Betting Previews: 5/7/2022

Today we will be previewing two games, both on the NBA Playoff slate.

NBA Playoffs:

Bucks @ Celtics

With the series tied at 1-1, the Eastern Conference Semifinals will head back to Milwaukee for Game 3. In Boston for Game 1 and 2, it was a tale of two games, with the Bucks handling the Celtics 101-89 in Game 1, and the Celtics answering right back with a 109-86 win of their own in Game 2. Jason Tatum and Giannis Antetokounmpo are carrying the load for their teams, both averaging 28 points per game so far this series. Most recently in Game 2, Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 59 points and 14 assists. Grant Williams was vital off the bench, scoring 21 points on 6-9 from 3-pt range. The winner of this series will advance to take on the winner of Heat-76ers. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 PM Eastern Time.

Grizzlies @ Warriors

Looking across the way to the Western Conference Semifinals, the Golden State Warriors will return home to take on the Memphis Grizzlies in another series locked at 1-1. Unlike the Bucks-Celtics series, both Game 1 and Game 2 between these two squads have been neck & neck. The Warriors took Game 1 on the road by a score of 117-116, using their defense to prevail at the end. Game 2 was a different story, as Ja Morant scored 47 points en route to a 106-101 Grizzlies victory. The recently named Most Improved Player is averaging 26.3 points per game so far this series, while 2-time MVP Steph Curry is averaging 27.3 points per game in the first two matchups. The winner of this series will move on to face the winner of Suns-Mavericks. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 PM Eastern Time.