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Last night was another wild night in sports with a full slate of MLB games, NHL playoff games and NBA playoff games. There were a lot of great match-ups, but the highlight of the night was undoubtedly the Clippers and Spurs playing game two of their series like it was a game seven of the NBA Finals. This might be one of the best games you’ll see all year-long and our apologies go out to our fellow East Coasters who are feeling the pain from the staying up late to see the finish.
While tonight doesn’t look to have a game of that caliber, at this time of the year you just never know. The NBA Playoffs feature three away teams desperate to get a win in their series. The NHL Playoffs have the Blackhawks and Flames looking to close out their series on the road and two other series that are seemingly just getting started. While baseball is also on. I know that sounds unfair to MLB, but there isn’t a single pitching match-up tonight that can match the intrigue of these playoff series.
Let’s take a look at the best betting odds for tonight and make our picks:
NBA Playoffs Betting Tips:
With the series all switching cities tonight could be the night for one of these underdogs to grab a win in the series. The Celtics have played the Cavs tough in every game, but they’ve never come close to actually stealing one. The crowd should be hot for this one as well, but I just don’t think they have an answer for Lebron James and Kyrie Irving in any way, shape or form. The closest game of the series was an eight-point win for the Cavs, I’m going with the Cavs -4.
The New Orleans are also an intriguing road option getting +5 points at home against the best team in the NBA. That seems like a solid play, but the the way the Warriors are starting to come together I’m not sure anyone can stop them. I don’t feel comfortable picking that line, but I do feel comfortable saying this one will go over 203 points. Game one was well over this number, expect more of that as Davis puts on a show at home.
The third playoff game of the night is the Chicago Bulls going up to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks. This one should be interesting as the last game in the series featured many technical fouls and things got really heated between the two teams. Those things don’t just go away. On top of that Nikolai Mirotic will miss this game which hurts the Bulls. The Bucks +3 is our play tonight.
NHL Playoffs Betting Tips:
Things are really starting to heat up in the NHL Playoffs (and it’s only round one) and there is one series that really interests us tonight.
The first, is the Calgary Flames heading to Vancouver to finish out the series. The Canucks seemingly always find themselves in this position, not playing to their potential with their fans on the verge of rioting, and the Flames are ready to strike. Take the Flames +150 then watch the streets of Vancouver burn after their team is eliminated.
Daily Fantasy Sports Tips:
The NBA Playoffs are secretly a great time to play daily fantasy sports. With teams having shorter rotations it’s much easier to build a lineup of people who will score higher. Just look at the minutes usage when picking your role players and get as many starters as you can. Heck, tonight I could easily see starting the entire Cavs starting lineup being a winning play. In game 2, Cavs starters scored 92 of the team’s 99 points.