TheSpread.com NBA News Headlines http://www.thespread.com/ Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:01:09 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) 2014 NBA Playoffs Odds & Series Price: Grizzlies vs. Thunder http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041914-2014-nba-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-grizzlies-vs-thunder Grizzlies vs. Thunder Series Odds

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(TheSpread) – Two rivals meet up in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, as the Oklahoma City Thunder face the Memphis Grizzlies.

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The Thunder are the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference while the Grizzlies are the No. 7 seed. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Oklahoma City is the favorite to win this series, as the Thunder have odds of -460 to win, while the Grizzlies have a money line of +360 to prevail.

Oklahoma City went 59-23 this season, winning the Northwest Division. The Thunder had a 34-7 record at home, a 25-16 mark on the road and a 36-16 conference record. The 34 wins at home tied for the most of any team in the West. Oklahoma City averaged 106.2 points per game on offense while allowing just 99.8 points per contest.

Memphis was 50-32 this season, finishing third in the Southwest Division. The Grizzlies were 27-14 at home while going 23-18 on the road and 29-23 in conference play. Memphis averaged just 96.1 points per game on offense, but held opponents to 94.6 points per game. The 94.6 points were the fewest allowed by any team in the West.

These two teams met four times this season, with Oklahoma City winning three of the four games. The Grizzlies beat the Thunder in the playoffs last year, but Oklahoma City dominated the season series, with their lone loss to Memphis

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041914-2014-nba-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-grizzlies-vs-thunder
2014 NBA Playoffs Odds & Series Price: Hawks vs. Pacers http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041914-2014-nba-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-hawks-vs-pacers Hawks vs. Pacers Series Odds

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(TheSpread) – The struggling Indiana Pacers look to start the NBA Playoffs off right when they face the Atlanta Hawks. Here is a look at the odds for this series.

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The Pacers come into the series as the top seed in the Eastern Conference, while the Hawks are the No. 8 seed. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Pacers are the clear favorite to win the series, as they have odds of -650 to win, while the Hawks have a money line of +480 to prevail.

Indiana went 56-26 on the season to win the Central Division. The Pacers were 35-6 at home, 21-20 on the road and 38-14 in the Eastern Conference. The 35 home wins is most of any NBA team and the 38 conference wins is best in the East. Indiana scored 96.7 points per game while holding opponents to 92.3 points per contest.

Atlanta was just 38-44 this season, but still earned the final playoff spot. They are the only playoff team with a sub .500 record. The Hawks were 24-17 at home and 14-27 on the road while going 28-24 in conference play. The 14 road wins are worst of any playoff team. Atlanta averaged 101 points per game while the defense allowed 101.5 points per contest.

These two teams met four times during the regular season, but the Hawks still won two of the four games, including a

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041914-2014-nba-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-hawks-vs-pacers
2014 NBA Playoffs: Warriors vs. Clippers Game 1 Picks & Predictions http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041914-2014-nba-playoffs-warriors-vs-clippers-game-1-picks-a-predictions Warriors vs. Clippers Free Pick

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LOS ANGELES, CA (ATS Consultants) – Will the underdog Warriors cover the spread when they visit the Clippers in Game 1 at 3:30PM ET today?

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ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Clippers as 7-point favorites over the Warriors, while the over/under total for today's game is currently sitting at 210.5 points.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Clippers opened as 7-point favorites and that's where the line currently sits at most online and Vegas sports books. As for the total, it opened at 212 but has been bet down to either 211.5, 211 or 210.5, depending on which book you view.

PUBLIC BETTING: The latest public information says that 54% of bettors that have wagered on this game favor the Clippers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure to click on the link provided to get the most up-to-date public betting numbers.

NBA FREE PICK: Take Golden State. According to latest NBA trends, the Warriors are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall and 11-1 ATS in their last 12 conference quarterfinals games. They're also 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win, and 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games playing off two days of

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ats@thespread.com (ATSSportsline.com) Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041914-2014-nba-playoffs-warriors-vs-clippers-game-1-picks-a-predictions
2014 NBA Playoffs Odds & Series Price: Warriors vs. Clippers http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041914-2014-nba-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-warriors-vs-clippers Warriors vs. Clippers Series Odds

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(TheSpread) – One of the most interesting first-round matchups in the NBA Playoffs has the Los Angeles Clippers facing the Golden State Warriors. Here is a look at the odds for this series.

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The Clippers are the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference while the Warriors are the No. 6 seed. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Clippers are favored to win the series, as they have odds of -380 to win, while the Warriors have a money line of +300 to prevail.

