NBA Pro Basketball Betting Match up Previews for Sunday May 12, 2019

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The NBA playoff card for Sunday May 12th features a pair of dramatic Game 7’s scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway at 3:30PM Eastern Time on ABC TV with Game 7 at 3:30PM Eastern Time as the Denver Nuggets host the Portland Trailblazers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Denver Nuggets favored by -5 ½ points with the over under line set at 212 ½ points. Portland enters play after their home win in Game 6 against Denver 119-108. Portland responds after two straight losses to Denver. Nuggets in Game 5 at home blew out the Trailblazers 124-98 behind 49% shooting and winning the rebounding battle by a 62-43 margin. Portland is heavily dependent on their guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum to win as the supporting cast falls short in their support. Denver has scoring depth and look like the team with more energy on the court when these teams last played in the high elevation on the Nuggets home court. This is the second consecutive Game 7 in the playoffs for Denver. They defeated San Antonio at home in Game 7 of the first round 90-86 behind strong defense and rebounding.

On TNT TV at 7PM Eastern Time it is Game 7 with the Toronto Raptors at home to the Philadelphia 76ers. Toronto is favored by -6 points with the total set at 209 points. Philadelphia forced the deciding game following their 112-101 home win to Toronto. 76ers brought a good defensive effort and crushed the Raptors on the glass by a 52-34 margin. Joel Embiid has been hampered by sore knees, intestinal flu and upper respiratory problems. Joel Embiid in Game 6 had 17 points and 12 rebounds hitting on 5 of 14 shots. Jimmy Butler has been huge for the 76ers in this series as he posted 25 points on 9 of 18 shooting. Ben Simmons has been heavily criticized for his passive play. Facing elimination, the guard posted 21 points, six assists with eight rebounds converting on 9 of 13 shots. Raptors have a poor shooting game in defeat hitting on 43.2% with 9 of 36 from three. Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam combined for 50 points on 17 of 36 shooting. The supporting cast did not do enough.

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