Another four games to get through for a Sunday and one of the Matchups could and will probably end today.
The Boston Celtics are proving too strong for the Indiana Pacers and the Pacers have been out of form the last couple of months.
All three of the other matches feature sides that are trying to square the series up, so it’s shaping up as a decent day of hoops.
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Boston Celtics 3 @ Indiana Pacers 0
Prediction – Game Total Over 204.5 Points
Boston – 3.5
The Pacers are not playing great basketball and really don’t have the offensive firepower to match it with the Celtics. They may be after an early exit and the defensive intensity in this contest could prove minimal. The Celtics should win this game and it may be by a decent margin.
The Game Total trend is for it to go over the number at 58% when the Celtics are an away favorite. The Game Total also goes over at 61% when the Pacers are a home underdog.
Expect more scoring than previous encounters and a probable early exit from the finals for the Indiana Pacers.
Golden State Warriors 2 @ Los Angeles Clippers 1
Prediction – Game Total Over 235.5 Points
Golden State – 7.5
After the defensive switch off from the Warriors in Game 2 it really looks unlikely that the same will happen for the remainder of the series.
The Clippers only cover the spread at 25% as a home underdog and some of the Warriors players are starting to hit some form.
As for the Game Total, it goes over the number at 67% when the Clippers are the Home team and 61% of the time when the Warriors are an away favorite.
Look at the Warriors to win it quite comfortably and there to be a lot of scoring based on the above facts.
Toronto Raptors 2 @ Orlando Magic 1
Prediction – Game Total Under 208.5 Points
Orlando + 5.5
The Orlando Magic have been an in-form side leading up to the playoffs and have not been too bad in this series. Kawhi Leonard from the Raptors is always hard to contain and if they can stop him they may square this series up.
Toronto only covers the Spread at 38.5% as an away favorite and the Orlando side covers at 61% as a Home Underdog. This will suggest that Orlando will bring it defensively in this game and it should be a low scoring close contest.
The Game Total also goes Under 66% of the time after an Orlando loss.
Portland Trail Blazers 2 @ Oklahoma City Thunder 1
Prediction – Game Total Over 223.5
Oklahoma – 5.5
Many predicted this series to go seven games and it certainly looks likely at this stage.
The Thunder played a faster pace in the second half of their last encounter and it worked a charm with the Thunder ending up with a decent win.
The Trend here is that Portland only covers the spread at 36% as an away underdog.
Oklahoma should win this game and there will probably be a lot of scoring as opposed to less which hasn’t worked for them in previous games.
Expect a fast paced high scoring contest and the Thunder most likely to come out on top.
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Game Total – 2/4
Against the Spread – 2/4