Winning Game-4 NBA Playoff Eastern Conference Finals (Side and Total) Predictions, and Odds For Tuesday. May 23, 2017: Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers.

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The (62-36) and Top Seed Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division are staying in the “BUCKEYE STATE” for game four of their best of seven Eastern Conference Finals Playoff series.

Boston will play the (61-32) and Number-Two Seed Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference Central.

Tip-off is 8:30 PM EST on the TNT Television Network. The game is on Tuesday. May 23, 2017.

The teams will play at Quicken Loans Arena “aka the Q” downtown in Cleveland, Ohio.

The best sports handicapper believes the Boston Celtics may have found a formula to compete with the talent-laden Cavaliers.

Boston beat the Cavaliers Sunday in game three, and there is hope for Celtic fans.

The Game three loss was the best thing that could have happened to the Cavaliers. The team almost looked lethargic and disengaged Sunday Night in front of the home fans.

The Opening Betting line has Cleveland as a Fourteen And A Half Point Home Favorite Against The Point Spread.

The Betting Odds Total is 215 Points for Tuesday’s Eastern Conference Finals Playoff Game 4 contest.

The Boston Celtics got a last second three point shot by Avery Bradley to get the victory in game three.

As usual, Boston trailed by double digits at halftime but came out and outscored Cleveland by nineteen-points in the second half.

Guard Marcus Smart who got the start for the injured Isaiah Thomas scored team-high twenty-seven points.

The Oklahoma State alumni went seven of ten from the three point line. Head Coach Brad Stevens understands his team is in a huge hole and must take everything minute by minute.

Boston goes their first Point Spread Cover in the series.

Boston seemed to be ecstatic after Bradley hit the game-winning shot and could have given them a shot in the arm.

The key to a Boston victory on Tuesday is to play with energy and enthusiasm.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2017 Boston Celtics at +1,600 to advance to the NBA Finals against the Western Conference.

 

The 2017 Cleveland Cavaliers got a wake-up call by giving up a huge lead in front of the home crowd.

From all indications, Cleveland will come out in game four with a lot more enthusiasm.

Superstar LeBron James did not bring his A game, scoring just eleven points. Point Guard Kyrie Irving and Forward Kevin Love combined for fifty-six points.

The betting odds over the total is 7-0 the last seven between the teams in “NORTHEAST OHIO.”

Head Coach Tyronn Lue and his staff have to light a fire under the team, and James must close out the series in the next two contest.

One thing is for sure Cleveland will have to go back to “BEANTOWN.” The key to a Cavaliers victory Tuesday to take the will of Boston and not let them believe they have a chance to pull out the upset.

Bovada.Lv lists the Cleveland Cavaliers at -10,000 to represent the Eastern Conference in the 2017 NBA Finals.

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2017 NBA Playoff Western Conference (QuarterFinals) Predictions, and Odds: Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz.

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The (73-15) and Top Seed Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference Pacific Division will travel to the “BEEHIVE STATE” for game 3 of their best of seven Western Conference SemiFinals Playoff matchup.

Golden State plays the (55-36) and Five Seed Utah Jazz of the Western Conference Northwest. Tip-off is 8:30 PM EST on the ABC Television Network.

The game is on Saturday. May 6, 2017. The teams will play at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The best sports handicapper believes the Golden State Warriors are flexing their muscle in the 2017 NBA Postseason.

Golden State will try to make it seven in a row Saturday Night. Utah, newcomers to the NBA Playoff landscape but will play well in front of the home crowd.

The Jazz should be playing with a chip on their shoulder after Golden State made remarks about the Salt Lake City nightlife.

The Opening Betting line has Utah as a Five Point Road Underdog Against The Point Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 208 Points for Saturday’s Western Conference Second Round Playoff Game 3 contest.

 

The 2017 Golden State Warriors are up 2-0 in their best of seven series with Utah. The Warriors have won both games by double digits.

However, things may begin to heat up on Saturday Night in game three in Salt Lake City.

Fans in the MORMON” dominated state took offense to Warriors players talking about the lack of Nightlife in their largest city.

The All-Star backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for thirty-seven points.

Kevin Durant looks in the postseason from and led the team with twenty-five on 6 of 13 shooting from the field.

Golden State must find a ways for the bench production to improve at the offensive end of the basketball court.

The key to a Golden State victory is to play solid defense and overcome the loud crowd.

Utah fans will get involved early from the opening tip-off until the final buzzer.

Bovada.Lv lists the Golden State Warriors at -3,000 to win their second round series vs. Utah.

