Four Games for this Saturday and we get to see the in form Bucks and in form Rockets try and go 3 nil up and a chance of sweeping their opponents.
Here are some NBA Picks for April 20th, 2019.
Philadelphia 76ers 2 @ Brooklyn Nets 1
Prediction – Game Total Over 231.5
Brooklyn + 2.5
The 76ers had a decent win in Game 3 without Joel Embiid and it is looking likely that he doesn’t suit up in Game 4.
The Nets are the best in the NBA for defending the 3 Point shot and will not allow the Sixers to shoot at 40% from the land of plenty in this game.
Tobias Harris went 6/6 and JJ Redick 5/9 in an emphatic Sixers away win.
The Last two games the Total score has been high and the same will be expected, although the Nets will put up a fight to square the series.
The 76ers only cover the Spread 38.5% of the time this season after a win and complacency could cost them a chance to go 3-1 up.
Take the Over and the Nets to maybe pinch this contest.
Denver Nuggets 1 @ San Antonio Spurs 2
Prediction – Game Total Under 208.5
San Antonio -3.5
The Trend in this Contest is for the Game Total to go Under.
When the Spurs are the Home Favourite and the Nuggets are the Away Underdogs the Game Goes Under the number 60% of the time.
As for the Game Result, the Spurs have clearly been the better side in this series so far.
Derrick White was big with 36 Points in Game 3 and DeMar DeRozan has been to the playoffs before and has a lot of big game experience.
The Spurs are generally tough at home and cover the spread at 59%. Expect this game to be low scoring and the Spurs to make it tough for Nikola Jokic and Co.
Milwaukee Bucks 2 @ Detroit Pistons 0
Prediction – Game Total Over 216.5
Milwaukee – 9.5
The Detroit Pistons really struggle when Blake Griffen does not take the court and he is injured and fighting to play in Game Three.
Milwaukee has been winning easily so far and Giannis is just too strong for the Pistons.
Milwaukee covers the Spread at 61% as a Favourite and the Pistons only 42% as an Underdog.
If Griffen plays it may be closer but the Bucks have Giannis Antetokounmpo and should win this game by a significant margin.
As a trend for the Game Total, both sides are 58% or more for the Over with 2-3 days of rest. Look for he Bucks to win this one and there to be a fair amount of scoring.
Houston Rockets 2 @ Utah Jazz 0
Prediction Game Total – 215.5
Houston + 1.5
James Harden and the Rockets have been playing some fantastic basketball and could challenge the Warriors if they are fit.
They are just playing too well to have any confidence in going with the Jazz.
The Game Should be closer because of the Homecourt for the Jazz, but some of their stars have failed to fire.
The Rockets should win this game and go 3 nil up.
As for the Game Total when the Rockets are an Underdog they tend to crank it up on the defensive end with the total going under 64% of the time.
Another interesting trend for the Game Total is when the Jazz has 2-3 days of rest they are more focused and play solid defense. The Game Total goes under the number 69% of the time when the Jazz is well rested.
These are some NBA Picks for April 20th, 2019.
Game Total – 2/4
Against the Spread – 2/4