Long time friend of the site CNOTES, shares his daily views and sports betting tidbits for Friday, January 8th, 2021. Enjoy!
— Wisconsin 80, Indiana 73, 2OT- Hoosiers have lost 18 straight in Madison.
— Gonzaga 86, BYU 68- Zags jumped out to a 23-2 lead.
— Illinois 81, Northwestern 56— Illini was down 43-28 at halftime.
— USC 87, Arizona 73— Trojans had lost 10 in a row in Tucson.
— Cincinnati 76, SMU 69— Bearcats snap a 5-game skid.
— UCLA 81, Arizona State 75 OT— Bruins improve to 4-0 in Pac-12.
Americans who have died from COVID-19: 361,106
PLEASE wear a mask (over your nose/mouth) when you go out.
Quote of the Day
“It is very good news for the city of Seattle that they are thinking of an expansion team. And I was honest with him (Adam Silver). He knows Seattle wants to be at the front of the line. We’re where the team should be. But we will be respecting them as they move forward to their ownership because the [owners], you know, [have] to approve it.”
Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan, on Seattle getting an NBA expansion team
Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley played college ball at Duke; where did he play most of his 5-year NBA career?
The designated hitter came into the American League in 1973.
Michael Jordan was the 3rd pick in the 1984 NBA Draft; Hakeem Olajuwon was taken #1 and Sam Bowie was taken #2
Friday’s Den: Early season trends for each NBA team
It is early in the NBA season, but here are trends to consider for each team:
— Atlanta Hawks lost their last three games, all at home; their last four games stayed under the total. Hawks covered all four of their road games.
— Boston Celtics won three in row, five of last six games; underdogs covered seven of their nine games this season.
— Brooklyn Nets lost four of their last six games; three of their last four games went over.
— Charlotte Hornets lost three of last four games; under is 6-1 in their last seven games.
— Chicago Bulls covered six of last seven games overall, but lost three of four home games SU. Bulls’ last three home games went over the total.
— Cleveland Cavaliers lost four of their last five games; their last six games stayed under.
— Underdogs covered five of seven Dallas gams; four of their last five games stayed under the total.
— Denver Nuggets are 1-4 ATS at home; six of their seven games went over.
— Detroit Pistons are 1-7, but they covered three of last four games. Detroit’s last three games went over the total.
— Golden State Warriors are 4-4, with three losses by 24+ points; they’re 2-4 ATS as underdogs.
— Houston Rockets are 0-3 SU on road; their last three games overall stayed under the total.
— Indiana Pacers are off to a 6-2 start, both SU/ATS; three of their last four games stayed under.
— LA Clippers won/covered three of four road games; they’re 3-2 ATS at home.
— LA Lakers are 2-2 SU at home, 4-0 on road; they’re 4-4 ATS. Lakers’ last six games stayed under the total.
— Memphis Grizzlies lost five of their first seven games; they’re 1-3 SU at home. Five of their last six games stayed under.
— Miami Heat lost both its road games; six of their seven games stayed under the total.
— Milwaukee Bucks won all four home games (3-1 ATS); over is 6-2 in their games.
— Minnesota Timberwolves lost their last five games (1-4 ATS); their last three games went over.
— New Orleans Pelicans split their first eight games SU; last three went over the total, were decided by total of seven points.
— New York Knicks won/covered three in row, five of last six games; their last five games went under the total.
— Oklahoma City is 0-3 SU at home, 3-1 on road; under is 3-1 in their road games.
— Orlando Magic is off to a 6-2 start, 3-0 on road; their last four games stayed under total.
— Philadelphia 76ers won their last five games; they’re 5-3 ATS, 3-2 at home. Under is 3-0 in their road games.
— Phoenix Suns are 6-2 SU/ATS; all four of their road games stayed under total.
— Portland Trailblazers lost three of last four games; they’re 0-3 ATS at home. Blazers are 0-3 SU when they score fewer than 115 points.
— Sacramento Kings lost three of their last four games; four of their last five games went over.
— San Antonio Spurs lost four of their last five games; they’re 3-0 ATS at home.
— Toronto Raptors are 1-6 SU/ATS, 0-4 on road. Last three Toronto games went over.
— Utah Jazz are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games. Three of their last four games went over.
— Washington Wizards are 0-4 ATS at home, 4-0 on road; their last four games went over.