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MILWAUKEE BUCKS (38-45) at MIAMI HEAT (67-16) Sportsbook.ag Line & Total: Miami -14 & 197
2013-04-23

In Game 1, the Bucks did everything they could to put up points and keep the Heat off the board. That wasnt enough however, as Miami came out on top by a final score of 110-87. Despite the best efforts by Milwaukees starting backcourt (Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combined for 48 points), the Heat won the second half by 16 points (58-42). The Heat didnt let the Bucks score 25 points in a single quarter, and defensively the Bucks had absolutely no match for LeBron James, who was nearly perfect on the night. James finished the game 9-for-11 from the field with 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. The Bucks (21-21 ATS on road this season) got little help from their bench and role players, and without them, they do not stand a chance versus Miami (38-4 SU, 23-19 ATS at home).

The Bucks are going to need perfect play from their entire roster if they are going to win a game in this series. On Sunday, SG Monta Ellis went 10-for-19 from the field with 22 points and added four steals, four rebounds and a team-high-tying three assists. He was getting quality looks in the game, but he went just 1-for-6 from three and also 1-for-6 from the foul line, contributing to a game-worst, minus-26 rating. Ellis will need to pick up those shooting percentages if Milwaukee is to keep these games closer. PG Brandon Jennings was the only other Bucks player to score in double-digits and he too played a strong offensive game, going 8-for-20 from the field (4-of-10 threes) for 26 points. Jennings only had two assists though, and will need to do a better job of getting his teammates involved. Outside of Jennings and Ellis, no other Milwaukee player eclipsed six points. SG J.J. Redick will have to provide more offense in Game 2, as he went just 1-of-6 from the field with six points and a minus-7 rating in this one.

The defending champions got off to a quick start Sunday against the Bucks and after Milwaukee got the game close again towards the end of the first quarter, the Heat flipped a switch and dominated the rest of the game. SF LeBron James was outstanding, missing a triple-double by just two assists, but he did commit a game-high five turnovers. PF Chris Bosh was dominant inside with 15 points, seven rebounds and two blocks on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and 3-of-4 shooting from three-point range. Boshs size caused Milwaukee tons of problems on Sunday and it could continue to do so in Game 2. SG Dwyane Wade had 16 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and a game-best +26 rating on Sunday, but it was SG Ray Allen who stole the show for Miami at the shooting guard position. In his first playoff game with the Heat, Allen dropped 20 points (6-of-13 FG), five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 29 minutes. He and PF Chris Andersen (10 points on 4-of-4 FG, seven rebounds in 16 minutes) both provided a huge spark off the bench for Erik Spoelstras team.




NBA Eastern Conference Finals Preview
2010-05-24

The last two Eastern Conference nfl football betting Online Bingo Play Slots Online in US NFL Odds champions will square off beginning on Sunday at Amway Arena in a bid to reach another NBA Finals. The Celtics won the NBA title two years ago but were knocked out by the Magic in last year's conference semi-finals. In that series, Orlando rallied from a 3-2 series deficit to finish off the Celtics with a 101-82 victory in Game 7 at Boston. In defeat, the Celtics felt that an injury had cost them another title. Veteran forward Kevin Garnett wasn't available for that series. The Celtics will have him in this year's rematch but Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen aren't the players they were two years ago. Still, Boston was able to upset the top-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers in six games in the conference semi-finals. With LeBron James and the Cavs out of the picture, the road to this year's NBA title will have to go through Orlando. The Magic have been perfect in this year's postseason. Orlando destroyed Atlanta in the Eastern semi-finals. The Magic swept the Hawks with an average margin of victory of 25 points. In the regular season, Orlando won three of its four matchups against Boston. All four of the games were decided by single-digits. In the four games, the Magic held the Celtics to an average of just 87 points per game.  These are the kind of stats NBA betting keep their eyes on. When you place you NBA bets you have to know all the numbers before making a decision.



While Boston's star trio will still play a big role in this series, point guard Rajon Rondo (14 points, 10 assists per game during regular season) is now the catalyst of the team. His triple-double effort in Game 4 of the conference semi-finals sparked Boston to an upset in the series matchup against the heavily-favored Cleveland squad. In the series, Rondo finished with an average of 21 points and 12 assists per game. While Rondo dazzled against Cleveland, Pierce (18 points per game during regular season) struggled against the Cavs. After shooting less than 35% from the field against Cleveland, the Celtics will need Pierce to bounce back in this series. Allen (16 points per game during regular season) has been more consistent this postseason with an average of 17 points per contest. Garnett (14 points, 7 rebounds per game during regular season) has been rejuvenated by the team's postseason run. He averaged 19 points per game against the Cavs and hit on 60% of his field goal tries over the final four games of the series. Against Orlando's Dwight Howard, Boston center Kendrick Perkins (10 points, 8 rebounds per game during regular season) will play a key role in the series versus the Magic. Former Orlando head coach Doc Rivers was able to get the Celtics its first title in more than two decades in 2008.  Which made many NBA bettors happy.



