NBA News and Notes Monday 1/26

NBA News and Notes Monday 1/26

Atlanta (26-17, 23-20 ATS) at Miami (23-19, 19-21-2 ATS)

The Hawks head to American Airlines Arena in Miami looking to rebound from a difficult Sunday afternoon home loss when they face the Heat in this Eastern Conference matchup.

Atlanta fell 104-99 to the Suns as a four-point home favorite on Sunday, snapping a three-game winning streak (2-1 ATS) that included Friday’s117-87 blowout of the Bucks as a 5½-point home chalk. The Hawks are just 9-12 away from Atlanta this season, but they’ve been a good road bet, cashing in 13 of those 21 contests.

Miami has alternated SU wins and losses in its last five (3-2 ATS), but is coming off Saturday’s surprising 103-97 home win over the in-state rival Magic, prevailing as a 7½-point pup. The Heat are only 13-7 SU and 8-11-1 ATS in front of the home fans this season.

The Hawks have won four of the last five (3-2 ATS) in this series, including a 87-73 win in South Beach back on Dec. 12, cashing as two-point pups. Atlanta has prevailed in two of its last three trips to Miami (2-1 ATS) but it is just 3-11 ATS in their last 14 trips to Florida and 7-19 ATS in the last 26 series clashes overall.

Atlanta is just 2-5 ATS in its last seven against Southeast Division opponents, but otherwise is on ATS streaks of 9-4 on the road, 7-1 as an underdog, 7-1 on the second night of a back-to-back and 5-1 as a road ‘dog. The Heat are 6-2 ATS in their last eight overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven after getting a day off, but they also carry a host of negative pointspread trends into this one, including 0-6 on Mondays, 14-37-1 as a favorite, 19-40-1 as a home favorite and 1-4-1 at home against teams with a losing road record.

The Hawks have stayed under the total in five of their last eight against the Southeast Division, but they have topped the total in 10 of 15 overall, five of seven on Monday and four of five on the second night of a back-to-back. For Miami, the over is 7-2 in its last nine overall, but the under is on runs of 7-3 at home, 5-2 against Southeast Division foes and 4-1 as a home favorite.

ATS ADVANTAGE: NONE


Philadelphia (21-21 SU and ATS) at New Orleans (26-14, 17-21-2 ATS)

The red-hot Sixers, winners of eight of their last nine, make the trek to the Big Easy for a showdown with the Hornets.

Philadelphia has found its offense lately, topping the century mark in eight of its last 10, including in Saturday’s 116-110 home victory over the Knicks, though it came up just short as 7½-point favorites. The Sixers, who climbed back to .500 with the victory over New York, have won and covered in three straight on the highway, and they are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 overall.

New Orleans had its three-game winning streak (2-1 ATS) snapped Friday night in Minnesota, losing 116-108 as a one-point road underdog. The Hornets tend to clamp down defensively at home, allowing just 90.6 points per game in New Orleans while scoring 97.1.

These two haven’t met since November 2007 when the Hornets swept a home-and-home series, winning 95-76 as nine-point home favorites, then scoring a 93-72 road win as a 2½-point chalk. New Orleans is 6-3 ATS in the last nine series meetings and 4-1 ATS in the last five played in the Big Easy.

In addition to its ongoing ATS streaks of 8-2 overall and 3-0 on the road, Philadelphia comes into this one on positive pointspread runs of 4-1 against the Western Conference, 10-2 against the Southwest Division, 6-1 after a straight-up win and 5-2 after getting one day off. The Hornets are just 2-6 ATS in their last eight against the Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last five at home against teams with a losing road mark, but they are on positive ATS streaks of 44-19-2 after a straight-up loss and 11-5-1 against the Atlantic Division.

The Sixers have stayed under the total in 21 of 28 Monday contests and 11 of 17 games after getting a day off, but they are on “over” runs that include 7-3 against the Western Conference, 8-2 on the road, 5-0 after a non-cover and 7-3 against teams with a winning record. New Orleans is on “over” stretches of 7-3-1 overall and 4-0-1 after a non-cover, but it is also on under streaks of 11-5-1 after a straight-up loss, 7-2 at home and 4-1-1 against the Eastern Conference. Finally, the under is 5-1 in the last six clashes between these squads, but the over is 8-3 in the last 11 played in New Orleans.

