NBA Picks Against the Spread
BetQL's NBA Picks Against the Spread
The NBA playoffs are finally here and we have a great slate of games. We are excited to see the different between NBA regular season bubble games versus NBA playoff games. We have a feeling a few teams will be in shock with the differences in speed of play and officiating. Although we are just getting started with the playoffs we have NBA picks against the spread that we feel good about, and we can't wait for tip off today.
Whether you are here looking for regular season NBA picks or you are here for NBA playoff picks, BetQL has you covered. It can be difficult to bet on the NBA and be profitable without a little bit of help, so BetQL is here to help with our free NBA picks. As basketball returns we will have almost six games a day for the next few weeks. With that much basketball on it can be difficult to follow all the action and more importantly follow all the betting trends. BetQL is here for you, we have NBA picks every night of the week and NBA playoff picks for every night of the playoffs. Our NBA pick model uses data from every game to formulate our best bets, so if you can't watch every game know our model is watching. Above you will see our free NBA picks against the spread if you are looking for money line picks don't worry our NBA pick model analyzes every game and every bet type. If you are looking for a winning NBA pick or you want the data to create your own picks, BetQL has you covered. With a BetQL subscription you can see how well a team plays at home versus on the road, see how often they cover against the spread, and see the difference between the current line and where our model would have placed the line. Stop trusting your gut and your recent memory to make NBA picks and more importantly stop wasting your time checking different sites for data. All the NBA data and all the NBA picks you need are right here at BetQL.
NBA Expert Picks
There are hundreds of people out there who claim to be an expert whether it’s in terms of gambling or just NBA in general but not all of them can give you NBA expert picks like BetQL. BetQL’s NBA expert picks come from our model which takes into account hundreds of data points. Our NBA expert picks are not only from our model, but consensus picks from all the NBA expert bettors. It can be difficult to follow all the different people who claim to be experts and see all of their picks. With BetQL you can see all the NBA expert picks in one place for every game and every bet type. BetQL allows you to not only see which side the experts are betting but which side the public is backing. Stop wasting your time searching for NBA expert picks right before the playoffs tip off and start using BetQL to win more bets.
NBA Picks Against the Spread
If you can pick who will win in an NBA game that is great, but you won’t be getting rich any time soon. The true sign of a profitable NBA bettor is how well they pick against the spread. If you need a refresher on how NBA spreads work, make sure you check out our page that explains that in more depth. At BetQL we specialize is giving out NBA picks against the spread. Not only will we show you how confident we are that a team will cover the spread, but we will also show you the percentage of NBA experts who are betting each side. No matter the game we have NBA picks ATS for every single game and every single bet type. If the sportsbooks have put out a line on the game, we have a pick against the spread for that game. With the playoffs starting know that you can find NBA playoff picks against the spread right here from BetQL. Above you will see our free NBA picks and see all the data we provide to subscribers. Get to know BetQL and start using our NBA picks against the spread to win more bets.
NBA Eastern Conference Finals Preview
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat
The Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat will determine which team will represent the Eastern Conference in the 2019-20 NBA Finals, and both teams have enough merits to become the new Conference’s top dog. The Celtics needed seven games to get past the reigning NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors, although they looked like the better team through most of the series. On the other hand, the Heat breezed past the Milwaukee Bucks in just five games while playing dominant defense on MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Celtics have always been a top contender in the Eastern Conference, but they have shown maturity during the current playoff run. They kicked things off by sweeping the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the NBA playoffs -- although Philadelphia didn’t have Ben Simmons -- and later needed seven games to get past the Toronto Raptors in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Boston has looked like a dominant team on offense during the playoffs, which is hefty praise considering they’ve been missing Gordon Hayward for a big chunk of the current postseason. However, Boston’s calling card is their defense and that was evident against the Raptors. They held Toronto to under 95 points in each of their wins, so they can be unstoppable when their defense is clicking. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown lead the team, but Kemba Walker has taken a step forward since Hayward went down and Marcus Smart carried the team at times against the Raptors. They have lots of weapons to inflict damage on opposing defenses.
