NBA Tips – 9th May

Can the Warriors and Rockets both close out at home and setup a mouth-watering Western Conference Finals…

NBA Playoffs Previews

1. Utah @ Houston (Wed 10:05am)
For all the talk about the Rockets offence it is their defence which has been the difference maker against the Jazz. Outside of the Jazz Game 2 win, the Rockets have held them to under 92ppg. Clint Capela has been a stalwart in the paint with 10 blocks in the last two games alone! The Rockets now return home where they are odds on to claim the series and take their place in the Western Conference Finals. The Wolf says there will be no denying them and if the Cavs game yesterday is anything to go by they will be winning in style. The Jazz are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 following a double digit loss at home and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 when on 1 days rest. The Jazz have had nightmares in Houston in recent seasons going 3-8 ATS in their last 11 trips there. Houston are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings overall and will be improving that even further. With CP3 also getting his groove get the curtains ready for the Jazz. 
Best: Houston -12 ($1.92)
Value: Houston -10.5 & Over 219,5 ($6.50)
Prop: James Harden 10+ assists ($2.20)

2. New Orleans @ Golden State (Wed 12:35pm)
This series should come to a close at Oracle Arena but The Wolf ha been impressed with the fight that the Pelicans have been putting up. They couldn’t buy a bucket in Game 4 shooting 36% from the floor and a miserable 15% from beyond the arc. The Warriors are a bad matchup for them with the ball handling ability of Draymond Green causing them real problems. He is averaging a triple/double for the series and has prevented Mirotic from being any factor whatsoever. The Warriors have been able to limit Davis to some tough shots and it has allowed them to put some game changing runs together. The Pelicans only know one way when it comes to bouncing back and that is to score the ball. The Over is 5-1 in their last 6 following a double digit loss and 26-12 in their last 38 when on 1 day rest. Throw in the fact that the over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings at Oracle and you have a shootout! Wolfy is predicting the Pelicans starters to all play 40+ minutes and accumulate stats – especially long rebounds. 
Best: Over 227 points ($1.91)
Value: Multi – Davis 14+ reb/Rondo 8+ reb/Mirotic 10+ reb ($7.52)
Prop: Draymond Green 8+ assists ($1.70)

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Wolf’s NBA Playoffs Best Bet Record: 28-23

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