Today we have few nice bets that I wouldn’t want to skip, one unofficial and one official.
One is unofficial on the game that starts 15 minutes from now and official on the later game, that I will add later on.
Oklahoma City Thunder – Memphis Grizzlies
I believe that Memphis will win this series. The combo of Allen and Prince, two of the best defenders in the game against Durant and no Westbrook, means huge problems on offense for Thunder.
No Westbrook on defense, watching Conley torching Fisher, means that Thunder have big problems on defense.
Memphis will win this series, but I have zero desire to take it for such low odds as they are presented right now and will wait, hoping that Memphis won’t win today and will wait till Game 2.
But, with Durant guarded by two great defenders, I expect both teams to play on defensive end and try to win the game on defense.
The fact that Oklahoma stopped making fast break points since Westbrook’s injury only adds to the confidence.
Under 186.5, 1.95 odds – 5 units play – Pinnacle (unofficial play)
NYK – Indiana Pacers
While it’s true that Knicks won both games against Indy at home and that the Pacers struggle mightily outside their arena, I do believe that Indiana should win this series and that means, win at least one game in MSG.
Knicks managed to somehow absolutely outplay Boston, but at the same time, to look weaker than in any point this season.
The 20 points collapse they allowed deep in 4th quarter in Game 6, despite winning it, the mental collapses several times before in this series, all give the feeling that Smith and Melo, two players that Knicks offense relies absolutely on them, should have big problems against best perimeter defense team in the league and one of the two best teams in the league on defense generally.
6 points is a lot to lay in such situation and I will take the Pacers today with the line as a small bet and if it losses, will continue betting on them till they move to EC Finals.
Pacers +6, 1.91 odds – 6 units play – Pinnacle
Best of luck everybody!!!