The Spurs were mostly dreadful on offense with 40 percent field-goal shooting in their first two games against the Warriors. Golden State was actually slow to get going in each of the first halves before coming on strong and going for 229 combined points in taking a 2-0 series lead. With an expected increase in energy on its home court and slightly better offensive execution, San Antonio should carry its load toward sending this Over the total Thursday night.
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New Orleans has won and covered its last seven games and has gone 7-2 ATS in its last nine home games. The Pelicans are hot, having fun and playing some of the best basketball in the NBA. The Blazers have lost their way and now have gone 1-6 straight up in their last seven. The play is on the Pelicans in Game 3 Thursday night.
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The 76ers aren't going to shoot 7 of 36 from three-point range again. Expect Ben Simmons to be an active scorer rather than a screen-setter tonight, and for Philly to win for the 18th time in 19 games.
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Boston has won six straight overall and outscored the Angels 19-1 through two games in this series. Fifth starter Nick Tropeano, who has pitched 6.2 innings all season, isn't a likely candidate to slow the Boston bats. The Red Sox move to 8-1 on the road with this win.
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The Warriors are the more talented team and they've showed that in the two games this series. The Spurs, although well coached and dedicated, are having trouble containing Kevin Durant. Unless Durant goes cold from the floor, the Warriors are sweeping this series. Lay the small number.
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