Wednesday, January 31, 2007

GodsTips NBA Game of the Year Wednesday

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


No clued-up person in sports gambling—bookmaker, pro gamblers, oddsmaker, handicapper or anyone disputes that Center of the Handicapping Universe is the No. 1 source for 365 day a year winners.  However, it does not get bigger than tonight! The NBA Game of the Year Washington-Toronto goes, plus the SEC Game of the Year. We have 14 winners in all and it includes a Dandy Dog. Dandy dogs are moneyline dogs of 140 or more.

Center of the Handicapping Universe goes 3-2 last night, but that included Wichita State +145 (Moneyline). For that matter, one of the losers was a juiceless moneyline dog. You get the all of today’s Joe Duffy’s GodsTips  $17 at the new home:    


ATLANTA +1 Golden State

Golden State is 4-16 SU on the road.  Atlanta has that many home wins in their last seven in Atlanta.

In location comparison (home team’s home stats, road team’s road stats), Atlanta is 3-2 their last five, while Golden State is 0-5. Atlanta has made 10 more filed goals per game in said contrast.  They are also allowing 1.3 percentage points less from the field and making 3.9 more.

Since snapping their eight-game losing streak earlier this month, the Hawks have played above .500, winning seven of their last 13. Since forward Josh Smith returned 10 games ago, Atlanta is 6-4. Smith—who missed eight games bridging December and January after a hernia operation—is averaging 16.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.1 blocks and 2.0 steals. He has posted a point-rebound double-double in each of his last four games.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Wednesday News and Notes

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Here are news and notes from  private clipboard.  They are compiled from hometown newspapers and the team’s own press releases. 



Post Gazette

Duquesne coach Ron Everhart opened up the court to give his players an opportunity to utilize their quickness and athletic skills to overcome their lack of height. It was a gamble that quickly has hit the jackpot for the Dukes, who wore down Dayton, 93-89, and Temple, 96-92, after a 101-87 loss at Massachusetts that would have been a lot closer had they made their free throws in the final minutes. Duquesne hadn’t scored 90 or more points in consecutive games since 1992-93 and had its highest points total against a Temple team. The Dukes had scored more than 80 points only once in 47 previous games against the Owls. Everhart’s biggest concern about Xavier is the little point guard who runs the show, 5-7 Drew Lavender, who is in his first season with the Musketeers after transferring from Oklahoma. He is a one-man press-breaker who will put Duquesne’s defense to its toughest test yet. Neither Dayton nor Temple had a true playmaker to direct traffic against Duquesne’s relentless pressure, which created a total of 53 turnovers in those two games. The Musketeers are living up to their preseason billing as the team to beat in the A-10. The Dukes, meanwhile, are inching up in the standings and find themselves in the middle of the pack rather than near the bottom as was predicted before the season.


Appleton Post Crescent

Wisconsin is the only Big Ten team without a conference loss. Wisconsin leads the Big Ten in scoring defense at 56.6 points per conference game. Overall, UW is 13th in the nation in scoring defense at 57.5 points. The Badgers are 5-0 in true road games this season. Indiana is 27-4 all-time against the Badgers at Assembly Hall.  The Hoosiers have won 13 straight games at Assembly Hall.

George Washington-Dayton


The Dayton Flyers finally return home after what seems like a 25-game road trip, when in all actuality it was just two games. Dayton dropped both road games last week, but return home to face streaking George Washington on Wednesday evening at UD Arena. While the two teams may be headed in opposite directions, the Flyers have yet to lose on their home floor all season long.



Asking if it’s tough to play at the O’Connell Center, home of the top-ranked defending national champion Florida Gators, is about like asking if it’s tough to play in The Swamp — the school’s football counterpart.“There are a lot of tough places in our league, but it’s as difficult as any,” Vanderbilt Coach Kevin Stallings said of his team’s next destination, as the 24th-ranked Commodores Wednesday night go looking for their third straight Southeastern Conference road win against a Top 25 opponent. Riding a four-game winning streak, including victories at Kentucky and Louisiana State, the Commodores have every reason to feel good about themselves.

Stats Inc.

The Commodores started the season 1-3, but have since won 14 of 17. They are 5-0 against ranked opponents during that stretch, with wins over Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and LSU.

Memphis-Central Florida

Stats Inc.

