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    Current Super Bowl odds:


    +$240— New England


    +$550— New Orleans


    +$900— Green Bay


    +$950— San Francisco


    +1000— Kansas City


    +$1600—Baltimore/Dallas




    **********


    Armadillo: Tuesday's List of 13: Nobody asked me, but……


    Hey, I’m going in the shop Tuesday for my 60,000-mile checkup; be back as soon as I can.


    13) When he was 16 years old, Jose Altuve went to an Astros’ tryout camp in Venezuela, but was cut because the Astros considered him to be too short.


    Altuve went back the next day, where he earned his way into a deal with Houston and a signing bonus of $15,000, a small bonus.


    Starting next year, Altuve will be making $29M a year; good thing he went back to that tryout.


    12) From the 2017 NFL Draft:
    #2— Mitchell Trubisky, Bears
    #10— Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
    #12— Deshaun Watson, Texans


    If I owned the Bears, I might be asking my GM some questions……..


    11) So far this season, NFL road underdogs are 45-23-2 ATS.


    10) CG Technology in Las Vegas took two money-line bets on the Chicago Bears Sunday, totaling $540,000, so when the Saints beat Chicago, CG Technology was ��


    9) Troy Aikman is an assistant coach at Episcopal School of Dallas, where his stepson plays WR; Aikman does NFL games on Thursday/Sunday, but is on the Episcopal sideline Friday nites.


    8) Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa has a high ankle sprain, is expected to miss a game or two.


    In 2022, Alabama is playing Austin Peay in football; why????


    Play them in basketball, when they would actually have a chance; it is a ripoff to fans for a dominant program like Alabama to play a I-AA team. Play a Sun Belt team, a MAC team, play Rutgers or UMass. Or, have some onions and play UAB, an in-state team.


    7) Jets’ G Kelechi Osemele told reporters that he played in pain for the first three games, took painkillers (Toradal) prescribed by the Jets and needs surgery to repair a torn labrum; the Jets think Osemele had a pre-existing condition and can play; he was cleared to play by team doctors and an independent doctor.


    Osemele is making $10.2M this season, and his $9.3M base salary is guaranteed because he’s a vested veteran. Oy.


    6) Was watching an old movie (1987) Sunday night, Less Than Zero, with Andrew McCarthy and Robert Downey Jr; the female lead in the movie is Jami Gertz, who is married to the owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, Tony Ressler.


    Ms Gertz has represented the Hawks at the NBA Draft Lottery a couple of times; ironically, the Hawks’ chances of winning an NBA title are less than zero.


    5) Of the 27 guys in last year’s NBA All-Star Game, only two of them (Bradley Beal, Kemba Walker) played in all 82 regular season games.


    4) New Orleans Pelicans’ rookie Zion Williamson had his knee scoped, is out 6-8 weeks.


    3) Washington Redskins (+9.5) covered at home Sunday, losing 9-0 to the 49ers; they’re only second team in last 25 years to cover while being shut out. In 2007, the Dolphins (+16) lost 3-0 to the Steelers.


    2) If you bet on every NFL road team this season, you would’ve shown a profit every week- road teams are 62-38-2 ATS in the NFL this year.


    1) RIP to major league umpire Eric Cooper, 52, who passed away over the weekend; Cooper is one of only two umpires ever who worked the plate for two no-hitters by the same pitcher (Mark Buehrle). Cooper worked the New York-Minnesota playoff series couple weeks ago.


    The other umpire is Ed Vargo, who worked two of Sandy Koufax’s no-hitters.
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    NBA Divisional Predictions
    October 18, 2019
    By Tony Mejia

    2019-20 Divisional Odds


    Psst, want to make some money?


    I've got the best bets for NBA division winners. Some of them won't even win and you'll still be on the right side.


    Warren Buffett wouldn't be able to cash in on the Bucks winning the Central, but he'd appreciate a Pacers' carpet ride. Who should you choose if the Rockets crash? What favorites should you swallow the juice for?


    The answers have arrived.


    Atlantic Division
    The Raptors are going to relinquish control of the Atlantic this season and don’t offer enough value at (+600) to get behind their ability to collectively replace Kawhi Leonard’s impact. Brooklyn (+1400) has a chance to finish ahead of the defending champs if Kyrie Irving and Spencer Dinwiddie can feed off one another in the backcourt instead of disrupting each other’s rhythm.


    The Celtics (+400) have too many question marks surrounding them given Al Horford’s leadership void, a brand new dynamic at the point with Kemba Walker on board and Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown still hunting opportunities as they progress. I’d ride the favored the 76ers (-225) despite concerns over Joel Embiid being able to play more than 64 games for the first time. Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, Josh Richardson and Horford would keep Philly atop the division even without the benefit of their All-Star center, who is eyeing an MVP trophy after losing weight in the offseason, pledging to improve as a leader and teammate.


    Central Division
    Milwaukee (-2000) is the overwhelming favorite in the Central, sparking memories of when the Bulls used to be this heavy a Central Division favorite. LeBron James and the Cavs finished 25 games up on the rest of the field in ’08-’09 and Michael Jordan’s Bulls had their fun terrorizing the division back in the day, but it remains to be seen whether Giannis Antetokounmpo is capable of producing similar results with these Bucks. After winning 60 games in ending a 17-year drought between division titles, this group should repeat as Central champs but offers no value.


    The Cavs (+50000) are probably going to be the league’s worst team, so we’re picking between the Pacers (+700), Pistons (+8000) and Bulls (+10000) to try and cash a big payday. Indiana has the most complete group and will get a significant boost when Victor Oladipo returns in a few months after completing his rehab and turn on FOX’s Masked Singer. Sure, he’s Thingamajig. No, I don’t watch the show, but lots of people apparently do.


    Southeast Division
    The Wizards (+10000) and Hornets (+20000) are longshots in the Southeast for a reason. Even though Bradley Beal re-signed and won’t be traded, Washington figures to beat only Charlotte in the division. Since the Magic (+110) and Heat (+110) are again expected to vie for the title, taking a shot with the Hawks (+650) is your only viable option if you want to cash in and pay some bills via divisional investment.


    Although they’re already young and thrusting rookies DeAndre Hunter and Cam Reddish into key roles, leaders Trae Young and John Collins could make the type of leap necessary to get the Hawks over .500. My expectation is that Jimmy Butler’s arrival in South Florida will close out a dominant 10-year span for the Heat with a seventh division title.


    Southwest Division
    Houston (-400) is too heavily favored to consider as the best betting choice in the Southwest. There will likely be an adjustment period ahead for the Rockets in meshing the talents of James Harden and Russell Westbrook effectively, so we’re looking at their Texas-based brethren to sneak in ahead of them.


    The Spurs are going to be strong again, regaining the services of top defender Dejounte Murray to pair with Derrick White, Bryn Forbes and veteran Patty Mills next to DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay and LaMarcus Aldridge. San Antonio (+600) hasn’t failed to win its division in three straight years since 1991-94, back when it was still called the Midwest. Dallas (+1000) and New Orleans (+1400) is still probably another season away from being consistent enough to trust in a Southwest chase, while Memphis (+10000) looks a year away from being two years away.


    Northwest Division
    The Northwest surpassed the Southwest as the NBA’s most competitive division over the past two seasons but thins out some with Westbrook in Houston and the Thunder (+10000) set to take a step back. The Nuggets (+100) are the favorite after winning last season but the Jazz (+125) and Trail Blazers (+700) each won 50 games last season. After losing by a single game last season and bringing the likes of Rodney Hood, Hassan Whiteside and Kent Bazemore into training camp, this might be the most talented Portland group once Jusuf Nurkic returns.


    The Timberwolves (+4000) aren’t worth backing since they don’t defend well enough, which might also be the reason Portland falls short. My choice here is Utah, which has added Mike Conley to relieve pressure off Donovan Mitchell and should reap the benefits of their decision-making and Rudy Gobert’s game-changing defense to make the difference late in games.


    Pacific Division
    The Clippers (+220) are listed slightly ahead of their Staples Center roommates (+250) as the team to beat in the Western Conference but are expected to have a much better regular season. The Clippers (-200) are the clear Pacific Division favorite over the Lakers (+300) and their projected win total has been set at 52.5, four victories higher. The rationale is that Doc Rivers’ team will likely bring a higher intensity level to work down the stretch since they’re projected to be the best defensive team in basketball given the presence of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Patrick Beverley and Montrezl Harrell.


    First-year Lakers head coach Frank Vogel will be coaching everyone on his roster for the first time and will be deferring to LeBron James and Anthony Davis’ desire to get their bodies ready for the playoffs by sitting out games in March and April. Golden State (+350) is appealing since Stephen Curry and Draymond Green are defiant in their insistence that they expect to compete for a championship again and aren’t the types you typically want to fade. Klay Thompson will return early in 2020, but it’s the early absence of Kevon Looney that worries me more since it could add to a rocky start on the defensive end.


    Sacramento (+8000) should be a .500 team this season but will remain fourth in the pecking order, while the Suns (+50000) have a shot at adding another No. 1 overall pick to the arsenal. Given the likelihood that Rivers gets his Clips to defend consistently, you would be a fool to go in another direction.
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    NBA Western Conference betting preview: ATS picks, best Over/Under bets, and win totals predictions
    Jason Logan


    Given just how good this team could be if all the pieces come together, the current price on Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers to win the Pacific Division is still pretty good.


