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Day 4 of the Playoffs – Boston look for revenge


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

NBA Playoff Picks

Milwaukee @ Toronto

EASTERN CONFERENCE 1ST ROUND – GAME 2

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
Milwaukee  Under  Toronto
+7.5  193.0  106-100

Win/Loss

TEAM HOME ROAD
Toronto 28-13 23-18
Milwaukee 23-18 19-22

Points +/-

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Toronto 106.9 102.6 +4.3
Milwaukee 103.6 103.8 -0.2

SEASON SERIES: Toronto 3 – 1 Milwaukee

GAME 1 Toronto Milwaukee 83 : 97
05.03.17 Milwaukee Toronto 101 : 94
28.01.17 Toronto Milwaukee 102 : 86
13.12.16 Toronto Milwaukee 122 : 100
26.11.16 Milwaukee Toronto 99 : 105

The Say –

Milwaukee stole Game 1 and with another generous line for the Bucks we’ll take the +7.5 on offer, with the length of the Bucks to again cause trouble for the home team.

We don’t want to say the word “choke” because we actually think the Raptors will win this one, and with the return of Serge Ibaka looking likely it only boosts their chances.

That line though.

Picks –

Best Bet: Nope.

Feeling Lucky – Milwaukee +7.5 – WIN


 

Chicago @ Boston

EASTERN CONFERENCE 1ST ROUND – GAME 2

Picks against the spread

Spread Pick O/U Points Result
Chicago  Over  Chicago
+6.5 205.0 111-97

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

GAME 1 Boston Chicago 102 : 106
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 –

The crowd did their best to urge and support a grieving Isaiah Thomas in Game 1, and with his return to his family on Wednesday following tonight’s game, we can’t help but think that some emotions will carry over into tonight.

The wins in game 1 came in the 2nd half, with the Bulls scoring 58 points during the second half and out-rebounding Boston by a staggering 65-44 margin, including an impressive 20 offensive rebounds.

Tonight we’ll take the Bulls to cover the line, in what may be our theme for the night.

Picks –

Best Bet – Total Points Over 205.0 – WIN

Feeling Lucky – Chicago +6.5 – WIN


Utah @ LA Clippers

WESTERN CONFERENCE 1ST ROUND – GAME 2

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
Utah  Under  LA Clippers
+9.0  195.5  99-91

Win/Loss

TEAM HOME ROAD
LA Clippers 29-12 22-19
Utah 29-12 22-19

Points +/-

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
LA Clippers 108.7 104.4 +4.3
Utah 100.7 96.8 +3.9

SEASON SERIES: LA Clippers 4-2 Utah

GAME 1 LA Clippers Utah 95 : 97
26.03.17 LA Clippers Utah 108 : 95
14.03.17 Utah LA Clippers 114 : 108
14.02.17 Utah LA Clippers 72 : 88
31.10.16 LA Clippers Utah 88 : 75
18.10.16 Utah LA Clippers 104 : 78
11.10.16 LA Clippers Utah 94 : 96

The Say –

The hands were sticky, and the plays were slow in Game 1 so the Unders are tempting for the Best Bet tonight, however with LA likely looking to up the tempo, the Overs is our take.

The Clipper reserves were outscored by the Jazz’s 47-20, and the Jazz will need more of that effort from their 2nd unit here with Rudy Gobert out after hyper-extending his knee.

The Clips should pick up the tempo in this one, and they should win with Utah injuries causing some worry. But that line, yep, we’ll take the +9.0 for the Jazz.

Picks –

Best Bet – Total Points Over 195.5 – LOSS

Feeling Lucky – Utah +9.0 – WIN