ATS ADVANTAGE: PHILADELPHIA

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**Hawks at Heat**

-Las Vegas Sports Consultants installed Miami as a three-point home ‘chalk’ over Atlanta, with the total set at 195. This Southeast Division matchup is slated to start at 7:35 p.m. ET.

-Atlanta (26-16 straight up, 23-18 against the spread) is playing for the second time in as many days after Sunday’s matchup with Phoenix. The Hawks entered that contest riding a three-game SU winning streak while winning back-to-back outings ATS.

-Atlanta begins a brief two-game road trip with this contest, hoping to improve its 9-12 SU and 13-7 ATS road record. The Hawks have been dropping their road endeavors by an average score of 99-97.

-Miami (23-19 SU, 19-22 ATS) has alternated SU wins and losses its last five games after upending Orlando Saturday as a 7 ½-point home underdog, 103-97. The combined 200 points went ‘over’ the 193-point closing total.

-The Heat were outrebounded, 41-36, but prevailed by shooting 47 percent (37-of-78) from the field while also going 24-of-32 from the free-throw line. Dwyane Wade contributed 27 points and eight rebounds, while Mario Chalmers added 20 and six assists.

-Miami is 13-7 SU at home, but just 8-12 ATS. The Heat have been winning their home endeavors by an average score of 96-93.

-Atlanta is 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS the previous five meetings with Miami after winning the lone encounter this season December 12 as a 2 ½-point road underdog, 87-73. The combined 160 points never seriously threatened the 193-point closing total.

-Atlanta guard Acie Law (quad) is ‘probable’ versus the Heat. Miami forward Shawn Marion (groin) is ‘questionable’ against the Hawks.

**Nets at Thunder**

-LVSC opened Oklahoma City as a two-point home favorite over New Jersey, with the total listed at 201. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET.

-New Jersey (20-24 SU, 23-21 ATS) was mired in a five-game SU losing skid before beating Memphis Saturday as a one-point road ‘chalk,’ 99-88. The combined 187 points failed to topple the 191 ½-point closing total, helping the ‘under’ go 3-1 the past four outings.

-The Nets prevailed by connecting at a 46-percent clip (38-of-83) from the field. Vince Carter led the team with 23 points and seven rebounds, while Devin Harris contributed 17 and eight assists.

-New Jersey is 11-10 SU and 15-6 ATS on the road, with the ‘over’ going 13-8. The Nets have been dropping those road games by an average score of 101-100.

-Oklahoma City (9-35 SU, 26-16 ATS) hits the court for the first time since Friday’s setback to the Los Angeles Clippers as a three-point road favorite, 107-104. The combined 211 points soared past the 194 ½-point closing total, enabling the ‘over’ to cash the third consecutive contest.

-The Thunder dominated the Clippers on the boards, 48-31, while shooting 43 percent (32-of-75) from the field. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 46 points and 15 rebounds, while Jeff Green added 14 and six.

-Oklahoma City is 6-17 SU and 11-10 ATS at home, with the ‘under’ going 14-9. The Thunder have been dropping their home endeavors by an average score of 100-95.

-New Jersey has won the last three meetings with Oklahoma City/Seattle after winning the lone encounter in overtime this season Jan. 12 as a 6 ½-point home favorite, 103-99. The combined 202 points slithered below the 203-point closing total, helping the ‘under’ cash the fourth game in a row between these teams.

-Oklahoma City forward Joe Smith (knee) is ‘doubtful’ against the Nets.

**Blazers at Clippers**

-LVSC lists Portland as an 8 ½-point road ‘chalk’ over Los Angeles, with the total set at 187. This contest is scheduled to begin at 10:35 p.m. ET.

-Portland (26-17 SU, 21-22 ATS) has alternated SU wins and losses its last seven games after Saturday’s victory over Washington as a 10-point home favorite, 100-87. The combined 187 points failed to eclipse the 193-point closing total, helping the ‘under’ improve to 2-1 the past three games.

