Saturday NBA Bucks vs Nets Props: Fats picks Blake Griffin, James Harden, Brook Lopez, Jeff Green, Giannis
3-2 yesterday and although my winning percentage is poor, I'm back in the black due to my betting strategy. I use the term strategy loosely.
Saturday Playoff Picks
One game, ?? plays. Still stunned the jazz blew that huge lead against a Clippers team without Kawhi Leonard, but at least it gave folks something else to talk about besides the Sixers. What a playoffs – teams can be so good and so bad within minutes. They're like toddlers.
All wagers and returns based on $10. Please check game time lineups before wagering.
Bucks at NETS, 8:35 pm EDT.
3-pointers: Blake Griffin (Nets) double-double +800 (returns $90.00) I will say up front this is a total flier, my Terance Mann wager, if you will. But this may be Griffin's last best chance to get a ring, he just watched the Clippers advance, and I expect him to leave everything he's got on the floor. That may not be enough, because rebounds may bounce in other directions, he may get in foul trouble, who knows. But of the longshot odds on the table, this seems the most possible.
2-pointers: James Harden (Nets) double-double AND Nets Win +275 (returns $37.50) I think this is almost a necessity if the Nets are going to win. Don't know if Harden has the legs to get 10 boards, but he had 7 dimes in the last game so if his team can knock down shots, he's got a chance with the assists.
Brook Lopez (Bucks) Over 13.5 points +114 (returns $21.40) Lopez has scored better in the games at Brooklyn than the home games. He's accustomed to the crowd. I don't think the moment will be too big for him to get this number if Giannis and Khris include him.
Free throws: Jeff Green (Nets) Over 1.5 assists -106 (returns $19.50) In the four playoff games in which Green has played 20+ minutes, he's had 2+ assists three times. I think he'll be in full support mode tonight.
Steals: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks) Under 52.5 points, rebounds, assists -113 (returns $18.90) I rarely pick Unders, but Giannis, who's had some great games in this series with 50 PRAs, hasn't hit this number once. You have to go back to May 13 at Indiana for a game over 52.5. No matter how well Giannis may play tonight, I can't believe that he's going to have his best game in this road game pressure-cooker.
3-pointers: Sixers Over HAWKS AND Under 222 +215 (returns $31.50) Sixers gut out a 104-99 win.
2-pointers: Tobias Harris (Sixers) Over 21.5 points +100 (returns $20.00) Harris scored 22 thanks to two late free throws.
Steals: Seth Curry (Sixers) Over 21.5 points, rebounds, assists -113 (returns $18.90) Curry went for 24-3-2 = 29.
2-pointers: Ivica Zubac (Clippers) Over 9.5 points, rebounds, assists +115 (returns $21.50) Zubac did zilch in 5 minutes.
Free throws: HAWKS +3.5 Over Sixers -109 (returns $19.20) The Hawks needed 6 more points to win and 2 more to cover, losing 104-99.
$50 wagered (3-2), $71.40 returned
Day 28: +$21.40
Total: +$13.20 (61-90 off 151 $10 wagers)
Total: -$44.60 (4-10 off 14 $10 wagers)
Total: +20.65 (252-326 off 578 $10 wagers)