Pick 'n' roll: Sunday's best NBA bets

May 4, 2008 |

Atlanta at Boston (-14 ½, 190)

 

Game 7? It still seems a bit strange to think this series went the distance after Boston dominated the first two games, but Atlanta has it going and the Celtics look shaky, especially as 14 1/2-point favorites in a winner-take-all.

 

On home court, Boston just needs to avoid the big offensive and defensive lapses that have helped Atlanta back into the series. The Celtics should get it done to move on, but this is a huge line for a Game 7.

 

Pick: Hawks

 

 

Utah at L.A. Lakers (-7 ½, 213)

 

It could be a Showtime afternoon in L.A. today when Kobe Bryant and the Lakers get back on the court for the first time since disposing of Denver in four straight games.

 

The rest should be good for the team and Bryant, who will reportedly be named the league’s MVP later this week, should be ready to put on a show.

 

"That's what you've got to think about now: Do you play for Kobe, do you play for everybody else, do you try to balance," Utah’s Kyle Korver told reporters. "That's what we've got to figure out, and we'll probably figure it out as the series goes on."

 

Pick: Lakers

 

Check out yesterday's Pick 'n' Roll here.

 

Think you have what it takes to write about sports betting for Covers.com? Drop us a line via e-mail and tell us why we need you as a freelance contributor.   

Desktop View: Switch to Mobile View