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NBA Weekend Tips and Previews, Saturday 15th May

Tips, Previews and all you need ahead of this weekend's NBA action heading into the playoffs.

We head into what is set to be a massive final two days of the NBA regular season. 

Playoff implications, teams vying for the final chance to make a late run at their chances for glory and the best bets within all those games. 

Sit back, relax, get the popcorn out and let us guide you through it all. 

Cleveland @ Washington

May 15th 9:00am

The equation for the Washington Wizards when they face the Cleveland Cavaliers is simple; win. 

After two back-to-back heartbreaks against the Atalanta Hawks which would have all but certainly sealed the deal from a playoff perspective, Russell Westbrook is tasked with carrying the Wizards, again. 

Bradley Beal will not suit up for this game due to a hamstring issue as the Wizards look to defeat a Cavaliers mob who overcame an 11-game losing run against Boston. 

Suggested Bet: Washington Wizards -7.5 point spread at $1.91

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Washington Wizards -7.5
Leg 2: Half time/full = Wizards/Wizards
Leg 3: Total points scored over 226.5 
Combined odds = $4

Denver @ Detroit

May 15th 10:00am

Detroit are playing nothing but pride against the playoffs-bound Denver Nuggets on Saturday morning. 

The Nuggets will take supreme confidence heading into this game having already accounted for the Pistons this year in a high-scoring 134-119 victory. 

A win or loss for the Nuggets here would have no implications on their current fourth-spot standing given their first playoff game will come against the Dallas Mavericks. 

The line looks a little overstated given the Nuggets will likely keep their star players fresh. 

Suggested Bet: Detroit Pistons +9.5 at $1.91

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Denver Nuggets win (SGM SPECIAL)
Leg 2: Detroit Pistons +9.5
Leg 3: Total points scored under 217.5
Combined odds = $5.75

Orlando @ Philadelphia

May 15th 10:00am

A win for the Philadelphia 76ers over the Orlando Magic will cap off what has been a fantastic season for the home side.

The 76ers currently sit atop of the Eastern Conference thanks to a dominant year from Joel Embiid who is averaging 28.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. 

Despite losing their last two games after an eight-game winning streak, the 76ers should be able for a Magic team who has struggled to make any inroads in the 2020/21 season. 

However, if Doc Rivers decides to rest some of his star men then the Magic can cover this enormous line. 

76ers win but keep an eye out on the squads closer to the game. 

Suggested Bet: Orlando Magic +13.5 at $1.93

Utah @ Oklahoma

May 15th 10:00am

With Utah still yet to know who it is playing in the first week of playoffs, a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder will prove a nice little tune-up as it prepares for a tilt at the championship. 

The Jazz set up its season off the back of an incredible 20-1 run in the first third of its campaign. 

Despite the Jazz being the benchmark of the East and having beaten the Thunder twice already this season, it was made to work hard for those wins. 

This might be a surprisingly tricky match for the Jazz with the Thunder getting the home-court advantage. 

Suggested Bet: Oklahoma City Thunder +14.5 at $1.88

Toronto @ Dallas

May 15th 11:00am

Dallas plays its penultimate regular season match when it welcomes the Toronto Raptors to the American Airlines Centre.

The Mavericks have relied upon the career best season of Luka Doncic to haul itself into playoffs contention. 

It’s been a massive year for Doncic who leads the Mavericks for scoring, assist and rebounds this year. 

The story for Toronto this season has been one of frustration given health and safety protocols have meant it had to play home games in Tampa. 

Could be a statement game from Dallas as it looks to lock in fifth spot in the West. 

Suggested Bet: Dallas Mavericks -12.5 at $1.92

LA CLippers @ Houston

May 15th 11:00am

The Los Angeles Clippers trek down south to Houston in an attempt to make it three straight wins on the way to the playoffs. 

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George had the load taken off their back in a big team performance over the Charlotte Hornets. 

The Clippers’ 113-90 victory ensured it continued its momentum heading into the point end of the season and now get the chance for an easy kill against the Rockets.

Houston’s season went down hill after trading away James Harden and will have their eyes set on re-building into 2021/22. 

Leonard and co are no doubt looking make amends after a disappointing playoffs series last year. 

This will be another ‘W’ on their way to redemption.  

Suggested Bet: Los Angeles Clippers -10.5 at $1.88

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