NBA Basketball Picks - Daily ATS Predictions
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For anyone getting their brooms ready, I advise you to hold off. The Pacers will steal a win here and send the series back to Boston where they will “live to fight another day”. I’ll toss away the bucket here and take the Pacers outright.
Houston beat Utah twice in Salt Lake City in the Western Conference semifinals a year ago. The Jazz averaged just 89.5 points per game in those contests. We look for more of the same. Houston wins again on the road.
Quite frankly I am a bit puzzled here that the Sixers are offered at around the same price that they were in Game Three, but I'll take advantage regardless. Philadelphia has shown in the last two games that they are a force to be reckoned with and the superior outfit compared to their counterparts. Sixers win this one again perhaps by maybe a bit of a closer margin, but nonetheless, we are only asked to lay one basket. I don't think Philly will have trouble holding up its end of the deal there. Spot the points.
The Thunder are in a must-win situation. Oklahoma City has too much talent to go down this easy in the first round. Look for Oklahoma City to get in the win column with a 10+ point win. Bet the Thunder on Friday night.
It's "do or die" time now for the Pacers as they simply cannot afford to go down 3-0 and have any hopes of coming from behind to win this series. I expect the Pacers to play with a sense of urgency and hone their home court advantage to get the win. Since we are only asked to lay a basket, the Pacers are a real bargain play as they could build another significant lead and this time they won’t relinquish it.
I can trust the Sixers laying a bucket and getting a cover. The Nets will be seeing a lot of Money Line action here, but I must remind takers that Brooklyn is 15-26 SU against teams with a winning record this season. They are not a good outright choice here, and for that reason alone I'll take the Sixers.
We like the Nuggets to grab this win, despite being on the road. We are going to bet the Nuggets +3.5 in this game.
Detroit can simply not afford to go down 2-0 against the Bucks as that would assuredly spell the end for the Pistons with two more games guaranteed to go back to Milwaukee in this series after that. I expect Rock City to play with a sense of urgency and throw the kitchen sink at the Deer. Will they win? I don't think so. Cover though? Absolutely. Take the points.
Targeting overreactions is what we are all about. Fading zig-zags is another strategy that we champion. For those that fancy Philadelphia in this spot, takers can rejoice that they are on the right side of both these equations. The Sixers respond with fury and level the series with style. Lay the points.
The Bucks will use this opening game as an opportunity to remind the masses that they are indeed a force to be reckoned with in their own stead. Milwaukee will dominate this contest and take the Pistons wire-to-gate. This match has all the makings of a statement game for the Bucks, and they could win this one by 20-plus points easily.
Brooklyn may have gotten hot at just the right time as they will be stepping into this playoff with a bit more swag given their present winning streak. The Nets were one of the biggest turnarounds in 2018 after hovering near the basement for two seasons previously. Brooklyn knows they can play with Philadelphia concerning the ebbs and flows of this series and they will come in under the number here in Game One.
The Dallas Mavericks are finishing their season. The San Antonio Spurs are looking ahead to the postseason. Look for San Antonio to finish strong and put the Mavericks away. We are betting the San Antonio Spurs.
The Pacers have bigger fish to fry as they have a date with Boston in the Playoffs. As for the Hawks, their season comes to an end after this match. The Hawks will look to close this one out on a high note in their own barn before their faithful. Indiana will treat this game as a scrimmage, and there is an excellent chance we won't see them risk exposing their starters to injury. Contrarily, Atlanta will go out with the intention to simply win the game and end their campaign on a positive. I'll pass on the points. Give me the Hawks outright.
You can call it playing for pride if you must, but the Knicks will win this game. New York has a rubric to follow if they want to repeat success against the Bulls as they were able to get a convincing week just over a week ago against them. While the victory means nothing for New York, it is an excellent way to conclude what was an otherwise precocious season for the Knickerbockers. Moreover, Chicago has won more games on the road this season at home as they are just 9-31 SU on their own floor. So by no means is this an unwinnable game for New York. The Bulls are not a candidate to be laying points to anyone.
These two teams are both heading to the postseason. The Thunder at home here seems to be what would be the best bet. It's such a small margin, taking the Thunder to win is the way to go.
Brooklyn will throw the kitchen sink at Milwaukee as every win they acquire gets them closer to the finish line and a post-season berth. Even if the Nets come up short, they will make a game of this one and come in under in the inflated number.
It is hard to justify backing a team that is coming in off an 85-point performance with a dubious track record on the road all season long. I wouldn’t be shocked if the Wizards gave the Spurs a good scare here. Take the points.
The Bucks were not happy about the result of the last two teams’ meeting on March 17th because it was only their sixth loss in Milwaukee this season. Before a nationally televised audience, Philly seemingly beat the Bucks at their own game and outscored them on their own floor. Milwaukee will have revenge on their mind here and will be chomping at the bit to hand Philly their tenth loss at home this season. Given the fact that a win also gives the Bucks home court throughout the playoffs, the stakes are high for the Deer, and I expect them to cash in.
Miami has all the ingredients to win this game by considerable margins. They are the more physical team, they have a better defense, and the deeper bench to play a rugged game. Miami will utilize their home court prowess in this series to make a statement.
Look for Oklahoma City to sense some urgency and come out on top here. The Thunder win the game, and improve their playoff seeding, which they need to hope avoids the Warriors in the first round.