    The Larry O’Brien Trophy may rest in the East but the power now lies in the West.


    Much like LeBron James migration to the Western Conference last season, Kawhi Leonard’s decision to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers shook the NBA in a summer filled with big-name player movement. And for proof, just look at the NBA futures odds.


    Six of the top eight teams on the NBA Championship odds board call the West home, which makes the conference its most competitive in years. The L.A. teams are tangled at the top (Clippers +300, Lakers +500), with Houston (+900) right behind. The old guard – the Golden State Warriors (+1,200) – can’t be counted out either, while second-tier hopefuls like the Utah Jazz (+1,200) and Denver Nuggets (+2,000) get more respect from oddsmakers than all but two Eastern Conference teams.


    We run down the Western Conference by division, uncovering betting value in what should be a wild, wild, wild, wild West in 2019-20:


    NORTHWEST DIVISION


    BEST POINTSPEAD POTENTIAL: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS



    The Blazers are the third overall choice to win the division (+550) behind the Jazz and Nuggets (both +120) but have a ton of momentum after a run to the Western Conference finals last spring. The teams showed grit and a killer instinct in tight series versus Oklahoma City and Denver. This team finished with a 52-44-2 ATS record in 2018-19 and added some toughness on the defensive end around stars Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Jusuf Nurkic is still out of action, but the addition of Hassan Whiteside should help fill the gap in the paint.


    BEST TOTAL BET: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER UNDERS


    You don’t lose two MVP-caliber scorers and not feel the impact on the scoreboard. The Thunder, which went 41-44-2 Over/Under in the regular season and playoffs last year, could be one of the better Under bets in the conference to start the season. Oklahoma City averaged 114.5 points per game and played the sixth-fastest pace in the league – that’s gone with George and Westbrook. The Thunder don’t shoot the ball particularly well from outside either, so expect a slowed tempo and physical defense – headlined by premier wing defender Andre Roberson - in this transition year. That’s a recipe for Unders.


    BEST SEASON WIN TOTAL BET: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER UNDER 30.5


    This is one of the deepest divisions in the Association and the Thunder will be bringing a knife to a gunfight most nights after losing their top two players this summer as well as the explosive Jerami Grant, who they dealt to division rival Denver. Oklahoma City is putting a lot on the aging legs of Chris Paul, whose minutes are declining year over year, at least to start the season (rumor is that OKC might deal him at the deadline). This team could be turning on the tank by Christmas Day, especially since it faces the most daunting schedule in the NBA.


    BEST VALUE TO WIN DIVISION: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS +550


    As mentioned above, the Blazers sit third in the Northwest futures odds behind the Nuggets and Jazz. And while those two rivals will be very good again, Portland earned some serious stripes during that postseason run. It went 14-14 SU in divisional matchups in 2018-19 and finished 37-31 SU versus the Western Conference. Offseason additions will boost the bench production on both ends of the court and Damian Lillard has next-level swagger after slaying Westbrook in the playoffs and beefing with Shaq Diesel this fall. He’s a sneaky pick to win MVP at +2,500.




    PACIFIC DIVISION


    BEST POINTSPREAD POTENTIAL: SACRAMENTO KINGS



    Finding a value spread bet in the Pacific is like finding a gap in Anthony Davis’ eyebrows: it’s there but you got to look pretty hard to spot it. The Clippers and Lakers will see their nightly lines padded and the public will do their worst to run those spreads up, and the Warriors may not care enough until January to give an effort worthy of covering a spread. That leaves us with the Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings, the latter of which went 45-35-2 ATS in 2018-19. The Kings made improvements last season and have a talented and deep core of youngsters, including De’Aaron Fox, and some seasoned vets to help keep this crowd grounded. Given the nightly competition, Sacramento will get plenty of points from bookies this season.


    BEST TOTAL BET: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS OVERS


    Take away Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson (for at least half the season), and any other team would sink to the bottom of the NBA’s offensive stats. But we’re talking about the Warriors here. Golden State is still going to put up buckets, behind the green-light shooting of Stephen Curry and D’Angelo Russell, who is settling into this new system under Steve Kerr. The Dubs also have other scoring options in Draymond Green and Alec Burks. Defensively, Golden State may struggle – which is great if you’re betting the Over. Last season, the Warriors ranked in the middle of the pack in points allowed but the loss of Durant to free agency and not having Thompson for a while takes two of their top defenders out of the mix. The goal this season is to do enough to make the playoffs, then take it from there. So, don’t expect an all-out effort from the Warriors every night.


    BEST SEASON WIN TOTAL BET: LOS ANGELES LAKERS UNDER 50.5


    According to the season win totals, the Clippers are 3.5 games better than the Lakers right now. But while the Clippers have their respective MVP candidates in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George (much like the Lakers have LeBron James and Anthony Davis), the bodies supporting those superstars are spryer than the ones in purple and gold. The Lakers are leaning on some aging legs to get them back to the postseason in 2019-20, and those bodies will break down over the course of the calendar. Not to mention, LeBron and Davis have seen their share of the sideline in recent seasons. The Lakers would be foolish to try to chase the Clippers in the standings and should focus on staying healthy and a gaining home-court edge in the opening round or two.


    BEST VALUE TO WIN DIVISION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -125


    Given just how good this team could be if all the pieces come together, this current price on the Clippers to win the Pacific Division is still pretty good. You can thank the hype around the Lakers and the respect given to the Warriors for that. Leonard made a champion out of the Raptors and comes to L.A. with more around him in terms of support. Granted, L.A. plays in the West – not the East – but with George and Patrick Beverley on the court with him, Kawhi doesn’t have to be the top scorer and top defender at all times. The Clippers have fantastic coaching and a deep bench that put up a league-high 53.2 points per game in 2018-19. As we’ve seen, anything can happen in the playoffs, but Los Angeles should lead the pack in the Pacific this season.




    SOUTHWEST DIVISION


    BEST POINTSPREAD POTENTIAL: DALLAS MAVERICKS



    Dallas was one of the best bets in the NBA last season, finishing with a 45-34-3 record against the spread thanks in part to a better-than-expected defense, a soft bottom half of the division, and a boatload of points showing up on the Mavs doorstep most nights. Dallas was an underdog in 52 of its 82 games in 2018-19, covering at a near 61 percent clip when getting the points. The Mavericks have plenty to be excited about this season, finally debuting unicorn Kristaps Porzingis and pairing him with budding star Luka Doncic. Dallas added some solid role players around those two matchup nightmares and should stay among the best bets in the West, as they still cruise under the radar in a conference filled with championship contenders and big names.


    BEST TOTAL BET: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS UNDER


    Wait, what? Isn’t Alvin Gentry revving the engines on offense with all these fresh, young legs in New Orleans? Yes, but eventually. The Pelicans see a mass turnover in talent this season, with eight new faces expected to be regulars in the rotation. That means plenty of growing pains for guys like Lonzo Ball and the former Lakers, Zion Williamson, and European addition Nicolo Melli. That could lead to a slow start for the second-fastest team in the NBA. Also, let’s not discount New Orleans’ defensive prowess (stop giggling). This team was among the worst defenses with Anthony Davis last year but should be tough on the perimeter and gets a versatile defender in Zion, who can kind of do it all. The Pelicans finished 44-37-1 Over/Under last year but should be a worth an Under look in the early workings of the schedule as oddsmakers set their totals a tick too high.


    BEST SEASON WIN TOTAL BET: SAN ANTONIO SPURS UNDER 46.5


    The Spurs will still finish second in the Southwest but expect a sharper decline in wins from the 48 victories posted a year ago – at least less than 46. The Rockets are projected to win more with Russell Westbrook on board, Dallas will step forward this year, and New Orleans should also improve from its 33 wins of 2018-19. San Antonio has a strong – yet aging core – with LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay all hitting the twilight of their careers. They have a deep roster of contributors but missed the boat on free agency and face a tough division night in and night out, compared to three 33-win teams sitting below them in the standings last year.


    BEST VALUE TO WIN DIVISION: HOUSTON ROCKETS -400


    Do you want value or a losing play? Value isn’t always picking up plus-money returns, sometimes it’s taking the best bet available. And that’s the Rockets in the Southwest. The James Harden and Westbrook backcourt could either be very, very good or blow up in the Rockets’ faces – I don’t think there’s a middle ground – but it should be enough to keep Houston ahead of the Spurs, who are their only real threat in the Southwest. Westbrook gives the Rockets another gear on offense and his ability to get to the basket and collapse the defense should provide a lot of time for Houston’s perimeter guns to fire away on the kickouts, as well as give some easy buckets to the interior talents like Clint Capela. It won’t always be pretty, but the Rockets are the class of this conference.
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    NBA Eastern Conference betting preview: ATS picks, best Over/Under bets, and win totals predictions
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    The Raptors proved they could win last season without Kawhi Leonard, going 17-5 (16-6 ATS) last season when Kawhi Leonard was out.


    The Larry O’B resides in the East for the first time in a long time without LeBron James’ name being attached to it. But Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard returned to Southern California to join the Clippers this offseason, meaning the Eastern conference crown is up for grabs once again.