-The Trail Blazers prevailed by shooting 44 percent (35-of-80) from the field and 41 percent (7-of-17) from behind the arc. Guard Brandon Roy paced the offense with 22 points and 10 steals, while Greg Oden added 18 and 14 rebounds.

-Portland has struggled to a 10-12 SU and 8-14 ATS road record, with the ‘under’ going 12-10. The Blazers have been dropping their road matchups by an average score of 97-95.

-Los Angeles (10-32 SU, 20-22 ATS) is playing for the second time in as many nights after its Sunday-night matchup at Golden State.

-The Clippers are just 5-18 SU and 9-14 ATS at Staples Center, with the ‘over’ going 12-10. Los Angeles has been losing its home dates by an average score of 99-91.

-Los Angeles beat Portland Dec. 12 in the only encounter this season in overtime as a nine-point road underdog, 120-112. The combined 232 points soared ‘over’ the 189-point closing total, helping the ‘over’ improve to 5-2 the past seven games in this series.

-Portland guard Martell Webster (stress fracture) and guard Steve Blake (shoulder) are ‘out’ against the Clippers.

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SCOREBOARD

Monday, Jan. 26

New Jersey at Oklahoma City (8 p.m. EST). The Nets ended a five-game skid with a win Saturday at Memphis and have a chance to start a winning streak against the Thunder, the NBA’s worst team with a 9-35 record.

STARS

Sunday

— Richard Jefferson, Timberwolves, had 39 points and nine rebounds in Minnesota’s 109-108 overtime victory over Chicago.

— Chris Bosh, Raptors, scored 31 points in Toronto’s 113-97 victory over Sacramento.

— Nene, Nuggets, had 28 points and nine rebounds as Denver routed Utah 117-97.

— Danny Granger, Pacers, scored 27 points in Indiana’s 98-93 victory over Charlotte.

— Ron Artest and Luis Scola, Rockets. Artest had 24 points and nine rebounds and Scola scored 21 points in Houston’s 108-105 victory at Detroit.

BIG 3

Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Eddie House scored 23 points apiece in Boston’s 124-100 victory over Dallas on Sunday. … Amare Stoudemire scored 23 points, Leandro Barbosa had 20 and Shaquille O’Neal added 19 points and 11 rebounds in Phoenix’s 104-99 win at Atlanta.

TAKE A REST

Kobe Bryant scored 22 points through three quarters and then sat out the fourth in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 99-85 victory over San Antonio on Sunday.

DOUBLE-DOUBLES

Shaquille O’Neal had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Steve Nash added 14 points and 13 assists in Phoenix’s 104-99 victory at Atlanta on Sunday. Josh Smith had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Joe Johnson added 15 points and 13 assists for the Hawks. … Andrew Bynum had 15 points and 11 rebounds in the Lakers’ 99-85 victory over San Antonio. … Rajon Rondo had 13 points and 14 assists in Boston’s 124-100 victory over Dallas. … Houston’s Rafer Alston had 14 points and 10 assists in a 108-105 win over Detroit. Rasheed Wallace had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons. … Troy Murphy had 11 points and 14 rebounds in Indiana’s 98-93 win over Charlotte. … Kevin Love had 19 points and 15 rebounds in the Timberwolves’ 109-108 overtime victory over Chicago.

HEY, COACH

Lionel Hollins was introduced as the Memphis Grizzlies’ new coach on Sunday. Hollins, a former assistant with the Grizzlies, was serving as an assistant for the Milwaukee Bucks when Memphis coach Marc Iavaroni was fired Thursday. Hollins was scheduled to hold practice with his new team later Sunday. His first game at the helm will be Tuesday against the Denver Nuggets. Hollins had two previous stints as the Grizzlies coach, both on an interim basis. He was 0-4 in 2004-05 when he bridged the gap between Hubie Brown’s resignation and the hiring of Mike Fratello. He finished the 1999-2000 season after the firing of Brian Hill, going 18-42.

