Monday, March 11, 2013

Yo, this is Nicky and although there were some nervous moments in the final seconds, the Celtics got the game into overtime and then pulled out our cover to run our streak to four straight games. Now we’re playing with house money so let’s keep the mo’ going in the new week. On Monday I like OKC (+2 buy the hook) to go on the road and beat the Spurs minus Tony Parker. I understand the Spurs are a system team, and many of the players are interchangeable parts, but when you’re talking about the top three/four teams in the Association any step back provides the space necessary to hit the deep ball, and I think the Thunda’ will tonight as I look for Westbrook to run free as he won’t have as much to think about on the defensive end of the floor, so look for OKC to run the old men of the Spurs into the ground come q4 and then hold on for a big win to tie for best record in the West. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Friday, March 8, 2013

behind enemy lines in the nba

Yo, this is Nicky and we’re really starting to measure up the NBA with another win (4th straight) as the Nuggets easily covered the 3.5 vs the Clipps at home, now we’re looking to keep the momentum going strong going into the weekend. On Friday night I like Boston (-3.5) at home to beat a really beaten up Atlanta team. The Hawks have three major players out due to illness and their going against Boston whom no looks like they can even claim the 4th spot in the East. They’re 13-4 since Rondo went down with the knee injury, including 5 of their last 6 one of the hottest team in the NBA. The Hawks have not done well in Beantown going 0-5 their last 5 trips. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA

Yo, this is Nicky and we’re coming off of three straight wins and you have to figure the Hoop Gods are smiling on us as the Lakers came back from the depths of the abyss to not only win but cover that 2.5 as well. We’re still in the NBA and looking for value each night. Tonight I see the typical back to back but with a bonus of a team with really nothing to gain in the Clippers as they’re not going to catch the Thunda’ for the 2nd seed and won’t be caught by the Grizzlies for the 3rd so I can’t see them getting much more out of this than staying healthy, and if they get down I look for them to go down big. I like the Nuggets (-3 buy the hook) to beat the Clipp Joint at home, where they are tied for the best record in the NBA at 26-3 (5-0 their last five). The Clipps are on a back-to-back and 2-10 their last 12 against Denver. That’s the evening bowl of chowda’ I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up! LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS DENVER NUGGETS 44-19 March 7, 10:30 PM | of Pepsi Center 40-22 RECENT FORM TEAM SU ATS OFF DEF DIFF LA Clippers 44-19 36-27 100.8 94.1 6.7 Denver 40-22 37-25 105.7 101.8 4.0 TEAM ATS HOME ATS AWAY OU OU HOME OU AWAY LA Clippers 19-12 17-15 34-29 19-12 15-17 Denver 20-9 17-16 38-24 16-13 22-11 SMART CHART LAC TEAM DEN 100.8 PTS FOR 105.7 94.1 PTS AGNST 101.8 6.7 DIFF. 4.0 30.2 DEF. REBOUNDS 31.7 11.5 OFF. REBOUNDS 13.4 47.6 FG% 47.6 70.6 FT% 68.9 7.4 3 POINTERS 6.5 9.9 STEALS 9.1 INJURIES LOS ANGELES PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION Trey Thompkins F Out Indefinitely (knee) DENVER PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION No Injuries to report. BETTING TRENDS LOS ANGELES LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road LA Clippers are 8-15 SU in their last 23 games when playing Denver LA Clippers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Denver The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the LA Clippers last 13 games when playing Denver LA Clippers are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Denver DENVER The total has gone OVER in 19 of Denver's last 24 games Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games The total has gone OVER in 11 of Denver's last 14 games at home Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Denver's last 13 games when playing LA Clippers Denver is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Clippers Denver is 15-8 SU in their last 23 games when playing LA Clippers Denver is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games when playing LA Clippers Denver is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against LA Clippers Denver is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Clippers

Monday, March 4, 2013

Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA

Yo, this Nicky and we in the heat of the NBA playoff push where we normally see some good value. Particularly when we see teams in need of a playoff win going up against a club playing for lottery position. We’ve got that tonight as the Warriors are host the Raptors, where I’m going to lay the light lumber and take the Warriors (-6). This could also be labeled the battle of the 0-4s as both clubs have lost four straight games. GS really needs to back into the win column to halt a skin that includes going 3-7 and has seen their hold on the number 6 seed drop to .5. On the positive side Golden State has won their last 5 against Toronto at home, 6-1 last 7. That’s the NBA chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!
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