Best NBA Bets Tonight: Predictions, Picks, Odds (May 26, 2021)

Best NBA Bets Tonight

  • The NBA Playoffs has three games on the schedule tonight!
  • The Philadelphia 76ers and the Utah Jazz open as heavy favourites in their respective Game 2’s.
  • The Jazz and the Knicks look like they’ll be aiming for a defensive, low-scoring matchup.

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It’s May 26th and we’re taking a look at some of the most exciting NBA Bets of the evening! We’ve got three 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!

Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers and their paint attack were too tough for the Washington Wizards to overcome in Game 1. The Sixers open as heavy favourites in Game 2.

Bet of the Evening – Points Total

Over/Under Odds
Over 230.5 -115
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Under 230.5 -105
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Our Pick
The Sixers are a defensive team, but that is unlikely to stop the Wizards from scoring the ball. Washington pushes the pace, if anything sacrificing the defensive side in order to get baskets. Combining for 243 in Game 1, these teams are expected to clear 230.5 easily.
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Over 230.5 (-115) Bet Now

Bet of the Evening – B. Simmons PTS+REBS+ASTS Over/Under

Player Odds
B. Simmons PTS+REBS+ASTS Over 29.5 -115
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B. Simmons PTS+REBS+ASTS Under 29.5 -115
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Our Pick
Simmons opened up Game 1 by posting a combined stat total of 36, easily overcoming the 29.5 expected in Game 2. Expect the same in this match, as the focus on Embiid allows Simmons to collect even more rebounds than usual and create opportunities for others. His just six points in Game 1 was the aberration that is unlikely to reoccur.
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B. Simmons Over 29.5 (-115) Bet Now

Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks

After taking Game 1 in The Big Apple, the Atlanta Hawks want to leave the New York Knicks down 0-2 in their first round series. Take a look at the game preview, here!

Bet of the Evening – Points Total

Total Odds
Over 212.5 -115
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Under 212.5 -105
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Our Pick
The Knicks love to control the pace of the game with their defence, hence the low scoring meeting between the two in Game 1. However the Knicks saw two key contributors combined to shoot just 12 of 38 from the field. The defence will be there, but both sides are certain to improve on their shooting performance after some opening night jitters.
The best odds for this match Odds provided by PointsBet
Over 212.5 (-115) Bet Now

Bet of the Evening – T. Young Points Over/Under

Player Odds
T. Young PTS Over 25.5 -115
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T. Young PTS Under 25.5 -115
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Our Pick
Young is the focal point of the Atlanta Hawks’ offence. There is no secret that Young will be initiating almost every play when he is on the court for the Hawks. It isn’t just his usage though, but Young’s ability to win points by drawing fouls. Clearing 25.5 should be a breeze for Young, through his three-tiered scoring ability.
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T. Young Over 25.5 (-115) Bet Now

Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz

The Memphis Grizzlies “stole” Game 1 against the Utah Jazz, but the Western Conference champions will be looking to even it up.

Bet of the Evening – R. Gobert Rebounds Over/Under

Player Odds
R. Gobert REB Under 14.5 -105
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R. Gobert REB Over 14.5 -125
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Our Pick
Rudy Gobert isn’t a heavy player in the scoring department, but he’s a beast on the defensive side of the ball. Considering the Grizzlies aren’t one of the more prolific three-point shooting teams, Gobert will again find himself near the rim – hopefully for more than just 25 minutes.
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Bet of the Evening – B. Bogdanovic Threes Over/Under

Player Odds
B. Bogdanovic 3PT Over 2.5 +100
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B. Bogdanovic 3PT Under 2.5 -135
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Our Pick
Considering Donovan Mitchell was a late scratch for Game 1 against the Memphis Grizzlies, Bojan Bogdanovic stepped up to take on the scoring load. In Game 1 he converted on four of his 11 three-point field goal attempts. In fact, he averages exactly 2.5 threes per game on the season. Will he clear 2.5 threes in Game 2 against the Grizzlies? Yes!
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