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NBA PLAYOFFS | Best Bets for Thursday + Friday’s Games 

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After picking out two winning tips on Monday, our Basketball expert is back with three selections ahead of the next two NBA postseason games.

The NBA Conference Semi-Finals are drawing to a close, with three of the four series still to be decided.

Our Basketball expert has looked through the two matchups scheduled for Thursday and Friday, picking out a handful of selections that could be worth backing.

Here are the best bets for Thursday’s and Friday’s NBA playoff games.


Three games ago, the Timberwolves were in the driving seat after taking a 2-0 series lead. Now at Game 6, the Nuggets have completely flipped the series on its head.

Nikola Jokic is back to being the best basketball player on the planet, and he seems to have helped Denver crack the problem of the Minnesota defense.

The lack of deep playoff experience for the Timberwolves is beginning to haunt them, and with all momentum current with the Nuggets, their playoff journey could well end this evening.

Despite that, the sportsbooks have Minnesota as favourites this evening, so it could well be worth taking the value in the Nuggets moneyline odds here.

Jokic has been unstoppable in the last handful of games, so he could easily surpass 30 points once again here.

The two-time MVP has recorded 30 or more points in six of his last eight games against the Timberwolves, so he looks good value to do so again here.

TIP: Denver Nuggets Moneyline (+112, FanDuel)

TIP: Nikola Jokic 30+ Points (-110, FanDuel)


Holding court advantage this time around, the Pacers can tie the series 

Indiana were disappointing in Game 5, as they slumped to a 30-point defeat in New York and they now have all the work to do to stay in this series.

They have won all of their home games in the playoffs this season, as Gainbridge Fieldhouse continues to be a fortress for the Eastern Conference side.

The Pacers should be able to get back on track and take this series to a deciding matchup – so their spread line looks to be the play here.

TIP: Indiana Pacers -5.5 (-110, FanDuel)

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