Cavaliers, Wizards favoured to sweep in NBA betting at Coral
Cleveland Cavaliers can clinch their opening-round playoff series with a win when they take on Boston Celtics on Sunday as seven-point favourites in NBA betting with Coral.
The Cavaliers enter Sunday afternoon’s Game 4 matchup with the Celtics at TD Garden with a commanding 3-0 series lead, and are undefeated SU in their last five overall.
However, Cleveland continues to come up short ATS, failing to cover the spread for a second straight time in their 103-95 Game 3 win over the Celtics, while pegged as heavy 8.5-point favourites.
Overall, the Cavaliers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 contests, and are winless ATS in their last three in Boston, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 at the Garden.
However, the Celtics have been unable to contain LeBron James, who dominated yet again in Game 3, tallying 31 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland, while Kevin Love picked up 23 points and nine rebounds.
The point total in Game 3 also finished UNDER the betting line set at 208.5, marking the second time in the series that the total played UNDER by a double-digit margin. With the UNDER prevailing in five of the last six meetings between these two clubs, it is not surprising that the point total for Game 4 has dropped to 203.
Los Angeles Clippers @ San Antonio Spurs (-6)
San Antonio Spurs will be looking to push Los Angeles Clippers to the brink of elimination when they hit the floor in Game 4 on Sunday night as six-point favourites in NBA playoff betting.
The Spurs have roared to life since suffering a 107-92 defeat in Game 1 of the series, topping the Clippers 111-107 in Game 2 before their crushing 100-73 Game 3 win, easily covering as five-point home favourites.
Defending champions Spurs have now posted 10 straight SU wins on home hardwood, 9-1 ATS, and are 4-1 SU in their last five at home against the Clips.
Los Angeles opened their regular season campaign with strong 8/1 odds of winning the NBA title, and entered the post-season as an 18/1 bet in NBA futures betting, climbing as high as 14/1 following their Game 1 victory.
But with Friday’s loss, the Clippers’ NBA championship odds have now tumbled to a distant 33/1.
Toronto Raptors @ Washington Wizards (-5.5)
Toronto Raptors will struggle to fend off elimination when they meet the Washington Wizards in Sunday’s Game 4 matchup as 5.5-point underdogs in basketball betting.
The Raptors suffered their fourth SU defeat in five games, and fifth straight ATS loss, dropping a devastating 106-99 decision to Washington in Game 3 on Friday.
Wizards forward Paul Pierce cemented his reputation as a Raptor Slayer, producing 18 points in 27 clutch minutes, including a three-pointer in the dying seconds that sealed the win.
Washington have exceeded expectations in taking the 3-0 series lead, including three ATS wins, after going winless against Toronto in three meetings during the regular season.
Houston Rockets (-2.5) @ Dallas Mavericks
Houston Rockets will be looking for the series sweep on Sunday, when they visit the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 as 2.5-point NBA betting favourites.
The Rockets increased their series lead to 3-0 on Friday with a slim 130-128 victory, blowing away the point total set at 214.5. The OVER is now 8-3 in Houston’s last 11, while the Mavericks have now scored 125 or more points on eight occasions this season.