NBA Playoffs Picks Against the Spread, Tips and Predictions for Today, May 9

The NBA playoff menu today, which includes the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Boston Celtics, is sure to please. We have an ATS pick for each matchup right here.

Trying to get an edge in betting on the NBA? Check out our detailed examination of the game predictions for all of the important games today below.

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NBA Picks Against The Spread – May 9

The Oklahoma City Thunder play host to the Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks go on the road to face the Thunder on Thursday at 9:30 PM ET.

Against the Spread Preview

  • Matchup: Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Spread: Thunder -4.5
  • Computer Pick: Oklahoma City by 8.9 points
  • OKC Odds to Win: -200
  • DAL Odds to Win: +165
  • Total: 218.5 points

Records and Stats

  • OKC Record: 57-25
  • DAL Record: 50-32
  • OKC Stats: 120.1 PPG (third in NBA), 112.7 Opp. PPG (11th)
  • DAL Stats: 117.9 PPG (seventh in NBA), 115.6 Opp. PPG (20th)

Players to Watch

  • OKC Key Player: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (30.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 6.2 APG)
  • DAL Key Player: Luka Doncic (33.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 9.8 APG)

How to Watch

  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Stream Live: Fubo (regional restrictions may apply)
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET

The Boston Celtics play the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers take to the home court off the Celtics on Thursday at 7:00 PM ET.

Against the Spread Preview

  • Matchup: Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics
  • Spread: Celtics -13.5
  • Computer Pick: Boston by 14.7 points
  • BOS Odds to Win: -909
  • CLE Odds to Win: +575
  • Total: 212.5 points

Records and Stats

  • BOS Record: 64-18
  • CLE Record: 48-34
  • BOS Stats: 120.6 PPG (second in NBA), 109.2 Opp. PPG (fifth)
  • CLE Stats: 112.6 PPG (20th in NBA), 110.2 Opp. PPG (seventh)

Players to Watch

  • BOS Key Player: Jayson Tatum (26.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 4.9 APG)
  • CLE Key Player: Jarrett Allen (16.5 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 2.7 APG)

How to Watch

  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Stream Live: Fubo (regional restrictions may apply)
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET

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