NBA Playoff Odds released for three Friday night games
By Bob Garcia
The NBA Playoffs are a constant barrage of excitement for basketball fans and bettors alike. There are games every day, including three tonight on Friday.
Here’s a quick preview along with the latest odds from the Americas Cardroom sportsbook.
New York Knicks (+4) at Atlanta Hawks – 7pm ET
This has been the most exciting series so far of the first round. The teams split the first two games in the Big Apple and it was great to see the excitement from Knicks fans after not having a home playoff game since 2013. The Hawks’ fans will not be as rowdy tonight, but there is a clear talent advantage on their side, thus the 4-point spread.
The new series price has Atlanta at -150 and the Knicks +130.
Brooklyn Nets (-7) at Boston Celtics – 8:30pm ET
Everyone knew that Boston was overmatched in this series without the injured Jaylen Brown and that’s come to fruition with Brooklyn winning and covering the first two games at home. Game 3 in Boston is the best chance for the Celtics to get a win, but Kyrie Irving already did a preemptive strike to fans who were going to severely boo him, insinuating there could be some racial overtones along with it.
The new series price has Brooklyn as a colossal -20000 favorite, with Boston at +7000.
Clippers (-2) at Dallas Mavericks – 9:30pm ET
The Clippers are the small favorite tonight but it’s Dallas who has dominated the series, winning the first two games in Los Angeles as 6-point and 7-point underdogs. The Clippers do have the talent to win this game tonight but the best thing they have going for them is they’re desperate, and that’s usually a bad reason to bet on a team.
The new series price has Dallas as a solid -290 favorite and the Clippers +237.