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2019 NBA Playoffs Game 3 betting – Thursday April 18 basketball tips

NBA April 18

NBA April 18

Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets – 7pm EST, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, series tied 1-1
Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers – 9.30pm EST, STAPLES Center, LA, series tied 1-1

Two huge matches from each conference will take place this Thursday in the NBA.

Both series are tied and could go either way after dramatic opening matches.

The first match will be between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets as Philly looks to build on its return to form in Game 2. The second clash will see the Golden State Warriors visit Los Angeles to take on the Clippers.

In game two, the Clippers pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in NBA history, clawing back from 31-points down to win, the largest ever margin for a playoffs clash.

Can Doc Rivers’ men build on that momentum and give the championship favourites a few more headaches?

Here are some tips for the two big NBA playoff bouts




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Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Game 3 Tips

D’Angelo Russell Over 24.5 Points @ -106.38

The king of the court during this match-up has to be the leading point guard for the home side. No player is more important than the clutch D’Angelo Russell, who has dramatically improved his game since moving to the Brooklyn Nets. Even though Ben Simmons is a much bigger guard, Russell has the higher court-IQ and better outside shot, which is why he will score over 25 points in this match.

Ben Simmons Over 7.5 Assists @ +125

For a player that averages nearly eight assists to have such high odds to meet his average is quite extraordinary. In game two, Simmons dished off 12 assists and looked like he could have had more. This match will be a similar situation for the young star and he’ll top the 7.5 mark for us.

Spencer Dinwiddie Pts + Reb Over 19.5 @ -109.89

One of the best bench players in the league is going under the radar of most NBA fans. Spencer Dinwiddie gives the same energy each night and is a vital component to the Nets. Dinwiddie scored 18 and 19 in his first two matches, which combined with rebounds exceeded 20 points each time. He will continue along his good form and score plenty of points.

Brooklyn Nets to Win @ +126

They upset the 76ers in game one in Philadelphia, so while they have the home advantage, the Nets will be the team to beat. The 76ers seem to need more time to gel together and create a winning formula, but the Nets already have very strong chemistry that will give them the victory.

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers Game 3 Tips

Montrezl Harrell Over 9.5 Rebounds

Demarcus Cousins, the centre for the Warriors, will miss the remainder of the playoffs after tearing his quad. This injury gives many other players the opportunity to grab much more rebounds. Montrezl Harrell is a special player off the bench as he plays with the most energy on the court and loves to crash the boards, he will flourish for the Clippers in Cousins’ absence.

Draymond Green Over 8.5 Rebounds

On the Warriors’ list, Draymond Green will need to player  more minutes at the centre position to fill the Cousins void. Games one and two were very good for Green as he grabbed seven and nine rebounds, which will only increase for the rest of the playoffs.

Lou Williams Over 26.5 Points

The main catalyst during the 31-point Clippers comeback was the veteran scorer coming off the bench, Lou Williams. Williams scored 36 in the game 2 victory with a great mix of electric driving and outside jump shot. What we do know about the LA star is that when he’s hot, he can carry on that form for big stretches.

Golden State Warriors to Win @ -400

It was an embarrassment for the Warriors to drop a match in this series and they will respond strongly.

They are the favourite for the Championship and with good reason and even without Cousins, will get the job done here.

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