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2014 NBA Playoffs Game One: (8) Atlanta Hawks at (1) Indiana Pacers

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Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers Time: 7 PM ET, Apr 19, 2014 Spread: IND -7.5 M/L: IND -380; ATL +290 Total: 186 Betting odds courtesy of Bovada The Indiana Pacers are a bit of a mystery heading into the 2014 Playoffs. The team was one of the hottest teams to start the year, going 33-7 […]

2014 NBA Playoffs Preview: (6) Brooklyn Nets at (3) Toronto Raptors

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Game One Time: 12:30 PM ET, Apr 19, 2014 TV: ESPN Spread: TOR -3 Total: 194 The Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors split their season series 2-2. The Raptors enter as the hotter team, as winners of nine of its past 12. Brooklyn has lost four of its past five contests, and some even hinted […]

Western Conference Odds: Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets

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Golden State at Denver Time: 10:30 PM ET, Apr 16, 2014 Spread: DEN -8.5 Total: 209 Betting odds courtesy of Bovada The Golden State Warriors are 50-31 and hold a one game lead on both Dallas and Memphis for the 6th seed in the West. The Warriors will travel to face the 36-45 Nuggets in […]

NBA Western Conference Picks: Minnesota Timberwolves at Sacramento Kings

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Minnesota Timberwolves at Sacramento Kings Time: 9 PM ET, Apr 13, 2014 Spread: MIN -2 Total: 207 Betting odds courtesy of Bovada The Minnesota Timberwolves have the satisfaction of knowing that in the East, it would be in the playoffs. That’s not really much of a consolation at all, though, and the 40-39 Wolves are […]

NBA Saturday Night Betting Preview: Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets

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Utah at Denver Time: 9 PM ET, Apr 12, 2014 Spread: DEN -9.5 Total: 212 Betting odds courtesy of Bovada Denver is making a late season surge at nothing, but a surge nonetheless. The Nuggets are seeking its third straight victory as it hosts the cellar dwelling Utah Jazz Saturday night in a game NBA […]

NBA Saturday Picks ATS: New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets

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New Orleans at Houston Time: 8 PM ET, Apr 12, 2014 Spread: HOU -14.5 Total: 212.5 Betting odds courtesy of 5dimes The Houston Rockets lost last night to the Minnesota Timberwolves, leaving the “magic number” for clinching home court advantage at 2 still. The Rockets will play host to the New Orleans Pelicans in a […]

NBA Eastern Conference Odds: Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks

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Miami at Atlanta Time: 7:30 PM ET, Apr 12, 2014 Spread: MIA -5 Total: 194 Betting odds courtesy of Bovada The Miami Heat are seizing the opportunity to take hold of the East’s best record with the Indiana Pacers struggling. The Heat are 1/2 game ahead of Miami for the No. 1 seed, and will […]

NBA Saturday Night Picks: Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards

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Milwaukee at Washington Time: 7 PM ET, Apr 12, 2014 Spread: WAS -11 Total: 203 Betting odds courtesy of Bovada While this game is entirely meaningless for the hapless Milwaukee Bucks, the Washington Wizards are still battling for playoff seeding in the lower half of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The Wiz hold a one […]

NBA Friday Night Odds: New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook and the Thunder try to rebound from a poor shooting night in game 3 as they try to tie up the series 2-2 against Dallas in the Western Conference Finals. The Thunder are 3 1/2 point favorites at home in game 4.

New Orleans at Oklahoma City Time: 8 PM ET, Apr 11, 2014 Spread: OKC -15.5 Total: 205 Betting odds courtesy of Bovada The Oklahoma City Thunder hold a 2.5 game lead over the Los Angeles Clippers for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. With the season waning, a win over the New Orleans […]

NBA Western Conference Picks: Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors

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Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors Time: 10:35 PM ET, Apr 10, 2014 Spread: GSW -12 Total: 215 Betting odds courtesy of Bovada The Golden State Warriors hold onto the sixth seed in the Western Conference by virtue of a tiebreaker with the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors will seek to move a half game ahead […]

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