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    41TAMPA BAY -42 NY ISLANDERS
    TAMPA BAY is 20-1 ATS (18.9 Units) after playing a game where 4 or fewer total goals were scored in the current season.








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    TAMPA BAY (55-24-0-6, 116 pts.) vs. NY ISLANDERS (46-27-0-13, 105 pts.) - 9/11/2020, 8:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    NY ISLANDERS are 98-78 ATS (-17.4 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    NY ISLANDERS are 102-113 ATS (+268.8 Units) in road games after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game since 1996.
    TAMPA BAY is 117-54 ATS (+23.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    TAMPA BAY is 18-5 ATS (+9.9 Units) after a 3 game unbeaten streak this season.
    TAMPA BAY is 20-7 ATS (+10.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    TAMPA BAY is 7-4 (+0.5 Units) against the spread versus NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
    TAMPA BAY is 7-4-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.5 Units)

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    Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders
    Tampa Bay
    Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    NY Islanders
    NY Islanders is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
    NY Islanders is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home




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    Friday, September 11


    Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders


    Game 41-42
    September 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Tampa Bay
    14.818
    NY Islanders
    11.485
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Tampa Bay
    by 3 1/2
    6
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Tampa Bay
    -150
    5
    Dunkel Pick:
    Tampa Bay
    (-150); Over
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    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11


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    09/11/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1125 Detail
    09/10/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1250 Detail
    09/09/2020 0-2-0 0.00% -1050 Detail
    09/08/2020 1-1-0 50.00% +0 Detail
    09/07/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1000 Detail
    09/06/2020 1-1-0 50.00% +175 Detail
    09/05/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
    09/04/2020 1-3-0 25.00% -1225 Detail
    09/03/2020 2-2-0 50.00% +400 Detail
    09/02/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
    09/01/2020 2-2-0 50.00% +425 Detail




    TOTALS....15-13-0.......53.57%....+20.00
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    Saturday’s 6-pack


    Major league leaders in OPS:



    1.257— Juan Soto, Wash


    1.089— Nelson Cruz, Minn


    1.081— Freddie Freeman, Atl


    1.065— Mike Trout, LAA


    1.051— Dominic Smith, NYM


    1.049— Trea Turner, Wash




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    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
    What eastern city did the LA Clippers call home, before they were known as the Clippers?


    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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    Saturday’s Den: Wrapping up a busy Friday


    13) Boston 92, Toronto 87 (Celtics win 4-3)
    — Celtics held Toronto to 16 points in 4th quarter.
    — Teams combined to make 17-66 on the arc.
    — Jayson Tatum led Boston with 29 points.
    — Celtics advance to the Eastern Conference final.


    12) Nuggets 111, LA Clippers 105 (LA leads 3-2)
    — Denver outscored LA 38-25 in 4th quarter to stay alive.
    — Michael Porter scored Denver’s last 7 points, his only points of the game.


    11) Tampa Bay 11, Red Sox 1— Rays are first team since at least 1900 to start nine lefty hitters in a game, with none of them switch-hitters.


    10) Two more random facts from Thursday’s NFL games:
    — There were only five plays of 20+ yards in Thursday’s game; Chiefs had two of them. Last year, Kansas City averaged 4.25 plays/game of 20+ yards
    — Chiefs had a 15-yard advantage in average field position, which is unusually big.


    9) Happy birthday to the great NBA player Bob Lanier, who turned 72 this week; to show how great Lanier was in college, he led St Bonaventure to the 1971 Final Four. Think about that; St Bonaventure is located in the middle of freakin’ nowhere, in the southern tier of central New York; for them to make the Final Four was amazing.


    He was a great college player, but tore his knee up in the regional final, when Villanova’s Chris Ford rolled up on his knee. Ironically, Lanier/Ford later wound up as NBA teammates with the Pistons.


    8) I was at an AAU tournament in Las Vegas a few years ago, at Bishop Gorman HS, two games going on at once. I’m sitting in the bleachers by myself, behind one couple.


    Being AAU ball, when the coach’s cellphone buzzes that he got a text while the game is going on, the guy takes the phone out and reads the text. Why?


