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Durant added 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors opened their quest for a three-peat by holding off the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-100 on Tuesday night.

    ''I love who we are, game 1 of 82,'' Durant said. ''Just keep grinding.''

    Golden State needed a strong fourth quarter after the two-time defending champions received their 2018 rings in a pregame ceremony shortly before tipoff and began the final season at Oracle Arena before a move across San Francisco Bay to new Chase Center .

    ''It's a great move for the organization. We know that but this place is special, so we want to make sure this is a special season,'' coach Steve Kerr said.

    Klay Thompson shot just 5 of 20 for 14 points while center Damian Jones scored 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting for the Warriors in his first career start and 26th game.

    Kerr knows his players are still getting in shape and looked tired, saying: ''We didn't look much like ourselves. It's not surprising either. We need a couple more weeks.''

    Paul George scored 27 points for the Thunder, who struggled to find an offensive groove while missing star Russell Westbrook because of knee surgery last month.

    Oklahoma City trailed by 10 at the break then came out of halftime making 9-of-12 shots to go ahead 69-66 before the Warriors rallied.

    Versatile Warriors All-Star Draymond Green, limited during the preseason by a sore knee, wound up with two points, 13 rebounds and five assists in nearly 33 minutes. Kerr plans to monitor his minutes in the early games.

    ''He told me if you look tired, I'm taking you out, so, maybe I'll try to hide it,'' Green joked at morning shootaround.

    Curry, who shot 11 for 20 with five 3s, notched 17 30-point performances during his injury-shortened 2017-18 season.

    These teams met in a season opener for the first time - though the Warriors won on the road against the Seattle SuperSonics in 1983.

    Golden State lost last year's opener at Oracle after a title run, 122-121 to the Rockets.

    TIP-INS

    Thunder: OKC started 1 for 9, missing its initial three 3-point tries, and went 6 of 23 in the opening period (1 for 9 on 3s). ... The Thunder were outrebounded 57-46 but grabbed 16 on the offensive glass. ... C Steven Adams started after he had been questionable with lower back stiffness.

    Warriors: Andre Iguodala experienced left calf tightness and played 10 minutes, all in the first half. ... Reserve G Shaun Livingston, who had been questionable with right foot soreness, played 14 minutes. ... The Warriors placed the three trophies from recent titles near the employee entrance so they could pose for photos before going to work. ''One of the hallmarks of our organization is everybody matters, everybody is pulling in the same direction,'' Kerr said. ... Two-way F Alfonzo McKinnie made his Warriors debut as the first former Wisconsin-Green Bay player for Golden State. Then in the fourth, Jonas Jerebko made his debut to become the first Swedish-born player to appear for the Warriors.

    MOMENT OF SILENCE

    The Warriors showed a photo of late Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen on the big screen wearing a Portland hat, offering a tribute and moment of silence. Allen, a Microsoft co-founder who also owned the Seattle Seahawks, died Monday in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to his company Vulcan Inc. He was 65.

    ROCK THE VOTE

    Kerr encouraged fans to register to vote in a (hash)RockTheVote message on the scoreboard, while the Warriors also did so on social media with Twitter and Facebook posts.

    THE RINGS

    Players' rings - what the team said are the first reversible championship rings ever - were lowered from the rafters with blue and yellow lightsabers.

    Kerr called them ''obscenely beautiful'' and noted he much prefers the banner raising for its significance.

    At the end of the ceremony, Curry took the microphone and called out longtime equipment manager and director of team operations Eric Housen to receive his ring in a lovely gesture to someone so important to the operation behind the scenes.

    Recently retired big man David West, part of the last two title teams, sat courtside and received his ring.

    Representatives from each of the franchise's championship seasons were on hand for the festivities.

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    Warriors: At Utah on Friday.
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    SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2018
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    7:05 PM Brooklyn Nets Detroit Pistons Little Caesars Arena
    7:05 PM Memphis Grizzlies Indiana Pacers Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    7:05 PM Miami Heat Orlando Magic Amway Center
    7:05 PM Milwaukee Bucks Charlotte Hornets Spectrum Center
    7:35 PM Atlanta Hawks New York Knicks Madison Square Garden
    7:35 PM Cleveland Cavaliers Toronto Raptors Scotiabank Arena
    8:05 PM New Orleans Pelicans Houston Rockets Toyota Center
    8:35 PM Minnesota Timberwolves San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center
    10:05 PM Utah Jazz Sacramento Kings Golden 1 Center
    10:35 PM Dallas Mavericks Phoenix Suns Talking Stick Resort Arena
    10:35 PM Denver Nuggets Los Angeles Clippers Staples Center


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    NBA October's Opinions & Best Bets

    DATE W-L-T % UNITS

    10/16/2018 1-3-0 25.00% -11.50


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    Best Bets:

    DATE........................ATS................... .UNITS...............O/U..................UNITS...............TOTAL

    10/16/2018.............0 - 2....................- 11.00..............1 - 1.................- 0.50................-11.50
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    Wednesday’s six-pack

    Six top college football teams, in terms of Las Vegas bookmakers’ ranking:

    — Alabama 137.3

    — Clemson 128.3

    — Ohio State 127.1

    — Michigan 124.8

    — Georgia 124.0

    — Oklahoma 123.8

    Quote of the Day
    “I wish he would create the headlines by his play on the field as opposed to what he says and what he does off the field. I think he needs to do a little more playing and a little less talking.”
    New Jersey Giants owner John Mara, talking about WR Odell Beckham

    Wednesday’s quiz
    Raiders drafted LB Khalil Mack with the 5th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft; which current starting QB was the 3rd pick in the draft that year?

    Tuesday’s quiz
    Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was the coach of the San Francisco 49ers last time they made the playoffs, in 2013.

    Monday’s quiz
    Jets beat the Baltimore Colts 16-7 when they won their only Super Bowl title.

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    Wednesday’s List of 13: Mid-week musings…….

    13) Buffalo Bills’ rookie QB Josh Allen has an injured elbow, may need Tommy John surgery, which would obviously finish him for this season; best-case scenario is that he’ll miss several weeks, which leaves newly-signed Derek Anderson or Nathan Peterman as the new starter.

    Word out of Buffalo is that the Bills’ players don’t want Peterman playing, probably because they prefer winning- he’s thrown 10 INT’s in 82 career passes.

    12) Ohio State’s star DE Nick Bosa has withdrawn from college and will prepare for next spring’s NFL Draft; Bosa was injured anyway and probably wouldn’t have returned until next month at the earliest, so the announcement wasn’t a big surprise.

    11) Tampa Bay Buccaneers told defensive coordinator Mike Smith to take a hike Monday, after Bucs allowed 40-21-30-48-34 points in their first five games. Only once in five games did the Bucs hold an opponent under 8.2 yards/pass attempt- they had zero takeaways in their last two games, just five for the season (-7 TO ratio).

