We have the NBA Playoffs served up for you in today’s edition of the Best Games To Bet On.
The Boston Celtics placed themselves in a 2-0 advantage after taking care of business at home in Games 1 and 2. But can they continue their success against the Washington Wizards, who, this time, play as the hosts in tonight’s Game 3. Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz hope for better results with another go versus the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 at Oracle Arena. The Dubs have a 1-0 lead in that series. Read on below for more about both matchups.
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Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards (8:00 PM ET)
Isaiah Thomas put up 33 points in the opener and then followed it up with 53 points—his playoff career-high—in Game 2 to put the Celtics in full control of this series. Yes, he’s done extremely well in leading his group offensively, but the Boston defense has flat-out failed to contain Washington’s own attack, which is tallying 115.0 points thus far in the two previous games. The C’s will have to lower that amount because their offense, or Thomas alone, won’t always be enough to save them.
John Wall and Bradley Beal are averaging 29.6 and 24.5 points, respectively, for the Wizards this postseason.
Washington (-5.5) wins and barely covers.
Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors (10:30 PM ET)
Gordon Hayward’s disappearance was one of many things that contributed to Utah’s ugly offensive performance, and inevitable loss, in Game 1 against Golden State. The Butler product came up with only 12 points, while Rudy Gobert led all Jazz players with 13 markers. On a positive note, their defense did fairly well, forcing the Dubs to shoot 24.1% from three and to 106 points—their lowest of the playoffs thus far. Game 2 should be a far more interesting if Hayward and co. can find their scoring touch.
Golden State (-12.5) wins, but does not cover.
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