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Michael Cannon

15 Dime

HAWKS

Take the Hawks as the small chalk tonight over the 76ers.

Atlanta has won five straight and are right in the thick of the playoff race for the eighth and final seed.

The Hawks have been playing well at home, winning six in a row and the offense has been the major reason. They averaged 104 ppg in March and are averaging 116 ppg over their last five.

Joe Johnson and Mike Bibby have meshed well and are the driving forces behind the Hawks powerful scoring attack.

I realize the 76ers have been playing well also, covering four of its last five, including a win over the Celtics. They are on an extended spread run of 22-8-1 ATS since early January.

But it’s going to be hard for them to stay within this number, let alone win the game, on the road against a Hawks team that is peaking right now.

Take the Hawks as they grab the win and cover.


5 Dime

PHILLIES (With Kendrick and Fogg as listed pitchers)

Take the Phillies for the road win over the Reds tonight.

I know the Reds are an improved team, and some people are giving them a chance at winning the NL Central.

But they aren’t as good or as deep as the Phillies.

Josh Fogg will get the start for Cincinnati, and he’s always on the verge of getting hammered against good hitting teams.

Kyle Kendrick will start for the Phillies and he showed a lot of promise with a 10-4 record and 3.87 ERA in his rookie season last year.

Take the Phillies as they grab the road win.

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Cash n Profit  Florida Marlins -120


Keith Martin  Phillies -109


WildBill  Mets/Braves Under 8.5


Jeff Scott  Bobcats/Raptors Over 203.5


JEFF MONEY  Utah Jazz -3.0


KM Sports Computer Sheet  Knicks/Hornets Under 210.5


BoDog Sports  Bradley/Tulsa  Under 143.0

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Arizona at Colorado
Pick: Colorado -1.5 runs +155

The last time these two clubs met they were fighting for a chance to take on Boston in the World Series. The Rockies won that privilege then went on to get swept by the BoSox. Mark Redman makes his first start of the year for the Rockies in what is their home opener. He needs better run support than what the Rockies offense has been able to provide thus far. In their opening series against St. Louis, the Rox scored just five total runs. They are coming off a shutout loss and we like them a lot here as a result. The change of scenery, home crowd, and need to avoid a third straight loss will juice out a top effort in this one from Colorado. Arizona hasn't had much offense either this season so it may not take a whole lot of improvement from Colorado here. The Rocks are 48-39 to the run line the past two seasons at home and 50-27 over division opponents. That includes a 17-8 mark against the run line at home after three-straight road games. Also over that span they are 22-11 against the run line after two straight losses. Colorado by 2+ here.

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2 Unit Play.Take Tulsa -3 ½ over Bradley
Yes, believe it or not the champion has yet to be crowned in the CBI Tournament despite two games already being played. Tonight is the rubber match between the Braves and the Hurricanes and the games takes place in Oklahoma. Both teams have held serve on their home court and that will hold true again tonight. We used the Canes on Monday and lost by a ½ point in a backdoor cover by the Braves. Tulsa missed numerous free throws down the stretch and fouled a three point shooter with under five seconds to play. That tells me that they are the better team when playing at home since they lost only two games there this season. They will take care of business this evening and we will collect big in the process as well.

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EZWINNERS

MLB

1 STAR: (905) ARIZONA (+$121) over Colorado
(Listing Owings and Redman)
(Risking $100 to win $121)


1 STAR: (907) PITTSBURGH (+$112) over Florida
(Listing Morris and Olsen)
(Risking $100 to win $112)


1 STAR: (913) WASHINGTON (+$131) over St. Louis
(Listing Perez and Looper)
(Risking $100 to win $131)


1 STAR: (915) LA DODGERS (+$116) over San Diego
(Listing Kuroda and Germano)
(Risking $100 to win $116)


1 STAR: (930) OAKLAND (+$106) over Cleveland
(Risking Duchscherer and Byrd)
(Risking $100 to win $106)


NBA

2 STAR: (553) PHILADELPHIA (PICK) over Atlanta
(Risking $220 to win $200)

2 STAR: (565) SAN ANTONIO (+2.5) over UTah
(Risking $220 to win $200)

2 STAR: (572) LA LAKERS (-5) over Dallas
(Risking $220 to win $200)

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Erin Rynning

20* Playmaker: Indiana +1

San Antonio +3

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National League Game Of The Week

