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Basketball
Europe - Euroleague
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
80 : 95
26.05.2024
18:00
Panathinaikos BC
Panathinaikos BC
Handicap2 (+5.5)
Odds: 1.81Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+4.1
Today, Real Madrid and Panathinaikos clash in the gold medal match of the EuroLeague Final Four. Real Madrid Real Madrid has exhibited impressive form in the current EuroLeague campaign, successfully securing a spot in the final. Under the guidance of coach Matteo Huse, the Madrid club finished the regular season in first place and then easily overcame Baskonia in the playoff series. In the semi-final, they triumphed over Greek side Olympiacos with an 87-76 victory, where Dzanan Musa made a significant contribution, scoring 20 points. Mario Hezonja also provided additional support, adding 12 points. In this semi-final clash, Real Madrid displayed their superiority, especially in defence, limiting the impact of Olympiacos' key players in the paint. The opponents managed only 2 field goals from centres Fall and Milutinov, underscoring the dominance of the Spanish team in defensive actions. The overall number of two-point shots for Olympiacos was a mere 12 compared to Real's 19, further illustrating the Madrid team's defensive effectiveness. Heading into the final, Real Madrid is in excellent shape and confident in their abilities. The club's consistent performance throughout the season, along with the high skill level of their players, positions them as favourites in the upcoming match. Real legends Sergio Rodriguez and Llull are in the hunt for the top scorer title in the history of the Final Four. Llull currently has 207 points, while Rodriguez has 198. Panathinaikos Under the leadership of Ergin Ataman, Panathinaikos secured a place in the EuroLeague Final Four, finishing the regular season in second place behind Real Madrid. On their way to the semi-finals, the Greek team faced a significant challenge, extending their series to 5 games against Maccabi Tel Aviv, who proved to be worthy opponents. Thanks to their home-court advantage and fan support, Panathinaikos emerged victorious. In the semi-final against Fenerbahce, the team displayed a powerful performance, especially in the first quarter, which was key to their convincing 73-57 win. In this matchup, Mathias Lessort played an outstanding role, scoring 17 points with 9 rebounds. The team also showed high efficiency in defence, limiting Fenerbahce to 33% shooting accuracy. This was a noticeable contrast compared to the series against Maccabi, where Panathinaikos fought for every quarter. Relying on their strong defensive play and offensive efficiency, Panathinaikos approaches the final game with optimism. The upcoming match against Real Madrid promises to be intense, given the historical difficulty in their relationship with the Madrid side. Despite only having 2 wins in the last 18 games against the Spanish giant, the current form and strategic preparation may give the Greeks the edge they need for success on the international stage. Head-to-Head In the last 5 meetings, Panathinaikos has secured 2 victories. The most recent game on 29 February 2024 ended in a 97-86 win for Panathinaikos. On 7 December 2023, Real Madrid suffered a loss in Greece, 78-90. However, in previous encounters, Real Madrid more often emerged as the stronger side: on 1 February 2023, the Madrid team won 83-68, on 6 October 2022 in Madrid - 71-68, and on 31 March 2022, Panathinaikos lost at home 86-87. Forecast for the Real Madrid vs Panathinaikos match The final is set to be incredibly tense, with the nominal guests from Greece backed by the crowd and capable of putting up a fight against the favourites. Bet on Panathinaikos with a positive handicap as they chase a historic victory in the Final Four.
Basketball
WNBA
Minnesota Lynx
Minnesota Lynx
84 : 67
25.05.2024
17:00
New York Liberty
New York Liberty
Handicap1 (+7.5)
Odds: 1.74Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+3.7
In the second game of the Women's National Basketball Association regular season 2023/2024, the Minnesota Lynx will host the New York Liberty on their court. Minnesota Lynx In the first game of last season, the current visitors lost to the Chicago Sky, with a score of 66-77. Following this loss, the team suffered five consecutive defeats to the Atlanta Dream (77-83), Phoenix Mercury (90-81), Las Vegas Aces (94-73), Dallas Wings (94-89), and Connecticut Sun (84-89). It was only in early June that Minnesota was able to secure their first victory of the season against the Washington Mystics (78-80). This victory gave the team a needed boost, and they managed to win three of their next five games against the Los Angeles Sparks (91-86; 72-77; 61-77). Afterward, the Minnesota Lynx put together a streak of five consecutive victories in late June-early July and stormed into the playoff zone. Before the last game, Minnesota balanced their wins and losses (17-17). However, the scales tipped towards defeats, and the next game against the New York Liberty (76-111) pushed the club away from the fourth place in the table. By the end of the regular season, the team finished in 7th place and lost to the Connecticut Sun in a three-game series (90-60; 75-82; 75-90). This season, the team from Minneapolis started with two consecutive victories over the Seattle Storm (70-83; 102-93) and lost to the Connecticut Sun in overtime (83-82). New York Liberty On paper, the New York Liberty is the star-studded team of the WNBA. However, the club has yet to clinch their first championship. The team managed to get through the beginning of last season with a 16-5 record, holding second place in the league, just behind the defending champions from Las Vegas. In the five games following the All-Star break, the New York Liberty lost to the Dallas Wings but defeated the Washington Mystics (87-96), Indiana Fever (101-83), and Minnesota Lynx (66-76). Overall, the New York Liberty made a strong showing in August, securing 14 wins and suffering only two defeats. In the first round, the New York Liberty easily dealt with the Washington Mystics in two games (90-75; 90-85). The semi-final series was more challenging, with the Connecticut Sun taking the first game (63-77). However, in the remaining matches, the New York Liberty fought back and predictably advanced to the grand final. In the final, the star-studded New York team managed to secure only one game against the Las Vegas Aces, who claimed their second consecutive championship. In the first game of the new season, the team defeated the Washington Mystics (80-85). Then New York twice overpowered the Indiana Fever (66-102; 91-80) and the Seattle Storm (74-63). Chicago Sky managed to end the winning streak (81-90). Head-to-head In the last head-to-head meetings of last year's regular season, the New York Liberty secured victories (66-76; 76-111). Prediction for the Match Without a doubt, the New York Liberty are the favourites in today's game, even after their slip-up in the last match. I think the visitors will easily take the win with a handicap.
