Record foreign legion in National Basketball Association playoffs

Apr 13, 2018, 02:45

Each team won twice in the season series. Toronto went a stunning 33-5 in games decided by 10 or more points, making them a solid double-digit margin play in prop betting. He averages 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game off the bench. Aldridge had his best season in San Antonio in carrying the Spurs as best as possible without Leonard, and the Warriors' task in trying to limit him probably begins with Green, the Defensive Player of the Year last season and one of the league's best defensive forwards.

Boston will be missing Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart from the lineup with only Smart likely to return this postseason. In addition, Games 1 and 4 are set to run on TNT, Game 2 will appear on NBA TV, while Game 3 will be carried by ESPN.

Game 3s start Thursday, and all Game 7s - if necessary - would be on April 28 and 29. Overall, if there was to be a 4th match-up between the two teams, I believe that more people will be rooting for the Warriors than the Cavs due to the fact that people hate to see Lebron win.

The Pacers made a living out of pulling out tight games during the regular season - and that bodes well for them in their first-round matchup against LeBron and the Cavs. That's in line with Cleveland's 5-30 record this season when James has a negative net rating. Not only does this make the Heat completely avoidable in the third-quarter victor props, it should also make bettors think twice about picking Miami to have the highest-scoring second half despite Philly's fourth-quarter struggles. Redick, who turned a 15th seed team to a 3rd seed team.

Just two games separated the Nos. That didn't happen before the finale this year, so James played all the way to the finish. Golden State and Houston are the exceptions here as they should coast in their respective first round series' and - truth be told - are really the only two teams with realistic odds of winning it all.

The Minnesota Timberwolves had better be ready from the opening tip, because the red-hot Rockets certainly will be.

Not often is a No. 4 seed one of the teams to beat in the postseason, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are no ordinary No. 4 seed.

The 2018 NBA Playoffs are officially here. Bet both props confidently.

In the West, the Houston Rockets led by MVP candidate, James Harden, seem to be coasting at the number one seed.

The Trail Blazers (+4,000) will need to be at their offensive best to keep up with a New Orleans Pelicans team that averaged almost 112 points per game - and to do so, the Blazers have to fix some truly very bad fourth-quarter, long-range shooting woes.

Utah's game at Portland will decide the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

Extra possessions have a significant impact - not only in real-game situations, but in betting prop scenarios, as well.

IN went 3-1 against the Cavaliers in the regular season.

Russell Westbrook will average a triple-double for the second straight season. He finished with 10 points in just over 10 minutes. If the pace picks up at some point in this series, over bettors are going to have a field day.

It is beginning to look a lot like playoff time. The Rockets swept the Timberwolves, and the Warriors took three of four games with the Spurs during the regular season. It might not come up, but should the Pelicans take the Blazers to OT, they'll be a solid live bet. That's roughly the difference between a 64-win and 30-win pace over an 82-game season. Eastern Time will be the defending champion Golden State Warriors as they host the San Antonio Spurs. Cleveland can finish No. 3 or No. 4 in the East, depending on the outcome of its game against the Knicks and the Milwaukee at Philadelphia game.