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    LV at LA 03:00 PM
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    MIN at IND 06:00 PM
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    09/12/2020 1-3-0 25.00% -1150 Detail
    09/11/2020 3-3-0 50.00% -150 Detail
    09/10/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/09/2020 3-3-0 50.00% -150 Detail
    09/08/2020 1-5-0 16.67% -2250 Detail
    09/07/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
    09/06/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/04/2020 3-2-0 60.00% +400 Detail
    09/03/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/02/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/01/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail


    Totals......32-27-0........54.23%.....+11.50
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    Sunday’s 6-pack
    Major league leaders in runs scored:



    46— Fernando Tatis, SD
    43— Dansby Swanson, Atl
    39— Mike Trout, LAA
    38— Freeman Atl, TAnderson CWS, TTurner Wash
    37— Manny Machado, SD
    35— Story Col, Abreu CWS, Yastrzemski SF, Conforto NYM, Hoskins Phil




    Americans who have died from COVID-19: 193,482
    Please wear a mask when you go out.



    Quote of the Day
    “It’s not real baseball, but it’s fine for this year, and I hope we never do it again.”
    Clayton Kershaw, talking about the new extra inning rules


    Saturday’s quiz
    LA Clippers started out as the Buffalo Braves; they had Bob McAdoo, Jim McMillian, Ernie DiGregorio, some good players- they went 49-33 in 1974-75 under Jack Ramsay, who two years later won the NBA title coaching Portland.


    Friday’s quiz
    In the 1976 movie All the President’s Men, Robert Redford played Bob Woodward.


    Thursday’s quiz
    William Henry Harrison was President for only 31 days, before he died of pneumonia.




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    Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a sports Saturday


    13) Like everything else in 2020, the first real Saturday of college football was odd, capped off by a Coastal Carolina-Kansas game that kicked off at 9pm local time in Lawrence, followed by a 1am ET Korean baseball game. Fun for the whole family.


    I’m not a scientist, but I’m pretty sure playing football in this environment isn’t a great idea, especially when the players do not get paid, but college sports is big business, and if you don’t believe that, well Oklahoma charged $55 or so on pay-per-view for their opener against I-AA juggernaut Missouri State. Sooners won 48-0; thrilling.


    12) If the presidents/AD’s in the Big X knew what was going to happen on the field Saturday, they might’ve thought a quarantine wasn’t such a bad idea.


    Coastal Carolina 38, Kansas 23— Second year in row the Chanticleers upset Kansas in Lawrence; this game was 28-0 until just before halftime.


    11) Texas Tech 35, Houston Baptist 33— Houston Baptist is I-AA, so this is kind of like a loss for Tech, except it isn’t officially a loss. I mean, Tech was a 40-point favorite and won by 2.


    10) Louisiana 31, Iowa State 14— Ragin’ Cajuns’ DB’s dominated the Iowa State receivers; it helped that the refs didn’t seem interested in throwing any flags for defensive holding or PI. Iowa State was a 13-point favorite.


    Louisiana missed two easy field goals, but ran a punt back for a TD and also ran a kickoff back for a TD. Saturday looked like it was a very rough day for placekickers, especially young ones.


    9) Arkansas State (+14.5) 35, Kansas State 31— Arkansas State’s coach is Blake Anderson; he deserves some joy in his life- his wife passed away just before last season started, and then he lost his dad this offseason. Guy is a good coach who could be moving up soon.


    8) Game of the Day: Tex-San Antonio 51, Texas State 48 OT— Down 41-35, Texas State ran a punt back 91 yards for a TD with 1:13 left, but they missed the PAT, then missed a short FG in overtime, and the Roadrunners escaped with a win in Jeff Traylor’s debut as USTA’s coach.


    Texas State played without its starting QB, who sat out with COVID-related issues.


    7) Saturday’s football upsets:
    — Louisiana (+13) 31, Iowa State 14
    — Arkansas State (+14.5) 35, Kansas State 31
    — Georgia Tech (+13) 16, Florida State 13
    — Coastal Carolina (+6) 38, Kansas 23


    6) Kansas State (8-1) won the SouthPoint’s prop bet by scoring the first touchdown of the day; the favorites were North Carolina (3-1), Appalachian State (7-2).


    5) Some NFL guys had big paydays Saturday; Saints’ RB Alvin Kamara, Vikings’ RB Dalvin Cook and Rams’ WR Cooper Kupp all got contract extensions.


    4) Oakland A’s got some very bad news; 3B Matt Chapman will have hip surgery, is out for the season. Thats a big loss- they somehow acquired Jake Lamb from Arizona right before I typed this. They must pay Arizona under the table to cut him, then they signed Lamb up when no one else claimed him.


    3) Arizona/Red Sox are first two teams to clinch their under bets in season win total wagering.


    2) Lakers 119, Rockets 96— Lakers win series 4-1; you get the feeling Mike D’Antoni will be the scapegoat for Houston’s 2nd-round exit. Now the Lakers hope Denver can force a Game 7 against the Clippers tonight, just to tire both teams out.