Since a 79-71 loss on Dec. 20 to then-No. 9 Arizona, Memphis (17-3, 7-0) has won nine in a row while building a 2 ½-game conference lead over second-place teams Central Florida (15-5, 4-2), Houston and Rice. For the third straight game, Memphis was held below 40 percent from the field and failed to record more than 10 assists.Despite his team nearly getting upset, Calipari thought the game was important for the development of his team, which starts three sophomores and a freshman. Chris Douglas-Roberts returned to the lineup Saturday after missing the two previous games because of a high ankle sprain. The sophomore guard, who leads the team with 14.8 points per game, was only 3-of-7 from the field but got to the free-throw line 12 times and made nine to finish with 15 points. Memphis has won by double digits in all three of its league games on the road after losing its only two true road games in non-conference play at Tennessee and Arizona. This will be Memphis’ first game at Central Florida, which has won 12 straight home games since a Feb. 15 loss to Houston. All four previous meetings were in Memphis and the Tigers won them all, including a 94-61 victory last season. The only other time a ranked team played at UCF Arena came on Dec. 12, 2002, and the Golden Knights upset then-No. 25 College of Charleston 82-64. Central Florida is 0-15 in all other games against ranked teams.The Golden Knights are returning home to play in front of a sellout crowd after playing six of its eight games this month, including the last two, on the road.


Press Notes

Minnesota takes to the road hoping to snap an eight-game road losing streak in Evanston, Ill. Minnesota junior center Spencer Tollackson has missed the past five games due to a broken left (non-shooting) hand. Tollackson is listed as questionable for tonight’s game. Minnesota holds a 82-56 all-time lead in the series (not including vacated games). The Wildcats lead the series in Evanston 36-33.  Northwestern has won the last six meetings including a, 55-40 win in Minneapolis on January 20. The Gophers snapped their five-game losing streak Saturday with a 65-60 victory over Penn State. Northwestern had the weekend off after battling Ohio State to the final minutes before losing 59-50 in Evanston on Wednesday.


Class, Motivation, and Form

Joe Duffy (

Handicapping techniques can be loosely grouped into evaluating teams in three categories: class, motivation, and form.

Class meaning the quality of the respective teams, form is recent play and I hope motivation is apparent.

One may immediately ask about injuries.  That is covered under the “class” umbrella as the sharp player makes adjustments to roster changes, be it trade, injury, star minor leaguer, surprising and disappointing performers, etc.

Motivation includes mental state. So letdowns, sandwich games, revenge, playoff ramifications are among the issues in said subset.

Form should be weighed in direct proportion to how often the sports play.  In other words, baseball, which plays every day, is the sport where recent form is slanted the heaviest, while football is where we adjust it to the smallest value.

There is no perfect interval to rate form, but as we’ve said it should be number of days, not games in the apples-to-apples comparison. For example, in comparing recent form of the Lakers to the Spurs, most use last five games.  We prefer the last 10 days. 

Nothing can, for good or bad, alter recent form as much as time off. This explains why momentum is most important in baseball and least in football.

The old adage of cream rising to the top…or dung sinking to the bottom does have a great deal of truth to the handicapper.  So across the board, quality is far and away the primary derivative in sports gambling.  

The public tends to overreact to aberrational recent performance, especially in high profile game. The oddsmakers are aware of this. Hence the ability to see the big picture is one of the great qualities a gambler can have.

Famed British writer Daniel Finkelstein of The Times in the UK wrote concerning English soccer, “form is temporary, class is permanent.” We find this quite accurate in North American sports as well.

Joe Duffy’s sports betting selections are at He is the CEO of, the premier source for professional handicapper selections.    

Tuesday Trends, News and Notes

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


There has been some good news in the personal responsibility front as far as your right to gamble.  Real-time updates 



Akron Beacon Journal

LeBron James has been trying to play through the sprained toe for 10 days, twice reinjuring it despite skipping a game Friday against the 76ers in Philadelphia to rest it. Resting would make a difference. Long term, it would be smart if I took some games off and took some practices off, being a team guy and not liking that feeling,” he said, all in the same thought. “I’ve got to be smart.” James said it would be easier if the coaching staff came to him and told him not to play. That’s what coach Mike Brown did in Philadelphia, but James still couldn’t keep himself out of the lineup Sunday against the Phoenix Suns. Brown, of course, wants him in the lineup. “He should play (tonight),” Brown said. “But with him, it’s a day-to-day thing.”


