NBA Playoffs Betting Picks – Tuesday May 3rd, 2022

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

There are two games for punters to bet on, including Game Two between the Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies.

NBA Playoffs Betting Picks

Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics @ TD Garden

The Boston Celtics were completely outplayed by the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, losing 101-89 with home court advantage.

It was a big turnaround in form for the Celtics, who had looked impressive during the first round of the playoffs, but came out flat against the stout defence of the Bucks.

Allowing only 89 points on the road will win most playoff games. The Bucks were lights out on defence and they limited the stars for Boston throughout the game.

Despite the ease of the Game One victory, the Bucks are significant underdogs to head back home with a 2-0 lead. The sportsbooks have the Bucks at $2.57 to double down and win again, which could be a value price.

The Bucks match up well, especially with Robert Williams III sitting on the sidelines for the Celtics. They don’t have a legitimate big to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo out of the paint, which was a big problem in the opening game.

The Greek Freak had 24 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and we think he’s good for another triple-double in Game Two.

Punters get an excellent price with bookmakers, and although we expect the Celtics to improve, we couldn’t back them at $1.51. The odds are too short for a team that can struggle with confidence during the playoffs, so we’re prepared to take the risk with the Bucks.

Bet: Milwaukee Bucks @ $2.57

Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies @ FedEx Forum

Game One between the Golden State Warrior and Memphis Grizzlies was one for the ages on Monday, but that won’t mean much for the Grizzlies.

Memphis looked to have the game all but won, but a late Warriors’ three pointer and a defensive stop from Klay Thompson gave the Warriors the opening advantage in the best-of-seven series.

It was a tough win for the Warriors after Draymond Green was ejected for a silly foul in the second quarter. Green is the floor general for the Warriors, so they dug deep to come out with a 117-116 victory on the road.

Jordan Poole top scored for the Warriors with 31 points and if he has a big game again, the Warriors could head home with an imposing 2-0 advantage.

The Grizzlies have a 30-11 home record, so bouncing back is well within their reach. Ja Morant was on point with 34 points, but he missed the final layup to win the game. However, the Grizzlies have bounced back from tough losses all season.

It’s a tough game for punters to work out, especially with the Warriors edging favouritism at $1.75. They have much more experience than the Grizzlies, which counts for plenty.

Getting $2.10 is an excellent price for the Grizzlies and we can’t pass it up. They are a quality team and we can’t see them going down 0-2 at home.

Bet: Memphis Grizzlies @ $2.10

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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.