Tuesday April 19 NBA Playoffs Betting Preview & Picks

Tuesday April 19 NBA Playoffs Betting Preview & Picks

Barry Devoe
2 years ago
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Suns forward Jae Crowder argues with an official in the NBA Playoffs

Three different Game 2’s are occurring across the NBA on Tuesday, as we’ll either see teams take a 2-0 lead or tie up the series at 1-1.

Let’s take a look at some of these matchups. Click each game link to practice free sports betting in Ohio with the betJACK Training Camp!

Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks

The Heat wasted no time in Game 1, as they ended up blowing out the Hawks in front of their home crowd.

Duncan Robinson led the way off the bench with 27 points on 9-of-10 shooting, with eight of his makes being 3-pointers. Robinson is an important asset for this Heat team, as he helps space the floor for Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, who both rely heavily on doing damage inside the paint.

Butler put in a great all-around effort with 21 points, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

Adebayo was limited as a scorer, scoring just six points, but contributed six rebounds and five assists.

Trae Young was absolutely limited in his previous game, scoring just eight points on 1-of-12 shooting from the field. Young was expected to break out in this one, as he had two great games in the play-in tournament, including a nearly 40-point performance to get the Hawks into the playoffs.

Expect Young to have a bounceback game but for the Heat to take care of business yet again.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Game 1 between these two teams was arguably the most exciting playoff game up to this point, as both were fighting it out until the very end with plenty of trash talking and physicality.

Karl-Anthony Towns had a huge bounce-back game, as he finished with 29 points on 11-of-18 shooting, 13 rebounds, and three assists. He also managed to stay out of foul trouble.

Anthony Edwards built off his play-in performance, finishing with 36 points on 12-of-23 shooting and six assists.

Ja Morant attacked the rim all throughout this game, as he ended up going to the free-throw line for 20 attempts, converting 16 of them. He finished with 32 points and eight assists.

Dillon Brooks contributed 24 points.

This series is going to be an absolute dogfight, as Edwards’s confidence is through the roof, and Towns seems to have shaken his playoff demons. He’s too good of a player not to be great in the playoffs.

Morant won’t let up either, so expect the Grizzlies to get one back in front of their home crowd.

Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Chris Paul torched his former franchise in Game 1 of this series, as he went off for 30 points and ten assists, showing us he can still hit a 3-pointer after going cold during the last stretch of the season.

Devin Booker contributed 25 points. Deandre Ayton had 21 points and nine rebounds.

CJ McCollum led the Pelicans with 25 points in the loss.

Expect the Suns to come out again and put the Pelicans away with ease, as their ultimate goal is to win the championship this season as the league’s best team.

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