·        Baylor 12-1 after a game in which they made 78% or more of their free throws

·        Notre Dame is 17-3 as road underdogs or pick

·        UNLV is 11-1 road off consecutive home game



·        Seattle over 16-4 off loss as a favorite

·        Dallas under 13-2 home favorites of 12.5 or more

·        Dallas 20-7 on 2 days rest

·        Cleveland 12-2 off a home game in which they scored and gave up 100 or more points



Tuesday GodsTips

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


America’s Greatest is on a recent run of 20-7 with Wise Guy plays in CBB and is 59 percent the last 27 years. Our Big East Game of the Year record is 16-3-2. We are 23-11 the last 34 college hoops with a recent 230 dog coming in on the moneyline.  Get two Dandy Dogs in CBB. Dandy dogs are moneyline dogs of 140 or more. We also have the Big East Game of the Year!

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GOLDEN STATE +5 Cleveland

Dichotomous spread team.  We discount 98 percent of trends, but this has proven to be the exception to the rule. Explained in our articles around the Net, basically if a team has a great SU record but horrid ATS record or visa versa, you ride for that to continue as it is the sign of which teams are most under or overvalued. 

Cleveland is 15-6 at home SU, but 8-13 ATS. However, they have lost three in a row at home SU and 6-of-8 SU. They are are starting to show signs of discontent with Coach Mike Brown. Former Warriors G Larry Hughes took a jab at Brown’s defensive-minded style after Sunday’s loss to Phoenix, telling the Cleveland Plain Dealer: “We need to run more. Trying to call us a defensive team when we need to put the ball in the basket is not what we need.”

King LeBron James is playing with a bad toe and may not even play tonight. Golden State is 4-15 SU on the road. They’ve covered two straight on the road.

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>>>LEVEL 5 PLAY is on ATLANTA over Orlando
Monday Night GAME of the YEAR
Forensic ATS information on this game: Orlando 3-21 off a home win of 3 or less, Orlando 39-65 road revenging a home loss, 13-36 off home loss, 12-28 off consecutive home losses
>>>LEVEL 4 PLAY is on Sacramento/Memphis OVER
Forensic ATS information on this game: Sacramento over 16-3 this year versus opponent makes 6 or more 3 point shots per game, over 19-8 for the year road opponent averages more than 99 points per game, Memphis over 8-1 opponent winning % in .400s, over 8-1 opponent gives up more than 99 points per game, over 9-1 home after allowing 100 pts or more in 3 straight games this year,
>>>LEVEL 5 PLAY is on APPALACHIAN STATE over College of Charleston
Southern Conference North Division GAME of the YEAR
Forensic ATS information on this game: Appalachian State is 9-0 after scoring 75 points or more 2 straight games this year, 8-0 home last three years v. teams w/ winning record after 15 or more games, 7-1 for the year after 2 straight games in which they made 50% or more of their shots,
>>>LEVEL 4 PLAY is on CANISIUS over Iona
Forensic ATS information on this game: Iona is 1-11 off double digit loss this season, 2-12 off ATS loss, 1-8 after they made 53% or less of their free throws, 0-6 home underdog, Canisius is 12-2 road v. teams w/losing record, 8-0 opponent allows 45% or more shooting, 8-1 on Mondays, 8-1 off spread win, 21-8 road
>>>LEVEL 3 PLAY is on SIENA over Loyola
Forensic ATS information on this game: Siena 17-3 off loss, 11-1 off road loss, 13-2 off ATS loss, Loyola 1-8 home off conference win, 2-12 home off conference game,

Monday, January 29, 2007

Monday GodsTips

Monday, January 29, 2007



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This is a top dichotomous ATS and SU game.  We discount 98 percent of trends, but this has proven to be the exception to the rule. Explained in our articles around the Net, basically if a team has a great SU record but horrid ATS record or visa versa, you ride for that to continue as it is the sign of which teams are most under or overvalued.

Philly is 7-20 SU on the road, yet 15-11 ATS.  Houston is 14-5 SU at home, yet 7-12 ATS.



Monday Computer Trends

Monday, January 29, 2007

Computer trends from the various databases used by the elite handicappers.


