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NBA Tips and Previews, Saturday 8th May

Tips, Previews and all you need ahead of Saturday's NBA action

An enormous day of NBA action from the USA as the best bets land for another big weekend of hoops and buckets. 

A host of finals contenders do battle as we welcome a huge set of fixtures. 

New Orleans @ Phildadelphia

May 8th 9:00am

New Orleans travel to Philadelphia to face the powerful 76ers.

Two of the best big men in the game will go face to face when the freak that is Joel Embiid takes on the star prospect Zion Williamson. 

The 76ers are looking to hold fort atop of the Eastern Conference as it continues its push towards a first championship since 1983. 

New Orleans, meanwhile, will venture to keep its winning ways intact after a 108-103 win over Golden State on Wednesday. 

Expecting the 76ers, who are in a big six-game winning streak, to outclass and outmuscle the Pelicans 

Suggested Bet: Philadelphia 76ers -8.5 point spread at $1.91

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Philadelphia 76ers -8.5 point spread
Leg 2: J. Embiid over 27.5 points
Leg 3: Total points scored under 228.5
Combined odds = $5

Denver @ Utah

May 8th 11:00am

What a spectacle we have when Denver take their talents to the Vivint Smart Home Arena for a battle with the Utah Jazz. 

The visitors currently sit fourth in the Western Conference with a 44-22 overall season record which is four games behind the 48-18 Jazz who find themselves looking down on everyone at the top of the West. 

The three-game series this year between the teams this has seen the first two games split with the Jazz winning the first 109-105 while the Nuggets got their revenge with a 128-117 win in the second fixture. 

Nikola Jokic will prove important for the Nuggets as he has done so all season. 

His near double-double 26.4-point, 10.9-rebound, 8.4-assist per game season has been nothing short of incredible and arguably the main reason Denver will likely find itself deeply embedded in the playoffs. 

Suggested Bet: Denver Nuggets +2.5 point spread at $1.91

New York @ Phoenix

May 8th 12:00pm

The Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks resume hostilities for the second time in a fortnight on Saturday afternoon. 

It was the Suns who proved superior to end the nine-game winning streak set by the Knicks through April but now New York gets its shot at answering back. 

New York launched back into a three-game undefeated run after the loss the Suns but it, too, was ended by a superior Denver Nuggets outfit on Thursday. 

The Knicks would succumb to a 113-97 loss which would leave the likes of Devin Booker, who scored 33 points in the 118-110 win over New York, and Chris Paul sensing another chance at devouring their prey again. 

Facing the Phoenix Suns at home has been a tough fixture for any team. 

This is no change to that standard. 

Suggested Bet: Phoenix Suns -5.5 at $1.91

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Phoenix Suns head to head
Leg 2: D. Booker over 28.5 points
Leg 3: Total point scored over 218.5 
Combined odds = $4.6

Los Angeles Lakers @ Portland

May 8th 12:00pm

The Los Angeles Lakers have little time to rest and qualm about their heavy loss against the Los Angeles Clippers with a game to be played against Portland on Saturday.

Frank Vogel’s men were on the receiving end of 118-94 shellacking by their arch-rival and now face a Trailblazers squad coming off an enormous 141-105 triumph over Cleveland. 

There hope of a return to their championship best when Anthony Davis returned from injury but the basketball Gods had other things to say. 

Davis will all but likely miss this game aftering hurting his ankle and suffering back spasms in the loss to the Clippers.

Portland get the perfect opportunity to beat up on a Lakers side who will also continue to be without LeBron James. 

Suggested Bet: Portland Trailblazers -5.5 at $1.90

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