    He turns around, looks at the couple in front of me and snaps, “If you text me again, he’ll never get in!!!”


    The couple wanted their kid to play more; I couldn’t laugh in their faces, so I went to the concession stand. Good stuff.


    7) Unsolicited opinions: best-ever play-by-play announcers by sport:
    — MLB— Vin Scully
    — NFL— Al Michaels
    — NBA— Mike Breen
    — NHL— Mike Emrick/Dan Kelly
    — College hoop— Dick Enberg
    — College football— Keith Jackson


    6) Phillies’ pitcher Zach Wheeler makes $22M this year; he is now on the IL after tearing the fingernail on the middle finger of his pitching hand while he was putting his pants on.


    Wheeler is 4-0, 2,47 in 8 starts; he is really good, but he got hurt putting his pants on.


    5) Giant-Padre games for Friday/Saturday were postponed after a Giants’ player tested positive for COVID.


    4) Dr Fauci was on TV today telling the truth, because someone needs to; the moderator said they were glad he was speaking, but they were also afraid he would get fired soon.


    They can’t fire him; every TV network in the country (except FOX) would be throwing lucrative offers at him, to get his commentary on their station. He’d definitely get his own show, if he wanted one.


    3) Sounds like November will be a very quiet month TV-wise, with only football going on until maybe college hoop starts around Thanksgiving. Good news, then, that the NBA now plans to hold their draft November 18, so that’ll provide one night of entertainment.


    2) September 11, 1985— Pete Rose set the all-time hits record, getting a hit off of Eric Show of the Padres. Sadly, September 11 is now an infamous date in American history, because of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and Pentagon.


    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
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    NHL public betting, odds movement September 12
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    Paul Stastny and the Vegas Golden Knights meet Jason Dickinson and the Dallas Stars in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday. The SuperBook has Vegas a -160 favorite.


    NHL betting odds are on the board as the Stanley Cup chase resumes with Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Saturday. The Dallas Stars look to stretch their lead in the best-of-seven series against the Vegas Golden Knights.


    The SuperBook at Westgate provided insights on NHL opening odds and early odds movement, sharp money and public betting for Saturday’s contest.


    NHL odds movement


    Dallas wasted little time in overtime of Game 3 Thursday, scoring 31 seconds into the extra frame to nab a 3-2 victory and take a 2-1 series lead against Vegas. Still, the Golden Knights opened -160 for Game 4 at The SuperBook, spent a couple of hours Friday at -157, then went back to -160, with the Stars +145.


    The total opened at 5.5 and moved to 5 Friday, with the Over at -140 and the Under +120 for Saturday’s 8 p.m. ET faceoff.


    NHL public betting


    The Consensus, often indicative of public action, showed an expectation of Vegas once again tying up this series. Through Friday night, the Golden Knights were drawing 75 percent of picks, while the total was getting dead-even two-way play.
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    1VEGAS -2 DALLAS
    DALLAS are 11-3 ATS (7.7 Units) when playing their 4th road game in 7 days in the current season.








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    VEGAS (51-29-0-9, 111 pts.) vs. DALLAS (48-32-0-8, 104 pts.) - 9/12/2020, 8:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    VEGAS is 97-81 ATS (-20.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    DALLAS is 30-23 ATS (+56.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
    DALLAS is 23-18 ATS (+44.8 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    VEGAS is 8-4 (+4.6 Units) against the spread versus DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
    VEGAS is 8-4-0 straight up against DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
    8 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+4.9 Units)

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    Vegas @ Dallas
    Vegas
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vegas's last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vegas's last 6 games on the road
    Dallas
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Vegas




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    Saturday, September 12



    Vegas @ Dallas


    Game 1-2
    September 12, 2020 @ 8:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Vegas
    13.258
    Dallas
    12.187
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Vegas
    by 1
    5
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Vegas
    -165
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Vegas
    (-165); Under
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    VEG -165
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    09/12/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -325 Detail
    09/11/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1125 Detail
    09/10/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1250 Detail
    09/09/2020 0-2-0 0.00% -1050 Detail
    09/08/2020 1-1-0 50.00% +0 Detail
    09/07/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1000 Detail
    09/06/2020 1-1-0 50.00% +175 Detail
    09/05/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
    09/04/2020 1-3-0 25.00% -1225 Detail
    09/03/2020 2-2-0 50.00% +400 Detail
    09/02/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
    09/01/2020 2-2-0 50.00% +425 Detail




