Celtics are up 3-0 in series; they’ve been outscored by 7 points in first half of games, but in 2nd half, they outscored Indiana by 33 points. Boston won its last six games overall vs Indiana. Pacers scored 29-41-35 points in 2nd half, as absence of Oladipo becomes glaring. Pacers lost 11 of last 16 games overall, four of last five at home. Celtics won nine of their last 11 games overall; they won/covered five of last six road games. Five of their last seven games stayed under. All three games in this series stayed under total.
Golden State led first three games in this series by 13-23-21 points at halftime; they scored 121-131-132 points, and led by 31 in only series game they’ve lost. Warriors won eight of their last ten games overall. Golden State won ten of last 13 games with the Clippers, but LA covered five of last nine. Warriors shot 55% from floor in Game 3; Durant scored 38 points in 30:00. Clippers lost five of last seven games overall; over is 12-3-1 in their last 16 games. LA covered only three of its last ten games at Staples. Golden State turned ball over 43 times in Games 1-2, only 12 times in Game 3.
Orlando took 44 3-pointers, 36 2-point shots in 98-93 home loss in Game 3; Magic shot 37/36% in last two games; they shot 40% (14-29 on arc) in their one win. Orlando won 12 of its last 16 games, eight of last nine at home. Toronto won nine of its last 11 games overall; they covered five of last seven road games. Toronto won eight of its last 11 games with the Magic; eight of last ten series games stayed under. Lowry was +8 in Game 3, is +49 in series. All three games in this series stayed under the total.
Oklahoma City made 15-29 on arc in Game 3, after going 10-61 on arc in losing Games 1-2 in Portland; Westbrook was 11-22 in Game 3, 4-6 on arc. Thunder also was 31-39 on foul line Friday, outscored Trailblazers by 13 points there. OKC won/covered their last four home games. Nine of last 13 OKC games stayed under. Blazers won 17 of their last 21 games overall; they’re 3-5 vs spread in last eight road games. Blazers are 7-5 in last 12 series games; they’re 3-3 vs spread in last six visits to Oklahoma. Six of last nine series games stayed under.
Not much stress for Milwaukee in this series, winning first three games by 35-21-16 points; Bucks are 40-107 from arc in series, and held Detroit under 40% from floor in all three games. Bucks won 11 of last 13 games with Detroit; under is 6-4-1 in last 11 series games. Milwaukee won 10 of last 13 games overall; eight of their last ten games went over; Bucks covered five of last seven road games. Detroit lost its last 13 playoff games; they set an all-time NBA record if they lose this game. Pistons lost seven of their last nine games overall; they’re 0-3 vs spread in last three home games.
Mitchell had 34 points in Game 3 but was only 9-27 from floor; Rockets pulled out 104-101 road win, taking 3-0 series lead despite Harden going 3-20 from floor, 2-13 on arc. Houston is 47-128 on arc in series, Jazz is 27-106; both teams took 40+ 3’s in Game 3. Rockets won/covered nine of their last ten games overall; they’re 8-4 vs spread in last 12 road games. Houston won ten of its last 13 games with the Jazz; under is 7-2-1 in last ten series games (2-0-1 in this series). Jazz had won its last eight home games before Saturday, but Rockets won/covered four of last five visits to Salt Lake City.
Embiid scored 31 points, had 16 boards in Philly’s 112-108 Game 4 win; Nets were outscored 27-17 in 4th quarter. 76ers lead series, 3-1 can close it out here; they’re 7-3 in last 10 games overall against the Nets. Sixers beat Brooklyn by 16 without Embiid in Game 3. Nets’ bench was +74 in Game 1 win; it’s been -7/-7/-32 in three games since. Brooklyn was 20-77 on arc in its last two games, after going 26-62 in two games at Philly. Seven of 76ers’ last ten games went over; four of last six series games went over.
Spurs were up 12 after first quarter of Game 4, but lost 117-103; series is 2-2. Denver was held to 96-108 points in its two series losses; they scored 114-117 in their two wins. Nuggets made 30-59 on arc in last two games; their starters were +64 Saturday. Nokic had 29 points. 12 rebounds, 8 assists. White was held to 8 points Saturday after scoring 36 in Game 3; San Antonio bench is -82 in its last three games. Spurs took 32 FT’s in both Games 3-4; they took 20-25 in Games 1-2 in Denver. Five of last eight series games stayed under the total. Home side won 12 of last 14 series games.
Grey Cup, Toronto
Ottawa (12-7) vs Calgary (14-5) (-4, 52.5)— Ottawa upset Calgary 39-33 in this game two years ago; RedBlacks are in 3rd Grey Cup in last four years, Calgary is in its 4th Grey Cup in last five years, but they lost the last two years 39-33 (-7)/27-24 (-9.5)- they won the Cup in 2014,
RedBlacks won last four games, winning last three by 15+ points; they split their last four games away from home, covered four of last five as the underdog. Calgary won its last two games, allowing 14-9 points; five of their last six games went under the total. Stampeders won last three series games, by 4-10-24 points, winning this year’s matchups 24-14/27-3. Over is 6-2-1 in last nine series games; four of those nine games went to OT, with two of them ending in ties.