NBA Expert Tips and Best Bets | April 17 – 19th 2024

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The NBA play-in tournament is next on the agenda, as 8 teams become 4 in the playoffs. Over in the West, the New Orleans Pelicans take on the LA Lakers, in a game that has plenty of punters and NBA betting apps moving and shaking, whilst the Sacramento Kings host the Golden State Warriors. In the East, it is the Philadelphia 76ers against the Miami Heat, in what should be a superb contest. 

New Orleans Pelicans vs LA Lakers Best Bet

17th April – Smoothie King Centre, New Orleans

LA Lakers to win the match  @ 1.91 (GetSetBet)  

The Western Conference has been nip and tuck all season and two sides that have been battling it out throughout the campaign meet here. For the New Orleans Pelicans, a home draw here is something they have been working towards all season and they will be bang up for this challenge against the Lakers. It is now or never for the Lakers, who have endured a tough regular season, but they are a team that are never written off by any NBA betting apps. This will be compelling viewing, the LA Lakers likely to come good in the crucial moments. 

Pelicans vs Lakers: Lakers to win the match @ 1.91

Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors Best Bet

17th April – Golden 1 Centre, Sacramento

Golden State Warriors to win the match @ 1.70 (PlayUp)

The climax of the regular season has been a real positive for the Golden State Warriors, who always seemed to have plenty in reserve this term and they look ready for a crack at the playoffs in 2024. The Sacramento Kings stand in their way, a side that have been terrific so far this season and who will be relishing this opportunity. That said, Golden State have found form of late, and they will be desperate to put in a big performance here. 

Kings vs Warriors – Warriors to win the match @ 1.70

Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Best Bet

18th April – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

Philadelphia 76ers to win the match @ 1.67 (BlueBet)

Competing in the play-in game would not have been on the agenda for the Philadelphia 76ers earlier in the campaign but they are now in a battle just to make it into the playoffs themselves. They take on the Miami Heat here, in a game that is generating plenty of attention with both domestic and international betting sites alike. It has been a steady campaign for the Miami Heat, who will be reveling in their role of underdogs in this one at the Wells Fargo Centre. Home advantage could prove crucial for the 76ers here and whilst Miami Heat will have a really good go, Philly should progress to the final 8 here. 

76ers vs Heat – Bucks to win the match @ 1.67

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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.