NBA betting: Picks for Sixers-Hawks, Clippers-Jazz


The second round of the NBA playoffs continues on Tuesday night with two games and Yahoo Sports’ Jared Quay has the picks you need for all of the action.

All odds via BetMGM.

The Hawks went into Philadelphia for Game 1, jumped on the 76ers early and held off a late charge in order to take a 1-0 series lead over the East’s top seed.

How will Philly respond in Game 2? The 76ers are five-point favorites at BetMGM with the over/under set at 222.5. Quay thinks the 76ers are primed for a bounce-back performance.

“In Game 1, the Hawks started the game 14-of-18 and were up by 20 at halftime. They only won by four. I think the second half of that game will show what this game will look like,” Quay said.

Quay is taking Philadelphia and the five points.

Fresh off a Game 7 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, the Clippers now head to Salt Lake City to face the Jazz, the West’s No. 1 seed. Utah is favored by 3.5 points with the total set at 220.5.

The Jazz beat Memphis in five games in the first round, so they have the rest advantage compared to the Clippers, who played on Sunday.

Despite the time off for the Jazz, Quay isn’t convinced they can cover 3.5 points against Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers. Instead, he is going with the under 220.5.

“220.5 feels a little high for me for Game 1. I want to feel this series out and see how it goes, so I’m leaning towards the under,” Quay said.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) controls the ball during Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) controls the ball during Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

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