NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat, Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder

Brandon Ribak@reebokforthreeSenior Writer IMay 11, 2011

As we near the end of the second round of the NBA Betting Playoffs, Brandon Ribak breaks down the two games played tonight on TNT.

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat (MIA 3-1)

After a decisive victory in Boston, the Heat head back to Miami with full momentum to end the series in five games.

The Celtics won one game at the American Airlines Arena during the regular sports betting season, but have scored under 100 points in each of the four games played in this series.

The Heat continue to look stronger as they progress and should be able to pull out a W with Rajon Rondo still not 100 percent healthy.

Spread: Celtics are plus-7.5

Prediction: Miami has so much going for them right now that they could blow Boston out in fashion. Take the Heat with the spread.

 

Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder (Series Tied)

After a classic triple-overtime bonanza, the Thunder take their talents back to Oklahoma City to compete in Game 5.

The series has been evenly balanced throughout the first four games, with both teams stealing a victory on the road.

But how can any team beat the Thunder when Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant play like they did in Game 4?

Sportsbook Spread: Grizzlies are plus-6.5

Prediction: If Memphis wants a chance at picking up a win tonight, they are going to have to prevent the Thunder's dynamic duo from having their way on the court. Take OKC with the spread.

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