NBA PLAYOFF PICKS – NIGHT 5

3 GAMES – NBA 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 PLAYOFF PICKS

The Warriors couldn’t hold a 31 point lead and the Spurs could’t hold a 19 point lead. So what is the betting like so far in these NBA Playoffs? Brutal, but we push onward…

INDIANA @ BOSTON

EASTERN CONFERENCE – GAME 2

BOSTON LEAD SERIES 1-0

Win/Loss 

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPPG DIFF
Indiana 108.0 104.7 +3.3
Boston 112.4 108.0 +4.4

Playoff Series

GAME 1 Boston Indiana 84 : 74

Season Series

06.04.19 Indiana Boston 97 : 117
30.03.19 Boston Indiana 114 : 112
10.01.19 Boston Indiana 135 : 108
04.11.18 Indiana Boston 102 : 101

Picks against the spread

 Spread Points   Result
Boston Over
-7.5 203.0
  • The Celtics out-muscled the Pacers, especially in the 3rd quarter with a 26-8 points differential (2-of-19 shooting), their 3rd win over the Pacers in a span of 17 days going back to the regular season.
  • The Pacers starters combined for just 38 points on 15-of-44 from the floor.
  • The Celtics had a 55-42 advantage on the glass and held Indiana to 33.3% shooting.
  • Take Overs, with the 203.0 a little low for us, even after a 158 total in Game 1.

OUR PICK  = Boston -7.5& Over 203.0


DETROIT @ MILWAUKEE

EASTERN CONFERENCE – GAME 2

MILWAUKEE LEAD SERIES 1-0

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Detroit 41 41 26-15 15-26
Milwaukee 60 22 33-8 27-14

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPPG DIFF
Detroit 107.0 107.3 -0.3
Milwaukee 118.1 109.3 +8.8

Playoff Series

GAME 1 Milwaukee Detroit 121 : 86

Season Series

30.01.19 Detroit Milwaukee 105 : 115
02.01.19 Milwaukee Detroit 121 : 98
18.12.18 Detroit Milwaukee 104 : 107
06.12.18 Milwaukee Detroit 115 : 92

Picks against the spread

 Spread Points   Result
Milwaukee Over
-14.5 212.0
  • Detroit fell behind 38-18 after the first quarter in Game 1 and were never in the contest before finally falling 121-86, generally just not up to the speed of the game that the Bucks were playing.
  • Griffin sat out Game 1 (knee) but was still able to contribute, drawing a technical foul while on the bench for arguing after Drummond was ejected.
  • Pistons play at the 3rd slowest tempo and the Bucks rank 1st in the league defensively, however the 212.0 line is too low for us, take Overs.
  • Bucks just too much tempo for the Pistons tonight.

OUR PICK  = Milwaukee -14.5 & Over 212.0


UTAH @ HOUSTON

WESTERN CONFERENCE – GAME 2

HOUSTON LEAD SERIES 1-0

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Utah 50 32 29-12 21-20
Houston 53 29 31-10 22-19

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPPG DIFF
Utah 111.7 106.5 +5.2
Houston 113.9 109.1 +4.8

Playoff Series

GAME 1 Houston Utah 122 : 90

Season Series

03.02.19 Utah Houston 98 : 125
18.12.18 Houston Utah 102 : 97
07.12.18 Utah Houston 118 : 91
25.10.18 Houston Utah 89 : 100

Picks against the spread

 Spread Points   Result
Houston Over
-6.5 212.5
  • The Rockets smashed Utah in Game 1, with 7 players scoring in double digits and hitting 15 3-pointers while posting an easy 122-90 opening win.
  • Utah had trouble stopping the Rockets from the outside, giving away 15 3-pointers, but also allowed center Clint Capela (16 points, 12 rebounds) to get free for easy baskets.
  • Like the Rockets to make it 2-0 tonight, with Overs the best value for us.

OUR PICK  = Over 212.5