We ended up with no losses yesterday in the NBA Odds, pushing us to 27-14-2 in the NBA Playoffs so far. We have another big night of NBA Picks this evening, and I have found two more plays that look like great value this evening.
Hawks vs. Wizards
The Wizards are in a new stratosphere compared to the past Washington playoff teams, and even with their star likely out for the remainder of the playoffs, they still have a 2-1 series lead, with a chance to go ahead 3-1 after tonight. The Wizards have been playing great defense, and they have been getting production from a budding former top three pick in Otto Porter.
If this level of play continues, the Wizards are going to be a great play here, and as +4 ½ dogs, I am taking the points here tonight. Wall’s absence does hurt, but with Bradley Beal and Ramon Sessions handling the ball well enough to run the offense, this Wizards team seems to have enough to handle the Hawks.
Not only that, but we are starting to see some injury concerns sneak into these Eastern Conference series, and the Hawks are one of the main sufferers. Jeff Teague has been playing on ankle that’s been rolled a few times in the playoffs, Al Horford left Game 3 and did not return, DeMarre Carroll was not in the game at the end of the game for some reason, and Paul Millsap was suffering from flu-like symptoms in Game 3 too.
With the Hawks seemingly fading some, as well as on the road here, I am taking the points here despite the lack of Wall in the lineup. The Wizards are now 8-1-1 ATS in their last ten games dating back to the regular season, and they are 11-1 in their last 12 playoffs games as underdogs.
NBA Pick: Wizards +4 ½ at Pinnacle
Warriors vs. Grizzlies
We are finally seeing how overvalued the Warriors have been this season, because the Grizzlies aren’t doing anything special, yet they are handling the young Warriors with ease. Playing good defense, not turning the ball over and taking good shots seems to be the recipe of beating the Warriors, and even though the Dubs have been exposed so far in this series, for some reason the sportsbooks still have the Grizzlies as NBA odds underdogs in this game.
The NBA Odds have the Grizzlies as +5 underdogs, and once again I’m taking the points with the home team. Memphis has been getting contributions from multiple players, and with the Warriors dealing with a shutdown Klay Thompson and a lack of offense from anyone not named Stephen Curry, and that’s not going to get it done in this series.
Memphis is now 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games dating back to the regular season, and they are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as underdogs. Plus, dating back to last season, the Grizzlies are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games in the second round of the playoffs. The Warriors on the other hand are only 1-4 ATS in their last five games in the Conference Semi-Finals, and I am going with the Grizzlies once again tonight.
NBA Pick: Grizzlies +5