11 May 01:30 New York Knicks v Miami Heat
Miami does not have as much pressure as the Knicks have for this game and for that reason I’m taking the underdog. Just like Boston fans the Knicks can be very hostile towards their own team if they don’t perform well, so that will likely happen tonight if the Knicks don’t start the game well. The Knicks are only favourites because they’re the home team while Miami has been the better team, Knicks forward Julius Randle said himself that Miami wants to win this series more. Im going with the spread for the Heat here, they know if they win they get more resting time for the eastern conference finals.
11 May 04:00 Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers
Steph Curry has been amazing this post-season but his teammates are the problem, they haven’t been as consistent as him. Here the Warriors are big favourites because of how they play at home but I’m going with the Lakers here. Golden State will shoot and make more threes than the Lakers but the Lakers will still dominate them in the paint and get more free throws. It’s always better to end a series as soon as you can so you can rest and prepare for the next opponent, the Lakers are not coming to this game to lose. Take them on the spread.