    TOTALS....16-14-0.......53.33%....+16.75
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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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    NHL public betting, odds movement September 13
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    Nikita Kucherov and the Lightning tangle with Jean-Gabriel Pageau and the Islanders on Sunday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. The SuperBook has Tampa Bay a -140 favorite.


    NHL betting odds are on the board as the Stanley Cup chase resumes with Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday. The New York Islanders look to build on their much-needed Game 3 win when they meet the Tampa Bay Lightning.


    The SuperBook at Westgate provided insights on NHL opening odds and early odds movement, sharp money and public betting for Sunday’s contest.

    NHL odds movement


    After dropping Games 1 and 2, the Islanders checked into this best-of-7 series with a 5-3 victory Friday, scoring the game winner with under four minutes left and adding a last-minute empty-netter. The SuperBook opened Sunday’s 3 p.m. ET faceoff at Lightning -145/Islanders +132 and moved to -140/+130 early Saturday, and there was no further movement through Saturday night.


    The SuperBook opened the total at 5, with Over -140 and Under +120, and there was no movement throughout Saturday.


    NHL public betting


    The Consensus shows the public – or a modest majority, anyway – is on board with the Islanders for Game 4. Through Saturday night, New York was landing 55 percent of picks, and the Over was garnering 58 percent of picks.
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    TAMPA BAY is 30-11 ATS (15.3 Units) in road games against good offensive teams - averaging 29.5+ shots on goal per game in the current season.








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    TAMPA BAY (55-25-0-6, 116 pts.) vs. NY ISLANDERS (47-27-0-13, 107 pts.) - 9/13/2020, 3:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    NY ISLANDERS are 99-78 ATS (-16.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    NY ISLANDERS are 14-4 ATS (+19.4 Units) on Sunday games over the last 2 seasons.
    NY ISLANDERS are 18-13 ATS (+33.8 Units) in road games after a win by 2 goals or more over the last 2 seasons.
    NY ISLANDERS are 19-12 ATS (+33.7 Units) in road games after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
    NY ISLANDERS are 28-26 ATS (+58.9 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
    TAMPA BAY is 117-55 ATS (+21.4 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    TAMPA BAY is 24-5 ATS (+14.9 Units) after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
    TAMPA BAY is 20-8 ATS (+8.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    TAMPA BAY is 7-5-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.5 Units)

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    Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders
    Tampa Bay
    Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
    Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    NY Islanders
    NY Islanders is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
    NY Islanders is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home




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    Sunday, September 13


    Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders


    Game 3-4
    September 13, 2020 @ 3:10 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Tampa Bay
    12.568
    NY Islanders
    13.734
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    NY Islanders
    by 1
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Tampa Bay
    -145
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    NY Islanders
    (+125); Over
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    09/13/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
    09/12/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -325 Detail
    09/11/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1125 Detail
    09/10/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1250 Detail
    09/09/2020 0-2-0 0.00% -1050 Detail
    09/08/2020 1-1-0 50.00% +0 Detail
    09/07/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1000 Detail
    09/06/2020 1-1-0 50.00% +175 Detail
    09/05/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
    09/04/2020 1-3-0 25.00% -1225 Detail
    09/03/2020 2-2-0 50.00% +400 Detail
    09/02/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
    09/01/2020 2-2-0 50.00% +425 Detail




    TOTALS....17-15-0.......53.12%....+16.25
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    Armadillo: Monday'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 -2.5
    280— Arizona +6.5- W
    243— Pittsburgh -6


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




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    Armadillo: Monday's Den: Wrapping up an NFL Sunday


    Seahawks 38, Atlanta 25:
    — Four trips to red zone, four TD’s for Seattle.
    — Last three years, Seahawks are 14-9-2 ATS on the road.
    — Seattle is 7-3 in its last ten games vs Atlanta.