Basketball
NBA
Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
126 : 110
24.05.2024
00:10
Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
Handicap1 (-7.5)
Odds: 1.7Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+3.5
Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers will face each other tomorrow morning, 24 May, in the second match of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Let's try to provide a prediction for the Boston vs Indiana matchup, considering the current state of the teams. Boston Celtics Boston Celtics confirmed their status as favourites by winning the first game of the series in overtime, despite the challenging course of the match. The team showcased incredible fighting spirit, as Jayson Tatum's three-pointer with 5 seconds left pushed the game into overtime, where the Celtics outperformed the less experienced opponent. Jayson Tatum led the team with 36 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists. Jaylen Brown contributed 26 points and 7 rebounds, while Jrue Holiday had 28 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds, marking his best performance of the season. Overall, the Celtics shot 47% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc, enabling them to maintain their home-court advantage and win the game in overtime, 133:128. The Celtics demonstrated their strength on their home court despite early match difficulties. The team also showed solid defensive results, forcing the Pacers into several turnovers, particularly in overtime. Coach Joe Mazzulla expressed confidence in the imminent return of Latvian centre Kristaps Porziņģis, which should bolster the team in forthcoming series games. Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers encountered significant issues at the beginning of the Eastern Conference Finals, especially regarding ball control, which impacted the result. In the first game against the Boston Celtics, the team committed 22 turnovers that led to 32 points for the opponent. Despite Tyrese Haliburton's effectiveness in attack, he made several critical mistakes in the closing moments of the game, costing the team the victory. Tyrese Haliburton and Pascal Siakam were pivotal in the offence, scoring 25 and 24 points respectively, with Siakam adding 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Myles Turner also made a substantial contribution with 23 points and 10 rebounds. The team showcased a high shooting percentage53% from the field and 37% from beyond the arc. Despite their potential and solid offensive play, the Pacers must reduce the number of turnovers to increase their chances of success in the upcoming series games. The Pacers also demonstrate a high shooting percentage, which gives them a fighting chance for the NBA Finals. Coach Rick Carlisle emphasises the need to reduce turnovers and play more carefully in the next series meetings. Prediction for Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers Brown's clutch three-pointer allowed Boston to avoid a collapse. I believe that in the second game of the series at home, the Celtics will play more reliably and not allow the Pacers' offence to run wild. My prediction for tomorrow's Boston vs Indiana match is a Boston win with a handicap of -7.5.
Basketball
NBA
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves
The match is over
23.05.2024
00:40
Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks are set to clash on the morning of 23rd May in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. Minnesota Timberwolves The Minnesota Timberwolves have been displaying formidable performances this playoffs, sensationally overcoming last year's champions, the Denver Nuggets, to reach the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 20 years. Anthony Edwards is performing at a potential MVP level, averaging 28.9 points per game, while Karl-Anthony Towns contributes 18.8 points and 9.3 rebounds. Rudy Gobert also plays an instrumental role, particularly in defence. The Timberwolves have shown resilience under pressure, most notably in Game 7 against Denver when they managed to claw back from a 20-point deficit. Their efficiency is underscored by their average of 108.4 points per playoff game with a 47.2% field goal percentage. Defensively, they are equally impressive, limiting opponents to just 99.6 points per game. The Timberwolves' main point guard, Mike Conley, is on the injured list ahead of the series commencement.The team has also faced challenges due to injuries, including Conley's status being questionable at the series start, which could impact their gameplay. Nevertheless, the Timberwolves continue to exhibit a high level of play and readiness for significant playoffs challenges. Dallas Mavericks The Dallas Mavericks have proven their mettle in this playoffs, successfully advancing through the initial rounds to reach the Western Conference Finals. The Mavericks have shown strength both at home and on the road, as evidenced by their victories over the Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Dallas's defensive prowess has been critical to their success, especially against the youthful Oklahoma team. Luka Dončić leads the team, averaging 27.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 9.1 assists per game, while Kyrie Irving adds 21.1 points. Additionally, newcomer P.J. Washington and Derrick Jones Jr. contribute around 10 points each in the playoffs. Maxi Kleber is out, reducing the Mavericks options among their big men. His absence leaves a noticeable gap in both defence and attack under the basket.Dallas coach Jason Kidd emphasises that Minnesota is a formidable opponent due to their defensive strength and counter-attacking capability. For the Mavericks, maintaining defensive discipline and leveraging Dončić's versatile skills on the court will be crucial. Match Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks Luka Dončić approaches his second conference final in a compromised state. Experts have noted that with the injuries Dončić is carrying, he would not have played in the regular season. Minnesota is young and healthy; they made a significant leap by defeating the champion Denver with the incredible Nikola Jokić and should secure the first game at home against Dallas. The Mavericks' offence relies heavily on three-pointers and Dončić's individual play, but the Timberwolves' defence is the best in the league.
Basketball
Europe - VTB United League
Unics Kazan
Unics Kazan
92 : 87
22.05.2024
16:00
BC Lokomotiv Kuban
BC Lokomotiv Kuban
Over (157.5)
Odds: 1.69Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+3.5
In the decisive Game 7 of the VTB United League semifinal series, Kazan's UNICS and Krasnodar's Lokomotiv-Kuban will face off. Lokomotiv-Kuban The "Railroaders" began the season poorly with just one win in their first five matches. However, after this setback, they unleashed a series of four consecutive victories: against Moscow's CSKA (88:91), Saratov's Avtodor (85:63), and Moscow's Runa (96:76). Additionally, in the Russian Cup, Krasnodar demolished Irkut (101:60). December started quite positively for the "Railroaders" with an essential victory over Kazan's UNICS (82:75). Nevertheless, their performance was overshadowed by a weak showing in Perm (73:67). In their next game, Loko secured a key win against MBA (66:80) and returned to the hunt for the top three. At the end of the calendar year, the Kuban team performed remarkably, snagging four more victories and catching up with St. Petersburg's Zenit in wins. In the early matches of this year, Lokomotiv-Kuban defeated Astana (93:83), Avtodor (88:98), and CSKA (89:85). However, in the penultimate match, the "Railroaders" unexpectedly lost to Nizhny Novgorod (76:74). They managed to redeem themselves against Samara (91:76). During the top-6 stage, the Kuban team secured only four victories over Enisey (87:101), twice against Parma (89:85; 75:80), and once more against UNICS (90:82), losing the rest of the matches. By the end of the regular season, the "Railroaders" entered the playoffs in 4th place. In the quarterfinal series, Krasnodar crushed Parma, winning three matches with a cumulative point difference of -92. In the semifinal series, which was a rematch of last year's final, the "Railroaders" won once on the road (71:84) and twice at home (89:83; 98:86), while losing once both away and at home (78:75; 68:85). UNICS UNICS started the regular season with a confident win over last seasons finalist Lokomotiv-Kuban (91:73). They also easily defeated Minsk (49:97) and Yekaterinburg's Uralmash. However, their winning streak was halted by todays opponents, the Kazan team (104:93). They quickly got back on track with away wins against Avtodor (72:82) and Zenit (83:93). Yet, their streak was briefly cut short by tournament newcomers, Moscow's Runa. They partially redeemed themselves with wins against Parma on the road (77:87) and Enisey at home (91:80). In subsequent matches, UNICS secured two victories over Nizhny Novgorod's PARI-NN (91:61; 61:70), as well as wins against Astana (75:97), Uralmash (80:89), Minsk (101:81), and Samara (81:61), propelling themselves back into the top three. In the first match of this calendar year, Kazan narrowly defeated Moscow's Runa (78:84), then lost away to Enisey (94:80) and Parma (70:72). However, a win against Zenit (64:61) sparked a run of nine wins in 12 matches, including five during the top-6 stage. Despite a disappointing finish to the top-6 stage with three consecutive losses, Kazan retained first place in the table, entering the playoffs with the highest seed. In the quarterfinal series, UNICS defeated Samara in three matches (83:73; 77:64; 67:90). After winning the first semifinal game (78:75), Kazan then suffered two losses. However, in the fourth match, Velimir Perasovic's team managed to regain their home-court advantage. The teams then exchanged home victories, leading to one final decisive game for their fans. Head-to-Head In the recent head-to-head matchups during the top-6 stage, the teams split victories (80:76; 90:82). In the quarterfinals, each team secured three wins. Match Prediction Lokomotiv-Kuban boasts one of the best attacking systems in the league. Despite the "rollercoaster" performances by both teams in this series, the visitors should confidently surpass their individual total over.