    10) Not only are Titans-Chargers playing in England Sunday, they’re playing at 9:30am ET, which is 6:30am for Charger fans in California. Whats the point of that?

    Last week’s Colorado-USC game ended around 2:20am ET; if that happens again this week, not a lot of time to sleep before the 9:30 kickoff. Guess I’ll just have to sleep faster.

    9) David Price allowed four runs in less than five innings Sunday night, and got a standing ovation as he walked to the dugout; the bar isn’t real high for Price these days in Beantown.

    8) This is the definition of a bad day:

    Police in Bristol, TN say a 76-year old man was run over with a lawn mower while trying to kill his son with a chainsaw- the older man had to have his leg amputated.

    Can’t we all just get along?

    7) Teddy Valentine is out as a Big 14 basketball ref; he’ll still work AAC, ACC and SEC games, but a guy who has worked 28 NCAA tournaments and 10 Final Fours isn’t good enough anymore to work in the Big 14.

    6) 20 years ago, when he was coaching the Lakers, Pat Riley trademarkedthe term “three-peat,” so if Golden State wins its third straight NBA title next spring, Riley will cash in on it, too.

    There have been three “3-peats” since Riley trademarked the term; the Jordan-Bulls did it twice, and the Shaq-Kobe Lakers did it, too.

    Random stats: Warriors led the NBA last year, making 39.1% of their 3’s and 81.5% of their foul shots.

    5) Derek Carr threw 31 passes for Oakland Sunday in their 27-3 loss to Seattle in London; only five of those 31 passes travelled more than five yards downfield, and he completed only two of those five passes. No bueno.

    4) Josh McCown and Julius Peppers are the only two players still active from the 2002 NFL Draft.

    3) I don’t give a rat’s ass about the royal family, and I’m not sure why anyone does. The young lady who recently married the prince was on one of my favorite TV shows, Suits. Still don’t care about the royal family; what exactly do they even do?

    2) Interesting how crew chiefs are behind the plate for Games 3, 7 for divisional series, then World Series; Joe West doing the plate for Game 7 of the ALCS could be good theater.

    1) Patriots set an NFL record Sunday night; they’re the first team in the Super Bowl era to not punt or commit a penalty in an entire game- they scored 43 points at home but still couldn’t cover the spread. Awesome.
    Remember the 3 G's Gambling, Golf, Girls not in any particular order.....

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    Wednesday, October 17


    Memphis @ Indiana

    Game 701-702
    October 17, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Memphis
    110.695
    Indiana
    120.047
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Indiana
    by 9 1/2
    222
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Indiana
    by 6 1/2
    206 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Indiana
    (-6 1/2); Over

    Milwaukee @ Charlotte


    Game 703-704
    October 17, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Milwaukee
    121.140
    Charlotte
    116.554
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Milwaukee
    by 4 1/2
    225
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Milwaukee
    by 2
    217
    Dunkel Pick:
    Milwaukee
    (-2); Over

    Miami @ Orlando


    Game 705-706
    October 17, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Miami
    113.261
    Orlando
    114.731
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Orlando
    by 1 1/2
    213
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Miami
    by 2 1/2
    210
    Dunkel Pick:
    Orlando
    (+2 1/2); Over

    Brooklyn @ Detroit


    Game 707-708
    October 17, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Brooklyn
    117.105
    Detroit
    119.224
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Detroit
    by 2
    213
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Detroit
    by 5
    212
    Dunkel Pick:
    Brooklyn
    (+5); Over

    Atlanta @ New York


    Game 709-710
    October 17, 2018 @ 7:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Atlanta
    114.677
    New York
    115.464
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    New York
    by 1
    216
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    New York
    by 3 1/2
    213 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Atlanta
    (+3 1/2); Over

    Cleveland @ Toronto


    Game 711-712
    October 17, 2018 @ 7:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Cleveland
    116.137
    Toronto
    117.046
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Toronto
    by 1
    217
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Toronto
    by 12
    214
    Dunkel Pick:
    Cleveland
    (+12); Over

    New Orleans @ Houston


    Game 713-714
    October 17, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    New Orleans
    119.899
    Houston
    124.028
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Houston
    by 4
    202
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Houston
    by 7 1/2
    228 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    New Orleans
    (+7 1/2); Under

    Minnesota @ San Antonio


    Game 715-716
    October 17, 2018 @ 8:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Minnesota
    115.980
    San Antonio
    115.720
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Minnesota
    Even
    203
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    San Antonio
    by 3
    211
    Dunkel Pick:
    Minnesota
    (+3); Under

    Utah @ Sacramento


    Game 717-718
    October 17, 2018 @ 10:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Utah
    120.671
    Sacramento
    114.824
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Utah
    by 6
    205
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Utah
    by 8 1/2
    207 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Sacramento
    (+8 1/2); Under

    Dallas @ Phoenix


    Game 719-720
    October 17, 2018 @ 10:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Dallas
    113.644
    Phoenix
    107.198
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Dallas
    by 6 1/2
    215
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Phoenix
    by 2
    215
    Dunkel Pick:
    Dallas
    (+2); Under

    Denver @ LA Clippers


    Game 721-722
    October 17, 2018 @ 10:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Denver
    121.297
    LA Clippers
    112.851
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Denver
    by 8 1/2
    218
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Denver
    by 1
    226
    Dunkel Pick:
    Denver
    (-1); Under
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    Wednesday, October 17


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    MEMPHIS (22 - 60) at INDIANA (51 - 38) - 10/17/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MEMPHIS is 22-37 ATS (-18.7 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
    INDIANA is 52-36 ATS (+12.4 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    INDIANA is 25-13 ATS (+10.7 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.