Speaking of defenses, the Heat have been one of the best teams in the current NBA playoffs and have been dominating the opposition with ease so far. They swept the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the NBA playoffs and, even though the Milwaukee Bucks represented a tougher challenge, the Heat won the Eastern Conference Semifinals by a commanding 4-1 score. Milwaukee’s lone win came on overtime and in a game where Giannis Antetokounmpo left with an injury. Just like the Celtics, the Heat’s identity lies on the defensive side of the ball and they have two of their most versatile defenders in the league in Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. They have other weapons to rely on, though. Goran Dragic has been stellar as point guard, Duncan Robinson has established himself as one of the best shooters in the league, and Andre Iguodala’s veteran leadership has been a key part of what Miami has done in the playoffs. This time will only go as far as Jimmy Butler can carry it, though. The star forward will need to be at his best to carry the Heat to their first NBA Finals appearance in the post-LeBron era.
The Celtics might have a slight edge when it comes to experience in this area, though, as this core has already played in the Eastern Conference Finals in the past. However, the Celtics can’t be complacent since the Heat have already defied the odds several times in the current playoff run. They are built to complicate things for other teams, and Boston will probably have to make adjustments if they want to get past the Heat.
NBA Odds to Advance:
Miami Heat (-162)
Boston Celtics (+132)
NBA Expert Pick: Miami Heat
NBA Western Conference Finals Preview
The Los Angeles Lakers have cruised into the NBA Western Conference Finals, notching a 4-1 series win over both the Portland Trail Blazers and the Houston Rockets in their first two rounds of the 2020 NBA Playoffs. The Lakers lost Game 1 in both series, but they recovered to win four games in a row in both series. What’s more, the Lakers have been playing better and better as the playoffs have progressed. The Lakers have averaged 114.1 points per game in their first 10 NBA playoff games, and that’s the highest amount of the four teams that remain alive in the NBA playoffs. The Lakers enter the Western Conference Finals with the pressure of being the big favorite, but they won four straight games against the Rockets and recovered Rajon Rondo a few games ago, so the team’s confidence should be at the top level. Especially with LeBron James and Anthony Davis playing at a very high level. James has averaged 26.6 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 8.8 assists per game during the playoffs, while Davis has averaged 27.6 points, 10.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game in the current postseason run. The Lakers are an extremely tough team to beat when their two star players are playing to the best of their abilities.
The Nuggets are starring one of the most memorable playoffs runs in NBA history, as they have been on the brink of elimination twice but have turned things around in both series. They were down 3-1 in the first-round series against the Utah Jazz but won three games on a row to secure a spot in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals. As if that wasn’t enough, they repeated the same thing against the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals, winning the final three games of the series after digging themselves into a 1-3 hole. Perhaps what’s even more surprising is the fact that the Nuggets came from behind from double-digit deficit in each of the final three games of the series against the Clippers. The Nuggets are only averaging 106.8 points per game in 14 playoff contests, however, and that’s the lowest figure of all the teams that remain alive in the NBA playoffs. That suggests a lack of offensive power to hold on with the Lakers, which could spell trouble for them moving forward. The Nuggets will need their two stars to carry them against the Lakers, just like it happened against the Clippers. We’re talking about Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. Jokic is averaging 25.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game, while Murray has chipped in with 27.1 points, 6.4 assists, and 5.0 boards per contest in the current playoff run.
The Nuggets can’t be ruled out from pulling another upset, but they have played four more games than the Lakers, have been under severe stress and have not looked as dominant as the Lakers so far in the current postseason run. The Nuggets might be able to steal a game or two in the series, but the Lakers are clear favorites to win the Western Conference Finals.
NBA Odds to Advance:
Los Angeles Lakers (-625)
Denver Nuggets (+450)
NBA Expert Pick: Los Angeles Lakers
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