    The Bucks and the 76ers are the frontrunners to win the conference at +125 and +150 respectively, while the Celtics (+800) and Nets (+1200) are hoping to make a run at the East crown. But don’t count out the defending champion Raptors (+3000) even without Kawhi.


    We run down the Eastern Conference by division, uncovering betting value in what should be a wide-open battle for the East title in 2019-20:


    ATLANTIC DIVISION


    BEST POINTSPEAD POTENTIAL: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS



    The only team in the Atlantic with a winning ATS record last season was the Nets. And now Brooklyn has gone through a massive roster overhaul. So, who will be the best team to back in 2019-20? Kemba Walker may be a better fir for the Celtics, but he’s not on the same talent level as Kyrie Irving, and plus, the Celtics are too public. And good luck betting the Knicks. So, that leaves the big favorites to win the division, the 76ers (-225), and the defending NBA champion Raptors, sans Kawhi Leonard. The champs played very well without Leonard and covered a lot of spreads in his absence, going 16-6 ATS. But that may have been because books didn’t realize how good the rest of the team was. That shouldn’t happen this year. We’d go with the Raps here except for one variable. If Toronto doesn’t get off to a good start, Masai Ujiri could move pieces with his eyes set on the future. So, the answer is Philly by default, but it's elite defense should help things out in that regard.


    BEST TOTAL BET: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS UNDERS


    After a tough postseason defeat at the hands of the eventual champion Raptors, you knew changes were coming in Philly. Starting with Joel Embiid getting into better shape. Next, out went Jimmy Butler and J.J. Reddick, then Tobias Harris resigned, and they brought in Al Horford and Josh Richardson. Now, the Sixers will be one of the longest and most athletic teams in the Association and their opponents are going to have a lot trouble scoring this season. That said, while there are some very talented scorers on this team, the lack of pure shooters has to be concerning. All of Philly’s best 3-point shooters are no longer on the roster, while Harris and Richardson combined to shoot 34.2 percent from beyond the arc. Oh, but did you hear? Ben Simmons hit a preseason 3-pointer. This team will go cold at times and that means lots of Unders.


    BEST SEASON WIN TOTAL BET: BROOKLYN NETS UNDER 42.5


    The Nets had a breakout season last year under coach Kenny Atkinson, going 42-40 and qualifying for the playoffs for the first time since 2014-15. Then the Nets went out and had about one of the best offseasons imaginable, landing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in free agency. But that might not translate to wins this season. Durant is most likely out for the entire season while he rehabs from his Achilles injury. And how much faith fan you have in Kyrie after his less than ceremonious exit from Boston? The reason the Nets had so much success last season was due to the large amount of role players buying into Atkinson’s system. Now, most of those glue-guys are gone to make room for the superstars and most importantly, will Irving buy in? The future is bright in Brooklyn, maybe just not this season.


    BEST VALUE TO WIN DIVISION: TORONTO RAPTORS +600


    There is a lot of hype surrounding the 76ers this season. But if you believe that replacing Jimmy Butler and J.J. Reddick with Horford and Richardson is an upgrade, then I have a bridge to sell you. And with Walker joining the Celtics, people are overlooking the champs. Even with Leonard gone, the Raps still return the likes of Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry and Marc Gasol. While other guys like OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet are primed to take a step forward. This team also proved they could win last season without Kawhi Leonard, going 17-5 last season when their superstar missed over a quarter of the season due to “load management” days off. You can also expect that president Ujiri will have something up his sleeve if things are going well near the trade deadline. It also can’t be understated that not one team in the East got objectively better for the 2019-20 season. At +600, the champs are a steal.




    CENTRAL DIVISION


    BEST POINTSPEAD POTENTIAL: MILWAUKEE BUCKS



    We gave the Pistons a hard look here, but it will be hard to trust them on a day-to-day basis just based on Blake Griffin’s injury history. So, we turn our attention to the Bucks. Milwaukee not only had the NBA’s best record at 60-22, it was the NBA’s best bet as well, going 47-31-4 ATS. The Bucks come into this season with a chip on their shoulder after bowing out of the East Finals by dropping four-straight games to the Raptors. Giannis Antetokounmpo returns as the reigning MVP, and the scary part is he hasn’t even come close to reaching his potential. They brought back Khris Middleton, George Hill and Brook Lopez, while adding Kyle Korver and Wesley Matthews. It will be interesting to see how the team looks with the departure of Malcolm Brogdon, which in turn puts more pressure on Eric Bledsoe, who looked awful in the East Finals. Either way, this team has the best player in the conference (maybe the league) and fantastic depth. They’re going to win a lot of regular season games, covering plenty of spreads in the process.


    BEST TOTAL BET: INDIANA PACERS UNDERS


    The Pacers were the best Under bet in the Central last season at 36-46 O/U and there’s no reason to think they can’t do it again this season. You can trust Nate McMillan will have his team as tough as it comes on the defensive end of the floor. Indiana ranked first in the NBA, limiting opponents to just 104.7 points per game and third in defensive rating. On the other end of the floor, they ranked 22nd in points per game, 18th in offensive rating and star guard Victory Oladipo won’t be ready for the start of the season. McMillan still has to figure out if Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis can play effectively together. Newcomers Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. Warren will help carry the offensive load, but it will be interesting to see how all these pieces will fit together and how quickly Oladipo returns.


    BEST SEASON WIN TOTAL BET: PISTONS OVER 37.5


    This is pretty simple. If Blake Griffin is healthy this season, the Pistons will eclipse this number. Detroit won 41 games last season behind the All-NBA forward, but flamed out in the playoffs thanks to a knee injury. But Griffin is back and ready to take his revamped game to the next level. The power forward averaged 24.5 points and 7.5 rebounds last season, but the crazy part was Griffin took 522 3-pointers last season, hitting a respectable 36.2 percent of them. Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson return as well, and the Pistons added some depth this offseason, bringing in sharp shooter Tony Snell, a reimagined Derrick Rose and “Iso” Joe Johnson after his BIG3 heroics. In a weak East and weaker division, the Piston should go Over this number in a return to the playoffs.


    BEST VALUE TO WIN DIVISION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS (-2000)


    Admittedly, calling anyone -2000 a good value bet seems ridiculous. But there’s a reason the Bucks are favored by this much. As mentioned above, they have a chip on their shoulder, arguably the best player in the league and the NBA Coach of the Year. The Bucks also face little competition from within their own division. The Bulls and Cavs are still in the middle of rebuilds and no one knows just exactly how good the Pistons and Pacers will be. So yes, this is a steep price, but the fact that Milwaukee will not only lead the division in wins, but maybe the entire Eastern Conference once again, makes this the most valuable bet. Because when it comes down to it a win is a win and The Greek Freak will be on a mission in Milwaukee this season.




    SOUTHEAST DIVISION


    BEST POINTSPREAD POTENTIAL: MIAMI HEAT



    The Magic were the best bet in the Southeast last season at 45-36-1 ATS, but the Heat weren’t too far behind at 43-38-1 and all they did was go out and get Jimmy Butler. The Heat already ranked seventh in the Association in defensive efficiency last season and now have Butler, who is one of the best two-way players in the NBA. Butler is also one of the best closers in the game (sorry Dion Waiters), which is also helpful when trying to cover numbers. The Heat are also one of the best coached teams in the NBA with Erik Spoelstra manning the sidelines. And if there is anyone that can handle Butler’s ego it’s coach Spo. With the Heat’s younger players seemingly ready to take the next step, this team has all the ingredients to be a solid bet this season.


    BEST TOTAL BET: ATLANTA HAWKS OVERS


    The Hawks should be on everyone’s NBA League Pass must-watch list this season. Led by standout second-year pro Trae Young, the Hawks have a young talented core which also includes John Collins, and rookies Cam Reddish and D’Andre Hunter. The Hawks got off to a rough start last year, which led to many people writing them off early on. However, Atlanta went 23-30 in its last 53 games and ranked 11th in offensive rating after the All-Star break. The youth movement in Atlanta is for real (even though Vince Carter is still hanging around), but that could still mean growing pains, especially on the defensive end of the floor, where they ranked dead last in opponent points per game at nearly 120 per contest. Hawks games could be a lot of fun to watch this year with plenty of points. Which should result in plenty of Overs.


    BEST SEASON WIN TOTAL BET: WASHINGTON WIZARDS UNDER 26.5


    Free Bradley Beal! Free Bradley Beal! Free Bradley Beal! No, but really, as a fan of good basketball it’s painful to watch one of the NBA’s best shooting guards waste away on this Wizards team. The optimists will tell you that Washington’s young players have potential, but let’s be real, this season has “tank” written all over it for the Wizards. Beal has an extension offer from the Wizards on the table, but hasn’t signed it yet. Scott Brooks isn’t the great head coach out there. And the Wiz are already dealing with a multitude of injuries that don’t include John Wall. Please Washington, trade Bradley Beal. Signed, every NBA fan everywhere.