STRONG IN DEFEAT

Richard Hamilton scored 27 points and Rasheed Wallace had 22 points and 11 rebounds in Detroit’s 108-105 loss to Houston on Sunday night. … Jason Terry scored 27 points in Dallas’ 124-100 loss at Boston. … Ben Gordon scored 23 points and Luol Deng added 22 in Chicago’s 109-108 at Minnesota.

SIDELINED

The Milwaukee Bucks announced Sunday leading scorer Michael Redd will miss the rest of the season with torn ligaments in his left knee. Redd missed 14 games with an ankle injury and was just starting to look like the player who helped Team USA reclaim the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics last summer. However, in the third quarter of Saturday night’s victory over Sacramento, Redd landed awkwardly on teammate Luke Ridnour’s foot after missing a shot near the basket. Redd had an MRI exam on Sunday that revealed the extent of the injury. A surgery date has not been scheduled.

SITTING OUT

Yao Ming’s sore right knee sidelined him for Houston’s win at Detroit on Sunday night just as the Rockets welcomed back Tracy McGrady and Ron Artest. Yao said his knee was “close” to being healthy enough to play and hoped to be back in the lineup Monday night at New York. Houston coach Rick Adelman said he has “no idea” when Yao will play again, saying he’s day to day.

STRUGGLING

Sacramento’s 113-97 loss at Toronto on Sunday dropped the Kings to 0-18 against Eastern Conference opponents this season. They have not beaten an East team since a 106-100 home win over Toronto on March 16, 2008. Sacramento has also lost 15 of its past 16 road games and is 3-20 overall away from home.

SPEAKING

“We ended the half poorly and they got that six-point lead. Then they came out in the second half and hit two quick 3s, and it seemed to go downhill from there. I thought the effort was OK, defensively. But we had a couple of lapses that turned right into points and gave them a lead that we couldn’t get back from.”—San Antonio’s Tim Duncan after the Spurs’ 99-85 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

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Phoenix Suns vs. Washington Wizards

The Suns defeated Atlanta 104-99 as a 4-point underdog on Sunday. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (210).

Amar'e Stoudemire scored 23 points for Phoenix, while Shaquille O'Neal had 19 points and 11 rebounds.

The Wizards were defeated 100-87 by the Trail Blazers last time out, as 10-point road underdogs. The 187 points went UNDER the posted total of 193.

Caron Butler tossed in a game-high 31 points to go with his 10 rebounds and five assists in a losing effort.

Current streak:
Washington has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Phoenix: 24-18 SU, 14-27-1 ATS
Washington: 9-34 SU, 17-26 ATS

Phoenix most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Washington most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Washington
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Phoenix's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Washington is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix home to San Antonio, Thursday, January 29
Washington at Miami, Wednesday, January 28


Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat

The Hawks lost to Phoenix 104-99 as a 4-point favorite on Sunday. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (210).

Josh Smith led the Hawks with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Marvin Williams netted 17 points.

Dwyane Wade went for a game-high 27 points, helping the Heat scorch the favored Magic 103-97 on Saturday. The Heat won the game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the combined 200 points made it OVER the posted total of 194.

Wade finished with eight rebounds and six assists. Mario Chalmers chipped in with 20 points and six assists in the win.

Team records:
Atlanta: 26-17 SU, 23-20 ATS
Miami: 23-19 SU, 20-21-1 ATS

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Miami most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
Atlanta is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta's last 15 games
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Miami is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 9 games
Miami is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Miami is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at New York, Wednesday, January 28
Miami home to Washington, Wednesday, January 28


Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks

The Rockets defeated Detroit 108-105 as a 3-point underdog on Sunday. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (179).

Ron Artest scored 24 points to go along with nine rebounds for Houston, while Luis Scola chipped in with 21 points in the win.

The Knicks were toppled 116-110 by the 76ers last time out, as 7.5-point road underdogs. That game's 216 points made it OVER the posted total of 206.5.

Nate Robinson tossed in a game-high 26 points, and Tim Thomas netted 24 in a losing effort.

