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Sports Betting News April 3

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Posted Wednesday, April 03, 2013 09:03 AM   0 comments
Raptors struggle when favored

The Toronto Raptors are 2-9 ATS in their last 11, and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games as favorites.

Since Rudy happy was acquired by Toronto, the Raptors are 11-17 SU and 10-15 ATS with happy in the lineup.

The Raptors are 4.5-point favorites at home against Washington. The total is at 193.5.

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Magic look to remain hot as heavy dogs

The Orlando Magic are 12-4 ATS as a double digit underdog this season.

Orlando is a 14.5-point dog at San Antonio tonight. The Spurs will be without Manu Ginobili. Tim Duncan is probable Wednesday and expected to play Thursday against Oklahoma City with a knee injury, according to The Oklahoman. Kawhi Lenoard is questionable to play Wednesday with a knee injury.

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Edmonton looking to stretch winning streak to five


The Edmonton Oilers are on a four-game winning streak.

The main reason for the success is Edmonton's offense exploding over the past four games. They've scored 4.3 goals a game, well up from the 2.4 goals the team averaged this season before the stretch began.

The Oilers travel to Calgary tonight to play their Alberta rival. Edmonton is -117 on the road, the Flames are +108 and the total is at 5.5.

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Over continues to hit for George Mason

The over is 12-3 in George Mason's last 15 games.

The Patriots are scoring 72.3 points a game and allowing 69.9 during the stretch. George Mason is averaging 67.7 points for and 65.5 points allowed on the season.

George Mason lost Game One of the CBI best-of-three finals 81-73 as 7.5-point underdogs. They are 1-point favorites at home in Game Two. The total is set at 148.

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Pens' streak ends; bettors make a nice profit

If bettors hopped on the Penguins and placed $100 on each of their last 16 games, bettors would be up $899.41.

Pittsburgh's 15-game winning streak was snapped last night by the Buffalo Sabres.

Pittsburgh is back on the ice tonight at Madison Square Garden against the Rangers in its second game without Sidney Crosby. The Penguins are even money to win.

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Flames over is hot, despite league under streak

With the NHL on a 17-7-6 under streak over the past four days, the Calgary Flames are bucking the trend, currently on a 7-3 over streak.

Even before trading Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester, the Flames couldn't keep the puck out of their own net. They've allowed 3.6 goals a game over the past 10, slightly up from the 3.38 average of goals allowed this season.

Calgary hosts Edmonton tonight and the total is set at 5.5. The Flames have also lost six of eight games.

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Final Four referees announced


The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee announced the 10 referees to work the semifinal games on Saturday and the national championship on Monday.

John Cahill, Albany, N.Y.
Mike Eades, Princeton, W. Va.
Tony Greene, Atlanta, Ga.
Karl Hees, Forrest, Va.
John Higgins, Omaha, Neb.
Les Jones, Chesapeake, Va.
Randy McCall, Highland Ranch, Colo.
Doug Sirmons, Virginia Beach, Va.
Mark Whitehead, Denham Springs, La.
Terry Wymer, North Baltimore, Ohio.

After yesterday's story from CBSSports.com reporting that the head of Pac-12's officials, Ed Rush, offered $5,000 or a trip to Cancun if one of his referees gave a technical or tossed Arizona head coach Sean Miller from a Pac-12 tournament game, it is interesting to note that only one official assigned to the Final Four is from a Pac-12 state. That's Randy McCall from Colorado.

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NBA off the board report


Here's a look at Wednesday's NBA games that are off the board as of 11:00 a.m. ET.

New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks
Knicks center Tyson Chandler returned Tuesday against Miami.
Knicks forwards Amar'e Stoudemire, Kurt Thomas and Rasheed Wallace are all out.
Hawks guard John Jenkins is questionable with a concussion.

Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings
Rockets guard James Harden worked up a sweat in practice Tuesday and iced his injured foot afterwards according to the Houston Chronicle and is questionable against the Kings.
Rockets forward Chandler Parsons participated in practice Tuesday and is questionable against the Kings after missing the last game against Orlando.
Rockets guard Carlos Delfino is probable with a sore right foot.
Kings forward James Johnson is out indefinitely with a personal matter.

Memphis Grizzlies at Portland Trail Blazers
Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Adridge is questionable against Memphis with an ankle injury. He has missed the last three games.
Trail Blazers guards Sasha Pavlovic and Elliot Williams are out indefinitely.
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