·        Denver over 14-4 on non-conference games this year

·        Memphis over 17-5 if they lost at least 15 of their last 20 games

·        Minnesota over 12-2 in January

·        Philadelphia 8-0 road with a total in the 180s this year

·        Sacramento 2-11 after 2 straight games giving up 10 or less offensive rebounds

·        New Orleans 8-1 their last nine games



·        Hawaii 1-11 off consecutive unders

·        Pittsburgh 9-3 to Big East

Saturday, January 27, 2007

GodsTips For Sunday

Sunday, January 28, 2007



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KENTUCKY -8 Tennessee

The Vols are struggling, their best player is hurt, and they are playing in a brutal stretch. The Vols are looking to bounce back from a 83-69 loss at Ole Miss Wednesday night. UT held a 10-point halftime lead but the Rebels shot 59.4 percent from the field in the second half to take the win. The Vols finishing are a stretch where they have played five of six games on the road. The stretch began with three consecutive road games (at Vanderbilt, at Ohio State and at Auburn) before UT returned home to play South Carolina on Jan. 20. Tennessee returned to the road Wednesday, Jan. 24, when they visited Ole Miss and now travel to Kentucky

UT has dropped four of its last five games. Lofton, the SEC’s leading scorer with 21.5 points per game, is out indefinitely after suffering an ankle injury Jan. 20 against South Carolina. He is likely out today.  That makes them Kentucky fried.

Sunday News and Notes

Sunday, January 28, 2007 has the top plays from the top sports service in their highest ranked sports.    


Ohio-Ball State

Press Notes

The Ohio men’s basketball squad (13-6, 4-2 MAC) will travel to take on Ball State (6-13, 2-4 MAC). This is the only meeting this year between Ohio and Ball State. All-Time: Ohio holds a 36-29 edge in the all-time series between the two programs.


Press Notes

Iowa (11-9, 3-3) plays the first of three games in seven days when it hosts #2/3 Wisconsin (20-1, 6-0). With the 79-63 win over Penn State, Iowa improved its home winning streak in Big Ten Conference games to 12 straight. Iowa has won 28 of its last 29 home games in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Wisconsin is ranked second by the Associated Press and third in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll. This marks Wisconsin’s highest ranking of the season. Iowa has posted a 1-2 record while facing three ranked opponents this season. Iowa lost to 10th-ranked Alabama 72-60 in the semi-finals of the Paradise Jam, defeated 24th-ranked Michigan State 62-60 Jan. 4 in Iowa City and lost to seventh-ranked Ohio State 82-63 Jan. 20 in Columbus. Under Steve Alford, Iowa is 2-5 when playing teams ranked among the top three in the nation. That includes a 1-3 mark vs. No. 1, a 1-1 record vs. No. 2 and a 0-1 record vs. No. 3.


Press Notes

The Vols are looking to bounce back from a 83-69 loss at Ole Miss Wednesday night. UT held a 10-point halftime lead but the Rebels shot 59.4 percent from the field in the second half to take the win. The Vols finishing are a stretch where they have played five of six games on the road. The stretch began with three consecutive road games (at Vanderbilt, at Ohio State and at Auburn) before UT returned home to play South Carolina on Jan. 20. Tennessee returned to the road Wednesday, Jan. 24, when they visited Ole Miss and now travel to Kentucky. UT will return home Jan. 31 to host Georgia before hitting the road again when the Vols visit top-ranked Florida Feb. 3. UT has dropped four of its last five games. Each of those four losses has come on the road and three of them were decided by three points or less. Tennessee is leading the SEC and ranks eighth in the nation with 82.4 points per game. Chris Lofton, the SEC’s leading scorer with 21.5 points per game, is out indefinitely after suffering an ankle injury Jan. 20 against South Carolina. The All-America guard missed his first career game Wednesday, Jan. 24, when he did not play against Ole Miss.


Charlotte Observer

Maybe the comforts of home will give the 49ers some assistance in Sunday’s showdown with the Minutemen. Charlotte is 5-2 at home this season with losses to North Texas and Saint Joseph’s.


Daily Progress

UVa fans have been getting a real show out of the Cavaliers’ starting backcourt of senior shooting guard J.R. Reynolds and junior point guard Sean Singletary. Since returning from a disastrous road trip to San Juan before Christmas, Reynolds and Singletary have combined to average 46 points per game over the last eight contests. Singletary has averaged 23.9 per game, Reynolds 22.1 over that span. That’s what it may require for the Cavaliers to tame the Tigers, coming off a heart-wrenching, last-second loss at Duke on Thursday night. Clemson bounced back strong from its earlier loss to North Carolina with an impressive home performance, something the Cavaliers will have to contend with on Sunday afternoon at Littlejohn Coliseum. Considering that Clemson ranks ninth in the ACC in both field-goal percentage defense and 3-point percentage defense, it at least leaves the notion that it could be another one of those 40-plus point nights for the Cavalier backcourt.