Basketball
WNBA
Las Vegas Aces
Las Vegas Aces
88 : 98
22.05.2024
02:00
Phoenix Mercury
Phoenix Mercury
Over (170.5)
Odds: 1.85Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+4.3
In the main game of the day of the WNBA regular season, the Las Vegas Aces will face the Phoenix Mercury. Las Vegas Aces Last season, the Las Vegas Aces, under the guidance of Becky Hammon, had the task of defending their championship title, which they won in the 2022 season. In the first game of the season, the hosts defeated the Los Angeles Sparks on the road (85:94). The reigning champions then secured six consecutive victories, remaining undefeated longer than any other team this season. The team had a consistent performance in the first part of the regular season. However, the end of August was not so successful for the Aces with three wins in six matches, far from a champion's pace. Nevertheless, they managed to regain their form in September with four straight victories. To reach the main final, the Aces required the minimum number of matches. In the first round, they blew out the Chicago Sky (87:59; 92:70). In the semifinals, the Dallas Wings put up more resistance but still lost all matches (97:83; 91:84; 61:64). In the final series against the New York Liberty, the champions needed one additional game to defend their title, achieving a golden double. This season, Becky Hammon's team started like true champions, defeating today's opponents, the Phoenix Mercury (89:80), and the Los Angeles Sparks (89:82). Phoenix Mercury Last season, the team from Arizona secured their first victory only in the third game, against the Minnesota Lynx. In the next five matches, the team from Arizona recorded three wins, with Brittney Griner showing top-level performance despite a hiatus in playing and training, but there was no one to support her. The team needed reinforcements through trades. After an injury to their main star sidelined her for the rest of the season, the Phoenix's position in the playoff race weakened significantly. In early August, the key player of the Phoenix Mercury returned to the court, bringing her team victories against the Washington Mystics (91:72) and the Connecticut Sun. However, the team from Arizona lost the last 11 matches and fell to the bottom of the table. This season, the Phoenix Mercury started with a defeat from the reigning champions, the Las Vegas Aces, but managed a victory over the Atlanta Dream (88:85). Head-to-Head In the last head-to-head meeting last week, the Las Vegas Aces emerged victorious (89:80). Match Prediction It's unlikely that the Phoenix Mercury will be able to count on a victory or even a close finish today, but this game is expected to be a high-scoring affair. The Aces playing tempo allows not only themselves to score around 90 points but also lets their opponents easily surpass the 80-point mark. I believe the optimal bet for this match is on the total over 170.5 points.
Basketball
WNBA
Los Angeles Sparks
Los Angeles Sparks
70 : 68
22.05.2024
02:00
Washington Mystics
Washington Mystics
Handicap2 (+4.5)
Odds: 1.74Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+3.7
In the second game of the regular season of the Women's National Basketball Association, the Los Angeles Sparks will host the Washington Mystics. Los Angeles Sparks In their first game of last season, the Los Angeles Sparks crushed the Phoenix Mercury (94:71). This was followed by two defeats from the Las Vegas Aces (85:94; 93:65). However, in the next five games, the team secured three wins and, at that moment, took fourth place in the Western Conference and sixth among all teams in the league. The California team failed to consolidate the early-season success, experiencing a total downfall in July with eight consecutive losses. Two victories over the Indiana Fever (79:78; 81:68) marginally improved the Sparks' standings, but the team subsequently lost twice to the New York Liberty. An August surge of six consecutive victories was not enough for the City of Angels team to reach the playoffs, and their season ended in the regular phase. This season, the Sparks began with two consecutive defeats to the Atlanta Dream (81:92) and the Las Vegas Aces (89:82). Washington Mystics In their first game of last season, the Washington Mystics demolished the formidable New York Liberty (80:64). This was followed by two losses to the Connecticut Sun (80:74; 81:88). However, in the next ten games, the team secured seven victories, rising to third place in the Eastern Conference and fourth among all teams in the league. The end of July was not favourable for the capital club, losing five out of six matches. Towards the end of the regular season, the team managed to stay within the playoff zone, but in the first round, they lost both games to their today's opponents from the New York Liberty (90:75; 90:85). This season, the Mystics started with three consecutive losses. The team succumbed to the New York Liberty (80:85), the Connecticut Sun (84:77), and the Seattle Storm (75:84). Head-to-Head In the last head-to-head encounters last season, victories were secured by the Los Angeles Sparks (83:91; 72:64). Match Prediction The Los Angeles Sparks have been playing rather unreliably in defence at the start of this season, generally struggling in the early regular games. At the same time, the poor start of the Washington Mystics is even more surprising. A team that made it to the playoffs last year cannot afford to lose three games in a row at the season's beginning. I think in this game, it is worth trying to take the individual total over (ITO) 77.5 points for the visitors. Another option to consider is a positive handicap.
Basketball
NBA
Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
117 : 116
19.05.2024
00:10
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
W2
Odds: 2.47Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder will face off tomorrow morning in Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference. Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of making it to the conference finals after a crucial victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Luka Dončić once again showcased his leadership skills, achieving a triple-double with 31 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. His performance helped the team take control in Game 5 of the series, where the Mavericks displayed a high shooting percentage. Kyrie Irving highlighted that the series against the Thunder has been one of the toughest of his career, noting the need to maintain a high level of concentration. Irving also mentioned that the team's success is possible only if every player feels at their best, stressing the importance of teamwork and mutual support. The Mavericks exhibit confidence and unity, bolstered by excellent performances not just from stars but also from bench players. Dereck Lively and Derrick Jones Jr. made significant contributions to the team's success, helping to maintain the lead and control the game in the second half. Derrick Jones contributed 19 points, while Dereck Lively added 11 points along with 10 rebounds off the bench. Overall, the Dallas Mavericks showed high efficiency, shooting 52% from the field and sinking 14 out of 35 three-pointers. They managed to take the initiative confidently, scoring 30 points in the second quarter and taking a double-digit lead. In the second half, the team demonstrated excellent defence, maintaining the lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kyrie Irving had a less conspicuous game, scoring only 12 points and recording 4 assists, hitting 5 out of 11 shots in 39 minutes on the court. This approach gives the Mavericks a good chance to close out the series in their favour in the next game. Oklahoma City Thunder The Oklahoma City Thunder are facing the task of saving their season after losing to the Dallas Mavericks 92-104 in Game 5. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander once again led the team, scoring 30 points. The team performed well despite the loss, keeping the score close until the end of the first half. However, poor three-point shooting (10 out of 40) played against them. In response to the loss, the Thunder coaching staff made changes to the lineup, benching Josh Giddey. Despite the adjustments, the team couldn't improve their offensive results as Isaiah Joe managed only 6 points. Chet Holmgren added 13 points, while Jalen Williams and Lu Dort each scored 12 points. Overall, Oklahoma City Thunder shot just 42% from the field and 10 out of 40 from three-point range. Despite being 10 points behind at halftime, the team managed to keep the game competitive. Josh Giddey scored 11 points in 12 minutes off the bench, while Isaiah Joe managed just six points, hitting two out of nine shots. The Thunder understand the difficulty of winning the next game on the road but are determined to fight until the end. Jalen Williams emphasized the importance of commitment and team play. He stated that the team can succeed if they stick to their game plan and ignore external pressure. This shows that the Thunder are not giving up and are ready to fight for every opportunity to turn the series around. Match Prediction: Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder I anticipate a seventh game in the series, as both teams are evenly matched, although the Mavericks have more experience. The Thunder's bench has been performing excellently all season, which could play a crucial role in tomorrow's endurance battle. Im placing my bet on the visitors with high odds.
