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    Saturday’s six-pack

    — Last five years, NFL underdogs coming off their bye week are 38-32 vs the spread.

    — Last five years, NFL favorites of 7+ points coming off a bye are 9-8-2 vs spread.

    — Drew Pomeranz left Friday night’s start with back spasms. Max Scherzer was scratched from his start at San Diego with another neck issue.

    — Mets traded Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers after Friday’s loss.

    — Angels’ rain delay in Baltimore last night was their first of the season.

    — DL happenings:
    Cardinals put Adam Wainwright (elbow) on the DL
    Cubs put Jon Lester (shoulder) and Justin Grimm (finger) on the DL
    Twins put OF Robbie Grossman (thumb) on the DL
    Nationals put Max Scherzer (neck) on the DL

    ************************************************** ******************************************
    Saturday’s List of 13: Clearing out a cluttered mind……..

    13) Rashard Davis returned punts for the Eagles Thursday night; the free agent from James Madison was signed earlier this week.

    Last Saturday, while the chaos in Charlottesville was going on, Davis was working as a waiter in a restaurant in Charlottesville near the park where the mayhem with the statue of Robert E Lee occurred. He was hiding from his boss in the restaurant as he took calls from his agent updating him on the Eagles’ deal.

    One day you’re a waiter, the next day you’re playing ball on national TV. Pretty cool.

    12) Something to think about when college football kicks off next weekend; only one of the last 19 national champs lost a non-conference game, Ohio State in 2014 (to Virginia Tech).

    11) There were 345 replay reviews in the NFL last year, the fewest since 2009, and 70 less than in 2015.

    10) 130 free agents changed teams in the NFL this offseason, also the fewest since 2009.

    9) Bill Belichick’s coaching record: 263-125
    Tom Brady won-loss record: 208-61
    Belichick’s record without Brady: 55-64

    8) Baltimore Ravens play in London in Week 3, but they don’t have the usual bye the next week- they host their rival, the Steelers. Ravens don’t have their bye until Week 10.

    7) Penn State gave coach James Franklin a 6-year contract extension, worth $34.3M. Franklin is 25-15 at PSU, 14-11 in league games, 1-2 in bowl games; Nittany Lions were 11-3 last year.

    6) Jacksonville kicker Jason Myers struggled in Thursday night’s loss to Tampa Bay, now they’re bringing in Dan Carpenter to compete with Myers. Maybe it is contagious; Jacksonville lost to the Buccaneers Thursday, who just fired their kicker last weekend.

    5) Le’Veon Bell’s agent had an agreement with the Steelers on a contract back in mid-July, but Bell nixed the deal at the last minute. Not sure if that was a great move by him.

    4) Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez is being sued by his old agents for $230,250; he fired them a couple of years ago, but they say he didn’t pay them enough. Rodriguez agreed to pay them 10% of the money he made from CBS Sports Network, 4% of his money from Arizona.

    Rodriguez is a good dude; I have no idea about this lawsuit, but when he left CBS to coach at Arizona, the crew at CBS left his chair empty for their first show without him, thats how much they thought of him.

    3) During the Blue Jays-Cubs game Friday, the Cubs’ roving reporter interviewed hockey star Patrick Sharp, who was sitting in the stands. Sharp grew up rooting for the Jays, but he tried to be political saying which team he was rooting for.

    2) Not the best week to be a statue, eh? Except for the home run sculpture in Miami, which Dade County says can’t be taken out of Marlins Park.

    1) Some good news for Marlins’ fans; David Samson is out as team president. This is a guy who was president of a baseball team who went on Survivor during baseball season— he was the first person voted out on Survivor.

    At one point, he was Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria’s stepson. Now the Marlins are rid of Loria and Samson, and they’re much better off.

  • #2
    SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 19, 2017
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    8:00 PM Atlanta Dream Dallas Wings College Park Center

    SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY AUGUST 20, 2017

    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    3:00 PM Minnesota Lynx New York Liberty Madison Square Garden
    3:00 PM Phoenix Mercury Connecticut Sun Mohegan Sun Arena
    5:00 PM Washington Mystics Indiana Fever Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    6:00 PM Seattle Storm Chicago Sky Allstate Arena

    SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY AUGUST 22, 2017

    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    8:00 PM Phoenix Mercury Minnesota Lynx Target Center
    10:30 PM San Antonio Stars Los Angeles Sparks Staples Center

    SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23, 2017
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    7:00 PM Dallas Wings Connecticut Sun Mohegan Sun Arena
    7:00 PM New York Liberty Indiana Fever Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    7:00 PM Seattle Storm Atlanta Dream McCamish Pavilion

    SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY AUGUST 24, 2017
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    9:00 PM Los Angeles Sparks Phoenix Mercury Talking Stick Resort Arena

    SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY AUGUST 25, 2017

    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    7:00 PM Chicago Sky Connecticut Sun Mohegan Sun Arena
    7:30 PM Washington Mystics New York Liberty Madison Square Garden
    8:00 PM Minnesota Lynx San Antonio Stars AT&T Center

    Updated Sat Aug 19 1:04 AM EDT

    *****************************

    LEAGUE STANDINGS

    Rank Team W L PCT GB CONF HOME ROAD L-10 STREAK


    #1 Minnesota Lynx - x22 5 0.815 - 11-2 12-2 10-3 7-3 W 1

    #2 Los Angeles Sparks - x21 8 0.724 2 9-4 12-1 9-7 7-3 W 2

    #3 Connecticut Sun - x18 10 0.643 4.5 9-5 10-4 8-6 7-3 L 1

    #4 New York Liberty16 12 0.571 6.5 8-5 9-4 7-8 7-3 W 4

    #5 Washington Mystics16 12 0.571 6.5 11-2 10-4 6-8 6-4 L 2

    #6 Phoenix Mercury15 13 0.536 7.5 6-7 7-7 8-6 4-6 W 1

    #7 Seattle Storm13 16 0.448 10 8-7 10-6 3-10 4-6 W 3

    #8 Dallas Wings13 16 0.448 10 7-9 9-6 4-10 4-6 L 2

    #9 Chicago Sky11 17 0.393 11.5 5-9 4-10 7-7 5-5 L 1

    #10 Atlanta Dream10 19 0.345 13 4-11 7-8 3-11 1-9 L 8

    #11 Indiana Fever9 20 0.310 14 4-9 6-7 3-13 2-8 L 3

    #12 San Antonio Stars - o7 23 0.233 16.5 1-13 6-10 1-13 5-5 L 1

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    • #3
      WNBA August Record: Best Bets ( BASED ON 5 UNITS )

      DATE W-L-T % UNITS

      08/18/2017..............4-5-0............44.44%.....................-7.50
      08/16/2017..............2-2-0............50.00%.....................-1.00
      08/15/2017..............2-0-0...........100.00%..................+10.00
      08/13/2017..............2-0-0...........100.00%..................+10.00
      08/12/2017..............5-3-0.............62.50%...................+8.50
      08/11/2017..............1-3-0.............25.00%...................-1150
      08/10/2017..............1-3-0.............25.00%...................-1150
      08/08/2017..............3-3-0..............50.00%...................-1.50
      08/06/2017..............4-2-0..............66.67%..................+9.00
      08/05/2017..............3-1-0..............75.00%..................+9.50
      08/04/2017..............4-6-0..............40.00%..................-13.00
      08/03/2017..............0-2-0................0.00%..................-11.00


      Totals...................31 - 30 - 0...........50.81%..................-10.00


      DATE.......................ATS................TOTA L............OU................TOTAL

      08/18/2017..............2 - 3..........- 6.50...........2 - 2................- 1.00
      08/16/2017..............1 - 1..........- 0.50...........1 - 1.................- 0.50
      08/15/2017..............1 - 0..........+ 5.00..........1 - 0................+ 5.00
      08/13/2017..............1 - 0..........+ 5.00..........1 -0.................+ 5.00
      08/12/2017..............2 - 2..........- 1.00...........3 - 1................+ 9.50
      08/11/2017..............1 - 1..........- 0.50...........0 - 2................- 11.00
      08/10/2017..............0 - 2..........- 11.00..........1 - 1.................- 0.50
      08/08/2017..............3 - 0...........+15.00........0 - 3.................- 16.50
      08/06/2017..............2 - 1...........+ 4.50.........2 - 1.................+ 4.50
      08/05/2017..............2 - 0...........+10.00........1 - 1...................- 0.50
      08/04/2017..............3 - 2............+ 4.00........1 - 4..................-17.00
      08/03/2017..............0 - 1.............- 5.50........0 - 1...................- 5.50


      Totals.................18 - 12 - 0........+ 18.50.........12 - 17.................-28.50

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      • #4
        Saturday’s six-pack

        — Last five years, NFL underdogs coming off their bye week are 38-32 vs the spread.

        — Last five years, NFL favorites of 7+ points coming off a bye are 9-8-2 vs spread.

        — Drew Pomeranz left Friday night’s start with back spasms. Max Scherzer was scratched from his start at San Diego with another neck issue.

        — Mets traded Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers after Friday’s loss.

        — Angels’ rain delay in Baltimore last night was their first of the season.

        — DL happenings:
        Cardinals put Adam Wainwright (elbow) on the DL
        Cubs put Jon Lester (shoulder) and Justin Grimm (finger) on the DL
        Twins put OF Robbie Grossman (thumb) on the DL
        Nationals put Max Scherzer (neck) on the DL

        *************************

        Saturday’s List of 13: Clearing out a cluttered mind……..

