Apr 19, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) handles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the third quarter in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs: How to bet game 2′s


What a crazy day 1 and 2 in the NBA with the road team winning 5 of the 8 games.   It could have easily been 6 teams but San Antonio finished the game on a 19-4 run to win by 5.  The first games did not go well for me as I finished 1-5.  The silver lining is I had 3 of the 5 losses come by 2 points or less, but a loss is a loss.

Over/Unders to bet

Thunder/Grizzlies over 189.5- The Grizzlies couldn’t score in the first half and still managed to put up 85 in game 1.  I expect the Thunder to get to the century mark and the Grizzlies to cover the rest.

Warriors/Clippers under 212- The Warriors and Clippers had to shoot a combined 64% in the third quarter to get to 214 in game 1.

Spreads

The Thunder looked like the only dominant team in Game 1 and I expect the same in game 2.  Thunder -7

Warriors are +8 again?  This seems like the classic “we think you got lucky” first time around line.  Warriors +8

The Nets know what to do to win in the playoffs and giving them 4.5 points is too hard to pass up.  Nets +4.5

I think the Bulls regroup for game 2 and come away with a defining victory. Bulls -5

All time record 5-7

 

 

 

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