Basketball
NBA
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves
115 : 70
17.05.2024
00:40
Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
W2
Odds: 2.17Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
Minnesota Timberwolves will host the Denver Nuggets in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals tomorrow morning. Minnesota Timberwolves The Minnesota Timberwolves, having suffered a defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets in Game 5, are fighting to stay alive in the series. Karl-Anthony Towns put up 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Rudy Gobert added 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks, shooting a perfect 7 out of 7. Nickeil Alexander-Walker chipped in with 14 points and 5 assists. Overall, the Timberwolves shot 48 percent from the field but only 8 of 26 from the three-point line, struggling to find their rhythm offensively. Anthony Edwards managed just 18 points after a slow start. How does Minnesota feel after the latest performance by Jokic? Anthony Edwards noted that Jokic showcased why he is the MVP and the best player in the NBA. The Timberwolves must find a way to contain Jokic to force a Game 7 on Sunday in Denver. Minnesota's starting centre, Rudy Gobert, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, mentioned that the team needs to maintain a positive attitude. Their psychological approach will be as crucial as the coaches' tactics. The team was too demoralised in the second half of Tuesday's game, which cannot happen again. Denver Nuggets The Denver Nuggets, having lost the first two games of the series, bounced back with three consecutive wins to seize a 3-2 series lead. On Tuesday evening, the Nuggets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-97. Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets' resurgence with 40 points on an efficient 15-of-22 shooting and has tallied 99 points across the last three games. Coach Michael Malone presented the team with ESPN analysts comments declaring the series almost over after the first two games. In response, the Nuggets outplayed the Timberwolves by an average of 16.7 points per game. Malone emphasised the significant effort required to come back in the series and that the team was prepared for it. The Nuggets registered 30 assists, indicating excellent ball movement. They played exceptional defence, scoring 18 points in the second quarter and 38 points in the third, widening the gap to 18 points. Michael Porter Jr. struggled, scoring just 6 points on 2-of-10 shooting, but the Nuggets received a boost from Gordon and Christian Braun, who scored 10 points off the bench. Jokic received his third MVP trophy before the game and validated it with his ensuing performance, amassing 40 points and fully controlling the offensive flow. In games where he faced difficulties, like Game 1 where he had 7 turnovers, his impact was diminished. Match Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets It was anticipated that Denver would demonstrate their championship character and close out the Wolves in a home game. Given that Denver secured the initial games on the road, expect them to finish the series in 6 games. Edwards, despite his talent, lacks the experience required for such crucial matches, and even if he scores 30, support from the rest of the somewhat inconsistent Minnesota stars might not be adequate.
Basketball
NBA
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
117 : 95
08.05.2024
01:40
Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
Handicap1 (-2.5)
Odds: 1.75Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+3.8
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks are set to face off in the semifinals of the NBA Western Conference tomorrow morning. Oklahoma City Thunder The Oklahoma City Thunder have shown their prowess, breezing into the second round of the playoffs for the first time since the 2015/2016 season, a significant feat given they surpassed the Pelicans without star performances from their leader Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Thunder concluded the first round on a home record of 35-8 and hope to improve their performance in the upcoming home games. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 27.3 points, 5.0 assists, and 1.5 steals in the first round, although his regular-season performances were higher. The young leader of the Thunder welcomed a son during the series, expressing his readiness for new challenges in the second round, emphasising the importance of teamwork and added support from one of the best perimeter defenders, Luguentz Dort. In the regular season, the Thunder ranked high in almost every offensive and defensive category, maintaining an impressive balance. They placed in the top 5 in several categories and ended the season with average scores of 105.3 points per game with a 48.2% success rate and conceded an average of 89.5 points per game with opponents scoring at 39.6%. Chet Holmgren and Jalen Williams have contributed significantly, averaging 21.3 and 7.3 rebounds respectively. The Thunder displayed their strength in the first round of the playoffs, defeating New Orleans by a confident score of 4-1 in which Gilgeous-Alexander and Dort were key figures. Their next challenge is Dallass defence, against which they have won three out of four encounters this season, including both home games. The Thunder also boasts high accuracy in field goals and free throws, demonstrating 38.7% and 74.3%. The absence of players on the injury list is a crucial indicator. Dallas Mavericks The Dallas Mavericks have entered the second round of the playoffs following a hard series against the Los Angeles Clippers, culminating in a 4-2 victory. In the first-round series, Luka Dončić, despite straining his right knee, averaged 29.8 points, 9.5 assists, and 8.8 rebounds, demonstrating leadership qualities, although his shooting accuracy was lower than usual - 40.5% from the field and 23.9% from behind the three-point line. Now, the Mavs face the task of overcoming the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round, who have dominated their home games. Dončić, along with Tim Hardaway Jr., who returned after an ankle sprain, and Kyrie Irving, who averages 26.5 points, will be key figures in the Mavs' offense. Dallas averages 107 points per game at a 46.5% success rate, ranking second since the 2011 championship. It's worth noting that Jason Kidd has signed a multi-year contract with the team, highlighting his importance to the club. The Mavericks show strong results at home, but their away matches, including games against the Thunder where they have suffered 4 defeats in the last 5 encounters, require special attention. Injuries have impacted the team's line-up; the absence of Maxi Kleber, who is out for several weeks, is particularly notable. It creates problems for the Mavericks frontline depth. PJ Washington and Derrick Jones Jr. will assist in play-making, while Dončić will strive to endure his injury difficulties and continue to be the focus as one of the team's leaders. Prediction for the game Oklahoma City Thunder - Dallas Mavericks Oklahoma considerably holds strong, plus Dallas, apart from the Irving-Dončić pair, by bench strength and game efficiency, have no trumps against the youthful and balanced team of Mike Daigne. I expect a victory for the home team with a spread (-2.5).