    1) If the baseball playoffs started today (they do not):
    AL East- Tampa Bay, Toronto
    AL Central- Chicago, Minnesota
    AL West- Oakland, Houston
    AL Wild Cards- Cleveland, New York


    NL East- Atlanta, Philadelphia
    NL Central- Chicago, St Louis
    NL West- Los Angeles, San Diego
    NL Wild Cards- Miami, San Francisco


    15 days left in the season, and the Marlins are still a playoff team.
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    Sunday, September 13



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    Trend Report
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    Dallas @ New York
    Dallas
    Dallas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing New York
    Dallas is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
    New York
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games
    New York is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Dallas


    Las Vegas @ Seattle
    Las Vegas
    Las Vegas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    Las Vegas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    Seattle
    Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Las Vegas


    Washington @ Atlanta
    Washington
    Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
    Atlanta
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Washington
    Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games




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    Sunday, September 13



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    DALLAS (7 - 14) at NEW YORK (2 - 19) - 9/13/2020, 12:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    DALLAS is 6-1 against the spread versus NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
    DALLAS is 5-2 straight up against NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    LAS VEGAS (17 - 4) at SEATTLE (18 - 3) - 9/13/2020, 3:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


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

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    WASHINGTON (8 - 13) at ATLANTA (7 - 14) - 9/13/2020, 5:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    WASHINGTON is 7-5 against the spread versus ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
    WASHINGTON is 8-4 straight up against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
    7 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
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    DAL at NY 12:00 PM
    DAL -10.0
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    LV at SEA 03:00 PM
    LV +2.0
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    WAS at ATL 05:00 PM
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    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD



    09/13/2020 2-4-0 33.33% -1200 Detail
    09/12/2020 1-3-0 25.00% -1150 Detail
    09/11/2020 3-3-0 50.00% -150 Detail
    09/10/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/09/2020 3-3-0 50.00% -150 Detail
    09/08/2020 1-5-0 16.67% -2250 Detail
    09/07/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
    09/06/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/04/2020 3-2-0 60.00% +400 Detail
    09/03/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/02/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/01/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail


    Totals......34-31-0........52,30%.....-0.50
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    Armadillo: Tuesday's six-pack


    Most popular picks this week in the Westgate SuperContest:
    344— Buffalo +6.5- W
    337— LA Rams +3- W
    304— Atlanta +2.5- L
    303— Tennessee -2.5L
    280— Arizona +6.5- W
    243— Pittsburgh -6- W


    Americans who have died from COVID-19: 194,367
    Please wear a mask when you go out.




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    Armadillo: Tuesday's Den: Nobody asked me, but…….


    13) Steelers 26, Giants 16:
    — Pitt led 16-10 late in 3rd quarter; Giants had a 19-play drive that ended on an end zone INT.
    — Last five years, Pittsburgh is 15-6 ATS against NFC teams.
    — 11 of Steelers’ last 14 road openers stayed under the total.


    — Barkley carried ball 15 times for 6 yards; he caught 6 passes for 60 yards.
    — Giants started one drive on Pittsburgh’s 3-yard line but only kicked a FG.
    — Giants started out 0-1 eight of last nine years.
    — Giants are 4-14 ATS in last 18 games as a home underdog.


    12) Titans 16, Denver 14
    — Titans missed three FG’s and a PAT, but kicked 25-yard FG with 0:17 left for the win.
    — The was the Oilers/Titans’ first win in Denver since 1980 (they also won a 1987 replacement game, but I don’t count that)
    — Tennessee won seven of last eight road openers, covered nine of last 13.


    — Broncos were stopped on downs on the Tennessee 1-yard line in 2nd quarter.
    — Titans converted 7-16 on 3rd down, Denver only 3-9.
    — Denver is 21-10-1 ATS in its last 32 home openers.


    11) Why did the Houston Texans trade DeAndre Hopkins? Isn’t it important to keep your best players, especially when your young QB is growing into being an elite player? Going to be a lot of heat on Texans’ management if they regress on offense this season.


    My high school Chemistry teacher was Bill Warner (no relation to Kurt); he was a great teacher, also a licensed pilot, a basketball referee, a brilliant guy. When something made no sense to him, he would call it “nonsensical” He is the only person I’ve ever heard use that word.


    To me, the Texans trading Hopkins was nonsensical.


    10) No NFL head coach has ever won Super Bowls with two different teams.


    Only two guys (Bill Parcells, Mike Holmgren) made it to a Super Bowl with another team, after winning a title somewhere else.


    9) NFL supposedly wants more scoring in their games, but two huge offensive plays in the last minute of close games were nullified Sunday by offensive pass interference calls. If you want more points to be scored, why would you point the officials towards calling more offensive PI?


    Bengals scored a TD with 0:06 left that was negated; Dallas completed a long pass that would’ve set up a game-tying field goal. Wide receivers pushing off has been overlooked for decades; Michael Irvin is in the Hall of Fame because of that.


    The NFL makes their rules, the officials just enforce them; I don’t understand this apparent change in direction.


    8) Last 16 years, Cleveland Browns are 0-15-1 in their season openers; they threw 10 passes to Odell Beckham Sunday in Baltimore, but completed only three of them.


    7) Mike D’Antoni’s NBA coaching record: 16 years, 672-527 in regular season games, 54-56 in playoff games. If he still wants to coach, hard to believe someone won’t hire him.


    6) Denver Nuggets are first NBA team ever to have four straight playoff series go 7 games.


    5) Overlooked with all the football Sunday was Alec Mills throwing a no-hitter for the Cubs in Milwaukee, in his 15th career start.


    Earlier this season, Lucas Giolito threw a no-hitter for the White Sox; this is the first season ever that both Chicago franchises had a pitcher throw a no-hitter in the same season.


    4) Over the last 21 years, Washington Redskins have started 13 different quarterbacks in their season opener. This isn’t a good thing.


    3) Big day for Mets fans; the Wilpon family and Saul Katz have agreed to sell the Mets to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen, which has to help the team a lot. The Wilpons were horrendous owners.


    Trivia: If you watch Billions on Showtime, Damian Lewis’ character Bobby Axelrod is loosely based on Cohen. He is a rich guy, really rich.


    2) Atlanta Braves signed Pablo Sandoval to a minor league deal, after the Giants released him. Sandoval could be a DH for the Braves down the stretch.