    BEST VALUE TO WIN THE DIVISION: MIAMI HEAT +110


    The Southeast was the worst division in the NBA last season. The Magic won the Southeast title with just 42 wins and didn’t do anything to improve their roster. Sure, their talent could develop, but a huge leap isn’t expected. The Heat on the other hand, now have the division's best player in Butler. Jimmy Buckets gets a fresh start in South Beach a year after the injury-filled Dwyane Wade farewell tour season that saw them win just 39 games. And Butler should have support. Goran Dragic is still good when healthy, the enigma that is Justice Winslow seems a little closer to being unlocked and Bam Adebayo looks ready to be an impact player. Not to mention, the Heat have arguably the best head coach in the Association in Spoelstra. The Heat have the talent and potential to be in the conversation of the Top 5 teams in the East and should claim their seventh division title in the last 10 years.
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    503LA LAKERS -504 LA CLIPPERS
    LA CLIPPERS are 26-12 ATS (12.8 Units) vs. division opponents in the last 3 seasons.




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    Tuesday, October 22



    New Orleans @ Toronto


    Game 501-502
    October 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    New Orleans
    110.685
    Toronto
    131.455
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Toronto
    by 21
    215
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Toronto
    by 6 1/2
    231 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Toronto
    (-6 1/2); Under


    LA Lakers @ LA Clippers



    Game 503-504
    October 22, 2019 @ 10:30 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    LA Lakers
    116.153
    LA Clippers
    119.964
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    LA Clippers
    by 4
    240
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    LA Clippers
    by 1
    227
    Dunkel Pick:
    LA Clippers
    (-1); Over





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    Tuesday, October 22



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    NEW ORLEANS (33 - 49) at TORONTO (74 - 32) - 10/22/2019, 8:05 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    TORONTO is 2-2 against the spread versus NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
    TORONTO is 3-1 straight up against NEW ORLEANS over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    LA LAKERS (37 - 45) at LA CLIPPERS (50 - 38) - 10/22/2019, 10:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    LA CLIPPERS are 29-14 ATS (+13.6 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
    LA CLIPPERS are 26-12 ATS (+12.8 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    LA CLIPPERS is 5-3 against the spread versus LA LAKERS over the last 3 seasons
    LA CLIPPERS is 5-3 straight up against LA LAKERS over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    NBA


    Tuesday, October 22



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    Trend Report
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    Toronto Raptors
    Toronto is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
    Toronto is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
    Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
    Toronto is 13-5-1 ATS in its last 19 games when playing New Orleans
    Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Orleans
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing New Orleans
    Toronto is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans
    Toronto is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against New Orleans
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans
    New Orleans Pelicans
    New Orleans is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games
    New Orleans is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games
    New Orleans is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games on the road
    New Orleans is 5-13-1 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Toronto
    New Orleans is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing Toronto
    New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
    New Orleans is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Toronto
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto


    Los Angeles Clippers
    LA Clippers is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
    LA Clippers is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers's last 5 games
    LA Clippers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    LA Clippers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 6 games at home
    LA Clippers is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games when playing LA Lakers
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
    The total has gone UNDER in 13 of LA Clippers's last 19 games when playing LA Lakers
    LA Clippers is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
    LA Clippers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
    LA Clippers is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
    Los Angeles Lakers
    LA Lakers is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
    LA Lakers is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Lakers's last 12 games
    LA Lakers is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
    LA Lakers is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
    LA Lakers is 4-19 SU in its last 23 games when playing LA Clippers
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 7 games when playing LA Clippers
    The total has gone UNDER in 13 of LA Lakers's last 19 games when playing LA Clippers
    LA Lakers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
    LA Lakers is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
    LA Lakers is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
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    NO at TOR 08:00 PM
    TOR -6.0
    U 230.0



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    LAL +1.0
    U 223.5
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    VanVleet scores career-high 34, Raptors top Pelicans 130-122
    October 22, 2019
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    TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Raptors slipped on shiny new rings, unfurled a championship banner, then got their title defense started with a hard-fought victory.


    Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 34 points, Pascal Siakam fouled out with 34 points and 18 rebounds, and the defending champion Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-122 in overtime on Tuesday night in the NBA's season-opening game.


    ''Pascal and Freddy, they are the young core, they are the guys who will carry this thing on,'' Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. ''I'm so happy for those guys to go out and perform like tonight. We'll see them grow all year.''


    Lowry scored 22 points, including a pair of free throws that put Toronto in the lead for good, and Serge Ibaka had 13 as the Raptors won their seventh straight season opener and posted their eighth win in nine meetings with the Pelicans.


    ''It's very fun to be in the position that we're in where we just won it but we're kind of on the climb again,'' VanVleet said.


    Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday tied it at 122 by making a pair of free throws with 2:23 left in overtime. Lowry answered with his foul shots, VanVleet hit a corner 3, and Lowry also connected from long range to cap a decisive 8-0 run.


    ''They made a couple of big plays at the end that gave them separation,'' Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. ''That was the difference in the game.''


    Brandon Ingram scored 22 points and Josh Hart had 15 points and 10 rebounds for New Orleans, which began the season without No. 1 pick Zion Williamson. JJ Redick scored 16 points, Nicolo Melli had 14 and Holiday added 13.


    The Pelicans made 19 turnovers, leading to 22 Toronto points. Twelve of New Orleans' turnovers came in the second half and overtime.


    ''We played hard, but we've also got to play smart,'' Gentry said. ''We didn't play smart down the stretch there.''


    Lowry made a pair of free throws to tie it 117-all with 29 seconds left in regulation, and Toronto's Norman Powell grabbed the rebound on a missed shot by Holiday, giving the Raptors one last shot with 8.9 seconds to go.


    Powell got the ball, but his long 3-pointer hit the back of the rim and bounced out, sending it to overtime.


    Before the game, the Raptors received the biggest championship rings in NBA history and unfurled a banner celebrating their six-game triumph over Golden State last June.


    ''I have to start lifting more weights so I can carry it around,'' VanVleet joked.


    The Raptors lost NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard to the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency, and also saw guard Danny Green leave for the Lakers.


    Before the game, Gentry said losing a star player doesn't always hurt a team's fortunes.


    ''Bryce Harper is gone, too, but where are the Nationals?'' Gentry asked rhetorically about Washington's World Series baseball team. ''I wouldn't count these guys out just yet.''


    TIP-INS


    Pelicans: Williamson is expected to miss at least six weeks after right knee surgery Monday. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound former Duke star averaged 23.2 points in four preseason games. He missed New Orleans' final exhibition game in New York last Friday night.


    Raptors: Toronto was without forwards Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (left groin) and Patrick McCaw (left knee).


    NO CHARGES FOR UJIRI


    California prosecutors said Tuesday they won't charge Raptors President Masai Ujiri for an altercation with a sheriff's deputy after the NBA championship clincher in Oakland last June. The DA's office said it met with Ujiri and his attorneys Monday and decided the matter was better handled ''outside of the courtroom.''


    BACK OFF!


    VanVleet was frustrated after rolling his ankle late in the third quarter when he landed on a courtside cameraman.


    ''How many times does it have to happen before you think about doing something else?'' VanVleet said. ''It's happened to me at least four or five times in the last two years. This is the worst.''


    VanVleet was able to return, playing eight minutes in the fourth and all of overtime.


    UP NEXT


    Pelicans: Host Dallas on Friday.


    Raptors: At Boston on Friday.
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    SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2019
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    7:05 PM Chicago Bulls Charlotte Hornets Spectrum Center
    7:05 PM Cleveland Cavaliers Orlando Magic Amway Center
    7:05 PM Detroit Pistons Indiana Pacers Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    7:35 PM Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers Wells Fargo Center
    7:35 PM Memphis Grizzlies Miami Heat AmericanAirlines Arena
    7:35 PM Minnesota Timberwolves Brooklyn Nets Barclays Center
    8:35 PM New York Knicks San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center
    8:35 PM Washington Wizards Dallas Mavericks American Airlines Center
    9:05 PM Oklahoma City Thunder Utah Jazz Vivint Smart Home Arena
    10:05 PM Denver Nuggets Portland Trail Blazers Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
    10:05 PM Sacramento Kings Phoenix Suns Talking Stick Resort Arena




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    CNOTES OCTOBER/NOVEMBER BEST BETS AND OPINIONS


    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    10/22/2019 2-2-0 50.00% -100


    TOTALS..... .2-2-0 50.00% -100




    BEST BETS




    DATE..........................ATS...............UN ITS..............O/U...............UNITS..............TOTALS


    10/22/2019................1 - 1..............-0.50................1 - 1..............-0.50................-1.00


    TOTALS......................1 - 1..............-0.50................1 - 1..............-0.50................-1.00
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    505DETROIT -506 INDIANA
    INDIANA is 14-4 ATS (9.6 Units) in home games as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.


    509CHICAGO -510 CHARLOTTE
    CHICAGO is 14-3 ATS (10.7 Units) in road games against Southeast division opponents in the last 3 seasons.


    511BOSTON -512 PHILADELPHIA
    PHILADELPHIA is 38-19 ATS (17.1 Units) in home games as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 in the last 3 seasons.


    513MEMPHIS -514 MIAMI
    MIAMI is 9-0 ATS (9 Units) against Southwest division opponents over the last 2 seasons.


    515MINNESOTA -516 BROOKLYN
    MINNESOTA is 285-344 ATS (-93.4 Units) as a dog of 3.5 to 9.5 since 1996.