DePaul-West Virginia

When viewing the Blue Demons schedule before this season began it was plain to see that this week would be the toughest for the DePaul Blue Demons. With back-to-back road games at Georgetown and West Virginia, it was obvious that the Blue Demons would be in for a tough challenge this week. At the WVU Coliseum, the Mountaineers are undefeated at 10-0 this season and are 23-2 over the last two years. While WVU has struggled on the road in Big East play, they are awfully tough to beat at home.


With a win against the Wildcats, Georgia (12-6, 4-2 SEC) has to get ready for a Sunday battle with No. 21 LSU (13-6, 2-3). The team is now in a tie with Kentucky and Vanderbilt for second place in the SEC East. Wednesday’s home sell-out was Georgia’s first since last February’s Tennessee game. An SEC opponent such as LSU (the Tigers played in last season’s Final Four) should bring the fans back in droves on Sunday. The Tigers are coming off a 64-53 loss at home Wednesday to a resurgent Vanderbilt squad. This is almost the same LSU team that gave Georgia their worst loss last season, an 81-52 drubbing in Baton Rouge, La.

Friday, January 26, 2007


Saturday, January 27, 2006


America’s Greatest is officially America’s hottest.  Hard work continues to play off as we sweep again Friday, Utah and the over.  The overall run is 26-10 including a 240 moneyline dog winner. We all 33-13 with all Wise Guy plays in football and basketball, with our college hoop WG run of 17-3 among the highlights.

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GEORGETOWN -16 Cincinnati

The Bearcats have played three road games all year losing all three, staying competitive in one. The Hoyas have shot 53.3 percent or higher each of their last four games and won their last three all by 14 or more.  Two were on the road and all three teams are better than the Cats.

Georgetown (14-5, 4-2 Big East) was picked to finish second in the conference in the preseason coaches poll. Cincinnati (10-9, 1-4) was picked to finish 13th. The Hoyas have won 10 of their last 12 games. The Bearcats have lost six of their last seven.

The Hoyas have a big height advantage and will score at will

Saturday News and Notes

Saturday, January 27, 2007

The latest industry news including the War of Gambling at  Here are news and notes from  private clipboard.  They are compiled from hometown newspapers and the team’s own press releases.


Texas Tech-Missouri

Press Notes

Texas Tech (15-5, 4-1) and Missouri (12-6, 1-4) are meeting for the fifteenth time since the series began on December 5, 1955. Each team has won seven games. Texas Tech holds a 5-1 edge when the teams have played in Lubbock. Missouri has a 4-2 margin in Columbia and has a 2-0 lead on neutral courts. Last season, the Red Raiders won in Lubbock 73-55.

George Washington-Rhode Island

Press Notes

It’s a match-up of first- and second-place teams as second-place GW (5-1) faces first-place URI (6-1) today in the only regular-season meeting this season and the 25th time in series history. GW is coming off a 74-65 victory over Saint Joseph’s Wednesday at Smith Center for its 24th straight home victory. The Colonials have won 22 of their last 23 A-10 games.  GW also has won 32 of its last 36 regular-season games and its 24-game home winning streak at Charles E. Smith Athletic Center ranks behind only three teams nationally. (We point up their home streak as many top cappers consider home/road “splits” or dichotomy). Rhode Island (13-8, 6-1) is coming off a 75-72 victory over UMass Wednesday at home.

St. John’s-Pittsburgh

Press Notes

Winning eight of its last nine games, Pitt enters the contest ranked No. 9 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today coaches polls. The Panthers are 12-1 at home on the season. Pitt has won 35 of its last 41 Big East home games and is 30-6 against Big East opponents in the Petersen Events Center. Pitt owns a 16-33 all-time record vs. St. John’s. It has won three consecutive games vs. the Red Storm at home including a 2-0 record in the Petersen Events Center. Pitt has limited six of seven Big East opponents, eight of its last nine opponents and 18 of its 21 total opponents under 70 points. Under Jamie Dixon, Pitt has held opponents to 70 points or less in 99 of his 119 career games.


Press Notes

Duquesne (6-11, 2-4), which snapped a five-game home losing streak and doubled last season’s win total with a 93-89 victory over Dayton on Wednesday, returns to action to host Temple (7-11, 1-4).  Temple leads the overall series 35-12, including a 13-7 advantage in games played at Pittsburgh. Duquesne snapped an eight-game series losing streak with a 61-54 win over the Owls in Pittsburgh on Jan. 8, 2003. Temple has won the past three meetings. Duquesne, which began the season with seven scholarship players, is currently competing with eight. of the 10 total players on the current active roster, just one is over 6-6.


