NBA Best Bets – 4/28/23

Kings @ Warriors

Stephen Curry is on the hunt for his fifth ring. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Despite De’Aaron Fox’s finger being a non-issue, the Kings still could not pull out a win in Game 5. They now return to the Chase Center, where they face possible elimination in Game 6.

Sacramento has looked tough this series, but we have all been waiting for the other shoe to drop as it seemed crazy that this young inexperienced team could knock off the reigning champs.

The Kings played well in the last game in San Francisco, but now that the Warriors have the opportunity to shut the door here in Game 6, it will be a very different ball game.

This series belongs to the Warriors, as they will not drop two in a row. It’s just a matter of whether they win at home or if they will have to return to Sacramento to finish things. Given how Golden State plays at home, there should be no need for a Game 7.

Golden State -7.5 (-110)

The Warriors will be looking to blowout the Kings, so the spread should be a safe bet, but here is an additional parlay play that’s a little safer.

Parlay: Over 226.5, Golden State Moneyline, & Curry 25+ Points (-101)

Grizzlies @ Lakers

The Lakers need one win to close out the series. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Grizzlies find themselves in a similar situation to the Kings; they are in enemy territory with the series on the line.

Memphis looked dead after the beating they received in Game 4, but after putting together a tremendous showing in Game 5, they pushed the series back to LA. Given how they have played this series, they have no business still being alive, but with the Lakers’ inability to close things out, they find themselves still in it.

There is far less pressure on the Lakers tonight than on the Warriors. Golden State has been terrible on the road, so it is vital they close things out at home. Should the Lakers somehow lose tonight, LeBron won’t have any trouble winning a Game 7 in Memphis.

However, the whole team would prefer to avoid dealing with that, so they can stay in California, as their next series will take place there.

LeBron faltered in Game 5, scoring just 15. Bettors should look for a big game from him tonight to advance to the second round.

LeBron Over 26.5 Points (-118)
Lakers -4.5 (-110)
Parlay: Golden State Moneyline & Los Angeles Moneyline (-105)

 

 

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