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Day Two of the Playoffs after some shocks last night.


*Original betting lines and lineups taken game morning, adjust accordingly. 

NBA Playoff Picks

The Midfield NBA Parlay:

The Midfield Parlay of the Day

The Midfield Parlay of the Day

Atlanta @ Washington – Washington WIN @1.48 – WIN

Portland @ Golden State – Total Points Over 220.5 – WIN

Atlanta @ Washington

EASTERN CONFERENCE 1ST ROUND – GAME 1

Picks against the spread

Spread Pick O/U Points Result
Washington Over  Washington
-5.0 208.0 114-107

Win/Loss

TEAM HOME ROAD
Washington 30-11 19-22
Atlanta 23-18 20-21

Points +/-

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Washington 109.2 107.4 +1.8
Atlanta 103.2 104.0 -0.8

SEASON SERIES: Washington 3 – 1 Atlanta

23.03.17 Washington Atlanta 104 : 100
28.01.17 Atlanta Washington 86 : 112
05.11.16 Washington Atlanta 95 : 92
28.10.16 Atlanta Washington 114 : 99

The Say –

We’ve been all aboard the Wizards this year, and coming into game 1 in DC, it’s hard for us to look away from our crew now.

Neither side impressed after the All-Star break, however both sides have All-Star caliber rosters.  The Southeast Division champion Wizards will also have the revenge card on their minds after losing the series 4-2 to the 1st seeded Hawks back in 2015.

To put it simply, we’re taking the Wizards tonight at home in Game 1, and we will also be taking the line.

Picks –

The Best Pick – Washington WIN @1.48 – WIN

Feeling Lucky – Washington -5.0 @1.91 – WIN


 

Portland @ Golden State

WESTERN CONFERENCE 1ST ROUND – GAME 1

Picks against the spread

Spread Pick O/U Points Result
Portland  Over  Golden State
+14.5 220.0 121-109

Win/Loss

TEAM HOME ROAD
Golden State 36-5 31-10
Portland 25-16 16-25

Points +/-

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Golden State 115.9 104.3 +11.6
Portland 107.9 108.5 -0.6

SEASON SERIES: Golden State 4 – 0 Portland

30.01.17 Portland Golden State 111 : 113
05.01.17 Golden State Portland 125 : 117
18.12.16 Golden State Portland 135 : 90
02.11.16 Portland Golden State 104 : 127

The Say –

Pretty lengthy line of 14.5 in this one for a Game 1 matchup, but we can see why.

Golden State took this matchup 4-0 during the regular season, with an average winning margin of 8.5, and we can’t help but think this is when the Warriors hit 5th gear.

The series could be won and lost from beyond the arc. The Warriors (38.3%) ranked third and the Trail Blazers (37.5 %) sixth in 3-point percentage. Interestingly the Warriors had the best defense in the league against 3-pointers, while Portland ranked a lowly 27th.

Let it rain.

Tonight the Warriors will take game 1, but that line is still just too high for our liking.

Picks –

The Best Pick – Total Points Over 220.5 @1.91 – WIN

Feeling Lucky – Portland +14.5 @1.91 – WIN


 

Boston @ Chicago

EASTERN CONFERENCE 1ST ROUND – GAME 1

Picks against the spread

Spread Pick O/U Points Result
Chicago  Over  Chicago
+6.0 204.5 106-102

Win/Loss

TEAM HOME ROAD
Boston 30-11 23-18
Chicago 25-16 16-25

Points +/-

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Boston 108.0 105.4  +2.6
Chicago 102.9 102.4  +0.5

SEASON SERIES: Boston 3-1 Chicago

13.03.17 Boston Chicago 100 : 80
17.02.17 Chicago Boston 104 : 103
03.11.16 Boston Chicago 107 : 100
28.10.16 Chicago Boston 105 : 99

The Say –

If we’ve learnt anything in our life of betting it’s that the Chicago Bulls over the last 10 years are just god awful to predict, and we will be taking this into account here.

The -6.o line for the Celtics as I write this seems a little skinny, however if the 8th seed Bulls can get their full squad on the hardwood, this could, get, ….interesting.

“They’re the eighth seed, but they’re better than what seed they are,” Isaiah Thomas said Friday. “They’re a really good team, especially with Dwyane Wade back. So we have to be ready for them.”

One thing to (silently take into account) is the issue of Isiah Thomas, with sister Chyna killed in a one-car accident early Saturday morning, according to the Washington State police.

Taking all into account, we just cant’ tip the Game 1 winner, but with an expectation of a close one, we’ll take the Bull’s line.

Picks –

The Best Pick – Nope. 

Feeling Lucky – Chicago +6.0 @1.91 – WIN


Oklahoma City @ Houston

WESTERN CONFERENCE 1ST ROUND – GAME 1

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
Houston  Under  Houston
-7.0 227.5  118-87

Win/Loss

TEAM HOME ROAD
Houston 30-11 25-16
OKC 28-13 19-22

Points +/-

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Houston 115.3 109.6  +5.7
OKC 106.6 105.8  +0.8

SEASON SERIES: Houston 3-1 OKC

27.03.17 Houston OKC 137 : 125
06.01.17 Houston OKC 118 : 116
10.12.16 OKC Houston 99 : 102
17.11.16 OKC Houston 105 : 103

The Say –

The two MVP favorites do battle tonight, and our favourite…….James Harden ( get on him @3.50). Yeah we know about all the Westbrook triple doubles, but read further into the stats, and you’ll join our wagon!

But anyway…

Houston won 3 of 4 match-ups between these two this season, despite Russ producing averages of 36.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 9.3 assists. This won’t be sustainable in the Playoffs, and despite their advantage in bigs in Kanter, Adams, Gibson and the big Sabonis, the Thunder weren’t able to take advantage of their mass against the Rockets three guard line up.

The Rockets should win, but wins have been narrow in the series.

Picks –

The Best Pick – Nope.

Feeling Lucky – Total Points Under 227.5 @1.91 – WIN

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