Betting tips – NBA Playoffs 2019 Round 2

NBA Playoffs 2019

NBA Playoffs 2019

 

see predictions for the previous match – round 2 week 4

 

TOR Raptors (-1.5) at PHI 76ers (+1.5)

Toronto RaptorsTOR Raptors

Game 3 (Series tied 1-1)

Friday 5/3 10:00 AM
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia

PHI 76ersPHI 76ers

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Tip – Philadelphia evened the series at one-a-piece on Monday, thanks in large part to Jimmy Butler’s 30 point, 11 rebound game. Yet there is reason to take pause, as Butler’s 30 point outing was the first and only time a Sixer has scored more than 17 points in the series, while Toronto has found more team success in putting the ball in the basket. Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam are averaging 40 points and 25 points respectively throughout the first two games. Still, the 76ers have dominated the spread at home all season, and will look to keep the ball rolling on Thursday. Philly is 22-7 ATS in their last 29 home contests vs. teams with a road winning percentage greater than .600. On the opposite end of that stat, Toronto is just 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games vs. teams with a home winning percentage greater than .600.

MIL Bucks (+1.5) at BOS Celtics (-1.5)

MIL BucksMIL Bucks

Game 3 (Series tied 1-1)

Saturday 5/4 10:00 AM
TD Garden

BOS CelticsBOS Celtics

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Tip – Throughout the first two games of this series, we’ve witnessed two routes, one courtesy of each team. Yet, it’s Milwaukee’s demolition of Boston in game two that has the best chance to carry over into game three. Quiet frankly, if Giannis and Kris Middleton get going, Boston lacks the firepower to keep pace. Boston is Kyrie or bust, and it’s shown predominantly in their ATS record at home, going just 1-8-1 in their last ten games. Milwaukee is undefeated ATS in their last four Friday games, and are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.

DEN Nuggets at POR Trail Blazers

DEN NuggetsDEN Nuggets

Game 3 (DEN Leads 1-0)

Saturday 5/4 12:30 PM 
Pepsi Center

POR Trail BlazersPOR Trail Blazers

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Tip – Game two takes place on Wednesday night, and the Nuggets have an opportunity to seize control of the series before traveling to Portland for game three. As Denver makes their way to Portland for Friday’s contest, struggles versus the NBA’s elite loom. The Nuggets are just 3-7 ATS in their last ten road contests vs. teams with a winning record. Damian Lillard will continue to assert his dominance on the offensive end of the court, yet it’s Portland’s post defense that will determine not just this game, but this series. If the Trail Blazers can just contain Nikola Jokic, they have a great chance of advancing to the next round. Portland is 21-9 ATS in their last 30 games when playing on one day of rest, as well as 5-2 ATS in their last seven Friday games.

GS Warriors (+4) at HOU Rockets (-4)

golden state warriorsGS Warriors

Game 3 (GSW leads 1-0)

Sunday 5/5 10:30 AM
Toyota Center

HOU RocketsHOU Rockets

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 Tip – While I’m aware that Houston performs better at home, as most teams in the NBA do, favoring them by more than four points is head scratching to say the least. The Rockets have put up an honorable fight throughout the first two games of the series, all to minimal importance. When it comes down to it, Golden State is just a souped-up version of the Rockets. Everything Houston can do, the Warriors can do better. James Harden’s gutsy and brilliant performances have been a pleasure to watch, but when you’re relying on Austin Rivers as a secondary scorer vs. Golden State your chances at victory are slim to none.  The Warriors are now 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. teams with a record greater percentage than .600. As well as 5-2 ATS on the road vs. teams with winning record.

 

 

see predictions for the previous match – round 1

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