 

The Utah Jazz is playing like newcomers to the postseason, even with Boris Diaw and Joe Johnson both whom are veterans and have been here before.

The duo scored just fifteen points in their game two defeat.

Head Coach Quin Snyder understands if Utah has a chance both Johnson and Diaw must improve their offensive production.

2017 All Star Gordon Hayward led all scorers with thirty-three points in the game the game-two defeat.

Center Rudy Gobert is an intimidating presence in the post and Utah must allow him to touch the basketball more on offensive possessions.

For points spread bettors, Utah is 4-1 the last five times the teams have met, including 2-0 in Oakland in the first two games this season.

The key to a Utah win is to play with a sense of urgency in front of the home crowd.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2017 Utah Jazz at +1,400 to win their 2017 Western Conference series vs. Golden State.

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Winning NBA Playoff Eastern Conference (Second Round) ATS Picks, and Odds For Wednesday. May 3, 2017: Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers.

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The (55-34) and Number Four Seed Toronto Raptors of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division are in “THE BUCKEYE STATE” for the second of their best of seven Eastern Conference Semi-Final Playoff matchup.

Toronto takes on the (56-31) and Two Seed Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference Central.

Tip-off is 7:00 PM EST on the TNT Television Network. The game is on Wednesday. May 3, 2017. The teams will play at Quicken Loans Arena aka “THE Q” in Cleveland, Ohio.

The best Sports Handicapper believes the Toronto Raptors looked a little overwhelmed in their game one defeat.

Toronto got all they could handle from Milwaukee in the opening round.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been the favorites to represent the Eastern Conference since the start of the season.

Cleveland has yet to lose a postseason game in 2017 after sweeping Indiana.

The Opening Betting Line has the Toronto Raptors as a Seven And A Half-Point Road Underdog Against The Point Spread.

The Betting Odds Total is 213 And A Half Points for Wednesday’s Eastern Conference Second Round Playoff Game 2 contest.

The 2017 Toronto Raptors are 3-4 Against The Spread so far in the postseason. Toronto got off to a rough start before closing the gap to end the first quarter.

The starting backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for thirty-nine points in the loss.

Center Jonas Valanciunas must play better if the Raptors are to have a chance in the series.

Former Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker looked like he belonged in the Raptors starting lineup and wasn’t intimidated by the presence of LeBron James. Tucker did an adequate job at the defensive end of the floor and also made a few three point shots.

Head Coach Dwane Casey is one of the most underrated coaches in the National Basketball Association and will have Toronto ready to compete for the rest of the series.

The key to a Toronto victory Wednesday is to make shots early and play tight defense.

Bovada.Lv lists the Toronto Raptors at +375 to win their second round series vs. Cleveland.

 

The Cleveland Cavaliers have now won five straight postseasons after their double-digit victory over Toronto on Monday. May 1st.

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving looked like the two best players in the league.

The duo scored fifty-nine points and put together a “HIGHLIGHT” film on an ally-oop dunk in the first quarter. The pair of All-Stars set the pace early.

Forward Kevin Love contributed with eighteen points but came up limping with a sore knee in the third quarter.

However, he’s set to be ready for the game two contest.

Head Coach Tyronn Lue believes his team is hitting on all cylinders and will be a tough matchup for any team in the Eastern Conference.

The key to a Cavaliers victory is to focus on defense. Their offense is natural and everyone can put the ball in the bucket.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2017 Cleveland Cavaliers at -300 to win their 2017 Eastern Conference Championship.

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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 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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The Best NBA Point Spread Predictions and, Odds For Wednesday. March 22, 2017: Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic.

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The (31-39) Charlotte Hornets of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division are in the central part of the “SUNSHINE STATE” for a Divisional matchup. Charlotte will play the (26-45) Orlando Magic also of the Eastern Conference Southeast in 2017 NBA action.

Tip-off is 7:00 PM EST. The game is on Wednesday. March 22, 2017. The teams will play at the Amway Center in beautiful Orlando, Florida.

The best Sports Handicapper believes the Charlotte Hornets have taken a few steps back from the progress he made last season.

Owner Michael Jordan is not happy with the direction of his franchise. Orlando must upgrade and get depth at nearly every position.

The Magic will again be in the draft lottery and must hit a homerun in June with a prolific rookie.

The Opening Betting Line has Orlando as a Five-Point Home Underdog Against The Point Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 206 for Wednesday’s contest.

The Charlotte Hornets are dominating the Orlando Magic both straight up and to the number.