10 Units CHICAGO CUBS (-170) over Houston Astros

5 Units Seattle Mariners (-140) over BALTIMORE ORIOLES


PARLAY OF THE DAY

1 Unit Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners

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GAMBLERS WORLD TIP OF THE DAY

Sport: NCAA Basketball Game: 8:00PM, CBI Tourney Final: Bradley vs. Tulsa

Prediction: Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Current Line: -4 Over/Under: 143 Reason: The inaugural CBI Tournament will go to a third and deciding game Friday when the Bradley Braves and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet at Reynolds Center. The teams split the first two games of the unique final format. Oddsmakers currently have the Golden Hurricane listed as 4-point favorites versus the Braves, while the game's total is sitting at 143. Bradley forced a deciding third game in the CBI tournament with an 83-74 win over Tulsa on Wednesday. Bradley covered the 5-point spread and the combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 157. Jeremy Crouch led the way with 20 points, and Andrew Warren added 17 in the win. Tulsa lost 83-74 to Bradley in the the CBI tournament on Wednesday, as 5-point underdogs. The combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 157. Theron Wilson had 13 points and Daniel Ruffin added 12 in the loss for Tulsa. Team records: Bradley: 21-16 SU, 20-14-1 ATS Tulsa: 24-14 SU, 18-14-1 ATS Bradley most recently: When playing on Friday are 4-6 After playing Tulsa are 3-1 After a win are 7-3 Tulsa most recently: When playing on Friday are 8-2 After playing Bradley are 2-2 After a loss are 7-3 A few trends to consider: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bradley's last 5 games on the road Bradley is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road Bradley is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games Bradley is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home Tulsa is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home Tulsa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

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Ferringo Baseball

6* Sea -135
2* Mil -1.5 RL
1.5* Stl -140
1.5* Minn -135
1.5* NYY over 9.5
1* Cle -120

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NEVADA BOYS

2* White Sox Over

2* Pacers

2* Spurs


ICEMAN

2* White sox

2* Brewers

2* Astros


RIGHTSIDE

2* DBacks

2* Mets

2* Royals


CAPT MORGAN

2 *A's

2 *O's

2 *Marlins


GREAT LAKES

3* Indians

2* Phillies

2* Red Sox


BOB The Hat

2* Wizards

2* Mavs

2* Suns


THE G FACTOR

2* Tulsa

2* 76ers

2* Knicks


JAMES PATRICK

3 *Wizards

2 *Spurs

2 *Suns

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TWINS
Game: Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins
Prediction: Minnesota Twins Reason: I'm laying the price with MINNESOTA. Give the Royals credit for sweeping the Tigers. However, they still represent a major step down in class from the team (Angels) which the Twins had to deal with in their opening series. The Royals staged the improbable sweep by outpitching the Tigers. I don't expect them to enjoy that luxury this evening though. John Bale gets the call and he hasn't made a major league start since 2003. During his time away from the starting rotation, Bale, who had a 4.91 ERA in the spring, spent time in Japan and in the Royals' bullpen. Scott Baker gets the call for the Twins and he dominated the Royals last season, going 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA in three starts. During that stretch he allowed just four runs through 22 1/3 innings, striking out 20 while walking only two. The Twins won those three games by a combined score of 14-4. Baker, who took a perfect game into the ninth inning the last time he faced the Royals at Minnesota, allowed more than three earned runs only once in his final 11 starts last year. He was sharp in his limited spring innings and I expect him to continue his success against the Royals this evening.

JAYS
Game: Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Game
Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays Reason: I'm playing on TORONTO. The Jays are slight underdogs (or pick'em) for their home opener but I feel that they should be favored. The Red Sox may have had yesterday off but they've still traveled all over the place, having gone from Japan to California to Canada. While the results have been favorable thus far, Red Sox manager Terry Francona admitted the travel has affected his team saying: "We're certainly not on all cylinders..." The Sox send Tim Wakefield to the mound. While he looked solid in the spring, keep in mind that the veteran knuckleballer will be turning 42 this season and that he was hurt at the end of last last year. Additionally, note that Wakefield lost by a score of 6-1 the last time that he faced the Jays, giving up seven hits, (2 HRs) two walks and four runs through six innings. Marcum gets the call for the Jays and he's coming off a strong season in which he went 11-4 with a 3.91 ERA after earning a spot in the starting rotation in May. He's made three starts against the Red Sox and the Jays won each of them. That includes a 5-0 shutout victory against Wakefield here in 2006 in which he allowed just two hits through eight complete innings, striking out 10 while walking only one. Note that Marcum was supposed to face the Red Sox in mid-March during spring training. However, knowing he would be facing the Red Sox in this series, the Jays elected to 'hide' Marcum from the Red Sox hitters. Instead of facing Boston, Marcum participated in a minor league game. In five innings, the 26-year-old right-hander allowed no runs on two hits with eight strikeouts. The Jays were 49-32 at Rogers Centre last season, including a sweep of the Sox in September. Look for the decision to hide Marcum to pay dividends as he outpitches Wakefield once again, leading the Jays to an important victory in their home opener.

