The NBA Playoffs roll on after the Atlanta Hawks upset the Milwaukee Bucks in game 1 last night in quite a game that saw Trae hit an all time high in points scored in a playoff game.
Tonight we get more magic in less than three hours when the Phoenix Suns visit the Staples Center in Downtown L.A. to play the Los Angeles Clippers @ 9:10 p.m. Eastern Time and 6:10 PST. Here is the betting pick courtesy of Draft Kings, The Rundown, and Doug:
How in the world is this series going to follow up that remarkable ending in Game 2? We’re not sure how it’s going to go down, but we do know this: short moneyline favorites have been great to The Rundown this postseason, going 4-1 in games we’ve taken them. It’s one reason why we’re rolling with Phoenix to take a 3-0 series lead tonight.
Another is that we simply don’t want to step in front of the Suns — they’ve won their last nine games in a row and likely get Chris Paul back in the lineup Thursday. CP3’s elite defense could make it that much harder on a Clippers squad that only put up 103 points last game.
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There’s also the fact that Kawhi Leonard (knee) continues to be sidelined. In the only game contested between these two teams with Paul and without Leonard, the Suns won by eight and covered the spread.
Pick: Suns -113*
DFS Value Play: Jae Crowder ($8700)