Cavaliers vs Celtics

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the West, the Houston Rockets are plus 185 underdogs to the Golden State Warriors (minus 230). In the East, the Boston Celtics are plus 250 underdogs to the Cleveland Cavaliers (minus 310).It’s unclear if the NBA has seen that scenario before, but baseball did in its League Championship Series in 2015, when the Kansas City Royals upset the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Mets upset the Chicago Cubs as home underdogs.

Professional sports bettor Erin Rynning expects both underdogs to prevail and derail a fourth consecutive NBA Finals matchup of the Warriors and Cavaliers.It’s simply not a foregone conclusion this year that it’s the Warriors vs. LeBron (James),” said Rynning (@ersports1, “I think you can play both series dogs and end with a profit.”

Cleveland native, also gives Boston a huge coaching edge in Brad Stevens over Tyronn Lue and noted that the Celtics have the NBA’s best record against the spread (59-33-2, 64.1 percent) and are 7-0 at home in the playoffs.

cavs vs raptors

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The Raptors will look to bounce back at home in Game 2 on Thursday night. If you missed any of the action from Game 1, check out all of the highlights below

The Cavs trailed for all four quarters of regulation in their Game 1 matchup with the Raptors, but once they finally jumped ahead, they didn’t look back.

The Raptors sprinted out to an early advantage, leading 33-19 after the first quarter, but they never created quite enough separation. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 40 points and 15 assists, but Toronto failed to find the bottom of the net when it mattered most, missing 15 of its last 18 attempts.

Cleveland came into the game with only one day off following an intense seven-game first-round series with the Indiana Pacers, while Toronto had three days to prepare after defeating the Washington Wizards in six.

Rockets vs Jazz

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The Rockets knocked out the Timberwolves in five games and now tip off Sunday against the Jazz in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals at 3:30 p.m. ET.

This game opened with the Rockets favored by 8.5, but the line has since moved up three to 11.5. The Over-Under — total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored — is 207

the Jazz defense is imposing, especially when Defensive Player of the Year candidate Rudy Gobert is in the middle. Utah might have finished its series against the Thunder in five games if not for foul trouble in the second half for Gobert, which forced him to the bench and opened the way for OKC to storm back from a 25-point deficit. Utah recovered to close out the series in Game 6,

the Jazz can cover the spread — or win outright — if they can play straight-up defense against James Harden and Chris Paul without having to double, and if Joe Ingles can continue knocking down threes at his current postseason rate of 47 percent.

Jazz defense, arguably the toughest in the league, and the Rockets’ offense, arguably the toughest in the league. Both sides took some lumps in the first round, but if they play to their strengths, we’ll see whether great defense can truly unseat great offense in the playoffs.

Warriors vs Pelicans

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The Warriors hope to have two-time MVP Stephen Curry back from an MCL sprain that’s kept him sidelined since March 23. They may need him if they hope to get past the red-hot Pelicans, who swept the third-seeded Trail Blazers in the first round.

Get live updates, news and analysis on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. from Game 1 of the Warriors’ much-anticipated Western Conference semifinals matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle

Warriors are fresh off a first-round disposing of the San Antonio Spurs in five games. If Curry can’t go Saturday, Andre Iguodala is likely to start at point guard again for Golden State.

Warriors for a grand total of three minutes since the beginning of March, thanks to a spate of injuries that have put all four of Golden State’s leading lights and top reserve Andre Iguodala on the shelf for stretches. Stephen Curry’s still there, working his way back from an MCL sprain from which he was not not expected to return in time for Game 1.

cavs vs Pacers

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the Eastern Conference playoffs a year ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers now sit at 1-1 in their first-round series against the Indiana Pacers.It took a 46-point effort from LeBron James in Game 2 to even make this a tied series heading to Indiana, a stat that should make the Pacers feel pretty good about their overall chances.

The Cavs have already made a lineup change, going from Jeff Green and Rodney Hood as starters to a more familiar pair of faces with JR Smith and Kyle Korver. Defensively, they’ve thrown a variety of looks at Pacers’ All-Star Victor Oladipo, with mixed results.

Cavaliers have struggled to play consistent basketball all season and this is the first time a LeBron James-led team has dropped the opening game of the opening series. The Pacers, on the other hand, have been one of the biggest surprises in the league. Led by Victor Oladipo, they shocked everybody with their prolific offense and high energy.