    — Matt Ryan threw for 450 yards in a losing cause.
    — Atlanta gained 506 yards but was -2 (0-2) in turnovers.
    — Last 2+ years, Falcons are 6-10-2 vs spread at home.


    Buffalo 27, Jets 17
    — Buffalo had a 19-yard edge in field position, very big.
    — Jets are 9-17-1 ATS in last 27 games as a road underdog.
    — Last four years, Gang Green is 4-7-2 ATS in AFC East road games.


    — Buffalo threw the ball 26 times in first half; surprising.
    — Bills won seven of last ten home openers (9-5 ATS in last 14)
    — Buffalo is 6-2 ATS in last eight home openers as a home favorite.


    Bears 27, Detroit 23
    — Detroit led 23-6 after three quarters.
    — Last four drives for Chicago: 22 plays, 155 yards, 21 points.
    — Chicago won last five series games, winning last three visits to the Motor City.


    — Guy on Lions dropped a pretty easy pass in end zone with 0:06 left.
    — Last two years, Detroit is 7-10 ATS at home.
    — Lions are 9-23-1 under Patricia; they were 36-28 under Caldwell, his predecessor.


    Packers 43, Minnesota 34
    — Packers scored five TD’s on nine possessions.
    — Green Bay had a 14-yard advantage in field position.
    — Over is 12-3 in Green Bay’s last 15 road openers


    — Pack ran 76 plays for 522 yards; Vikings ran 49 plays.
    — Vikings had 8 plays of 20+ yards; 7 of them came on 1st down.
    — Under Zimmer, Minnesota is now 26-11-1 ATS as a home favorite.


    New England 21, Dolphins 11
    — Fitzpatrick threw 3 INT’s, including one in end zone with 1:28 when a TD would’ve at least covered the spread.
    — Since 2014, Miami is 16-26 ATS as road underdogs
    — Miami lost 11 of its last 12 visits to Foxboro.


    — Newton threw for 155 yards, ran 15 times for 75 yards.
    — Since 2015, New England is 25-12-3 ATS as a home favorite.
    — NE won 17 of its last 19 home openers (10-7-2 ATS)


    Washington 27, Eagles 17
    — Eagles led 17-0 with 2:00 left in first half.
    — Philly’s last 11 drives: 42 plays, 100 yards, 0 points, 3 turnovers.
    — Washington had a 15-yard edge in field position.


    — Washington’s points were all scored on drives that started in Philly territory.
    — Ron Rivera is Washington’s coach; he had a chemo treatment during the week, took an IV at halftime. Tough freakin’ guy.
    — As a head coach, Rivera is 13-7-1 ATS as a home underdog.


    Raiders 34, Charlotte 30
    — Jacobs carried ball 25 times for 93 yards, three TD’s
    — Three of four Las Vegas TD drives were 75+ yards.
    — Raiders covered five of their last six road openers.


    — McCaffrey ran for 96 yards, but caught only three passes.
    — Both teams converted over half their 3rd down plays.
    — Since 2016, Panthers are 14-18-1 ATS at home.


    Jacksonville 27, Colts 20
    — Indy outgained Jags 445-241, but was -2 in turnovers.
    — Colts lost their last five trips to Jacksonville.
    — Indy lost nine of its last 11 road openers, six of last seven season openers.


    — Minshew completed 19-20 passes for 173 yards, three TD’s.
    — Jacksonville covered 10 of last 15 AFC South home games.
    — Jaguars last five home openers went over the total.


    Baltimore 38, Browns 6
    — Cleveland scored only one TD and missed the PAT after.
    — Since 2013, Cleveland is 10-18-1 ATS as a road underdog.
    — Since 2003, Browns, are 6-10-2 ATS in road openers.


    — Ravens had a 23-yard advantage in starting field position.
    — Baltimore won its last five Week 1 games, by combined score of 177-26.
    — Ravens won 14 of last 16 home openers (11-5 ATS).


    Chargers 16, Cincinnati 13
    — Bengals’ game-winning TD with 0:06 left was nullified by offensive pass interference call.
    — Last three years, Chargers are 7-3-2 ATS as a road favorite.
    — Chargers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine road openers.