    1) If the baseball playoffs started today (they don’t):
    AL East: Tampa Bay, Toronto
    AL Central: Chicago, Minnesota
    AL West: Oakland, Houston
    AL wild cards: Cleveland, New York


    NL East: Atlanta, Miami
    NL Central: Chicago, St Louis
    NL West: Los Angeles, San Diego
    NL wild cards: Philadelphia, San Francisco
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    Tuesday, September 15



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    CONNECTICUT (10 - 12) at CHICAGO (12 - 10) - 9/15/2020, 7:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CHICAGO is 6-2 against the spread versus CONNECTICUT over the last 3 seasons
    CHICAGO is 4-4 straight up against CONNECTICUT over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    WASHINGTON (9 - 13) at PHOENIX (13 - 9) - 9/15/2020, 9:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

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

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    Tuesday, September 15



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    Connecticut @ Chicago
    Connecticut
    Connecticut is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
    Chicago
    Chicago is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Connecticut
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against Connecticut


    Washington @ Phoenix
    Washington
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
    Washington is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
    Phoenix
    Phoenix is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Washington
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Washington




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    Tuesday, September 15


    Connecticut @ Chicago


    Game 601-602
    September 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Connecticut
    111.468
    Chicago
    107.604
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Connecticut
    by 4
    162
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Chicago
    by 3
    165 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Connecticut
    (+3); Under


    Washington @ Phoenix



    Game 603-604
    September 15, 2020 @ 9:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Washington
    105.246
    Phoenix
    115.507
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Phoenix
    by 10 1/2
    168
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Phoenix
    by 4 1/2
    165 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Phoenix
    (-4 1/2); Over
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    CONN at CHI 07:00 PM
    CONN +2.5
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    WAS at PHO 09:00 PM
    PHO -4.5
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    09/15/2020 2-2-0 50.00% -100 Detail
    09/13/2020 2-4-0 33.33% -1200 Detail
    09/12/2020 1-3-0 25.00% -1150 Detail
    09/11/2020 3-3-0 50.00% -150 Detail
    09/10/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/09/2020 3-3-0 50.00% -150 Detail
    09/08/2020 1-5-0 16.67% -2250 Detail
    09/07/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
    09/06/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/04/2020 3-2-0 60.00% +400 Detail
    09/03/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/02/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/01/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail


    Totals......36-33-0........52.17%.....-1.50
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    Wednesday’s 6-pack


    Odds to win the US Open golf tourney this week:



    8-1— Dustin Johnson


    9-1— Jon Rahm


    14-1— McIlroy, Schauffele, Thomas


    16-1— Collin Morikawa


    25-1— Bryson DeChambeau, Webb Simpson


    30-1— Matsuyama, Fleetwood, Day, Reed, Finau




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    Quote of the Day
    “It begins and ends with the general manager. You can talk to me all day long. I personally wouldn’t know what coach to hire. That’s why you have a basketball operations team that’s made of a half a dozen people that use all kinds of analytics and experience. They’ll make a recommendation to me. They do about everything. I’m the sign-off guy. That’s it.


    “I wouldn’t know how to interview a basketball coach. You want me to go interview a CEO for a company, I’m the first one to tell you I think [I’m] better than anybody else. To be successful in business, and I say this in my book, you better know what you know and you better know what you don’t know. I surely know what I don’t know when it comes to basketball.”
    Houston Rockets’ owner Tilman Fertitta


    Wednesday’s quiz
    Who coached the Steelers before Mike Tomlin?


    Tuesday’s quiz
    Joe Girardi has managed the Marlins, Bronx, Philadelphia.


    Monday’s quiz
    Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke also owns the NBA’s Denver Nuggets and the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche.




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    Wednesday’s Den: Mid-week musings……


    13) ESPN finally found its Monday Night Football crew; Steve Levy, Brian Greise, Louis Riddick are an excellent 3-man team. Smart, unassuming, easy to listen to.


    12) Baseball announced its playoff plan; AL bubble in California, NL bubble in Texas, no days off in the division or league championship series, which is a big deal. Pitching depth is going to be a lot more important than usual. Aces will only pitch once in a best-of-5 series, unless they pitch a game on short rest.


    Air quality in southern California could be become a problem; I’m assuming the backup plan is Arizona’s dome, but that wasn’t mentioned Monday.


    World Series will be in the Rangers’ new domed stadium in Arlington.


    11) Nuggets 104, Clippers 89 (Denver wins 4-3)
    — Denver held LA to 33 points in 2nd half.
    — Nuggets were down 3-1 in both series this year, but won both.
    — Jokic had 16 points, 22 rebounds, 13 assists. Wow.
    — In their 50-year history, Clippers are now 0-8 in games where they had a chance to reach the conference final.


    10) Cincinnati Bengals’ kicker Randy Bullock missed a game-tying 31-yard field goal at the end of Sunday’s 16-13 loss to the Chargers; Bullock then grabbed his leg— a calf strain was given as the reason. Bengals need a new kicker.


    Problem is, Cincinnati plays on Thursday this week and if you bring someone into Ohio from another state, there is a 72-hour thing because of COVID, so the Bengals quickly scooped up kicker Austin Seibert, who was shown the door by the Browns after he missed a PAT and a field goal in Cleveland’s 38-6 loss in Baltimore Sunday.


    Seibert will see his old friends Thursday, when the Bengals visit Cleveland.


    9) Unusual fact: Five QB’s whose team won in Week 1 were led in rushing by their QB. More and more teams are going to running back-by-committee.


    I cringe every time a quarterback takes a hit while running; they’re very valuable players, so there is a fine line between a running QB making his offense more explosive while also risking the whole thing blowing up, if that QB gets hurt.


    8) NFL officials called two huge offensive pass interference penalties Sunday, but they only called offensive holding 18 times in 16 games last week, so that’s an improvement. Thats the 2nd-fewest amount of Week 1 holding calls since 2001.