        13) Rashard Davis returned punts for the Eagles Thursday night; the free agent from James Madison was signed earlier this week.

        Last Saturday, while the chaos in Charlottesville was going on, Davis was working as a waiter in a restaurant in Charlottesville near the park where the mayhem with the statue of Robert E Lee occurred. He was hiding from his boss in the restaurant as he took calls from his agent updating him on the Eagles’ deal.

        One day you’re a waiter, the next day you’re playing ball on national TV. Pretty cool.

        12) Something to think about when college football kicks off next weekend; only one of the last 19 national champs lost a non-conference game, Ohio State in 2014 (to Virginia Tech).

        11) There were 345 replay reviews in the NFL last year, the fewest since 2009, and 70 less than in 2015.

        10) 130 free agents changed teams in the NFL this offseason, also the fewest since 2009.

        9) Bill Belichick’s coaching record: 263-125
        Tom Brady won-loss record: 208-61
        Belichick’s record without Brady: 55-64

        8) Baltimore Ravens play in London in Week 3, but they don’t have the usual bye the next week- they host their rival, the Steelers. Ravens don’t have their bye until Week 10.

        7) Penn State gave coach James Franklin a 6-year contract extension, worth $34.3M. Franklin is 25-15 at PSU, 14-11 in league games, 1-2 in bowl games; Nittany Lions were 11-3 last year.

        6) Jacksonville kicker Jason Myers struggled in Thursday night’s loss to Tampa Bay, now they’re bringing in Dan Carpenter to compete with Myers. Maybe it is contagious; Jacksonville lost to the Buccaneers Thursday, who just fired their kicker last weekend.

        5) Le’Veon Bell’s agent had an agreement with the Steelers on a contract back in mid-July, but Bell nixed the deal at the last minute. Not sure if that was a great move by him.

        4) Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez is being sued by his old agents for $230,250; he fired them a couple of years ago, but they say he didn’t pay them enough. Rodriguez agreed to pay them 10% of the money he made from CBS Sports Network, 4% of his money from Arizona.

        Rodriguez is a good dude; I have no idea about this lawsuit, but when he left CBS to coach at Arizona, the crew at CBS left his chair empty for their first show without him, thats how much they thought of him.

        3) During the Blue Jays-Cubs game Friday, the Cubs’ roving reporter interviewed hockey star Patrick Sharp, who was sitting in the stands. Sharp grew up rooting for the Jays, but he tried to be political saying which team he was rooting for.

        2) Not the best week to be a statue, eh? Except for the home run sculpture in Miami, which Dade County says can’t be taken out of Marlins Park.

        1) Some good news for Marlins’ fans; David Samson is out as team president. This is a guy who was president of a baseball team who went on Survivor during baseball season— he was the first person voted out on Survivor.

        At one point, he was Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria’s stepson. Now the Marlins are rid of Loria and Samson, and they’re much better off.

        Comment


        • #5
          WNBA
          Long Sheet

          Saturday, August 19


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          ATLANTA (10 - 19) at DALLAS (13 - 16) - 8/19/2017, 8:00 PM
          Top Trends for this game.
          ATLANTA is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in August or September games this season.
          ATLANTA is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in road games when playing with 3 or more days rest over the last 3 seasons.
          ATLANTA is 5-15 ATS (-11.5 Units) in road games versus poor defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.
          ATLANTA is 7-14 ATS (-8.4 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game this season.
          DALLAS is 26-37 ATS (-14.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
          DALLAS is 10-21 ATS (-13.1 Units) against Eastern conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
          DALLAS is 9-20 ATS (-13.0 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
          DALLAS is 10-21 ATS (-13.1 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
          DALLAS is 22-35 ATS (-16.5 Units) after allowing 75 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
          DALLAS is 17-31 ATS (-17.1 Units) after scoring 75 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
          DALLAS is 5-13 ATS (-9.3 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record after 15+ games after 15+ games over the last 2 seasons.
          DALLAS is 7-18 ATS (-12.8 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game after 15+ games over the last 2 seasons.
          DALLAS is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game after 15+ games over the last 2 seasons.

          Head-to-Head Series History
          ATLANTA is 5-2 against the spread versus DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
          ATLANTA is 5-2 straight up against DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
          7 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

          --------------------------------------------------------------------------------




          WNBA

          Saturday, August 19


          ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Trend Report
          ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

          8:00 PM
          ATLANTA vs. DALLAS
          The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games when playing on the road against Dallas
          Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
          Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
          Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games


          ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

          WNBA

          Saturday, August 19



          Atlanta @ Dallas

          Game 667-668
          August 19, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

          Dunkel Rating:
          Atlanta
          103.526
          Dallas
          111.096
          Dunkel Team:
          Dunkel Line:
          Dunkel Total:
          Dallas
          by 7 1/2
          182
          Vegas Team:
          Vegas Line:
          Vegas Total:
          Dallas
          by 5
          172
          Dunkel Pick:
          Dallas
          (-5); Over

          Comment


          • #6
            SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

            GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS

            ATL at DAL 08:00 PM

            DAL -5.5

            O 172.0

            Comment


            • #7
              Glory leads Wings past Dream, 90-86
              August 19, 2017


              ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Glory Johnson had 23 points and 13 rebounds and the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 90-86 on Saturday night.