The Clippers were 57-25 this season, winning the Pacific Division. Los Angeles had a 34-7 home record, a 23-18 record on the road and a 36-16 record against conference opponents. The 34 home wins tied for the most in the West. Los Angeles averaged an NBA-best 107.9 points per game while allowing 101 points per contest.

Golden State was 51-31 this season, finishing second in the Pacific Division behind the Clippers. The Warriors were 27-14 at home, 24-17 on the road and 31-21 in conference play. The Warriors averaged 104.3 points per game on offense while giving up 99.5 points per contest.

These two teams met four times during the regular season, with each team winning twice and the home team winning all four contests. The home team has actually won seven straight in this series. The Clippers covered the spread in three of the four meetings this season and

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041914-2014-nba-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-warriors-vs-clippers
2014 NBA Playoffs Odds & Series Price: Nets vs. Raptors http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041914-2014-nba-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-nets-vs-raptors Nets vs. Raptors Series Odds

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(TheSpread) – The Toronto Raptors have the home-court advantage in its series against the Brooklyn Nets, but are the Raptors favored to win this NBA Playoff series?

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The Raptors are the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference while the Nets are the No. 6 seed. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Brooklyn is actually favored to win the series, as they have odds of -150 to win, while the Raptors have a money line of +130 to win the series.

Toronto went 48-34 this season, winning the Atlantic Division to earn the No. 3 seed in the East. Toronto was 26-15 at home this season and 22-19 on the road while going 32-20 in conference play. The Raptors averaged 101.3 points per game on offense while allowing 98 points per game.

The Nets went 44-38 this season, finishing second to Toronto in the Atlantic Division. The Nets were 28-13 at home and 16-25 on the road. Brooklyn was also 26-26 in conference play and averaged 98.5 points per game on offense while allowing 99.5 points per contest. The point differential of -1 is the worst of any playoff team.

These two teams met four times during the regular season, with each team winning twice, once at home and once on the road. The Nets have won six of their last 10 meetings with the Raptors and the two hit the over in three of

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:30:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041914-2014-nba-playoffs-odds-a-series-price-nets-vs-raptors
2014 NBA Playoffs Odds & Over/Under Totals for Saturday, April 19 http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041914-2014-nba-playoffs-odds-a-overunder-totals-for-saturday-april-19 Saturday's NBA Playoff Odds

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(TheSpread) – The 2014 NBA Playoffs get started today with four games. Here is a breakdown of the top games taking place today.

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The featured game today has the Los Angeles Clippers hosting the Golden State Warriors at 3:30PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Clippers are favored at home, as they have odds of -7 points against the Warriors. The over/under total for the game has been set at 211 points. These two teams met four times during the season, with the home team winning all four games and the Clippers covering in three of the four contests.

Another featured game today has the Oklahoma City Thunder hosting the Memphis Grizzlies at 9:30PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Thunder favored at home, as they have odds of -7.5 points against the Grizzlies. The over/under total for the game has been set at 192.5 points. These two teams met four times on the season, with the Thunder winning three of the four meetings and going 2-1-1 against the spread in those four games.

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The featured game in the East has the Toronto Raptors hosting the Brooklyn Nets at 12:30PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Raptors favored at home, as they have odds of -2.5 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the game has been set at 194 points. These two met four times on the season, with the two teams

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041914-2014-nba-playoffs-odds-a-overunder-totals-for-saturday-april-19
NBA Eastern Conference Odds To Win: Heat Favored Entering Playoffs http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041714-nba-eastern-conference-odds-to-win-heat-favored-entering-playoffs Eastern Conference Odds

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(TheSpread) – The Eastern Conference of the 2014 NBA Playoffs look to be a battle of just two teams. Here is a look at the odds to win the conference title this year.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Miami Heat are the favorites to win the East, as they have 2/3 odds. Other short odds to win are the Indiana Pacers (2/1) and the Brooklyn Nets (9/1).

The Heat are the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions and they come into the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the East after winning the Southeast Division. Miami went 54-28 during the season with a 32-9 record at home and a 22-19 mark on the road.

The Pacers come into the postseason as the top seed in the Eastern Conference after winning the Central Division. Indiana was 56-26 this season, going 35-6 at home and 21-20 on the road. The 35 wins at home were most of any team in the NBA.

