NBA Picks - Wednesday 17th April
Our picks for today's NBA action
Let's get stuck into the action today. We've got three exciting games that will tell us a lot about either team.
Sam's NBA picks will regularly be giving you picks for the day's hoop action. I recommend backing these individually but you're welcome to multi them too. Each pick is staked at one unit.
Magic @ Raptors
Toronto comes into this game with a deficit. They'll need to get the win before heading to Orlando for Game Three. With that in mind, it's difficult not to see the Raptors performing at their best and brushing off a patchy Magic team.
Spurs @ Nuggets
The Nuggets are another team that will be looking to head to their road game on level terms, having lost the first game in the series.
San Antonio managed to limit the impact of the Nugget's stars last time out but you'd expect to see Denver find a way to get 'The Joker' into the game and establish himself. I'm taking the Nuggets for this one.
Thunder @ Trail Blazers
From the second the playoff positions were locked in, it felt like this series had the highest chance of an upset. The Thunder have played some great basketball recently and despite their 104-99 defeat, I'd expect them to get the win here.
I'd even be tempted to take an alternative spread and look for an even wider of margin by the Thunder.