We delivered another winner here at the Sportsbook Room as the LA Angels and San Diego Padres played under the total. Once again we isolated a situation where we had two starting pitchers in very good form and we get a combined 12 innings from both starters as they allowed a combined four runs each. The Angels and Padres offense has underperformed all season and the Angels offense was downgraded as they were force to not play with a DH and bat the pitcher as the game was played in a National League Park. Also the ballpark played in our favor as Petco Park is a very good pitcher friendly park. Our best betting pick on Monday comes from the NBA playoffs and game five in the series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics. The 76ers and Celtics will start from Boston at 8PM Eastern Time and TNT provides the live broadcast over national television. The NBA best bet is playing on the Boston Celtics -5 points against the Philadelphia 76ers. The odds for this NBA game were pulled from BetOnline sportsbook.
The game five betting odds opened with the Boston Celtics favored by -5 points with an over under of 173 points. Early money has landed on the side of the home team as Boston has been bet up to a -5 ½ point favorite in some properties. If you bet Boston you better hurry and do so because there are still sportsbooks posting the Celtics as a -5 point favorite. The over under has moved down to 172 ½ points. Those wagering on the Boston Celtics on the money line will lay -225 odds. Those who wager on the road underdog Philadelphia 76ers on the money line will take back +205 odds.
The Celtics as the older team will have the benefit of playing in game five with two days of rest since playing on Friday. Despite the game four win the 76ers horrid shooting was on display once again as the team could shoot just 37.8% on their home court. They rely too much from shooters as the tandem of Spencer Hawes and Elton Brand combined for just five points each in game four.
After a slow start to start the postseason Paul Pierce is getting back on the track form wise following a performance of 24 points in game four with 8 of 13 shooting from the field. In the Celtics 107-91 road win in game three Pierce posted 24 points and 12 rebounds. Look for a bounce back game from Ray Allen who came off the bench for 5 points and Mikael Pietraus who too had just five points in the loss. When the Celtics are on offensively the 76ers don’t have the firepower to keep up on the scoring ledger. There are just much more offensive weapons for Boston in this series and the bad Philadelphia shooting will cost them. In a critical game five in Boston the home team will come focused with an energetic effort here. Bet Boston in game five but before doing so check the sports odds.