NBA Playoff Report (Saturday, Apr. 13)

Steve Merril | Apr 13, 2019 | ARCHIVE

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Below are my power ratings and analysis for Saturday's NBA Playoff games.

Nets at 76ers (2:30 pm ET, ESPN)
My power ratings make Philadelphia an 8-point favorite over Brooklyn in this game.  However, that is with Joel Embiid on the court for the 76ers.  He is doubtful to play.  Philadelphia’s offense has been much worse without Embiid on the court.  Brooklyn is the only team in the playoffs with a negative point differential.  This game is an easy pass.

Magic at Raptors (5:00 pm ET, ESPN)
This game is a strong Best Bet available here

Clippers at Warriors (8:00 pm ET, ABC)
My power ratings make Golden State a 12.5-point favorite over Los Angeles.  The line is priced correctly at -13, so there’s no value on either side.  The Warriors are certainly the better overall team, and if they turn on their playoffs switch, they’ll have little trouble in this series.  The Clippers have been a scrappy team all season, but they are way up against it here.

Spurs at Nuggets (10:30 pm ET, ESPN)
This game is a strong Best Bet available here



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