    7) Why some teams don’t want their head coach also being a coordinator:


    Denver Broncos totally screwed up clock management in the last minute Monday night; once Tennessee got within field goal range, Denver had to use its timeouts, to preserve some time for their offense if the Titans took the lead, which they did.


    Head coach Vic Fangio also coordinates Denver’s defense, and that was what he was thinking about while Tennessee was driving at the end. Game management was botched, depriving the Broncos of a last-gasp chance at a win- remember, the game was in Denver, so longer field goals are more possible.


    6) Orlando’s NBA bubble on the Disney grounds will also host eight early season college basketball tournament:


    — Champions Classic, Jimmy V Classic
    — Wooden Legacy, preseason NIT
    — Orlando Invitational, Charleston Classic
    — Myrtle Beach invitational, Diamond Head Classic


    5) Over the last 10 years, when NFL teams went for it on 4th and 1, they got the first down 64% of the time.


    4) Tennessee Titans missed three field goals and an extra point Monday night; last year, they made only 44.4% of their FG’s, by far the worst %age in the NFL. 2nd-worst %age last year was the Jets, who made 67.9% of their field goals.


    3) My preference for the NFL schedule would be Monday night doubleheaders every week but no Thursday games, except for Week 1 and Thanksgiving Day. Football wasn’t meant to be played on three days’ rest.


    2) Michael O’Keefe, the actor who played Danny Noonan in Caddyshack 40 years ago, caddied for club pro Danny Balin this week at practice rounds for the US Open.


    1) If you baseball playoffs started today (they don’t):
    AL East: Tampa Bay, New York
    AL Central: Chicago, Minnesota
    AL West: Oakland, Houston
    AL wild cards: Cleveland, Toronto


    NL East: Atlanta, Miami
    NL Central: Chicago, St Louis
    NL West: Los Angeles, San Diego
    NL wild cards: Philadelphia, San Francisco
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    Armadillo: Thursday's six-pack


    MLB leaders in RBI:
    49— Jose Abreu, CWS
    46— Freddie Freeman, Atl
    45— Luke Voit, NYY
    44— Marcell Ozuna, Atl
    41— Manny Machado, SD
    40— Mike Trout LAA, Fernando Tatis SD
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    Armadillo: Thursday's Den: 13 athletes who excelled at more than one sport


    (listed alphabetically)
    — Danny Ainge— Played 14 years in the NBA, after a great career at BYU. He also hit .220 in 211 games over three years for the Toronto Blue Jays.


    — Jim Brown— One of the best running backs in NFL history, he led the NFL in rushing in 8 of his 9 seasons. Brown also played basketball, ran track, and was a great lacrosse player while in college at Syracuse.


    — Wilt Chamberlain— Scored 31,419 points in his NBA career; once scored 100 points in a game- he averaged over 30 ppg for his career. He preferred track in high school, high jumping, long jumping, running the quarter-mile and half-mile events while also throwing the shot put.


    When he was in the NBA, Wilt got annoyed that he was criticized for shooting too much so the next season (1967-68) he led the league in assists.


    — Bob Hayes— Played wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys for 11 years; he also won two gold medals in track at the 1964 Olympics. Hayes caught 371 passes for 20 yards/catch in his NFL career, scoring 73 touchdowns.


    — Bo Jackson— Was a great running back at Auburn, and played 38 games for the Raiders, averaging 5.4 yards/carry. He played eight years in the major leagues, hitting 141 homers- he played the last two years with an artificial hip.


    — Michael Jordan— Not much to add here; won a national title at North Carolina, six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, and out of nowhere, he hit .202 for the AA Birmingham Barons in 1994, as an outfielder, during his sabbatical from the NBA.


    Hitting .202 doesn’t sound like much, but I was an official scorer for two years at the AA level; there are guys who were career baseball players who didn’t hit .200 at that level. Jordan also stole 30 bases that season.


    — Kenny Lofton— Played 17 years in the big leagues, with a .372 on-base %age and 622 stolen bases— hell of a ballplayer, a 6-time All Star. Lofton also played college basketball at Arizona; he is one of only two people EVER to play in the Final Four and World Series.


    — Nate Robinson— Played 11 years in the NBA, he won the Slam Dunk title three times even though he is only 5-9; he scored 11 ppg for his professional career. Robinson originally went to U of Washington on a football scholarship; he played football for the Huskies as a freshman, but gave football up after that season.


    — Bill Russell— Played 13 seasons in the NBA, won 11 titles, lost in the finals another year. San Francisco won consecutive NCAA titles with Russell as their center in 1955-56. Russell also was a high jumper at USF; at one time, he was ranked as the 7th-best high jumper in the world, but had to choose between track and basketball as far as the Olympics went- he chose basketball.


    — Deion Sanders— Played 14 years in the NFL for five teams; he picked off 53 passes in his pro career, running back nine of them for touchdowns. He also played baseball, playing nine years in the major leagues, hitting .263 for four teams, with 186 stolen bases.


    — Tim Stoddard— First person ever to play in a Final Four and a World Series; he was a starting forward on NC State’s championship team in 1974. He also pitched in the major leagues for 13 years, winning a World Series ring with the ’83 Orioles. He also got a hit in his only at-bat in a World Series game.


    — Charlie Ward— He won the 1993 Heisman Trophy, leading Florida State to their first-ever national title on the gridiron. Ward also played 11 years in the NBA for three teams, mostly the Knicks, scoring 6.3 ppg for his career.


    — Dave Winfield— Played both baseball/basketball for the Minnesota Gophers; his college basketball coach was Bill Musselman, who later coached in the NBA. Winfield was also drafted by the NFL’s Vikings, but he never played college football.