Trail Blazers vs Pelicans

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New Orleans Pelicans entered their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers as the underdog, but the Pelicans have flipped that script by winning the first two games in Portland. New Orleans now has a chance to step on the Blazers’ throat and move to the brink of a sweep with a Game 3 win down in Louisiana.

While Anthony Davis has predictably been a problem for Portland, the biggest story of the series thus far has been how the Pelicans’ starting backcourt has badly outplayed the Blazers’ starting guards. Jrue Holiday and Rajon Rondo were terrific in both Games 1 and 2 in Portland, while Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum simply haven’t been good enough.

Trail Blazers were one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this season. Fueled by a career year from Damian Lillard, who will likely work his way onto the MVP ballot for how well he played down the stretch, they made a run at the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference without making significant changes to their roster. There were only two games separating them from the No

Warriors vs Spurs

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The Warriors cruised to an easy victory in Game 1 of their first-round series with the Spurs, and Game 2 wasn’t much different. The Spurs played better, but it just didn’t matter. Golden State is just far too talented, and eventually the play of Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson proved too much for San Antonio. KD finished with 32 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Thompson once again shot well, finishing with 31 points.

This isn’t the usual, dominant Warriors team that we’re used to seeing heading into the first round, but they still have plenty of firepower. Basically, if the Warriors play up to their potential offensively, even without Steph Curry, the Spurs simply won’t be able to score enough points to keep up with them. Kevin Durant creates incredible matchup problems for the Spurs if Leonard is unable to play, so he should be the focal point for Golden State.

Spurs team of the past two decades, but they’re still the Spurs. Without Leonard’s two-way excellence, head coach Gregg Popovich is going to have to put on a master class of coaching and the Spurs will have to execute to perfection. Not only that, but LaMarcus Aldridge will have to be the best player on the court in numerous games if San Antonio is going to stand a chance.

Warriors vs Spurs Game 2

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the Golden State Warriors will attempt to take a 2-0 lead on the seventh-seeded San Antonio Spurs on Monday when they host them again as big home favorites for Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.

After struggling with complacency throughout the regular season, the Warriors played with renewed intensity on both ends of the court Saturday. They closed off driving lanes, shot 54.3 percent from the field, had assists on 32 of their 44 field goals, corralled 21 more rebounds than San Antonio and rid the game of doubt by the end of the third quarter.

Game 2, as they won’t want San Antonio to gain any confidence when the series shifts to the AT&T Center for Games 3 and 4.Expect Golden State to roll to another easy win and cover at Oracle Arena.Game 2, especially because the Warriors are the league champions and have played so many playoff series over the previous three years.

Timberwolves vs Rockets

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the NBA playoffs, but we’ll have to wait to see James Harden and Chris Paul in their first playoff game as Rockets teammates. On Sunday they’ll start their series with the Wolves, a rare No. 8 seed with two All-Stars on the roster.

The Rockets clinched the NBA’s best record a long time ago, but the Wolves didn’t know their postseason fate until a dramatic 112-106 overtime win over the Nuggets on the final day of the regular season sent them to the postseason for the first time since 2004. The Wolves were expected to make a leap this season, and might be better than a traditional No. 8 seed since they’re getting Jimmy Butler back after a 17-game absence due to a knee injury.

Rockets play the way they’ve played all year, they shouldn’t have a problem with the Wolves. Minnesota has struggled defensively all year long, so they should have trouble keeping up with Houston’s high-octane attack. Clint Capela is a big enough body to make things difficult for Karl-Anthony Towns and force him to stay connected on the defensive end, while P.J. Tucker should be able to defend Jimmy Butler and keep him from taking over offensively.

Jazz vs Thunder

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The Jazz and the Thunder are an interesting first-round matchup, in the sense that most series have a clear underdog. However, this series is anything but clear.

Although the Thunder may have more “stars” on their roster, the Jazz are fielding a scorching-hot team with rookie Donovan Mitchell leading the way, winning 17 of their last 21 games to take the No. 5 seed.

Jazz in scoring this season (the only rookies to average at least 20 points on teams with more wins were Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Walter Davis, David Robinson, Larry Bird and Tim Duncan).

There are times when he needs to put the pedal down and try to score. It’s why defenses collapse and open things up all over the floor for Utah.