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 733 PACERS
 734 HAWKS
4/24/2014 7:00 PM(et)
-2
+2
186 
-2
+2
187 
-3
+3
187 
-2½
+2½
186½ 
-2
+2
186½ 
-2½
+2½
187½ 
 735 THUNDER
 736 GRIZZLIES
4/24/2014 8:00 PM(et)
-1
+1
190 
-2½
+2½
189½ 
-3
+3
190 
-2½
+2½
188½ 
-2½
+2½
189½ 
-3
+3
189½ 
 737 CLIPPERS
 738 WARRIORS
4/24/2014 10:30 PM(et)
-1
+1
214 
-3
+3
212 
-3
+3
213 
-2½
+2½
214½ 
-3
+3
212 
-3½
+3½
212½ 
 739 RAPTORS
 740 NETS
4/25/2014 7:00 PM(et)
+4
-4
191 
+5
-5
191 
 
+5
-5
191½ 
+5
-5
191 
+5
-5
191 
 741 BULLS
 742 WIZARDS
4/25/2014 8:00 PM(et)
+2½
-2½
181 
+3
-3
182½ 
 
+3
-3
182½ 
+3
-3
182½ 
+3
-3
182½ 
 743 ROCKETS
 744 BLAZERS
4/25/2014 10:30 PM(et)
off
off 
+3
-3
216 
 
+3
-3
215½ 
+3
-3
216 
+3
-3
216 
 747 SPURS
 748 MAVERICKS
4/26/2014 4:30 PM(et)
off
off 
-3½
+3½
202 
 
-3½
+3½
202½ 
-3½
+3½
202½ 
-3½
+3½
201½ 
 749 HEAT
 750 BOBCATS
4/26/2014 7:00 PM(et)
off
off 
-5½
+5½
188 
 
-6
+6
188½ 
-5½
+5½
188 
-5½
+5½
188 
 901 REDS
 902 PIRATES
4/24/2014 12:35 PM(et)
-120
+120
7½p 
+103
-113
7o 
+102
-112
7o 
-110
-110
7o 
+101
-111
7o 
+105
-125
7o 
 903 CARDINALS
 904 METS
4/24/2014 1:10 PM(et)
-120
+120
7o 
-130
+120
7p 
-136
+126
7o 
-125
+105
7o 
-129
+119
7p 
-145
+120
7u 
 905 DIAMONDBACKS
 906 CUBS
4/24/2014 2:20 PM(et)
+120
-120
off 
+110
-120
10½u 
+112
-122
10½u 
even
-120
10½p 
+110
-120
10½u 
+110
-130
10½u 
 907 PADRES
 908 NATIONALS
4/24/2014 7:05 PM(et)
+160
-160
7½p 
+150
-160
7o 
+151
-166
7o 
+150
-170
7½u 
+146
-158
7o 
+140
-165
7o 
 909 PHILLIES
 910 DODGERS
4/24/2014 10:10 PM(et)
+150
-150
7½u 
+157
-167
7o 
+155
-170
7o 
+155
-175
7o 
+151
-166
7o 
+150
-180
7o 
 911 ROYALS
 912 INDIANS
4/24/2014 12:05 PM(et)
+130
-130
8½p 
+118
-128
7½u 
+117
-127
7½p 
+105
-125
7½o 
+116
-126
7½u 
+110
-130
7½p 
 913 WHITESOX
 914 TIGERS
4/24/2014 1:08 PM(et)
+200
-200
8½p 
+200
-220
7½u 
+195
-225
7½u 
+200
-240
7½u 
+200
-220
7½u 
+205
-255
7½u 
 915 TWINS
 916 RAYS
4/24/2014 1:10 PM(et)
+150
-150
8½p 
+144
-154
8u 
+142
-157
8u 
+130
-150
8u 
+146
-156
8u 
+145
-170
8u 
 917 ORIOLES
 918 BLUEJAYS
4/24/2014 7:07 PM(et)
+120
-120
9p 
+126
-136
9u 
+129
-139
9u 
+120
-140
9o 
+126
-136
9u 
+115
-135
9u 
 919 YANKEES
 920 REDSOX
4/24/2014 7:10 PM(et)
-110
+110
9u 
+108
-118
8½u 
+107
-117
8½u 
+105
-125
8½u 
+110
-120
8½u 
-105
-115
8½u 
 921 ATHLETICS
 922 ASTROS
4/24/2014 8:10 PM(et)
-160
+160
7½o 
-156
+146
8o 
-166
+151
8o 
-170
+150
8o 
-160
+145
8o 
-170
+145
8½u 
 951 PADRES
 952 NATIONALS
4/25/2014 7:05 PM(et)
+200
-200
6½p 
 
 
 
 
 
