We have expert betting predictions for all four NBA Finals Game 4’s this Tuesday.
Of the four series on Tuesday, all but one of them is at least going to a Game 5. The only series that could be won 4-0 is Heat vs. Pacers.
We preview every game on Tuesday, which includes the Bucks vs. Magic, Pacers vs. Heat, Rockets vs. Thunder, and Lakers vs Trail Blazers.
NBA Playoffs Betting Tips
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic Game 4
After dropping the opening game of the series, the Milwaukee Bucks are now in top gear after winning Game 2 and Game 3.
Sunday was a dominant display when winning 121-107, and that was after giving up 64 points in the second half. That was a blessing in disguise for the Bucks, who had the luxury of resting players down the stretch.
The Greek Freak had 35 points and 11 rebounds, once again showing why he’s the odds-on favourite to win MVP.
Despite only being 2-1 down in the series, it looks out of the Magics’ reach. They were superb in Game 1, but that was largely due to the Bucks being poor more than anything else.
Bookmakers have the Bucks as dominant 13.5-point favourites and they should cover the spread comfortably.
Tip: Milwaukee Bucks –13.5 @ $1.90 – Bet Now
Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat Game 4
NBA punters have been surprised by this series but the Pacers are yet to turn up, so it has been easy work for the Miami Heat.
The Heat lead 3-0 after scoring a 124-115 victory on Sunday and they haven’t appeared to have left second gear yet.
Bam Adebayo had 22 points and 11 rebounds in Game 3, which was essentially over before halftime. The Heat held an 18-point lead at the half and despite a fightback from the Pacers in the third, it was all for nothing.
Giving up 74 points at the half isn’t going to win many games, let alone important playoff games. If the Pacers are going to extend this series to five games, they’ll need to play lock-down defense.
Miami will be looking to head to the showers early and get some rest before their second-round matchup. For that reason, we’re going with the Heat to end the series on Tuesday.
Tip: Miami Heat to win – Bet Now
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 4
With their backs against the wall, it was the Oklahoma City Thunder who emerged victorious in Game 3.
Chris Paul was vocal about his own play following Game 2 and he didn’t disappoint. The Thunder leader was a great distributer and he came up trumps when they needed him.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was steady as usual, going for 23 points. He made a vital three from the right corner late in the game, which gave the Thunder a late lead.
The game eventually went into overtime where the Thunder took advantage of James Harden being on the bench. Harden ended the game with 38 points, but it wasn’t enough in a losing effort.
Momentum could be a leading factor in this series and it’s currently with the Thunder. Many expected this series to go to a Game 6 or Game 7, so we’re going with the Thunder in this spot.
Punters should be getting better than an odds-on quote from bookmakers and it is worth taking for value.
Tip: Oklahoma City Thunder to win – Bet Now
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Game 4
Game 3 was close for most of the game but the Lakers’ 40-point effort in the third quarter was the difference.
Portland led by four points at the halftime break but were outscored by 11 points in the third quarter. They couldn’t come back from that and the Lakers pulled away for an eight-point victory.
Game 4 could be another thriller as Damian Lillard has seemingly fully recovered from dislocating his finger in Game 2. He scored 34 points on Sunday, only to be outscored by LeBron James, who had 38.
The Trail Blazers have every chance to rebound and even this series at 2-2, but they need production from C.J. McCollum and Camelo Anthony.
Lillard can’t do everything himself and we’re expecting more production from the secondary scorers.
Value is with Portland to tie the series and force a Game 6 later in the week.
Tip: Portland Trail Blazers to win – Bet Now