Basketball
NBA
Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
120 : 95
07.05.2024
23:10
Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
Team 1 Over (111.5)
Odds: 1.89Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
The Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers will square off today in the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals today. The Boston Celtics The Celtics are set to start the Eastern Conference Semifinals with a well-rested team, following their 4-1 series win against Miami. Kristaps Porziņģis is expected to miss the entire second round due to a right calf injury obtained in the series against Miami. Despite this significant absence, Porziņģis is actively working on his return to the court. The Boston Celtics have shown high offensive efficiency in the first round, placing fifth in the playoffs with an average of 108 points per game. Defensively, they're notable too, claiming second place by allowing just over 92 points per game. They lead in three-pointers in the playoffs, making an average of 15 successful shots per game. Players Jaylen Brown, Derrick White and Jason Tatum are each scoring more than 21 points per game on average.During the regular season, the Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers twice and lost one game when Mitchell was out for the Cavs. The Celtics are aiming for their third consecutive Eastern Conference Finals, banking on their ability to overcome a weary Cavaliers side. The team employs a successful offense with 47.4% field goal percentage and a 38.5% three point percentage. Jaylen Brown (averaging 22.8ppg, 7.0rpg, and 2.2apg), Jason Tatum (21.8ppg and 10.4rpg) and Derrick White (22.4ppg and 3.2apg) display high performance, making the team a tough competitor for the championship. Kristaps Porziņģis contributes 12.3ppg and 1.5 blocks per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers The Cleveland Cavaliers showed resilience by defeating the Orlando Magic in a nail-biting 4-3 series, gaining the opportunity to face Boston in the second round. Cavs' leader Donovan Mitchell made a notable impact, scoring 39 points in Game 7, having already raked in 50 points in the prior two games. Over the last three games, he has scored 119 points, exhibiting his leadership in crucial moments. Caris LeVert has also made a significant contribution, scoring 15 points in the last game and helping the team orchestrate one of the most notable comebacks in NBA Playoff history.The Cavs rank 12th in the playoff series for points scored, averaging just under 95 per game, and have the lowest three-point percentage. They rank fifth in points allowed, conceding 101 points per game, and third in field goal defense. In terms of three-point shooting defense, they allow opponents to score only 10 three-pointers per game. Furthermore, the team is last in rebounds and steals in the playoffs.Key centre Jarrett Allen missed the last three games due to a rib injury, but his contribution during the regular season was notable, averaging 17.0ppg and 13.8rpg. Mitchell continues to be a key player for the Cavs, averaging nearly 29ppg in the playoffs. Cleveland now faces the challenge of not just dominating at home, but claiming a victory in Boston to contend for the Eastern Conference Finals. A decision regarding Allen's participation will be made shortly before the game. Boston Celtics - Cleveland Cavaliers match prediction Considering how much effort the Cavs exerted to just edge out the Orlando newcomers, it appears they're left without a fighting chance against the well-rested and powerful Celtics. I predict that the Boston Celtics' ITO (Individual Total Over) will exceed 111,5 points. After a low-scoring series, and without Allen, the Cavaliers' defense will struggle to contain Boston's fantastic offensive performance.
Basketball
Europe - Euroleague
Panathinaikos BC
Panathinaikos BC
The match is over
07.05.2024
18:15
Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Maccabi Tel-Aviv
In the fifth game of the Men's EuroLeague quarterfinals, 'Panathinaikos' will clash against 'Maccabi'. 'Panathinaikos' Panathinaikos opened its EuroLeague journey with an intensely fought derby against rival 'Olympiacos', losing in overtime (77:87). The team managed some redemption by notching a victory against 'Bayern' (78:71), but subsequently suffered successive defeats at the hands of 'Fenerbahce' (83:69) and 'Maccabi' (81:86). The Greeks turned things around by triumphing in their home encounter against 'Baskonia'(95:81), albeit losing again to 'Barcelona' (80:72).Thereafter, the Athenian club strung together a quartet of consecutive victories, propelling it back among the EuroLeague's elite eight. Notwithstanding a trough of three straight losses, the Greeks ended the calendar year on a high note, enjoying the spoils of three victories. This year, 'Pao' started on the wrong foot, suffering 2 losses but quickly making up for it with 5 wins. During February and March, the team put together an impressive run of 8 wins out of 10 matches, thus securing their playoff spot from the second position. The Greeks caught many off guard with their loss in their opening home playoff game, thus relinquishing home court advantage (87:91). In the second encounter, 'Pao' had their revenge (95:79). Further, the opposing teams traded victories in Belgrade (85:83; 88:95). Now, the critical decision for one of the last two berths in the Final Four rests upon the outcome in Athens. 'Maccabi Tel Aviv' The Israelis initiated their run with a comfortable home win against 'Partizan' (96:81). However, in the second leg, 'Maccabi' surprisingly capitulated against 'Valencia'. In their following away game, the Tel Aviv side secured a hard-fought win against 'Panathinaikos' (81:86) in overtime. Victories against 'Olimpia' (90:98) and 'Bayern' (93:90) helped the Israelis ascend to 7th place in the overall ranking. This ascent occurred in spite of suffering defeats against 'Olympiakos' (74:79), 'Barcelona' (90:92) and 'Real Madrid' (70:99). In subsequent matches, 'Maccabi' vanquished the EuroLeague's weakest side, 'Alba' (102:81), and 'Villeurbanne' (91:94), as well as Turkish side 'Anadolu Efes'. However, they unexpectedly stumbled against 'Virtus' (100:90). Post international break, 'Maccabi' defeated 'Zalgiris' (83:76) and 'Red Star' (80:84). The team subsequently marched to victories in four out of five matches, thus entering the play-in zone. In the mini-tournament for entry to the playoffs, the Israelis overcame 'Baskonia' (113:85) and 'Milan' (92:86). What's striking is that 'Maccabi' spent almost the entire season playing home matches on neutral turf, a feat that commands respect. In the quarterfinals' opener, 'Maccabi' remarkably outdid 'Pao' (87:91). However, they lost the second match (95:79). In a neutral court in Belgrade, both teams once again traded victories. Head-to-Head In regular-season EuroLeague matches, 'Maccabi' came out on top (81:86; 90:75). In this series, both teams have recorded two victories apiece. Match Forecast Maccabi's reaching a fifth match is testament to the team's resilience. Given the uncertainty surrounding Juancho Hernangomez's participation, coupled with the Greeks' possible lack of advantage under the shield, I surmise that the Israeli team might just fight its way into the closing stages.
Basketball
NBA
New York Knicks
New York Knicks
121 : 117
06.05.2024
23:35
Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
Handicap1 (-4.5)
Odds: 1.84Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
The New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers are set to square off tomorrow morning in the NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals. New York Knicks The New York Knicks move into the second round of the Eastern Conference with belief after overcoming the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 in the series. Jalen Branson, who's heading the NBA playoff scoring charts, has been instrumental averaging 35.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 9.0 assists per game. In the last four games of the series, he scored 39, 47, 40, and 41 points, becoming the star attraction of New York. Other players also put in eye-catching performances. Josh Hart added 16.8 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game while OG Anunoby chipped in with 15.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. The team showed a strong defence which was their signature throughout the season, conceding an average of just 108.2 points per game.The Knicks, who finished second in the NBA regular season, put up a strong display in defence and attack, especially in the first round. They've successfully limited their opposition in paint defence, placing 6th best in this area. However, they've also faced challenges defending beyond the arc, which could be an issue against the Pacers. The New York roster is hampered by the loss of key players due to injury. Julius Randle and Bojan Bogdanovic are out, limiting the team's rotation essentially to 7 players. Such a line-up might struggle to keep up the pace against speedier teams like Pacers, who have the best offensive rebounding percentage in the league. Despite injuries, the New York Knicks keep fighting and gear up for the upcoming postseason games, relying on their defence and Branson's ability to lead the attack. Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers approach their next fixtures with plenty of confidence after a successful series against the Bucks, winning 4-2 against a Giannis-less outfit. Pascal Siakam leads the team averaging 22.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game while Myles Turner adds 19.2 points and 7.2 rebounds. Tyrese Haliburton also plays a significant role with 16.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 9.3 assists per game. The Pacers have been sharp on attack, scoring an average of 113.0 points per game in the playoff and converting 47.9% of their field goals. In the regular season, the team posted an even higher average of 123.3 points per game, which helped them overcome New York Knicks 2-1 in the season series.The Pacers' strength lies in their offence, reflected in their top-ranking for points scored and second-ranking offensive rating in the regular season. They also excel in shooting efficiency, placing third in the league for shooting percentage and sixth for the least turnovers. However, their defensive record poses questions, as they rank 27th in the league for points conceded in the regular season, casting doubt on their ability to sustain a lead in high-stakes matches. Obi Toppin and TJ McConnell made significant contributions off the bench in their last game against Milwaukee, scoring 21 and 20 points respectively, underscoring the depth of the team roster and their ability to step up in critical moments. The Pacers face the challenge of the subsequent playoff series, where they will face formidable opponents and will attempt to assert their offensive superiority while overcoming defensive shortcomings. Prediction for the New York Knicks - Indiana Pacers match Indiana lacks experience, much like many of the Knicks players, but in terms of structure and team defense in the playoffs, New York are two heads higher and should easily bag the first victory.
