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Having a bet on the NBA Conference Finals? We have you covered

Only four teams remain in the NBA playoffs, with the Conference Finals next on the agenda in the postseason.

The Nuggets have taken an early lead over the Lakers in the Western Conference, while the Heat and the Celtics kick off the Eastern Conference Finals this evening.

With plenty of value hidden in the markets, here is our selections for the next batch of NBA Conference Finals games.

MIA HEAT @ BOS CELTICS (Wednesday, 8:30pm ET)

Overall favourites Boston get their Eastern Conference Finals series underway, as they host the Miami Heat for a place in the NBA Finals.

The Celtics have been slow in winning ‘non-determined’ games, and that could well happen here once again. While the Heat have surprised a few pundits so far, they should not be as high as eight-point underdogs here.

Their spread looks handy for this matchup, and it gives good value when combined with a player line.

We’re liking Gabe Vincent to score 10 or more points, with the Heat point guard averaging 15.4 points per game in his last 10 road appearances.

TIP: MIA Heat +8 & Gabe Vincent 10+ Points (+214, FanDuel)

LA LAKERS @ DEN NUGGETS (Thursday, 8:30pm ET)

With the Nuggets claiming Game 1, Los Angeles face one more game in Denver before taking the series back to California.

The Lakers rallied in the second half to turn an 18-point deficit at half-time into a six-point loss in Game 1, which suggests they should keep it close at the very least in Game 2.

Their spread line of +5.5 gives LA a bit of wiggle room here, with the combination of a certain player line giving a bit of value for a Same Game Parlay.

Nikola Jokic has been phenomenal as of late for the Nuggets, with the centre averaging 31 points, 13.5 rebounds, 10.1 assists per game in the 2022-23 playoffs.

The two-time regular season MVP has been interesting in the three-pointer catergory as of late, scoring two or more three-pointers in three of his last four starts while averaging 2.1 threes made in the last 10 games.

Jokic scored all three of his attempts from downtown in Game 1, so he could well get close to that total again here.

TIP: LA Lakers +5.5 & Nikola Jokic 2+ Made Threes (+362, FanDuel)

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