The Nets are actually the No. 6 seed in the East after going just 44-38 in the Atlantic Division. Brooklyn was 28-13 at home, but just 16-25 on the road. The 16 road wins are the second fewest of any team in the playoffs.

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For a complete look at each team’s odds to win the 2014 NBA Eastern Conference Championship, see below.

2014 NBA Eastern Conference Odds To Win

Miami Heat 2/3 

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041714-nba-eastern-conference-odds-to-win-heat-favored-entering-playoffs
NBA Western Conference Odds To Win: Spurs Favored Entering Playoffs http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041714-nba-western-conference-odds-to-win-spurs-favored-entering-playoffs NBA Western Conference Odds

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(TheSpread) – The Western Conference of the 2014 NBA Playoffs feature a number of capable contenders. Here is a look at the odds to win the West this year.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the San Antonio Spurs are the favorites to come out of the West, as they have 3/2 odds. Other short odds to win are the Oklahoma City Thunder (2/1) and the Los Angeles Clippers (9/2).

The Spurs are the defending Western Conference champions. San Antonio has the top seed in the West after going 62-20 on the season and winning the Southwest Division. San Antonio was 32-9 at home and 30-11 on the road. The 30 road wins were the most in the entire NBA

The Thunder won the Western Conference title two years ago, but lost early last season following an injury to Russell Westbrook. Oklahoma City comes into the postseason as the No. 2 seed in the West after winning the Northeast Division. The Thunder went 59-23 on the season while posting a 34-7 record at home and 25-16 record on the road. The 34 home wins were most in the conference.

The Clippers come into the playoffs as the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference after winning the Pacific Division. The Clippers went 57-25 on the season, picking up a 34-7 record at home to go with a 23-18 road record. The 34 home wins match

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041714-nba-western-conference-odds-to-win-spurs-favored-entering-playoffs
2014 NBA Finals Odds To Win: Miami Heat Favored Entering Playoffs http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041714-2014-nba-finals-odds-to-win-miami-heat-favored-entering-playoffs NBA Finals Odds to win

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(TheSpread) – The NBA Playoffs are set to get started this weekend. Here is an updated look at the odds to win this year’s NBA Finals.

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According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Miami Heat are still the favorites, as they have 2/1 odds to win. Other short odds to win are the San Antonio Spurs (3/1), the Oklahoma City Thunder (4/1) and the Indiana Pacers (6/1).

The Heat are the two-time defending NBA champions and they come into the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the East. Miami went 54-28 during the season with a 32-9 record at home and a 22-19 mark on the road.

The Spurs lost to the Heat in 7 games last year in the NBA Finals. San Antonio has the top seed in the West this year, going 62-20 on the season. San Antonio was 32-9 at home and 30-11 on the road. The 30 road wins were the most in the NBA.

The Thunder were the runner-up in the playoffs two years ago. Oklahoma City comes into the postseason as the No. 2 seed in the West. The Thunder went 59-23 on the season while posting a 34-7 record at home and 25-16 record on the road. The 34 home wins were most in the conference.

The Pacers come into the postseason as the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Indiana was 56-26 this season, going

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:46:20 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041714-2014-nba-finals-odds-to-win-miami-heat-favored-entering-playoffs
2014 NBA Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Wednesday, April 16 http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041614-2014-nba-opening-odds-a-overunder-totals-for-wednesday-april-16 Wednesday's NBA Odds

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(TheSpread) – The NBA Regular Season closes on Wednesday with a full set of 15 games. Here is a breakdown of today’s action.

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Not many of today’s games have odds. One that does has the Memphis Grizzlies hosting the Dallas Mavericks at 8PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Grizzlies are favored at home, as they have odds of -3 points against the Mavericks. The over/under total for the game has been set at 190.5. Both teams are 49-32 on the season. Dallas has won five of its last six while going just 1-3 against the spread in its last four. Memphis has won four straight and is 3-0-1 ATS in that span. Dallas has won and covered in all three meetings with Memphis this season.

Another game with odds has the Charlotte Bobcats hosting the Chicago Bulls at 7PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Bulls as a favorite on the road, as they have odds of -1 point against the Bobcats. The over/under total hasn’t been set. Chicago has won eight of its last nine and the Bulls are 6-2 ATS in their last eight. Charlotte has won eight of its last 10, but has failed to cover in its last three. Chicago has won all three meetings with the Bobcats this year, covering in two of the three wins.

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Another game today with odds has the Minnesota Timberwolves hosting the

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/nba-articles/041614-2014-nba-opening-odds-a-overunder-totals-for-wednesday-april-16