NBA Playoff Match Up Previews for Saturday

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The NBA Eastern conference semifinals will conclude on Saturday with at least one and possibly two game seven’s scheduled providing an outstanding Watch and Wagering opportunity for pro basketball playoff betting enthusiasts.

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A game seven is guaranteed to be played in the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers playoff series. Boston will be the home team and the current odds at Oddsmaker has the home club Celtics favored by -5 ½ points with the over under lined at 182 points. A money line play on the favored Boston Celtics will return -260 odds. Those who believe the Philadelphia 76ers can win a game seven at Boston will get rewarded with +220 odds for their wager on the money line. In a short turnaround in game six the Philadelphia 76ers were able to stymie the offensive production of the Celtics in a 82-75 home win as a -1 point favorite. The short turnaround hurt Boston as the 76ers were able to pull away from Boston with 49 second half points despite 33 first half points. Philadelphia had another good shooting night making 45.7% of their shots in the win which followed a 46.8% shooting performance in game five. The key here is the teams will have two days of rest between games and that happened prior to game five where the Celtics crushed the 76ers 101-85 as a -5 ½ point home favorite. Boston shot 52.2% from the floor in their home court blowout victory.

If a game seven is necessary in the Heat and Pacers series it will be Miami hosting the final and deciding contest. There is an asterisk next to game seven as it will only be played if the Indiana Pacers can win game six. Udonis Haslem who gives the Heat good rebounding presence underneath is eligible to return to the lineup after sitting out game six with a suspension.

ESPN and ABC will televise but check local listings as times were not available at press time. If Indiana is eliminated in game six then the Celtics and Philadelphia will tip off at 8PM Eastern Time over ABC. If Miami and Indiana go seven games ABC will televise at 8PM Eastern Time with Boston and Philadelphia an earlier start on ESPN.

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