2017 NBA Playoff Eastern Conference (Second Round) Predictions, and Odds: Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics.

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The (53-36) and Three Seed Washington Wizards of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division are in “BEANTOWN” for the second of their best of seven Eastern Conference SemiFinals Playoff matchup.

Washington play’s the (58-31) and Number-One Seed Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference Atlantic.

Tip-off is 8:00 PM EST on the TNT Television Network. The game is on Tuesday. May 2, 2017.

The teams will play at the TD Garden in beautiful downtown Boston, Massachusetts.

The best Sports Handicapper believes the Washington Wizards are looking for a split after losing game one.

Washington believes they have all the ingredients to win the best of seven series. The Boston Celtics have now overcome deficits twice in the 2017 postseason.

Boston has now won 5 straight playoff contests after falling behind 2-0 to Chicago in the first round.

The Opening Betting Line has the Boston Celtics as a Six-Point Home Favorite Against The Point Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 218 Points for Tuesday’s Western Conference Second Round Playoff Game 2 contest.

 

The Washington Wizards took care of the Atlanta Hawks n six-game to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Washington got off to a hot start Sunday. However, they could not close the contest, losing 123-111.

Washington led by double digits at the end of the first quarter but got outscored by twenty points in the third quarter.

The backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for forty-seven points. Center Marcin Gortat was effective in the post. The Wizards bench must do a better job in reserve the rest of the series.

Head Coach Scott Brooks still believes his team will come out and compete in the second game of the series. Brooks understands how to win postseason basketball with plenty experience in Oklahoma City.

The key to a Washington victory is to concentrate on defense Tuesday. They can score with ease but seem to struggle at the other end of the floor.

Bovada.Lv lists the Washington Wizards at +250 to win their second-round series against the Boston Celtics.

The 2017 Boston Celtics are now 3-1 their last four against the Washington Wizards.

Boston got off to a sluggish start in Sunday’s home win. Head Coach Brad Stevens saw the tide turn with the insertion of Marcus Smart early in the first quarter.

The former Oklahoma State product brings energy, and the team got an injection with him in the lineup.

Starting Forward, Gerald Green went scoreless in the game in just seven minutes of action.

Power Forward Al Horford did a masterful job in the post.

However, it was the play of All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas (33-points) that propelled the Celtics. Thomas is still playing with a heavy heart after flying to the Seattle area to bury his young sister.

The key to a Boston win Tuesday is to get out to a faster start and don’t take anything for granted. Washington will make adjustments.

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The Best 2017 NBA Playoff ATS Picks and, Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers.

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The (53-31) and second seed Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference Central Division will travel to “CIRCLE CITY” for game three of their first round playoff matchup.

Cleveland play’s the (42-42) and Number Seven Seed Indiana Pacers also of the Eastern Conference Central. Tip off is 7:00 PM EST on the TNT Television Network.

The game is on Thursday. April 20, 2017. The teams will play at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in beautiful Indianapolis, Indiana.

The best Sports Handicapper believes the Cleveland Cavaliers must find a way to close out playoff contests.

It seems as though the reigning NBA Champions are coasting through the postseason, it could cost them down the road.

The Indiana Pacers have the talent to take the series to seven games. Game 3 is basically do or die for the Pacers.

The Opening Betting Line has the Indiana Pacers as a Two-Point Home Underdog Against The Point Spread.

The Betting Odds Total is 212 And A Half Points for Thursday’s Eastern Conference First Round Playoff Game Three contest.

 

2017 Cleveland Cavaliers lethargic play in the second half of the NBA regular season is rearing it’s ugly head.

Cleveland has a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series, but it hasn’t been easy. ¬†Cleveland has beaten Indiana five straight times, however the Pacers have covered the last three Against The Spread.

Cleveland led game two of the series by eighteen points going into the fourth quarter and barely held on to get the win. Superstar LeBron James is still the best player on the planet.

The Cavaliers added sharpshooter Kyle Korver and point guard Deron Williams to the roster last in the season, the duo is coming up big in the postseason. Cleveland still depends on James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love for the majority of their offense.

Head Coach Tyronn Lue must warn his team about coasting this time of the year. The key to a Cleveland victory in game three is to play hard the entire contest.

Bovada.Lv lists the Cleveland Cavaliers at +360 to repeat as NBA Champions.

 

The Indiana Pacers lost game one of the series by a point, Forward C.J. Miles missed the game winning shot.

Indiana should feel confident going into the third game of the series and fans will be ready in “NAPTOWN”.

