NBA Playoffs – Day 7

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

NBA Playoff Picks – Day 7

The Midfield NBA Parlay:

The Midfield Parlay of the Day

Houston @ OKC – Houston +2.5

Boston @ Chicago – Chicago -1.5


Chicago @ Boston

EASTERN CONFERENCE 1ST ROUND – GAME 3

CHICAGO LEAD SERIES 2-0

Picks against the spread

Spread Pick O/U Points Result
Chicago  Over  Boston
-1.5 207.5  104-87

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

GAME 2 Boston Chicago 97 : 111
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 –

With a win for the Bulls tonight, we could see the biggest upset of the Conference Finals one step closer to completion. The 1st seed Celtics faced some harsh luck with their spiritual leader and best player losing his sister in a car accident just prior to Game 1, and dare we say he hasn’t been the same player over the first 2 games.

Set to return to the squad for Game 3 following a couple of day’s leave for grieving, we can’t help but see this one play out much the same as the first two games, with Jimmy, D-Wade and Rondo in some vintage form.

  • Boston are 3-10-1 ATS over their last 14 meetings in Chicago.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 against Boston

Picks –

Best Bet – Chicago -1.5

Feeling Lucky – Total Points Over 207.5


Oklahoma City @ Houston

WESTERN CONFERENCE 1ST ROUND – GAME 3

HOUSTON LEAD SERIES 2-0

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
Houston  Under  OKC
+2.5 224.0 115-113

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

GAME 2 Houston OKC 115 : 111
GAME 1 Houston OKC 118 : 87
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 –

We’re trying not to get sucked into the first two outcomes of this series, however a +2.5 line for the Rockets is tempting given the way they have controlled to game over stretches in the first 2 games.

We have seen the Westbrook effect over the first 2 games, and how important he is to OKC, however the issue lies with this exact fact, because as we watch Harden and the Rockets gel, we just can’t see anything other than Westbrook +4 from the Thunder side.

When asked about his triple double in game 2 –

“I don’t give a (expletive) about the line,” Westbrook said. “We lost.”

…. and part of the reason for the loss may have been his 17 of 43 shooting effort.

  • Houston are 5-0 ATS over their last 5 games in Oklahoma City.

Houston for us.

Picks –

The Best Pick – Houston +2.5 – WIN

Feeling Lucky – Houston WIN @2.15 – LOSS


Utah @ LA Clippers

WESTERN CONFERENCE 1ST ROUND – GAME 1

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
LA Clippers  Under  LA Clippers
-1.5 197.0  111-106

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 2 LA Clippers Utah 99 : 91
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

The Say –

Gobert continues to sit with a knee injury, and it’s about this point in the series where the loss of a starter becomes a glaring issue, particularly on the boards, where the Jazz have struggled during his absence.

Without Gobert protecting the rim, the Jazz conceded 60 points in the paint in a 99-91 Game 2 loss to the Clippers that evened the series at 1-1. With Favors taking Gobert’s minutes, he looked tired in Game 2, and he will only get more fatigued as the series rolls on.

We like the Clippers in this one to take the series lead, in a low scoring affair. Second chance rebounds to be the difference.

  • LA are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs teams with a winning % of .600 and over.

Picks –

Best Pick – Total Points Under 197.0 – LOSS

Feeling Lucky – LA Clippers -1.5 – WIN