Tips for betting on the NBA playoffs

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What you need know about the playoffs today

Collaborative Creation: Kyle LowryPhiladelphia: He has been ruled out of Game 6 Jimmy ButlerCould be a serious pass-producer as Miami's top distributor. In Game 5, Butler led the team with 38 passes. Tyler HerroHe was also very busy in the passing department, with eight potential assists. The assist props for Herro and Butler have some upside.

Surprise Specialist: Max StrusHe has become a floor spacer for the Heat during the postseason. His shots have been 82.4% beyond the arc. He also made a team record of 10 3-pointers in Game 5 – his fourth playoff match with at least 10 shots coming from deep. Strus scored nearly a third from beyond the arc for Miami on Tuesday, his first career double-double. He's in a good position to fulfill his shooting props, while also taking advantage of DFS potential in Game 6.

Backcourt boards: Dwight PowellFor Dallas, he started at the center but averaged only 9.2 minutes in each of his three games. It was not surprising to see the Mavericks go small with their lineup. Jalen Brunson Luka DoncicCombining for 18 rebounds in game 5. Powell is an unsuitable matchup against Phoenix. The Dallas backcourt should keep up their healthy rebounding numbers.

How to handle harden Nobody knows what to expect. James HardenThese days. The total team score of the 76ers is less than 105 points, which is gold if you are in business to fade The Beard. Harden's average point total is 16.4 with 38.1% shooting over the five previous games that Philly has failed to score 105. Harden's point total at Caesars Sportsbook stands at 20.5 so it may be a good idea to invest in Harden going bankrupt.

— Jim McCormick & Kyle Soppe

Today's games broken down

Tips for betting on the NBA playoffsTips for betting on the NBA playoffsMiami HeatAt Philadelphia 76ers
7:00 PM ET, Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA

Line: 76ers (-2)
Moneyline: 76ers (-135) Heat (+115).
Total: 207 points
BPI Projected Total:211.7 Points
BPI Win% Heat (59.6%).

Questionable: Joel Embiid (Face), Tyler Herro (Knee), Max Strus (Hamstring)

Ruled out: None
Note: BPI numbers are used to account for players who have been ruled out, but assume that questionable players will still play

Notable: You think defense is the story of this team? Three of the four games in which the total has been less than the total have not been covered by the 76ers.

Your best option: Jimmy ButlerMore than 25.5 points Butler has scored at will throughout this series. His average postseason scoring has been 28.3 PPG, with his highest scoring performances coming in “must win” games. Butler has shot 58% in the Eastern conference semifinals and his old team cannot seem to handle him. I expect Butler will be back in an elimination game on the road. — Andre Snellings

Your best option: Gabe VincentMore than 14.5 points + assist + rebounds Vincent was at his best during Kyle Lowry's regular season. Vincent's performance in Game 5 was no exception. Vincent is Miami's starting point in this postseason. In those games, Vincent averaged 10.4 ppg, 3.2 apg, and 3.6 rpg.Eric Moody

Tips for betting on the NBA playoffsTips for betting on the NBA playoffsPhoenix SunsAt Dallas Mavericks
American Airlines Center Dallas (TX) at 9:30 PM ET

Line: Suns
Moneyline: Suns (-130), Mavericks (+110)
Total: 214 points
BPI Projected Total:211.8 Points
BPI Win% Suns (66.4%)

Questionable: None

Ruled out: None
Note: BPI numbers are used to account for players who have been ruled out, but assume that questionable players will still play

Notable: Four consecutive home games have been covered by the Mavericks, with each of those three being under the total.



Tyler Fulghum will take the under in Game 6 (Suns vs. the Mavs) of the Suns series.

Your best option: Devin BookerOver 27.5 points The defense of the Mavericks seems to be more focused on stopping Chris PaulBooker is a better player than Booker and Booker has taken advantage. He is able to move off-ball or downhill and hit high-quality spot-up shots. Booker is also healthy and has had some impressive scoring performances over the last few months. After returning from a hamstring injury, Booker scored more than 27.5 points in three out of four games. — Snellings

Your best option: Deandre AytonMore than 29.5 points + assist + rebounds Ayton scored at least 20 goals in Game 5, his 13th consecutive playoff game. He shot at least 66%. These games have seen the Suns record 9-3. Ayton's postseason averages of 18.8 PPG, 1.75 APG, 9.2 RPG have been an impressive 19.8 and 1.7 respectively. He's well placed to match or surpass these numbers as the Suns attempt to close the series on Thursday night. Moody

Suns -2.0 is the best bet. Although the Mavericks have won both of their previous home games, I believe that Phoenix will win this series. First of all, Monty Williams made a good adjustment in Game 5 when he brought in Landry ShametYou can use the bench instead Cameron Payne. Dallas was unable to isolate Payne on defense. Luka Doncic is also slowing down. He has been the main point of offense for most of this series. He seemed to be slowing down in Game 5, even though he had just one day off. In Game 5, he seemed to be getting tired. The Suns see the light at end of the tunnel. Doug Kezirian

Your best option: Chris PaulOver 8.5 assists Paul should continue to depend on Ayton and Booker, who are both performing well. He has an average of 9.1 APG in the playoffs and 7.5 APG during playoff victories over the past six years.

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