Press Notes

The Commodores also recorded back-to-back road wins over ranked opponents for the first time in school history when they topped Kentucky and LSU in the past week. The Commodores (14-6, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) have won three consecutive games—all against ranked opponents—to find themselves in a three-way tie for second place in the SEC’s Eastern Division heading into the weekend. Vanderbilt leads the overall series 68-38 overall, including a 45-7 advantage in Nashville. The Commodores won last year’s meeting 77-62 in Oxford on March 1.

Southern Miss-Memphis

Press Notes

Southern Miss looks to snap a six-game losing streak to Memphis when they travel north to take on the No. 11-ranked Tigers. The Golden Eagles (13-5, 3-2) enter the game having won two straight games, including an 83-72 decision at home over East Carolina, Wednesday. Southern Miss, though, looks to snap a five-game losing streak in Memphis. The last Golden Eagle victory in Memphis came on Dec. 27, 2000, in a 75-67 triumph over the Tigers. UM (16-3, 6-0), C-USA’s league leader, won this season’s earlier meeting this season between the two teams, 75-62, in Hattiesburg two weeks ago. The Tigers currently are riding an eight-game winning streak, which includes a 72-59 home win over Tulsa, Wednesday. Chris Douglas-Roberts, who led the Tigers in Hattiesburg with 19 points, has been out with a high ankle sprain and has not played in the last two games. Douglas-Roberts leads UM in scoring at 14.8 points per contest.


Press Notes

Wyoming leads the all-time series 4 games to 3 and has won two straight meetings. The Cowboys won the two games last year by a total of just six points. Five of the seven contests have been decided by five points or less. TCU is 0-2 in Laramie, as the Cowboys have a two-point win and a three-point overtime victory over the Frogs in their arena. TCU currently is in a season-long four-game losing streak after matching a season best with three consecutive victories. After holding 10 consecutive opponents to 70 points or less, three of TCU’s last four foes have surpassed the 70-point mark. Opponents have averaged 74.0 points per game over the last five games after scoring just 53.5 over the previous six games.  From Nov. 24 through Jan. 6, the Horned Frogs limited 10 consecutive teams to 70 or under. It was the first time a Frog team accomplished that feat since the 1986-87 season, when TCU held 13 opponents in a row under that total (Jan. 7-Feb. 21, 1987).  TCU shot 48.2 percent (41-of-85) from the floor during the team’s 2-0 start to league play, but has made just 36.7 percent (79-of-215) of its shots in its four consecutive losses.


Friday GodsTips

Friday, January 26, 2007


So many of the great runs in sports gambling history have been from Center of the Handicapping Universe going back to our Cadillac Club scorephone days. Chicago on TNT and Washington as our Pac 10 Game of the Year make our football and basketball Wise Guy run 32-13.  We are already ramping up for the impending March Madness.

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ST. PETER’S +6.5 Fairfield

Don’t get too excited about Fairfield’s recent surge.  History says they will not be able to sustain it. Yes, they’ve won three straight, but there is a reason they are 6-15. It’s a possible letdown as their win Tuesday was in OT. In each of their last three victories, the Stags have overcome deficits of at least eight points in the final nine minutes.  While that’s quite admirable, returning home against a bottom feeder again leads us to believe a 6-15 team is destined to come out flat not knowing how to handle prosperity.  They have not had a four-game winning streak in four years.

Fairfield is dead last in the conference in shooting.  Pete’s has a chance at the upset, but certainly gets the cover.


Thursday, January 25, 2007

Friday Computer Trends

Friday, January 26, 2007


All trends are ATS and from the databases used by the sports services at  


·        Atlanta 4-9 last 13 road

·        Boston 5-1 last six road

·        Toronto 7-2 home versus Boston

·        Cleveland 6-12 last 18 road

·        Cleveland-Philadelphia series over five straight

·        Miami 5-1 to New York

·        New Orleans 6-1 their last seven

·        Detroit 1-7 at home

·        Detroit 11-4 to Washington



·        Fairfield 8-2 to St. Peter’s

Thursday Godstips

Thursday, January 25, 2007


America’s Greatest continued the complete domination with a 4-2 night last night, but as always it does not do us justice as Vandy +240 wins as our Dandy Dog moneyline play. We are 21-9 overall and even better 16-3 our last 19 CBB Wise Guy plays. Football and hoops combined, we are on a 30-13 WG run.