 953 MARLINS
 954 METS
4/25/2014 7:10 PM(et)
+110
-110
7½p 
 
 
 
 
 
 955 REDS
 956 BRAVES
4/25/2014 7:35 PM(et)
+150
-150
7o 
 
 
 
 
 
 957 CUBS
 958 BREWERS
4/25/2014 8:10 PM(et)
+180
-180
8p 
 
 
 
 
 
 959 PIRATES
 960 CARDINALS
4/25/2014 8:15 PM(et)
+120
-120
7o 
 
 
 
 
 
 961 PHILLIES
 962 DIAMONDBACKS
4/25/2014 9:40 PM(et)
+120
-120
10p 
 
 
 
 
 
 963 ROCKIES
 964 DODGERS
4/25/2014 10:10 PM(et)
+140
-140
7½u 
 
 
 
 
 
 965 ANGELS
 966 YANKEES
4/25/2014 7:05 PM(et)
+120
-120
9u 
 
 
 
 
 
 967 ROYALS
 968 ORIOLES
4/25/2014 7:05 PM(et)
+110
-110
8½o 
 
 
 
 
 
 969 REDSOX
 970 BLUEJAYS
4/25/2014 7:07 PM(et)
+130
-130
8½u 
 
 
 
 
 
 971 RAYS
 972 WHITESOX
4/25/2014 8:10 PM(et)
-130
+130
9u 
 
 
 
 
 
 973 ATHLETICS
 974 ASTROS
4/25/2014 8:10 PM(et)
-180
+180
8p 
 
 
 
 
 
 975 TIGERS
 976 TWINS
4/25/2014 8:10 PM(et)
-130
+130
8½p 
 
 
 
 
 
 977 RANGERS
 978 MARINERS
4/25/2014 10:10 PM(et)
-120
+120
7½u 
 
 
 
 
 
 979 INDIANS
 980 GIANTS
4/25/2014 10:15 PM(et)
+160
-160
7½u 
 
 
 
 
 
 461 PACKERS
 462 SEAHAWKS
9/4/2014 8:30 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
+3½
-3½
44½ 
 
 463 SAINTS
 464 FALCONS
9/7/2014 1:00 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
-
pick
51½ 
 
 465 VIKINGS
 466 RAMS
9/7/2014 1:00 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
+4
-4
45½ 
 
 467 BROWNS
 468 STEELERS
9/7/2014 1:00 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
+5
-5
41½ 
 
 469 JAGUARS
 470 EAGLES
9/7/2014 1:00 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
+11½
-11½
51½ 
 
 471 RAIDERS
 472 JETS
9/7/2014 1:00 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
+4½
-4½
40 
 
 473 BENGALS
 474 RAVENS
9/7/2014 1:00 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
+1½
-1½
44 
 
 475 BILLS
 476 BEARS
9/7/2014 1:00 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
+5½
-5½
48½ 
 
 477 REDSKINS
 478 TEXANS
9/7/2014 1:00 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
+1½
-1½
46 
 
 479 TITANS
 480 CHIEFS
9/7/2014 1:00 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
+5½
-5½
44½ 
 
 481 PATRIOTS
 482 DOLPHINS
9/7/2014 1:00 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
-2½
+2½
46½ 
 
 483 PANTHERS
 484 BUCCANEERS
9/7/2014 4:25 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
-3
+3
41 
 
 485 49ERS
 486 COWBOYS
9/7/2014 4:25 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
-3
+3
47½ 
 
 487 COLTS
 488 BRONCOS
9/7/2014 8:30 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
+6½
-6½
55 
 
 489 GIANTS
 490 LIONS
9/8/2014 7:10 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
+3½
-3½
45 
 
 491 CHARGERS
 492 CARDINALS
9/8/2014 10:20 PM(et)
 
 
 
 
+3
-3
44 
 

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Rams and Utes mix it up in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Tied for the nation's second-longest winning streak, the 14th-ranked Utah Utes entertain the Colorado State Rams in Mountain West Conference action this weekend at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

The Utes, who have won eight straight games and are currently tied with Penn State and Texas Tech behind only conference foe BYU (16 games), haven't gone down to defeat since the aforementioned Cougars turned the trick in a 17-10 decision last season. This year Utah, already eligible for a bowl game, has won by double digits in all but three outings. Last Saturday, the team enjoyed yet another blowout victory against Wyoming, this time on the road in Laramie, by a score of 40-7 to keep the perfect season alive.

Meanwhile, the Rams have alternated wins and losses over the last four games and are now 3-3 on the season and 1-1 in conference. Although the squad failed to make it into the win column last weekend, it fought extremely hard against one of the toughest defensive programs in the nation in a 13-7 setback to TCU at home in Fort Collins. While a win over the Horned Frogs would have been considered an upset, CSU head coach Steve Fairchild still has high expectations for his programs. "We've got a lot invested in this but we're at the halfway point, we're 3-3, and we'd like to be a lot better than that. There's still a lot of football left and a lot of attainable goals out there for us."

