There are plenty of NBA matches to bet on this week, and as usual, Justin Simelane has prepared his betting tips for two of Saturday morning’s conference semifinal matches. Feel free to add his tips to your bet slip.
06 May 01:30 Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics
This is going to be a good game considering the MVP returns back home and will like to give the fans something to cheer about. Game 1 of this series Joel Embiid did not play and that game went over. In game 2 he played and that game went under. The line for this game is really low but I have to take the under, Embiid is a good rim protector and he’ll show his great defensive capabilities here. The playoffs are a different kind of basketball, and more teams will focus on the defense and here we get two sides who play the defense well. Philly will try to take control of this game and the Sixers were bottom half when it came to pace during the regular season, take the under.
06 May 04:00 Phoenix Suns v Denver Nugggets
The home team here is the favourites to win, KD and Devin Booker know this is a must-win for them but I am going with the underdogs. The Phoenix Suns do not have a good bench and without secondary scoring, they’ll lose the series. To make matters worse the Suns will be without their playmaker Chris Paul due to an injury and he’s likely out for the season. Ayton is struggling when it comes to guarding Jokic, and if the Center plays as he has been the first two games the Nuggets will win here. Jamal Murray and MPJ didn’t even register 12+ points in game two and the Nuggets managed to cover the spread in their win. Now here either the Nuggets cover the spread or they lead the series 3-0 with an away win.