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

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    MILWAUKEE (47 - 42) at CHARLOTTE (36 - 46) - 10/17/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MILWAUKEE is 11-23 ATS (-14.3 Units) against Southeast division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
    CHARLOTTE is 68-89 ATS (-29.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
    CHARLOTTE is 10-24 ATS (-16.4 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MILWAUKEE is 3-2 against the spread versus CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
    MILWAUKEE is 4-3 straight up against CHARLOTTE 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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    MIAMI (45 - 42) at ORLANDO (25 - 57) - 10/17/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MIAMI is 50-32 ATS (+14.8 Units) in road games over the last 3 seasons.
    MIAMI is 127-96 ATS (+21.4 Units) in road games vs. division opponents since 1996.
    ORLANDO is 69-92 ATS (-32.2 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
    ORLANDO is 30-50 ATS (-25.0 Units) in home games over the last 3 seasons.
    ORLANDO is 11-23 ATS (-14.3 Units) in home games in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    ORLANDO is 5-3 against the spread versus MIAMI over the last 3 seasons
    ORLANDO is 5-3 straight up against MIAMI 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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    BROOKLYN (28 - 54) at DETROIT (39 - 43) - 10/17/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    BROOKLYN is 27-14 ATS (+11.6 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
    DETROIT is 4-14 ATS (-11.4 Units) in home games against Atlantic division opponents over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    BROOKLYN is 5-2 against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    DETROIT is 4-3 straight up against BROOKLYN 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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    ATLANTA (24 - 58) at NEW YORK (29 - 53) - 10/17/2018, 7:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    NEW YORK is 26-11 ATS (+13.9 Units) in home games in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    NEW YORK is 4-3 against the spread versus ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
    ATLANTA is 5-2 straight up against NEW YORK 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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    CLEVELAND (62 - 42) at TORONTO (63 - 29) - 10/17/2018, 7:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    CLEVELAND is 41-61 ATS (-26.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    CLEVELAND is 11-24 ATS (-15.4 Units) in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    TORONTO is 40-25 ATS (+12.5 Units) in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CLEVELAND is 10-4 against the spread versus TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
    CLEVELAND is 13-2 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
    10 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    NEW ORLEANS (53 - 38) at HOUSTON (76 - 23) - 10/17/2018, 8:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    NEW ORLEANS is 52-38 ATS (+10.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    NEW ORLEANS is 30-16 ATS (+12.4 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.

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

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    MINNESOTA (48 - 39) at SAN ANTONIO (48 - 39) - 10/17/2018, 8:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    SAN ANTONIO is 1047-919 ATS (+36.1 Units) in all games since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 835-711 ATS (+52.9 Units) as a favorite since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 27-15 ATS (+10.5 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
    SAN ANTONIO is 335-274 ATS (+33.6 Units) in the first half of the season since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 88-61 ATS (+20.9 Units) in home games against Northwest division opponents since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SAN ANTONIO is 4-3 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
    SAN ANTONIO is 6-1 straight up against MINNESOTA 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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    UTAH (53 - 40) at SACRAMENTO (27 - 55) - 10/17/2018, 10:05 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SACRAMENTO is 4-3 against the spread versus UTAH over the last 3 seasons
    UTAH is 6-1 straight up against SACRAMENTO 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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    DALLAS (24 - 58) at PHOENIX (21 - 61) - 10/17/2018, 10:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    DALLAS is 412-337 ATS (+41.3 Units) as an underdog since 1996.
    DALLAS is 503-424 ATS (+36.6 Units) in road games since 1996.
    DALLAS is 167-130 ATS (+24.0 Units) in road games in the first half of the season since 1996.
    PHOENIX is 14-26 ATS (-14.6 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    PHOENIX is 6-1 against the spread versus DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
    PHOENIX is 6-1 straight up against DALLAS 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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    DENVER (46 - 36) at LA CLIPPERS (42 - 40) - 10/17/2018, 10:35 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    LA CLIPPERS is 4-3 against the spread versus DENVER over the last 3 seasons
    DENVER is 4-3 straight up against LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
    Remember the 3 G's Gambling, Golf, Girls not in any particular order.....

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    Wednesday, October 17


    Not a lot to go on for the first week or so, but I’ll give you the info I’ve got…….

    Indiana won three of last four games with Memphis; last three series games went over the total. Grizzlies are 2-3 in last five visits to Indiana, losing last two, 102-92/105-101.

    Magic won five of last seven games with Miami; over is 8-2 in last ten series games. Road team is 5-3 in last eight series games; Heat split its last four visits to Orlando.

    Home side won last five Milwaukee-Charlotte games; Bucks lost last two visits here, both by five points. Over is 6-2 in last eight series games.

    Pistons won four of last five games with Brooklyn; under is 5-1 in last six series games. Nets lost four of last five visits to the Motor City, with losses by 9-12-1-14 points.

    Atlanta won five of last six games with the Knicks; Hawks are 2-3 in last five visits to Manhattan, with losses by 4-10-14 points. Four of last five series games went over.

    Cavaliers won last six games with Toronto; they won four of last five visits to Canada, but they had Lebron James then. Over is 7-3 in last ten series games.

    Rockets won eight of last ten games with New Orleans, but Pelicans covered three of last four; NO lost its last five visits to Houston (2-3 vs spread). Under is 7-2 in last nine series games.

    Spurs won nine of last ten games with Minnesota, but are 3-3 vs spread in last six. Wolves lost their last five visits to the Alamo (over 4-1), but covered three of them.

    Jazz won its last five games with Sacramento, but Kings covered four of last six series games. Jazz won their last five visits here (3-2 vs spread). Under is 5-3 in last eight series games.

    Denver won four of last six games with the Clippers; they split last six series games played here (2-4 vs spread). Three of last four series games went over the total.

    Suns won/covered their last five games with Dallas; teams split last four series games played in desert. Six of last nine series games stayed under the total.
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    Memphis Grizzlies
    Memphis is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
    Memphis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games
    Memphis is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
    Memphis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games on the road
    Memphis is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Indiana
    Memphis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Indiana
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing Indiana
    Memphis is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Indiana
    Memphis is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Indiana
    The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Memphis's last 18 games when playing on the road against Indiana
    Indiana Pacers
    Indiana is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
    Indiana is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games
    Indiana is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
    Indiana is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indiana's last 12 games at home
    Indiana is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Memphis
    Indiana is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Memphis
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Memphis
    Indiana is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Memphis
    Indiana is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Memphis
    The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Indiana's last 18 games when playing at home against Memphis


    Milwaukee Bucks
    Milwaukee is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
    The total has gone OVER in 20 of Milwaukee's last 24 games
    Milwaukee is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
    Milwaukee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 9 games on the road
    Milwaukee is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Charlotte
    Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Charlotte
    Milwaukee is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing Charlotte
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing Charlotte
    Milwaukee is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
    Milwaukee is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
    Charlotte Hornets
    Charlotte is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
    Charlotte is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
    Charlotte is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte's last 9 games at home
    Charlotte is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
    Charlotte is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Milwaukee
    Charlotte is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games when playing Milwaukee
    Charlotte is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
    Charlotte is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Milwaukee


    Miami Heat
    Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
    Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    Miami is 3-6-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
    Miami is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 10 of Miami's last 15 games on the road
    Miami is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Orlando
    Miami is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Orlando
    Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Orlando
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 10 games when playing Orlando
    Miami is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Orlando
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
    Orlando Magic
    Orlando is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games
    Orlando is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 10 games
    Orlando is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
    Orlando is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games at home
    Orlando is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Miami
    Orlando is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Miami
    Orlando is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing Miami
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Orlando's last 10 games when playing Miami
    Orlando is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Miami
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing at home against Miami


