NBA Picks Of The Day: 2-Team Teaser & Pacers In Hot Underdog Spot

Jordan Sharp

Thursday, April 21, 2016 2:32 PM GMT

Thursday, Apr. 21, 2016 2:32 PM GMT

We missed last night due to Pistons collapsing in the second half. With three more NBA games tonight, I have found my best NBA betting options and am releasing them free of charge!

 

Playoffs Record: 5-5

Raptors vs. Pacers
The Pacers take their round one series back to Indianapolis tonight for a decisive Game 3 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The NBA odds boards have the Raptors as -1 ½ favorites in this one, with a total of 193 points. Indiana lost Game 2 pretty badly, and they need to get a win to keep their stolen home court advantage alive.

The one thing the Pacers must do better this time around is slow down Jonas Valanciunas. The Raptors big man is having the series of his life, and the weak Pacers frontcourt is showing why they were one of the worst frontcourts in the league this season. Valanciunas is getting whatever he wants around the basket, and he is keeping the Pacers from getting second chances on offense; this issue leads the NBA pick for this game.

If Indiana can remedy that here tonight, they have a good chance of getting a win here and putting the pressure on Toronto. Ian Mahinmi needs to stay out of foul trouble, and rookie Myles Turner has to come to play on both ends of the court, but the crowd in Indy is going to be rocking tonight, and I expect that to make a difference as well. The Raptors were solid this regular season as road favorites, but only in the first half. After starting the year 7-4 ATS as road favorites, they went 4-7 ATS in their last 11 games as away favorites.

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Free NBA Pick: Indiana Pacers +104 
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

Two-Team Teaser
When it comes to pre-game dance routines, Russell Westbrook owns the rest of the NBA. Come to think of it, when it comes to most other teams, Westbrook owns them too, and with all of the stupid talk of Charlie Villanueva’s comments, Westbrook is about to come out tonight and have the game of his life. The Thunder are probably furious on how they lost Game 2, and I expect them to come out mad and focused for Game 3 tonight in Dallas.

Dallas played great in Game 2, but the series is about to shift back to how Game 1 was, just probably not by 38 points. The Thunder are too talented and deep to let this Mavs team hang around, and I am teasing them down to -4 ½ tonight as the first leg of my teaser.

The second leg is the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. The NBA Odds makes have the Warriors as -5 favorites on the road in Game 3, but they may not have Stephen Curry once again. While that seems like it might not matter too much, the road game is troubling for the Warriors. As road favorites in their last 12 games as such, they were only 4-7-1 ATS, and the Rockets are going to be desperate for a win here. They only lost by nine points in Golden State without Curry, so if he misses again tonight, the Rockets are a great teaser value as well.

My Pick: 2-team teaser: Thunder -4 ½ & Rockets +9 ½ at BetOnline

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