NBA Tips – 8th May

How many times will the brooms come out today…. SWEEP TIME!

NBA Playoffs Previews

1. Boston @ Philadelphia (Tue 8:05am)
The 76ers continue to get over-valued in the market and The Wolf cannot figure out why! The Celtics are 3-0 both straight up and ATS in the series with Philly having some definite mental scars to deal with after Games 2 and 3. Quite frankly, they have been out-coached in the critical points of the game and Brad Stevens has again showed that he is a basketball savant. Ben Simmons has been a non-factor this series – averaging just 11 points per game. The Celtics are now 6-1 ATS in their last 7 against teams with a win % above .600 and 18-6 ATS in their last 24 against East teams. Embiid has done his bit with 24/15/5 for the series and has Reddick (20ppg), but the supporting cast has not. Philly are -45 from beyond the arc in the series and The Wolf says this one may end up being the most unlikely sweep we have seen in some time.
Best: Boston +6.5 ($1.92)
Value: Boston WIN (3.20)
Prop: Joel Embiid 14+ rebounds ($1.80)

2. Toronto @ Cleveland (Tue 10:35am)
LeBron James OWNS THE RAPTORS! Toronto started the series as $1.50 favourites to progress to the Eastern Conference Finals and they are about to be swept. ‘The King’ has put on a clinic and with K-Love finally stepping up we are seeing the Cavs of old. LeBron is averaging 36/8/11 and the Raptors have had no answer. The scary part is that, on many occasions, they have restricted him to the shots they would like him to have – tough fade away jumpers. Their problem… LeBron hasn’t missed! The Cavs have now won 9 of their last 10 against Toronto and are 7-2-1 ATS in that stretch. This may seem unusual but The Wolf would actually like to give Dwayne Casey some credit. He left and ice-cold DeRozan on the bench and gave his second unit which got them back into the contest, the opportunity to close out. They got beaten by ‘The King’ and The Wolf has gone as far to say that the Raptors should blow it up if LeBron decides to stay in the East next season. As long as he is there they will not make the finals. The Raptors will go for broke by pushing the tempo and hoping to knock down some shots. They will make many, but the Cavs will make plenty. SWEEP!
Best: Over 213.5 points ($1.91)
Value: Over 229.5 points ($4.60)
Prop: LeBron James 35+ points ($1.90)

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Wolf’s NBA Playoffs Best Bet Record: 27-22