Starting point Guard Jeff Teague is more than capable of holding his won vs. Kyrie irving. The former Atlanta Hawks star scored twenty three points in game two.

Forward Paul George led the Pacers in scoring in defeat with thirty-two points. Indiana is doing a good job rebounding the basketball at both ends of the floor.

Head Coach Nate McMillan must find ways to isolate George for easy buckets.

Lance Stephenson also showed he has the moxy to score east baskets by driving the basketball.

All in all the Indiana Pacers have to feel good about the rest of the series, they had a chance to steal a game in Cleveland.

Their best case scenario is winning game three and four, putting the pressure on Cleveland.

The key to a Pacers victory Thursday is to play inspired ball in front of the home crowd.

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Winning Baseball Predictions, and Odds For Thursday. April 13, 2017: New York Mets at Miami Marlins.

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The (5-3) New York Mets of the National League East Division will be in the “SUNSHINE STATE” for a divisional series.

The Mets will play the (4-3) Miami Marlins also of the NL East in 2017 Major Baseball action.

The teams will play at Marlins Park on the former site of the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. The First pitch is at 7:10 PM EST. On Thursday. April 13, 2017.

The Best Sports Handicapper believes the New York Mets are looking for a fresh start after missing the playoffs in 2016. New York has all the tools to get to the 2017 MLB World Series.

The Miami Marlins are an organization in limbo. Owner Jeffrey Loria must assure fans the Marlins are going to do everything to field a winning product.

The Opening Betting Line has Miami as a -125 Home Favorite. The Betting Odds Total is Eight Runs For Thursday’s matchup.
The New York Mets have won their last three Major League Baseball contests and are looking for a sweep in Philadelphia on Tuesday. April, 12th. The Mets are in a tie with Washington in the AL East.

Experts predict both teams will compete the entire season for the division title.

Outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jay Bruce have five home runs to begin the season, making them two of the most potent hitters in the league.

Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera leads the New York offense with a .353 batting average with twelve hits. First Baseman Lucas Duda has a .429 on-base percentage.

Last season the starting pitching rotation was the reason they missed the playoffs.

Starters Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard must be consistent the entire season. The New York Mets offense is one of the best in the MLB Landscape.

However, it will not matter if the pitchers struggle.

New York will send Right Hander Robert Gsellman (0-1) with a 4.50 ERA to the hill for Thursday’s contest.

Bovada. Lv, list the 2017 New York Mets at +160 to win the 2017 National League East Division Title.

The 2017 Miami Marlins to two of three from the Mets earlier this month in the “BIG APPLE.”

Miami has won four of their last five and is concluding a series with Atlanta on Wednesday. April 12th.

Center Fielder Marcell Ozuna and Catcher J.T. Realmuto are the team’s leaders on offense.

David Phelps and free agent acquisition Edinson Volquez will anchor the pitching rotation.

The death of Jose Fernandez set the rotation back a few years. Manager Don Mattingly must find ways to compensate for the loss of Fernandez.

Miami will send “LEFTY” Wei-Yin Chen (1-0) with a 1.50 ERA to the mound for Game one of the series. The Former Orioles hurler went six innings, allowing seven hits and a run his last outing on April 7, a 7-2 win in New York over the Mets.

The key to a Miami victory is to produce on offense.

The Miami Marlins are listed at +1,400 to win the 2017 Major League Baseball National League East Division Crown.

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The Best Basketball Picks and, Odds For Thursday. April 6, 2017: Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers.

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The (40-38) Milwaukee Bucks of the Eastern Conference Central Division are in the “HOOSIER STATE” for a Divisional matchup.

Milwaukee takes on the (38-40) Indiana Pacers also of the Eastern Conference Central. Tip-off is 7:00 PM EST. The game is on Thursday. April 6, 2017.

The teams will play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

The best Sports Handicapper believes the Milwaukee Bucks could make it past the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs.

Milwaukee will cause team’s problems with their size and length. The Indiana Pacers are fighting for their playoff lives.

The Opening Betting Line has the Indiana Pacers as a Four-Point Home Favorite Against The Point Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 201 Points for Thursday’s contest.

The 2017 Milwaukee Bucks hope to end a two-game losing streak Thursday in Indianapolis.

Milwaukee has also dropped their last three to the number.

The Bucks are also looking to complete the season sweep over Indiana. Milwaukee is second in the Central division, ten and a half games behind Cleveland.

The Bucks are solidly in the playoffs and are the number-five seed. Head Coach Jason Kidd’s team is 10-5 vs. Central division opponents and 18-20 on the road in the 2016-17 season.

