NBA Betting: A Super Saturday features three Game 7 clashes


Oklahoma City Thunder 1.18 – Memphis Grizzlies 4.90 (series tied 3-3)

There’s a little NBA history in the making on Saturday with three Game 7s all taking place on the same day for the first time - with a trio of teams to advance into the Conference semi-finals and their conquests facing an agonising end to their season.

Having evaded elimination with a Game 6 win on the road, can the Thunder now complete the escape by finally putting the Grizzlies away?

It was a crushing 104-84 victory on Thursday with Kevin Durant rising to the occasion with 36 points and Memphis questioning their own desire after blowing a terrific opportunity to dump OKC out.

An injury to Mike Conley is a major concern for the Griz but the hammer blow to their hopes may be the one-game suspension handed out to Zach Randolph for punching Steven Adams last time out.

The veteran, averaging 18.2 points in the series, leaves a massive vacuum at both ends of the floor.

Four of the games in this series have gone to overtime and, with so little between the rivals, it would hardly be a shock if this one went all the way to the wire.

But the hosts – who are now 6.50 for the title – are available on the handicap of -10.5 at 2.14 and Memphis short-handed, their hopes of the upset look slim.

 

Los Angeles Clippers 1.28 – Golden State Warriors 3.70 (series tied 3-3)

The Clippers were two points away from progressing in Game 6 with Stephen Curry notching 24 in a 100-99 win for the Warriors. Back in LA, and with the furore surrounding their owner Donald Sterling quietening a little, they need to step up to the mark.

Especially Chris Paul, who had just nine points in 34 minutes, and his hamstring problems are starting to impact, not only on this series but also on his team’s title hopes.

Without the Olympic gold medallist at full strength, LA looks vulnerable with Golden State worth backing on the handicap of +4.5 at 2.45.

 

Indiana Pacers 1.37 – Atlanta Hawks 3.15 (series tied 3-3)

The Pacers are alive – just. It took their best performance of this duel to dodge Atlanta’s bullets in Game 6 and force this decider. Roy Hibbert remains a non-factor and past results suggest the Hawks – who are available at a handicap of +5.5 at 1.98 - won’t fear a visit to Indianapolis.

 

Best bet: Go over 192.5 total points in Oklahoma City – Memphis at 3.05