Western Conference Finals, Game 3:
San Antonio Spurs @ Memphis Grizzlies – Saturday, May 25
The contents of a 5dimes.eu review will tell you that the San Antonio Spurs will have three full days of rest (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) before this tilt at 9:05 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday night in Tennessee. However, that advantage for the Spurs still won’t hold up in this specific situation. Why? There’s just too much at stake for Memphis, and the Grizzlies are too good a team to get swept in this series.
When immersed in the world of online sports betting, it’s generally recommended to take an accomplished, credentialed team when it trails 2-0 at home in Game 3 of a playoff series. One should realize that the Oklahoma City Thunder trailed the San Antonio Spurs 2-0 in last year’s NBA Western Conference Finals, and roared back to win the series. Will Memphis win this series? That’s doubtful at this point, but Game 3 is a separate and more immediate kind of conversation. Memphis will have three games to refresh, recharge, and ultimately plan a new line of attack for the Spurs’ offense. The Grizzlies’ role players should perform better at home, as should power forward Zach Randolph, who was dreadfully bad in Games 1 and 2 of this series in San Antonio. Take Memphis here.
NBA Betting Pick: Memphis
Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3:
Miami Heat @ Indiana Pacers – Sunday, May 26
Whether you want to become a betting agent or merely continue to join in the action at premier sports betting outlets across the country, you are going to get conflicting opinions on this game. You would have good reason to take Miami in this game, given that the Heat are 4-0 on the road in the playoffs this season. Picking Miami also makes sense in that the Heat are the standard bearers in the Eastern Conference and have to be taken out until another team can be viewed as superior.
However, this is just one game, not a series. Indiana is 6-0 at home in the 2013 playoffs. The Pacers play with great energy at home, but they also display a lot of confidence. They don’t commit as many turnovers and acquire a more settled dimension that is (and has been) lacking at times on the road.
Last year, when these two teams met in the playoffs, Indiana won Game 3 at home. It wasn’t until Game 4 that Miami managed to break through against the Pacers. Even if this series happens to be 1-1 and not a 2-0 for the Heat heading to Game 3, Indiana will have a strong chance to win. Indiana really wanted to get another crack at Miami in the 2013 playoffs after falling short in 2012. The Pacers won’t have Danny Granger in this series, and Chris Bosh – injured for five and a half of the six games the teams played in the 2012 playoffs – should be able to play the entire series, barring an injury. However, Indiana has shown the NBA community that it can play solid, integrated basketball even without Granger. This will be a tough series for the Heat, and so it stands that Indiana is likely to grab Game 3 at home.
NBA Betting Pick: Indiana