NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for May 2, 2019

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The NBA playoff card for Thursday May 2nd features a single game over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It gets underway at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Philadelphia 76ers host in Game 3 the Toronto Raptors. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team Toronto Raptors favored by -1 point with the total lined at 216 ½ points.

Philadelphia has evened this series at 1-1 by defeating Toronto in Game 2 by the score of 94-89. 76ers were an eight point underdog in the win. They got off to a fast start up 26-17 after one quarter and held the Raptors to just 38 first half points. It was not a clean game for Philadelphia. Team shot only 39.5% and made 10 of 35 from three. They committed a very high 20 turnovers yet still win the game. Joel Embiid was not sharp hitting on only 2 of 7 for 12 points. Jimmy Butler carried the 76ers to victory with 30 points and 10 rebounds making 9 of 22 shots. Off the bench 76ers got 13 points from James Ennis and 10 from Greg Monroe. It was a poor shooting night for the Raptors as the team finished with 36.7% and made 10 of 37 three pointers. Raptors were crushed on the glass by a 52-36 rebounding margin. Kawhi Leonard led the Raptors with 35 points and seven rebounds hitting on 13 of 24 shots. Raptors bench did very little with ten points total.

In the playoffs Joel Embiid is averaging 21.2 points and hitting on 44.6%. He has struggled from the three point line in the postseason converting only 4 of 19 shots. He is grabbing 11.3 rebounds per game. Jimmy Butler in the playoffs is averaging 17 points and 43.6% shooting. He is struggling from three hitting only 7 of 24 shots. Kawhi Leonard in the postseason is averaging a career hit 31.3 points and 57.7% shooting from the field. He is making 20 of 43 from three. Kyle Lowry in the postseason is contributing with 12.3 points and hitting on 43.2% from the floor. The point total is his career low as a Toronto Raptor.

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