    517NEW YORK -518 SAN ANTONIO
    SAN ANTONIO is 27-11 ATS (14.9 Units) in home games in the first half of the season in the last 3 seasons.


    519WASHINGTON -520 DALLAS
    DALLAS are 14-4 ATS (9.6 Units) in home games in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.


    521OKLAHOMA CITY -522 UTAH
    OKLAHOMA CITY is 14-29 ATS (-17.9 Units) vs. division opponents in the last 3 seasons.


    523SACRAMENTO -524 PHOENIX
    PHOENIX is 32-49 ATS (-21.9 Units) in home games in home games in the last 3 seasons.


    525DENVER -526 PORTLAND
    PORTLAND is 37-21 ATS (13.9 Units) when the line is +3 to -3 in the last 3 seasons.
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    Chicago @ Charlotte


    Game 509-510
    October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Chicago
    113.582
    Charlotte
    110.958
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Chicago
    by 2 1/2
    217
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Charlotte
    by 1
    219
    Dunkel Pick:
    Chicago
    (+1); Under


    Detroit @ Indiana



    Game 505-506
    October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Detroit
    110.693
    Indiana
    116.426
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Indiana
    by 6
    207
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Indiana
    by 3 1/2
    210
    Dunkel Pick:
    Indiana
    (-3 1/2); Under


    Cleveland @ Orlando



    Game 507-508
    October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Cleveland
    105.930
    Orlando
    118.435
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Orlando
    by 12 1/2
    209
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Orlando
    by 7 1/2
    213 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Orlando
    (-7 1/2); Under


    Minnesota @ Brooklyn



    Game 515-516
    October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Minnesota
    114.243
    Brooklyn
    115.608
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Brooklyn
    by 1 1/2
    225
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Brooklyn
    by 4 1/2
    225 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Minnesota
    (+4 1/2); Under


    Memphis @ Miami



    Game 513-514
    October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Memphis
    116.911
    Miami
    117.205
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Memphis
    Even
    228
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Miami
    by 7 1/2
    212
    Dunkel Pick:
    Memphis
    (+7 1/2); Over


    Boston @ Philadelphia



    Game 511-512
    October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Boston
    120.619
    Philadelphia
    124.121
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Philadelphia
    by 3 1/2
    213
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Philadelphia
    by 6
    210 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Boston
    (+6); Over


    Washington @ Dallas



    Game 519-520
    October 23, 2019 @ 8:30 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Washington
    107.961
    Dallas
    118.666
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Dallas
    by 10 1/2
    224
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Dallas
    by 7 1/2
    222
    Dunkel Pick:
    Dallas
    (-7 1/2); Over


    New York @ San Antonio



    Game 517-518
    October 23, 2019 @ 8:30 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    New York
    104.184
    San Antonio
    119.126
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    San Antonio
    by 15
    207
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    San Antonio
    by 9 1/2
    214
    Dunkel Pick:
    San Antonio
    (-9 1/2); Under


    Oklahoma City @ Utah



    Game 521-522
    October 23, 2019 @ 9:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Oklahoma City
    116.611
    Utah
    130.079
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Utah
    by 13 1/2
    212
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Utah
    by 10 1/2
    223 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Utah
    (-10 1/2); Under


    Sacramento @ Phoenix



    Game 523-524
    October 23, 2019 @ 10:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Sacramento
    114.227
    Phoenix
    108.640
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Sacramento
    by 5 1/2
    240
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Sacramento
    by 1 1/2
    233 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Sacramento
    (-1 1/2); Over


    Denver @ Portland



    Game 525-526
    October 23, 2019 @ 10:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Denver
    122.365
    Portland
    121.443
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Denver
    by 1
    218
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Portland
    by 3 1/2
    219 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Denver
    (+3 1/2); Under
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    DETROIT (41 - 45) at INDIANA (48 - 38) - 10/23/2019, 7:05 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    INDIANA is 4-4 against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    INDIANA is 4-4 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    CLEVELAND (19 - 63) at ORLANDO (43 - 44) - 10/23/2019, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    CLEVELAND is 78-104 ATS (-36.4 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    ORLANDO is 5-2 against the spread versus CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
    ORLANDO is 4-3 straight up against CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    CHICAGO (22 - 60) at CHARLOTTE (39 - 43) - 10/23/2019, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    CHICAGO is 24-11 ATS (+11.9 Units) against Southeast division opponents over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CHICAGO is 4-3 against the spread versus CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
    CHICAGO is 4-3 straight up against CHARLOTTE over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    MEMPHIS (33 - 49) at MIAMI (39 - 43) - 10/23/2019, 7:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MEMPHIS is 21-37 ATS (-19.7 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
    MIAMI is 9-0 ATS (+9.0 Units) against Southwest division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
    MIAMI is 138-189 ATS (-69.9 Units) in home games in the first half of the season since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MIAMI is 4-0 against the spread versus MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
    MIAMI is 4-0 straight up against MEMPHIS over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    MINNESOTA (36 - 46) at BROOKLYN (43 - 44) - 10/23/2019, 7:35 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MINNESOTA is 3-1 against the spread versus BROOKLYN over the last 3 seasons
    MINNESOTA is 3-1 straight up against BROOKLYN over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    NEW YORK (17 - 65) at SAN ANTONIO (51 - 38) - 10/23/2019, 8:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    NEW YORK is 33-47 ATS (-18.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    NEW YORK is 57-76 ATS (-26.6 Units) as an underdog over the last 3 seasons.
    SAN ANTONIO is 1094-959 ATS (+39.1 Units) in all games since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 862-736 ATS (+52.4 Units) as a favorite since 1996.
    SAN ANTONIO is 53-33 ATS (+16.7 Units) in home games over the last 3 seasons.
    SAN ANTONIO is 27-11 ATS (+14.9 Units) in home games in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
    SAN ANTONIO is 365-299 ATS (+36.1 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SAN ANTONIO is 3-1 against the spread versus NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
    SAN ANTONIO is 3-1 straight up against NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
    2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    WASHINGTON (32 - 50) at DALLAS (33 - 49) - 10/23/2019, 8:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    WASHINGTON is 14-26 ATS (-14.6 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 12-24 ATS (-14.4 Units) in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    DALLAS is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) in home games in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    DALLAS is 19-9 ATS (+9.1 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    DALLAS is 3-1 against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
    DALLAS is 3-1 straight up against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    OKLAHOMA CITY (50 - 37) at UTAH (51 - 36) - 10/23/2019, 9:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    OKLAHOMA CITY is 14-29 ATS (-17.9 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    OKLAHOMA CITY is 8-6 against the spread versus UTAH over the last 3 seasons
    OKLAHOMA CITY is 9-5 straight up against UTAH over the last 3 seasons
    9 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    SACRAMENTO (39 - 43) at PHOENIX (19 - 63) - 10/23/2019, 10:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    SACRAMENTO is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
    PHOENIX is 7-18 ATS (-12.8 Units) when the total is greater than or equal to 230 over the last 3 seasons.
    PHOENIX is 32-49 ATS (-21.9 Units) in home games over the last 3 seasons.
    PHOENIX is 15-30 ATS (-18.0 Units) in a home game where the total is greater than or equal to 220 over the last 3 seasons.
    PHOENIX is 3-13 ATS (-11.3 Units) in a home game where the total is greater than or equal to 230 over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    PHOENIX is 5-3 against the spread versus SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
    PHOENIX is 4-4 straight up against SACRAMENTO over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    Head-to-Head Series History
    DENVER is 9-5 against the spread versus PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
    DENVER is 9-6 straight up against PORTLAND over the last 3 seasons
    9 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
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    Indiana Pacers
    Indiana is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
    Indiana is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
    Indiana is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Detroit
    Indiana is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Detroit
    Indiana is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
    Indiana is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
    Detroit Pistons
    Detroit is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
    Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
    Detroit is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
    Detroit is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Indiana
    Detroit is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing Indiana
    Detroit is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Indiana
    Detroit is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Indiana


    Charlotte Hornets
    Charlotte is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
    Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    Charlotte is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Chicago
    Charlotte is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Chicago
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Charlotte's last 9 games when playing Chicago
    Charlotte is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Chicago
    Charlotte is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Chicago
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
    Chicago Bulls
    Chicago is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
    Chicago is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
    Chicago is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
    Chicago is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Charlotte
    Chicago is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Charlotte
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 9 games when playing Charlotte
    Chicago is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
    Chicago is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte


    Orlando Magic
    Orlando is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
    Orlando is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
    Orlando is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Orlando's last 12 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
    Orlando is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
    Orlando is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Cleveland
    Orlando is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games when playing Cleveland
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
    Orlando is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
    Orlando is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland
    Orlando is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Cleveland
    Cleveland Cavaliers
    Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
    Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games
    Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
    Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
    Cleveland is 18-7 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Orlando
    Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Orlando
    Cleveland is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games when playing Orlando
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Orlando
    Cleveland is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Orlando
    Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
    Cleveland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Orlando


    Miami Heat
    Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
    Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
    Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Memphis
    Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Memphis
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Memphis
    Miami is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Memphis
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
    Memphis Grizzlies
    Memphis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 10 of Memphis's last 14 games
    Memphis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
    Memphis is 4-19 SU in its last 23 games on the road
    Memphis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Miami
    Memphis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing Miami
    Memphis is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
    Memphis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami


