Another night, and another couple of winning NBA picks gives me a record of 13-3 in the NBA Playoffs. Today I've found two more NBA Odds for Sunday that present some nice betting value.
Clippers vs. Spurs
The Clippers did not show up to Game 3. It should be am embarrassment to everyone in that organization, including the fans and the community of Los Angeles. That may sound harsh, but this team has been criticized before for their lack of determination and grind power. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are two great players, but they can’t seem to get over the hump in the playoffs.
These are the things being said about the Clippers after their last game, and if it were me, I would make sure I came out and dominated Game 4 on the road this afternoon, if I were on the Clippers. Sadly several genetic factors led to my basketball career fizzling out, however that doesn’t mean I can’t see when a team is about to come out and give it their all. With NBA betting odds of +6 1/2, the Clippers might be a value this afternoon, however I think a better play might be the total, which is sitting just under 200 points at 199 ½.
Until Game 3, this series was trending towards higher scores. However when LA didn’t show up in Game 3, it sent the total tumbling down. Now it sits at 199 ½, down two full points from where it opened, and I’m thinking about the over here.
Even after two of the last three games have gone under, the Spurs have cashed NBA picks placed on the over at 8-3 in their last 11 games against winning teams. San Antonio has been consistent on offense in this series. They are averaging 101 points per game in this series so far, and at home tonight while I think their defense will be good, I expect the Clippers to be good as well tonight on offense. Take the over for this matinee thriller, it’s kind of my heat-check play of the day.
NBA Pick: OVER 199 ½
Raptors vs. Wizards
You know what else is sad, Canada, your basketball team. Sure you can still claim the Grizzlies if you want, but come on, the Great White North is getting beaten by a Wizards team that’s good, but lost all three times against the Raptors in the regular season. Now Washington has a chance to sweep the Raptors tonight at home, and the NBA Odds have the Wizards as -6 favorites, with a total of 197 1/2.
However while I am tempted to lay the points with Washington here, the better play might be the total again. This is an earlier game, and while I’m taking the over in the afternoon game between the Spurs and Clippers, this total is only two points less, and the offensive firepower and game play speed is also less. We had success last night cashing the under in an elimination game, and I think we could see the same thing in this one. So far the only two elimination games these playoffs have gone under the total, and I see that becoming a trend as the playoffs get further along.
NBA Pick: UNDER 197 ½ at 5Dimes