    Winfield was a great baseball player; he played 22 years in the majors, hit .283 with 465 career homers and an on-base %age of .353.
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    PHOENIX (14 - 9) at MINNESOTA (14 - 8) - 9/17/2020, 7:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MINNESOTA is 5-2 against the spread versus PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
    MINNESOTA is 6-2 straight up against PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    CONNECTICUT (11 - 12) at LOS ANGELES (15 - 7) - 9/17/2020, 9:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CONNECTICUT is 8-3 against the spread versus LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
    CONNECTICUT is 7-4 straight up against LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
    8 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    Phoenix @ Minnesota
    Phoenix
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
    Phoenix is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
    Minnesota
    Minnesota is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games when playing Phoenix
    Minnesota is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Phoenix


    Connecticut @ Los Angeles
    Connecticut
    Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    Connecticut is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 5 games when playing Connecticut
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 5 games when playing at home against Connecticut




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    Phoenix @ Minnesota


    Game 605-606
    September 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Phoenix
    111.581
    Minnesota
    110.189
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Phoenix
    by 1 1/2
    160
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Minnesota
    by 3
    164 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Phoenix
    (+3); Under


    Connecticut @ Los Angeles



    Game 607-608
    September 17, 2020 @ 9:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Connecticut
    106.582
    Los Angeles
    115.789
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Los Angeles
    by 9
    166
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Los Angeles
    by 4 1/2
    160 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Los Angeles
    (-4 1/2); Over
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    PHO at MIN 07:00 PM
    MIN -4.5
    U 167.5

    +500 +500


    CONN at LA 09:00 PM
    LA -5.0
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    09/17/2020 2-2-0 50.00% -100 Detail
    09/15/2020 2-2-0 50.00% -100 Detail
    09/13/2020 2-4-0 33.33% -1200 Detail
    09/12/2020 1-3-0 25.00% -1150 Detail
    09/11/2020 3-3-0 50.00% -150 Detail
    09/10/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/09/2020 3-3-0 50.00% -150 Detail
    09/08/2020 1-5-0 16.67% -2250 Detail
    09/07/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
    09/06/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/04/2020 3-2-0 60.00% +400 Detail
    09/03/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/02/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/01/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail


    Totals......38-35-0........52.05%.....-2.50
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    NFL QB’s who got to 10,000 passing yards the fastest:[/B]


    36 games— Kurt Warner
    37— Matthew Stafford
    38— Dan Marino
    38— Andrew Luck
    38— Marc Bulger
    32— Patrick Mahomes has 9,623 passing yards in 32 games; he will be on top of this list in a couple of weeks.




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    Quote of the Day
    “This isn’t about zones and defenses and offenses and stuff like that. We’ve just got to be better.”
    Brad Stevens


    Friday’s quiz
    Who played QB for the Cleveland Browns, the last time they played in a playoff game?


    Thursday’s quiz
    Cal-Irvine’s sports teams are known as the Anteaters.


    Wednesday’s quiz
    Bill Cowher coached the Steelers before Mike Tomlin.




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    Friday’s Den: Wrapping up a busy Thursday


    13) White Sox 4, Twins 3— Chicago clinches its first playoff berth since 2008.


    6th inning of this game, Josh Donaldson was carping about balls/strikes during his at-bat, then he hits a home run to put the Twins up 3-2. When he rounds the bases, he kicks dirt on home plate as he scores as the ump kicks him out. Not good.


    Twins are fighting like hell to make the playoffs; you can’t get kicked out of a one-run game.


    12) Dodgers were the first team to clinch a playoff berth; they’re 35-15 this season.


    11) Browns 35, Bengals 30:
    — Burrow was 37-61 for 316 yards, most passes a rookie has ever completed in a game.
    — Bengals had 30 first downs, converted 8-18 on 3rd down.
    — Last three years, Cincy is 15-8 ATS as a road underdog; over is 11-2 in their last 13 road openers.
    — Bengals went 5-5 going for it on 4th down.


    — Chubb ran for 124 yards, two TD’s for the Browns.
    — Cleveland scored TD’s on three of first four drives.
    — Browns allowed 68 points in splitting their first two games.


    10) Sean McVay is in his 4th year as an NFL head coach; he went to college at Miami OH, but he is four years younger than another Miami alum, Ben Roethlisberger, who is still playing ball. McVay is 34, Big Ben is 38.


    9) When the Clippers ousted Dallas in the first round of the playoffs, they shot 47% on 3-point shots from the corner, which is exceptional.


    Problem is, they got to Game 7 against Denver in the 2nd round and went 0-12 on those corner jumpers behind the arc. 0-12 doesn’t butter the biscuit.


    8) An adventurous gambler wagered $200,000 on the Lakers to win the NBA title; if the Lakers win it all, the bettor pockets $121,212.


    7) Heat 106, Celtics 101 (Miami leads 2-0)
    — Miami was down 13 at the half, but held Boston to 41 points in 2nd half, after Celtics scored 60 in first half.
    — Miami was +11 (20-9) in turnovers.
    — Crowder/Robinson took 24 shots; 22 of them were 3’s.


    6) This weekend’s Mariners-Padres series was moved to San Diego, because of the poor air quality in Seattle.


    5) Angels’ rookie 1B Jared Walsh has scored a run/driven in a run in nine consecutive games, the longest streak like that by a rookie in baseball history.


    4) Saw a film clip Thursday of Colorado Rockies’ manager Bud Black giving up Reggie Jackson’s 500th home run in 1984, when Jackson was playing for the Angels. Black was a good pitcher, with a 121-116 career record.


    Angels’ manager then was John McNamara; two years later, he was Boston’s manager when they lost the World Series in seven games to the Mets. He was also Jackson’s manager in Oakland in 1970, when Jackson got involved in a squabble with owner Charlie Finley, the team unraveled and McNamara got fired.