Kidd is in his third season on the bench in Milwaukee, and the team is showing progress at every level.

Forward Jabari Parker is recovering from his second ACL injury since entering the NBA.

However budding “SUPERSTAR” Giannis Antetokounmpo is slowly becoming one of the most popular players in the league.

The return of sharpshooter Khris Middleton will pay dividends in the playoffs.

Bovada.Lv listed the Milwaukee Bucks at +6,600 to win the 2017 Eastern Conference Title.

 

The broke a four-game losing streak with a 108-90 home victory over Toronto on April, 4th.

Indiana has not been friendly to point spread bettors in their last ten basketball contests either. The Pacers are battling Miami, Chicago, and Charlotte for the final playoff spot.

The win over Toronto becomes huge as we come down the stretch of the season. Their chances will get even better with a home win against Milwaukee.

As of Wednesday. April, 5th the Pacers are in a tie with the Chicago Bulls.

First Year Head Coach Nate McMillan has talent in the starting five especially with Paul George and Jeff Teague. However, there is a lot of youth on the bench.

Center Myles Turner is slowly becoming a potential star in the league.

The key to a Pacers victory is to play with the same intensity they did against the Raptors.

Bovada.Lv, list the Atlanta Hawks at +12,500 to win the 2017 Eastern Conference Championship.

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Free 2017 NBA Predictions and, Odds: Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons.

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The (47-30) Toronto Raptors of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division are in the “MOTOR CITY” for a Conference matchup.

Toronto will play the (35-42) Detroit Pistons of the Eastern Conference Central. Tip-off is 7:30 PM EST. The game is on Wednesday. April 5, 2017.

The teams will play at the “PALACE” in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, Michigan. The best Sports Handicapper believes the Toronto Raptors still have a chance to overtake Boston for the divisional crown.

Starting Point Guard Kyle Lowry is set to return from a wrist injury later this month. The Detroit Pistons are playing for their playoff lives.

Detroit was supposed to be a highly competitive team in 2017. However, expectations have fallen short.

The Opening Betting Line has the Detroit Pistons as a One And A Half-Point Home Favorite Against The Point Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 198 Points for Wednesday’s contest.

 

The Toronto Raptors have won eight of their last ten basketball contests. Toronto is currently the third seed in the Eastern Conference, three games behind the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics are 30-17 this season vs. Eastern Conference opponents and 2017 on the road.

Head Coach Dwane Casey is in his sixth season on the bench in Toronto. Casey has done more than an adequate job, and the Raptors are becoming regulars in the postseason.

The Former University of Kentucky standout has talked players into staying “NORTH OF THE BORDER” instead of leaving, which is helping to build a winning culture.

All-Star DeMar DeRozan is becoming one of the most reliable players in the National Basketball Association.

The Los Angeles native signed a huge contract during his services will stay in Toronto.

The recent acquisition of Serge Ibaka should provide leadership in the postseason. The key to a Toronto victory is to play with a sense of urgency.

Home court advantage in the East is not out of the question.

Bovada.Lv listed the Toronto Raptors at +125 to win the 2017 Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Title.
The 2017 Detroit Pistons have lost six of their last seven, and their playoff chances are fading fast.

Detroit is in the cellar of the standings in the Central Division. However, they are still in postseason contention with the Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Hornets.

Head Coach and General Manager Stan Van Gundy is one of the best “X AND O’S” in the league.

After losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 postseason, expectations were high for Detroit this season. It has not been easy for Van Gundy and the staff.

Point Guard Reggie Jackson missed a lot of the first part of the 2017 season.

Center Andre Drummond is not the same player he was last season.

The key to a Detroit win on Wednesday is to come out and play inspired basketball; there is a lot on the line.

Bovada.Lv, list the Detroit Pistons at +165 to get the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

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Free 2017 MLB Picks, and Odds: Chicago Cubs at St.Louis Cardinals.

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The (0-1) Chicago Cubs of the National League Central Division are in the trip to the “SHOW-ME STATE” for a divisional contest. The Cubs will take on the (1-0) St.Louis Cardinals also of the NL Central in 2017 Major Baseball action.

The teams will play at Busch Stadium in Downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The First pitch is at 8:15 PM EST. On Tuesday. April 4, 2017.

The Best Sports Handicapper believes Chicago Cubs have the talent to win the 2017 World Series. Manager Joe Maddon is a master motivator and will do something to get his team going.