Team records:
Houston: 28-17 SU, 21-24 ATS
New York: 18-25 SU, 24-19 ATS

Houston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

New York most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing New York
New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
New York is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
New York is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New York's last 14 games

Next up:
Houston home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 28
New York home to Atlanta, Wednesday, January 28


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Milwaukee Bucks

The Timberwolves defeated Chicago 109-108 in overtime as a 3-point favorite on Sunday. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (207).

Al Jefferson scored a game-high 39 points to go along with nine rebounds for Minnesota, while Kevin Love added 19 points and 15 rebounds in the win.

The Bucks scored a last second basket as they outlasted the Kings 106-104 on Saturday. The Bucks failed to cover the 7-point spread, and the 210 points went UNDER the posted total of 215.5.

Charlie Villanueva had 18 points to go with 10 rebounds in a double-double for the Bucks, and Richard Jefferson collected 20 points in the win.

Current streak:
Minnesota has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Minnesota: 15-27 SU, 21-20-1 ATS
Milwaukee: 22-25 SU, 27-18-2 ATS

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Milwaukee most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 1-9
After playing Sacramento are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games at home
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 13 games
Milwaukee is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Detroit, Wednesday, January 28
Milwaukee at Indiana, Wednesday, January 28


Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Hornets

The 76ers had six players in double figures on Saturday, as they knocked down the Knicks 116-110. The 76ers failed to cover the 7.5-point spread, but the combined 216 points made it OVER the posted total of 206.5.

Andre Iguodala led the way with 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Andre Miller added 21 points, and Samuel Dalembert grabbed 17 boards in the victory.

The Hornets had their three-game win streak snapped in a 116-108 loss to the Timberwolves on Friday, as a pick'em. That game's combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 194.

James Posey tossed in 24 points, and Chris Paul added 23 to go along with 12 assists in the loss.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 21-21 SU, 21-21 ATS
New Orleans: 26-14 SU, 17-21-2 ATS

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing New York are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

New Orleans most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
Philadelphia is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
New Orleans is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Houston, Wednesday, January 28
New Orleans home to Denver, Wednesday, January 28


New Jersey Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

The Nets got out to an early lead and finished off the Grizzlies 99-88 on Saturday. The Nets covered the slight 1.5-point spread, but the 187 points fell UNDER the night's posted total of 192.

Vince Carter paced the win with 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Devin Harris finished with 17 points, five rebounds and eight assists.

The Thunder fell 107-104 to the Clippers last time out, as 3-point favorites. The 211 points sailed OVER the posted total of 194.

Kevin Durant led all scorers with a game-high 46 points and hauled down 15 rebounds for a double-double.

Team records:
New Jersey: 20-24 SU, 23-21 ATS
Oklahoma City: 9-35 SU, 28-16 ATS

New Jersey most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Oklahoma City most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 3-7
After playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
New Jersey is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of New Jersey's last 19 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Oklahoma City is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey home to Toronto, Wednesday, January 28
Oklahoma City home to Memphis, Wednesday, January 28


Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers

The Trail Blazers never trailed on Saturday as they rolled past the Wizards 100-87. The Trail Blazers covered the 10-point spread, while the 187 points went UNDER the posted total of 193.

Brandon Roy led the Trail Blazers with 22 points, five rebounds and seven assists. Greg Oden had 18 points with 14 rebounds for a double-double in the win.

The Clippers lost to Golden State 107-92 as an 11-point underdog on Sunday. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (218.5).

Eric Gordon led the Clippers with 21 points and Al Thornton had 17 points and seven rebounds in the loss.

