Houston Rockets (2.76) vs Los Angeles Lakers (1.47)
The Lakers have looked stronger and stronger, which is not a good sign for the Rockets, and the NBA betting odds reflect that momentum as they have the Lakers clear favourites in game 4 and the series overall.
LeBron James put up 36p/5a/7r in their last game, with teammate Anthony Davis scoring 26p/6a/15r. If the Rockets are to find success in game 4, they’ll need to find a way to stop these two.
While this is a big problem for the Rockets, they will be creating problems for the Lakers. Russell Westbrook and James Harden are looking great, they look very strong at the moment.
Houston is the clear underdogs to progress to the next stage of the NBA Finals. They really need to find their feet again, otherwise, the Lakers will run them down.
Take the Los Angeles Lakers to win.
Los Angeles Lakers
To beat the Houston Rockets
Los Angeles Clippers (1.28) vs Denver Nuggets (3.85)
Los Angeles Clippers are the favourites to win the NBA postseason overall, just in front of their city rivals the Lakers.
The NBA Playoffs are reaching the semifinals and the teams left in it are looking very strong. The Miami Heat wiped the floor with the Bucks and now the Clippers look to take the series 4-1 against the Nuggets on Friday night.
There is so much talent on display for the Clippers and with reigning NBA Championship player Kawhi Leonard scoring, as he is, it may be too much for Denver.
They need to start things moving the ball better offensively if they are to stand a chance in this one. We doubt that’ll happen.
Expect the Clippers to win.
Los Angeles Lakers
To beat the Denver Nuggets
Toronto Raptors (2.15) vs Boston Celtics (1.73)
What a series this has been. The momentum has swung back and forth throughout and it’s going to end with fireworks on Friday evening.
The vast majority of top-tier sports betting sites have the Celtics as favourites, which we tend to agree with. However, anything can happen in this one.
The Celtics have been looking to the usual names and faces, in the form of Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker - these guys have been carving up the Raptors for the last 6 games.
For the Raptors, it was Norman Powell, Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry who came up with the points, with last season’s hero Lowry putting up 31 points.
Pick the Celtics to win.
To beat the Toronto Raptors