NBA: Cavaliers (+3) Vs Hornets $
The Cavaliers continue to have injuries problems but they are not as severe as this line would suggest. Darius Garland is listed as questionable for this matchup as he struggles with a lower back injury. His potential return tonight or even in the near future would be a huge boost for the Cavs. But even if he does not play tonight, this is a very winnable game for Cleveland.
The Hornets are a good team on paper but do not yet have the killer instinct needed to be a winning playoff team. They recently lost a bad game to the PIstons at home on a last second buzzer better. They then went to Milwauke and got blown out. The Hornets are far too inconsistant for me to back them particularly as road favourites against a quality playoff team such as the Cavaliers.
NBA: Heat (+4.5) @ Bucks $
This is a rematch of the round one matchup from last season. It is a potential second or even third round playoff matchup this season as well. The Heat are rounding into playoff form and looking like leading contenders to win the east. The Bucks in contrast, do not yet appear to be playing at their peak playoff level.
This should be a tight game in the fourth quarter and I’ll take the points with the team currently in better form.
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