Bettors get a quick break from NBA playoff action Thursday and oddsmakers have had a chance to adjust their series prices since the start of the second round.
Each of the four series have been split 1-1 after the opening two games, stripping home advantage from the higher-seeded teams. Here’s a look at where each series opened and the adjustments made two games later:
Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls
Opening series prices: Miami -3000, Chicago +1500
Now: Miami (5-1 SU, 4-2 ATS) -1800, Chicago (5-4 SU, 4-5 ATS) +1,000
The heavily-favored Heat got caught with their pants down in the series opener, but responded with a 115-78 rout of the Bulls in Game 2.
New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers
Opening series prices: New York -185, Indiana +165
Now: New York (5-3 SU, 4-4 ATS) -110, Indiana (5-3 SU, 5-3 ATS) -110
Oddsmakers had trouble setting odds prior to this series and the outcomes of the first two games have resulted in an adjustment to even odds.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Opening series prices: Memphis -115, OKC -105
Now: Memphis (5-3 SU, 7-1 ATS) -190, OKC (5-3 SU, 3-5 ATS) +165
One has to wonder what these odds would have looked like if Russell Westbrook didn’t sustain a major injury in the opening round.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors
Opening series prices: San Antonio -900, Golden State +650
Now: San Antonio (5-1 SU, 4-2 ATS) -145, Golden State (5-3 SU, 8-0 ATS) +125
The Spurs were in cruise control before falling by nine to the Warriors in Game 2 at home. But if you still believe in San Antonio, now might be the time to jump in while the juice is low.
Odds courtesy of CarbonSports.ag.