Predictions NBA Tips
7:00 PM EST
Sixers -8 over Wizards (win)
Washington is a great offensive team, but their defense is just not up to NBA Playoff quality. This team shot the ball at a 56% clip in game one and still lost by 7. The Sixers did not play well on defense, but are a good defensive team and will make the adjustments needed to blow this team out. Philadelphia is too physical and too talented. The Wizards might win one game in this series, but I don’t see it happening in Philly. Doc Rivers has really improved this team and there will be no answer for Joel Embiid tonight. Take the Sixers.
10:00 PM EST
Grizzlies +9.5 over Jazz (loss)
Memphis is almost as young as some college teams, but they are physically tough and just have the energy that Utah does not have. The Jazz are not the same without Donovan Mitchell and even if he plays in this series he is just not in game shape. Memphis is great on the glass and they are great at forcing turnovers and not giving teams the ball by turning it over themselves. Utah is great in a lot of areas, but they are not good when it comes to forcing turnovers or protecting the ball. It’s going to be hard for them to win by double digits in this series. Ja Morant has the skill level to take over a game and I would not be shocked to see another upset. Take Memphis.
9:40 PM EST
Giants -120 over Diamondbacks (win)
Arizona is trying to avoid 10 losses in a row and it just will not be easy against Johnny Cueto. At this price there is no reason to not take any team against Arizona. This DBacks team is really struggling as they can’t win games, even the close ones. This seems like it could be a trap bet, but who cares. In these spots you go with the better team and the better pitcher and live with the results. Take the Giants.