We believe in Jimmy Butler. He is officially a target for our upcoming 2k team.
Last night we put our belief in Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat on the line as +300 underdogs on the road against the Boston Celtics: the “best team in the Eastern Conference” and a team you cannot trust from a betting perspective.
Jimmy Butler is a playoff machine. Again, we believe in Jimmy Butler.
The Miami Heat had a huge third quarter and defeated the Boston Celtics 123-116. With the Heat’s win, we won twice, as Miami needed to cover the spread to win game one. However, we followed each team’s recent playoff trends and not the head-to-head season trends and picked the under of 211 points, which game one easily cleared.
Our parlay loss might have dropped to 0-4, but we improved our individual picks record to 4-7-1. With more than one game on the NBA and NHL schedules, we return to the multi-game parlay and welcome the chase for Lord Stanley’s Cup back to the parlay blog.
As for our quest to regain our parlay blog championship, we might need to find our own Jimmy Butler to wrestle that belt from the hands of the house.
Denver Nuggets over Los Angeles Lakers (-222)
The Joker and AD both showed up in major ways in game one. We don’t doubt Nikola Jokić will show up tonight and likely score another triple-double. Unfortunately for Lakers fans, Anthony Davis doesn’t inspire confidence in a player’s consistency.
Denver has a 41-7 record at home, while the Lakers are 22-26 on the road.
The home team is 5-0 in the head-to-head series.
While the Nuggets’ win won’t solely be on Jokić’s shoulders, we’re taking the Nuggets to take a 2-0 series lead tonight.
Take the Nuggets to win on home court.
Los Angeles Lakers versus Denver Nuggets Over 227.0 (-110)
The over is 2-3 in the five head-to-head meetings between the Lakers and Nuggets this season. However, only one of those matchups have hit under 227.0 points – the first matchup between these two teams back on October 26th.
The Lakers and Nuggets have a 4-1 over/under record with a total points line centered around 227.0 total points.
We’re taking the Lakers and Nuggets to hit the over.
Florida Panthers over Carolina Hurricanes (+115)
The Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes have split the season series 2-2, with each team posting a 1-1 record on the road.
The Panthers have a 5-2 record in the previous seven meetings, with Carolina winning the most recent two matchups. Historically, the favorite is 53-25 in the previous 78 meetings.
Both teams have 7-3 records in the last ten games.
However, we’ve liked the Florida Panthers’ pace and style of play in the playoffs and think they’ll set the tone for the Eastern Conference Finals in game one, defeating the current Stanley Cup favorite Carolina Hurricanes on home ice.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.