NBA Playoffs Tips, May 27

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS WASHINGTON WIZARDS
76ers (-8) $1.90

The 76ers lead the series 1-0, after seeing off the Wizards 125-118 during game 1 in Philadelphia.

Despite Beal dropping 33 points, the Sixers never looked out of control in that fixture, with Embiid happily taking a back seat to Tobis Harris who finished with a game high 37 points.

Philly had extremely fickle defensive numbers during the regular season, averaging just 108 point against, an area which Doc Rivers would his side to showcase in game 2.

The scoreline flattered Washington last time out and with Joel unlikely to miss out two games straight, I’m backing the #1 seeds to cover the time with room to spare here.

UTAH JAZZ VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
Jazz (-8.5) $1.87

Memphis fly into this game with a 1-0 series lead following a huge upset over Utah last time out.

The Jazz were without their leading scorer Donovan Mitchell, who was expected to start for the first time since early April following an ankle sprain.

Thankfully for Utah fans, the team’s medical stuff have given the green light for the star guard to start game two, much to the despair of their opponents.

Mitchell averaged 35 points across his two regular season games against the Grizzlies, though he may not be capable of that sort of output on his first game back, there is no doubting that his mere presence on the court will lift all those around him!