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Old 11-14-2003, 09:48 AM
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Default Friday's basketball Tip Sheet from V.I.

Friday's basketball Tip Sheet
November 14, 2003
Chris David
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**Cavaliers at Celtics**



-- Oddsmakers at Las Vegas Sports Consultants opened Boston as a seven-point favorite, with the total listed at 185.



-- Cleveland (2-6 straight up, 4-4 against the spread) is off a loss Wednesday as a one-point road underdog to Miami, 88-83. The combined 171 points dipped ‘under’ the closing total of 176.



-- The Cavaliers have been road weary this season, going 0-5 SU and 2-3 ATS.



-- This will be the first of back-to-back games for Cleveland before hosting Philadelphia on Saturday.



-- Boston (4-4 SU, 4-4 ATS) lost Wednesday as a 9 1/2-point home favorite against Chicago, 89-82. The combined 171 points never threatened the closing total of 190.



-- The Celtics have won 10 straight contests against the Cavs. The club is 7-2-1 ATS during this stretch.



-- Boston has seen the ‘under’ go 3-0 in its last three contests.



-- Following this contest, the Celtics will travel to New York on Monday.



**Knicks at Nets**



-- New York (2-5 SU, 4-3 ATS) lost its second straight game Tuesday as a two-point road underdog to Cleveland, 94-80.



-- The Knicks are 1-3 SU and 2-2 ATS on the road. The club is averaging 79 PPG away from home, helping the ‘under’ go 4-0.



-- This will be the first of back-to-back games for New York before hosting Indiana on Saturday.



-- New Jersey (3-5 SU, 3-5 ATS) lost and failed to cover for the second consecutive time Wednesday as a 3 1/2-point home favorite against San Antonio, 85-71.



-- The Nets haven’t been able to find the buck at home. The club is averaging 78 PPG, helping the ‘under’ go 4-0.



-- Last season, NJ was 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS against New York. The ‘over’ was 3-1.

After Friday’s game, the Nets will travel to Atlanta on Saturday.



-- LVSC opened New Jersey as an 8 1/2-point favorite, with the total listed at 179.



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**Spurs at Sixers**



-- San Antonio (5-4 SU, 4-4 ATS) won its first road game Wednesday by defeating New Jersey 85-71 as a 3 1/2-point road underdog. The combined 156 points dipped ‘under’ the closing total of 173.



-- The Spurs have seen the ‘under’ go 8-1 in thier first nine contests.



-- San Antonio is 1-2 both SU and ATS on the road. The ‘under’ is 3-0.



-- This is the second game of a three-game road trip for the Spurs, which concludes in Washington on Saturday.



-- Philadelphia (4-4 SU, 4-4 ATS) has alternated wins and losses both SU and ATS after beating Washington 112-105 Tuesday as a 1 1/2-point road underdog.



-- The Sixers are 1-2 both SU and ATS at First Union Center.



-- Philadelphia is 2-2 SU, but 4-0 ATS versus San Antonio in the past four meetings.



-- This will be the first of back-to-back games for the Sixers before traveling to Cleveland on Saturday.



**Magic at Nuggets**



-- Orlando (1-7 SU, 0-8 ATS) had its losing streak reach seven games Wednesday after losing to Memphis 107-97 as a 2 1/2-point home favorite.



-- The Magic are 1-1 SU and 0-2 ATS on the road. The ‘over/under’ is 1-1.



-- Orlando is 4-0 SU and 3-0-1 ATS versus Denver in the past four meetings.



-- This will be the first of a five-game road trip for the Magic before the L.A. Clippers on Saturday.



-- Denver (4-4 SU, 4-4 ATS) is off a win Monday as three-point road underdog against Chicago, 105-97. The Nuggets outscored the Bulls 39-25 in the fourth quarter.



-- The Nuggets are 2-1 both SU and ATS at Pepsi Center. The ‘over’ is 2-1.



-- Denver is 0-1 both SU and ATS when tabbed a home favorite, but 2-0 SU and ATS when listed as a live home dog.



-- After tonight’s game, Denver will travel to Minnesota on Tuesday.



-- LVSC opened the Nuggets as 5 1/2-point home favorites, with the total listed at 187.



-- Tipoff is scheduled for 10:35 p.m. EDT, with ESPN providing national coverage.



**Pistons at Lakers**



-- LVSC opened Los Angeles as an 8 1/2-point home favorite, with the total listed at 194.



-- Detroit (5-3 SU, 4-3-1 ATS) lost its second straight road game Wednesday as a four-point road favorite to Golden State, 87-85. The combined 172 points dipped ‘under’ the closing total of 186 1/2.



-- This will be the third game of a four-game road trip Pistons, which has seen the club go 0-2 SU and 0-1-1 ATS.



-- Detroit is averaging 93.9 PPG, helping the ‘over’ go 4-3.



-- Following Friday’s game, the Pistons will conclude their road trip against Phoenix on Saturday.



-- Los Angeles snapped its two-game skid Wednesday by defeating Toronto 94-79 as a 13 1/2-point home favorite. The combined 173 points dipped ‘under’ the closing total of 181 1/2.



-- The Lakers are 3-0 SU and 2-0-1 ATS at Staples Center. The ‘under’ is 3-0.



-- L.A. is 3-1 both SU and ATS versus Detroit in the last four meetings. The ‘over/under’ is 2-2.



-- Following Friday’s tip, the Lakers will host Miami on Sunday.





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