NBA Expert Tips and Best Bets 2 |May 1st-3rd 2024

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The first round of NBA playoff games in 2024 are coming to a head and whilst some sides are safely through to the last 8, others are having to expend valuable energy in order to join them. It has been an epic series between the Indiana Pacers and the Milwaukee Bucks, and their rivalry reignites, much to the delight of many punters and NBA betting apps. Elsewhere, Orlando Magic and the Cleveland Cavaliers square off once more, whilst the LA Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks series continues to roll on too. 

Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Best Bet

2nd May – Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis

Milwaukee Bucks to win the match @ 1.95 (GetSetBet)  

The 2024 season has been an incredible one for the Indiana Pacers and it has shown no sign of slowing through the playoffs. Many people felt that the Milwaukee Bucks would be too hot to handle, but the Pacers have stepped up to the plate and at one stage held a 3-1 series lead. As every though, the Bucks showed their quality to dominate the Pacers last time out, pulling a game back in the series and they know they must win this one in Indianapolis too. The Bucks tend to come up clutch when it matters, and they look good value for the win here with many NBA betting apps.  

Magic vs Cavaliers – Cavaliers to win the match @ 2.05

Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers Best Bet

2nd May – Kia Centre, Orlando

Cleveland Cavaliers to win the match @ 2.05 (PlayUp)

The most topsy turvy playoff series so far in 2024 has been played out by Orlando Magic and the Cleveland Cavaliers and it rumbles on into game 6. Magic looked dead and buried at 2-0 down but came back to make it 2-2 and they looked to have all of the momentum behind them. However, the Cavs are another side that don’t know when they are beat, and they came back from the dead last time out to make it 3-2 in the series. Knowing one win would do the job could prove to be telling motivation for the Cavaliers here and they could see off Magic once and for all here in Florida. 

Magic vs Cavaliers – Cavaliers to win the match @ 2.05

Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Best Bet

3rd May – American Airlines Center, Dallas

Dallas Mavericks to win the match @ 1.75 (BlueBet)

The only game guaranteed to still be in play at the latter part of the week is Dallas Mavericks vs the LA Clippers, who are locked in for an absolute NBA playoff epic. Both sides have ebbed and flowed already in this series, and it is a shame that there has to be a loser in such and epic battle. There is just something very special about the Dallas Mavericks though, with key men Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving often making telling contributions and that telling quality could prove to be the difference here with many punters and international betting sites.

Mavericks vs Clippers – Mavericks to win the match @ 1.75

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Sport has always been an integral part of Sam’s life, with his youth spent pursuing a playing career in both cricket and tennis, where he was fortunate enough to represent his native Wales at junior levels. Upon graduating from the University of Worcester, UK in 2011, Sam combined his two greatest passions – sport and travel, forging a freelance career as a tennis coach and a freelance journalist, visiting all 7 continents in the process. Having lived in Australia for over 2 years, Sam has a burning passion for AFL and follows every game he possibly can.