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NBA Play-in Preview & Tips, Tuesday 18th May

Tips, Previews and all you need for the play-ins of the NBA commencing Wednesday.

Eight teams vie for a spot in the playoffs when they enter the play-in tournament preceding the path to ‘the big dance.’ 

A double-header of play-in games greet us as do the best bets in both games. 

Charlotte @ Indiana

May 19th 8:30am

The first of the play-in games comes at Bankers Life Fieldhouse when the Indiana Pacers play host to the Charlotte Hornets. 

The winner advances in the tournament to play for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

A 20-22 record against Eastern Conference teams is what the Pacers bring into clash.

The Pacers will utilise their sharing ability in an attempt to slice Charlotte apart.

Indiana ranks second in the NBA with 27.4 assists per game led by Domantas Sabonis averaging 6.7.

The Hornets are 20-22 against Eastern Conference opponents.

Charlotte will have quick ball movement and fast transition on its mind with 13.6 fast break points per game led by Terry Rozier averaging 3.4 being the catalyst .

Suggested Bet: Charlortte Hornets +3.5 at $1.89

Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1 – T. Rozier over 19.5 Points
Leg 2 – Total Points Under 232.5
Leg 3 – Hornets +2.5
Combined Odds = $4.6

Washington @ Boston

May 19th 11:00am

The Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal-led Washington Wizards take their talents to TD Garden for a play-in clash against the Boston Celtics. 

Jayson Tatum will return for the Celtics after he was rested with an ankle injury prior to the 96-92 loss the Celtics endured yesterday against the New York Knicks. 

The Celtics won the season series against the Wizards with a 2-1 record over three games. 

Washington was unable to defeat the Celtics at this very venue during the regular season. 

The Tatum versus Westbrook and Beal story in this contest will be what determines the game. 

Defensively, the Celtics look a bit more sturdy and that will prove the catalyst to fire them into playoffs

Suggested Bet: Boston Celtics -2.5 point spread at $1.95

Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1 – M. Smart under 16.5 Points
Leg 2 – J. Tatum over 30 Points
Leg 3 – Celtics -2.5
Combined Odds= $4.10

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