NBA Pro Basketball Playoff Betting Match up Previews for Friday

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The NBA Playoffs on Friday April 25th will present three outstanding matchups over national television that will satisfy the appetite of pro basketball bettors worldwide. The action on the court gets underway at 7PM Eastern Time.

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It all gets started with Game 3 of the Eastern conference playoff best of seven series between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets. The Raptors and Nets will get underway from Brooklyn at 7PM Eastern Time and ESPN2 will provide the coast to coast broadcast. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the Brooklyn Nets favored by -5 points with a total lined at 191 points. After stealing Game 1 away from the Raptors the Brooklyn Nets dropped a five point decision in Game 2 so we have a 1-1 series heading into Friday. The Raptors crushed the Nets on the glass but took poor care of the basketball with 21 turnovers.

The Chicago Bulls face a must win situation as they take the court in Game 3 to face the Washington Wizards. These two Eastern conference teams will begin from Washington at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN will provide the broadcast. A check of the betting odds for game three and the home side Washington Wizards favored by -3 points with an over under line set at 182 points. The Bulls failed to hold a 10 point fourth quarter lead as they go behind 2-0 to Washington. The Wizards have gotten good production from their big men in Marcin Gortat and Nene. Chicago lack of offensive punch puts a lot of pressure on the Bulls defense. Because Chicago is last in scoring and in shooting percentage they need to keep Washington to under 40% shooting to have a shot at winning.

The late night game out west will feature Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets hitting the Pacific Northwest to face the Portland Trailblazers. They get started from Portland at 10:30PM Eastern Time to be televised by ESPN. Houston has some injury concerns here as their defensive stopper Patrick Beverly is battling knee problems. Portland’s strategy to foul Dwight Howard and put him on the line worked in the Trailblazers win in Game 1.

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