NBA Playoffs Tuesday Picks


August 18, 2020 12:19 PM

Another huge day of round one playoffs action with four games on tap for us to take in.

After all four favorites secured dubs on the first day of playoffs, today looks set for an upset or two with 4 vs. 5 matchups from both conferences set to be played out.

Check out what our computer has pulled from today's games to give you the best picks.

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Bucks vs. Magic

BEST: 💪 Magic +12.5 (-110*) has a 55% probability

The title favorite Bucks won’t need to be at their best this series and will likely take the opportunity to rotate their guys as much as possible.

The Magic on the other hand will be leaving nothing on the court here and according to our projections, should be covering the spread in this one.

Read our full betting preview for this game HERE

Pacers vs. Heat

BEST: 💵 Heat moneyline (-200*) has a 65% probability

Our data suggests that the Heat should be too strong for the Pacers today. These two sides met twice in the bubble, and when they both fielded their strongest teams, Miami took it out by 22 points.

Read our full betting preview for this game HERE


Rockets vs. Thunder

BEST: ☝ Total points: Over 225 (-110*) has a 51% probability

Our computer has this one going down to the final buzzer, with a projected score margin of just one point in favor of the Thunder.

In what is set to be a tight game, our best play is the total points, with a serious chance of OT pushing it well over.

Read our full betting preview for this game HERE

Lakers vs Trail Blazers

BEST: 💪 Blazers +5.5 (-105*) has a 54% probability

The Lakers are rightfully favorites for this game and the series as a whole, but the Blazers are coming in hot and out numbers have them covering the spread in game one at a 54% chance.

Damian Lillard looks set to explode once again in this one so keep an eye on his points total market.

Read our full betting preview for this game HERE

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*Odds and percentages correct at time of publishing.