Even the NBA’s version of the Final Four is set, and three of those four teams still alive heading into the conference finals aren’t a surprise, for instance, two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors. Golden State tops the NBA chances to win the championship on its quest to get a three-peat since it gets set to take on the Portland Trail Blazers at the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors are -165 favorites on the upgraded name odds on the NBA playoff lines.
The Blazers are the longest shot on the championship lines of those four groups left +1700 on those NBA playoff odds as they prepare to meet the Warriors beginning on Tuesday in Oakland. The Milwaukee Bucks are the second choice to win the NBA championship at +230 and will face the Toronto Raptors (+750) in the Eastern Conference Finals beginning on Wednesday.
The biggest question mark with respect to handicapping the rest of the NBA playoffs is that the status of Golden State’s Kevin Durant, who had been enjoying another outstanding postseason run before suffering a calf strain in Game 5 of the group’s second-round matchup with the Houston Rockets. The injury had been feared to be much worse, and he may or might not be available at the Western Conference Finals; he has been ruled out for Game 1.
The Warriors managed to progress with a huge road victory in Game 6 without Durant, and they could likely make it to the NBA Finals again even if he does not playwith. Winning another name though could prove to be hard without him if the group plays Milwaukee or even Toronto.
Portland is quite well-coached and has a backcourt that could give Golden State problem with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. The duo combined for 50 points in a 100-96 upset of Denver at Game 7, with McCollum performing most of the damage with 37 points. They also totaled 19 rebounds, nine assists and four steals involving them, proving that they can do more than score.
The Blazers are deeper than the Warriors too, with the benches potentially becoming a bigger factor the longer the string goes. Portland is becoming more optimistic in this matchup too, winning four of the past six meetings after an 11-game series losing streak and covering five of their last seven. Golden State is a -550 favored on the series prices on the NBA playoff betting board.
Bucks are Rested Heading into the Eastern Finals
In the East, the Bucks earned some time by knocking from the fourth-seeded Boston Celtics in five games while the Raptors went the complete space of seven versus the third-seeded Philadelphia 76ers to get here.
Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard has become the best player in this year’s playoffs following removing Philadelphia having an incredible game-winning shot in Game 7 on Sunday and ending with 41 points in a 92-90 win. But Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is your NBA MVP favorite for the regular season and also has a better group surrounding him going to the conference finals.
The Bucks have won four of their past five meetings both SU and against the spread, with all of those games happening on the street. Milwaukee’s ability to acquire away from home is enormous considering that this group sent Golden State 134-111 as a 5.5-point street underdog back on November 8 and has won in its last two trips to Oakland as well. The Raptors had the next-best street mark during the regular year at 26-15 behind just the Bucks and Warriors in 27-14, therefore stealing a game or two could be the difference.

Read more here: https://santheplienhop.vn/?p=9163

Bài viết khác

Visit Today :
Total Visit :
Total Hits :
Who's Online :