    Brooklyn Nets
    Brooklyn is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
    Brooklyn is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    Brooklyn is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 9 of Brooklyn's last 13 games on the road
    Brooklyn is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Detroit
    Brooklyn is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing Detroit
    Brooklyn is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Detroit
    Brooklyn is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
    Detroit Pistons
    Detroit is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
    Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
    Detroit is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home
    Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
    Detroit is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Brooklyn
    Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
    Detroit is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
    Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Brooklyn


    Cleveland Cavaliers
    Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
    Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
    Cleveland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
    Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Toronto
    Cleveland is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto
    Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
    Toronto Raptors
    Toronto is 8-15-1 ATS in its last 24 games
    Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    Toronto is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
    Toronto is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
    Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
    Toronto is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland
    Toronto is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland


    Atlanta Hawks
    Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
    Atlanta is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
    Atlanta is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 16 games on the road
    Atlanta is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing New York
    Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New York
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing New York
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against New York
    New York Knicks
    New York is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
    New York is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games
    New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
    New York is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games at home
    New York is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Atlanta
    New York is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta


    New Orleans Pelicans
    New Orleans is 12-2 ATS in its last 14 games
    New Orleans is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
    New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    New Orleans is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
    New Orleans is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
    New Orleans is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston
    New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
    The total has gone UNDER in 16 of New Orleans's last 23 games when playing Houston
    New Orleans is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
    New Orleans is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
    Houston Rockets
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
    Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    Houston is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Houston's last 24 games at home
    Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
    Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
    The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Houston's last 23 games when playing New Orleans
    Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against New Orleans
    Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans


    Minnesota Timberwolves
    Minnesota is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
    Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
    Minnesota is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
    Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
    Minnesota is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing San Antonio
    Minnesota is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games when playing San Antonio
    Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
    San Antonio Spurs
    San Antonio is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
    San Antonio is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
    San Antonio is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games at home
    San Antonio is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Antonio's last 13 games at home
    San Antonio is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
    San Antonio is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
    San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota


    Utah Jazz
    Utah is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
    Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 7 games
    Utah is 15-7-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
    Utah is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games on the road
    Utah is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 9 of Utah's last 13 games on the road
    Utah is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Sacramento
    Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Sacramento
    Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
    Sacramento Kings
    Sacramento is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 5 games
    Sacramento is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Sacramento's last 7 games at home
    Sacramento is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
    Sacramento is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
    Sacramento is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Utah


    Denver Nuggets
    Denver is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
    Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
    Denver is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
    Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
    Denver is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
    Denver is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
    The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Denver's last 25 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
    Los Angeles Clippers
    LA Clippers is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
    LA Clippers is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 6 games
    LA Clippers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
    LA Clippers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers's last 5 games at home
    LA Clippers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Denver
    LA Clippers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
    LA Clippers is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Denver
    The total has gone UNDER in 19 of LA Clippers's last 25 games when playing at home against Denver


    Dallas Mavericks
    Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
    Dallas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
    Dallas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
    Dallas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
    Dallas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
    Dallas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 9 games when playing Phoenix
    Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
    Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 9 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
    Phoenix Suns
    Phoenix is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
    Phoenix is 2-17 SU in its last 19 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
    Phoenix is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home
    Phoenix is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 10 of Phoenix's last 15 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games at home
    Phoenix is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
    Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing Dallas
    Phoenix is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
    Phoenix is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing at home against Dallas
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    Game of the Night - New Orleans at Houston (-7.5/229), ESPN, 8:05 ET

    These teams have met twice since DeMarcus Cousins tore his achilles in the closing seconds of a Pelicans’ win late last January, a moment that forever altered the future of New Orleans’ franchise. Losing the All-Star center they envisioned playing next to Anthony Davis into the next decade forced them to go out and acquire Nikola Mirotic, whose ability to spread the floor made for a more efficient brand of ball as Alvin Gentry got the team to play at the faster tempo he prefers, ultimately leading to a playoff berth.

    Although they made a lukewarm offer to Cousins, the Pels were ready to move on when he passed on the deal and are excited about adding Julius Randle as a replacement in addition to keeping Mirotic in the fold. Rajon Rondo left for the Lakers, so Elfrid Payton was signed to try and fill the role next to Jrue Holiday so that Gentry always has playmakers on the floor looking to push and feed Davis, who has made no secret of his desire to emerge as MVP this season.

    That type of push is possible, especially if the Pelicans can find a way to overcome the Southwest Divisions top team, a Rockets squad that has surpassed the Spurs as the team to beat in what’s been the NBA’s most loaded division over the past two decades. The Northwest is vying for that distinction now, but there’s still plenty of quality for New Orleans to overcome with the Spurs still a factor and the Mavericks and Grizzlies looking improved to start the season. Houston is the team to beat, however, and opens at home looking to bounce back from a demoralizing end to their championship pursuit last May. Had Chris Paul not blown a hamstring in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, the Rockets probably would’ve opened on Tuesday and hosted a “Ring Night.” Instead, they’ll tip off looking to see this season’s roster take shape given a number of tweaks.

    Paul returns alongside reigning MVP James Harden and center Clint Capela, who just missed out on an All-Star spot but signed a five-year, $90 million extension nonetheless. Carmelo Anthony has come on board to serve as the team’s sixth man, making the transition after being unwilling to come off the bench in Oklahoma City, where he wore down over the course of last season, eroding into a liablity come playoffs. James Ennis III will start at small forward alongside holdovers P.J. Tucker and Capela up front, while the departure of standout defenders Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute require guys like Michael Carter-Williams and Marquese Chriss to step their games up off the bench. Shooter Brandon Knight is also on board, but will join Chriss and forward Zhou Qi in missing this game due to injury.

    New Orleans is healthy, but lost three of four against Houston last season and hasn’t won a season series against its division rival since 2011. The Rockets have scored over 100 points against New Orleans in 13 straight, winning 10 of those matchups outright. Mike D’Antoni and Gentry are great friends who believe in getting up and down the floor, so it’s no surprise to see this total as high as it is, approaching 230. Despite their preference for playing at a fast pace, the ‘over’ was just 2-2 last season.

    Memphis at Indiana(-6.5/207), 7:05 p.m. ET:
    Mike Conley looked sharp this preseason after missing the first 70 games last season due to a torn Achilles, ending the Grizzlies’ realistic chances of contending before they really got started. Losing him so early ended up costing David Fizdale his job after he clashed with Marc Gasol amid all the losing, altering the direction of the franchise. J.B. Bickerstaff ended up being hired as head coach after an interim stint and gets Conley, Gasol and Chandler Parsons back at 100 percent, so there’s optimism that this group can return to playoff contention. No. 4 pick Jaren Jackson, Jr. struggled with foul trouble in exhibitions but only turned 19 last month and is likely to provide rollercoaster rides as he gets acclimated. Although Gasol and Conley can still be one of the top defenders at their positions when they’re right, the Griz no longer employ the “grit and grind” style that delivered results when those two were younger and they had Zach Randolph to play through in the post and Tony Allen to lock people up on the perimeter, so we’ll see how this group adapts over the long haul should everyone stay healthy.

