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Thunder Lakers Game 4 Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers were facing an 0-3 series hole Friday until Kobe Bryant delivered them, hitting all 18 free throws in a Game 3 Lakers victory.

They host Oklahoma City again on Saturday at STAPLES Center and are small favorites to do it again. But can they hold off the youthful Thunder again? Many bettors don't think so according to the NBA consensus betting data.

The Lakers currently sports a record of 41-25, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 27-39 ATS. The Thunder are 47-19 and 35-31 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lakers post a 37-29 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Thunder have gone 31-35 against the number.

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Spurs vs Clippers Game 3 Betting

The Los Angeles Clippers will play host to the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday afternoon looking to finally pick up a win in Game 3 of their second-round NBA Western Conference playoff series.

The Spurs won the first two games of the series at home by dominating scores of 108-92 and 105-88. Tony Parker scored 22 points for San Antonio in their Game 2 win on Thursday night.

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Lakers Thunder Game 3 Wagering

The Oklahoma City Thunder can take a commanding 3-0 lead in their second-round Western Conference series on Friday night when they travel to Staples Center for Game 3 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Thunder went up 2-0 on the Lakers on Wednesday with a 77-75 home win, failing to cover the posted spread on the NBA lines at the sportsbooks. Kevin Durant scored 22 points in the victory.

The Thunder will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 35-31 ATS against the number this season, while the Lakers are 27-39 ATS. Oklahoma City is 31-35 on the totals; Los Angeles is 37-29.

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Celtics vs 76ers Game 4 Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers will be looking to bounce back on Friday night as they play host to the Boston Celtics in the fourth game of their second-round Eastern Conference series.

The Sixers trail the Celtics 2-1 in the best-of-seven set after losing 107-91 at home as a favorite on the NBA odds in Game 3 on Wednesday night. Kevin Garnett led Boston with 27 points that day.

The 76ers sit at 35-31 (34-32 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Celtics are currently 39-27 (34-31-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Philadelphia is 30-36 OU, and Boston is 29-37 OU.

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Spurs Clippers Game 2 Odds

The Los Angeles Clippers get another shot at a win in San Antonio on Thursday night, but they'll be underdogs on the NBA playoff betting lines once again as they take on the Spurs in the second game of their series.

The Clippers fell 108-92 to Tim Duncan and company in the opener of the best-of-seven set on Tuesday night, with Duncan scoring 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead his team to the victory.

San Antonio battles the Clippers, currently with a 40-26 mark (33-32-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 39-26-1 for the Spurs and 31-33-2 for the Clippers.

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Pacers vs Heat Game 3 Betting

We will see tonight whether all that noisy Indiana celebration at the end of Game 2 will come back to haunt them.

 

The Indiana Pacers will try for their second straight upset of the Miami Heat on Thursday night when those two teams meet on the hardwood in the third game of their second-round playoff series.

The Pacers won 78-75 in Miami in Game 2 of the best-of-seven set on Tuesday night, paying out as NBA underdogs and tying up the series at 1-1. David West scored 16 points for Indiana that game.

The Pacers sport records of 42-24 and 32-34 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Heat sit at 46-20 and 32-34 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 34-30-2 for the Pacers and 25-39-2 for the Heat.

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Can Lakers rebound in Game 2?

The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to regroup from an ugly loss on Wednesday night as they play as underdogs in Oklahoma City in the second game of their playoff series against the Thunder.

The Lakers didn't come close to covering the spread on the NBA lines at the sportsbooks in Game 1 of the series on Monday night, getting blasted 119-90 on the road by Kevin Durant and company.

Oklahoma City will face the 41-25 Lakers, who own a 27-39 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Thunder are 31-35 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lakers are 37-29 favoring the OVER.

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Celtics vs 76ers: Game 3 Pick

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers will break a 1-1 series deadlock on Wednesday night as those teams hit the hardwood in Philly in the third game of their second-round playoff series.

The Sixers rebounded from a Game 1 loss with an 82-81 road win in Game 2 of the series on Monday night, paying off on the NBA lines at the sportsbooks in the process. Jrue Holliday scored 18 points.

Philadelphia battles the Celtics, currently with a 39-27 mark (34-31-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 30-36 for the 76ers and 29-37 for the Celtics.

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Clippers Spurs Series Betting Odds

That the San Antonio Spurs are in the Western Conference semifinals comes as no surprise. But the Los Angeles Clippers? Yes, that might qualify as a surprise.

The Spurs, the No. 1 seed in the West, now meet the fifth-seeded Clippers, who pulled off a Game 7 road victory Sunday in Memphis, in a best-of-seven conference semifinals series starting Tuesday night.

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Spurs Clippers Game 1 Betting

The Los Angeles Clippers are expected to have their hands full on Tuesday night as they play on the road as big underdogs in Game 1 of their second-round NBA series against the San Antonio Spurs.

Tim Duncan and the Spurs swept the Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoffs, while the Clippers needed an 82-72 road win over the Grizzlies in Game 7 on Sunday afternoon to advance to this series.

This season the Spurs are 50-16 overall and 42-20-4 ATS against the number, while the Clippers are 40-26 and 33-32-1 ATS. As for the totals, San Antonio is 39-26-1 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 31-33-2.

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