NBA PLAYOFF PICKS – NIGHT 3

2 GAMES – NBA PLAYOFF PICKS

*Original NBA tips and research are done a game day morning, adjust your NBA picks accordingly should spreads and lineups change.

TONIGHT’S NBA TIPS


BROOKLYN @ PHILADELPHIA

EASTERN CONFERENCE – GAME 2

Brooklyn Nets leads series 1-0

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Brooklyn 42 40 23-18 19-22
Philadelphia 51 31 31-10 20-21

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPPG DIFF
Brooklyn 112.2 112.3 -0.1
Philadelphia 115.2 112.5 +2.7

Playoff Series

GAME 1 Philadelphia Brooklyn 102 : 111

Season Series

29.03.19 Philadelphia Brooklyn 123 : 110
13.12.18 Philadelphia Brooklyn 124 : 127
26.11.18 Brooklyn Philadelphia 125 : 127
05.11.18 Brooklyn Philadelphia 122 : 97

Picks against the spread

 Spread Points   Result
Brooklyn Over Philadelphia
+8.5 224.5 145-122
  • The Nets’ guards were too much in Game 1, with D’Angelo Russell, Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie combining for 67 points on way to a 111-102 win, seizing homecourt advantage.
  • 76ers saw Butler score 36 points and Embiid add 22 and 15 rebounds in his return from a knee issue but were a miserable 3-of-25 from beyond the arc and heard plenty of boos in a game they trailed by as many as 16.
  • Ben Simmons received boos at the foul line from the 76ers fans in Game 1 and the 76ers bench were caught texting while down double digits. It’s a bit of a mess in Philadelphia, and although the talent undoubtedly is deeper in Philly, the young team may find it hard to cope with the pressure should their home crowd turn on them again.
  • Nets are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
  • Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % over .600.

OUR PICK  = Brooklyn +8.5


LA CLIPPERS @ GOLDEN STATE

WESTERN CONFERENCE – GAME 2

GOLDEN STATE LEAD SERIES 1-0

Win/Loss 

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
L.A. Clippers 48 34 26-15 22-19
Golden St. 57 25 30-11 27-14

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPPG DIFF
L.A. Clippers 115.1 114.3 +0.8
Golden St. 117.7 111.2 +6.5

Playoff Series

GAME 1 Golden St. LA Clippers 121 : 104

Season Series

08.04.19 Golden St. LA Clippers 131 : 104
19.01.19 Los Angeles Golden State 94 : 112
24.12.18 Golden St. LA Clippers 129 : 127
13.11.18 LA Clippers Golden St. 121 : 116
(106 : 106)

Picks against the spread

 Spread Points   Result
Golden State Under LA Clippers
-13.5 233.5 135-131
  • The Warriors breezed through Game 1, but it got a little heated along the way.
  • Kevin Durant picked up a pair of technical fouls in the 4th quarter along with Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, and both were ejected to end an evening of jawing between the two.
  • Beverley wasn’t the only Clippers player to go cold offensively, with the starting five a combined 12-of-44 from the field. The scoring for the Clippers came off the bench from forward Montrezl Harrell with 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting, and Lou Williams, who with 25 points and 9 assists.
  • Stephen Curry finished Game 1 with 38 points on 11-of-16 shooting, 15 rebounds and 7 assists, passing Ray Allen for the most career 3-pointers in postseason play while going 8-of-12 from 3-point range.
  • Under is 10-2 in Warriors last 12 home games.
  • Under is 19-7 in Warriors last 26 overall.

OUR PICK  = Under 233.5