NBA Picks Of The Day: Tease & Win With Tonight Playoffs Card

Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:36 PM UTC

Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2016 12:36 PM UTC

We barely missed cashing our teaser on the Hawks and Celtics last night. However, we easily won our first half NBA betting on the Spurs, and we are back for Wednesday's playoffs.

Playoff Record: 4-4

Hornets vs. Heat
The Hornets got trounced in their first game against the Heat in the playoffs. However, once again the sportsbook recognize that this team is better than how they performed on Sunday, and they once again have the Heat as just -4 ½ favorites, with a total of 199. The Hornets need to do a better job of not letting guys like Luol Deng nail open three-pointers, but that was an anomaly that likely won’t happen again.

In fact, the Heat could not miss against the Hornets in Game 1, shooting nearly 58 percent from the floor. This likely won’t happen again, and even if it does, it certainly helps our play in this one. Find out what Jason Lake has to say about this game as well.

Even though their pace was super slow, both teams have pretty good offensive games outside of the first and fourth quarters for the Hornets. The fourth quarter was just bad because their bench was in, but I expect this one to be a bit closer, and I also expect the Hornets to try and speed up the Heat as much as possible.

Charlotte’s only chance in this one is to out run the Heat on offense, and force them into abandoning their methodical half court offensive style. If they can do that, they have a chance to win, but they do not have the talent to go toe to toe in a half court battle with this team. That’s why I am banking on the 'Over' once again being a solid play in this one.

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Free NBA Pick: 'Over' 199 (-110)
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

Must Read: Jordan Sharp's Series Odds & Picks

Two-Team Teaser
For my final NBA pick of Wednesday, I am going with a two-team teaser and combining the last two games of the night. The Cavs got all they could handle from the Pistons in Game 1 of that series, while the Clippers pulled away from the Blazers in the second half of their game because of stifling defense. 

While I think Cleveland will still win this game, I doubt it is more than 15 points, which is exactly the teaser odds we can get with a 4 ½ point teaser at the current NBA odds boards of +10 ½.

Detroit matches up well with this team, and while I hate to say it, they are coached much better than the Cavs, who basically have Lebron James as their head coach. Stan Van Gundy is a seasoned playoff coach, and he is going to help the Pistons make a series out of this.

If Detroit can continue to limit the other members of the Cavs not apart of the big three, as well as get solid production from a host of different players and their bench, they should be able to keep this one relatively close again.

On the flip side, the Blazers stand very little chance in my opinion, and teasing down the Clippers to -4 is a nice play for tonight’s second part of the teaser. Los Angeles is an underrated defensive team, and they proved it in Game 1.

Chris Paul was all over Damian Lillard, and the Clippers shut down C.J. McCollum as well. As long as they Clippers can stop one of those guys, they are going to have an easy series. Expect them to continue giving Al Farouq Aminu open shots, and look for them to cover their teaser odds tonight.

My Pick: 2-Team Teaser: Pistons +15 & Clippers -4 (+100)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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