NBA Expert Tips and Best Bets 2 | April 17-19th 2024

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With the sides inside the top 6 in both the Eastern and Western Conferences safely booked into the playoffs, the sides that finished between 7th and 10th in their respective divisions continue to battle it out. 

Here it is a straight hit, with the winner going through and the loser going home, making it a huge round of games for all NBA punters and betting sites. The Chicago Bulls take on the Atlanta Hawks, whilst points look to be on the agenda as the Sacramento Kings clash with Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia 76ers play host to Miami Heat.  

Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks Best Bet

18th April – United Center, Chicago

Chicago Bulls to win the match @ 1.71 (PlayUp)

Two sides not expected to trouble the NBA Championship scorers this season meet here, as the Chicago Bulls take on Atlanta Hawks. Both sides have fought hard to finish inside the top 10 but going all the way from here does seem quite a long shot for both franchises with many punters and NBA betting sites. The Chicago Bulls are a tough nut to crack at home and whilst the Atlanta Hawks will have a go, the Bulls should progress here. 

Bulls vs Hawks: Bulls to win the match @ 1.71

Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors Best Bet

17th April – Golden 1 Centre, Sacramento

Over 222.5 points in the match @ 1.80 (PlayUp)

Both the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors have endured a topsy turvy season in 2024 and they will both firmly believe that attack will be the best form of defence in this one. The Kings have an impressive home record, but Golden State are coming good this season and they do tend to find form when it matters most. This should be a hugely entertaining encounter, regardless of who comes out on top.  

Kings vs Warriors – Over 222.5 points in the match @ 1.80

Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Best Bet

18th April – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

Over 205.5 points in the match @ 1.81 (BlueBet)

Another pair of sides who tend to play on the front foot clash here, as the Philadelphia 76rs welcome Miami Heat. The 76ers have Joel Embiid back in their ranks and will look to play on the front foot as much as possible and they are outside shots to go all the way to the Championship game with many punters and international betting sites alike. This could be a lot for the Heat to cope with and with both sides likely to make it a slanging match, points look to be guaranteed. 

76ers vs Heat – Over 205.5 points in the match @ 1.81

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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.