(The Spread) – The NBA playoffs roll on tonight with three Round 1 matchups. Here are some top trends to consider before laying coin on tonight’s actions.

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According to oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com, the Celtics are 6.5-point favorites over the Knicks, while Dwight Howard and the Magic are 9.5-point favorites over the Hawks. In the final game tonight, the Mavericks are 3.5-point favorites over the Trail Blazers.

Knicks vs. Celtics, 7:00PM ET

The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams when the game is played in Boston, although the under is 16-4-1 in the Celtics’ last 21 overall games. The C’s are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games as a home favorite and 7-1 ATS in their last eight games on Tuesday nights. The Knicks are 4-1 against the number in their last five road games and 28-12-2 ATS in their last 42 games as an underdog.

Hawks vs. Magic, 7:30PM ET

The Hawks are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games against the Magic, while the underdog is also 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings between these two teams. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings, while the Magic are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games. According to latest NBA trends, the under is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams, and 5-2 in the last seven meetings between the Hawks and Magic when the game has been played in Orlando.

Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks, 9:30PM ET

The home team is 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings between these two teams, while the under is 11-3 in the last 14 games between the Blazers and Mavericks when the game is played in Dallas. The Blazers are 4-1 against the number in their last five games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5 points, but they’re 1-5 ATS in their last six conference quarterfinals games. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. They’re 4-0 ATS in their last four games as a home favorite and 4-0 ATS in their last four home games versus a team with a losing road record.

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