April 26 NBA Playoffs Betting Picks & Predictions

April 26 NBA Playoffs Betting Picks & Predictions

Barry Devoe
7 months ago
2 min read
Suns guard Chris Paul looks on in the 2022 NBA Playoffs against the New Orleans Pelicans in Round 1

Three different games are occurring across the NBA on Tuesday, as there is sure to be some fun basketball. Click each game link to bet on these games for free in Ohio with betJACK Training Camp!

Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks

The Spread: Heat (-7)

After losing Game 3 in a close affair, the Miami Heat bounced back in a huge way, as they ended up absolutely crushing the Atlanta Hawks to take a 3-1 series lead.

Jimmy Butler put up a huge performance, as he went off for 36 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and four steals.

The Heat got double figures in scoring from each and every one of their starters.

Miami also did an excellent job of shutting down Trae Young, as he finished with just nine points on 3-of-11 shooting. 

Young has the ability to torch opposing defenses night in and night out, but the Heat also have the defensive personnel to shut them down on any given night.

De’Andre Hunter was the only Hawks player to get it going his last time out, as he dropped 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting.

Expect the Heat to wrap up this series in front of their home crowd.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

The Spread: Grizzlies (-6)

The Minnesota Timberwolves managed to tie up this series at 2-2 after blowing two 25 point leads in Game 3.

Karl-Anthony Towns bounced back in a huge way, as he went off for a playoff career-high of 33 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field and 14-of-17 at the free-throw line.

Towns got back to playing physical and taking it to the rim rather than letting the Memphis Grizzlies defenders ice him out of the action. When Towns is aggressive, good things are bound to happen. 

Anthony Edwards also had a good performance, as he finished with 24 points on 7-of-14 shooting. 

Ja Morant had a forgettable performance, managing just 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting. 

Desmond Bane’s big performance kept the Grizzlies in this game, however, as he finished with 34 points on 11-of-18 shooting.

This will be a good game, but expect the Grizzlies to protect home in this one.

Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans

The Spread: Suns (-7)

The New Orleans Pelicans have been a pleasant surprise these NBA Playoffs, as not many people had them getting there after having to win two play-in games to get there.

This has been a coming out party for Brandon Ingram in his first playoffs, as he’s averaging 29.8 points on over 51 percent shooting to go along with 6.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game.

CJ McCollum has enjoyed a huge playoffs in his first year with the Pelicans, as he’s averaging 24.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game.

With the series shifting back to Phoenix, the Suns have a chance to weather the storm without Devin Booker by getting an extra boost from their home crowd.

That is sure to motivate Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton. With that said, expect the Suns to take this one and cover the spread.

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