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NBA Playoffs Tips & Previews, 18th April

Tips, previews and all you need for the two NBA playoff games this Tuesday with the 76ers vs Brooklyn and the Kings vs Warriors.

The playoffs continue this Tuesday as four teams head into Game 2 of their respective series. 

BetDeluxe takes an in-depth look at both matches as the Nets attempt to slow down the 76ers and the Warriors look to level their series against the Kings.

76ers vs. Nets

18th April 9:30am

Philadelphia and Brooklyn will meet in Game 2 of their series, with the 76ers looking to take a 2-0 lead after running out 20-point winners on Sunday.

It was a masterclass from the 76ers’ stars as Joel Embiid (26-5-3) and James Harden (23-4-13) combined for 49 points and helped their side win every quarter on the scoreboard. The Nets tried to keep the ball out of Embiid’s hands as much as possible, but Harden stood up in what Doc Rivers described as the ‘perfect game’. Tobias Harris stepped up with one of his best performances of the season, dropping 21 points, including 3/3 from beyond the arc.

Mikal Bridges shouldered the bulk of the scoring for the Nets with 30, while Cam Johnson (18) and Spencer Dinwiddie (14) added 32 between them. From a defensive perspective, the 76ers gave the Nets no room to breathe as they recorded 14 steals to three and caused 19 turnovers.

At $1.17 in the market, there’s not a lot of value with the 76ers, with Embiid and Harden firing on all cylinders, they should run out comfortable winners on the way to a clean sweep.

Suggested Bet: Same Game Multi

  • Leg 1: 76ers to win
  • Leg 2: J. Harden over 19.5 points
  • Leg 3: M. Bridges over 25.5 points
  • Leg 4: J. Embiid over 9.5 rebounds
  • Total: $5.25

Kings vs. Warriors

18th April 12:00PM

Despite going down in a 126-123 shootout in the opening game of their playoff series, the Warriors will enter Game 2 as favourites against the Kings.

De’Aaron Fox (38) and Malik Monk (32) shot the lights out for the Kings, with Fox tying the record for the second-most points scored on playoff debut. After dropping just nine in the first half, the Kings’ guard lit up for 29 in the final two terms as his inexperienced team stood up in the closing stages.

From a Warriors’ perspective, Steph Curry did his utmost to lift the reigning champions with 30 points alongside Klay Thompson’s 21. The highlight for Golden State, however, was the return of Andrew Wiggins, as he shot 17 points in his first game after missing 48 with a family matter.

The addition of Wiggins could be the difference as the Warriors adjust to having him in the rotation, making Game 2 even more interesting than the first. If they can clean up from beyond the arc – they shot 16/50 – the Warriors should be expected to draw level at 1-1.

Suggested Bet: Warriors to win @ $1.84

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