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Sports Betting News March 29

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Posted Friday, March 29, 2013 08:49 AM   0 comments
Double digits doesn't faze the Cardinals

Louisville is 8-2 ATS in their last ten games as a double digit favorite.

The only two ATS losses during the streak were by .5 to Seton Hall and 3.5 to St. John's.

Three of the Cardinals' last four games had spreads of either 10.5 or 11, all of which were covered by 15, 5 and 5.5 points, respectively.

Louisville is a 10.5-point favorite tonight against Oregon in Indianapolis. The total is 131.

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Pens future odds bet down after Iginla trade


The Penguins' future odds have been bet down to +300 from +400 at Bet365.com to make them the Stanley Cup favorite since Pittsburgh acquired Jarome Iginla from Calgary.

The team's current 14-game winning streak has seen them become one of the most popular future plays.

"They are playing some great two-way hockey," said Aron Black of Bet365.com, "14 straight wins, Crosby looking like his old self, and adding a force like Iginla is a real quality addition."

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Lawson out for Nuggets against Nets

Denver will be without point guard Ty Lawson tonight at home against Brooklyn.

Lawson has a plantar fascia tear in his right heel but will not require surgery according to the Nuggets' official Twitter feed.

His status is listed as day-to-day.

The point guard suffered the injury March 19 against Oklahoma City and missed three of the next four games. He is averaging 16.7 points, 6.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds this season.

Denver is currently a 6.5-point favorite at home against the Nets. The total is 204.

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Opening Elite Eight odds

The lines have opened for Saturday's Elite Eight games.

Ohio State has opened as a 4.5-point favorite over Wichita State. The total is at 129.5.

Syracuse, despite being the lower-seeded team, starts as a 3.5-point favorite over Big East rival Marquette. The total is 128.

The Golden Eagles beat the Orange in the only meeting this season 74-71, with Marquette winning as a 1.5-point home dog. The game went over.

Marquette is 5-0 ATS in the last five games against Syracuse.

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Michigan on a cold ATS streak

Michigan is 4-10 ATS (Against The Spread) in their last 14 games. They've been favored in 13 of them.

The Wolverines are 8-6 SU (Straight Up) during the stretch.

Michigan is a 1.5-point underdog against Kansas tonight at Cowboys Stadium tonight. The total is 135.5.

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The Ducks are heating up from behind the arc


Oregon has gone from a bad three point shooting team to a terrific one in the postseason.

During the Pac-12 regular season, Oregon shot a poor 31.9 percent according to the Oregon student paper, The Daily Emerald. Freshman guard Dominic Artis was the main bright spot, shooting 48 percent in an eight-game streak before going down with an injury that knocked him out for nine games.

Oregon is shooting 48.5 percent from deep in the postseason, while Artis has struggled, shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc since returning to the rotation.

The Ducks are 11-point underdogs to Louisville in their Sweet 16 game tonight in Indianapolis. The total is 130.5.

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Improved defense has Eagles soaring


Florida Gulf Coast has gone from giving up 74.7 points in its first seven Atlantic Sun conference games, to 63.5 for the rest of the season.

After dropping to 4-3 in the Atlantic Sun conference, Eagles head coach Andy Enfield made a strategic change according to The Florida Times-Union.

He wanted the Eagles to play more up tempo offensively and more committed defensively.

The defense has improved but there has been only a slight offensive bump. Scoring has gone from 74.7 in the first seven conference games to 75.25 in the remaining 16 games.

The Eagles are currently 13-point underdogs to Florida tonight in the Sweet 16 at Cowboys Stadium. The total is 136.

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NBA off the board report


Here's a quick look at tonight's NBA games that are off the board:
(updated as of 10:30 a.m. ET)

Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic
Wizards guard A.J. Price will miss his tenth straight game with a groin injury.
Wizards guard Bradley Beal will miss his fifth straight game with a left ankle injury.
Wizards forward Trevor Ariza has missed the last three games with the flu and is questionable tonight.
Wizards center Nene has missed the last two games with a sore right knee and is questionable tonight.
Wizards forward Martell Webster has missed the last two games and is out tonight with an abdominal strain.
Wizards guard Leandro Barbosa is out for the season with a knee injury.
Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu did not play on Wednesday, even though he was eligible after his 20 game suspension for violating the league's drug policy ended. He is listed as questionable tonight.
Magic forward Andrew Nicholson missed Wednesday's game and is questionable tonight with an ankle injury.
Magic center Nikola Vucevic has missed the last four games with a concussion and is doubtful tonight.
Magic guard Arron Afflalo is out for the season with a hamstring injury.
Magic forward Glen Davis is out for the season with a foot injury.

Charlotte Bobcats at New York Knicks
Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions is out with a second-degree knee sprain.
Bobcats center DeSagana Diop is out indefinitely with a knee injury.
Bobcats center Brendan Haywood is out for the season with a stress reaction in his left foot.
Knicks center Tyson Chandler has missed the last eight games and is questionable tonight with a bulging disc in his neck.
Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire is out with a knee injury.
Knicks forward Kurt Thomas is out with a stress fracture in his right foot.
Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace is out with a foot injury.

Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons
Raptors center Amir Johnson is a game-time decision with a leg injury.
Raptors guard Sebastian Telfair is questionable with a back injury.
Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani is out for the season with an elbow injury.
Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva missed Thursday's practice and is questionable tonight with an illness.
Pistons guard Will Bynum is out with a hand injury.
Pistons forward Corey Maggette is out with an illness.
Pistons center Andre Drummond is expected to play tonight reports the Detroit Free Press. Drummond has missed the past 22 games.

Miami Heat at New Orleans Hornets
Heat guard Dwyane Wade is probable with an ankle injury. He tweaked it on Wednesday.
Hornets forward Jason Smith is out for the season with a shoulder injury.
Hornets guard Austin Rivers is out with a hand injury.

Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs
Clippers center Ronny Turiaf is questionable with a knee injury.
Clippers guard Chauncey Billups is questionable with a groin injury that he re-aggravated on Wednesday.
Spurs guard Tony Parker missed practice on Thursday but is expected to play Friday according to the San Antonio Express News.

Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers
Jazz forward Paul Millsap is probable with gastric distress.
Jazz center Enes Kanter is out indefinitely with a dislocated left shoulder.
Trail Blazers guard Sasha Pavlovic has missed the last 16 games and is questionable with a quad contusion.
Trail Blazers center LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable with an ankle injury.
Trail Blazers guard Elliot Williams is out with an Achilles injury.
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