    Brooklyn Nets
    Brooklyn is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
    Brooklyn is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 7 games
    Brooklyn is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
    Brooklyn is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
    Minnesota Timberwolves
    Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    Minnesota is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
    Minnesota is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
    Minnesota is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
    Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
    Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn


    Philadelphia 76ers
    Philadelphia is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
    Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Boston
    Philadelphia is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games when playing Boston
    Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
    Philadelphia is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Boston
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
    Boston Celtics
    Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
    Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
    Boston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
    Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
    Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
    Boston is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games when playing Philadelphia
    Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
    Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia


    San Antonio Spurs
    San Antonio is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 6 games
    San Antonio is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
    San Antonio is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
    San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Antonio's last 12 games when playing New York
    San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Antonio's last 8 games when playing at home against New York
    New York Knicks
    New York is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
    New York is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games
    New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
    New York is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 9 games on the road
    New York is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Antonio
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of New York's last 12 games when playing San Antonio
    New York is 8-14-1 ATS in its last 23 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
    New York is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 8 games when playing on the road against San Antonio


    Dallas Mavericks
    Dallas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
    Dallas is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
    Dallas is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
    Dallas is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games at home
    Dallas is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Washington
    Dallas is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games when playing Washington
    Dallas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
    Dallas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
    Washington Wizards
    Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
    Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
    Washington is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 17 games on the road
    Washington is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Dallas
    Washington is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games when playing Dallas
    Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas
    Washington is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Dallas
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas


    Utah Jazz
    Utah is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
    Utah is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games
    Utah is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games at home
    Utah is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
    Utah is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
    The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Utah's last 25 games when playing Oklahoma City
    Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
    The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Utah's last 13 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
    Oklahoma City Thunder
    Oklahoma City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    Oklahoma City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
    Oklahoma City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games on the road
    Oklahoma City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Utah
    Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Utah
    The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Oklahoma City's last 25 games when playing Utah
    Oklahoma City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
    The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oklahoma City's last 13 games when playing on the road against Utah


    Portland Trail Blazers
    Portland is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
    Portland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 9 games
    Portland is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    Portland is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games at home
    Portland is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Denver
    Portland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Denver
    The total has gone OVER in 9 of Portland's last 11 games when playing Denver
    Portland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Denver
    Portland is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Denver
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
    Denver Nuggets
    Denver is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
    Denver is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
    Denver is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Portland
    Denver is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Portland
    The total has gone OVER in 9 of Denver's last 11 games when playing Portland
    Denver is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
    Denver is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Portland
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland


    Phoenix Suns
    Phoenix is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
    Phoenix is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 8 games
    Phoenix is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
    Phoenix is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home
    Phoenix is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Sacramento
    Phoenix is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing Sacramento
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Sacramento
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing at home against Sacramento
    Sacramento Kings
    Sacramento is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
    Sacramento is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    Sacramento is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
    Sacramento is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    Sacramento is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
    Sacramento is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Phoenix
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sacramento's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sacramento's last 7 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
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    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS



    DET at IND 07:00 PM
    IND -7.5*****
    U 210.5


    CLE at ORL 07:00 PM
    ORL -9.5
    U 211.5


    CHI at CHA 07:00 PM
    CHI -3.5*****


    MIN at Nets 07:30 PM
    Nets -3.5
    U 229.0*****


    MEM at MIA 07:30 PM
    MIA -8.0*****
    O 213.5*****



    WAS at DAL 08:30 PM
    WAS +8.5
    U 220.0*****


    NY at SA 08:30 PM
    SA -10.0*****


    OKC at UTA 09:00 PM
    UTA -9.0*****
    U 221.5*****



    DEN at POR 10:00 PM
    POR -1.0*****
    O 217.0


    SAC at PHO 10:00 PM
    U 232.5*****
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    BOS at PHI 07:30 PM


    BOS +6.0*****


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    Irving has 50 points in Brooklyn debut, Nets fall to Wolves
    October 23, 2019
    By The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 50 points in a record-setting Nets debut, but lost his balance and missed a potential winning shot that allowed the Minnesota Timberwolves to pull out a 127-126 victory over Brooklyn in overtime Wednesday night.


    Karl-Anthony Towns had 36 points and 14 rebounds for Minnesota, and Andrew Wiggins added 21 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:19 remaining.


    Irving had the ball in his hands with a chance to cap his dazzling debut with a victory, following a Nets timeout. He ran the clock down and then began his drive, but lost his balance near the foul line. He retained his dribble, got up and shot, but his jumper missed.


    After signing with the Nets in July, Irving broke Kiki Vandeweghe's record for most points by a player in his first game with a team. Vandeweghe scored 47 points for Portland at Kansas City on Oct. 27, 1984.


    Irving finished with eight rebounds and seven assists. Caris LeVert added 20 points.


    76ERS 107, CELTICS 93


    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joel Embiid had 15 points and 13 rebounds, Ben Simmons scored 24 points and Philadelphia beat Boston.


    Gordon Hayward led the Celtics with 25 points. Jayson Tatum had 21. Kemba Walker scored 12 points on 4-of-18 shooting in his Boston debut, and Al Horford had 16 in his first game with the 76ers.


    Furkan Korkmaz and Tobias Harris buried consecutive 3-pointers for Philadelphia - after the Sixers had missed 21 of 24 through three quarters - to stretch the lead to 10.


    MAVERICKS 108, WIZARDS 100


    DALLAS (AP) - Luka Doncic had 34 points and nine rebounds and Kristaps Porzingis scored 23 points in the European pair's long-awaited first game together, leading Dallas past Washington.


    Porzingis missed his first four shots before taking a break and coming back to score nine points in the final 2:45 of the first quarter. The 7-foot-3 Latvian acquired in a blockbuster deal with the New York Knicks before the trading deadline last season was 7 of 16 from the field.


    Doncic and Porzingis traded long 3-pointers throughout the game, finishing 7 of 16 between them (4 of 9 for Doncic, 3 of 7 for Porzingis). Doncic was 12 of 19 overall.


    Washington rookie Rui Hachimura, the first Japanese-born player drafted in the first round, had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Bradley Beal scored 19 points less than a week after the All-Star guard signed a $72 million, two-year extension that will go through the 2022-23 season, with a player option after that.


    HEAT 120, GRIZZLIES 101


    MIAMI (AP) - Justise Winslow scored 27 points, rookie Kendrick Nunn scored 24 in his NBA debut and Miami ran away in the fourth quarter to beat Memphis.


    Goran Dragic scored 19 points for Miami, which played without Jimmy Butler because of personal reasons. Nunn and fellow rookie Tyler Herro started in the backcourt instead.


    Bam Adebayo had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Miami, and Winslow added seven rebounds and seven assists.


    Ja Morant, the No. 2 pick in this year's draft, scored 14 points and had four assists for Memphis. Jaren Jackson Jr. had 17 points.


    PISTONS 119, PACERS 110


    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andre Drummond had 32 points and 23 rebounds, and Luke Kennard made three 3-pointers in the final six minutes in Detroit's opening victory over Indiana.


    Kennard scored 30 points, a career best, and matched his career high with six 3s.


    Domantas Sabonis had 27 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana. Myles Turner added 25 points, and Malcolm Brogdon had 22 in his Pacers debut.


    SPURS 120, KNICKS 111


    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points, Bryn Forbes added 20 and San Antonio, spoiling No. 2 overall pick RJ Barrett's debut with New York.


    Barrett had 21 points on 9-for-13 shooting with five rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes. Marcus Morris led New York with 26 points, and Julius Randle had 25 points and 11 rebounds.


    Dejounte Murray, who played in his first game since tearing his right ACL in a preseason game Oct. 7, had 18 points, including a 3-pointer with five minutes remaining that put San Antonio up 105-97. The 6-foot-5 point guard had six assists and eight rebounds.


    SUNS 124, KINGS 95


    PHOENIX (AP) - Devin Booker had 22 points and 10 assists, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 21 points and Phoenix beat Sacrament in Monte Williams' first games as the coach of the Suns.


    Ricky Rubio had 11 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and four steals in his first game with the Suns after signing a three-year, $51 million deal. Deandre Ayton added 18 points and 11 rebounds.


    Buddy Hield led the Kings with 28 points. Luke Walton made his Sacramento coaching debut.


    JAZZ 100, THUNDER 95


    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Donovan Mitchell had 32 points and 12 rebounds to lead Utah past Oklahoma City.


    Mitchell scored 22 points in the second half. Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 points, and Royce O'Neale chipped in with 14 for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert grabbed 14 rebounds.


    Mike Conley went 1 of 16 from the field in his Utah debut after spending his first 12 seasons with Memphis. He missed his first 12 shots before finally scoring on a floater in the lane with 5.9 seconds left in the third quarter. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 26 points on 10-of-23 shooting for the Thunder, and Chris Paul added 22 points and eight rebounds.

    HORNETS 126, BULLS 125



    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Rookie PJ Washington hit seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points to help Charlotte open the post-Kemba Walker era with a victory over Chicago.


