Best NBA Bets Tonight: Predictions, Picks, Odds (May 18, 2021)

NBA Bets Tonight May 18

  • NBA Play-In action begins tonight!
  • The Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics boast a group of quality scorers!
  • The Charlotte Hornets and the Indiana Pacers face off again after the gritty three-game season series.

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It’s May 18th and we’re taking a look at some of the most exciting NBA Bets of the evening! We’ve got two games on the schedule, with a number of interesting wagers that can be made. Take a look at what we think and how they might help your sports betting experience!

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Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics

The first match of the Eastern Conference play-in sees the Washington Wizards face off against the inconsistent Boston Celtics!

Bet of the Evening – Total

Team Odds
Over 232.5 -115
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Under 232.5 -105
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Our Pick
Two teams with some of the best scoring talent in the league face-off, so why take the under? Washington have been averaging almost 128 points per game in their last ten, but average just 107 per game against the Celtics. It’s not a matter of defense, but these two teams grind on each other in their meetings.
The best odds for this match Odds provided by PointsBet
Under 232.5 (-105) Bet Now

Bet of the Evening – Pick Your Own Points Jayson Tatum

J. Tatum Points Odds
J. Tatum to get 20+ -1500
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J. Tatum to get 25+ -450
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J. Tatum to get 30+ -190
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J. Tatum to get 35+ +120
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Our Pick
All respect to Kemba Walker, but Jayson Tatum doesn’t have his running mate in this matchup. What does that mean? He’ll be putting up a high volume of shots. Tatum has scored over 30 points in 20 of his 64 games played. Washington don’t have a defender or scheme that is expected to slow him down.
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J. Tatum to get 30+ (-190) Bet Now

Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers

Two teams that disappointed in the second half of the season, the Charlotte Hornets face of against the Indiana Pacers!

Bet of the Evening – Moneyline

Team Odds
Charlotte Hornets +130
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Indiana Pacers -150
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Our Pick
All respect to Kemba Walker, but Jayson Tatum doesn’t have his running mate in this matchup. What does that mean? He’ll be putting up a high volume of shots. Tatum has scored over 30 points in 20 of his 64 games played. Washington don’t have a defender or scheme that is expected to slow him down.
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Charlotte Hornets Moneyline (+130) Bet Now

Bet of the Evening – D. Sabonis PTS+REBS+AST

Player Odds
D. Sabonis Over 44.5 -115
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D. Sabonis Under 44.5 -115
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Our Pick
In Sabonis’ last nine games of the regular season he averaged 23.0 points, 14.1 rebounds, and 10.7 assists per game. That was with a fair number of players unavailable. But against the Hornets this season he’s averaged just 17.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists. The difference is Charlotte’s athleticism and recovery, as well as their tenacity in the paint.
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