Cubs vs. Dodgers MLB Picks: Can Chicago Get to Urias?

Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs. Adam Hunger/Getty Images/AFP

Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs. Adam Hunger/Getty Images/AFP

The Chicago Cubs continue their four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Here’s a complete preview, including updated odds and MLB picks.

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Clippers vs. Suns NBA Playoffs Game 1 Picks: No Kawhi, No Trouble

Paul George #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers hugs Terance Mann #14. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Paul George #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers hugs Terance Mann #14. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

The Clippers and Suns will likely be without their best players when they clash in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday. Here’s a complete preview, including updated betting odds and NBA picks.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns

Sunday, June 20, 2021 – 3:30 PM EDT at Phoenix Suns Arena

The Suns opened as 4-point favorites at Unibet and over at FiveThirtyEight, they have the Suns at -3. This leaves a 1-point gap between the projections and the actual NBA odds. We need at least two points between the projections and the lines before we lay any serious wood. Here we are not getting enough.

FiveThirtyEight gives the Suns a 62 percent chance to win. The equivalent moneyline is -163. For support, we turn to USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin’s projections; he has the Suns at -1.17 using his Rating numbers, and at -1.13 using his eigenvector analysis. Is there some room to grab potential betting value with the Clippers +5 at SBK?

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Nets vs. Bucks NBA Playoffs Game 4 Picks: Can Brooklyn Bounce Back?

Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

The Milwaukee Bucks try to even their best-of-seven second round series in Game 4 against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Here’s a complete preview, including updated betting odds and NBA picks.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Sunday, June 13, 2021 – 03:00 PM EDT at Fiserv Forum

The Nets opened as 2-point favorites at Unibet and over at FiveThirtyEight, they have the Bucks at -3. This leaves a massive 5-point gap between the projections and the actual NBA odds. We need at least two points between the projections and the lines before we lay any serious wood. Here we are getting more than enough.

FiveThirtyEight gives the Bucks a 63 percent chance to win. The equivalent moneyline is -170. For support, we turn to USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin’s projections; he has the Bucks at -0.86 using his Rating numbers, and the Nets at -0.10 using his eigenvector analysis. Is there some room to grab potential betting value with the Nets -1 at Bet365?

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Bucks vs. Nets NBA Playoffs Game 1 Picks: Offense is the Best Defense for Brooklyn

Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets is congratulated by teammates Kevin Durant #7 and James Harden #13. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets is congratulated by teammates Kevin Durant #7 and James Harden #13. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

This Saturday the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Brooklyn Nets to open what should be a very entertaining second round series. Here’s a complete preview, including updated betting odds and NBA picks.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets

Saturday, June 05, 2021 – 07:30 PM EDT at Barclays Center

The Nets opened as 4-point favorites at Bet365 and over at FiveThirtyEight, they also have the Nets at -4. This leaves no point gap between the projections and the actual NBA odds. We need at least two points between the projections and the lines before we lay any serious wood. Here we are not getting enough.

FiveThirtyEight gives the Nets a 66 percent chance to win. The equivalent moneyline is -194. For support, we turn to USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin’s projections; he has the Nets at -0.41 using his Rating numbers, and at -1.81 using his eigenvector analysis. Is there some room to grab potential betting value with the Bucks +4.5 at Unibet?

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Bucks vs. Heat NBA Playoffs Game 4 Picks

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

The Miami Heat try to avoid a sweep when they host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 of their first round series on Saturday. Here’s a complete preview, including updated betting odds and NBA picks.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat

Saturday, May 29, 2021 – 01:30 PM EDT at AmericanAirlines Arena

The Heat put up a fight in Game 1, losing 109-107 in overtime but it’s was all Bucks in Games 2 and 3. The Bucks crushed the Heat 132-98 in Game 2 with Giannis Antetokounmpo going off for 31 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and three steals and Bryn Forbes adding 22 points in 20 minutes (making six of his nine 3-point attempts). Game 3 was more of the same and the Bucks prevailed 113-84, moving to a win from a berth in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Six players scored in double figures for Milwaukee, led by Khris Middleton’s 22 points while Jimmy Butler had a team-high 19 points with eight rebounds and six assists for a Heat team that was just 9-for-32 from beyond the arc (28.1 percent).

The Bucks opened as 5-point favorites at Bet365 and over at FiveThirtyEight, they have the Bucks at -1.5. This leaves a 3.5-point gap between the projections and the actual NBA odds. We need at least two points between the projections and the lines before we lay any serious wood. Here we are getting more than enough.

FiveThirtyEight gives the Bucks a 56 percent chance to win. The equivalent moneyline is -127. For support, we turn to USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin’s projections; he has the Bucks at -4.07 using his Rating numbers, and at -3.96 using his eigenvector analysis. Is there some room to grab potential betting value with the Heat +5 at BetMGM?

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