We brought in another winner here at the Sportsbook Room as the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox easily went under the total of 7 ½ runs. What did we tell you about the White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd? He came into this game yesterday in great form and all he does on Friday night is pitch 7 2/3rd scoreless innings and the White Sox bullpen does the rest to seal the shutout victory. The improved Royals bullpen limited the run production by the White Sox and the game ends 5-0 giving us another winner with our best bet. Our best betting pick on Saturday comes from the NBA playoffs and game one of the best of seven Eastern conference semifinal round game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics. The Celtics and 76ers will tip off from Boston at 8PM Eastern Time and TNT is where you can watch this NBA playoff over national television. Our NBA best bet is playing on the Boston Celtics -5 points against the Philadelphia 76ers. The odds were pulled for this NBA best betting pick from Just Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up in game one with the home team Boston Celtics favored by -5 points with the total of 170 points. We have seen some early money on Boston as some select sportsbooks are hanging the Celtics at -5 ½ points tonight. You can still find Boston -5 points widely available but you better hurry and get in your wager or you may not get the best number. The over under has moved up a tick to a current line of 170 ½ points. Those betting the Boston Celtics on the money line will lay -220 odds. Philadelphia 76ers money line wagers will get back +200 odds on the underdog to steal game one with an outright victory.
Let’s face it the Philadelphia 76ers are only in the second round because Derrick Rose went down for five of the six games in the opening round. Chicago got hit with injuries to Noah which took the best two players out of the lineup for the Bulls. Even with no Rose and Noah through some of this series the Philadelphia 76ers were unable to generate any offense whatsoever in their first round games. During the 76er slide during the second half of the regular season we saw much of the same from this club who went on horrendous losing streaks. Philadelphia has shot just 40.7% from the field in the playoffs with five games out of six at 39.7% or worse from the floor.
The Boston Celtics won all three games at home in their series with the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks are a better team than the 76ers. The teams squared off in Boston back in early April and it was a 103-79 home victory by Boston as a -3 ½ point home favorite. Paul Pierce has played well in the playoffs with a 21 point per game average. Kevin Garnett has averaged nearly 19 points and 10 ½ boards with over 50% shooting in the playoffs. A short turnaround for the Sixers here having last played on Thursday night and they are the traveling team. Bet the Celtics tonight at online sports books.