    — Bengals averaged 4.4 yards/pass attempt; their only TD drive was 44 yards.
    — Last two years, Bengals are 5-10-2 ATS at home.
    — Cincy is 2-6-2 ATS in last ten games as a home underdog.


    New Orleans 34, Buccaneers 23
    — Buccaneers turned ball over three times; Brady threw a pick-6.
    — Arians is 5-12 ATS in last 17 games as a road underdog.
    — Tampa Bay won four of its last five road openers.


    — Saints scored the only defensive TD of the week so far.
    — Since 2014, New Orleans is 16-25-1 ATS as a home favorite.
    — Saints had a 24-yard edge in starting field position.


    Cardinals 24, San Francisco 20
    — WR Hopkins caught 14 passes for 151 yards; why did Houston trade HIM?
    — Cardinals are 10-5-2 ATS in last 17 games as a road underdog.
    — Arizona ran ball for 180 yards, converted 7-14 on third down.
    — Redbirds won five of their last six visits here.


    — 49ers are 7-16-2 ATS in last 25 games as a home favorite.
    — Niners covered twice in last ten NFC West home games.
    — Six of 49ers’ last seven home openers stayed under the total
    — Five of last eight series games were decided by 4 or fewer points.


    Rams 20, Cowboys 17
    — Dallas converted only 3-12 third down plays.
    — Prescott averaged only 5.8 yards/pass attempt.
    — Cowboys had only one play of 20+ yards.


    — Rams held Dallas to a field goal in second half.
    — Under McVay, Rams are 15-8 SU at home.
    — Rams won/covered their last six home openers.
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    NHL public betting, odds movement September 14
    Patrick Everson


    John Klingberg and the Stars can finish off Reilly Smith and the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Monday. However, The SuperBook has Vegas a -170 favorite.


    NHL betting odds are posted and getting attention for Monday’s lone playoff contest, Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. The surprising Dallas Stars can punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final with a victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.


    The SuperBook at Westgate provided insights on NHL opening odds and early odds movement, sharp money and public betting for Monday’s contest.


    NHL odds movement


    The Stars nabbed a 2-1 victory Saturday in Game 4 to take a commanding 3-1 lead over the Golden Knights in the best-of-7 series. Dallas can advance with a win in Monday’s 8 p.m. ET clash, but as has been the case throughout, Vegas is the favorite, opening -165 at The SuperBook and moving to -170. Dallas is a +155 underdog.


    The total was stable through Sunday night at The Superbook, sticking at 5 (Over -120).


    NHL public betting


    Despite Dallas being in control of this series, Vegas is still the popular play in the Consensus. Through Sunday night, the Golden Knights were attracting 66 percent of picks, and the Over was just a shade behind at 65 percent of picks.


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    5DALLAS -6 VEGAS
    DALLAS are 12-3 ATS (8.7 Units) when playing their 4th road game in 7 days in the current season.








    NHL
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    Monday, September 14


    Dallas @ Vegas


    Game 5-6
    September 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Dallas
    13.455
    Vegas
    11.990
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Dallas
    by 1 1/2
    6
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Vegas
    -170
    5
    Dunkel Pick:
    Dallas
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    DALLAS (49-32-0-8, 106 pts.) vs. VEGAS (51-30-0-9, 111 pts.) - 9/14/2020, 8:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    DALLAS is 31-23 ATS (+7.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
    DALLAS is 16-11 ATS (+28.7 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
    VEGAS is 97-82 ATS (+182.9 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    VEGAS is 8-5 (+2.9 Units) against the spread versus DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
    VEGAS is 8-5-0 straight up against DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
    9 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+5.9 Units)

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    Dallas @ Vegas
    Dallas
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing Vegas
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
    Vegas
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vegas's last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vegas's last 6 games when playing Dallas
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    09/12/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -325 Detail
    09/11/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1125 Detail
    09/10/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1250 Detail
    09/09/2020 0-2-0 0.00% -1050 Detail
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    09/07/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1000 Detail
    09/06/2020 1-1-0 50.00% +175 Detail
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    09/04/2020 1-3-0 25.00% -1225 Detail
    09/03/2020 2-2-0 50.00% +400 Detail
    09/02/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
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    TOTALS....18-15-1.......54.54%....+23.75
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    SIZE=4]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 -2.5- L
    280— Arizona +6.5- W
    243— Pittsburgh -6- W


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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[/SIZE]
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    7NY ISLANDERS -8 TAMPA BAY
    TAMPA BAY is 31-11 ATS (16.3 Units) in road games against good offensive teams - averaging 29.5+ shots on goal per game in the current season.


