Thursday NBA Odds
There’s a great Friday tripleheader in the NBA playoffs and the odds have already been released. Here’s the latest from BroburySports.com:
Denver (+2 ½) at Utah
Denver took Game 1 and then Utah lost center Mehmet Okur lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Forward Andrei Kirilenko is already out with a calf injury. Instead of backing down, Utah won Game 2 in Denver 114-111 as six-point ‘dogs.
Utah is a great home team, but Denver knows they let one slip away given the injury situation. The Nuggets have the best player on the court in Carmelo Anthony and they provide very good value here as an underdog in my opinion.
Dallas (+3 ½) at San Antonio
This Texas-sized playoff battle is getting heated. Dallas owner Mark Cuban announced to the world that he ‘hates the Spurs,’ only to see his team get embarrassed at home the next game 102-88.
Dallas has been a very good away team at 27-14 straight-up and 26-15 ATS. The series is tied 1-1, so they need to get one win in San Antonio to get home court advantage back. I think they’ll get it, but it’s more likely in Game 4.
Boston (+4) at Miami
Boston leads the series 2-0, with both games at home. Kevin Garnett was suspended last game for throwing an elbow, and many thought that was Miami’s ticket to victory. Instead, it was a 106-77 massacre.
Miami’s Dwyane Wade isn’t getting a lot of help in this series. If they get swept, is there a better chance he leaves South Beach as a free agent? I don’t think so, but Miami needs this game desperately and should give a good showing.
Bet the NBA Friday tripleheader BroburySports.com.
Posted: 4/23/10 5:25PM ET