1-1-1 on NBA Playoffs down .18 units
Spurs had 17 first quarter points and then made 1 field goal in the last 6:30 of the second quarter. We missed the over by 1 point and the Warriors cruised. Steph Curry was on the bench for the Warriors, Kawhi Leonard was nowhere to be found. Serge Ibaka and the Raptors did enough to win the game, but they pushed against the Wizards. John Wall went off. The 76ers scored 77 second half points to pull away from the Heat. Dragic and Whiteside had quiet games. Anthony Davis and Playoff Rondo covered (like I predicted) and won the game outright in Portland. Now onto today’s slate.
Bucks +3.5 for 2 units. Giannis, Giannis, and Giannis. The Celtics have not won a game vs a playoff team since March. This is just a bad matchup for the Celtics. Boston is great at guarding the perimeter, but not so great in the paint. Guess where Giannis does his work? The paint. I think this will be a close game, but if either team pulls away, it will be the Bucks. Injuries to Irving, Hayward, and Marcus Smart will show themselves this series.
Cavs -7 for 2 units. Lebron vs Lance. Some people are predicting Lance will get in Lebron’s head.. yeah right. Lebron is one of the smartest players in basketball, too smart for Lance. The Cavs struggled at times this season, but they are still 29-12 at home. I am not going to be against Lebron in his first playoff game of the season. Oladipo and Sabonis have played well for the Pacers this season, but I do not think they will do enough to cover in this one.
Jazz Thunder over 205 for 4 units. Utah is averaging 113 points in April. The Thunder are averaging 115 points in April. If those numbers stay true, this game will soar over. The Jazz have been so hot on offense, I told myself i would bet this over if it was 212 or less. Vegas is giving us a gift with this 205.. I’ll bite..
No play on the Rockets Thunder game. The line is about where it should be and the over/under is tough to read. The Rockets could always get hot at home and cover, but I won’t be betting it. I like the T’Wolves, but they have weird problems like Teague’s awful entry passing and the lack of shooting from 3-point land (31.9% in April).