Lakers Nuggets Game 5 Betting

The Denver Nuggets are on the ropes and road underdogs for Tuesday night as they hit the hardwood at the Staples Center down 3-1 in their first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers rolled to a 92-88 road win in Denver in Game 4 of the best-of-seven set on Sunday night to take the commanding series lead. Kobe Bryant scored 22 points for Los Angeles that night.

The Lakers are 41-25 so far on the season, and 27-39 ATS vs. the number. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 38-28 and 36-30 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 37-29 and the Nuggets go 32-33-1 on the totals.


Game 5 betting favors Bulls vs 76ers

The Chicago Bulls face elimination in Game 5 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series on Tuesday night as they find themselves down 3-1 to the Philadelphia 76ers in the set.

The Bulls, favored on the NBA lines at the sportsbooks for Tuesday, lost Game 4 of the series by a score of 89-82 on the road on Sunday. Carlos Boozer scored 23 points for Chicago that day.


They opened as 5-point home chalk, despite missing their top two players and facing a hungry Sixers team.

Chicago battles the 76ers, currently with a 35-31 mark (34-32 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 32-34 for the Bulls and 30-36 for the 76ers.


Celtics Hawks Game 5 Preview

The Boston Celtics will be looking for another easy win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night as those two teams hit the hardwood in the fifth game of their first-round NBA playoff betting series.

Boston holds a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven set after cruising to a 101-79 home win in Game 4 on Sunday night. Rajon Rondo scored 20 points to go along with 16 assists for the Celtics in that victory.

Supporters of the Celtics have seen them go 39-27 and 34-31-1 ATS so far this season, while the Hawks are at 40-26 and 36-27-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Hawks are 33-31-2, while the Celtics are 29-37.


Pacers vs Magic Betting Report

The Indiana Pacers can close out their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series on Tuesday night with a home win over the Orlando Magic in Game 5 as a big favorite at the sportsbooks.

Indiana took a 3-1 series lead in the best-of-seven set on Saturday, beating the Magic 101-99 in Orlando. David West grabbed 12 boards to go along with 26 points for the Pacers that day.

The Pacers bring a 42-24 record (32-34 ATS) to the battle against the 37-29 Magic, who are 34-32 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 34-30-2 so far and the Magic go 35-30-1.


Giroux Suspension Impacts Betting

When Ilya Kovalchuk sat out Game 2 for the Devils, the line swung in Philadelphia's favor but New Jersey still won.

With Claude Giroux sitting out Game 5 with a suspension, the line has moved in New Jersey's favor - can the Flyers shake off his absence to win and force a Game 6?
The Philadelphia Flyers will try to stave off elimination on Tuesday night as they hit the NHL betting lines at home down 3-1 to the New Jersey Devils in their second-round playoff series.

The Flyers lost Game 4 of the set as small road favorites on Sunday night, falling 4-2 despite a 39-save effort from Ilya Bryzgalov. Martin Brodeur made 20 saves in the win for the Devils.

The Devils will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 48-28-6 this season, while the Flyers are 47-26-9. New Jersey is 37-34-11 on the totals; Philadelphia is 43-37-2.


Phillies vs Mets Monday Betting

The visiting Mets hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Philadelphia sends Roy Halladay out against Jonathon Niese for the Mets in this game. Halladay is 3-2 with a 3.40 ERA on the season, while Niese is 2-1 on the year and has a 4.08 ERA.


Clippers vs Grizzlies Game 4 Betting

The Los Angeles Clippers hold a 2-1 advantage on the Memphis Grizzlies as those two teams hit the hardwood on Monday night in the fourth game of their first-round NBA betting series.

Los Angeles surged in the fourth quarter on Saturday to pick up an 87-86 win over Memphis in Game 3 of the set, failing to cover the 3-point spread. Chris Paul scored 24 points for the Clippers.

The Clippers sit at 40-26 (33-32-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Grizzlies are currently 41-25 (29-37 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 31-33-2 OU, and Memphis is 26-40 OU.


Spurs look to Sweep Jazz

The San Antonio Spurs will try for the first-round Western series sweep on Monday night as they carry a 3-0 advantage in their best-of-seven set into their road game against the Utah Jazz.

San Antonio went up 3-0 on Utah on Saturday night, winning 102-90 on the road and covering a 6-point spread at the sportsbooks on the NBA lines. Tony Parker tossed in 27 points for the Spurs.

The Spurs are making sure they don't suffer the same fate as a year ago, when they were upset by the No. 8 seed Grizzlies.

Utah will face the 50-16 Spurs, who own a 42-20-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Jazz are 33-32-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spurs are 39-26-1 favoring the OVER.


Rangers Caps Game 5 Betting

The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers will be breaking a 2-2 series deadlock on Monday night as they play Game 5 of their series at Madison Square Garden with the Rangers home favorites.

The Rangers opened as -145 Game 5 home favorites here, according to British bookmaker William Hill.

The Rangers are 51-24-7 so far on the season. The Capitals, meanwhile, are 42-32-8. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 32-31-19 and the Capitals go 40-37-5 on the totals.


Phillies Nationals Sunday Night Betting

The visiting Phillies look to start making headway in the NL East Sunday as they look to steal a win at Nationals Park against the Washington Nationals.

It's a pitching duel between Jordan Zimmermann for the Nationals (1-2 on the year) and Cole Hamels for Philadelphia (3-1 so far). And the opening MLB total reflects that fact - a very low over under value of 6.



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