NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Friday

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The NBA playoffs continue on Friday May 5th with two games on the schedule to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It all begins at 7PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Toronto Raptors host the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game 3. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team Cleveland Cavaliers favored by -2 ½ points with the total set at 214 ½ points. Cleveland holds a 2-0 lead in this second round series. The Cavaliers have won handily in the first two games of this series. Game 1 it was a 11 point victory that wasn’t that close. Game 2 resulted in a 22 point win. Cleveland is shooting 50% in this series thus far and won the rebounding battle each time. LeBron James is having a great playoffs, leaving no doubt who the best player is in the NBA. James is shooting 56.6% from the floor in the six games in the post season and 48.4% from three point range. He is averaging 34.2 points per game in the post season. He had 33 in the victory in Game 2. Toronto guard DeMar DeRozan had a poor Game 2 in defeat with 5 points on 2 of 11 shooting.

The late night game begins at 9:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Houston Rockets host Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs. Houston is favored by -4 ½ points with the over under line set at 214 ½ points. The series is tied at 1-1 with each team winning in blowout fashion. Houston built up a 30 halftime lead in their Game 1 victory and it was the Spurs outscoring Houston by 20 in the final quarter to tie up the series. After a huge Game 1, James Harden had a poor Game 2 as he made 3 of 17 shots with 2 of 9 coming from the three point line. Spurs leader Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points making 13 of 16 shots in the Game 2 win. The victory by San Antonio saw an injury to Tony Parker that will keep him out of the remainder of the playoffs.

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