NBA: Bank Shots for 22 January
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It is that time of the week again! Time to hit the hardwood looking at the hot, the cold and the over/under teams of the NBA over the past week.

THE HOT TEAM: Washington Wizards
Last Week: 2-2 SU, 4-0 ATS
Washington Wizards at Utah Jazz (-7, 197)
The Wizards have covered in six straight games and eight of their last nine. The return of PG John Wall (knee) from injury has helped bolster the offence and Washington hasn’t been getting much respect from oddsmakers lately. The […]


NBA: Thursday Night Basketball – Knicks at Pacers & Heat at Trail Blazers
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NY Knicks at Indiana Pacers (-5, 184)
5PM, TSN2
The New York Knicks will be without suspended star Carmelo Anthony when they try to avoid a second consecutive loss – and their fourth defeat in six games – in a road game against the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. The NBA handed Anthony a one-game suspension Wednesday for his attempts to confront Boston’s Kevin Garnett after the Knicks’ home loss to the Celtics on Monday. Anthony leads the team and ranks second in the league with 29 points per […]


NBA: Bank Shots For 8 January
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Time to take a look back at the week that was in the Association and see what team thrived against the spread, what team was hitting the Over and what team was bringing home the Under in the NBA.

THE HOT TEAM: Houston Rockets
Last Week: 4-0 ATS
Season: 20-13-1 ATS
The Rockets are absolutely on fire ATS, covering in 10 of their last 11 games. Houston swept the board this past week, covering the number against Atlanta, New Orleans, Milwaukee and Cleveland. Houston welcomes the Lakers on […]


NBA: How The Raptors Climbed Out Of The Cellar
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BY THOMAS DRANCE

Only a few weeks ago Toronto’s basketball team was sporting a 4-19 record and looked poised for a bottom-5 finish. In a situation familiar to Toronto’s sports fans, there seemed to be no hope, no future, and the team didn’t even necessarily own its own first round pick.

Since the Raptors beat the Dallas Mavericks on December 14th, however, the team has rolled off 8 wins in its past 9 games and now sits only 2.5 games outside of eighth in the Eastern Conference. According to John […]


NBA: Thursday Night Basketball – Spurs at Knicks & Timberwolves at Nuggets
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San Antonio Spurs at NY Knicks (-1, 207)
430PM, Sportsnet One
The New York Knicks’ aura of invincibility at Madison Square Garden has been punctured in the past 2 1/2 weeks with three losses in the past five home games. Reversing that trend will not be easy with the red-hot San Antonio Spurs paying a visit on Thursday. The Spurs extended their winning streak to seven games with Wednesday’s 117-110 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks and will be out to avenge a four-point home loss to the Knicks […]


SPORTS: New Year’s Resolutions for 2013
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BY THOMAS DRANCE

Tuesday marked the start of the New Year. Across the globe millions of folks awoke hungover and bleery eyed, but resolved nonetheless to improve their lives in the new year. Whether or not you want to get to the gym a couple of extra times per week in 2013, or settle down and find the right girl (or guy) to snuggle up to on cold winter nights; the New Year is a time for optimism and resolutions. For professional athlete’s it’s no different. With that let’s go […]


NBA: 2012 Year In Review
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BY JEFF ANGUS

The NBA had quite a year in 2012. Thanks to the 2011 lockout, the 2011-12 season got off to a very late start, and the top basketball players in the world returned to play a heavily condensed season. The NBA has more marketable superstars than all of the other professional sports leagues put together, and you could make the argument that the basketball we are seeing right now is the best it has been in a decade.

Fans of small market teams may point to a lack […]


NBA: Bank Shots for 31 December
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The last week of NBA action for 2012 was an exciting one, but what teams are heading into the New Year as the hot, the cold and the over/under teams in the NBA? Read on to find out:

THE HOT TEAM: Golden State Warriors
Last Week: 3-0 ATS
Season: 19-11-1
The Warriors swept the board last week, posting victories straight up and against the spread over Utah, Philadelphia and Boston. Harrison Barnes has stepped up in the absence of big man Andrew Bogut (ankle) and David Lee […]


SPORTS: Franchise Changers
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BY JEFF ANGUS

We have seen it happen in all major pro sports leagues – a floundering organization is quickly turned around thanks in large part to the play and presence of one player. In hockey, we saw Sidney Crosby save the Pittsburgh Penguins and completely turn their fortunes around, both on and off the ice. Dallas Stars fans hope that Jamie Benn can do the same in Big D. In the NFL, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, and Robert Griffin III have all stepped in as rookies and brought with […]


NBA: Thursday Night Basketball – Thunder at Timberwolves & Heat at Mavericks
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Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves (+2.5, 201)

4:00PM, TSN
Oklahoma City takes the best record in the league and a 12-game winning streak into Thursday road contest against Minnesota. Oklahoma City, which dropped two of three to begin the season, has won 20 of 22 and hasn’t lost since Nov. 23. Kevin Durant scored a season-high 41 points in Wednesday’s 100-92 victory over Atlanta. He scored 18 points in the fourth quarter, when the Thunder held off a late rally by the Hawks, and had 13 rebounds.

The Timberwolves […]