Portland Vs Golden State NBA Playoff Game 1 Odds & How To Watch

Portland Vs Golden State NBA Playoff Game 1 Odds & How To Watch

Steph Curry and the top-seeded Golden State Warriors have one goal and one goal only in mind. Winning the 2017 NBA Championship. The Dubs will kick off their postseason run looking to make a statement when they host Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of their first round Western Conference playoff series on Sunday. Now, let’s find out if the Warriors can hold it down at home to get the win and ATS cover.

No. 8 Portland Trail Blazers Vs No. 1 Golden State Warriors NBA Playoff Game 1 Odds & How To Watch

When: Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
TV: ABC
Spread: Golden State -13
Total: 222.5

The Warriors are whopping 13-point home favorites to beat the Blazers when this game gets underway on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 3:30 PM ET, live from Oracle Arena, in Oakland, California while airing live on ABC.

Why Bet The Portland Trail Blazers Odds at +13

The best reason to bet on Portland in this contest is because the Blazers have one of the best and most competitive backcourts in the league in point guard Damian Lillard (27.0 ppg) and shooting guard C.J. McCollum (23.0 ppg). Not only that, but the Blazers have some momentum going after winning three of their final four regular season games and eight of their last 10 overall.  Not only that, but Portland has a trio of other double-digit scorers in Jusuf Nurkic (15.2 ppg), Allen Crabbe (10.7 ppg) and Maurice Harkless (10.0 ppg) and finished the regular season ranked seventh in scoring by putting up 108.0 points per game.

Why Bet The Golden State Warriors Odds at -13

There are a ton of great reasons to back the Warriors in their playoff opener starting with the fact that they they’re on fire, having won 15 of their final 16 regular season games. Then there’s the fact that the Dubs got back Kevin Durant just before the end of the regular season. Combine all that with the fact that the Warriors have the best offense in the league and one of the best defense and it’s easy to see why the Warriors could cover a 13-point spread. Oh damn, did I forget to mention the fact that the Warriors swept the regular season series against Portland 4-0 Well, there’s that too.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Portland is definitely catching Golden State at a bad time right now, but still like the Trail Blazers to find a way to cover the huge spread against the Warriors simply because they have a ton of pride and one of the best clutch postseason performers in the league in Damian Lillard.

Not only that but the Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning straight up record, an identical 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and a bankroll-boosting 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall.

For all of their on-court excellence, the Golden State Warriors are a surprising 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on three or more days rest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games against teams from the Northwest Division. Golden State wins, but Portland covers.

My final score prediction is Golden State 117 Portland 107

Chicago Bulls Vs Boston Celtics Playoff Game 1 Line & Betting Tips

Chicago Bulls Vs Boston Celtics Playoff Game 1 Line & Betting Tips

The Boston Celtics got the top seed they wanted in the Eastern Conference playoffs and now they’ll kick off their postseason run by trying to avoid an upset at the hands of an eighth-seeded Chicago Bulls team that is playing its best basketball of the season at just the right time. Now, let’s find out if the Celtics can get the win in Game 1 while covering the spread as decisive home favorites and take a step closer to a 2017 NBA Title shot.

No. 8 Chicago Bulls Vs No. 1 Boston Celtics NBA Playoff Game 1 Line & Betting Tips

The Celtics are concrete 8-point home favorites to beat the Bulls in Game 1 when it gets underway on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 6:30 PM ET, live from TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts while airing live on TNT.

When: 6:30 PM  ET, Sunday, April 16, 2017
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: TNT
Spread: Boston -8
Total: 207.5

Why Bet The Chicago Bulls Odds at +8

The best reason to bet on the Bulls is that they’re playing excellent basketball right now, having won three of their final four regular season games and seven of 10 overall while beating playoff participants Cleveland, Atlanta, and Milwaukee along the way. Another great reason to back Chicago is their sixth-ranked defense (102.4 ppg) and wealth of experienced veterans like scoring leader Jimmy Butler, future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade and championship-winning point guard Rajon Rondo. 