Basketball
Europe - Euroleague
Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Maccabi Tel-Aviv
85 : 83
30.04.2024
17:00
Panathinaikos BC
Panathinaikos BC
W2
Odds: 1.94Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
In the third match of the men's Euroleague quarterfinals series, Maccabi will be playing against Panathinaikos. Maccabi Tel Aviv The Israelis started off with a confident home victory over Partizan (96:81). However, in the second tour, Maccabi surprisingly succumbed to Valencia away. In the next away game, the team from Tel Aviv gained a hard-fought victory in overtime over Panathinaikos (81:86). The next round ended in a crushing defeat from Monaco (107:79). Victories over Italian Olimpia (90:98) and Bayern (93:90) have helped the Israelis move up to the 7th place in the overall table, despite defeats from Olympiacos (74:79), Barcelona (90:92), and Real (70:99). In the next matches, Maccabi beat the weakest teams of this Euroleague, Alba (102:81), Villeurbanne (91:94), as well as Turkish Anadolu Efes, but surprisingly fell to Virtus (100:90). The end of the calendar year was successful for the Israelis: three wins in four matches. At the beginning of this year, the Israelis beat Monaco (93:83), Virtus (95:78), and Panathinaikos (90:75), losing to Fenerbahe (109:74), Partizan (88:79) and Olympiacos (89:72). After the break for national teams selection, Maccabi beat Žalgiris (83:76) and Crvena zvezda (80:84). Then the team won in 4 out of 5 matches, moving up into the playoff zone. In the mini-tournament for advancement to the playoffs, the Israelis beat Baskonia (113:85) and Milan (92:86). In the first match of the quarterfinals series, Maccabi unexpectedly defeated Pao (87:91). In the second game, the Israelis lost (95:79). Panathinaikos Panathinaikos has amassed the most potent composition, both in terms of players and management staff, in a very long time. The appearance of Dimitris Giannakopoulos, Ergin Ataman, and Kostas Sloukas, who fled from Olympiacos, in the same club seems like the beginning of the most thrilling thriller of this European season.. Dimitris Giannakopoulos splurged heavily this off-season: 10 million for Sloukas for 3 years, 4.5 million for Juancho Hernangmez for 2 years, around 6 million for Vildoza for 3 years. But the signing of Ergin Ataman as the head coach was the main transfer of the summer. Panathinaikos began its euro campaign with a fiery derby against Olympiacos, losing to them in overtime (77:87). They partially redeemed themselves with the fans with a victory over Bayern (78:71). Then there were two losses in a row to Fenerbahe (83:69) and Maccabi (81:86). In the fourth round, the Greeks beat Baskonia at home (95:81), but then again lost to Barcelona (80:72). After that, Panathinaikos had the strongest stretch in the tournament. A series of 4 victories in a row brought the club back to the top eight, but an overtime loss to Partizan (92:87) pushed the Greek club away from the top three. Then there were two more defeats from Efes and Real. However, the Greeks ended the calendar year with a bang, gaining 3 victories. In January, Pao suffered 2 losses and achieved 5 victories. But in February and March, the team had a very strong stretch with 8 wins in 10 games, advancing to the playoffs from the second place. In this series, the Greeks unexpectedly lost in the first home game, relinquishing the home advantage (87:91). In the second game, Pao took revenge (95:79). Head to Head In the regular season matches of the Euroleague, Maccabi prevailed (81:86; 90:75). In this series, the opponents have exchanged victories (87:91; 95:79). Match Prediction The first match of this series brought a sensation, but believing in another victory for the Israelis is hard. Today, I think the visitors will secure an away win and wrap up this series before returning to Greece.
Basketball
NBA
Miami Heat
Miami Heat
88 : 102
29.04.2024
23:35
Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
Handicap2 (-9)
Odds: 1.73Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+3.7
The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics are slated to play tomorrow morning in the 4th match of the NBA's Eastern Conference first-round playoff. Miami Heat The Miami Heat, after a solid victory in the second game, suffered a heavy defeat to Boston with a score of 84:104 on Saturday, which made the atmosphere less optimistic. Bam Adebayo scored 20 points, made 9 rebounds, and 3 assists, while Tyler Herro and Nikola Jokic each netted 15 points. Jaime Hakes Jr. scored 12 points and had 5 assists. However, the team's overall shot execution was just 41% and 9 out of 28 from three-point distance, which didn't allow them to rally in the game. In the second game, which took place in Miami, the Heat showcased brilliant play, hitting 53.5% of three-point shots (23 out of 43). Herro was particularly good, scoring 24 points and making 7 three-pointers. This was a pivotal moment for the series to balance 1-1. Caleb Martin also fired 21 points, but he and the entire Heat team fell short in the third gameThe series against the Celtics has been a challenge for the Heat, especially for Adebayo, who averages 21.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. He remains a key player for the team in the playoffs, scoring no less than 20 points in each game. Herro, with his average score of 16.7 points and 6.7 assists, is also a crucial element of the Heat's offence. The team grapples with injuries to key players; missing are Jimmy Butler, Terry Rozier and Josh Richardson, which adds uncertainty to their bid for success in the series. Boston Celtics The Boston Celtics consolidated their position in the playoff series, claiming the second victory over the Miami Heat with a score of 104:84, taking a 3-1 lead in the series. Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown were the key figures on the court, both scoring 22 points each. Tatum also added 11 rebounds and 6 assists, showing impressive efficiency; Brown picked up 8 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick White also made significant contributions, scoring 18 and 16 points respectively. The team played strong defence, limiting the opponent to just 12 points in the first quarter and not allowing Heat to score more than 84 points in the entire game. This has been the bedrock of Celtics' success, who also sunk 11 three-pointers out of 37 attempts. In the first game in Miami, Boston also demonstrated dominant play, winning by a margin of 20 points and held the lead for most of the match. These victories have tipped the series balance in their favour, demonstrating their ability to control the flow of both attack and defence.With an average score of 24.3 points per game, Tatum continues to lead the team in rebounds and assists. Brown and White are also maintaining a high level of play that allows the Celtics to confidently hold court. Thanks to balanced play and high efficiency from key players, the Celtics show readiness for formidable challenges en route to their first championship since 2008. Match prediction for Miami Heat - Boston Celtics I expect a definitive Celtics win, who showed in the third match that their potential vastly outplays Miami. The latter didn't fly in the offence, and there was no backup plan against the opponent's attack.
