The Celtics were horrific in the first half on Friday en route to a 116-92 Game 3 loss, but seemed to find their bearings in the second half despite having dug themselves a hole too deep to climb out of. Boston has covered the spread in three of its last four, and with an opportunity to go back to Boston up 3-1, expect the Celts to play with much more intensity in Game 4.
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It's hard to keep a good offense down and the Bruins are proving that by averaging more than four goals a game in their series against the Maple Leafs. With the series ready to be claimed at home, expect a fired-up Boston squad to light the lamp frequently. Take the Over.
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At the start of the playoffs, few teams have shown carryover value from the regular season. One team that has is the West's top-seeded Rockets. Houston destroyed the Timberwolves in Game 2 as Minnesota couldn't contain anyone. Today is a value spot with yet another home team. As great as the Rockets have been against the T'wolves, this is a heightened line. Grab the underdog.
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The Timberwolves haven't hosted a playoff game in 14 years, so this long-awaited return to the postseason should provide enough ammunition for an inspired performance. Moreover, they have been reasonably competitive against the Rockets in the first two games despite getting little production from Karl-Anthony Towns. A pair of relatively lackluster wins by Houston could create a false sense of security heading into Game 3. This spread has jumped from the opening number of 4.5 and now there is enough value to support the home underdog Saturday.
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Yu Darvish was in a very similar position in 2017, laying a ton of juice to only be beat up by this same Rockies team. That was at home. On the road, there is no reason to take an overvalued Cubs team that hasn't proven itself yet this year. The Rockies are sneaky and have the talent to go really far if their pitching allows them. A great time to grab the Rockies at home as a healthy 'dog.
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