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    Presuming no late player scratches or strange line moves (like last night on Portland/Dallas), we will be playing Indiana +6 AND Brooklyn +6. If the line goes up, that will keep us on the game. If the line drops, may re-consider the play. In any case, we will wait until later to punch the ticket.
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    Boston is officially in a slump. We'll be careful with a temporarily hot-shooting Orlando for a few days.

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    Indiana +6.5 now
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    UPDATE:
    Deciding to lay off Indiana +6.5. Late decision not to make it an official play (we see +5.5, 6 and 6.5 now). Betting against the Spurs at home is equivalent to betting against the Patriots to win, LOL.
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    UPDATE:
    Deciding to lay off Indiana +6.5. Late decision not to make it an official play (we see +5.5, 6 and 6.5 now). If we HAD to play the game, we would take Indiana. Too many concerns regarding the Spurs success at home against teams with <.500 road record (13-3-1) combined with Pacers road weariness (last game of 5-game road trip).

    Betting against the Spurs at home is equivalent to betting against the Patriots to win, LOL.
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    Bulls +6.5
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    Always best to stick with a play once it is on the books. We should have kept our play on Indiana. Live and learn.

    Tonight, we really wanted to play red-hot Philadelphia but kept away by 3-4 record as road favorite. Memphis is not an easy place to play, compounded by the non-contender Grizzlies. Also it is best to play a team right when their coach has been fired (Milwaukee), but we just could not lay the points to an unpredictable, young Phoenix team who could easily win the game straight up with Milwaukee's best player sidelined. Heat may have been a solid play, but just too many out at the guard position. We may end up regretting not playing them, especially with Houston off their amazing effort vs Golden State. If we have a play on the late game, will post by 9:30 EST.
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    Good luck tonight.....
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    Glad I trusted my "hunches" pertaining to last night.

    Nothing tonight, not even the Nets. OKC may be heating up or just fooling us...not worth the gamble for now. Knicks best player out, so no way on +16. Looking at Boston for later, but LAL is hot and Celtics are not.
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    Wow, the Nets continue to stun with their impressive ability to cover the pointspread which Vegas so generously provides! Not going to make that mistake again. We will plus them often.

    Hard to believe, but no plays tonight. Dr. PP says he does not see any value despite the juicy matchups. I would think Boston, but the line is just not attractive, and they are in a terrible slump still. Indiana was a possibility, but they just destroyed Phoenix a week ago, and Suns are feisty as road dogs. New Orleans could be a play, but again the line does not offer any value. We can make a case for either side of every game on the card, so no plays.
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    Boston busts out of the slump like we suspected. Pacers are playing great. New Orleans won. We are gaining confidence.

    Miami -9.5 tonight.

    Don't like laying big lumber, but hoping for tired Kings team (4th game in 7 nights, 3rd in 4 nights). Miami off a tough loss to Rockets where they blew a lead despite key players out. Plus 16-4 ATS vs Sac. That's why they call this gambling.

    We will watch and MAY put a play on Minnesota later. Will post by 9:45 EST
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    Thank you Miami Heat for a zero-effort night. We plan to make up for it tomorrow when the Heat host punchless Charlotte. It will be an even larger play if Charlotte wins easily tonight. Now 38-28-2 which is not where we thought we would be.

    First big night of the entire season. Letting it roll...

    Atlanta +7, Utah +8, Indiana +5.5, Nets +6 (-120), Bulls -4.

    Hoping we do not crash and burn. Pacers worry us the most, but past time to get on the Fade the Cavs bullet train. With my luck, they will cover, but let the fading begin nonetheless.
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    Look like we could whiff tonight. We've already lost the Nets and the Bulls, probably the Pacers as well. If so, we'll be taking an extended break. Probably won't post another pick until after the All-Star Break. My contact is pretty upset with the poor record...worst season in years for him.
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    Zach Levine of the Bulls was psyched out tonight by the Lakers. Typical UCLA player who chokes when they face the Lakers for some unknown reason. 3 of 16? Hell, I can shoot 3 of 17 if you put ME in the game. If I am the coach, I am benching a punk like Zach Levine until he stops playing like he is in high school.

    F-ing disaster tonight which I feared. Hawks up 110-109 and promptly get outscored 12-0 the last 3 minutes. Pacers fall a lousy basket short of covering, the Bulls let the shit Lakers beat them at home (total psych out, because the Lakers truly are not that good, and will collapse after the All Star Break), and the Nets decided not to show up. We will be taking the Pacers, Hawks and Heat tomorrow night regardless of the line with a likely double-play on each although I will update that tomorrow. We will also be playing Toronto Sunday at home versus the Lakers, probably also a double-unit play, especially after Toronto's upset loss tonight at home. Cleveland will likely be huge favorites, and we'll grab those points as well come Sunday and see if we can get our money back.
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    39-32-2

    Indiana-6 (or -5.5)
    Atlanta +4 (-120)
    Miami -4
    Dallas +8
    Nets +11 (or more...we will wait until later to try for +11 or +12)
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    I really like the Nets tonight. Wolves covered 7 straight home games. Nets get a big number and are good with it and after a blowout night. 6 straight double digit wins before their last game against Toronto. Don't be surprised if it is a ML winner. Anyway.. know you been struggling...but the guy is still had a profitable year GL
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    Disaster. We cannot believe the play of the Lakers and Magic ON THE ROAD despite top tier competition. Nets cannot even bring us a push tonight, Heat waited too late to start playing (and only pushed), Hawks was just a bad bet (I knew better). Pacers and Bulls as big dogs only way to go...they just cannot handle being favorites.

    We will be back in a few days, but taking a long break. Consider the Nets, Hawks and Mavs as underdogs in upcoming games when they receive generous points.

    40-35-3. Worst record in over ten years at this point of the season. We will see if we can turn it around.

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    Looks like we need a name change? "Mr Lucky" perhaps? :-)

    Just kidding. Stay strong and GL going forward.
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    We are 5-5 last 10 plays, so glad not to waste anyone's time. We probably joined the sharps tonight on Boston and Washington, both losers. Won Orlando (shocking).

    So 45-40-3 for the season. You can bet we'll look hard at Boston and Washington next games.
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    WE won Nets by 1/2 point Wednesday. On Portland -4 tonight.

    46-40-3
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    We had Pacers -7.5, Minnesota -13 and Dallas +15.5 tonight. Asking Minnesota to cover 13 was a tall order and probably our worst play of the week. Lucky as hell that Indiana held on, and Dallas scoring last 3 minutes saved us there as Houston backed off. Confidence returning now, so we will start posting again.

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    sorry ,, did you post these plays or is this talking in third person? or did i miss something
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    49-42-3 after losing Bucks on last night before All-Star break.
    Post All-Star Break:
    Feb 22: (1-1) Nets +8, Sac +8
    Feb 23: (2-1) Celts-1.5, Toronto-7, Cleve -5
    52-44-3
    Feb 24: (W) Minn-7, (W) Dallas +9 (went to +10), (L) Port -6.5. Not sure why we didn't take Boston...Knicks are toast without their big man, and Vegas still has not adjusted the line for them.
    Will post beginning tomorrow. We are not a Service...tread carefully.
    54-45-3 hoping to get back to customary 67% by season end.
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    Orlando +10 tonight (early birds got +10.5). Almost took Pacers, but line suddenly dropped from -3 and -3.5 to -2.5 half 15 minutes prior to tip. Scared us off although may not matter. Pacers a good play as road favorite, we just don't have money on them this time.
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