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NBA News and Notes Sunday 12/6

NBA News and Notes Sunday 12/6

New Jersey Nets vs. New York Knicks

The New Jersey Nets and the New York Knicks will meet on the court at Madison Square Garden on Sunday in a battle of division rivals.

The Nets reeled in 29 points in the fourth quarter to earn a 97-91 win over the Bobcats on Friday, as 3.5-point underdogs. That game's 188 points made it OVER the posted total of 182.5.

Brook Lopez tossed in a game-high 31 points with 14 rebounds for a double-double for the Nets.

The Knicks came back in the fourth quarter and upset the Hawks 114-107 on Friday, as 11-point underdogs. That game's 221 points made it OVER the posted total of 215.5.

Al Harrington led the way with 27 points, while Chris Duhon had 25 points and 10 assists in the win.

Team records:
New Jersey: 1-18 SU, 6-12-1 ATS
New York: 5-15 SU, 9-11 ATS

New Jersey most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 8-2
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

New York most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 1-9
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing New York
New Jersey is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Jersey's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing at home against New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey at Chicago, Tuesday, December 8
New York home to Portland, Monday, December 7


Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Milwaukee Bucks

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks will meet on the court at Bradley Center on Sunday in a battle of division rivals.

LeBron James dropped 23 points and dished out 11 assists on Friday, as the Cavaliers defeated the Bulls 101-87. The Cavaliers covered the 12.5-point spread, while the 188 points went UNDER the night's posted total of 190.

Mo Williams and Daniel Gibson each had 15 points apiece in the win.

The Bucks were defeated 105-96 by the Pistons last time out as a 2.5-point underdog. That game's combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 187.

Luke Ridnour shot 7-for-11 from the field with 21 points and nine assists.

Current streak:
Cleveland has won 3 straight games.
Milwaukee has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Cleveland: 14-5 SU, 10-9 ATS
Milwaukee: 9-9 SU, 10-8 ATS

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Milwaukee most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games at home
Milwaukee is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 9 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Memphis, Tuesday, December 8
Milwaukee at Boston, Tuesday, December 8


Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons

The Washington Wizards and the Detroit Pistons will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Wizards were defeated 109-107 by the Raptors in overtime on Friday as a 3-point favorite. That game's 216 points went as a PUSH against the posted total of 216.

Gilbert Arenas netted a game-high 34 points in a losing effort.

The Pistons jumped out to an early lead and went on to defeat the Bucks 105-96 on Friday. The Pistons covered the 2.5-point spread, and the combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 187.

Rodney Stuckey had 19 points, six rebounds, and nine assists for the Pistons. Jonas Jerebko and Ben Gordon chipped in with 16 points each in the win.

Team records:
Washington: 7-11 SU, 5-13 ATS
Detroit: 7-12 SU, 10-8-1 ATS

Washington most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Boston, Thursday, December 10
Detroit at Philadelphia, Wednesday, December 9


Miami Heat vs. Sacramento Kings

The Miami Heat and the Sacramento Kings will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at ARCO Arena.

The Heat were defeated 108-107 Friday night as a 12.5-point underdog. That game's combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 198.5.

Dwyane Wade led the way for the Heat with 26 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists.

The Kings were defeated 115-107 by the Suns last time out as a 11.5-point underdog. That game's 222 points went UNDER the posted total of 224.5.

Tyreke Evans had 21 points with six rebounds and seven assists in a losing effort.

Current streak:
Miami has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Miami: 10-9 SU, 9-10 ATS
Sacramento: 9-9 SU, 13-5 ATS

Miami most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 3-7
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Sacramento most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Miami is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Sacramento
Miami is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Sacramento
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games on the road
Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Sacramento
Sacramento is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Sacramento is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Sacramento is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Sacramento is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami home to Dallas, Friday, December 11
Sacramento at New Orleans, Tuesday, December 8


Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers

The fans at STAPLES Center will be treated to a game between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers when they take their seats on Sunday.

The Suns caught fire in the fourth quarter and came away with a 115-107 victory over the Kings on Saturday. The Suns failed to cover the 11.5-point spread, while the 222 points went UNDER the posted total of 224.5.

Steve Nash led the way with a game-high 32 points to go with six assists for the Suns. Amare Stoudemire added 18 points in the win.

Kobe Bryant tossed in 33 points and grabbed seven rebounds and the Lakers snuck past the Heat 108-107 on Friday. The Lakers failed to cover the 12.5-point spread, while the combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 198.5.

Paul Gasol added 22 points and eight rebounds, while Andrew Bynum added 19 in the win.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has won 8 straight games.