    3) How would you like to be the guy who works for the Diamondbacks who advised them to sign Madison Bumgarner to a 5-year, $85M contract? You’d have to be a little bit queasy about you job.


    Bumgarner is only 31, but he’s got a lot of miles on that arm; he’s thrown 1,877 regular season and 101 more in the postseason. This year, he is 0-4, 8.53 in seven starts. Not good.


    2) Get well soon to Texas Rangers’ TV analyst CJ Nitkowski, who tested positive for COVID; Ranger games are fun to listen to- Nitkowski is a good analyst.


    1) If you baseball playoffs started today (they don’t):
    AL East: Tampa Bay, New York
    AL Central: Chicago, Minnesota
    AL West: Oakland, Houston
    AL wild cards: Cleveland, Toronto


    NL East: Atlanta, Miami
    NL Central: Chicago, Cincinnati
    NL West: Los Angeles, San Diego
    NL wild cards: Philadelphia, San Francisco
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    Sports franchises that sold for the most $$$$:

    $3.3B— Brooklyn Nets
    $2.4B— New York Mets
    $2.3B— Carolina Panthers
    $2.2B— Houston Rockets
    $2.0B— Los Angeles Clippers
    $2.0B— Los Angeles Dodgers




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    Quote of the Day
    “On this golf course it’s imperative that you hit fairways, and I did not do that. The whole goal of entering an event is to win, and when I don’t give myself that opportunity over the weekend, it doesn’t feel good.”
    Eldrick Woods, after missing the cut at Winged Foot


    Saturday’s quiz
    Where was Nick Saban’s last coaching job, before he went to Alabama?


    Friday’s quiz
    Kelly Holcomb threw for 429 yards for the Cleveland Browns, in a 36-33 loss at Pittsburgh in 2002, the last time the Browns played in a playoff game.


    Thursday’s quiz
    Cal-Irvine’s sports teams are known as the Anteaters.




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    Saturday’s Den: Random thoughts on a happy day


    13) Good day Friday; finally got my new glasses, so my eyesight is back to 100%, for first time in 11 months. I have a list of people to thank, but unfortunately, I don’t know a lot of their names.


    — Dr Mallick, my retina surgeon, who has since moved to New Jersey
    — Dr Lemanski, my cataract surgeon


    — My cousins Maureen/Kevin, who went above and beyond to help me out.
    — Friends/drivers Luke, Christina, Dara.
    — My friend Chris the bartender, who advised me on where to get a new pair of glasses back in February- they helped a lot.


    — The people at Memorial Hospital who helped me thru retina surgery
    — The people at the Surgery Center in Latham, where I had cataract surgery.


    Dr Lemanski’s staff got me new glasses, so it is lot easier to write this site now.


    People at the Retina Care Center were also very nice to me.


    Its been a long 11 months, but it is good to have my vision back to 100%.


    12) Tampa Bay/Oakland clinched playoff spots this week; A’s are in postseason for 6th time in nine years, with a payroll in the bottom third of the sport.


    11) Michael Bloomberg is contributing $100M to Joe Biden’s campaign in Florida; money like that has to buy a hell of a lot of TV commercials. This is a good couple months for TV networks; politicians throwing money at them for commercial time.


    10) WR Adam Humphries recently signed a $26M deal with the Tennessee Titans; this is a guy who had only one scholarship offer coming out of high school- Clemson. This is part of why Dabo Swinney’s team is in the college football playoff every year; he can recognize talent.


    9) Boston Celtics are 8-5 in playoffs so far; they led by 10+ points in four of the five losses.


    8) Cleveland Browns’ coach Kevin Stefanski came to Cleveland from the Vikings, where he had been an assistant coach for 14 years, working for three different head coaches. That’s an unusual career path for a pro football coach.


    7) Lakers 126, Nuggets 114 (Lakers lead 1-0)
    — Game was 70-59 at halftime; LA shot 53% from the floor.
    — Anthony Davis scored 37 points; Denver needs to find a way to defend him.


    6) Ruben Amaro Jr is a new TV analyst for the Phillies and he is very good; relaxed, talks the game, and as a former GM/coach, knows it very well.


    5) Milwaukee Brewers are 24-26, wallowing just below the cut for the playoffs; their most talented pitchers are Brandon Woodruff/Josh Hader, but Hader has thrown only 15.2 innings all year, while a washed-up stiff like Brent Suter has thrown 26 innings- Brett Anderson has thrown 39 innings.


    Milwaukee rushed Hader to the majors because their AAA team was in high-altitude Colorado Springs, where prospects got their confidence squashed by lofty ERA’s- they made him a reliever to limit his innings early in his career. But now that he is an established big leaguer, Hader needs to be a starting pitcher, so the Brewers can maximize his immense potential.


    4) Late night TV surfing, ran into an old friend; the old TV show Without a Trace was very underrated, about the part of FBI in New York City that found missing people. Anthony LaPaglia was great as Jack Malone, who headed the agency. It is on Paramount Network 2-3 hours in a row, late at night.


    3) ESPN signed up longtime NBA star Vince Carter as an NBA/college hoop analyst; you never know how these things are going to go, but I’ll be curious to hear what he has to say.


    2) Speaking of college basketball, sounds like next season will begin November 25, the night before Thanksgiving. No freakin’ idea what the schedule is going to look like, but it’ll be fun to see kids playing basketball again.


