Friday's Betting Value Plays
(The Spread) – Joe Johnson and the underdog Atlanta Hawks could be a nice value play tonight when they take on the Boston Celtics at 7:30PM ET.
Phoenix Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators, 7:30PM ET
The under is 4-0-2 in the Coyotes’ last six road games and 4-0-1 in their last five games as a road underdog. The under is also 9-3-3 in Phoenix’s last 15 games overall 9-3-3 in its last 15 games versus the Western Conference and 5-2 in the Coyotes’ last seven games versus the Central. On the other side, the under is 4-0-2 in the Predators’ last six home games and 4-1-1 in their last six games on Friday night.
2012 NHL PLAYOFFS VALUE PLAY: UNDER 5
Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30PM ET
The road team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five games between these two teams while the underdog is 5-1 against the number in the last six meetings between these two teams. The Hawks are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games, 5-1 ATS in their last six games coming off two days of rest and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as a road underdog.
2012 NBA PLAYOFFS VALUE PLAY: ATLANTA HAWKS +8
Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 8:00PM ET
The over is 7-1-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia and 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams overall. The over is also 8-1 in the 76ers’ last nine games overall, 8-1 in their last nine games versus the Eastern Conference and 4-0 in their last four games as a favorite. On the other side, the over is 5-1 in the Bulls’ last six games versus the NBA Atlantic and 17-7 in their last 24 conference quarterfinals games.
2012 NBA PLAYOFFS VALUE PLAY: OVER 179.5
Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants, 10:15PM ET
The Giants are 3-8 in Tim Lincecum’s last 11 starts, 2-6 in his last eight outings versus the NL Central and 2-5 in their last seven home games versus a team with a losing record. Meanwhile, the Brewers are 27-8 in Zack Greinke’s last 35 starts, 6-0 in his last six outings during Game 1 of a series and 4-0 in his last four starts versus the NL West.
MLB VALUE PLAY: MILWAUKEE BREWERS +105