St. Louis missed out on the postseason in 2016. However, the young players have a year of experience under their belt in 2017.

Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny must show fans in St.Louis he has his team for action.

The Opening Betting Line has Chicago Cubs as a 150 Raod Favorite. The Betting Odds Total is 7 And A Half Run For Tuesday’s matchup.

The Chicago Cubs lost their 2017 season opener in St.Louis on Sunday. April 2nd. Jon Lester lasted five innings before giving way to the Bullpen.

Loyal “WINDY CITY” fans on the northside can’t wait for the first homestand of the season. Chicago will host the Los Angeles Dodgers starting on April, 10th.

First, they must face St.Louis and Milwaukee on the road. The “NORTH SIDERS” are again the favorites to win the National League Central division.

The team didn’t make any drastic changes in the offseason, the lineup is the same as in 2016.

The Chicago Cubs will send their “ACE” Jake Arrieta to the pitcher’s mound for the second game of the season.

Shortstop Addison Russell, along with Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo are the leaders at the plate.

The key to a Chicago victory is game two of the series is for Arrieta to dominate. The dominating pitcher has his struggles in the 2017 MLB Postseason.

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The 2017 St.Louis Cardinals have won five in a row dating back to the 2016 season.

However, fans in St.Louis are used to being heard from in the playoffs. It was not the case last season.

Dexter Fowler came to St.Louis from the Cubs after earning a World Series ring last season. The Atlanta, Georgia native is the lead off hitter for the Cardinals.

St.Louis will send Adam Wainwright to the mound for game two of the series. Fowler is a proven commodity and should bolster the offense.

The Cardinals were pathetic on defense last season, especially their young outfielders.

The coaching staff worked hard in training camp on decision making from outfielders.

St.Louis will be back in the Central Division playoff race in 2017.

The key to a Cardinals victory of Tuesday is for Wainwright to throw with control.

The Cleveland Indians are listed at +1,100 to win the 2017 Major League Baseball National League Pennant.

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Free 2017 NBA Picks and, Odds: Charlotte Hornets at Toronto Raptors.

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The (33-40) Charlotte Hornets of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division will travel “NORTH OF THE BORDER” for a Conference matchup. Toronto play’s the (45-29) Toronto Raptors of the Eastern Conference East in 2017 NBA action. Tip-off is 7:35 PM EST.

The game is on Wednesday. March 29, 2017. The teams will play at Air Canada Centre in Maple Leaf Square in chilly Toronto, Ontario.

The best Sports Handicapper believes the Charlotte Hornets are playing lethargic and will be playing their third game in four days.

NBA experts though the 2016-17 season would be the year the Hornets took it to the next level, but something is missing.

The Toronto Raptors have been without point guard Kyle Lowry for nearly a month. Toronto is going to need the Villanova University star for the postseason.

The Opening Betting Line has the Toronto Raptors as a Six And A Half-Point Home Favorite Against The Point Spread.

The Charlotte Hornets are 21-24 vs. Eastern Conference opponents this season. Charlotte must make a late surge if they want to participate in the 2017 NBA Playoffs.

Charlotte is behind divisional foes Miami and a few other team’s who are fighting for the eight seed.

Since the eighth of March, the Hornets have been anything put efficient. Head Coach, Steve Clifford’s job could be on the line.

Owner and General Manager Michael Jordan is looking for more consistency from his basketball team.

Point guard and first-time All-Star Kemba Walker is the team’s leading scorer. Former Indiana University standout Cody Zeller has shown glimpses of what he can become with the right coaching.

The key to a Charlotte victory Wednesday is to play like their playoff lives depend on a win because it does.

Bovada.Lv, list the Charlotte Hornets at +20,000 to win the 2017 Eastern Conference Championship.

 

The 2017 Toronto Raptors are on a six-game winning streak and have been just as good against the number in the span.

Toronto is three games behind the Boston Celtics in the Atlantic Division.

Head Coach Dwane Casey understands what home court advantage means in the postseason.

The Raptors will improve drastically when Kyle Lowry returns to the lineup. The Raptors recently traded for former Oklahoma City and Orlando power forward Serge Ibaka for more experience in April and May.

DeMar DeRozan is the Raptors best player and leading scorer. The former USC Trojan standout can create his shot from just about any place on the basketball court.

Former Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker brings a sense of toughness to the lineup as a substitute.

The key to a Toronto victory is to play their style of basketball and try to make the Hornets postseason chances get even tougher.

Bovada.Lv, list the Charlotte Hornets at +125 to win the 2017 Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Title.

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