NBA Expert Tips and Best Bets 2 |May 8th-10th 2024

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The NBA playoffs intensify, with 8 sides remaining in the mix for championship glory.

With 8 teams having packed their bags in the NBA playoffs, the 8 remaining sides are still vying for their place in NBA folklore. Huge fixtures await this week in both the Eastern and Western Conference playoffs and there are so many opportunities out there for many punters and NBA betting apps. The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers meet in the second game of their series, as do Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks, whilst the Minnesota Timberwolves will be looking to protect their 2-0 lead over the Dallas Mavericks. 

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Best Bet

10th May – TD Garden, Boston

Boston Celtics to win the match @ 1.75 (GetSetBet)  

Eastern Conference leaders Boston Celtics have been in fine form throughout the whole season, and they will be wanting to step things up and outgun the Cleveland Cavaliers. Delivering when it matters will be the mantra for the Celtics this term, who have come up short in the playoffs in recent seasons. The Cavaliers will be eager to make things tough for the Celtics here but the home side are flying high and they should justify their favouritism for the NBA Championship with most NBA betting apps and they should prevail at TD Garden. 

Celtics vs Cavaliers: Celtics to win the match @ 1.75.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks Best Bet

10th May – Paycom Center, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Thunder to win the match @ 1.85 (PlayUp)

Two of the biggest sides in the West meet here, as the Oklahoma City Thunder host the Dallas Mavericks. This will be the second playoff meeting between the two sides and both outfits will fancy their chances of picking up a result here. Thunder have been steady all season and have been one of the sides throughout the campaign, whilst the Mavericks have turned on the style when they have needed it most. With the next game after this being held in Denver, the Thunder will be out to make the most of home advantage and they look well placed to pick up the win. 

Thunder vs Mavericks – Thunder to win the match @ 1.85.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Best Bet

10th May - Target Center, Minnesota

Denver Nuggets to win the match @ 2.25 (BlueBet)

Holding your nerve is key in the playoffs and the Minnesota Timberwolves will be out to do that, after establishing a strong 2-0 lead over the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference playoff semifinals. The Timberwolves have been ticking along very nicely all season and their defence of late has been hugely impressive. For the Denver Nuggets, this is a chance to lay down a marker in their NBA Championship defence and it is now or never for them. This is a tough one to call but the Denver Nuggets need a win here, a result that isn’t being backed by too many domestic and international betting sites.

Timberwolves vs Nuggets – Nuggets to win the match @ 2.25.

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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.