Charlotte is 7-0 vs. Wednesday’s opponent, and it should be eight in a row Wednesday Night. Charlotte is on a two-game winning streak as the hunt for a postseason spot is still possible.

The Hornets are eleven games out of the lead in the Southeast division, but 9-3 vs. Southeast opponents.

Can Head Coach Steve Clifford take the Hornets to the playoffs? Or has he reached the pinnacle with the team?

First-time All-Star Kemba Walker is stepping up his game, but the rest of the team remains average at best.

Former Indiana Hoosiers star Cody Zeller has the talent to be one of the best players in the National Basketball Association.

However, his progress is not what management had in mind. The front office will have a dilemma on their hands at the end of the season.

Will Clifford stay or be relieved as the coach. The key to a Charlotte win is to concentrate on defense; the Hornets can score wit the best teams in the league.

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

The 2017 Orlando Magic have the fourth worst record in the Eastern Conference and are last in the division.

The Magic have a long record at home and vs. Southeast opponents this season. Like Charlotte, the Orlando Magic have won their last two NBA contests.

However, it’s draft lottery again for the once proud franchise which lost stars Penny Hardaway, “SHAQ” and most recent Dwight Howard.

First Year Head Coach Frank Vogel is putting his stamp on the defensive minded team. Point Guard Elfrid Payton fit Vogel style of play like a glove with his defense.

Twenty Four-year-old Evan Fournier is the team’s leading scorer, and they parted ways with Serge Ibaka.

Orlando will not make the postseason in 2017, but there is a belief among the active players. The key to an Orlando win is to match the intensity of Charlotte.

The Magic should be tired of losing to the Hornets.

Bovada.Lv, list the 2017 Orlando Magic at +30,000 to win the Eastern Conference Southeast Division (Orlando is eliminated from winning the divisional crown.

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The Best NBA Picks and, Odds For Wednesday. February 15, 2017: Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns.

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The (19-37) Los Angeles Lakers of the Western Conference Pacific Division are in the “GRAND CANYON STATE” for a divisional matchup.

The Lakers will take on the (17-39) Phoenix Suns also of the Western Conference Pacific in 2017 NBA action.

Tip-off is 9:00 PM EST. The game is on Wednesday. February 15, 2017.

The teams will play at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in plain view of the skyline of Phoenix, Arizona.

The best Sports Handicapper believes the Los Angeles Lakers ownership must get former star Earvin “Magic” Johnson involved in the day to day operations.

Head Coach Luke Walton is doing a good job but needs the services of Johnson for player development.

Phoenix also has a good nucleus of young talent. However, the Suns front office can bring in a few veterans with great attitudes to help their youth.

The Opening Betting Line and Side and Total are not yet available for Wednesday’s contest.

The Los Angeles Lakers will probably be in the draft lottery again this season.

The Lakers have played eight of their last nine games away from home and are struggling.

However, the team has won two of their last three both straight-up and against the number.

As a matter of fact, the Los Angeles Lakers have been good to point spread bettors, going 8-2 their last ten ATS.

Head Coach Luke Walton is a great “X AND O’S” but he needs time and patience from the front office.

Los Angeles is 4-5 vs. Divisional opponents so far this season and just 7-24 on the road.

The Lakers are near the bottom of the league in both offense and defense. Wednesday’s contest should be a high scoring affair.

The Lakers are looking forward to the 2017 NBA All-Star break.

Former Ohio State standout D’Angelo Russell is the team’s leading scorer with Nick Young just behind.

The key to a Lakers victory Wednesday is to play with focus.

Bovada.Lv, list the Los Angeles Lakers at +900 to win the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery.

 

The 2017 Phoenix Suns are last in the Pacific Division and just 9-18 in front of the home crowd this season.

Head Coach and former NBA player Earl Watson is in a lose-lose situation and will not be around much longer.

Phoenix is 3-1 both straight up and against the spread the last four times the teams have met.

The teams last played in December. 9, 2016. Phoenix came away with a four-point victory.

Phoenix ranks next to last in the NBA allowing opponents 112.6 points per contest. Offensively the Suns can put up points with their guard dominated roster.

Former Kentucky Wildcats stars Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe scoring a little over twenty points per game.

The Sun’s defense must improve and fast, or else it will be a long second half of the season.

The Phoenix Suns young roster is also looking for getting rest during the All-Star break.

The key to a Sun victory Wednesday is to make open shots.

Bovada.Lv, list the 2017 Phoenix Suns at +300 to win the 2017 NBA draft lottery.

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