Basketball
NBA
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers
93 : 96
24.04.2024
02:10
Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
W1
Odds: 2.16Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
The Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks will face off tomorrow morning in their second match in the NBA Western Conference playoff series. The Los Angeles Clippers In the first playoff game, the LA Clippers demonstrated confidence even in the absence of Kawhi Leonard due to tendinitis of the knee. Taking centre stage was Ivica Zubac having scored 20 points and securing 15 rebounds, contributing to the team's victory with 109:97 against the Dallas Mavericks. The Clippers showed an incredibly strong start, especially in defence limiting Dallas to 8 points in the second quarter and 30 points in the first half. During this time, Zubac managed to score 12 points along with 10 rebounds. The Clippers' performance signifies consistency and confidence. An excellent percentage ratio of 50% from three-point range and a staggering 84.6% from the foul line also accentuates their efficiency. The team's defence has been on a roll with merely 30.3% successful shots from the opposition beyond the arc and amassing an average of 45 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks The Dallas Mavericks are struggling after their defeat with a 97:109 score to the LA Clippers in the opening game of the playoff series. Despite having a playoff slump, especially in the first half, Luka Dončić managed an impressive 33 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists, with Kyrie Irving adding 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. However, the Mavericks only managed to earn 38% from the field and 10 out of 33 from beyond the three-point line. An evidently disappointing second quarter with merely 8 points and a first half score of 30 points. In this game, the Mavericks suffered massively from their poor shot execution, notching in a mere 38.8% from the field and 30.3% from the three-point range. According to Coach Jason Kidd, the team's performance was one of their lowest in playoff history, highlighting the need for improved defence and gameplay. The team intends to revise their tactics, especially their defensive strategy against Ivica Zubac, who was the key player for the Clippers in the first game, scoring 20 points and making 15 rebounds. Irving emphasised the importance of playoff adaptation and limiting Zubac's influence in pick-and-rolls and under the hoop. Head to Head These teams meet for the third time in the playoffs over five NBA seasons; the Clippers won the first two first-round series in the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 seasons. In this regular season, the Clippers have a 2-1 advantage over the Mavericks. Forecast for the matchLos Angeles Clippers - Dallas Mavericks Despite the talents of Luka and overall performance of Dallas, I do not foresee their victory. The Clippers, even without Kawhi, have demonstrated considerable reserves. George had a slump in the first half but Harden was on fire. Dallas has confidently beaten the bench, which did not always provide support. I predict another victory for Los Angeles at home. With such defensive play, Dončić will never win a title.
Basketball
NBA
Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
108 : 125
24.04.2024
00:40
Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers
W1
Odds: 1.9Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
The Milwaukee Bucks and the Indiana Pacers will play in the second match of the Eastern Conference playoffs tomorrow morning. Milwaukee Bucks The Milwaukee Bucks kick-started their Eastern Conference series with a victory, outscoring their opponents with a sizable 109:94 and taking a 1-0 lead. Damian Lillard scored 35 points, showing impressive efficiency with 11 successful throws from 24 attempts. Both Chris Middleton and Bobby Portis also made substantial contributions, adding 23 and 15 points, respectively. The team performs strongly not only offensively but also in defence, displaying excellent results in rebounds and the efficiency of their three-point and free throws. On average, the Milwaukee Bucks score 109 points at a 47.1% success rate and only allow 94 points at a 39.6% opponent's success rate. They also effectively handle their opponent's three-point shots, allowing only 21.1%. Lillard and Chris Middleton have demonstrated excellent gameplay and are ready for the upcoming series matches. Indiana Pacers The Indiana Pacers were outmatched by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first game series, losing by 94:109. Considering early playoff exits, this marks the 10th consecutive loss. Pascal Siakam stood out in this game, scoring 36 points and 13 rebounds, while Miles Turner and TJ McConnell also made notable contributions to the gameplay. However, the team faced difficulties, only realizing 39% of game shots and 8 out of 38 three-pointers. The Indiana Pacers on average score 94 points at a 39.6% success rate and allow 120.2 points from opponents at a 49.6% success rate. Coach Rick Carlisle underlined the need to improve gameplay and noted that the first half was particularly dismal, considering it disgraceful for the team. Despite the tense atmosphere, the team is optimistic that the experience from previous games will assist in the upcoming matches. The Indiana Pacers continue to work on their weak points, including their three-point and free throws where they show only 21.1% and 66.7% respectively. The team also displays strong rebounding, gathering 50 rebounds per game, Direct Encounters In the regular season, considering the intra-season tournament, Indiana has 4 wins in the last 5 matches. Prediction for the Milwaukee Bucks Indiana Pacers match The first match vividly demonstrated that Indiana is not ready for serious matches. It's one matter to score up to 150 points in the regular season, but a different story playing in the playoffs against NBA champions with a roster of veterans. Pacers' youngsters won't cope with the pressure, my bet is on Milwaukee.
Basketball
NBA
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves
105 : 93
23.04.2024
23:35
Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
W2
Odds: 2.27Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns are set to clash tomorrow in the second quarterfinal series of the NBA Western Conference. Minnesota Timberwolves The Minnesota Timberwolves kicked off the playoffs with an assertive 120:95 victory over the Phoenix Suns, showcasing their strength in the third quarter with a decisive 21:5 run, putting them 20 points clear. Anthony Edwards made a significant contribution, racking up 33 points and grabbing 9 rebounds, underpinning his status as a key player. He also dished out 6 assists, emphasising his leadership qualities on the court. Karl-Anthony Towns added 19 points and 7 rebounds, while Nickeil Alexander-Walker emerged as one of the top bench players, netting 18 points. In the first match, the Timberwolves scored 120 points at a 50% shooting rate and conceded 95 points at 44% shooting. They take the lead in three-point shooting, hitting 37.5% from beyond the arc and a remarkable 90.9% from the free-throw line, allowing them to dominate offensively. On the defensive end, they also performed well, limiting opponent's three-pointers to 32.1% and collecting 52 rebounds per game, making them one of the top defensive teams in the league. In the opening game of the series, the Timberwolves displayed confidence and control, holding the Suns to just 44 points in the second half. Phoenix Suns The Phoenix Suns suffered a hefty defeat to Minnesota in the first game of the series, forcing the team to reassess their strategies. Kevin Durant scored 31 points, making 11 out of 17 shots, demonstrating high efficacy. However, the overall team performance wasn't enough to secure the win, especially after trailing by 25 points at halftime. The Suns delivered stronger results in the regular season but have encountered additional challenges in the playoffs. Booker highlighted the need for adapting to playoff-level intensity, considering the physical style of play employed by Minnesota. This became particularly evident when he picked up three early fouls and was forced to retreat to the bench. In the first playoff match, the Suns encountered difficulties, allowing the opponent to score 120 points at a 50% shooting rate, while they only made 44% of their own attempts. The team's efficacy beyond the three-point line was low as well, with only 32.1% of shots making the basket, significantly underperforming their usual productivity. Among other players, Royce O'Neal and Jusuf Nurkic were unable to boost the offensive play. Head to Head In the regular season, the Suns took all 3 encounters, each with a 10-point margin. Prediction for the match Minnesota Timberwolves - Phoenix Suns I don't believe in the Wolves securing a victory in this series for the second time in a row. The Suns definitely have comparable talent, and coach Frank Vogel should devise a strategy. Phoenix plays off the attack, so I'd try a bet on a total score over 208.5 points.