MARLINS
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Florida Marlins
Prediction: Florida Marlins Reason: I'm laying the price with FLORIDA. Matt Morris gets the call for the visitors and he was 3-4 with a 6.10 ERA in 11 starts since the Pirates picked him up last season. Morris has also lost his last three starts against the Marlins, posting a 6.75 ERA in those games. On the other hand, Scott Olsen is 3-0 with a 3.96 ERA in four career starts against the Pirates. Olsen comes off a rough season. However, he was solid the previous year and is better than he showed last season. Yes, the Pirates, who are likely to be without their starting shortstop, won two of three at Atlanta. They're still an awful 38-60 (-17.6) against southpaws since 2005 though, going 14-30 during that stretch when listed as a road underdog in the +100 to +125 range. The Marlins, who were embarrassed on Wednesday, are 10-6 (+7.3) the last 16 times that they were coming off a shutout loss and a profitable 54-43 (+16.2) their last 97 in that situation. The Pirates represent a major step down in class from the Mets and I look for the Marlins to bounce back with a convincing win of their own.

TIGERS
Game: Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers
Prediction: Detroit Tigers Reason: I'm laying the price with DETROIT. The Tigers sure didn't look very good against the Royals. Or, as manager Jim Leyland put it: "We stunk." Although already dealing with a couple of injuries and despite their sluggish start, this is a Tiger team with a ton of potential. I fully expect them to turn things around and in a hurry. They should be happy to see Jose Contreras, as the Sox starter is 0-3 with a 10.17 ERA in his last four starts in this series, including three last season. The Tigers put up 31 runs in those three games. They weren't the only team to pound Contreras last season though, as he was 10-17 with a horrid 5.57 ERA for the year. While he wasn't nearly as bad as Contreras, Robertson also had some rough stretches in 2007. He was extremely sharp in April, however, going 2-1 with a 2.43 ERA in five April starts. In fact, dating back to 2006, he has allowed three runs or less in seven straight April starts, recording a stellar 1.90 ERA. Robertson should get off to another strong start as he was quoted as saying: "I absolutely felt good all spring. It's one of the best springs I've had. I felt strong the whole time." The Tigers were 19-12 the past few seasons after losing their previous three games. Look for them to rough up the aging Contreras once again, en route to their first win. *Personal Favorite

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MEMPHIS
I'm taking the points with MEMPHIS. After scoring in triple digits in 37 straight games, the Warriors have been held to doulbe-digits in scoring in each of their last two gams. They lost both those games by double-digits. The Grizzlies aren't exactly the best defensive team in the league (to say the least) so a return to triple-digits is likely. However, won't necessarily be enough to cover this inflated number as the Grizzlies are coming off a game in which they score 130 points themselves. In fact, they've scored a minimum of 106 points in six of their last eight games and at least 97 points in all eight of those games. After a blowout win on Wednesday, they've quietly gone a profitable 8-3 ATS their last 11 games. The Grizzlies have long been a team which builds momentum off a big win, as they're a profitable 66-38-2 ATS the last 96 times they were coming off a double-digit victory. The Grizzlies lost by just three points at Golden State a few weeks ago. Playing with 'triple revenge,' I look for them to continue their recent inspired play and give the Warriors, 5-9 ATS their last 14 games against teams with a losing record, a much tougher game than expected once again. *Friday Feast