              Skylar Diggins-Smith added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Theresa Plaisance had 12 points and 10 rebounds to help Dallas (14-16) end a two-game losing streak. Atlanta (10-20) has dropped nine straight.

              Tiffany Hayes made a pair of free throws with six left for Atlanta, and Allisha Gray iced it by making one of two free throws with five seconds left. Hayes led the Dream with 22 points.

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              • #8
                SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY AUGUST 20, 2017
                Time (ET) Away Home Site
                3:00 PM Minnesota Lynx New York Liberty Madison Square Garden
                3:00 PM Phoenix Mercury Connecticut Sun Mohegan Sun Arena
                5:00 PM Washington Mystics Indiana Fever Bankers Life Fieldhouse
                6:00 PM Seattle Storm Chicago Sky Allstate Arena

                SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY AUGUST 22, 2017

                Time (ET) Away Home Site
                8:00 PM Phoenix Mercury Minnesota Lynx Target Center
                10:30 PM San Antonio Stars Los Angeles Sparks Staples Center

                SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23, 2017

                Time (ET) Away Home Site
                7:00 PM Dallas Wings Connecticut Sun Mohegan Sun Arena
                7:00 PM New York Liberty Indiana Fever Bankers Life Fieldhouse
                7:00 PM Seattle Storm Atlanta Dream McCamish Pavilion

                SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY AUGUST 24, 2017

                Time (ET) Away Home Site
                9:00 PM Los Angeles Sparks Phoenix Mercury Talking Stick Resort Arena

                SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY AUGUST 25, 2017

                Time (ET) Away Home Site
                7:00 PM Chicago Sky Connecticut Sun Mohegan Sun Arena
                7:30 PM Washington Mystics New York Liberty Madison Square Garden
                8:00 PM Minnesota Lynx San Antonio Stars AT&T Center

                Updated Sat Aug 19 11:04 PM EDT


                **************************

                Standings

                EASTERN CONFERENCE

                Team Win Loss Percent GB Home Away Conf. Last 10 Streak


                Connecticut Sun 18 10 0.643 0 10-4 8-6 9-5 7-3 L-1

                New York Liberty 16 12 0.571 2 9-4 7-8 8-5 7-3 W-4

                Washington Mystics 16 12 0.571 2 10-4 6-8 11-2 6-4 L-2

                Chicago Sky 11 17 0.393 7 4-10 7-7 5-9 5-5 L-1

                Atlanta Dream 10 19 0.345 8 7-8 3-11 4-11 1-9 L-8

                Indiana Fever 9 20 0.310 9 6-7 3-13 4-9 2-8 L-3


                WESTERN CONFERENCE

                Team Win Loss Percent GB Home Away Conf. Last 10 Streak


                Minnesota Lynx 22 5 0.815 0 12-2 10-3 11-2 7-3 W-1

                Los Angeles Sparks 21 8 0.724 2 12-1 9-7 9-4 7-3 W-2

                Phoenix Mercury 15 13 0.536 7 7-7 8-6 6-7 4-6 W-1

                Seattle Storm 13 16 0.448 10 10-6 3-10 8-7 4-6 W-3

                Dallas Wings 13 16 0.448 10 9-6 4-10 7-9 4-6 L-2

                San Antonio Stars 7 23 0.233 16 6-10 1-13 1-13 5-5 L-1


                Updated Sat Aug 19 11:36 PM EDT

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                • #9
                  WNBA August Record: Best Bets ( BASED ON 5 UNITS )

                  DATE W-L-T % UNITS

                  08/19/2017..............1-1-0............50.00%.....................-0.50
                  08/18/2017..............4-5-0............44.44%.....................-7.50
                  08/16/2017..............2-2-0............50.00%.....................-1.00
                  08/15/2017..............2-0-0...........100.00%..................+10.00
                  08/13/2017..............2-0-0...........100.00%..................+10.00
                  08/12/2017..............5-3-0.............62.50%...................+8.50
                  08/11/2017..............1-3-0.............25.00%...................-1150
                  08/10/2017..............1-3-0.............25.00%...................-1150
                  08/08/2017..............3-3-0..............50.00%...................-1.50
                  08/06/2017..............4-2-0..............66.67%..................+9.00
                  08/05/2017..............3-1-0..............75.00%..................+9.50
                  08/04/2017..............4-6-0..............40.00%..................-13.00
                  08/03/2017..............0-2-0................0.00%..................-11.00


