Predictions NBA Tips
10:30 PM EST
Trailblazers -3.5 over Nuggets (loss)
Denver is the better team when healthy, but they are not healthy. Game 2 was a must win at home and I am impressed with how they won, but that was on their on floor with their own fans. Portland has great guard play where the Nuggets just don’t have the best available guards to take over a game due to injury. Portland is going to jack up a lot of three pointers and I just don’t see a lot of pressure being put on all of their ball handlers. Guard play means a ton when it comes to the playoffs. Take the Blazers.
10:10 PM EST
Rangers/Mariners Over 8.5 runs (loss)
The Mariners can’t hit left handed pitchers, but Kobly Allard is not a guy that stays in the game for any more than 2 innings. I am not a fan of teams going into the bullpen early and I believe Seattle will producer runs because of it. Chris Flexen has struggled this year and is coming off his worse start where he gave up 10 runs and 8 hits in less than 2 innings. Flexen might be a little shaky because of it and the Rangers should put up some runs. Take the Over.