Saturday’s slate of NBA playoffs game is big with four on tap. The first two feature the Atlanta Hawks traveling to play the Brooklyn Nets and the Chicago Bulls visiting the Milwaukee Bucks.
Atlanta vs. Brooklyn
The current line has Atlanta favored by 2.5 points with the point total on 201. The Hawks lead the series 2-0 but did not cover the spread in Games 1 and 2. The Hawks in Game 1 were 11-.5 point chalk and won by 7. In Game 2, Atlanta was favored by 9.5 points and won by 5. The total cashed on the UNDER in both games.
Atlanta started the season strong on the road, but ended 8-11 straight up and 6-12-1 against the spread.
Brooklyn proved in Games 1 and 2 it can stay with the No. 1 seed Atlanta, although they must have more consistency from Deron Williams their point guard, who scored just two points in Game 2. Brook Lopez must neutralize the strong inside game of the Hawks.
Brooklyn in its past 9 home games is 7-2 SU while 6-2-1 ATS.
Even though the series is 2-0 in the favor of Atlanta, the Hawks have not dominated either game. However, the Hawks could put it together today and blow out the Nets. The total continues to move downward.
The points should remain UNDER and the Hawks should cover.
Chicago vs. Milwaukee
The current line on this game is Chicago -4.5, with the point total on 188.5. Chicago leads this series 3-0.
Chicago has brought its brooms for Game 4 with a sweep well within the realm of possibilities. The Bulls defeated the Bucks in Game 3 in Thursday in double overtime 113-106 as 2.5-point chalk. The Bulls have covered each of the first three games of the series and this season is a strong 6-1 ATS versus the Bucks.
The 190 points scored between the two teams was enough to cash the OVER. The OVER has cashed in two of the three games thus far in the series.
Chicago has become much more dangerous as Derrick Rose has returned and is playing superbly. Rose scored 34 points in Game 3 while handing out 8 assists.
The Bucks played valiantly on Thursday but came up short. The young team is very inexperienced and it is unknown how they will react in Game 4 being down 3-0 in the series.
The play on this is the UNDER and a lean toward the Bucks and the points.