Team records:
Phoenix: 15-5 SU, 12-8 ATS
Los Angeles: 15-3 SU, 8-10 ATS

Phoenix most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 8-2
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
Phoenix is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix at Dallas, Tuesday, December 8
LA Lakers home to Utah, Wednesday, December 9

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Re: NBA News and Notes Sunday 12/6

Trend Report - Sunday
By Ed Meyer

Cavaliers at Bucks - The Cavaliers are 0-6 ATS (-11.4 ppg) since March 26, 2004 on the road after a game at home in which they were whistled for fewer than 15 personal fouls. The Bucks are 0-9 ATS (-6.6 ppg) since January 14, 2008 with at most one day of rest after a game in which they allowed at least 55% from the field. The Bucks are 0-8-1 ATS (-6.1 ppg) since February 24, 2006 after a road loss in which they committed fewer than ten turnovers. The Bucks are 0-7 ATS (-7.1 ppg) since March 11, 2008 after a loss in which they allowed a shooting percentage at least 10 percentage points higher than their season-to-date average. The Bucks are 0-6-1 ATS (-3.1 ppg) since March 29, 1998 as a home dog after a loss in which they were outshot by at least 10 percent. The Bucks are 6-0 ATS (8.6 ppg) since March 05, 2008 at home after a loss on the road in which Andrew Bogut took fewer than 10 shots.

Heat at Kings - The Heat are 7-0-1 ATS (7.4 ppg) since January 17, 2002 on the road after playing the Lakers. The Heat are 6-0 ATS (6.8 ppg) since December 07, 2007 on the road when they allowed at least ten points more than their season-to-date average for two straight games. The Heat are 5-0 ATS (14.0 ppg) since March 28, 2009 after a loss on the road in which Udonis Haslem was not the Heat’s high scorer. The Heat are 0-5 ATS (-6.9 ppg) since March 12, 2001 after a road loss in which they had at least 15 fewer shot attempts than their opponent. The Kings are 0-6 ATS (-7.6 ppg) since February 11, 2005 as a favorite with at most one day of rest after a game on the road after a loss in which they made more baskets than their opponent.
   
Nets at Knicks - The Nets are 11-0 ATS (8.9 ppg) since February 19, 1996 as a road dog with at most one day of rest after a home win in which they shot less than 40% from the field. The Nets are 0-6 ATS (-7.9 ppg) since May 03, 1999 as a road dog with at least one day of rest after a home win in which they had at least five fewer turnovers than their season-to-date average. The Nets are 0-6 ATS (-9.2 ppg) since December 22, 2006 after playing at home when the OU line is at least fifteen points higher than it was last game. 5.8) The Knicks are 0-8 ATS (-5.8 ppg) since March 09, 2003 at home with at least one day of rest off a road win in which they trailed by 10+ points. The Knicks are 0-7 ATS (-15.1 ppg) since December 11, 2006 at home after winning the previous matchup on the road in which David Lee had a double double. The Knicks are 6-0 ATS (8.5 ppg) since March 07, 2008 at home with at least one day of rest after a game in which they shot at least 50% from the field. The Knicks are 6-0-1 ATS (4.6 ppg) since January 15, 2008 after a game in which they outshot their opponent by at least 10 percent. The Knicks are 0-5 ATS (-4.9 ppg) since March 06, 2007 at home off a road win in which they trailed by 10+ points.

Suns at Lakers - The Suns are 10-0 ATS (13.4 ppg) since March 04, 1999 as a dog with no rest after a game in which they committed fewer than ten turnovers. The Suns are 8-0 ATS (5.9 ppg) since December 02, 1995 as a road dog with no rest after a game at home in which their field goal attempt per turnover ratio was at least eight. The Suns are 6-0-1 ATS (4.8 ppg) since March 24, 2000 on the road when seeking revenge for a double-digit road loss. The Suns are 0-8 ATS (-15.4 ppg) since December 15, 2007 on the road after a win in which Steve Nash was the Suns’ high scorer.

Wizards at Pistons - The League is 0-15 ATS (-8.4 ppg) since February 10, 2007 as a road dog with at most one day of rest off an overtime loss as a favorite. The Wizards are 8-0-1 ATS (6.9 ppg) since April 06, 2003 as a dog off a loss of four points or fewer in which they trailed by 15+ points. The League is 0-8 ATS (-11.0 ppg) since April 09, 2008 on the road with at most one day of rest off a loss of four points or fewer as a favorite in which they trailed by 15+ points. The Wizards are 0-8 ATS (-10.7 ppg) since December 11, 2008 after a game in which they scored more than 25% of their points from the free throw line. The Wizards are 0-7 ATS (-10.3 ppg) since December 23, 2008 after a loss at home in which Caron Butler played more than 40 minutes. The Pistons are 9-0 ATS (10.9 ppg) since March 28, 1999 at home after a home win in which their field goal attempt per turnover ratio was less than four. The Pistons are 7-0 ATS (6.8 ppg) since November 01, 2002 at home after a win in which they committed at least twenty turnovers.

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