Team records:
Portland: 26-17 SU, 21-22 ATS
Los Angeles: 10-33 SU, 19-24 ATS

Portland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Charlotte are 2-7
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Portland's last 13 games on the road
Portland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Portland is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 10 of the LA Clippers last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 8 games at home
LA Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games at home

Next up:
Portland home to Charlotte, Wednesday, January 28
LA Clippers home to Chicago, Wednesday, January 28

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PHOENIX vs. WASHINGTON
Phoenix is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Phoenix is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix

ATLANTA vs. MIAMI
Atlanta is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Miami is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Atlanta
Miami is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing Atlanta

HOUSTON vs. NEW YORK
Houston is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
New York is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

MINNESOTA vs. MILWAUKEE
Minnesota is 16-7-1 ATS in its last 24 games when playing Milwaukee
Minnesota is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Milwaukee is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

NEW JERSEY vs. OKLAHOMA CITY
New Jersey is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
New Jersey is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Oklahoma City is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing at home against New Jersey

PHILADELPHIA vs. NEW ORLEANS
Philadelphia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 9 games at home

PORTLAND vs. LA CLIPPERS
Portland is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
Portland is 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 2-15 SU in their last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of the LA Clippers last 13 games

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Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat


Hawks: Atlanta saw its three-game winning streak come to an end on Sunday with a 104-99 home loss to Phoenix. The Hawks shot less than 42 percent from the field and saw leading scorer Joe Johnson make only 5-of-20 shots from the field, including 1-of-6 from 3 point range. In fact, Johnson and Mike Bibby made just two 3-pointers and four free throws between them. "Every loss is tough, but it's like we are going to go and hide," Atlanta head coach Mike Woodson said. "We are pretty good at home, so we will be OK. This is basketball. We are trying to secure that fourth seed in the playoffs, and tomorrow we have to go to Miami and get it back."

Hawks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games.
The OVER is 10-4 in Atlanta's last 14 games overall.

Key Injuries - G Acie Law (thigh) is questionable.
F Al Horford (knee) is OUT.

PROJECTED SCORE: 98 (OVER - Total Play of the Day)

Heat (-3.5, O/U 193.5): Miami will try to win consecutive games for only the second time in 2009 following a 103-97 win over Orlando on Saturday. The Heat continue a four-game homestand and have split the first two games so far against playoff-caliber opponents. The Hawks are next in line and will be another tough opponent, currently sitting in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. Miami is just 2.5 games behind them and will look to avoid losing for the fifth time in six meetings.

Heat are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
The OVER is 7-2 in Miami's last 9 home games.

Key Injuries - F Shawn Marion (groin) is day-to-day.

PROJECTED SCORE: 102

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Hot Teams
-- Hawks won three of their last four games. Miami is 4-2 in its last six games, covered five of last seven.
-- Rockets won seven of their last nine games. Knicks won three of last four games (4-0 vs spread).
-- Hornets won three of their last four games. 76ers won eight of their last nine games.
-- Minnesota won nine of its last eleven games.
-- Oklahoma City is 16-5 vs spread in its last 21 games.

Cold Teams
-- Suns lost five of their last seven games (1-7-1 vs spread in last nine). Wizards lost nine of their last eleven games.
-- Bucks are 0-6 vs spread in game after last six wins, and now they're without Redd, out for year with knee injury.
-- Nets lost five of their last six games.
-- Clippers lost 14 of their last 16 games (7-5 vs spread in last twelve), Portland is 3-11 vs spread in game after its last fourteen wins.

Totals
-- Three of last four Phoenix games stayed under the total.
-- Over is 10-5 in last fifteen Atlanta games.
-- Last four Houston games all went over the total; under is 11-3 in last fourteen New York games.
-- Over is 7-2 in 76ers' last nine road games.
-- Over is 10-3 in Milwaukee's last thirteen games.
-- Over is 5-1-1 in last seven Oklahoma City games.
-- Over is 9-4 in Clippers' last thirteen games.

Back-to Back
-- Atlanta is 6-1-1 vs spread on road if they played night before.
-- Rockets are 7-5 vs spread if they played the night before.
-- Minnesota is 4-2 vs spread on road if they played day before.
-- Clippers are 5-3 vs spread if they played the night before.

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Phoenix vs. Washington

Phoenix finally bounced-back after a series of losses. They defeated the Hawks on the road despite the Hawks having revenge and playing well. The Suns now hit the road north to Washington who come off a tough west coast road trip. Phoenix is 2-7-1 ATS over their last 9 although they did cover their last game. These two teams have not met this year. Washington did beat NY at home, but also lost to the Bucks, Bobcats and Raptors at home as well (also, losing those covers). As I write this, there is no line, but I lean slightly on the Suns here as I just don't trust the Wiz, but they do come home off a tough road trip. I'm staying away - but note, the Wiz 2-8 ATS. In short, these two teams combined are 4-15-1 ATS over their last 20 games.

