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BettorIQ’s NBA Playoff Betting Cheat Sheet

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The NBA Playoffs are set to get underway on Saturday. Below we provide bettors with a betting “cheat sheet.” For those interested in a playoff service package, we have a special 2 for 1 offer. Receive every playoff selection from pro bettors Erin Rynning and Advantage Group for the discounted rate of $199.

(6) Brooklyn vs. (3) Philadelphia
Regular Season: 2-2 SU, Brooklyn 3-1 ATS, 3-1 O/U
Game 1 Opener: Philadelphia -7 O/U 232
Game 1 Current: Philadelphia -7.5 O/U 232
Series Opener: Philadelphia -600
Series Current: Philadelphia -700
What to keep an eye on: Joel Embiid’s health. He’s listed as questionable for Game 1.


(7) Orlando vs. (2) Toronto

Regular Season: 2-2 SU, Orlando 3-1 ATS, 1-3 O/U
Game 1 Opener: Toronto -7.5 O/U 216
Game 1 Current: Toronto -8.5 O/U 212
Series Opener: Toronto -1100
Series Current: Toronto -1300
What to keep an eye on: Does Orlando have anything in the tank after winning 11 of 13 (10-3 ATS) to close the regular season and slip into the postseason?

(8) LA Clippers vs. (1) Golden State
Regular Season: Golden State 3-1 SU, 2-2 ATS, 2-2 O/U
Game 1 Opener: Golden State -11 O/U 230.5
Game 1 Current: Golden State -12.5 O/U 231.5
Series Opener: Golden State -11000
Series Current: Golden State -13000
What to keep an eye on: Steph Curry’s ankle. And can Warriors flip the switch after a “lackluster” regular season (35-47 ATS)?

(7) San Antonio vs. (2) Denver
Regular Season: 2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS, 0-4 O/U
Game 1 Opener: Denver -5 O/U 211.5
Game 1 Current: Denver -5 O/U 211
Series Opener: Denver -275
Series Current: Denver -285
What to keep an eye on: All four regular season games went under the total but the lowest total was 215. Market showing 211 for Game 1.

(5) Indiana vs. (4) Boston
Regular Season: Boston 3-1 SU, 2-2 ATS, 3-1 O/U
Game 1 Opener: Boston -7 O/U 209.5
Game 1 Current: Boston -7 O/U 209
Series Opener: Boston -450
Series Current: Boston -500
What to keep an eye on: How Boston survives without Marcus Smart who finished third on the team with 5.3 win shares.

(6) Oklahoma City at (3) Portland
Regular Season: Oklahoma City 4-0 SU and ATS, 2-2 O/U
Game 1 Opener: Portland -4.5 O/U 224
Game 1 Current: Portland -3 O/U 225
Series Opener: Portland -110
Series Current: Oklahoma City -160
What to keep an eye on: After dominating the regular season series (4-0), bettors have keyed in on the Thunder as they went from a pick ’em to a -160 series favorite.

(8) Detroit vs. (1) Milwaukee
Regular Season: Milwaukee 4-0 SU, 3-0-1 ATS, 2-2 O/U
Game 1 Opener: Milwaukee -11.5 O/U 219.5
Game 1 Current: Milwaukee -13 O/U 219.5
Series Opener: Milwaukee -5000
Series Current: Milwaukee -4000
What to keep an eye on: Blake Griffin’s knee. Even with Griffin averaging 24.3 ppg in the four meetings, the Piston failed to post a victory.

(5) Utah vs. (4) Houston
Regular Season: 2-2 SU, Utah 2-1-1 ATS, 1-3 O/U
Game 1 Opener: Houston -5.5 O/U 219.5
Game 1 Current: Houston -6 O/U 214.5
Series Opener: Houston -380
Series Current: Houston -290
What to keep an eye on: Rematch of last year’s Western Conference Semifinals. The Rockets took the series rather easily, 4-1 (four wins by an average of 14.5 ppg).