SONICS
Game: Houston Rockets vs. Seattle SuperSonics 
Prediction: Seattle SuperSonics Reason: I'm taking the points with SEATTLE. Facing a Portland team which had recently been eliminated from playoff contention and which was playing without its star player, the Rockets managed a win and cover last night. Playing the second of back to back games, vs. what I expect to be a highly motivated Seattle squad, I look for them to have a much more difficult time this evening. The Sonics, who had last night off, are playing their third last home game of the season and perhaps the third last game ever here in Seattle. I expect that to be a motivating factor for both the players and the fans this evening. The Rockets are tough. However, so is every other remaining opponent, as they'll face the Nuggets, Mavs, Spurs and Warriors along with the Rockets (at Houston) once more. In other words, tonight offers as good a chance as any to earn one last victory. Despite last night's win and cover, the Rockets, who are still without Yao Ming and who may well be without point guard Rafter Alston (missed last night) again today, remain a poor 2-6-1 ATS their last nine games. That includes a 0-2 SU/ATS mark when playing the second of back to back games, losing those games by a combined 30 points. They're now 8-15-3 ATS in the month of April since 2005. While the Rockets have won both this season's meetings, the Sonics have played them tough each time. Seattle lost by seven at Houston on January 21 and lost by only two at Seattle two nights later. Not surprisingly, the Sonics were 2-0 ATS in those games. Looking back a bit further and we find them at a profitable 5-0-1 ATS the last six in this series. The Sonics beat the Rockets by 17 in one of the last four meetings here in Seattle and they lost the other three games by two, five and six points. The Sonics have never been getting this many points at home vs. the Rockets over the past decade, which I feel provides us with terrific value. Look for the Sonics to give a big effort, taking this game down to the wire once again and improving to 6-1 ATS on the season when playing a home game with an over/under line in the 200 to 2004.5 range. *Western Conference GOM

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OTTAWA
Game: Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators
Prediction: Ottawa Senators Reason: I'm laying the price with OTTAWA. Looking at the last 15 times that the Bruins traveled to Ottawa and we find that the Senators were always favored by a minimum of -175, with those lines ranging from -175 to -300. There are a few reasons why tonight's line is significantly more reasonable. I feel that the Sens can overcome those 'reasons' though and that they are offering us excellent value. Yes, the Sens are now dealing with some injuries. However, they're still a team which is loaded with enough talent to overcome them. Yes, the Sens are playing their second game in the past two nights. However, they're also 13-7 the last 20 times that they played the second of back to back games. Yes, the Sens just lost to the Bruins recently. However, that was at Boston and the Sens won 4-1 when the teams played here at Ottawa three weeks ago. Including that result, the Sens are 15-5 the last 20 times they hosted the Bruins. Speaking of 15-5, the Sens are also 15-5 the last 20 times they played on a Friday. The Sens were the best team in the East for much of this season. Playing their regular season finale and knowing they need at least a point to guarantee a playoff berth, I expect them to build off yesterday's win and record the critical victory, improving to 73-43 since 2005 when coming off a win by two goals or more. *Annihilator

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Triple Crown Sports

5* GOY Spurs
4* Hornets
3* Warriors Over, Bobcats, Bucks
4* Bradly


Great Lake Sports

5* Spurs
4* Mavs
3* 76's

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Teddy June’s MLB NL Total of the Week (MLB Totals YTD: 3-1 75%)
My 5* MLB NL Total of the Week is the Houston Astros/Chicago Cubs Under the posted total. I currently have this line at 8. As always, Good Luck, Let’s make some money.

Teddy June’s MLB Game of the Day (8-3 Last 11 All Sports Selections)
My 5* MLB Game of the Day is the Florida Marlins over the Pittsburgh Pirates. I currently have this line at -120. As always, Good Luck, Let’s make some money.

Teddy June’s Private Players Club (MLB Private Players Club YTD: 1-0 100%)
My 5* Private Players Club Selection is the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets. I currently have this line at -125. As always, Good Luck, Let’s make some money.

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New Jersey at Detroit
Pick: Detroit -9

The Nets are fading fast. Their chance to overtake Atlanta for the last spot has failed to materialize as they have lost three straight games and five of their last seven. So, a must-win situation can't get this team to win. Detroit has the second seed wrapped up but this is not a team to take nights off. They are 30-6 at home (22-14 ATS) and damn proud of it. No way they want to limp into the playoffs with weak play. In contrast, they will want to make a statement against what is technically a playoff contender. New Jersey is 8-22 ATS this season vs. winning teams including 0-8 vs. teams at .700 or better! They are also winless (0-8 ATS) the past two seasons vs. great defensive teams (those holding foes under 92 ppg).  Detroit is 8-1 ATS this season when they get on a defensive roll (allowing less 90 or less in three straight games). We see a double-digit home team win here

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