NBA PLAYOFFS – NIGHT 2

4 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


INDIANA @ BOSTON

EASTERN CONFERENCE – GAME 1

Win/Loss 

Season Points +/- 

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

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 Boston
-7.0 209.0 84-74
  • Celtics won 6 of their last 8 of the regular season and beat the Pacers twice in that stretch to gain the 4th seed in the East.
  • Pacers have been without an elite guard since losing Oladipo in January, going just 8-14 since.
  • Gordon Hayward is looking a lot like his old self pre-leg injury and is almost like a new roster inclusion coming into the Playoffs should his confidence and output continue.
  • Pacers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
  • Over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
  • Celtics are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 home games.
  • 209.0 was eclipsed in 3 of the games in the regular season, and we’ll take that into tonight despite our liking for Unders in Game 1’s. 209.0 is low enough for us.

OUR PICK  = Over 209.0


OKLAHOMA CITY @ PORTLAND

WESTERN CONFERENCE – GAME 1

Win/Loss 

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPPG DIFF
OKC 114.5 111.1 +3.4
Portland 114.7 110.5 +4.2

Season Series

08.03.19 Portland OKC 121 : 129
(113 : 113)
12.02.19 OKC Portland 120 : 111
23.01.19 OKC Portland 123 : 114
05.01.19 Portland OKC 109 : 111

Picks against the spread

 Spread Points   Result
OKC Over Portland
+3.5 225.0 104-99
  • Westbrook averaged 29.5 ppg, 10 rpg and 8.8 apg in 4 games against Portland this season, while Lillard averaged 34.8 ppg and 7.8 apg during an intense Season Series which OKC took 4-0.
  • Paul George is struggling with right shoulder soreness but has stated that he will play tonight.
  • Without Nurkic, Portland will rely on Kanter to combat Steven Adams, his former Thunder teammate.
  • Like the +3.5 for the Thunder.

OUR PICK  = Oklahoma City +3.5


DETROIT @ MILWAUKEE

EASTERN CONFERENCE – GAME 1

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

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
Detroit Over Milwaukee
+12.5 218.5 121-86
  • Pistons had to fight until the final day of the regular season, winning their last 2 games to squeeze into the postseason, only to earn themselves a trip to face the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Blake Griffin sat out 4 of the final 7 games of the regular season with a left knee injury and is questionable tonight.
  • Pistons come into this Series without a lot of pressure as heavy underdogs, and a -12.5 line tonight seems a little high.
  • Like Overs more, for a small stake.

OUR PICK  =  Over 218.5


UTAH @ HOUSTON

WESTERN CONFERENCE – GAME 1

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

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
Utah Under Houston
+6.0 214.0 122-90
  • The 4th-seeded Rockets ousted the Jazz in 5 games in the 2nd round of last season’s playoffs with Harden averaging 28 ppg and 7.4 apg.
  • Houston ended the regular season hot with 20 wins in 23 games.
  • Jazz rank 2nd defensively and the Rockets rank in the bottom 3rd in tempo, like Unders here in a Game 1.

OUR PICK  = Under 214.0