A deep Orlando squad begins with Howard (18 points,13 rebounds per game during regular season) in the middle. The back-to-back NBA Defensive Player of the Year bounced back from a rough opening series against Charlotte to have a dominant run against the Hawks. He hit a remarkable 84% of his field goal attempts against an overwhelmed Atlanta squad. To counter Rondo, Orlando will have a solid point guard of its own. Jameer Nelson (13 points, 5 assists per game during regular season) was on the sidelines with an injury when his team faced Boston in last year's postseason. In this year's playoffs, Nelson is averaging a team-high 21 points per outing. Veteran guard Vince Carter (17 points per game during regular season) is still capable of taking over a game with bursts of scoring. Forward Rashard Lewis (14 points per game during regular season) is the top 3-point shooter for the league's best perimeter shooting team. During the regular season, Orlando hit on an average of ten 3-point shots per game while its opponents hit on just six long range attempts per contest. The advantage has grown in the postseason. The Magic have hit an average of 11 trifectas per game in the playoffs while opponents have connected on just four 3-point shots per outing. With a variety of scoring options on a deep roster, head coach Stan Van Gundy has done an effective job of juggling his deep roster to get the most from his squad. He is hoping that last year's run to the NBA Finals will help his team take one more step this time around.   


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NBA: Cavaliers at Celtics Betting Matchup
2010-02-26

The Cleveland Cavaliers ended their three game losing streak with a 105-95 non-cover over New Orleans Tuesday, next up is to a end losing skid that goes back years. Cleveland has made nine trips to Boston and has come up on the short end of the score each time. The last time the Cavs (44-14, 28-29-1 ATS) won at TD Garden was Jan. 3, 2007 and they are 6-3 ATS in those visits, which is little consolation unless you are a sports bettor. Cleveland is favored at Sportsbook.com, making it an interesting decision for those wagering.

There has been a great deal of doom and gloom surrounding Cleveland’s recent slide and the fact they are 1-6 ATS in their last seven, but a certain high profile Cavs player tries to put things into perspective.

“There are 82 games in the regular season. You’ll have ups and downs,” said LeBron James. “We’ve had way more ups than downs. We have the best record in the Eastern Conference and one of the best records in the league. You can go two or three games where you don’t win a game. That’s not our worries.”

Cleveland’s recent struggles have had to do with defense. Coach Mike Brown’s squad prior to last game had allowed 100 or more points in five of previous six contests. Before this, the Cavs surrendered that many points over a span of 26 games, showing the decline in effort. They will seek reversal and are 8-4 ATS off a victory.

Like anything in life, it could be worse, like being a loyal Boston Celtics (36-19, 21-33-1 ATS) bettor. Boston has won four of its last five, but for Celtics backers, betting the C’s is similar to getting a hot stock tip that the Hummer is coming back strong, with 8-18-1 ATS record since Dec. 27.

General Manager Danny Ainge was being barbequed in Boston until he made the bold moves to bring in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, which restored Celtics pride and brought a championship. This would have never happened had Boston lost the top pick in the draft in the lottery, which would have brought Kevin Durant and the Celtics would more likely resemble Oklahoma City, than the current model.

Like most GM’s in the NBA, do one thing right and you have a free pass for years. Ainge thought Rasheed Wallace would be good fit for the green and white and he probably more than any other player exemplifies what is wrong with Boston this season and in part explains why they are 3-8 ATS off a SU win.

No question injuries have played a part in Boston’s season and Paul Pierce is doubtful for this evening. The Celtics are 6-18-1 ATS at home and 1-7-1 ATS with a day between contests.

Sportsbook.com has Cleveland as 1.5-point faves and they are 7-3 ATS with one day of rest and they are 5-1-1 OVER this month after scoring 100 or more points. Boston has covered 17 of last 25 Thursday assignments and is 20-8 UNDER on this day of the week going back even further.

This confrontation of Eastern powers begins just after 8:00 in the East time zone and the home team is 16-1 SU, though just 8-8-1 ATS in previous 17 meetings. The StatFox Power Line shows the wrong team is favored: Boston by 1