    1) If the baseball playoffs started today (they don’t):
    AL East: Tampa Bay, New York
    AL Central: Chicago, Minnesota
    AL West: Oakland, Houston
    AL wild cards: Cleveland, Toronto


    NL East: Atlanta, Miami
    NL Central: Chicago, Cincy/StL
    NL West: Los Angeles, San Diego
    NL wild cards: Philadelphia, SF/Cin/StL
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    Major league leaders in strikeouts:
    112— Shane Bieber, Clev
    88— Trevor Bauer, Cin
    87— Gerrit Cole, NYY
    86— Lucas Giolito, CWS
    84— Lance Lynn Tex, Aaron Nola Phil
    83— Tyler Glasnow TB, Corbin Burnes MIl


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    Armadillo: Sunday's Den: Wrapping up a sports Saturday


    13) Louisiana 34, Georgia State 31 OT— Ragin’ Cajuns sprung an upset at Iowa State last week; but had to fight like hell to avoid being upset here- they trailed 21-7 midway thru the third quarter.


    Louisiana outgained Georgia State by 100 yards, but converted only 3-14 on third down. Both teams ran the ball for 200+ yards.


    12) Back in the day when ESPN first started, 1980 or so, one of the first leagues that let ESPN show its basketball games was the Sun Belt Conference. ESPN needs to show the Sun Belt some love and give their games more airtime. Besides, Sun Belt football is at a pretty high level and is fun to watch.


    By the way, and I’m rambling here because its 2:30am and Korean baseball is on, but in 1980, Sun Belt basketball included VCU, South Alabama, Charlotte, South Florida, among others. Some of those teams are lot higher on the food chain now, but it is still a good league, and ESPN needs to give the league its own weekly time slot.


    11) Dodgers 6, Rockies 1— In his career, LA’s Clayton Kershaw has started 43 games against Colorado; the Dodgers are 32-11 in those games.


    10) Sounds like both the NBA/NHL might not start next season until January; college basketball is rumored to be starting November 25, which means the first part of November is going to pretty desolate for sports, except for football on the weekends.


    Good thing I have a very large stack of books to read; you’ll be getting some book reports in November, and lots and lots of football stats.


    9) Navy 27, Tulane 24— Midshipmen were down 24-0 at halftime, after losing their opener 55-3 at home, so this was an emotional win for them after a huge second half.


    8) Astros’ P Justin Verlander will have Tommy John surgery, will miss next season, then he’ll be a 39-year old free agent.


    7) Miami 47, Louisville 34— Miami’s kicker made 48 and 57-yard field goals, which means we’ll be seeing him kick on Sundays fairly soon. Hurricanes were +3 in turnovers.


    6) Best wishes to Florida State football coach Mike Norvell, who tested positive for COVID and is on the shelf for a while. Seminoles play Miami next week, leaving deputy head coach Chris Thomsen as the interim coach.


    Thomsen was the head coach at Abilene Christian from 2005-11; he spent the past three years coaching the offensive line at TCU.


    5) NC State 45, Wake Forest 42— Deacons stormed back from down 35-21 in third quarter to lead 42-38, but State scored with 5:51 left and held on for the win.


    4) Lot of carping on social media about individual awards and who certain people voted for; to me, this is a total waste of time. I don’t give a rat’s ass about individual awards, other than who gets into the Halls of Fame. Too much drama about these NBA awards; its a team game, people.


    3) Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire abruptly retired Saturday for health reasons; he has a career record of 1,068-1,039 in regular season games. Lot of people posted stuff on social media about how well-liked and well-respected Gardenhire is. We wish him well.


    2) Celtics 117, Heat 106 (Miami leads 2-1)
    — Four starters scored 20+ points for the Celtics.
    — Only six Celtics played double figure minutes.
    — Miami was 12-44 behind the arc; no bueno.


    1) If the baseball playoffs started today (they don’t):
    AL East: Tampa Bay, New York
    AL Central: Chicago, Minnesota
    AL West: Oakland, Houston
    AL wild cards: Cleveland, Toronto


    NL East: Atlanta, Miami
    NL Central: Chicago, St Louis
    NL West: Los Angeles, San Diego
    NL wild cards: Philadelphia, Cincinnati
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    Sunday, September 20


    Connecticut @ Las Vegas


    Game 611-612
    September 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Connecticut
    113.902
    Las Vegas
    117.248
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Las Vegas
    by 3 1/2
    170
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Las Vegas
    by 6 1/2
    163 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Connecticut
    (+6 1/2); Over


    Minnesota @ Seattle



    Game 613-614
    September 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Minnesota
    116.228
    Seattle
    114.607
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Minnesota
    by 1 1/2
    160
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Seattle
    by 6 1/2
    162 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Minnesota
    (+6 1/2); Under









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    CONNECTICUT (12 - 12) vs. LAS VEGAS (18 - 4) - 9/20/2020, 1:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

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

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    MINNESOTA (15 - 8) vs. SEATTLE (18 - 4) - 9/20/2020, 3:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SEATTLE is 8-2 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
    SEATTLE is 8-2 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
    7 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    Connecticut @ Las Vegas
    Connecticut
    Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Connecticut's last 9 games when playing Las Vegas
    Las Vegas
    Las Vegas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    Las Vegas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home


    Minnesota @ Seattle
    Minnesota
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games on the road
    Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
    Seattle
    Seattle is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
    Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
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    CONN at LV 01:00 PM
    LV -6.0
    O 163.5

    +500 +500


    MIN at SEA 03:00 PM
    SEA -8.0
    U 163.0

    +500 +500
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    09/20/2020 0-2-0 0.00% -1100 Detail
    09/17/2020 2-2-0 50.00% -100 Detail
    09/15/2020 2-2-0 50.00% -100 Detail
    09/13/2020 2-4-0 33.33% -1200 Detail
    09/12/2020 1-3-0 25.00% -1150 Detail
    09/11/2020 3-3-0 50.00% -150 Detail
    09/10/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/09/2020 3-3-0 50.00% -150 Detail
    09/08/2020 1-5-0 16.67% -2250 Detail
    09/07/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
    09/06/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/04/2020 3-2-0 60.00% +400 Detail
    09/03/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/02/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail
    09/01/2020 4-2-0 66.67% +900 Detail


    Totals......38-37-0........50.66%.....-8.50
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    Six interesting spreads for Week 3 NFL games:
    — Miami @ Jacksonville (-3, 47.5)
    — Las Vegas @ New England (-6.5, 47)
    — LA Rams @ Buffalo (-2.5, 47)
    — Houston @ Pittsburgh (-3.5, 45)
    — San Francisco (-4.5, 41) @ NJ Giants
    — Tennessee (-2.5, 47.5) @ Minnesota


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    Armadillo: Tuesday's Den: Nobody asked me, but…….


