NBA Playoffs Betting Update – May 22

NBA Playoffs Betting Update- May 22

The Golden State Warriors’ recent four-game sweep over the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals set one half of the matchup in this season’s best-of-seven NBA Finals. The Warriors will enjoy some extended time off while the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks continue to battle it out for the other spot out of the East.

Golden State started this run needing six games to get past the No. 8 Los Angeles Clippers in
the opening round. In what was supposed to be their toughest matchup this postseason, the
Warriors were able to eliminate the Houston Rockets in six games after that series was tied 2-2
through the first four games. Showing their true championship form, they made short work of
Portland to win their fifth-straight Western Conference title.

While Golden State has won their last six games straight-up as part of a 12-4 record this
postseason, it is 7-8-1 against the spread. The total has gone OVER BetAnySports’ closing line
in 10 of those 16 games. The Warriors were 6-2 SU (3-5 ATS) at home with a 6-2 SU record on
the road while going 4-3-1 ATS.

Milwaukee posted the best SU record in the NBA this season at 60-22. After rolling to an 8-1
record both SU and ATS in quick series victories against Detroit and Boston, the Bucks took the
early 2-0 lead (SU and ATS) in the conference finals with a pair of wins by a combined 30
points.

After losing Game 3 in Toronto 118-112 as 2.5-point underdogs, Milwaukee closed as a 2.5-
point favorite in Tuesday’s stunning 120-102 loss. The total went OVER 217 points in that game
and it has now gone OVER in the last three games of this series.

Toronto started its postseason run with a 104-101 loss to Orlando as a 9.5-point home favorite
before winning the next four games SU while going 3-1 ATS. The Raptors had their hands full
against Philadelphia in the conference semifinals all the way to a 92-90 buzzer-beating victory in
Game 7 as six-point favorites at home.

With the two series-saving wins at home against the Bucks both SU and ATS, Toronto is 10-6
SU in these playoffs with an even 8-8 record ATS. It is 7-2 SU and 6-3 ATS on its home court as
compared to a 3-4 SU and 2-5 record ATS on the road.

Game 5 is set for Thursday night in Milwaukee with the Bucks favored by seven points and the
total set at 218 points



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