Predictions NBA Tips
8:30 PM EST
Celtics +7.5 over Nets (win)
The Nets were impressive in the first two games as they dominated the Celtics. Boston is shorthanded and there is no doubt the exit this year will be quick for them, but I believe they can hang around in this game. The Nets will be without Jeff Green for the rest of the series and I just don’t think they should be favored by this much on the road being they have not played together as a full squad for many games this year. Take the Celtics.
9:30 PM EST
Clippers -2.5 over Mavericks (win)
The Clippers really were awful in the first two games and it goes without saying Game 3 is so very important to win. This is a veteran team that I believe is the better team. It’s true Luka Doncic is a difference maker and it really is a big plus for this team to have Kristaps Porzingis back in the mix. This Clippers team is more talented and is a veteran team that I believe will respond tonight. Dallas is not the best rebounding team, they don’t share the ball well and they don’t force a lot of turnovers. The Mavs are tough to beat when they are knocking down three pointers, but I believe the Clippers will play physical and veteran leadership will get them back in this series. Take the Clippers.
8:10 PM EST
Astros -120 over Padres (loss)
Framber Valdez back in the rotation might be the boost this Astros team needs to break out of their mediocre start. The Padres are not a good team against left handed pitching and Valdez is a really good ground ball pitcher. Houston should be able to keep San Diego to a low run total. Lamet is a great pitcher, but the Astros hitters have the power to hit the ball hard off of him. Take the Astros.