Past Results

Guaranteed Pick: Ben Burns

Burns' 3-GAME ULTIMATE SWEEPER PASS! (w/ HUGE 10*): Ben Burns won his lone NBA play (Golden St) yesterday. He also won his lone NBA play last Sunday, a DOUBLE-DIGIT WINNER on the Raptors "over" the total. Today, he's stepping out with a TRIO OF VERY POWERFUL PLAYS in the pros. Regulars know that Ben's 3-Game Reports are MONEY IN THE BANK over the years. Hop on board & go for the S-W-E-E-P!

Game: Charlotte Bobcats at Indiana Pacers Feb 19 2012 6:05PM
Prediction: over
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: I'm playing on Charlotte and Indiana OVER the total. The Pacers have seen each of their last three games fall below the total. The first of those games was still fairly high-scoring, a 105-90 loss vs. Miami. The next two were both in "back-to-back" spots, as the Pacers were in a stretch where they were playing three games in three days. The tired legs seemingly translated to a slower pace. The Pacers have been off since Thursday now though, so should be fully refreshed. Facing a defensively-challenged Charlotte team (Bobcats allow more ppg than any other Eastern team) won't hurt either. I expect a relatively high-scoring affair. Note that the OVER is a profitable 19-11 the last 30 times that the Pacers played with two day's rest in between games. The Bobcats offense came to life last time out, as they scored 98 points, hitting 50% of their shots. Off an upset victory, note that the OVER is 20-14 the past few seasons when they were off an "upset" win, including 2-1 the last three. While these teams did play a low-scoring game earlier, 14 of 15 meetings in the series have finished with more than 190 points. This one should top that mark once again. *9

Game: Sacramento Kings at Cleveland Cavaliers Feb 19 2012 6:05PM
Prediction: over
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: I'm playing on Sacramento and Cleveland to finish OVER the total. The Cavaliers have seen three straight games finish below the total. Those games all came against tough Eastern Conf. opponents, Miami, Indiana and Philly. The 76ers are currently allowing fewer points than any team in the league and both Miami and Indiana are capable of turning up the heat on defense. Facing a defensively-challenged Sacramento team, I'm expecting a higher-scoring affair here. While the Cavs gave up 111 last time out (111-87 loss) the Kings have been worse defensively. They've allowed 114, 100, and 121 their last three games. They're allowing 106.8 points per game their last five, those games averaging 206.4 combined points overall. In fact, the Kings are now allowing more points per game than any team in basketball. Note the Cleveland has seen the OVER go 4-0 when facing teams which allow more than 99 ppg. The Cavs have also seen the OVER go 4-1 when listed as a favorite, including a 2-1 mark when listed as a home favorite of three or fewer points. Meanwhile, the OVER is 5-2 the last seven times that the Kings were road favs of three or less. This will be the third time this season that the Cavs have seen their previous three games fall below the total. After the previous two times, their next game produced 218 and 225 points. Speaking of high-scoring games, last year's meeting here between these teams produced 211 points. I expect this one to top the 200 mark once again. *9

Game: Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns Feb 19 2012 8:05PM
Prediction: under
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: I'm playing on LA and Phoenix to finish UNDER the total. These teams just faced each other at LA a couple of nights ago. That one was fairly high-scoring, a 111-99 victory for the Lakers. That result has caused this O/U line to climb a few points higher. As I'm expecting this evening's rematch to be much lower-scoring, I feel that's providing us with excellent value. The Suns have still seen seven of their last 10 games fall below the total. They've also still seen the UNDER go a lucrative 21-10 overall, 16-7 when listed as underdogs. Note that LA games are still averaging only 183.8 points on the season. The Lakers have seen the UNDER go 11-8 when favored, including a 2-0 UNDER mark when listed as a road favorite of three or fewer points. While the Lakers have seen the UNDER go 4-0 off a double-digit win, the Suns have seen the UNDER go 4-0 when coming off a game vs. a division opponent. Going back further finds the UNDER at 43-26-1 the last 70 times that the Lakers were off a double-digit win. During the same stretch, the UNDER is also a highly profitable 47-24-3 when LA was off three or more consecutive victories. I expect those stats to improve here. *10