We win more than anyone else because we work harder.  More proof in the pudding tonight as we have the Pac 10 Game of the Year and an NBA Wise Guy among four winners. You get the all of today’s Joe Duffy’s GodsTips  $17 at the new home:   


DUKE -7 Clemson

This game actually combines two of our scholarly and validated theories.  First of all, top teams don’t just take out their frustrations one game off of a loss. The next five or so foes generally pay.  Since losing to GA Tech, the Blue Devils have won three straight each by 22 or more.

We also fade overachieving teams off losses. This does not mean a loss in the previous game, but for several games after. Clemson was the last undefeated team in the country at 17-0 but is 1-2 since.

A lot of teams are easily rattled inside of Cameron Indoor Stadium and Clemson has been flustered recently. Clemson has seen its storied free-throw woes creep back lately. The Tigers are shooting just 47.1 percent from the line in Atlantic Coast Conference games, having gone just 20-of-56 (35.7 percent) over the past four.

Duke has won 19 straight in the series by 16.4 points per game. That includes road games of course, but tonight is at home.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Super Bowl Enables You To Proposition and Make Money

Joe Duffy (

I’ve already been asked by at least a baker’s dozen people about some of the best looking propositions.  Get your mind out of the gutter, I mean on the Super Bowl. There is not much debate that few players will be under the microscope more than Chicago quarterback Rex Grossman. That’s why one bet that jumps out at us is under 19 completions by him.

The easy, but false, presumption is to think Indianapolis and a wide open shootout. It’s no secret that the Colts biggest weakness on defense has been against the run, albeit the return of Bob Sanders has buoyed that unit.

Still teams actually pass less against the Colts than they do against other teams.  Indianapolis foes had a cumulative average of 18 completions on 31 passes, but when they play the Colts, foes throw about five fewer times, completing 17 passes. Do you expect Grossman to complete more than average?

With the successful and rested two-headed monster of Thomas Jones and Cedric Benson, we look for the Bears to keep Grossman’s passes to a minimum. Rex himself will make sure most are incomplete.

Mark Gold of has been betting proposition plays since 1977, when he lived in Las Vegas. He says without question the best bet is Colts receiver Marvin Harrison go under six receptions.

While teammate Peyton Manning has taken heat for folding in big games, even when Manning had his watershed game in the AFC Championships, Harrison had only four catches for 41 yards.

Gold says, “Because Harrison is so universally respected as a class act, he has avoided the postseason scrutiny. But the facts are that many of his worst games have been the big ones.”

Also keep in mind, that Manning’s outdoor playoff record still leaves a lot to be desired so a lean towards the under in many of his personal propositions will lead to nice profits.

Joe Duffy’s sports betting selections are at  

Thursday News and Notes

Thursday, January 25, 2007


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Weber State-Idaho State

Press Notes

Idaho State University’s men’s basketball will look to get back on the winning track by starting a four-game homestand on Thursday night in a huge game, as the first place Bengals take on the tied-for-second Weber State Wildcats.The game is the second of the season between the two schools, as Idaho State won the opener 58-55 in Ogden on January 4. Idaho State is 10-9 on the season, and 5-1 in the Big Sky Conference, good enough for first place, one game up on both Weber State and Northern Arizona, and two up in the loss column on four teams, including Montana and Montana State. The Bengals had their five game winning streak snapped with a 58-57 loss at Montana State, missing a three to win with 0.9 left. The Wildcats are 12-9 overall, and their 5-3 record has them tied for second in the Big Sky, and they would move into a virtual tie for first with ISU with a win on Thursday. The Wildcats have lost two straight, dropping a 90-86 overtime decision to the Montana Grizzlies after losing 63-48 to Montana State on Thursday.


Press Notes

In the wake of a tough road stretch, the Washington Huskies (11-7, 1-6 Pac-10) eagerly return to the friendly confines of Bank of America Arena to host seventh-ranked Oregon (18-1, 6-1) on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Washington won in each of the Ducks’ last five visits to Seattle. The Huskies have an 11-1 home record this season and are 0-6 in road contests. Thursday’s game begins a stretch when UW will play five of its next seven games at home. That’s the opposite of the way the Huskies opened Pac-10 play, with five of seven on the road. On Saturday, Jan. 27, UW entertains Oregon State (9-11, 1-6). Oregon will be without the services of leading scorer (18.4 ppg) Aaron Brooks, a product of Seattle’s Franklin High School. He is suspended for Thursday’s game due to an incident during the last meeting between the Ducks and Huskies, This Season’s Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 1-3. All-Time Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 75-199 (won 7 of last 8 games in Seattle vs. ranked foes). Last Win Over a Ranked Opponent: UW 88, #12 LSU 72 (12/20/06, Seattle)