                  Totals...................32 - 31 - 0...........50.79%....................-9.50


                  DATE.......................ATS................TOTA L............OU................TOTAL

                  08/19/2017..............0 - 1...........-5.50...........1 - 0................+ 5.00
                  08/18/2017..............2 - 3..........- 6.50...........2 - 2................- 1.00
                  08/16/2017..............1 - 1..........- 0.50...........1 - 1.................- 0.50
                  08/15/2017..............1 - 0..........+ 5.00..........1 - 0................+ 5.00
                  08/13/2017..............1 - 0..........+ 5.00..........1 -0.................+ 5.00
                  08/12/2017..............2 - 2..........- 1.00...........3 - 1................+ 9.50
                  08/11/2017..............1 - 1..........- 0.50...........0 - 2................- 11.00
                  08/10/2017..............0 - 2..........- 11.00..........1 - 1.................- 0.50
                  08/08/2017..............3 - 0...........+15.00........0 - 3.................- 16.50
                  08/06/2017..............2 - 1...........+ 4.50.........2 - 1.................+ 4.50
                  08/05/2017..............2 - 0...........+10.00........1 - 1...................- 0.50
                  08/04/2017..............3 - 2............+ 4.00........1 - 4..................-17.00
                  08/03/2017..............0 - 1.............- 5.50........0 - 1...................- 5.50


                  Totals.................18 - 13 - 0........+ 13.00.........13 - 17.................-23.50

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    WNBA
                    Long Sheet

                    Sunday, August 20


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                    MINNESOTA (22 - 5) at NEW YORK (16 - 12) - 8/20/2017, 3:00 PM
                    Top Trends for this game.
                    NEW YORK is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
                    NEW YORK is 13-6 ATS (+6.4 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game this season.
                    MINNESOTA is 8-2 ATS (+5.8 Units) in road games after scoring 75 points or more this season.
                    MINNESOTA is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in road games versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game this season.

                    Head-to-Head Series History
                    NEW YORK is 4-3 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
                    MINNESOTA is 4-3 straight up against NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
                    4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

                    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    PHOENIX (15 - 13) at CONNECTICUT (18 - 10) - 8/20/2017, 3:00 PM
                    Top Trends for this game.
                    CONNECTICUT is 18-10 ATS (+7.0 Units) in all games this season.
                    CONNECTICUT is 21-11 ATS (+8.9 Units) against Western conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
                    CONNECTICUT is 10-3 ATS (+6.7 Units) after a division game this season.
                    CONNECTICUT is 21-11 ATS (+8.9 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
                    CONNECTICUT is 15-7 ATS (+7.3 Units) after allowing 75 points or more this season.
                    CONNECTICUT is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) after a loss by 10 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
                    CONNECTICUT is 29-16 ATS (+11.4 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.
                    CONNECTICUT is 30-15 ATS (+13.5 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game over the last 2 seasons.
                    PHOENIX is 32-14 ATS (+16.6 Units) in road games after 3 or more consecutive overs since 1997.

                    Head-to-Head Series History
                    CONNECTICUT is 5-1 against the spread versus PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
                    CONNECTICUT is 3-3 straight up against PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
                    4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

                    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    WASHINGTON (16 - 12) at INDIANA (9 - 20) - 8/20/2017, 5:00 PM
                    Top Trends for this game.
                    WASHINGTON is 308-364 ATS (-92.4 Units) in all games since 1997.
                    WASHINGTON is 21-39 ATS (-21.9 Units) in road games on Sunday games since 1997.
                    WASHINGTON is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) as a favorite this season.

                    Head-to-Head Series History
                    WASHINGTON is 8-3 against the spread versus INDIANA over the last 3 seasons
                    WASHINGTON is 8-3 straight up against INDIANA over the last 3 seasons
                    7 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

                    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    SEATTLE (13 - 16) at CHICAGO (11 - 17) - 8/20/2017, 6:00 PM
                    Top Trends for this game.
                    SEATTLE is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) against Eastern conference opponents this season.
                    SEATTLE is 74-105 ATS (-41.5 Units) in road games after a division game since 1997.
                    SEATTLE is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) in non-conference games this season.
                    SEATTLE is 7-14 ATS (-8.4 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game this season.
                    CHICAGO is 14-26 ATS (-14.6 Units) in home games after allowing 75 points or more over the last 3 seasons.

