NBA Pro Basketball Playoff Betting Match up Previews for Thursday

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The NBA first round of the playoffs is winding down. Scheduled for Thursday April 28th is just one game over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway with Game 6 of the first round of the Eastern conference playoffs as the Boston Celtics are home to the Atlanta Hawks. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Boston Celtics the -1 ½ point favorite with the total lined at 197 points.

This playoff series has been dominated by the home teams. All five games were won by home clubs. Game 5 was held in Atlanta and it was the Hawks with the dominating 110-83 victory at home to the Boston Celtics as a -7 ½ point favorite. The Hawks took control of this game in the second and third quarter as they outscored Boston 74-42 in their victory. The Hawks made 14 of 36 from the three point line. The Celtics struggled from the field in Game 5 as they made 37.7% from the field as well as 7 of 29 from three. The team turned the ball over 20 times. Mike Scott for Atlanta led the team in scoring with 17 point and five rebounds hitting on 7 of 9 shots. Starters Jeff Teague and Kent Bazemore had 16 points. After a monster Game 4 Hawks forward Paul Millsap had 10 points on 4 of 8 shooting. Millsap scored 45 in the loss at Boston in Game 4. It was more of a team effort for Atlanta in their win to take the 3-2 series lead. Boston is trying to win this series with point guard Avery Bradley out for this series with a hamstring injury. Bradley averaged 33 minutes per game in the playoffs for the Celtics this season along with 18 points. Boston had struggled on the year in shooting hitting on 43.7% from the field and 33.1% from three point range. In the two games held in Boston it was the Celtics needing overtime in Game 4 with the 104-95 victory.

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