Press Notes

The Stanford men’s basketball team (12-5, 4-3 Pac-10) return home to face #25 USC (15-5, 5-2 Pac-10). USC enters Thursday contest with a 15-5 overall record, 5-2 in league play and are on a two-game winning streak.  The Trojans have held 16 opponents under 40 percent shooting from the field and lead the league allowing a low of 35.4 percent for the year. Over the last five games, the Trojans are shooting 39-of-80 (.488) from three-point range. The Cardinal are 7-3 in the friendly confines of Maples this year, shooting .456 from the floor. They are averaging 69.2 ppg and 39.1 rebounds . The Cardinal are winning by an average of 5.1 points and shooting .622 from the free throw line. With a 5-1 record in games decided by five points or less, the Cardinal have proven themselves to be a tough foe in the close game.


Press Notes

The University of Denver (3-16, 2-7) men’s basketball team heads to Troy, Ala., to face the Troy Trojans (8-12, 3-6) on Thursday. Troy enters Thursday’s contest tied for fifth in the Sun Belt’s Eastern Division after losing to New Orleans at home and Louisiana-Lafayette on the road last week.

Wisconsin Milwaukee-Detroit

Press Notes

UWM now holds a 14-13 edge in the series with Detroit thanks to its win earlier this year. The Panthers have now won 10 of the last 11 meetings in the series, including a number of memorable games. UWM pulled out a 59-58 win in the 2005 league title game, while last year’s meeting in Detroit saw the Panthers overcome a 10-point deficit in the final four minutes. Milwaukee has also won four-straight games in Detroit after losing in its first seven contests Swiggett had started 12 of the first 17 games of this season, averaging 5.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. A true freshman from Chester, Pa., and Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., Swiggett was the first true freshman to start a game for the Panthers since the 2001-02 Calihan Hall. Thursday’s trip to Detroit comes right in the midst of a decent stretch of home games for the Panthers, who will be spending much of the month of February on the road. Milwaukee has played its last two games at home and will return home for games Saturday with UW-Green Bay and Monday against Cleveland State. But, after that, UWM has just one more home game remaining - a Feb. 14 contest with Loyola. In the meantime, the Panthers will continue to try to find their stride on the road, where they are just 1-9 this season. But, trouble on the road is nothing new for teams in the Horizon League. In league play, the road team is just 10-22 this season. Meanwhile, Horizon League teams overall have compiled a 19-64 road record. Charlie Swiggett tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at practice Jan. 8 and is scheduled for surgery to repair the injury Thursday.

Samford-Tennessee Martin

Press Notes

Samford (11-8, 8-2 OVC) heads into Thursday’s contest as the second-place team in the conference standings. The Bulldogs are in the midst of a two-game winning streak and are coming off a pair of key home victories over Morehead State, 66-53, and Eastern Kentucky, 55-46. The Bulldogs take their winning ways on the road this week against Tennessee-Martin and Austin Peay. Samford owns a 3-2 OVC road record this season, but has a 4-8 mark in games played away from Birmingham. Tennessee-Martin (5-16, 3-8 OVC) enters Thursday’s matchup in the midst of a three-game losing streak. The Skyhawks have been defeated in nine of their previous 11 contests and are currently the 10th-place team in the OVC. Tennessee-Martin’s three conference wins this season have occurred in games against Jacksonville State, 70-69, Tennessee State, 73-65, and Eastern Illinois, 67-43. The Skyhawks are currently the last-place team in the OVC in 3-point field goal percentage (30.7), turnover margin (-2.14), blocked shots (1.14 pg) and assist/turnover ratio (0.7). Samford owns a 6-1 all-time record against Tennessee-Martin.

The Bulldogs have been victorious in their previous six games of the rivalry, including a 55-41 win earlier this season (Jan. 4). In the victory, Samford limited the Skyhawks to their lowest scoring total of the 2006-07 campaign. Samford’s lone loss in the all-time series was a 75-59 defeat in Martin, Tenn., on Dec. 5, 1992. The Bulldogs are 2-1 when playing on the road against the Skyhawks. The Bulldogs are currently ranked among the top-10 teams in the nation in two statistical categories and are ranked in the top-50 in an additional two categories. This week, Samford is listed as the No. 4 team in the country in fewest turnovers per game (10.7) and is also No. 5 in fewest personal fouls per game (14.2). Additionally, the Bulldogs are ranked No. 36 in scoring defense (61.0 ppg) and No. 50 in 3-point field goals per game (7.9).



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