Atlanta vs. Miami

How does Atlanta respond back? Ironically, Atlanta is in the same boat as Phoenix was when they played ATL. ATL plays a team in Miami whom they had earlier this year 87-73 on the road in December when Miami was a bit banged up. Yet, Atl comes off an SU and ATS loss to the Suns at home. So, Atlanta is playing off a bounce-back loss with a team that has revenge against them today in the Heat. This was the same situation when the Suns were coming off that ugly loss to the Bobcats on the road but managed to beat the Hawks despite Atl having revene in that game. I think Atl shows up well today - but Miami is so strong at home. They just defeated the Magic for God sakes - let me rephrase - they just beat the Magic on a bounce-back for God sakes - which is even tougher to do - who they had revenge against. They also defeated the Cavs and Lakers at home as well. A lean on Miami, but likely staying away as they are the public favorite by 64%.

Houston vs. New York

Houston beat this team 96-76 earlier this year at home so NY undoubtedly does have revenge. Houston comes off a big win over Detroit on the road as McGrady made it back for that game to score 15 pionts, but Artest put up 24 against the team and place he dislikes so much in the Palace. NY comes off a tough road loss to Philly despite having revenge (did manage to cover the 7.5), they have covered their last 4 in a row and 7 of thier last 10. Heck, remember, this team even beat NO on the road as well. A lean on NY and the over here as they are likely to be game and I can't see them being held to under 80 points in the Garden like they were in Houston.

Minnesota vs. Milwaukee

Milwaukee has revenge in this game from a 104-106 win by Minny at home back on 1/10. But, Milwaukee is without Michael Redd for the year (currently, Milwaukee is in 8th and would make it to the playoffs if it were held today) - and Minnesota is rolling right now. The Twolves have won 9 of 11 SU and are 7-2-1 ATS over the last 10 as well. Milwaukee comes off a win over SAC but of course, it was a costly win as they won by 2, failed to cover and lost Redd for the year. I don't see a line yet, but I would not be surprised to see Minny roll here.

Philadelphia vs. New Orleans

These two teams have not met this year. NO will be without Chandler and West is listed as questionable. Philly is 8-2 SU over the last 10, and after covering 8 in a row, Philly has lost the last 2 covers, although they did beat the Knicks SU at home most recently. NO of course returns home after a loss to the Twolves on the road. NO does return home, but having said that, the Sixers are rock solid of late and don't forget NO did lose to Knicks at home.

New Jersey vs. Oklahoma City

I can actually see OKC winning this game. For starters, over 65% of the public is riding NJ here as the public dog. Plus, OKC lost to this team in OT last time around, so they do have revenge on that front. On top of that OKC is coming off a road loss to the Clippers after winning at GS as a let down, so I can see them coming back here at home and winning this. The Nets have played well, but they do come off a win against Memphis and they might not be expecting too much a contest here, but I think they get it as OKC will likely be very game today.

Portland vs. L.A. Clippers

Portland actually has revenge in this game. When the Clips were healthy, they went to Portland and won in OT 120-112. That was the game when Davis and Randolph were healthy. Well, now these two fellas are banged up and Davis is day to day. The Clippers did beat OKC at home, but come off a roughly a 20 point loss on the road to GS so will look to bounce-back here. I can see this going either way as the Clippers have a way of showing up at home - heck, they did beat Milwaukee at home (when Redd was healthy). I just don't want to go against Portland who has revenge though.

Additional Notes:

Phoenix: Shaq is listed as probable for the Suns today.
Houston: Yao, McGrady are listed as probable. Artest is listed as questionable.
Atlanta: Horoford is still listed as OUT.
Miami: Marion is listed as Doubtful.
Hornets: West is questionable and Chandler is still listed as OUT.
Portland: Blake is OUT, Camby is listed as Doubtful. Baron is listed as D-to-D.

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