    The Hornets made 23 3-pointers, the most in franchise history in a regulation game. The record is 24 in a double-overtime game. Devonte Graham had 23 points on 6-of-7 3-point shooting and added eight assists.


    Lauri Markkanen led Chicago with 35 points and 17 rebounds.


    MAGIC 94, CAVALIERS 85


    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and nine rebounds in Orlando's victory over Cleveland.


    Evan Fournier scored 16 points for Orlando, and Markelle Fultz had 12 points and six assists in his Magic debut. Kevin Love had 11 points and 18 rebounds for Cleveland in John Beilein's first game as coach.


    DENVER 108, TRAIL BLAZERS 100
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    SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY OCTOBER 24, 2019
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    7:05 PM Atlanta Hawks Detroit Pistons Little Caesars Arena
    8:05 PM Milwaukee Bucks Houston Rockets Toyota Center
    10:35 PM Los Angeles Clippers Golden State Warriors Chase Center




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    CNOTES OCTOBER/NOVEMBER BEST BETS AND OPINIONS


    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD




    10/23/2019..........8-11-0..........42.11%..........-20.50
    10/22/2019 ...........2-2-0 .........50.00%......... -1.00


    TOTALS............. 10-13-0.......... 43.47%........ -21.50




    BEST BETS




    DATE..........................ATS...............UN ITS..............O/U...............UNITS..............TOTALS




    10/23/2019................1 - 6..............-28.00..............5 - 1.............+19.50..............-8.50
    10/22/2019................1 - 1..............-0.50................1 - 1..............-0.50................-1.00


    TOTALS......................2 - 7..............-28.50..............6 - 2..............+19.00.............-9.50
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    MILWAUKEE is 283-337 ATS (-87.7 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.


    531LA CLIPPERS -532 GOLDEN STATE
    GOLDEN STATE is 40-61 ATS (-27.1 Units) in home games in the last 3 seasons.




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    Detroit Pistons
    Detroit is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
    Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
    Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta
    The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 15 games when playing Atlanta
    Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing at home against Atlanta
    Atlanta Hawks
    Atlanta is 17-7 ATS in its last 24 games
    Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games
    Atlanta is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
    Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta's last 15 games on the road
    Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
    Atlanta is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
    The total has gone OVER in 11 of Atlanta's last 15 games when playing Detroit
    Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing on the road against Detroit


    Houston Rockets
    Houston is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games
    Houston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
    Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
    Houston is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games at home
    Houston is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
    Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
    Houston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Milwaukee
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
    Houston is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
    Milwaukee Bucks
    Milwaukee is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
    Milwaukee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
    Milwaukee is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
    Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    Milwaukee is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
    Milwaukee is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 10 games on the road
    Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Houston
    Milwaukee is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Houston
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Houston
    Milwaukee is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Houston


    Golden State Warriors
    Golden State is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
    Golden State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
    Golden State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
    Golden State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    Golden State is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
    Golden State is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games when playing LA Clippers
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
    Golden State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
    Golden State is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Golden State's last 9 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
    Los Angeles Clippers
    LA Clippers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 14 of LA Clippers's last 20 games
    LA Clippers is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 7 games on the road
    LA Clippers is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games when playing Golden State
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers's last 5 games when playing Golden State
    LA Clippers is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Golden State
    LA Clippers is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Golden State
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Clippers's last 9 games when playing on the road against Golden State




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    NBA
    Long Sheet


    Thursday, October 24



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    ATLANTA (0 - 0) at DETROIT (1 - 0) - 10/24/2019, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    DETROIT is 71-101 ATS (-40.1 Units) in home games when playing on back-to-back days since 1996.
    DETROIT is 119-168 ATS (-65.8 Units) in home games after a division game since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    ATLANTA is 5-2 against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    DETROIT is 5-2 straight up against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    MILWAUKEE (0 - 0) at HOUSTON (0 - 0) - 10/24/2019, 8:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MILWAUKEE is 283-337 ATS (-87.7 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.
    MILWAUKEE is 57-37 ATS (+16.3 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    MILWAUKEE is 44-31 ATS (+9.9 Units) when the total is greater than or equal to 220 over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MILWAUKEE is 3-1 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
    HOUSTON is 2-2 straight up against MILWAUKEE over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    LA CLIPPERS (1 - 0) at GOLDEN STATE (0 - 0) - 10/24/2019, 10:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    LA CLIPPERS are 29-14 ATS (+13.6 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
    LA CLIPPERS are 27-12 ATS (+13.8 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
    GOLDEN STATE is 44-58 ATS (-19.8 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    GOLDEN STATE is 19-32 ATS (-16.2 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    GOLDEN STATE is 7-7 against the spread versus LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
    GOLDEN STATE is 10-4 straight up against LA CLIPPERS over the last 3 seasons
    10 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    NBA
    Dunkel


    Thursday, October 24





    Atlanta @ Detroit


    Game 527-528
    October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Atlanta
    115.590
    Detroit
    113.481
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Atlanta
    by 2
    218
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Detroit
    by 1
    222
    Dunkel Pick:
    Atlanta
    (+1); Under


    Milwaukee @ Houston



    Game 529-530
    October 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Milwaukee
    126.950
    Houston
    125.734
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Milwaukee
    by 1
    219
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Houston
    by 2
    232
    Dunkel Pick:
    Milwaukee
    (+2); Under


    LA Clippers @ Golden State



    Game 531-532
    October 24, 2019 @ 10:30 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    LA Clippers
    118.361
    Golden State
    127.632
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Golden State
    by 9 1/2
    218
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    LA Clippers
    by 2
    225 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Golden State
    (+2); Under
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    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS



    ATL at DET 07:00 PM
    DET -1.5*****
    O 222.0*****

    MIL at HOU 08:00 PM
    MIL +1.5*****
    O 229.5******



    LAC at GS 10:30 PM
    LAC -1.5*****
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    Bucks beat Rockets 117-111 in Westbrook's Houston debut
    October 24, 2019



    HOUSTON (AP) When Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out with more than five minutes left after putting up a triple-double against the Houston Rockets, the rest of the Milwaukee Bucks didn't panic.


    ''These guys in this locker room, we're fighters, we're competitors,'' Wesley Matthews said. ''If Giannis fouls out we can't just come into the locker room.''


    Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and his supporting cast held on to lead the Bucks to a 117-111 victory over the Rockets on Thursday night in a star-studded opener featuring the last three MVPs.


    Antetokounmpo, the MVP last season, also had 13 rebounds and 11 assists. While certainly upset after fouling out, he was impressed with the way his team responded.


    ''They did an amazing job,'' he said. ''Moving the ball, knocking down shots.''


    Brook Lopez made two free throws with about a minute left before a layup by Russell Westbrook. But Lopez made a fadeaway shot to leave Milwaukee up 115-109 with 39 seconds remaining. James Harden added a pair of free throws before Ersan Ilyasova made a jump shot with about 15 seconds to go that sent many fans heading to the exits.


    Some had wondered what would happen with the pairing of the two ball-dominant guards in Harden and Westbrook after the 2017 MVP was traded from Oklahoma City for Chris Paul this summer. In their first game together with the Rockets both filled up the stat sheet, but they were unable to come away with a win after leading for much of the game.


    Westbrook had 24 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists.


    Harden, the 2018 MVP, added 19 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds. He was 2 of 13 from the field, 1 of 8 on 3s and made 14 free throws without a miss.


    ''They're going to be fine,'' coach Mike D'Antoni said. ''It's sad to say, but we're not going to win 82 games this year. Now we've got a chance to win 81.''


    The Bucks led by six when Antetokounmpo fouled out. He walked to coach Mike Budenholzer and implored him to challenge the call, but he'd already used his one challenge per game that coaches get this season and couldn't do anything to help his superstar.


    Harden echoed his D'Antoni's sentiment and raved about Westbrook.


    ''Everybody saw it tonight,'' Harden said. ''He's a different type of breed on that court. But it's Game 1, we're not going to get too down, and even if we won, we're not going to get too excited.''


    Houston scored the next five points, with the last four from Westbrook to cut the lead to 101-100. But Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer with 3 1/2 minutes left to stretch Milwaukee's lead.


    The Bucks were up by six with about two minutes left before P.J. Tucker knocked a 3 from the corner. But Matthews added a 3-pointer for Milwaukee seconds after that to push the lead to 111-105.


    Milwaukee opened the fourth quarter with a 13-3 run to make it 91-90 and take its first lead of the night. Antetokounmpo led the way in stretch, scoring eight points. The Rockets missed several shots and had a turnover before they finally got back on track.


    There were about eight minutes left when Harden found Westbrook connected on two straight plays. On the first one Harden dished to Westbrook and he was fouled on a layup to get a 3-point play. The next time down the court Harden sent a bounce pass to Westbrook in the lane and he finished with a two-handed dunk that put Houston up 95-91 and brought a huge ovation from the crowd.


    But the Bucks made the next 10 points, led by five from Brook Lopez, who capped the run with a 3-pointer to make it 101-95 with about 5 1/2 minutes left.


    TIP-INS


    Bucks: Lopez had 14 points and four rebounds. ... Ilyasova had13 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. ... Milwaukee made 16 of 46 3-pointers.


    Rockets: Tucker had 17 points and made five 3-pointers. ... Houston also made 16 3-pointers. ... Clint Capela had 13 points and 12 rebounds.

