NBA Weekend TV Game Previews and Tips

A look at a couple of this week’s Prime Time NBA games with betting tips

Thu, 19 Apr, 9:19 AM


These Playoffs have started in with much excitement having already seen, close contests, blowouts and overtime game between the Celtics and the Bucks. Two of the runaway trains of this year’s first round playoffs in the Rockets and Celtics travel for the first time in their series’. Jimmy Butler and Giannis Antetokounmpo will seek to claw a game back for the Wolves and Bucks respectively as their playoff hopes hang in the balance.

Boston Celtics @ Milwaukee Bucks - Saturday 11:30am


The Celtics travel to Milwaukee in what will be their first road game of the series. The Celtics are coming off a pair of victories at home which include a first game overtime victory over Giannis and his Bucks.


The Bucks looked extremely competitive in the first game but were eventually overcome by Boston's clever coaching and suffocating defence. Milwaukee will look to return serve and are more than capable given the stats Giannis Antetokounmpo has been putting up in first two games. Giannis' achilles heel along with that of his teammates has been their turnovers. The Celtics registered half the turnovers of the Bucks in game 2 and bested them by 5 turnovers in game 1.


Unless Milwaukee plays smarter more efficient basketball, they're going to continue to struggle. Their lack of cohesion should be a concern to all Bucks fans and backers. Milwaukee still remains higher than Boston in field goal % which shows there is still life in them yet.


I expect the Bucks to win in a close one, but there is better value to be found.

Houston Rockets @ Minnesota Timberwolves - Sunday 9:30am


Game 1 of the series saw the Rockets sweat out a three-point victory. The Timberwolves were often in the contest even leading midway through the fourth quarter.


That was the perfect game for the T-wolves to steal. The Rockets shot a paltry 27% from three-point range. This put them on the back foot often as those missed shots were usually capitalised upon.


Game 2 saw the Rockets flex their Western Conference leading muscles. They did what many expected them to do in game 1 and rout Minnesota's pups by 20 points.


In Minnesota's return to their home stadium, the crowd will be rocking and a concerted effort on the defensive end is going to get them going in the right direction. Unfortunately all this will do is narrow the margin the Rockets win by.


Tip: Houston Rockets 1-10

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