Last year Utah dominated CSU in a 27-3 decision, boosting the team's advantage in the all-time series to 52-22-2. In addition to beating the Rams in four straight meetings, the Utes are an impressive 30-8-2 in Salt Lake City during the relationship.

Gartrell Johnson made his way into the end zone on a four-yard run at the 10:47 mark of the first quarter, but that was the end of the good news for the CSU offense as it failed to make any noise the rest of the way last weekend. Johnson ended up carrying the ball 16 times, but came away with a mere 30 yards, which means the team as a whole produced only 11 net yards on the ground. Quarterback Billy Farris had a couple of balls dropped that could have gone for touchdowns and while those were not his fault, his coach still opted to put in backup Klay Kubiak in the third quarter. The young signal-caller converted 12-of-24 for 121 yards, but was picked off once and sacked five times. Coach Fairchild has Farris again listed as the starter on the depth chart this week, but he's already stated that he's not afraid to pull the trigger and go with Kubiak if Farris is not getting the job done to his satisfaction.

Perhaps more important than the QB performance is what happens with Johnson on the ground. After six games Johnson has accounted for 521 of the team's 664 yards and six of their eight TD runs. Not to be overlooked is receiver Rashaun Greer who has gained 570 yards on 33 grabs, both of which are easily team highs.

The Colorado State defense did well to limit the Horned Frogs to only 317 yards of offense in Fort Collins last week, but even so the group could have made a much bigger splash had it capitalized on a number of golden opportunities. TCU was charged with five fumbles in the contest, yet only one of those miscues was recovered by the Rams. Tommie Hill came up with that recovery and also logged a blocked kick during the game. Mychal Sisson's 11 tackles were the game-high on both sides, while Mike Pagnotta recorded the only sack and interception for the Rams in the contest.

Pagnotta, who has twice as many passes defended (seven) than anyone else on the team, is also first in tackles at the moment with 42 and has both two interceptions and a couple of fumble recoveries. Despite just 17 total stops in his six games, Hill leads the group with five tackles for loss and three sacks. Unfortunately, as well as Hill and Pagnotta have both played thus far, the defense is still having difficulty getting a strong push at the line of scrimmage and is last in the MWC in both sacks (1.0) and TFLs (3.5) per game, ranking them 106th and 118th in the nation, respectively, this week.

Matt Asiata scored on the ground and through the air last Saturday to help lead the Utes to yet another win, this time over a hapless Wyoming squad. Asiata carried the ball 11 times for 37 yards and had just the single reception for 13 yards and a TD. Quarterback Brian Johnson converted 10-of-19 passes for 110 yards and a score, surviving three sacks along the way. Louie Sakoda continued to be a valuable part of the group with two successful field goals (50 and 39 yards) and also averaged better than 40 yards on nine punts, which four of those dropping inside the 20-yard line.

With a perfect record thus far one would think that little needs improvement on the Utes, but head coach Kyle Whittingham sees it differently. "We are doing a good job in a lot of areas but we are always looking to get better. We have a lot of positive things going on, but we have lacked rhythm." Asiata has been a tremendous factor in almost every aspect of the offense for the Utes, taking direct snaps, catching balls out of the backfield and having also thrown a touchdown, which means Johnson doesn't have to do all of the heavy lifting himself. Not only is Asiata a valuable piece of the puzzle, fellow running back Darrell Mack has managed to eat up yardage as well (378), making it easier to see how this group averages 37.6 ypg (18th nationally).

Wyoming has been struggling to find consistency at the quarterback position this season, so the team opted to try out a rushing attack against the Utes and it worked to a certain degree. The Pokes rolled up 184 yards on 44 attempts, but failed to make it into the end zone. From a pass defense perspective, Utah was more than ready with allowing just 10 completions and picked off three passes during the course of the contest.

"The defense has been a very consistent phase of our game each week," almost sounded like a slight against the Utah offense coming from coach Whittingham during his Monday press conference. However, the truth is that the defense for the Utes has been tough to combat, limiting opponents to a mere 82.4 ypg on the ground to place second in the conference and eighth in the nation this week. Add to that a pass defense that has surrendered only 176.7 ypg and it becomes rather clear how this group is now second in the MWC and seventh in the country in total defense (259.1 ypg). A huge part of that effort is brought by Paul Kruger game in and a game out. Kruger is third on the team with his 34 tackles, yet he's first by far with 12.5 TFLs and has five and a half sacks to rank third in the Mountain West.

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