- The Philadelphia 76ers have -330 odds to win game 2 over the Toronto Raptors.
- The Dallas Mavericks have +185 odds to even the series 1-1 against the Utah Jazz.
- There are +250 odds for the Denver Nuggets to beat the Golden State Warriors in game 2.
PHILADELPHIA – The NBA Playoffs are in full swing and all Game 1 scenarios are in the books. With that, there are some games to watch out for that could potentially be evened up after Game 2.
These include the series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors, the Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks, and Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors.
Philadelphia 76ers Vs. Toronto Raptors
Philadelphia 76ers Vs. Toronto Raptors Odds
- Moneyline: 76ers (-330) vs. Raptors (+265)
- Spread: 76ers -7.5
- Total: 217.5 Points
Of the three games that are taking place on Monday night, legal online betting sites have the 76ers as the heaviest favorite to win Game 2 over their opponent, the Toronto Raptors.
This comes as the Sixers completely demolished Toronto in Game 1 with a 20-point win. Also, the Sixers defeated the Raptors in three of their four meetings in the regular season.
To make matters even worse for Toronto, they are dealing with a major injury bug with Thaddeus Young being doubtful after hyperextending his thumb, Gary Trent also doubtful with a non-COVID related illness, and rookie Scottie Barnes doubtful with a sprained ankle.
That said, it is hard seeing the Raptors pull off a win in Philly evening up the series.
Utah Jazz Vs. Dallas Mavericks
Utah Jazz Vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds
- Moneyline: Jazz (-225) vs. Mavericks (+185)
- Spread: Jazz -5.5
- Total: 206 Points
Many were expecting a more lopsided victory in Game 1 between the Jazz and Mavs being that Dallas was missing their superstar, Luka Doncic, with a calf injury.
However, with home-court advantage on their side, the Mavs kept things close and ultimately lost by just six points. With such a close loss, it could have sparked some momentum for the Mavs showing that they can win without their star.
It should also be noted that on the Utah side, there have been chemistry issues between their two star players, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. It was even rumored that there were plans to ship one of them out of Utah due to this.
If the Mavs can get hot early on in the game and get Utah contemplating their defensive approach, they could come away with a win.
Golden State Warriors Vs. Denver Nuggets
Golden State Warriors Vs. Denver Nuggets Odds
- Moneyline: Warriors (-300) vs. Nuggets (+250)
- Spread: Warriors -7
- Total: 224 Points
There is a reason that Nikola Jokics’ NBA odds to win the MVP are the shortest in the league.
That said, the Nuggets’ odds against the Warriors should not be counted out, even with their loss in Game 1. Also, the Nuggets were very successful against the Warriors in the regular season going 3-1 against them.
Something else to keep note of is that the Nuggets have the fourth-best road record in the NBA this season at 25-16. All in all, with the Nuggets having been very familiar with the Warriors this season and their elite road record, they could pull off a massive win to even up the series.
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