                    Head-to-Head Series History
                    CHICAGO is 4-2 against the spread versus SEATTLE over the last 3 seasons
                    CHICAGO is 5-1 straight up against SEATTLE over the last 3 seasons
                    5 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

                    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------




                    WNBA

                    Sunday, August 20


                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Trend Report
                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    3:00 PM
                    MINNESOTA vs. NEW YORK
                    Minnesota is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing New York
                    Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New York
                    New York is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
                    The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 9 games when playing Minnesota

                    3:00 PM
                    PHOENIX vs. CONNECTICUT
                    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
                    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Connecticut
                    The total has gone OVER in 11 of Connecticut's last 15 games when playing Phoenix
                    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games when playing Phoenix

                    5:00 PM
                    WASHINGTON vs. INDIANA
                    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana
                    Washington is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
                    Indiana is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Washington
                    Indiana is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington

                    6:00 PM
                    SEATTLE vs. CHICAGO
                    Seattle is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago
                    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Seattle's last 12 games on the road
                    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
                    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing at home against Seattle

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                    WNBA
                    Dunkel

                    Sunday, August 20



                    Seattle @ Chicago

                    Game 675-676
                    August 20, 2017 @ 6:05 pm

                    Dunkel Rating:
                    Seattle
                    113.645
                    Chicago
                    109.054
                    Dunkel Team:
                    Dunkel Line:
                    Dunkel Total:
                    Seattle
                    by 4 1/2
                    157
                    Vegas Team:
                    Vegas Line:
                    Vegas Total:
                    Chicago
                    by 2
                    168 1/2
                    Dunkel Pick:
                    Seattle
                    (+2); Under

                    Washington @ Indiana


                    Game 673-674
                    August 20, 2017 @ 5:05 pm

                    Dunkel Rating:
                    Washington
                    106.049
                    Indiana
                    104.859
                    Dunkel Team:
                    Dunkel Line:
                    Dunkel Total:
                    Washington
                    by 1
                    164
                    Vegas Team:
                    Vegas Line:
                    Vegas Total:
                    Washington
                    by 3 1/2
                    159 1/2
                    Dunkel Pick:
                    Indiana
                    (+3 1/2); Over

                    Phoenix @ Connecticut


                    Game 671-672
                    August 20, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

                    Dunkel Rating:
                    Phoenix
                    108.018
                    Connecticut
                    117.897
                    Dunkel Team:
                    Dunkel Line:
                    Dunkel Total:
                    Connecticut
                    by 10
                    176
                    Vegas Team:
                    Vegas Line:
                    Vegas Total:
                    Connecticut
                    by 4 1/2
                    171
                    Dunkel Pick:
                    Connecticut
                    (-4 1/2); Over

                    Minnesota @ New York


                    Game 669-670
                    August 20, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

                    Dunkel Rating:
                    Minnesota
                    121.824
                    New York
                    113.412
                    Dunkel Team:
                    Dunkel Line:
                    Dunkel Total:
                    Minnesota
                    by 7 1/2
                    157
                    Vegas Team:
                    Vegas Line:
                    Vegas Total:
                    Minnesota
                    by 5
                    158
                    Dunkel Pick:
                    Minnesota
                    (-5); Under

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                    • #11
                      Preview: Lynx (22-5) at Liberty (16-12)
                      Date: August 20, 2017 3:00 PM EDT


                      New York seems to have finally found its groove.

                      After a little bit of a hiccup, Minnesota seems to have righted the ship.

                      And now the WNBA has a juicy Sunday matchup when the Lynx invade Madison Square Garden to take on the suddenly invincible Liberty, who have won four straight.

                      The Lynx won the first two meetings between the two this season.

                      Minnesota won at the Garden in a blowout on May 18 when all five starters scored in double figures.

                      On July 25, the Lynx held on for a 76-75 win in St. Paul, Minn. Maya Moore dropped in 27 points, but it was Lindsey Whalen who hit the game-winning shot.

                      The Liberty won't have to deal with 14-year veteran Whalen this time around. She'll be out for at least another two weeks after having surgery to repair a broken bone in her left hand two weeks ago.

                      Renee Montgomery replaced the Lynx floor general, and understands how important Whalen is to the team's success.

                      "I ask her every day, 'Man, is your hand healed yet? You ready to come back?'" Montgomery told the Minneapolis Star Tribune with a laugh, as she prepared last Monday for a second week as the interim starter. "We're a different team (without her)."

                      The Lynx struggled in Whalen's absence, winning once in four games. But Friday against Indiana, the Lynx put on a show that might never be repeated in a pro basketball game.

                      Minnesota (22-5) scored 37 straight points on its way to a 59-point victory. At one point, the Fever went scoreless for 11 minutes. The margin of victory was the highest in league history.

                      After scoring 61 points on Wednesday in a loss to the Seattle Storm, the Lynx lit up the scoreboard for 68 first-half points. And after suffering consecutive losses for the first time this season, Minnesota was ready to respond to its first taste of adversity this season.

                      "Our coaching staff challenged us, and we challenged ourselves as leaders," Moore told reporters. "This was truly a team win. It's something that will remind us of what we can be when we're all together and locked in."

                      The Liberty is coming off an impressive win as well after taking down the Connecticut Sun, the top team in the Eastern Conference.

