The NBA playoffs continue Wednesday with two games for bettors: Bulls at Bucks (-12) and Nuggets at Warriors (-9). In both cases, oddsmakers fully expect the heavily favored home teams to close out their respective series in these Game 5 showdowns, but there could still be plenty of drama for bettors. Before you place any bets on Wednesday’s games, let’s take a look at tonight’s NBA odds, key betting trends, and expert picks from BetQL.
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NBA Playoffs: Best bets, odds, expert picks, & betting trends for Wednesday
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Bulls at Bucks (-12), O/U 218
Trends:The Bucks would certainly love to end this series as quickly as possible, as Boston is already resting up and waiting for them, and Milwaukee will have a chance to punch their ticket to the second round by closing out the Bulls on Wednesday.
Milwaukee has won the past two games by an average of 27 points, holding the Bulls to just 95 and 81 points, respectively, over that span. Like the Nets against the stephen curry jersey rebel Celtics, the Bulls look ready to call it a season and are completely overmatched in this series. Even with it being a double-digit spread, the Bucks look ready to end this thing and move on.
Top Player Prop: Jrue Holiday UNDER 7.5 assists (+112) on FanDuel. Holiday hasn't had more than seven assists in any game so far this series, and with more shots available while Khris Middleton (left knee) is out, Holiday has been willing to take on a bigger scoring load after scoring 26 points on 21 shots in Game 4. Add that to the fact that Giannis Antetokounmpo has averaged 7.2 assists against the Bulls, totaling 25 over his past three games, clearly holding down a little more of the playmaking when he can.
BetQL Staff Pick: Bucks -7 first-half spread. The Bucks are 43-26 as a favorite against the first-half spread this year, including stephen curry jersey dhgate 29-13 against the first-half spread against team Ja Morant s that force 13 or fewer turnovers on the year. If you're not creating havoc, they make you pay. If the Bulls look lost offensively again in Game 5, it could get out of hand quickly, especially with Zach LaVine likely out after being placed in health and safety protocols.
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Nuggets at Warriors (-9), O/U 226
Trends: MVP favorite Nikola Jokic has done everything he can to keep the Nuggets competitive in this series, throwin stephen curry jersey wallpaper g the team on his shoulders and averaging 31.3 points, 11.8 rebounds and, 5.3 assists against Golden State.
That being said, t NBA Sweatshirts here's a reason why the Warriors are now the favorite to win the title with their roster finally at full strength and Jordan Poole looking like another Splash Brother. Putting up 24.3 points per game on just under 60-percent shooting — including 3.5 3s per game at a 52-percent clip — is a serious stat l jersey de stephen curry ine, and Poole has made it clear it's not just Klay Thompson, Steph Curry, and Draymond Green that teams have to worry about.
Top Player Prop: Klay Thompson OVER 23.5 points (+100) on DraftKings. Thompson has seen his points go up every game of this series, with 32 in the Game 4 loss to Denver that saw him also hit seven triples. With Jordan Poole putting up huge numbers for the Warriors, it's another name that Denver has to have all over their pregame scouting report, leaving Thompson open more than he might be used to. The Warriors are looking to close this thing out, and this lower total at even money is definitely worth it based on what we've seen from Thompson in the playoffs so far.
BetQL Staff Pick: Warriors -9. The Warriors are 14-4 ATS when avenging a loss against an opponent at home this year, so that win Denver just had will obviously be another level of motivation for Golden State. In the end, the Nuggets have only covered once in this series (+4.5 last game), and the Warriors are just too much for Dirk Nowitzki them to handle. A Warriors cover here seems likely, coupled with another OVER given that every game has done so in this series.
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