Tag: NBA playoffs

Philadelphia center Joel Embiid during Game 3 against the Boston Celtics in Orlando, FL. (Image: AP)

NBA East Playoffs: Sixers, Nets Stuck in Dreaded 0-3 Hole

Do you smell a sweep? The Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets find themselves in desperate spots, down 0-3 in their respective series, and on the brink of elimination from the Eastern Conference playoffs. The defending champion #2 Toronto Raptors (3-0) have a chance to knock out the #7 Nets […]

Duncan Robinson set a Miami Heat record with seven 3-pointers made without attempting a 2-point shot. (Image: Getty)

NBA Betting Preview: Miami Heat, Houston Rockets Seek 3-0 Lead

The NBA playoffs head into the first weekend of the postseason with decisive Game 3 on the docket. The Miami Heat and Houston Rockets have a chance to extend their leads to 3-0, while the Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder are each trying to fade a 0-3 hole. The […]

Dallas Mavs All-Star Luka Doncic defended by Reggie Jackson and JaMychal Green from the LA Clippers in Game 1. (Image: Kevin C. Cox/Getty)

NBA Playoffs Preview: Clippers/Mavs and Nugs/Jazz Tied 1-1

The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics seek to extend their leads to 3-0 in their respective series, while the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia Sixers will do everything they can to avoid falling in the hole 0-3. The other two games on Friday include teams deadlocked at a 1-1 tie heading […]

Nikola Vucevic scored a playoff career high 34 points from the Orlando Magic in an upset over the #1 seed Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1. (Image: Getty)

NBA Betting Preview: No. 1 Seeds Bucks and Lakers Start 0-1

The top-seeded teams in both the Eastern and Western conferences lost the opening games of their respective playoff series. The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers, the favorites to meet each other in the NBA Finals, find themselves in a 0-1 to start the postseason after dropping Game 1 to […]

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard and LeBron James of the LA Lakers at Staples Center in 2019. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

NBA Playoffs: OKC Slight Favorites, Blazers Popular Underdog vs. Lakers

The NBA playoffs continue with Game 1 for four different series, including the top seeds in both conferences. The top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers are six-point favorites over the Portland Trail Blazers in Western Conference playoffs betting action. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder are slight favorites over the Houston Rockets due […]

Damian Lillard and Carmelo Anthony celebrate a victory for the Portland Trail Blazers in Orlando, FL. (Image: Kevin C. Cox/Getty)

NBA Playoffs Series Odds: Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors Huge Favorites

Oddsmakers at DraftKings released their series odds for the NBA playoffs. As expected, the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors are huge favorites to win their opening-round matchups in the Eastern Conference. Things are a little closer in the wild and unpredictable Western Conference, where the Los Angeles Clippers are the […]

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard advises a teammate against the Brooklyn Nets at Disney World of Sports in Kissimmee, Florida. (Image: AP)

Portland and Memphis Clash in NBA Playoffs Play-In Game

During the NBA restart, five teams were gunning for the #8 playoff seed in the Western Conference. Led by an unstoppable Damian Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers seized the #8 seed, while the Memphis Grizzlies struggled but still held on to the #9 seed. Both teams will meet in an […]

Pelicans big man Zion Williamson and Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant are fighting for the #8 seed in the West. (Image: Sean Gardner/Getty)

NBA Bubble Betting: Brooklyn, Memphis Lead Race for No. 8 Seed

Ready to bet on the NBA playoff bubble while inside the NBA Bubble? DraftKings recently updated its prop bets for the #8 seed and lists the Brooklyn Nets as the favorite in the East at -250 odds, and the Memphis Grizzlies the favorite in the West at -143 odds. With […]

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson guards LeBron James of the LA Lakers at the Smoothie King Center in NOLA. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

Zion Bubblicious: New Orleans Pelicans NBA Restart Schedule

Can Zion Williamson, the former #1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a playoff berth? The NBA released its restart schedule and hoops fans in New Orleans were eager to see who the Pelicans will face in the final eight games before the playoffs […]

LA Clippers F Kawhi Leonard defends LeBron James of the LA Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Image: Wendy Nguyen/Getty)

LA LA Land Coin Flip, Lakers and Clippers Co-Favorites for West Title

LA or LA? LeBron James or Kawhi Leonard? With the NBA on the cusp of returning to action in Orlando, oddsmakers at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas released an update of their Western Conference championship odds. Both Los Angeles-based teams, the Lakers and the Clippers, are the top favorites […]

Toronto Raptors PF Pascal Siakam defends Giannis "Greek Freek" Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. (Image: Stacy Revere/Getty)

NBA Eastern Conference Futures: Celtics or Raptors Upset the Bucks?

Bucks or Bust? Oddsmakers at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas updated the futures board for the NBA Eastern Conference champion, and the Milwaukee Bucks are the big favorite at 1/2 odds. The defending champion Toronto Raptors are 8/1 to win the Eastern Conference for the second season in a […]

Disney became a jersey sponsor for the Orlando Magic in 2017. (Image: AP)

Disneyworld Hoops: Quest for NBA Playoffs in Orlando

Either Las Vegas or Disneyworld in Orlando could host the 2020 NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals. Those are the rumors around the NBA’s plans to end its season, with a significant amount of chatter saying the league is leaning toward Disneyworld as its preferred location to resume the season and […]