                      After some midseason tinkering with his lineup, coach Bill Laimbeer is seeing the fruitions of hard work. The Liberty (16-12) have won four in a row and still have a shot at overtaking the Sun for the top spot in the East.

                      With six games remaining in the regular season, New York (along with Washington) is just two games behind Connecticut.

                      Before the Liberty and Lynx last met, one team -- Minnesota -- was trending upward while New York was scuffling.

                      Liberty star Tina Charles wasn't too worried, saying that time was on New York's side.

                      "We know we're a good team," Charles said. "At times, it's just we still have to figure it out.

                      "A lot of teams are able to figure it out at the beginning of the season, they have experience like in Minnesota and L.A., and then you have teams that are still figuring it out along the way and that's where we are."

                      Well, it looks like the Liberty figured things out and the Sun might be hearing footsteps after dropping an 82-70 decision on Friday to New York. The Sun had won 12 of 14 games until Charles poured in 24 points to end Connecticut's eight-game home winning streak.

                      Charles, the former University of Connecticut star, registered 18 first-half points as the two teams matched bucket-for-bucket. Not bad considering she almost didn't play.

                      "Tina Charles, we didn't think she was going to play tonight," New York coach Bill Laimbeer told the Hartford Courant. "She had a little bit of back spasms, and as of (Thursday), she was not going to play.

                      "(Friday) she said, 'I don't think so,' and then she said 'OK' and she played a phenomenal basketball game."

                      New York held the Sun to 34.3 percent field-goal shooting. The Liberty will need that kind of performance on Sunday against the Lynx. Against Indiana, Minnesota shot 59.2 percent from the field.


                      WNB HEAD TO HEAD


                      Jul 25, 2017 Score ATS Results
                      NEW 75 Cover: 11
                      MIN « 76 Under: 151
                      Tools: Recaps

                      May 18, 2017 Score ATS Results
                      MIN « 90 Cover: 14
                      NEW 71 Over: 161
                      Tools: Recaps

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                      • #12
                        Preview: Mercury (15-13) at Sun (18-10)
                        Date: August 20, 2017 3:00 PM EDT


                        It was just two weeks ago that the Connecticut Sun edged the visiting Phoenix Mercury despite 33 points by returning hometown hero Diana Taurasi.

                        Center Brittney Griner didn't play for the Mercury in that game.

                        She is back now, having played two games since returning from injury and has combined with Taurasi to lead the Mercury into the Mohegan Sun Arena for a quick rematch Sunday in Uncasville, Conn.

                        Griner, who missed eight games with knee and ankle injuries, returned with 19 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots in 21 minutes in a home loss to the Seattle Storm. Then, she had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Taurasi scored 14 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter as the Mercury opened a three-game road trip with a win at Washington.

                        Taurasi, who had the big night against the Sun in her recent visit, registered her 200th 20-point game at Washington as the Mercury (15-13) moved closer to clinching a playoff spot. Currently sixth in the overall standings, their magic number to clinch dropped to three with the win in Washington.

                        The Sun (18-10), who have already clinched their first playoff berth since 2012, had a pair of winning streaks snapped in Friday night's home loss to the surging New York Liberty. That ended Connecticut's six-game overall winning streak and its run of eight wins in a row in Uncasville.

                        "We're disappointed, but that game is so good for us," said Sun coach Curt Miller. "I can't begin to tell you how good that game is going to be for us in the long run. Tonight's game took on a playoff feel and the physicality that we knew was going to be in this game and the intensity from each and every possession was the best simulation we could possibly have for a playoff game.

                        "For our young team to understand the grind that the playoffs are going to be and not the 100-point games that you sometimes get during the regular season, tonight's game is going to go a long, long way for us."

                        Six Sun players reached double figures in the Aug. 4 win over the Mercury.

                        The teams meet again, in Arizona on Sept. 1, as the Sun close out the regular season with a trip to Phoenix and Los Angeles.

                        Jonquel Jones, the league's leading rebounder (11.6), who will be matched up with Griner in the paint Sunday, saw her run of double-doubles end at seven Friday. Foul trouble limited the reigning Eastern Conference player of the week to 11 points and nine rebounds in 23-plus minutes. Jasmine Thomas cleared the 2,000-point mark in the loss.

                        The Sun, leading the league in scoring, went just 4 of 21 from 3-point range and 18 of 28 from the foul line in losing for a second straight time to the Liberty.

                        Griner, who leads the league in scoring (21.7) and is eighth in rebounding (8.2), had her sixth double-double of the season at Washington.

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                        • #13
                          Preview: Mystics (16-12) at Fever (9-20)
                          Date: August 20, 2017 5:00 PM EDT


                          The Washington Mystics will try to complete a four-game season sweep over the Indiana Fever when the teams meet for the final time of the regular season Sunday evening in Indianapolis.

                          Washington (16-12) has won its first three matchups with the Fever by a combined total of 52 points, or an average of 17.3 points per game.