    Indiana won’t sneak up on anyone like it did last season when Victor Oladipo emerged as one of the top guards in the East. He’s got all major contributors back around him with the exception of Lance Stephenson. Tyreke Evans should provide an upgrade on the wing after choosing the Pacers among a number of suitors, while shooter Doug McDermott and center Kyle O’Quinn add quality depth to an already deep roster. Thaddeus Young put together 16 points and 10 rebounds in 29 minutes in the preseason tune-up after sitting out most of the last few weeks with a bruised right foot. His opting in to the final year of his contract rivals Evans’ acquisition as the most important move of the offseason. Cory Joseph (Canada) and Bojan Bogdanovic (Croatia) played for national teams this summer so they should be in shape to play key roles in Nate McMillan’s rotation. According to the Indianapolis Star’s J. Michael, the Pacers shot just 32.7 from 3-point range this preseason. Indiana has gone 56-26 at home over the last two seasons and have averaged 135 points in wins over its last two home openers. Myles Turner has played major roles in both wins. He signed an extension to open the week and will play despite an ankle tweak. Indiana swept Memphis last season. The Griz were just 6-35 on the road.

    Milwaukee (-2/217) at Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. ET:
    Former Spurs top assistants Mike Budenholzer and James Borrego debut as head coaches of their new teams. Budenholzer arrives after leaving Atlanta following a five-year run, while Borrego, who had an interim stint in the head seat with the Magic back in 2015, will be in the head seat for his first season opener. Both want to play with pace and will look to push whenever possible, placing movement without the ball and sharing it via the extra pass above all else. The Bucks averaged 124.8 points this preseason, an average aided by one overtime game but nonetheless impressive and indicative of the style Bud wants to employ. Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee in scoring in all three games he played, averaging 24 points and 11.6 rebounds. He’ll be an MVP candidate this season and has a familiar supporting cast around him, welcoming in center Brook Lopez and forward Ersan Ilyasova to spread the floor. They’ve got John Henson shooting 3s too. We’ll see how that goes.

    The Hornets likely need to get off to a good start to avoid being blown up, so it will be interesting to see how they attack this season. There’s an initiative to play Kemba Walker off the ball more, allowing young shooting guards Jeremy Lamb and Malik Monk more freedom. Borrego wants the ball to stick less and is hoping to see Walker thrive without being so ball-dominant. The Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell reported that Borrego instituted a 12-second shot clock at practices in an effort to play faster, resulting in the team averaging 118.3 points over their last three preseason games, all wins. The Hornets and Bucks played four times last season, but all games took place by Christmas. Khris Middleton averaged 30.5 points against Charlotte as the teams split 2-2, but with Dwight Howard gone and two new coaches in place, you can’t trust much from last season.

    Miami (-2.5/210.5) at Orlando, 7:05 p.m. ET:
    Florida’s franchises square off after dueling in the preseason nine days ago, playing a sloppy 90-89 game where both teams shot poorly, combining to shoot 30 percent from 3-point range (27-for-56) in Miami. We’ll see if the teams can find the range in Orlando as the Steve Clifford era tips off in Central Florida as the Heat and Magic open up against one another for the third straight year. The teams have split the last two meetings with the Orlando winning last October. Erik Spoelstra opens his 10th season at the helm in Miami and will be facing his sixth Magic head coach in that span, a familiar face who has coached in the Southeast Division for the past five years in Charlotte and was an assistant with Orlando from ’07-’12. Spoelstra’s Heat beat Clifford’s Hornets the first eight times the teams played and went 22-9 against them during his stint in Charlotte, which includes winning the last six.

    The Heat have dangled key pieces in an effort to try and pry Jimmy Butler out of Minnesota, so there are few players on the roster who can feel safe outside of team legends Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem, each entering their final season with the franchise. Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson have each been a fixture in rumors and should make up the starting backcourt, while Orlando is expected to give D.J. Augustin first crack at point guard ahead of Jerian Grant. He and shooting guard Evan Fournier combined to shoot 3-for-18 (16.7%) in the Oct. 8 exhibition loss. Heat centers Hassan Whiteside and Bam Adebayo will look to make Orlando lottery pick Mo Bamba’s debut a forgettable one when he enters for Nikola Vucevic, who is likely to be moved by the trade deadline. The Heat and Magic split last season’s series after Orlando won three of four in 2016-17, the first season where they managed to win more than they lost against Miami since 2009. Forward James Johnson (hernia) and guard Dion Waiters (ankle) are rout, while wing Justise Winslow (hamstring) is doubtful to play. Dragic (knee) is a go.

    Brooklyn at Detroit (-5/212), 7:05 p.m. ET:
    The Pistons couldn’t pay off opening a new downtown arena with a playoff appearance despite making an in-season trade for Blake Griffin, so Stan Van Gundy was ultimately not retained. Although Michigan head coach John Beilein was a serious candidate, reigning Coach of the Year Dwane Casey was ultimately hired and gets back Reggie Jackson to run the point. Had he not missed 37 games due to an injured ankle last season, Van Gundy may have finished better than 39-43 and wouldn’t have lost his spot. It’s easy to forget that Detroit won 14 of its first 20 last season. Van Gundy made a soft landing at ESPN, while Casey, shown the door by Toronto after failing to get past LeBron James, makes the short trip across the border.

    Andre Drummond had a productive preseason but shot just 6-for-21 against Brooklyn when the teams met in Detroit on Oct. 8. Jackson played just 16 minutes and shot 2-for-7 while Griffin scored 17 points in 21 minutes as both saw their first exhibition action, so don’t glean much from that result. D’Angelo Russell did score 25 points in the 110-108 OT win that also saw Caris LeVert flirt with a triple-double. His emergence is a key x-factor for Brooklyn, who hopes he’ll take a step forward alongside Russell. With Rondae Hollis-Jefferson out indefinitely with a hip ailment and Allen Crabbe nursing an ankle injury, the play of LeVert and a heavily bearded Joe Harris will be vital. Backup point guard Shabazz Napier is also likely sidelined. Detroit is healthier, listing only starting SF Stanley Johnson (sore toe) as a question mark. He should play.

