7:00 PM EST
Cavs -8 (-120) over Pacers (3u)
Cavs/Pacers Under 209.5 (1u)
I wanted to wait and see how the Cavs looked in the first game before getting involved in this series, but overall I really like what I saw. They jumped out to a big lead but then took the pedal off the gas in the 4th quarter and it almost cost them the game. They can’t afford to go into Indy with this series tied 1-1 so they are going to take care of business here tonight. The Cavs are a weird team who always seem to cover when people give up on them, so I love that the public is all over the Pacers tonight. I look for them to play a complete game all four quarters and to actually play some quality defense for once. This game has a 110-90 type feel all over it. Take the Cavs and Under.
9:30 PM EST
Grizzlies +11 (2u)
There is no series in sports that is more fickle for the public bettor than the NBA Playoffs. People have a very short memory and can really only remember what happened last game and Vegas knows this and takes advantage of this when setting lines game to game. The public loved the Grizz game one but after getting dismantled, they have now completely flip flopped to the Spurs. I actually liked the Spurs game one but love the Grizz tonight. History shows when teams get blown out game one they almost always make adjustments and come out with a better game plan and put up a better fight which is exactly what I am expecting from the Grizzlies tonight. The Grizz were leading for most of Game 1 before the Spurs went on that huge 19-0 run, so I like them to stick around until the end tonight and have a legit chance at pulling the upset. Only reason this isn’t a 3u play as well is because I don’t like that Tony Allen is out, but the points should be golden. Take the Grizzlies.