Aug. 18, 2020
Best Bets of the NBA Playoffs
Oklahoma City Thunder over the Houston Rockets in the first round: +155
The Russell Westbrook injury hurts the Rockets, they re-built the team around him at the trade deadline so he could play around the basket. Now the Rockets don't have a center, Steven Adams will feast in the paint and grab 15+ rebounds per game. Chris Paul is the ultimate floor general and will lead the Thunder past the Rockets.
Los Angeles Lakers over the Portland Trail Blazers in 7 games: +550
The Dame Lillard/CJ McCollum will be a huge problem for the Lakers, especially without Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo. LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be issues for Portland because they don't have good forwards on defense. This series will be a shootout and the Lakers behind LeBron and AD will prevail in a long series.
Boston Celtics to win the Eastern Conference: +550
I still don't trust the Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics have a lot of wings they can throw at Giannis. They won't stop him, but I think they could slow him down a few games. Kemba Walker finally looks healthy and Gordon Hayward is slowly turning back to his old self.
Odds provided by Vegas Insider.