                          The Mystics are in contention to make the playoffs for the fourth time in the past five seasons and cannot afford to stumble down the stretch.

                          However, the Mystics have encountered adversity in recent weeks. Star forward Elena Delle Donne has been out since July 30 because of surgery to repair a torn ligament in her left thumb, and guard Tayler Hill is out for the rest of the season because of a torn ACL in her right knee.

                          Washington has lost back-to-back games and will try to avoid its second three-game losing streak of the year. The Mystics are coming off a 95-62 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks on Wednesday.

                          "We have to stay positive, we have to stay together," Washington guard Ivory Latta said to the team's official website. "That's the main thing. Going through these ups and downs, we've got to stay together as a team. We've got to go out there and continue to fight hard for each other.

                          "It's going to work out for us. We may not see it right now, but we've got to go to Indiana and play a really good team. ... We've just got to bring that energy and bring that passion."

                          Indiana (9-20) will look to play the role of spoiler now that its postseason hopes are erased. If a bright spot exists for the Fever, it is that they have fared decently well at home with a 6-7 record.

                          The Fever are coming off a record-setting loss to the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night. The big, physical Lynx crushed the Fever for a 59-point win -- the largest margin of victory in WNBA history.

                          "(The Lynx) were able to do anything they wanted after about 90 seconds," Fever coach Pokey Chatman said on the team's official website. "They were hungry. They pounded the ball down low ... and they asserted their will."

                          The remainder of the regular season will not get any easier for Indiana, which will be without guard Tiffany Mitchell because of torn cartilage and a bone bruise in her right knee. Mitchell ranked fourth on the team, averaging 10.3 points in 27 games (nine starts) this season.

                          Indiana has lost three games in a row and eight of the past nine.


                          WNB HEAD TO HEAD

                          Aug 12, 2017 Score ATS Results
                          IND 80 Over: 180
                          WAS « 100 Cover: 11.5
                          Tools: Recaps

                          Jul 14, 2017 Score ATS Results
                          WAS « 72 Cover: 7
                          IND 58 Under: 130
                          Tools: Recaps

                          Jun 11, 2017 Score ATS Results
                          IND 70 Under: 158
                          WAS « 88 Cover: 10
                          Tools: Recaps

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                          • #14
                            Preview: Storm (13-16) at Sky (11-17)
                            Date: August 20, 2017 6:00 PM EDT


                            The Chicago Sky had little time to rest after an exhausting double-overtime loss Friday to the reigning WNBA champion the Los Angeles Sparks.

                            They'll jump right back into action late Sunday afternoon as they host the Seattle Storm at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., in a must-win situation involving the league's eight- and nine-place teams.

                            Friday's 115-106 setback left the Sky (11-17) in ninth place -- 1 1/2 games behind Seattle for the final playoff spot.

                            "We just can't take any steps backward now," Chicago guard Allie Quigley said. "There's not enough time left in the season, so we have to take this as a positive and keep moving forward. If we keep playing like that for the rest of the season, then we'll go 6-0."

                            Chicago rallied from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to force overtime. Los Angeles opened the second overtime with a 7-0 run and never looked back.

                            Quigley continues to lead the Sky in scoring with a 17.3 point average, Courtney Vandersloot is tops in assists (eight per game) while Jessica Breland is leading rebounder with a 6.4 average.

                            Seattle (13-16) is one-half game behind seventh-place Dallas. The Storm have won three straight -- including Wednesday's 62-61 victory over league-leading Minnesota -- since a four-game losing streak.

                            On Friday, Seattle rallied from an 11-point deficit to top San Antonio 79-78, forcing 17 turnovers that resulted in 21 points.

                            "(Interim coach Gary Kloppenburg) is known for his defense, and we've been doing a lot of different things on the defensive end to try to get us going," Storm guard Sue Bird told reporters. "It's not always going to work, but if you stay with it, eventually you'll get some steals, which turned into some easy baskets.'

                            Bird has 2,580 career assists and needs 20 more to become the WNBA's all-time leader.

                            Seattle is 3-0 since Kloppenburg was named interim coach on Aug. 10 after the Storm fired Jenny Boucek, a 14-year WNBA coaching veteran.

                            Forward Breanna Stewart tops Seattle in scoring (20.2 points) and rebounding (8.6) while Bird leads in assists at 6.5.

                            Seattle hosts Atlanta on Wednesday while Chicago is back in action on Friday at Connecticut.

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                            • #15
                              SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

                              GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS

                              MIN at NY 03:00 PM

                              NY +5.0

                              O 158.0


                              PHO at CONN 03:00 PM

                              PHO +4.5

                              O 170.5


                              WAS at IND 05:00 PM

                              WAS -3.5

                              U 159.0


                              SEA at CHI 06:00 PM

                              SEA +2.0

                              U 168.5

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