Why Bet The Boston Celtics Odds at -8

There are also several great reasons to back Boston in Game 1 starting with the fact that the Celtics went 30-11 at TD Garden during the regular season. Then there’s the fact that the C’s have an MVP-caliber superstar in unstoppable point guard Isaiah Thomas (28.9 ppg, 5.9 apg), not to mention, four other double-digit scorers in Avery Bradley, Al Horford, Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart. Another good reason to back the Celtics in this affair is because they won both of their home games against the Bulls this season including once by 20 points.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Chicago Bulls may be 0-4 ATS in their last four road games against the Celtics, but I like them to snap that ATS skid by covering the spread in a narrow loss.

The Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record, a scorching 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games.

Conversely, the Celtics are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an SU win and uninspiring 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Celtics win, but the Bulls cover in a thriller!

My final score prediction is Boston 103 Chicago 100

Oklahoma City Vs Houston Line, Pick & Betting Preview

Oklahoma City Vs Houston Line, Pick & Betting Preview

NBA betting enthusiasts and hoops fans everywhere will be treated to what promises to be an absolutely thrilling affair when the league’s top two MVP candidates, Russell Westbrook and James Harden take to the court to lead their respective teams to victory in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series on Sunday.

Westbrook and the sixth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder will look to steal game one and cover the spread as solid road dogs against Harden and the favored Houston Rockets. Now, let’s find out where the value in this intriguing matchup lies.

No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder Vs No. 3 Houston Rockets Line, Pick & Betting Preview

The Rockets are solid 6.5-point home favorites when they host Oklahoma City on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 9:00 PM ET, live from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. This game airs live on TNT.

When: Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 9:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: TNT
Spread: Houston -6.5
Total: 228.5

Why Bet The Oklahoma City Thunder Odds at +6.5

The best reasons to bet on the Thunder in Game 1 is that they have the incomparable Russell Westbrook on their roster and a bit of momentum after winning four of their last six regular season games. Westbrook is the likely winner of this season’s MVP award after becoming the first player in over six decades to average a triple-double by putting up a jaw-dropping 31.6 points, 10.4 assists and 10.7 rebounds per game this season.

Oklahoma City ranks a respectable 11th in scoring (106.6 ppg) but just 16th in points allowed (105.8 ppg). Shooting guard Victor Oladipo (15.9 ppg), and centers, Enes Kanter (14.3 ppg) and Steven Adams (11.3 ppg) also average double figures in scoring for the Thunder but that’s about where their offensive excellence ends.

Why Bet The Houston Rockets Odds at -6.5

There are a handful of great reasons to back the Houston Rockets in game 1 starting with the fact that they beat the Thunder in each of the last three regular season meetings against Oklahoma City after dropping their opening meeting while posting an identical 3-1 ATS mark along the way.

Houston also has its own unstoppable superstar in Harden who put up an eye-popping  29.1 points, league-leading 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game while leading the Rockets to a phenomenal 55-win season all after moving to point guard for the first time and playing under a new head coach in Mike D’Antoni.

Despite ranking a dismal 26th in points allowed (190.6 ppg), the Rockets beat their opponents because of their powerful, second-ranked offense (115.3 ppg) and plethora of quality role players surrounding Harden.

In addition to their resident superstar, the Rockets have an insane five other players averaging double figures in scoring in Eric Gordon (16.2 ppg), Lou Williams (14.9 ppg), Ryan Anderson (13.6 ppg), Clint Capela (12.6 ppg) and Trevor Ariza (11.7 ppg). In addition to all of that, Patrick Beverly, Nene and Montrezl Harrell all average over 9.0 points per contest.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

While Houston took three of four from Oklahoma City during the regular season, you should know that three of the four meetings were decided by three points or less, so this series could be even more entertaining than it looks, believe it or not.

Having said that, I’m going to urge you to back Harden and the Rockets to get the win and narrow ATS cover seeing as how they laid a 12-point smackdown on the Thunder on March 26 in the last meeting between these Western Conference title hopefuls.

Not only that but Oklahoma City has gone 1-9 ATS in their last 10 meetings against the Rockets and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games against Houston.

In the end, Harden and the Rockets have too much offensive firepower for the Thunder to keep up with, not only in Game 1, but likely, for the entire series. Back Harden and the Rockets to win and cover.

My final score prediction is Houston 111 Oklahoma City 104