    Atlanta at New York (-3.5/215), 7:35 p.m. ET:
    It wouldn’t be surprising to see these teams vying for the No. 1 pick come April, so it’s easy to joke that we could see some tanking early. All kidding aside, both Fizdale and Atlanta’s Lloyd Pierce would love to see their seasons get off to good starts as they begin their respective head-coaching tenures in this opener. Opportunities to win will be few and far between, so don’t expect to see the Knicks favored in too many games until Kristaps Porzingis makes his return after All-Star break, which isn’t necessarily set in stone. Tim Hardaway, Jr. will likely be tasked with being the primary scoring option until the Latvian star returns but comes into this one nursing an ankle injury. He led the team in scoring in New York’s last three preseason games from the wing, while center Enes Kanter and rookie Kevin Knox should also play major roles. Fizdale likes Emmanuel Mudiay’s length and views him as a backcourt fixture, but he will miss tonight’s game with an ankle injury. A neck issue has shooting guard Courtney Lee listed as doubtful, so Trey Burke, Frank Ntilikina and Ron Baker are likely in for extended runs. Lance Thomas will start alongside Knox and Kanter up front and is expected to serve in a glue-guy role.

    The Hawks are hoping for big things out of second-year forward John Collins but aren’t going to throw him out there with an ankle that’s less than 100 percent, so he won’t play. Center Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) is also out, so look for former Phoenix lottery pick Alex Len and Miles Plumlee to play the bulk of the minutes inside. Len has extended his range out to the 3-point line and may play a larger role for Atlanta than most expect, but I’d also look for them to go small whenever possible. Rookie point guard Trae Young will get the keys from the jump and looks to get out and run alongside promising forward Taurean Prince and Collins once healthy. 41-year-old Vince Carter will start opposite Kent Bazemore on the wing.

    Cleveland at Toronto (-12/214), 7:35 p.m. ET:
    The post-LeBron James era begins with Cleveland as a double-digit underdog, a role that it hasn’t seen much of over the past few years but could become the norm. Pride figures to go a long way for the Cavs, especially at home, but they could be in a trouble spot here given where the league’s schedule-makers have them opening up. Toronto will have no mercy, especially since it lost six of seven meetings last season, getting swept out of the Eastern Conference semifinals to close out the Casey/DeMar DeRozan era. Point guard Kyle Lowry is among those most bitter about how things ended, but the majority of last year’s team returns intact and will be coached by Nick Nurse, a top assistant who will look to put his own spin on things while preserving continuity.

    Kawhi Leonard will debut for the Raptors after being acquired in a package for DeRozan and impressed in the preseason, showing no signs of the injury that caused so much disharmony in San Antonio, ultimately ending his time there. Only guard Delon Wright (thigh) is listed as questionable for a Raptors roster that ranks right up there with the Celtics as the East’s deepest. The Cavs will build around Kevin Love, who was dealing with a sore foot but will play and be the focal point on the offensive end. Larry Nance, Jr. just got extended and will help Tristan Thompson in the paint, while last year’s midseason acquisitions, guards George Hill, Jordan Clarkson and wing Rodney Hood, will all look for increased touches to find more of a comfort zone with James gone. Hood shot poorly in the preseason and is nursing an ankle tweak but should play. Same goes for Nance, while J.R. Smith is doubtful with an elbow injury. Lottery pick Collin Sexton impressed throughout camp but will be tasked with making an impact off the bench to open his career since Ty Lue has decided on Hill as the starting point.

    Minnesota at San Antonio (-3/210.5), 8:35 p.m. ET:
    Neither Popovich nor Tom Thibodeau could’ve had much peace of mind as their head hit the pillow on Tuesday night, which is assuming they managed to sleep at all. It’s hard to imagine guys who are meticulous in their preparation and obsess over every detail can be comfortable with how their seasons are starting, but the moment of truth has arrived following tumultuous offseasons. The Spurs moved on from Leonard and long-time guards Tony Parker (departed via free agency), Manu Ginobili (retirement) and Danny Green (traded) while adding DeRozan and new starting center Jakob Poeltl. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of their roster turnover since promising point guard Dejounte Murray (ACL) and rookie wing Lonnie Walker IV (MCL) were lost for the season due to torn ligaments. Derrick White was slated to take over for Murray could potentially miss two months because of a heel injury. The cursed start will lead to shooter Bryn Forbes starting and veteran Patty Mills getting the bulk of the work off the bench for a roster whose depth used to be a major strength. Rudy Gay’s bout with a heel issue went better than White’s, so he’ll be starting next to LaMarcus Aldridge and Poeltl up front. Pau Gasol will come off the bench.

    The Timberwolves will bring awkward to new levels since Jimmy Butler is expected to start next to teammates he blew up last week in an effort to get himself dealt out of town. Upset that Karl-Anthony Towns as given a lucrative extension despite flopping in the playoffs, Butler doesn’t feel owner Glen Taylor is invested in his future and will play for Thibodeau only as long as it takes to get his ticket out of town. Count on Butler giving his normal effort out on the floor, but it’s got to be concerning that there’s such little harmony among this group, potentially affecting chemistry. Butler didn’t accompany the Timberwolves to Milwaukee for their preseason finale, so it’s anyone’s guess how things will go in San Antonio, where at least Butler won’t have to hear boos like he probably would’ve in Minneapolis. It’s likely we’ll see Thibs open with the same starting five (Andrew Wiggins, Taj Gibson, Towns, Jeff Teague, Butler) that was utilized most of last season, including a Western Conference first-round series that featured the Wolves being blown out by 18 points or more in three of their contests against Houston.
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    Wednesday's Best Bet
    October 17, 2018
    By BetDSI


    Wednesday NBA Best Bet

    Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers


    With the 2018 NBA season officially getting going last night with the national TV double-header, tonight's the night the bulk of the teams get to hit the floor for the first time this year. Wednesday brings us 11 games on the betting board to go through with some quality teams from a year ago like Toronto, Houston, and Memphis all part of the action. But it's a late game out West that's caught my eye as I'm not sure one team is getting the early betting respect they deserve.

    BetDSI.eu Odds: Denver (-1.5) vs. L.A Clippers; Total set at 226

    This line opened up as a pick'em and early support for Denver has brought the spread to it's current number. That initial support was something I was not surprised to see as the Nuggets were a quality team last year (46-36 SU) and are on their way up in building a contender. Compare that to a Clippers team who's in the latter stages of tearing down what was their core for the better part of this decade, and I think you've got tremendous value on the Nuggets on any spread up to -3.

    The Clippers sat back and watched as the final piece of “Lob City” left town this summer with DeAndre Jordan finally moving on to play with his hometown Dallas Mavericks squad. That means that since the beginning of last year, L.A. has gotten rid of Jordan, Blake Griffin, and Chris Paul, the trio of guys that were hailed as the ones who would bring respectability back to the Clippers organization.

