Betting tips – NBA Playoffs 2019 Round 2 – Week 4

NBA Playoffs 2019

NBA Playoffs 2019

 

BOS Celtics (+9.5) at MIL Bucks (-9.5)

BOS CelticsBOS Celtics

Game 5 (MIL Leads 3-1)

Wednesday 5/8 8:00 PM (ET)
Fiserv Forum

MIL BucksMIL Bucks

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Tip – Wednesday night may be shaping up to be the final time we see Kyrie Irving don the Boston Celtics’ green. Yet, with Milwaukee one win away from advancing to the Conference finals, expect Irving to leave everything he’s got on the court. Kyrie, one who has never shied away from the big moment, may not be enough to capture a SU victory. However, staying within nine and a half points of the Bucks seems highly plausible. Boston may be just 1-5 SU in their last six games vs. Milwaukee, but they’ve actually been a pleasant play ATS amongst top betting sites, going 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.

HOU Rockets (+6) at GS Warriors (-6)

HOU RocketsHOU Rockets

Game 5 (Series tied 2-2)

Wednesday 5/8 10:30 PM (ET)
 Oracle Arena

GS WarriorsGS Warriors

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Tip – This series has the makings to be the best amongst all of the 2019 NBA playoffs. Houston has now reeled off two consecutive wins, advancing their SU and ATS record to an impressive 12-4 in their last 16 games. Golden State on the other hand is a disappointing 2-5 ATS in their last seven contests. However, the Warriors have been brilliant when playing Houston at home, capturing 15 outright victories over their last 20 matchups. Steph Curry quieted some doubters with a 30-point outing on Tuesday. Yet his 3pt% was still poor by his standards, something that will inevitably not continue. Expect Curry to silence those doubters come Wednesday.

TOR Raptors at PHI 76ers

TOR RaptorsTOR Raptors

Game 6 (Series tied 2-2)

Thursday 5/9 8:00 PM (ET)
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia

PHI 76ersPHI 76ers

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Tip – With game 5 taking place on Tuesday, Thursday’s game 6 could determine whether it is Philly or Toronto advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. In a matchup filled with superstars, Kawhi Leonard has not only been the MVP in the series (averaging 38 points), but the MVP of the entire playoffs. On the other end of the court, Joel Embiid has been in a fight against his whole body since the start of the playoffs. Illness and injury have caused a Jekyll and Hyde effect for Embiid’s effectiveness on the court. Toronto is 13-4 SU in their last 17 games, and with Leonard and an increasingly healthy Pascal Siakam, there is no reason to doubt win number 14 is right around the corner.

DEN Nuggets at POR Trail Blazers

DEN NuggetsDEN Nuggets

Game 6 (Series tied 2-2)

Thursday 5/9 10:30 PM (ET)
Moda Center

POR Trail BlazersPOR Trail Blazers

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 Tip – If Kawhi Leonard has been the MVP of the playoffs, Jamal Murray has been the most improved. Murray has essentially catapulted himself to budding star status, increasing his ppg output by nearly four points from his regular season average to his post-season average. Murray is coming off back-to-back 34-point outings and is a driving force behind the OVER being hit in seven of Denver’s last nine games. An impressive stat line to say the least, yet when you look at Denver’s last eight games, specifically vs. Portland, the betting odds somehow improve. Only one of the last eight games between these two teams have hit the UNDER in their last 8 matchups. It’s clear these two teams will trade buckets from jump ball to the final buzzer, yet the win-loss record between the two teams is clearly one sided. The Nuggets are a notable 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing Portland.

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