Basketball
NBA
Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
114 : 94
21.04.2024
17:10
Miami Heat
Miami Heat
Team 1 Over (111.5)
Odds: 1.87Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
The Boston Celtics are set to kick off the first round series of the Eastern Conference against the Miami Heat tonight. Boston Celtics The Miami Heat are approaching the series a bit tired, as Jimmy Butler is still out of the game, yet they're full of confidence after defeating the Chicago Bulls by 112:91. Tyler Herro scored 24 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists, Jaime Haques added 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, and Kevin Love contributed 16 points off the bench. The team shot 46% from the field and 14 out of 33 from beyond the arc. They dominated the first quarter by outscoring the Bulls 34:17, managed to score 35 points in the third quarter, then fended off the opponent's comeback attempt.Last season, the Heat were also 8th in the East when they broke into the NBA finals, and now they're set to battle Boston, who led the NBA with 64 wins. Jaime Haques emphasised the need to bring the Heat's culture and toughness into play. After a recent loss to Philadelphia, the Heat triumphed against the Bulls where Tyler Herro also scored 24 points. The team will compete without Jimmy Butler and Terry Rozier in the beginning of the series and likely through to its conclusion. Coach Erik Spoelstra expressed gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the playoffs, while Bam Adebayo predicted a tough and challenging series. The Heat average 110.1 points at 46.5% shooting and concede 108.4 points on 46.7% shooting. Tyler Herro averages 20.8 points and 5.3 rebounds, Bam Adebayo averages 19.3 points and 10.4 rebounds. The Heat make 37% from beyond the arc and 81.8% from the free throw line, they allow 35.3% of their opponent's three-point shots and collect 42.3 rebounds per game. Miami Heat The Boston Celtics have shown consistency throughout the season and enter the playoffs confidently after clinching the top spot in the East. In their last game, the third-string Boston squad dismantled the Washington Wizards with a score of 132:122, marking their 16th win in the last 20 games. This season, Jason Tatum has averaged 26.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists, Jaylen Brown contributed 23.0 points, and Kristaps Porzingis added 20.1 points and 1.9 blocks per game. The team demonstrates high efficiency, averaging 120.6 points per game at 48.7% field shooting and 38.8% from down town.Boston coach Joe Mazzulla highlighted that the series can't be predicted as rivals also intend to win. Last season, Miami took the first three playoff series games, but the Celtics managed to tie up the score, eventually losing the seventh game. El Horford noted the team now better understands that home-court advantage doesn't guarantee victory and it's important to enter the court fully focused.The Celtics recently defeated the Charlotte Hornets and the Washington Wizards, but succumbed to the Milwaukee Bucks and the New York Knicks. They, on average, concede 109.2 points on 45.3% opponent shooting. Exceptional three-point shooting at 38.8% and free throw shooting at 80.7% are also a key to the team's success. The Celtics collect 46.3 rebounds per game and allow 35.2% of their opponent's shots from beyond the arc, which underlines their sturdy perimeter defense. Head To Head In the regular season, Boston defeated Miami in all 3 games. On October 27th, Boston won at home by 119:111, on January 27th in Miami by 143:110, and on February 21st in Miami by 110:106. Miami won the first 3 games of the semi-final playoff series against Boston. After Boston barely tied the series, Miami won the 7th road game. Prediction for the match Boston Celtics - Miami Heat Without Butler, the Heat get weaker on defense, while Boston's offense has been incredibly strong throughout the season. The Celtics likely remember their defeat from last season.
Basketball
NBA
Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
131 : 116
18.04.2024
01:40
Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
W1
Odds: 1.7Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+3.5
The Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks will tomorrow morning play for the 7th place play-in for the eastern conference NBA playoffs. Chicago Bulls The Chicago Bulls finished the regular season with a 39-43 record, placing 9th in the East. They took a hit in overtime against the New York Knicks with a score of 119:120. In this game, DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points. The loss did not impact Bulls' postseason plans, but DeRozan expressed disappointment, emphasizing that the team fights until the end.On average for the season, the Chicago Bulls score 112.3 points at 47% shooting and concede 113.7 points at 47.3% shooting. DeRozan averages 24 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Coby White scores 19.1 points and makes 5.1 assists. The team has a 35.8% three-point shooting and 79.1% free throw success rate, whilst allowing opponents to shoot at 37% from beyond the arc and collecting 43.8 rebounds per game.Zach LaVine, the Bulls' key player from last season, has missed close to three months due to a foot injury and the team has long learnt to play without him, paving way for Coby White to blossom in leadership. There are also concerns about injuries to Andre Drummond and Ayo Dosunmu. Despite the injuries, the Bulls have shown improved health compared to previous matches. DeRozan expressed pride in the team spirit and believes the trials they've been through have made the team stronger and more cohesive. Atlanta Hawks The Atlanta Hawks finished the regular season with a six-game losing streak and an overall 36-46 record, which placed the team 10th in the Eastern Conference. In their final regular-season match, Atlanta took a heavy 115:157 loss against the Indiana Pacers, marking one of the heaviest defeats of the season. The team has dealt with several serious injuries to key players. Forward Jalen Johnson is out due to an ankle injury, and Onyeka Okongwu and Saddiq Bey have also missed a significant number of games due to injuries. Key player, Trae Young, returned after a 23-game absence due to a pinky injury and in the last three matches averaged 15 points and made 10 assists, although his playing time was limited. Dejounte Murray complemented him, scoring 29, 12, and 32 points in the recent games.Over the season the Atlanta Hawks averaged 118.3 points at 46.5% shooting success and conceded 120.5 points at 49.5% shooting success. The squad demonstrated 36.4% three-point shooting and 79.7% free throw success. In their defense, Atlanta conceded 38.4% of the rivals' three-pointers and collected 44.7 rebounds per game.Coach Quin Snyder expressed confidence in the team's readiness for the play-in tournament, emphasizing the importance of all players being ready to play at a high level and not complaining about circumstances. Head-to-head This season, Chicago has won 2 out of 3 head-to-head encounters with Atlanta, but in the most recent matchup on 2nd April, the Hawks prevailed with a score of 113:101. Prediction on the match Chicago Bulls - Atlanta Hawks Chicago showed in their last regular-season match that they can compete with any team in the East, putting up a fight in a non-essential match against a highly-motivated New York. Atlanta has been looking weak this season and are missing a couple of players. With all the Bulls' leaders in action, and LaVine not being counted for some time now, I foresee a win for Chicago. Atlanta has conceded 150 points in all three matches against Indiana, marking the worst performance in NBA history; with such defence, they have no business in the playoffs.

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