Series previews with NBA SDQL and betting tips for the Cavs at Celtics and Warriors vs. Rockets!
The Cleveland Cavs and Boston Celtics were not listed atop the general consensus picks when the postseason began but Sunday in Bean Town, these two tipoff in what has become the centerpiece of this year’s NBA Playoffs.
LeBron James has commanded a chalk line for Game 1. Oddsmakers opened the betting at ‘Pick’ but as of Sunday, the Cavs are laying between -1.5 and -2 points. Here are some bettings trends to consider, backed by our NBA SDQL from Sports Database.
Cavs at Celtics, Game 1
The NBA SDQL for home chalk is simply ‘HD’ and at 8-0 ATS, the Boston Celtics are league’s most profitable team from 2017-18. Check out this simple trend, live in the opener:
NBA SDQL: HD and season = 2017 and team = Celtics
Beyond the second round, NBA chalk up to +3 points are also showing a profitable 15-7-1 ATS record, seen with the following NBA SDQL: HD and round > 2 and line <= 3
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Warriors at Rockets Trends
The dog in this Western Conference matchup is also catching attention but Houston is still holding onto a 1.5-point line with a total of 224. Shootout anyone? The Warriors have won 20 of the past 25 meetings between these teams straight up (15-9-1 ATS) and totals are 9-16 O/U full game, but check out this stat.
— Golden State and Houston have averaged 69 first quarter points in three meetings this year
The past three games between the Warriors and Rockets produced 68-70-69 first quarter points
The first quarter total at online sportsbooks can be found at 58. That’s a 10-point buffer against the norm for these high flyers! I’m leaning to the road dog in both series openers but for a beer and pizza wager, my money is on the first quarter in Houston going OVER 58 points.