Top NBA Betting Trends of the Day 05/20/2019

Date | AuthorAdmir Aljic

Last Updated: 2019-05-20

NBA – TRENDS OF THE DAY

The Golden State Warriors are one step away from the NBA Finals, and their Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers is set for Monday, May 20, 2019, at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. On the other side, Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals will see the Toronto Raptors trying to even the series with the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada. We bring you all need-to-know betting trends and notes for these two games to help you make the best wagers.

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  • Featured game: #1 Golden State Warriors vs. #3 Portland Trail Blazers (3-0; 2-1 ATS)

The Golden State Warriors (68-29; 42-54-1 ATS) will be looking to sweep the Portland Trail Blazers (61-36; 52-44-1 ATS) and give themselves nine days of rest heading into the NBA Finals. After a comfortable 116-94 victory in the opening game of the series, the Warriors overcame a 15-point deficit in Game 2 and an 18-point deficit in Game 3 to get one step away from their fifth straight NBA Finals. Over the previous two years, the reigning champions swept their rivals four times including the 2018 NBA Finals against the Cavaliers.

The Warriors opened as 3.5-point favorites in Game 4 with the total at 219.5 points, and the under is 2-1 in this series. Golden State is 16-4 straight up and 10-10 ATS in its last 20 meetings with Portland, while the Warriors are 12-6 straight up and 11-7 ATS in the previous 18 head-to-head duels in Oregon. Also, the Warriors are 11-1 straight up and 8-4 ATS in their 12 meetings with the Trail Blazers in the postseason.

The Warriors will be without Kevin Durant (calf) and DeMarcus Cousins (quad), while Andre Iguodala (calf) is listed as questionable. Stephen Curry is leading his team in this series, averaging 36.3 points per game on 48.2% shooting from the field and 42.0% from beyond the arc. Draymond Green posted a triple-double in Game 3 with 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists, while he’s averaging 13.3 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per contest this postseason. The Warriors are 16-4 straight up and 11-9 ATS in their last 20 playoff games overall and 8-2 straight up and 7-3 ATS in their last ten playoff contests on the road, while they are 7-3 straight up and 5-5 ATS in their last ten outings on the road as favorites.

The Trail Blazers are without Jusuf Nurkic (leg), while Damian Lillard (ribs) and Enes Kanter (shoulder) are playing through the injury. Lillard is tallying just 18.5 points per game over his last four outings while making only 28.6% of his field goals. C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.7 points per contest in this series, but he’s shooting poor 37.0% from the field and 27.6% from beyond the 3-point line. The Trail Blazers are 8-12 straight up and 7-13 ATS in their last 20 outings in the postseason and 5-7 straight up and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 playoff games on the home court, while they are 6-2 straight up and 5-1-1 ATS in the previous eight showings at home as underdogs.

  • #1 Milwaukee Bucks vs. #2 Toronto Raptors (2-1; 2-1 ATS)

The Toronto Raptors (67-30; 44-52-1 ATS) outlasted the Milwaukee Bucks (70-24; 57-33-4 ATS) 118-112 as 2.5-point favorites in a double-overtime Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Raptors have never come back from a 2-0 deficit to win the playoff series, and they have to do it against the Bucks and make it to their first-ever NBA Finals. On the other side, the Bucks put an end to their six-game winning streak, searching for their first NBA Finals since 1974.

The Bucks opened as 2.5-point favorites in Game 4 with the total at 216.0 points, and the over is 2-1 in this series. Milwaukee is 6-2 straight up and ATS in its last eight meetings with Toronto, while the Raptors are 11-5 straight up and 7-8-1 ATS in their previous 16 encounters with the Bucks at home. Also, the Raptors are 5-4 straight up and 4-5 in their nine matchups with the Bucks in the postseason.

Milwaukee is 13-4 straight up and 12-5 ATS in its last 17 outings in the postseason and 6-12 straight up and 8-10 ATS in its previous 18 playoff contests on the road. The Bucks are 14-4 straight up and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games on the road when listed as favorites. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the way for the Bucks this postseason with 26.1 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game, but the Greek Freak had just 12 points in Game 3 along with 23 rebounds, seven assists, and eight turnovers. Malcolm Brogdon is playing very well in this series, tallying 16.3 points per game on 50.9% shooting from the field and 45.8% from downtown.

Toronto is 9-10 straight up and ATS in its last 19 playoff contests and 9-4 straight up and 8-5 ATS in its previous 13 playoff games on the home court. The Raptors are just 2-7 straight up and 3-4-2 ATS in their last nine outings at home as underdogs, while they are 6-1 straight up in the last seven home encounters with the Central Division. Kawhi Leonard is leading the way for the Raptors this postseason with 32.0 points per game on 52.0% shooting from the field. The Claw is averaging 32.7 points per contest in this series. Norman Powell dropped 19 points off the bench in Game 3, and he’s averaging 13.0 points a night in this series.

