NBA Playoffs Betting Picks – Sunday May 15th, 2022

We have betting tips for the NBA Playoff games on Sunday.

There are two games for punters to bet on, including Game 7 between the Bucks vs Celtics and Mavericks vs Suns.

NBA Playoffs Betting Picks

Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics @ TD Garden

The Milwaukee Bucks had a prime opportunity to advance to the Eastern Conference finals but couldn’t close out the Boston Celtics at home.

They now have to beat the Celtics on the road, which is why bookmakers have installed them as the road underdogs at $2.76.

It’s a fair price for the Bucks, who couldn’t slow down Jayson Tatum and that could be problematic, especially if he goes off at TD Garden on Monday.

Tatum had his best playoff game in some time and that should give the superstar enough confidence to go on with the job and lead the Celtics to the Conference Finals.

It has been a tough series to predict, but we have thought the Celtics looked like the better team from the outset and we’re sticking to that belief.

The sportsbook has the Celtics at $1.45, which is quite short but they’re worth including in multi bets. The current line is 5.5 and most of the early money has come for the Bucks with the start. Bucks +5.5 has firmed into $1.83, which is a sizable move.

We think the Celtics will win the game outright but the line is too close to call. Therefore, take the Celtics at the $1.45 and multi it into the second NBA game on Monday between the Mavericks and Suns for the best value.

Bet: Boston Celtics @ $1.45

Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns @ Footprint Centre

It has been an intriguing series and the big question is whether the Phoenix Suns can bounce back after a dreadful loss.

The Suns, who were favourites to win the NBA Championship, have lost three of their last four games to the Dallas Mavericks, which is a concern.

They come off a 113-86 loss on the road, but their form at home has been much better. All three losses came on the road, but they won their last two home games against Dallas by 129-109 and 110-80.

With a 32-9 regular season home record, the Suns are a different beast at Footprint Centre and that can’t be overlooked as they look to book their spot in the Western Conference Finals.

The Dallas Mavericks don’t play overly well on the road, but when you have Luka Doncic in the team, anything is possible. Doncic has been incredible in the post-season and if he has a big game, the Mavericks could steal the win on the road.

However, we can’t look past the Suns, who are currently $1.35 to win. We’re not surprised by that line and they would have been favoured to win on the road.

They have been the best team in the NBA for most of the season and they should knuckle down and play their best basketball when it counts.

This is Chris Paul’s best and possibly last chance to win an NBA title, so the floor general should play well to close out the series.

Take Phoenix to win and cover the spread in what should be an exciting game.

Bet: Phoenix Suns –6.5 @ $1.90

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. Coupled with his love of US sport, Daryl’s picks have been featured on various websites around the world and viewed by millions of readers. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NBA, NFL, and college sports. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.