6-5-1 on NBA Playoffs up 2.09 units
RIP Erin Popovich
Pacers almost made the comeback, but the Cavs evened the series. The Cavs are 0-2 against the spread this playoffs. If the line is anything more than Cavs -4 in Indianapolis, I’ll bet the Pacers again. Lebron had a dominant first half, I still hate how he complains to refs instead of getting back on defense.. just wait till a stoppage in play. Maybe I am just old school. Donovan Mitchell and Derrick Favors beat the Thunder and tried to push the over over, but Paul George, Westbrook, and Carmelo went 0-14 in the 4th quarter. Thanks Big 3. The Rockets worked the T’Wolves and CP3 went silly.
76ers -2 at -108 for 3 units. 76ers can’t shoot worse from 3 (19.4%) than they did in Game 2. Covington won’t shoot 9 3s again. Amir Johnson will have to play well again against Whiteside. Ben Simmons will adjust after getting slowed down in Game 2. Wade turned back the clock and went off, but I don’t know if he can do that in back to back games. I just think the 76ers are the better team and they know they have to win this game.
Blazers +4 for 2 units. Just too many points against a hungry Blazers team. Lillard has to step up and I think he will. I don’t like betting against playoff Rondo, Jrue, and The Brow, but this is just too many points for a hungry 3 seed.
Warriors Spurs over 206 for 4 units. Staying away from the line in this one. Pop’s wife passing away may lead to the Spurs playing inspired basketball. -4 is a fishy line anyway and I would usually take the underdog when the line is fishy, but the passing of Erin Popovich throws a wrench into the situation. The last game soared over and the first game should have too, but the Spurs went cold for two large stretches of the first game. They won’t go cold tonight.