    13) Las Vegas 34, Saints 24
    — Penalties: Saints 10-129 yards, Raiders 3-13 yards
    — Saints averaged 7.4 yards/play, converted 7-11 on 3rd down.
    — New Orleans lost eight of its last ten road openers.


    — Raiders converted 16-28 on 3rd down, scored 68 points in winning their first two games.
    — Las Vegas ran 76 plays, the Saints only 57, but were outgained by 49 yards.
    — AFC West teams are 5-0-1 ATS outside their division.


    12) Raiders have spent $52.6M of their salary cap on their offensive line, the most of any team in the league.


    When the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas was approved by the league, the vote was 31-1; for some unknown reason, Miami Dolphins were the team that voted against the move.


    11) Being a head coach involves having both onions and a feel for your team.


    3rd quarter Sunday, Rams lead 21-16 at Philly, 6:51 left in 3rd quarter. LA has 4th and a foot on their own 29, after intercepting a Wentz pass in the end zone on the Eagles’ previous drive. Most coaches, maybe 90%, maybe higher, punt the ball there.


    McVay has the Rams go for it, Goff sneaks for the first down, and Rams go down and kick a FG on a drive that went 68 yards on 16 plays and gave his defense a nice rest.


    10) NFL injury issues:
    — Giants’ RB Saquon Barkley is out for the year.
    — Panthers’ RB Christian McCaffrey is out 4-6 weeks.
    — Broncos’ QB Drew Lock is out for 3-5 weeks.


    9) With Lock out for a while, Jeff Driskel figures to be backed up by Brett Rypien, who played college ball at Boise State but has to make his NFL debut.


    8) So far this season, NFC West reams are 6-0 ATS outside their division; AFC West teams are 5-0-1 ATS. NFC East teams are 1-5.


    7) Deion Sanders is going to be the football coach at Jackson State, where his son will undoubtedly follow him to play quarterback.


    Shedeur Sanders has verbally committed to play at Florida Atlantic, but that’s about to change; the kid is an accurate passer, a 4-star recruit. He played on ESPN a few weeks ago, and looked pretty good. Deion Sanders is the offensive coordinator for his son’s high school team.


    6) They were talking on a ballgame the other night how hitters are no longer allowed to watch videos in between their at bats, and it has screwed up some hitters, who are used to doing that and need it to adjust their approach. Thank the Astros and their garbage can for that.


    5) ESPN had Ian Happ miked while he played the outfield Sunday night; this bothers me, it is an intrusion on the game. Alex Rodriguez actually was busting Happ’s chops because he roots for the Cleveland Browns. Who in the commissioner’s office thinks BS like that is a good idea?


    4) I’m thinking that if the expanded baseball playoffs that start next week are popular with fans, they’ll become a permanent part of the major leagues, in combination with a slightly shorter regular season (154 games?)


    One thing I DO NOT want to see ever are automated umpires for balls/strikes; no thank you.


    3) 203 ballplayers have made their major league debut this season, 18 of them play for the Miami Marlins. Someone’s going to write an interesting book about this unusual season.


    2) Of the 30 current major league managers, Colorado’s Bud Black is the only one who was a pitcher in the major leagues. 10 of the 30 skippers were catchers in their playing days.


    1) If the baseball playoffs started today (they don’t):
    AL East: Tampa Bay, New York
    AL Central: Chicago, Minnesota
    AL West: Oakland, Houston
    AL wild cards: Cleveland, Toronto


    NL East: Atlanta, Miami
    NL Central: Chicago, St Louis
    NL West: Los Angeles, San Diego
    NL wild cards: Philadelphia, Cincinnati
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    Tuesday, September 22


    Connecticut @ Las Vegas


    Game 617-618
    September 22, 2020 @ 9:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Connecticut
    111.948
    Las Vegas
    119.202
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Las Vegas
    by 7 12
    166
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Las Vegas
    by 5
    163
    Dunkel Pick:
    Las Vegas
    (-5); Over


    Minnesota @ Seattle



    Game 615-616
    September 22, 2020 @ 9:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Minnesota
    110.228
    Seattle
    120.607
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Seattle
    by 10 1/2
    160
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Seattle
    by 8
    164
    Dunkel Pick:
    Seattle
    (-8); Under









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    Tuesday, September 22



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    MINNESOTA (15 - 8) vs. SEATTLE (18 - 4) - 9/22/2020, 7:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SEATTLE is 8-2 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
    SEATTLE is 8-2 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
    7 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    CONNECTICUT (13 - 12) vs. LAS VEGAS (18 - 5) - 9/22/2020, 9:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CONNECTICUT is 5-4 against the spread versus LAS VEGAS over the last 3 seasons
    CONNECTICUT is 5-4 straight up against LAS VEGAS over the last 3 seasons
    7 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    Trend Report
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    Connecticut @ Las Vegas
    Connecticut
    Connecticut is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
    Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    Las Vegas
    Las Vegas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
    Las Vegas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
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    CONN at LV 07:00 PM


    CONN +5.5


    O 160.5
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