NBA Playoffs Tips, July 1

Los Angeles Clippers VS PHOENIX SUNS
Paul George Over 30.5 Points $1.87

The comeback Clippers are in full swing as Paul George put on a monster display to take the series to a Game 6!

PG13 dropped a game-high 41-points from a mere 20 FG attempts, 30 of which came in the 2nd half as the Clippers lead for the majority of the contest.

Despite all the online trolling, Paul George is the best player in this series and he is starting to believe in his ability to carry this unit without Kawhi.

I’m backing Playoff P to live up to his self-appointed nickname by stuffing the stat sheet in Game 6.

NBA Playoffs Tips, June 29

PHOENIX SUNS VS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
Deandre Ayton 35+ PRA $2.75

The Suns can book in their first NBA Championship appearance since 1993, with a win over the Clippers in Phoenix here.

The writing is on the wall for the Clippers, who will be without Kawhi for the seventh consecutive playoff fixture.

Deandre Ayton has been a revelation this series, the young centre has shown why the Suns took him above both Luka and Trae in the 2018 draft.

Ayton was the only player in the Suns starting five who hit above 40% from the field, while he also added 22 rebounds including 9 offensive boards!

The Clippers have no answer for Deandre and I’ll be backing him to continue to dominate on both ends of the court.

NBA Playoffs Tips, June 27

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS PHOENIX SUNS
Reggie Jackson Over 19.5 Points $1.91

Ty Lue’s coaching genius continues to grow as the Clippers once again make the right adjustments to pull themselves back into a series.

One of the pieces Lue has been able to rely on is Reggie Jackson, the veteran guard has reinvented himself this post season.

Since Kawhi has been sidelined, Jackson has stepped up as the Clippers’ second scoring option, dropping 19+ points across his last five starts, hitting 3+ three pointers in each performance.

With Kawhi set to miss again, there’s no doubt in my mind that Reggie will once again entrusted to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

NBA Playoffs Tips, June 25

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS PHOENIX SUNS
Suns $1.83

For the third straight series the Clippers find themselves 2-0 down, with their backs against the wall can PG13 elevate his team .to another fairytale turnaround.

Unfortunately for the Clippers, the Suns will welcome back Chris Paul into the fold, after he sat out the first two games due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

There’s no such luck for LA, who will still be without the NBA’s best two-way player in Kawhi Leonard.

Phoenix’s squad will take bucketloads of confidence knowing they have the Clippers on the ropes, with the return of CP3 I’m expecting them to land the knockout blow in game 3.

 

NBA Playoffs Tips, June 24

MILWAUKEE BUCKS VS ATLANTA HAWKS
Bucks (-7.5) $1.90

Atlanta’s fairytale run continues as they head to Milwaukee and take on the Bucks in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Milwaukee can count their lucky stars after both Harden and Kyrie went down with injuries during their Seven Game Series against the Nets.

Bucks won the regular season series against the Hawks 2-1, with Trae Young held to 3-17 from the field in the only match he featured in.

The Hawks benefited from a Philly (Simmons) choke job, against this well oiled Bucks unit I can’t see Trae getting it all his way.

Unless Huerter pulls another All-Star calibre game out of his you-know-what, game one will be Milwaukee’s to lose.

NBA Playoffs Tips, June 23

PHOENIX SUNS VS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
Suns 1-10 $3.00

The Suns look to take a 2-0 lead in the Western conference finals when they play host to the Clippers in game two.

Devin Booker took control of game one, hitting a 40-point triple-double in the absence of veteran point guard Chris Paul.

TH Clippers will again be without Kawhi Leonard, who remained in LA to rehab a knee injury, leaving Paul George to do the heavy lifting.

LA went down 2-0 in both round one and two of the Western Conference Playoffs, without Kawhi on the floor I can’t see them edging past this impressive Phoenix unit.

NBA Playoffs Tips, June 19

ATLANTA HAWKS VS PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
Philadelphia 76ers to win game and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) to score 35+ points $3.00

The Sixers are starring down the barrel of a round two boil over at the hands of playoffs dark horse Atlanta.

For the second time this series the 76ers blew a massive first half advantage, once again chocking down the final stretch.

The key to the Philly’s success lies in their ability to shutdown Trae Young, a task which has proven harder than first expected.

Doc has been hesitant to play Embiid on full minutes this series, but with their season on the line I can’t see the big man spending much time on the pine here.

I can see this match turning into a Young vs Embiid shootout and I’ll be backing the larger than life centre to stuff the stat sheet!

NBA Playoffs Tips, June 18

MILWAUKEE BUCKS VS BROOKLYN NETS
Under 220 $1.90

Every man, woman and child of Milwaukee would be seeing Kevin Durant’s face in their nightmares, after the small forward singlehandedly swung the series in Brooklyns favour.

KD finished Game 5 with a box score of 49 points, 17 boards and 10 assist, while shooting at a staggering 70% from the field!

With Kyrie out, Harden playing on one leg and up 17 points in Q3, you get a feeling that the Bucks just let the series slip.

The previous two games played in Milwaukee have been extremely low scoring affairs, averaging just 186 points.

Tellingly, only two of the Bucks nine playoffs matches have gone over the total points line, with defence their biggest strength.

Unless Durant does the impossible two games in a row, I can see Game 6 getting anywhere near the 220 total points line on offer.

NBA Playoffs Tips, June 17

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS ATLANTA HAWKS
Embiid Over 28.5 Points $1.87

This series heads back to Philadelphia tied at 2-2 after the Sixers blew an 18-point lead in the 2nd half of game 4.

Don’t expect the same complacency to creep into game 5, with a full house of rowdy Philly fans at their back, the Sixers will have plenty of energy to feed off.

Embiid is the only concern here, the big man has been playing through a nasty knee injury, which was evident in his 0/12 2nd half no-show last time out.

With a few days off his feet, I’m backing Embiid to put the franchise on his back and carry them to within one game of the Eastern Conference Finals.

NBA Playoffs Tips, June 16

BROOKLYN NETS VS MILWAUKEE BUCKS
KD Over 34.5 Points $1.94

Milwaukee have a chance to go ahead in this series for the first time after trailing 2-0.

Despite game 5 heading back to Brooklyn, it’s the Bucks who will take an advantage into this one, with both Kyrie and Harden likely to miss this contest through injury.

Though the likes of Blake Griffin and Joe Harris have proven to productive bit-part players, it’s obvious that Durant will have to shoulder the lion share of scoring for the Nets.

Without his two sidekicks on hand, I’m backing the 4x NBA scoring champ to put on a special performance against one of, if not the best defensive side in the league.