END OF MAY 20th AND 21st NBA TRENDS                                        

 

NBA – TRENDS OF THE DAY

The Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks both have a commanding lead ahead of Game 3 of the conference finals. The Warriors visit the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday night, while the Bucks travel to Canada to take on the Toronto Raptors Sunday night, so check out all need-to-know betting trends and notes that will help you make the best bets on the NBA conference finals.

Lines provided by BetDSI Sportsbook. If you would like to check out the trends for all NBA games, please visit our NBA Trends Section.

  • Featured game: #1 Golden State Warriors vs. #3 Portland Trail Blazers (2-0; 1-1 ATS)

The Golden State Warriors (67-29; 41-54-1 ATS) overcame the Portland Trail Blazers (61-35; 52-43-1 ATS) 114-111 in Game 2 after trailing by 15 points at halftime. The reigning champions allowed just 46 second-half points to the Trail Blazers who scored only three points in the last four and a half minutes of the game. Stephen Curry put on another tremendous performance with 37 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists, while Klay Thompson added 24 points on 4-of-8 shooting from downtown. Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell combined for 25 points off the bench. On the other side, Damian Lillard had another disappointing night, scoring 23 points on 6-of-16 shooting from the field along with ten assists. Dame ruined the Blazers’ last possession and was terrible in clutch time.

The Warriors are playing without Kevin Durant who will miss the next two games in Portland which is a huge opportunity for the Blazers to even the series on the home court, but they need to do a much better defensive job on Steph Curry. Also, Damian Lillard will have to break out of his funk, as he was averaging 28.3 points on 47.6% shooting from the field in four meetings with the Warriors during the regular season. The Trail Blazers opened as 2-point favorites in Game 3 with the total at 221.5 points, and they are 3-1 straight up and ATS in the last four home meetings with the Warriors. On the other hand, the Warriors are 15-4 straight up in their last meetings with the Blazers and 10-1 in the previous 11 H2H duels in the postseason.

Golden State is 16-4 straight up in its last 20 playoff contests and 9-4 straight up in its previous 13 playoff games on the road. The Warriors are 6-8 straight up in their last 14 outings on the road as underdogs and 6-11 straight up in their previous 17 road encounters with the Northwest Division. On the other side, the Trail Blazers are 8-6 straight up in their last 14 outings in the postseason and 10-6 straight up in their previous 16 playoff contests on the home court. The Trail Blazers are 21-3 straight up in their last 24 showings at home as favorites and 14-3 in their previous 17 home encounters with the Pacific Division.

  • #1 Milwaukee Bucks vs. #2 Toronto Raptors (2-0; 2-0 ATS)

The Milwaukee Bucks (70-23; 57-32-4 ATS) thrashed off the Toronto Raptors (66-30; 43-52-1 ATS) as 6.5-point favorites in Game 2 Friday night. The Bucks were leading for all 48 minutes and were in front by 25 points at halftime. We saw whopping 70 points in the total in the third quarter and a strong effort by the Raptors to come back into the game, but the Bucks withheld a pressure and recorded a big win. Six Bucks scored in double figures led by Giannis Antetokounmpo who dropped 30 points, while Kawhi Leonard had 31 points for the Raptors. Once again, the Bucks won the battle on the glass, posting 13 rebounds more than the Raptors (53-40) while making 27 assists and just seven turnovers.

The Raptors are in a must-win situation, but they have to be way more aggressive at the defensive end. Also, Kawhi needs help at the offensive end, especially from Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol. After scoring 15 points on 6-of-20 shooting in Game 1, Siakam had just eight points on Friday and played terrible defense on Giannis Antetokounmpo. Gasol scored six points in 40 minutes on the floor in Game 1, while he looked like an amateur in Game 2 with two points and 1-of-9 shooting in 19 minutes on the court. On the other side, the Bucks are playing very well as a team, and their second unit combined for 50 points in Game 2.

The Bucks are listed as 3-point underdogs in Game 3 with the total at 220.5 points. They are 6-1 straight up and ATS in the last seven encounters with the Raptors and 3-0 straight up and ATS in the previous three H2H duels in Toronto. However, the Raptors are 10-5 straight up and 6-8-1 ATS in their last 15 home meetings with the Bucks. Milwaukee is 4-0 straight up and ATS in four outings on the road this postseason and 7-13 straight up and 9-11 ATS in its previous 20 playoff contests on the road. Also, the Bucks are 7-1 straight up and 8-0 ATS in their last eight showings on the road as underdogs. On the other side, the Raptors are 8-4 straight up and 7-5 ATS in their last 12 playoff games on the home court and 14-6 straight up and 9-11 ATS in their last 20 outings at Scotiabank Arena, while they are 14-6 straight up and 6-14 ATS in the previous 20 home meetings with the Central Division.

END OF MAY 18th AND 19th NBA TRENDS                                                        

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