    And make no mistake, for a few years, that trio made good on that goal thrust upon them, although “respectability” seemed to always end once the playoffs arrived as L.A. couldn't find any success in the second season.

    So last year was the beginning of the end for that trio in L.A. and the Clippers have made no bones about the fact that they are looking to rebuild/reload their team here for these next couple of years, hopefully snagging a big name or two in free agency to speed up that process.

    But now that LeBron's a local in L.A. and wearing those “other” colors, I think we see the Clippers go into full-blown tank mode very early in the 2018-19 season, bombing to get that young cornerstone piece (RJ Barrett maybe) that every NBA franchise in a rebuilding phase covets. That means that fading the Clippers early on this year is one way I'm looking to attack this first month of NBA action and it starts tonight with the Nuggets in town.

    Just going up and down through the Clippers roster you'll see that this team should have trouble scoring at times. Lou Williams is going to be the go-to guy for this team offensively, as they hope rookie G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander develops quicker than anticipated and can help Williams with some of that offensive workload.

    But with guys like Patrick Beverley, Avery Bradley, and Luc Mbah a Moute on the roster – all defensive specialists – the Clippers are going to be a team that rarely will be on the good side of their home TV announcer's “Lawler's Law” - getting to 100 points first – this year.

    Compare that with this Nuggets team that's looking for some playoff basketball this season after making huge improvements a year ago. G Jamal Murray has been everything this Denver franchise hoped he would be, with with talented scorers like Will Barton and Gary Harris alongside Murray, this Denver team should keep their upwards trajectory in tact this season.

    Having a great big man like Nikola Jokic never hurts either, and with rookie Michael Porter, Jr. and veteran Isaiah Thomas wearing Nuggets colors this year, that scoring touch the Nuggets have shouldn't lose much when it's mostly reserves out there.

    Early on in any season you've got to make plays largely based on your pre-season projections of teams, and when you get a matchup between one team that's essentially a play-on team like Denver, up against an organization that's essentially a play-against team like L.A, you've got to fire.

    Whether or not you agree with those assessments of each team is up to you, but the Nuggets were projected to be 10+ wins better than the Clippers this year – Denver's win total was 47.5 vs 36.5 for L.A. – and at a spread that's basically just asking you to pick the outright winner here, I'm going with the much better squad.

    Odds per - BetDSI.eu

    Best Bet: Denver -1.5
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    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


    MEM at IND 07:00 PM
    IND -7.5
    O 205.0

    BK at DET 07:00 PM
    BK +6.0
    U 212.0

    MIA at ORL 07:00 PM
    ORL +2.5
    O 209.0


    MIL at CHA 07:00 PM
    CHA +3.0
    O 221.5

    ATL at NY 07:30 PM
    O 217.0

    CLE at TOR 07:30 PM
    CLE +13.0
    O 215.0


    NO at HOU 08:00 PM
    NO +8.0
    U 232.0

    MIN at SA 08:30 PM
    MIN +2.5
    U 210.5

    UTA at SAC 10:00 PM
    UTA -8.5
    U 205.0


    DEN at LAC 10:30 PM
    O 224.5

    DAL at PHO 10:30 PM
    PHO +1.5
    U 213.0
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    SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY OCTOBER 18, 2018
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    8:05 PM Chicago Bulls Philadelphia 76ers Wells Fargo Center
    8:05 PM Miami Heat Washington Wizards Capital One Arena
    10:35 PM Los Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers Moda Center at the Rose Quarter


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    NBA October's Opinions & Best Bets

    DATE W-L-T % UNITS

    10/17/2018 11-9-0 55.00% +5.50
    10/16/2018 1-3-0 25.00% -11.50

    Totals..............12-12-0.....50.00%.....-6.00


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    Best Bets:

    DATE........................ATS................... .UNITS...............O/U..................UNITS...............TOTAL

    10/17/2018.............3 - 1....................+9.50................3 - 5.................-12.50..............-3.00
    10/16/2018.............0 - 2....................- 11.00..............1 - 1.................- 0.50...............-11.50

    Totals.....................3 - 3....................-1.50.................4 - 6..................-13.00...............-14.50
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    Armadillo: Thursday's six-pack

    Top six teams in the Pac-12’s preseason basketball poll:

    6) Arizona State

    5) USC

    4) Arizona (1)

    3) Washington (2)

    2) UCLA (6)

    1) Oregon (16)


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    Armadillo: Thursday's List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud……

    13) If you’re John Calipari, here is your recruiting pitch for next year:
    — 31 former Kentucky Wildcats were on NBA rosters Opening Night.
    — 19 teams have at least one former Wildcat; seven have more than one.
    — Players coached by John Calipari have earned more than $1.9B in the NBA.
    (Thats billion, with a B)
    — In 2018-19 alone, Kentucky alums are scheduled to earn $190M in the NBA.
    — Here is your Letter of Intent; please sign here ______

    12) Wade Miley started Game 5 of the NLCS for Milwaukee, walked the leadoff hitter in bottom of first inning, and was taken out. Seriously. This is getting ridiculous, the level of over-managing that is going on with managers/front offices— it is starting to border on nonsense.

    Miley is also going to start Game 6; how long he lasts then is open for debate.

    11) Texans’ QB Deshaun Watson has been hit by defenders 70 times in six games; no other NFL quarterback has been hit more than 49 times this year.

    According to Fox’s Jay Glazer, Watson suffered a cracked rib, a bruised lung, and a partially collapsed lung in the Texans’ game with Dallas two weeks ago.

    10) Tampa Bay just fired their defensive coordinator, Mike Smith; Atlanta’s DC is Marquand Manuel, and he better be watching his back, too.

    In the Falcons’ last four games, on the opponents’ first drive of the game, they’ve run 27 plays for 295 yards and four TD’s. Atlanta has some injuries on defense, but also seems like they may not be as well prepared as some of the other teams.

    9) Jason Myers kicked seven field goals for the Jets Sunday in their 42-34 win over the Colts; the NFL record for most FG’s in a game is eight. Myers went to college at Marist in Poughkeepsie, which is D-I in basketball (Rik Smits’ alma mater) but not in football.

    8) If you’re a Celtics’ fan, you’re rooting against Sacramento all season; Boston owns the Kings’ 2019 first-round pick thru the Tatum-Fultz deal. Rooting against the Kings is generally fun; imagine getting Tatum and Sacramento’s #1 pick in the same trade?

    7) A guy in Las Vegas known as the “Duffel Bag bettor” wagered just over $100,000 on Army last weekend, when the Cadets were laying 15 points at San Jose State.

    Now Army won 52-3, so the guy didn’t have to sweat for his $100K, but it takes onions to risk six figures on a service academy team laying double digits on the road.

