2022 NBA Playoffs Daily Betting Guide: Odds, Schedule, Picks: April 25

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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) sits on the baseline during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics, Saturday, April 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

We’re starting week three of the NBA Playoffs, and coming off a solid week, going 14-11 in our bets. With three more games on the docket for tonight, let’s see if we can keep it rolling.

Below I’ll take you through today’s entire schedule, the betting odds for each game, and some stats and picks that we think should help you not only prepare to enjoy the game but also think about which way you want to want to bet the game if that’s something you want to do.

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NBA Odds and Schedule, April 25

#2 Boston Celtics (51-31) @ #7 Brooklyn Nets (44-38), 7:00 p.m. ET

Celtics lead 3-0

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The Nets had their best chance in Game 3 but just weren’t able to pull it out, which now gives them a massive uphill climb in this series. We also got word that Ben Simmons will not play in game four, not that we ever should have expected him to really suit up.

You have to wonder just how much motivation the Nets will have, but if they want to win, they’ll need to find an answer for Jayson Tatum, who is averaging 29.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists, and 2.3 steals per game during the series.

On the Nets side of the ball, Kevin Durant is shooting only 36.5% from the field, while Kyrie Irving is shooting just 33.3% from beyond the arc, as the two stars have really been hounded by the Boston defense. Bruce Brown has stepped up with 18 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game, but the team will need more role players to step up if they want to avoid the sweep.

Boston is the 8th-best team in the NBA against the spread, finishing 45-37-3, while Brooklyn is 33-51-2, which is 29th. At home, Brooklyn is 9-33-1 ATS (last), mostly because Kyrie was unable to play at home for much of the season. Boston is also strong on the road, finishing 26-15-1 ATS (2nd).

Both of these teams were middle of the pack when it came to the Over/Under during the season. Boston sits at 42-42-1 (14th) while Brooklyn isn’t too far behind at 41-44-1 (20th).

So far, Boston is 2-1 against the spread in this series and two of the three games in the series have gone under the point total.

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#5 Toronto Raptors (48-34) @ #4 Philadelphia 76ers (46-36), 8:00 p.m. ET

76ers lead 3-1

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It should maybe come as no surprise that the one game the Raptors won was the one in which they got Scottie Barnes and Gary Trent Jr. back on the court. Unfortunately, they also lost Fred VanVleet, and it seems like the shooting guard will not suit up for Game 5. While VanVleet has only averaged 16.7 points in his three healthy games in this series, he is one of Toronto’s biggest scoring threats and their best outside shooter.

The Raptors will need another huge game from Trent Jr. (24 points in Game 4) and Pascal Siakam (34 points and 8 rebounds) if they have any hope of extending the series. Of course, they’ll also need to keep hounding Tyrese Maxey and James Harden, who both shot under 33.3% from the field in Game 4.

While Harden has shot just 37.5% all series, Maxey has been a legit star, averaging 22.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. It’s unlikely he has another night as bad as he did in Game 4.

On the season, Toronto has been the 6th-best team in the NBA against the spread at 47-38-1, while the 76ers are 41-44-1, which is 16th. On the road, Toronto is also 25-17 ATS (7th), while Philadelphia is 19-24 ATS at home (21st).

Both of these teams were also middle of the pack when it comes to the Over/Under. Toronto is 42-44 (18th) with Philadelphia just behind at 40-44-2 (22nd).

So far, Philadelphia is 3-1 against the spread in this series and three of the four games in the series have gone under the point total.

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#5 Utah Jazz (49-33) @ #4 Dallas Mavericks (52-30), 9:30 p.m. ET

Series Tied 2-2

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After being up in the series 2-1 without their superstar, the Mavericks welcomed Luka Doncic back in a losing effort in Game 4. However, Doncic scored 30 points on 52.4% from the field and added 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals, so he certainly didn’t show too many signs of rust.

His return did seem to impact the effectiveness of Jalen Brunson, who had stepped up in Doncic’s absence. Brunson shot just 38.9% from the field in Game 4 while still putting up 23 points. However, the Mavericks had a lead late and simply blew some defensive assignments on the final few possessions to cost them the game.

Donovan Mitchell shot just 33% from the field in Game 4, and Mike Conley was subpar, scoring just 6 points with four assists in 24 minutes. The Jazz will need more from both of them if they have any hope of pulling out the series against a healthy Mavericks team.

Dallas is now 50-34-2 against the spread, which is 3rd best in the NBA, while Utah is 34-49-3, which is 28th in the NBA. Utah is also 17-24-2 ATS at home (22nd), while Dallas is 26-17 ATS on the road (6th).

Both of these teams trend towards the under with Dallas’ O/U mark on the season finishing at 32-50-2 (dead last) and Utah’s coming in at 38-44-2 (25th).

For far in these playoffs, Dallas is 3-1 against the spread and half of the four games in this series have hit the over.

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