NBA PLAYOFFS – NIGHT 1

4 GAMES – NBA TIPS

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

PLAYOFF PARLAY

PLAYOFF PARLAY

  • Brooklyn @ Philadelphia – Under 232.5
  • Orlando @ Toronto – Toronto ML
  • San Antonio @ Denver – San Antonio +6.0

TONIGHT’S NBA TIPS


BROOKLYN @ PHILADELPHIA

EASTERN CONFERENCE – GAME 1

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

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
Philadelphia Under Brooklyn
-5.0 232.5 111-102
  • 76ers took advantage of opportunities to rest players down the stretch, but have injury concerns for Game 1. After sitting out 5 of the final 7 games of the regular season, Joel Embiid (knee) is questionable tonight. (76ers were 8-10 without Embiid during the regular season).
  • The Nets had their first winning season since 2013-14, mainly on the back of D’Angelo Russell, who posted career highs in scoring (21.1 ppg) and assists (7.0 apg).
  • 76ers made some moves during the regular season to build a solid unit around Embiid, bringing in Tobias Harris and Jimmy Butler However their elite starting 5 has been on the court together just 10 times.
  • Nets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
  • Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of over .600.
  • Embiid will play a big role in tips here. We’re assuming he’ll play.
  • Also like Unders, that 232.5 is high for a Game 1.

OUR PICK  = Under 232.5


ORLANDO @ TORONTO

EASTERN CONFERENCE – GAME 1

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Orlando 42 40 25-16 17-24
Toronto 58 24 32-9 26-15

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPPG DIFF
Orlando 107.3 106.6 +0.7
Toronto 114.4 108.4 +6.0

Season Series

02.04.19 Toronto Orlando 121 : 109
25.02.19 Toronto Orlando 98 : 113
29.12.18 Orlando Toronto 116 : 87
21.11.18 Orlando Toronto 91 : 93

Picks against the spread

 Spread Points   Result
Toronto Under Orlando
-8.5 213.0 104-101
  • The 2nd-seed Raptors no longer have LeBron’s Cavs to end their Finals chances and this season could be their one-and-only chance with Kawhi, who will be one of the most coveted free agents this July.
  • Toronto are just 2-13 in Game 1’s in their playoff history.
  • Both rank in the top 10 in defensively, so Unders is nice, with the added defensive pressure of a Game 1.
  • Magic are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
  • Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

OUR PICK  = Under 213.0


LA CLIPPERS @ GOLDEN STATE

WESTERN CONFERENCE – GAME 1

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

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 Over Golden State
-12.0 232.0 121-104
  • Warriors begin their journey towards their 3rd straight Championship and 4th in 5 seasons tonight.
  • Warriors are 16-2 in the 1st round over the last 4 seasons but they aren’t playing down the Clippers, who made the playoffs despite many experts predicting this as a nothing season.
  • Clippers dropped 3 of their last 4 regular season games, including a 131-104 loss at Golden State, to fall into 8th spot and go into the postseason with a pair of rookies in the starting lineup.
  • Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Golden State.
  • Over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
  • Warriors to hit 5th gear tonight. They are another beast come Playoffs time.

OUR PICK  = Golden State -12.0


SAN ANTONIO @ DENVER

WESTERN CONFERENCE – GAME 1

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
San Antonio 48 34 32-9 16-25
Denver 54 28 34-7 20-21

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPPG DIFF
San Antonio 111.7 110.0 +1.7
Denver 110.7 106.7 +4.0

Season Series

04.04.19 Denver San Ant. 113 : 85
05.03.19 San Ant. Denver 104 : 103
29.12.18 Denver San Ant. 102 : 99
27.12.18 San Ant. Denver 111 : 103

Picks against the spread

 Spread Points   Result
San Antonio Over San Antonio
+6.0 211.0 101-96
  • The 2nd-seeded Nuggets are ending a 5-season playoff drought after going 34-7 at home, falling just 3 wins short of their franchise record for wins in a season.
  • The 7th-seeded Spurs are part of the postseason for the 22nd straight season and enters with momentum after winning their last 3 games and 6 of its past 9.
  • Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
  • Spurs are 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Denver.

OUR PICK  = San Antonio +6.0