    NBA/CHINA RELATIONSHIP



    A group of 30 fans held signs and wore shirts in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong at the game.


    Houston general manager Daryl Morey angered China with a since-deleted tweet in support of the protesters earlier this month.


    Wednesday's opening-night games were not televised in China in the wake of Morey's tweet that caused tension between the NBA and Chinese officials.


    One man held a sign the read: ''Thank you Morey,'' with a red heart after Morey's name. Another sign read: ''No censorship in America'' and a third declared: ''Freedom is not FREE.'' Another man held a sign that said: ''Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong,'' which are the exact words included in Morey's tweet.


    UP NEXT


    Bucks: Host Miami on Saturday.


    Rockets: Host New Orleans on Saturday night.
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    Trae Young has 38 points, Hawks beat Pistons 117-110
    October 24, 2019



    DETROIT (AP) Trae Young feels like a veteran as he enters his second NBA season.


    That'sbad news for the rest of the league.


    Young had 38 points and nine assists and the Atlanta Hawks opened the season with a 117-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night.


    ''I'm a lot more comfortable than I was at this point last year,'' Young said. ''Obviously, I'm not a rookie anymore and I felt great out there tonight. Once I hit a couple shots, I knew it was rolling.''


    If anyone at Little Caesars Arena doubted how good Young was feeling, he made it clear midway through the second quarter, hitting a 3-pointer from the edge of the Pistons logo at half court.


    ''I knew it was deep, but I didn't realize I was on the logo until someone told me at halftime,'' he said. ''Ever since high school, I've known when I was in range and let it go.''


    John Collins added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Jabari Parker had 18 points.


    Vince Carter checked in for Atlanta with 6:52 left in the first quarter, becoming the first player to see action in 22 NBA seasons.


    ''Vince stabilizes this team,'' Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said. ''Our starting lineup has about half as many years as he does, and we've got a bunch of guys who weren't even born when he started. He didn't have a basket tonight, but the boxscore can't show you everything he did to help us win.''


    Derrick Rose led Detroit with 27 points, and Andre Drummond had 21 points and 12 rebounds.


    Drummond had 32 points and 23 rebounds in Detroit's season-opening victory on Wednesday in Indiana, but the Hawks scored 60 points in the paint.


    ''I thought we came out tonight with a laissez-faire attitude defensively, and they took the game to us,'' Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. ''We had a good game last night, but that didn't mean a hill of beans tonight.''


    Drummond, who played 78 minutes in just over 24 hours, didn't think that was the problem.


    ''I really didn't have time to ease myself into the game, but this was just a tough night for us overall,'' he said. ''We're NBA players. There's no excuse for the way we started the game.''


    Young's four-point play with 3:43 left in the first half gave him 26 points - the highest-scoring half of his career - and put the Hawks up 58-51.


    Rose, though, scored 15 points in the half and Langston Galloway's late 3-pointer gave Detroit a 63-60 halftime lead.


    The teams stayed close for most of the quarter, but back-to-back dunks by Parker - one over Thon Maker - put Atlanta up 88-79. Parker added two free throws, giving him 18 points, and the Hawks took a 91-81 lead into the break.


    De'Andre Hunter's 3-pointer extended Atlanta's lead to 97-83 with 8:47 to play. Detroit scored the next four points before the game was delayed for several minutes because of the clock failure.


    The Pistons narrowed the lead to 98-92, but a pair of Rose turnovers helped the Hawks scored the next seven points and take a 13-point lead with 4:47 to play.


    Detroit got the margin to single digits, but Young's three-point play with 1:33 wrapped it up.


    TIP INS

    HAWKS: Carter has played 62 games against Detroit, second only to the 64 he has played against the Boston Celtics. Only 11 players have faced the Pistons more often since the NBA-ABA merger, led by Robert Parish with 90.


    PISTONS: PF Blake Griffin (hamstring/knee) is expected to miss three more games before being evaluated for a possible return.


    OLD-SCHOOL BASKETBALL


    The teams played without game and shot clocks for three minutes in the fourth period. The time remaining was announced at each stoppage in play and the shot clock was announced at 10 seconds and counted down from five. The clocks returned to the scoreboard for the final six minutes, but the boards above the baskets remained blank.


    ''That was disappointing - I don't know what happened - but it disrupts the flow of the game when you are looking around to see the clock,'' Casey said.


    INJURY UPDATE


    Reggie Jackson left early in the third quarter due to back tightness. Casey said he will be examined on Friday to see if he can face the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.


    UP NEXT

    Hawks: Host Orlando on Saturday night.


    Pistons: Host Philadelphia on Saturday night.
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    Now with Clippers, Kawhi Leonard spoils Warriors fun again
    October 24, 2019



    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Kawhi Leonard sure knows how to spoil Golden State's fun.


    Leonard did it again in the Warriors' first game at Chase Center just like in their farewell at Oracle Arena four months ago, scoring 21 points in three quarters to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 141-122 victory Thursday on opening night at Golden State's snazzy new arena.


    Reigning NBA Finals MVP Leonard shot 9 for 17 and also dished out nine assists in his second game with L.A. after leading the Toronto Raptors to their first title last season in a six-game finals against the Warriors.


    ''I thought he started doing it in the second round last year,'' Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. ''In the first round he was just dominating and then I thought as each round went on he started playmaking more and more, but what he's doing now is on another level.''


    Stephen Curry scored 23 points but committed eight turnovers and D'Angelo Russell added 20 points in his Golden State debut, but the Warriors got beat up the way they used to do it against the entire NBA - even giving up a 46-point third quarter.


    What a dud for the Dubs as they formally opened new Chase Center in San Francisco after 47 years at Oracle Arena in Oakland.


    Patrick Patterson scored 20 points and Ivica Zubac had 16 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots for Los Angeles.


    In a rematch of the hard-fought first-round playoff series last season won by the Warriors in six games on their way to a fifth straight finals, the Clippers jumped to a 14-0 lead making 5 of their first 6 shots. Golden State started 0 for 6 and missed four 3s. Russell's jumper at 8:23 gave Golden State its first points and he scored the Warriors' initial seven before Curry hit a 3 at 6:42.


    The Warriors got a scare when they briefly lost Draymond Green at the 9:03 mark of the opening quarter after he appeared to injure his right elbow on a screen. Green returned to the court at the start of the second and wound up with 11 points.


    Curry, who at 31 is the oldest Warriors player, was 2 of 11 on 3s as new-look Golden State went 15 for 42 from deep. Kevin Durant is long gone and so are several other key veterans part of the recent Warriors championship runs.


    Golden State coach Steve Kerr is embracing the move and new arena - he's still figuring his way around the building - but noted ''I'll miss everything about Oracle. It's a great place to play.''


    Some fans left after the third quarter with the home team trailing 111-87.


    There will be plenty more lumps along the way for this young group, with Kerr noting, ''This is not a one off.''


    ''This is more the reality of the NBA. The last five years we've been living in a world that isn't supposed to exist,'' Kerr said.


    Leonard and Patrick Beverley were booed during pregame introductions for the Clippers, who beat the Lakers 112-102 in their opener Tuesday with Leonard scoring 30 points on 10-for-19 shooting.


    TIP-INS


    Clippers: Los Angeles shot 56.8% in the first half (21 of 37), making 6 of 11 3s. ... The Clippers were outrebounded 23-20 in the first half and 42-39 overall. ... G Rodney McGruder missed his second straight game with a high right ankle sprain. ... The Clippers scored 58 points in the paint.


    Warriors: Golden State called a late timeout when it had none remaining, resulting in a technical foul. ... Kevon Looney started at center for the Warriors after working back from a strained right hamstring then dealt with right hamstring tightness in the second half and didn't return as a precautionary move. The hope had been he would play about 20 minutes with four stretches of five minutes or so, Kerr said. ... Kerr challenged a foul call on Looney late in the first half and the call was upheld. ... The Warriors had won the last three at home against the Clippers.


    NICE TOUCHES


    Newly enshrined Hall of Famer Al Attles, who will be 83 next month, took part in a ceremonial tipoff just before the ball actually went up. Attles joined the organization in 1960 and played in the Philadelphia Warriors in Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game on March 2, 1962.


    Injured Splash Brother Klay Thompson, who could miss the entire season recovering from surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee, spoke to the fans at midcourt before the game. He also shared a hug and a few words with Leonard.


    Construction workers who built Chase Center held the flag for the national anthem.

    LOCKED OUT



    Kerr joked he might need to wear his key card around his neck even on game nights.


    ''I've been locked out of my office a couple times after games, true story,'' he said. ''... We're slowly but surely figuring those things out.''


    QUOTEABLE


    Rivers hardly considers Curry past his prime beginning his 11th NBA season.


    ''I want him to get older. I'm all for the 40 Steph, I can't wait for that one,'' Rivers quipped. ''He'll still be playing because he can shoot. He just won't be as agile I don't think. He's been around a long time. It's amazing when you think about it how quickly it goes.''


    UP NEXT


    Clippers: At Suns on Saturday having won the last 12 meetings overall and six straight in Phoenix.


    Warriors: At Thunder on Sunday having won 11 straight road games in the regular season and two in a row at Oklahoma City.
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