    6) Sports betting is up and running in New Mexico now; the political geniuses here in New York haven’t gotten around to it yet, but West Virginia, Mississippi and New Mexico have.

    Brilliant!!!!

    5) AAF is a new spring football league with eight teams that will play a 10-game schedule that begins February 9; games will be televised mostly on NBC Sports Network.

    League has some big names coaching their teams: Mike Martz, Steve Spurrier, Dennis Erickson, Mike Singletary. It figures to develop into what the USFL used to be.

    4) Jordany Valdespin, who played four years in the majors as a utility guy for the Mets/Marlins, recently pitched four scoreless innings of relief in a 19-inning Dominican Winter League game in which Mets’ 1B prospect Dominic Smith went 0-8, with a bases loaded walk.

    3) UConn’s football team is giving up an average of 9.21 yards/play, worst in country; from what I can tell, UL-Monroe is next worst in country, giving up 7.18 yards/play.

    2) Here is some good but scary news from the New York Post: No one got shot last weekend in New York City, the first time that has happened in at least 25 years.

    NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan has been with the NYPD since 1982, and he said he can’t remember a weekend without SOMEONE getting shot.

    Unfortunately, the city’s quiet streak ended Monday, when a man was shot at around 1:15pm on Aqueduct Avenue in the Bronx. Hopefully, he recovered.

    1) Duke recruit Zion Williamson’s name has come up in the adidas/college hoop corruption trial, which puts Duke in a curious position. Blue Devils shouldn’t worry though; the NCAA doesn’t go after the blue blood teams.

    Long time ago, then-UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian got under the NCAA’s skin when he famously wrote, “The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky, they’re putting Western Kentucky on probation.”

    45-50 years later I’ve amended Tark’s quote: “The NCAA is so mad at Duke, they’re going to put Duquesne on probation” No way the Blue Devils ever meet an NCAA investigator.
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    NBA
    Dunkel

    Thursday, October 18


    Chicago @ Philadelphia

    Game 501-502
    October 18, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Chicago
    106.634
    Philadelphia
    120.455
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Philadelphia
    by 14
    208
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Philadelphia
    by 11
    217
    Dunkel Pick:
    Philadelphia
    (-11); Under

    Miami @ Washington


    Game 503-504
    October 18, 2018 @ 8:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Miami
    111.724
    Washington
    120.349
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Washington
    by 8 1/2
    211
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Washington
    by 5
    213
    Dunkel Pick:
    Washington
    (-5); Under

    LA Lakers @ Portland


    Game 505-506
    October 18, 2018 @ 10:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    LA Lakers
    118.688
    Portland
    120.365
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Portland
    by 1 1/2
    219
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Portland
    by 3 1/2
    222
    Dunkel Pick:
    LA Lakers
    (+3 1/2); Under





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    Thursday, October 18


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    CHICAGO (0 - 0) at PHILADELPHIA (0 - 1) - 10/18/2018, 8:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    PHILADELPHIA is 53-40 ATS (+9.0 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    PHILADELPHIA is 30-15 ATS (+13.5 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CHICAGO is 5-2 against the spread versus PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
    CHICAGO is 4-3 straight up against PHILADELPHIA 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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    MIAMI (0 - 1) at WASHINGTON (0 - 0) - 10/18/2018, 8:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MIAMI is 50-33 ATS (+13.7 Units) in road games over the last 3 seasons.
    MIAMI is 20-7 ATS (+12.3 Units) when playing on back-to-back days over the last 3 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 19-33 ATS (-17.3 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 408-477 ATS (-116.7 Units) in home games since 1996.
    WASHINGTON is 185-229 ATS (-66.9 Units) vs. division opponents since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MIAMI is 5-2 against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
    MIAMI is 6-2 straight up against WASHINGTON 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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    LA LAKERS (0 - 0) at PORTLAND (0 - 0) - 10/18/2018, 10:35 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    PORTLAND is 5-2 against the spread versus LA LAKERS over the last 3 seasons
    PORTLAND is 7-0 straight up against LA LAKERS 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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    NBA
    Armadillo's Write-Up

    Thursday, October 18


    Not a lot to go on for the first week or so, but I’ll give you the info I’ve got…….

    Miami won seven of last nine games with Washington; Heat won three of last four visits here. Over is 6-3 in last nine series games. Visitors are 4-3 in last seven series games. Miami lost its opener last night, by 3 in Orlando; four Miami starters played 32:00+.

    76ers won last two games with Chicago, after losing seven of previous eight series games; Bulls won three of last four visits here (under 3-0 in last three series games in Philly). Sixers lost their opener Tuesday by 18 in Boston.

    Portland won its last ten games with the Lakers, who have Lebron James now, so lot of these trends will go down the drain. Lakers are 2-3 vs spread in losing their last five visits to Oregon. Under is 5-1 in last six series games. Figures to be an emotional evening, since Blazers’ owner Paul Allen passed away earlier in week.




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    Thursday, October 18


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    Trend Report
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    Miami Heat
    Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
    Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
    Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
    Miami is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games on the road
    Miami is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Washington
    Miami is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
    The total has gone OVER in 12 of Miami's last 17 games when playing Washington
    Miami is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
    Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
    Washington Wizards
    Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
    Washington is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
    Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
    Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
    Washington is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Miami
    Washington is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Miami
    The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 17 games when playing Miami
    Washington is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Miami
    Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games when playing at home against Miami
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Miami


    Chicago Bulls
    Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
    Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
    Chicago is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
    Chicago is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
    Chicago is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
    Chicago is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Philadelphia
    The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chicago's last 14 games when playing Philadelphia
    Chicago is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
    Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago's last 10 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
    Philadelphia 76ers
    Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
    Philadelphia is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
    Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
    Philadelphia is 18-7 ATS in its last 25 games at home
    Philadelphia is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
    Philadelphia is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Chicago
    Philadelphia is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games when playing Chicago
    The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 14 games when playing Chicago
    Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
    Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Chicago
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games when playing at home against Chicago


    Los Angeles Lakers
    LA Lakers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
    LA Lakers is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 6 games
    LA Lakers is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 5 games on the road
    LA Lakers is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Portland
    LA Lakers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 6 games when playing Portland
    LA Lakers is 7-15-1 ATS in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Portland
    LA Lakers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
    Portland Trail Blazers
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
    Portland is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
    Portland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
    Portland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games
    Portland is 16-4-2 ATS in its last 22 games at home
    Portland is 2-3-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
    Portland is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games at home
    Portland is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games when playing LA Lakers
    Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
    Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
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    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


    MIA at WAS 08:00 PM
    MIA +5.5
    O 214.5


    CHI at PHI 08:00 PM
    CHI +12.0
    O 220.0


    LAL at POR 10:30 PM
    POR -3.5
    U 223.5
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