April 20 NBA Playoff Betting Picks & Predictions
Three different games are occurring across the NBA on Wednesday, as there is sure to be some fun basketball!
Let’s take a look at some of these matchups! Click each link to bet for free on the NBA Playoffs with betJACK Training Camp!
The Spread: Boston Celtics (-3)
It was a hostile atmosphere between these two teams during Game 1 on Monday, as Kyrie Irving dealt with a ton of boos and profane language. Irving redirected that energy towards them, which should carry into Game 2 and make this another intense game.
Irving did not seem rattled whatsoever by the Boston crowd, as he went off for 39 points on 12-of-20 shooting to go along with six assists, five rebounds, and four steals.
Kevin Durant, however, struggled to get going, as he had 23 points but on just 9-of-24 shooting from the field.
“They did a good job forcing me away, helping in the paint. I just have to be more fundamental in my moves,” Durant said. “Some shots went in and out for me. I played fast and turned the ball over. I’ve just got to slow down and play my game. But they did a good job of making me see bodies.”
Jayson Tatum carried the Celtics with 31 points and eight assists. Jaylen Brown contributed 23 points, five rebounds, four steals, three assists, and two blocks.
Marcus Smart had 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals. Al Horford provided 20 points and 15 rebounds.
Expect KD and the Nets to come out and bounce back and steal one on the road.
The Spread: Philadelphia 76ers (-2)
The Sixers blew the barn doors off the Raptors in Game 2, as Joel Embiid went off for 31 points and 11 rebounds.
Embiid is a load to handle inside the paint, as he can use his big frame to back down on defenders and soft touch to lay it in or power to dunk on you.
Tyrese Maxey had yet another great performance for the Sixers, as he had 23 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.
James Harden contributed 14 points, six rebounds, six assists, three steals, and two blocks.
OG Anunoby led the Raptors with 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting. Pascal Siakam chipped in 20 points, ten rebounds, and five assists. Fred VanVleet provided 20 points, seven assists, and three steals.
Expect the Sixers to win and take a commanding 3-0 series lead.
The Spread:: Milwaukee Bucks (-10)
Giannis Antetokounmpo is obviously the main player to watch in this one, as he got his playoff off to a good start, finishing with 27 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.
The Bulls didn’t get many contributions from DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine whatsoever, as DeRozan finished with just 18 points on a 6-of-25 shooting. LaVine had 18 points as well but on 6-of-19 shooting.
The Bucks weren’t playing their best brand of basketball in their last game but still managed to eek out a win.
With their strong desire to repeat as defending champs, expect them to correct a lot of what went wrong in Game 1 and to give their home fans a treat.
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