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    Tuesday, September 15


    NY Islanders @ Tampa Bay


    Game 7-8
    September 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    NY Islanders
    12.096
    Tampa Bay
    14.207
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Tampa Bay
    by 2
    6
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Tampa Bay
    -170
    5
    Dunkel Pick:
    Tampa Bay
    (-170); Over



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    NY ISLANDERS (47-28-0-13, 107 pts.) vs. TAMPA BAY (56-25-0-6, 118 pts.) - 9/15/2020, 8:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    TAMPA BAY is 118-55 ATS (+181.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    TAMPA BAY is 21-8 ATS (+9.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
    NY ISLANDERS are 99-79 ATS (+14.9 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    NY ISLANDERS are 68-66 ATS (+151.4 Units) in road games on Tuesday nights since 1996.
    NY ISLANDERS are 10-4 ATS (+14.1 Units) revenging a home loss versus opponent this season.
    NY ISLANDERS are 25-20 ATS (+50.1 Units) in road games revenging a loss versus opponent over the last 2 seasons.
    NY ISLANDERS are 103-113 ATS (+253.0 Units) in road games after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    TAMPA BAY is 8-5 (+0.2 Units) against the spread versus NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
    TAMPA BAY is 8-5-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.5 Units)

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    NY Islanders @ Tampa Bay
    NY Islanders
    NY Islanders is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
    NY Islanders is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
    Tampa Bay
    Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
    Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
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    09/12/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -325 Detail
    09/11/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1125 Detail
    09/10/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1250 Detail
    09/09/2020 0-2-0 0.00% -1050 Detail
    09/08/2020 1-1-0 50.00% +0 Detail
    09/07/2020 2-0-0 100.00% +1000 Detail
    09/06/2020 1-1-0 50.00% +175 Detail
    09/05/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
    09/04/2020 1-3-0 25.00% -1225 Detail
    09/03/2020 2-2-0 50.00% +400 Detail
    09/02/2020 1-1-0 50.00% -50 Detail
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    TOTALS....19-16-1.......54.28%....+19.75
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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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    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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    TAMPA BAY is 20-2 ATS (17.8 Units) after playing a game where 4 or fewer total goals were scored in the current season.








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    Thursday, September 17



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    TAMPA BAY (56-25-0-7, 119 pts.) vs. NY ISLANDERS (48-28-0-13, 109 pts.) - 9/17/2020, 8:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    NY ISLANDERS are 100-79 ATS (-16.9 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    NY ISLANDERS are 29-27 ATS (+63.2 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
    TAMPA BAY is 118-56 ATS (+20.8 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    TAMPA BAY is 33-16 ATS (+12.3 Units) in road games revenging a loss versus opponent over the last 3 seasons.
    TAMPA BAY is 20-3 ATS (+14.8 Units) after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
    TAMPA BAY is 21-9 ATS (+8.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    NY ISLANDERS is 6-8 (+0.2 Units) against the spread versus TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons
    TAMPA BAY is 8-6-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.1 Units)

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    NHL


    Thursday, September 17



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    Trend Report
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    Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders
    Tampa Bay
    Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
    Tampa Bay is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
    NY Islanders
    NY Islanders is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
    NY Islanders is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay




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    NHL
    Dunkel


    Thursday, September 17


    Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders


    Game 11-12
    September 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Tampa Bay
    13.879
    NY Islanders
    12.423
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Tampa Bay
    by 1 1/2
    6
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Tampa Bay
    -165
    5
    Dunkel Pick:
    Tampa Bay
    (-165); Over
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