NBA Playoffs Games Betting Odds and Predictions (August, 18th, 2020)
The best USA sportsbooks favor the Bucks, Heat, Thunder, and Lakers to win their NBA playoffs games on Tuesday. Here are the betting lines provided by MyBookie, one of the best online sportsbooks.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds
|Trailblazers||+6 (-110)||229½ (-110)||+195|
|Lakers||-6 (-110)||229½ (-110)||-235|
The Blazers have won seven of their last nine games. They are averaging 115.1 points on 46.2% shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 45.6% shooting. Damian Lillard averages 30 points and eight assists per game. CJ McCollum has an average of 22.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 13.5 boards per game. The Trail Blazers are shooting 37.7% from beyond the arc and 80.5% from the free-throw line. The Blazers allow 38.5% shooting from long distance and are getting 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Lakers have lost six of their last nine games. They are averaging 113.4 points on 48% shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 44.8% shooting. Anthony Davis scores 26.1 points and gets 9.3 rebounds per game. LeBron James averages 25.3 points and 10.2 assists per game. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer. Dion Waiters has an average of 1.9 rebounds per game. The Lakers shoot 34.9% from beyond the arc and 72.9% from the free-throw line. The Lakers allow 34.9% shooting from the deep and grab 45.7 rebounds per game.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Pick
The Lakers have been focusing on the playoffs. That explains the way they’re playing. LeBron always gets a second wind in the postseason. Nonetheless, the Lakers have lost five of their last eight games as faves. Their roster is not very deep. The Blazers are hot and confident as well as the deeper team in the series. Portland is 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games as a dog. Take the Blazers and the points.
Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting Odds
|Magic||+12 (-110)||225 (-110)||+650|
|Bucks||-12 (-110)||225 (-110)||-1000|
Per the best USA sportsbooks, Orlando is 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games. The total has gone over in 17 of Orlando’s last 20 games. Milwaukee is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games. The total has gone over in four of Milwaukee’s last six games.
Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks Pick
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets Playoff Odds
|Thunder||-1½ (-110)||225½ (-110)||-125|
|Rockets||+1½ (-110)||225½ (-110)||+105|
The Thunder have split their last eight games. They are averaging 110.4 points on 46.8% shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 45.5% shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is scoring 19 points and averaging 5.9 rebounds per game. Dennis Schroder averages 18.9 points and four assists per game. Danilo Gallinari is the third double-digit scorer. Chris Paul has 6.7 assists per game. The Thunder shot 35.5% from the three-point line and 79.6% from the free-throw line. They are allowing 34 percent shooting from afar and grabbing 42.9 boards per game.
The Rockets are on a three-game skid. They are averaging 117.8 points on 45.1% shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 46.2% shooting. James Harden scores 34.3 points and dishes out 7.5 assists per game. Russell Westbrook averages 27.2 points and seven assists per game. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer. Jeff Green grabs 2.9 rebounds per game. The Rockets shot 34.5% from the three and 79.1% from the free-throw line. The Rockets allow 34.9% shooting from long range and get 44.3 rebounds per game.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets Pick
The Thunder have won six of the last eight games with the Rockets, and that includes two wins in January. This should be the most competitive first-round series. Things even out a little with Westbrook injured. Still, the Rockets are the better team in this matchup, and Gordon returning helps lessen Westbrook’s absence. Harden is rested, and the Rockets are experienced. The Thunder is a young team getting its first taste of the big time. Take the free basket in game one.
Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Playoffs Odds
|Miami Heat||-4 (-110)||216 (-110)||-175|
|Indiana Pacers||+4 (-110)||216 (-110)||+155|
According to the best USA sportsbooks, Miami is 1-4 ATS in their last five games. The total has gone over in 13 of Miami’s last 20 games. Indiana is 6-2 ATS in their last eight games. The total has gone under in four of Indiana’s last five games.
Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers Pick