NBA playoffs free tip
The NBA playoffs are under way and today we are looking at the series between Oklahoma and Denver. We’ll provide free NBA tips during the post season when the odds are favorable to the day to day bettor.
Oklahoma City went 3-1 against Denver during the regular season (3-1 ATS), including 2-0 SU and ATS at home. They most recently faced each other on April 8 and the host Thunder took care of business 104-89.
The surprising Nuggets went 18-7 (20-4-1 ATS) after shipping Anthony to New York. However, they are banged up at the moment. Arron Afflalo (hamstring), Danilo Gallinari (ankle), Nene (groin), and Ty Lawson (ankle) are all dealing with injuries, though only Afflalo is questionable for Game 1.
Before the trade deadline, Nick Collison and Thabo Sefolosha were Oklahoma City’s only players who had ever advanced in the postseason – each reaching the second round once. The Thunder added Perkins and Nate Robinson in the deal with the Celtics, plus Nazr Mohammed – who won a title in San Antonio – from Charlotte.
Furthermore, Oklahoma City has big, physical guards who can dominate when Denver coach George Karl goes with two point guards — Raymond Felton and Ty Lawson — at the same time. In last week’s 104-89 Thunder win, the Thunder outscored the Nuggets 43-30 over a stretch of 17:26 in which Denver’s point guards played together.
Perkins could be the man to make the difference in the paint. His size and his experience could be the perfect combination for the THunder to make a deep playoff run this year. Perkins made it clear after the first clash with Nene that he didn’t plan to back down.
We have a series of NBA trends to back up today’s NBA free tip.
The Thunder are 5-1 in their last six games while the Nuggets are a more modest 3-3 in the same span.
Nuggets are 2-8-2 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games.
Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Conference Quarterfinals games.
Nuggets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 playoff games as an underdog.
Nuggets are 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
Nuggets are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Oklahoma City.
Favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
Our free NBA tip for the day is : Take Oklahoma City Thunder -5.5 @1,90 at Sportsinteraction.