We have the two games today and both of the 7 game series are tied in each matchup.
The Milwaukee Bucks proved why they were the best team in the East all year, after dropping game one by smashing the Celtics in Game 2. They will head to Boston with a lot of confidence.
The Portland Trail Blazers head back home with a lot of confidence after defeating the Denver Nuggets 97 to 90 in what was a slow-paced contest.
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NBA Picks today and Against the Spread along with Game Total Picks.
Milwaukee Bucks 1 @ Boston Celtics 1
Prediction – Game Total Over 220.5
The Bucks were very good in Game 2 and managed to square up the series against the Celtics. Giannis had a big game and will be difficult to stop in Game 2.
Some interesting facts in regards to this game. The Milwaukee Bucks cover the Spread at 75% as an away underdog this season. They also cover at 70% as an underdog and 63% as an away team.
Boston on the other hand only cover at 42% after a loss. T
These are just trends but the Bucks were very good in the regular season and Giannis can be unstoppable at times.
The Bucks also go over the Game Total at 70% as an underdog and the Celtics go over 60% of the time as a favorite.
Expect the Bucks to put in a huge effort offensively and try and make the game fast paced which has suited them all season.
Denver Nuggets 1 @ Portland Trail Blazers 1
Prediction – Game Total Over 215.5
The Blazers were very good in Game 2 and managed to pinch a game in Denver which has been very difficult for teams all season.
They did this and Damian Lillard had a quiet night with just the 14 points and a horrible shooting performance.
The Portland Trail Blazers cover at 63% as Favourites this season and 60% as Home Favs. The Denver Nuggets on the other hand only cover the spread at 41% as the away team.
Expect Damian Lillard to have more of an impact on the offensive end for the Blazers and go close to 30 points. Both these sides have a combined head to head average of 220 for their last 5 meetings and expect a similar result here.
The Blazers should win this game and there should be more scoring compared to Game 2.
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Head to Head – 2/2