Most NBA play-in tournament teams aren’t faring well. So far in the NBA Playoff first round, play-in tournament teams have struggled save for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Will the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets step it up? Or will the top-seeded squads prove why they’re the chalk to move on in the NBA Playoffs? See below for an NBA Playoffs update and an NBA Playoff preview of what will happen after Round 1.
The NBA Playoffs 2022 are kicking. So far, teams like the Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors have dominated.
The Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks also look solid. But the Boston Celtics required last-minute heroics from Jayson Tatum to beat Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and the Brooklyn Nets in the series’ first game.
Will the Nets turn it around against Boston? Or are the Celtics destined to move to the second round?
The NBA Playoffs schedule lists the NBA Finals with a June 19 start date. The first and second round series, though, should be over before May 1. Keep reading for how pay per head agents like you can manage the current first round series, and an NBA Playoff look ahead.
2022 NBA Playoff Update – Favorites Dominating First Round
Although the Timberwolves beat the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of their best-of-7 series, for the most part, favorites have dominated.
Check out a first round update for all eight series. Then, keep reading to see how to manage NBA Playoff betting.
NBA Playoff Eastern Conference Playoffs Update
Eight seed Atlanta struggling versus top seed Miami
In the first game, Jimmy Butler and his mates dominated the Atlanta Hawks 115-91. What’s so interesting is that Butler didn’t score that much.
Bookmaker software agents know Jimmy B. can take over if he must. The ATL doesn’t have much of a chance.
Even if Trae Young goes off, the Heat should win because Clint Capella is hurt. Without Capella, Bam Adebayo can sneak out to the three-point line and make life hard for Trae and the rest of Atlanta’s shooters.
Boston versus Brooklyn is shaping up as a classic
Brooklyn appeared to have Game 1 in the bag. The Nets had the Boston Celtics on the ropes. But the Cs rallied to tie the game.
Then, Jayson Tatum made a last-second shot to hand the Nets another loss. What’s so disturbing if you’re a Brooklyn fan is that Jayson scored a layup to win the game.
That seldom happens. Boston has owned Brooklyn this season. So don’t expect a fantastic Nets series comeback.
In the NBA Playoff, Milwaukee’s domination of Chicago continues
During the regular season, Milwaukee had put a beating onto Chicago. The Bulls played much better in Game 1 than many expected, but the Bucks got the game in the end.
Giannis, like always, played great. So did everyone else with Milwaukee. The Bulls will have to be close to perfect to win a single game against the Bucks.
Can they? Perhaps, but Milwaukee is the type of team to get better as a season continues. So don’t hold your breath if you’re a Chicago fan.
Fourth seed Philadelphia putting a beating onto 5-seed Toronto
Philadelphia is up 2-0 over the Toronto Raptors. The 76ers may not lose a game.
Toronto’s issue is containing Joel Embiid. The likely NBA MVP has the Sixers playing like an Eastern Conference winner.
NBA Playoff Western Conference Playoffs Update
Phoenix flexing versus eight seed New Orleans
Phoenix covered against the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 1. But the Suns covered by a single point.
Still, it doesn’t look like the Pels have much of a shot versus the best team in the league. The Suns ended the regular season sporting the league’s best record. So far, so good.
The Valley should roll to a four-game sweep.
2-seed Grizzlies in a dog fight with the T’Wovles
Memphis entered the first game versus Minnesota ready to show they could beat the Warriors and the Suns and win the West. After the first game, the Grizzlies may not even make it out of the second round.
Minnesota is a good basketball team. They showed in the first game, upsetting the Grizzlies. Unless Ja Morant takes over and the Grizzlies figure out how to stop Karl-Anthony Towns, Memphis’ playoff run could end before it begins.
Golden State Warriors are playing much better than a 3-seed
Steph Curry is one-hundred percent, and Nikola Jokic can’t do everything by himself, so the Warriors have destroyed the Denver Nuggets in two games.
The Golden State Warriors won’t lose a game in this series. Expect a sweep.
Dallas and Utah should play seven games
Utah upset Dallas in Game 1. In Game 2, the Mavericks stormed back for a victory.
Who knows what will happen in Game 3? Whichever team wins this series should have an impossible time against the Phoenix Suns in the second round.
2022 NBA Playoff Betting Management
Check out how online bookie agents can manage NBA Playoff betting. Take our advice to ensure a profit, and then sit back and watch the action roll into your book.
NBA Playoff against the spread management
Use your layoff account. Don’t expect teams to cover. The Suns were in control of Game 1 against the Pelicans but covered by a single point.
Spreads are tight. So don’t mess around with your potential profit. Use your layoff account no matter if the dog or the chalk attracts the most action.
Playoff total over-under advice
Totals are complicated bets to hit. Oddsmaking experts are great at setting perfect totals.
But even though the odds on NBA Playoff totals are as close to perfect as possible, total savvy players make big money by concentrating on a single team and playing over or under the total.
Keep that in mind. Use your layoff account on totals the way you do against the spread bets.
NBA prop builder management
Bookie agents may have already seen an uptick in prop bets. An agent should set max prop bet limits on their bookie websites to ensure success.
PPH sports agents should never allow players to place prop options into parlays. Speaking of parlays, keep your parlay limits to three teams.
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Prop builders are the new way for many pay per head bookie agents to increase action. During the NBA postseason, where individual performance matters more than the regular season, a prop builder should increase your PPH bookie site activity.
How to handle NBA Finals future bets
Set max limits on all future bets. Unless, of course, a team goes up three games to zero in a series.
If that happens, it’s doubtful the 0-3 team will come back and win the series. Therefore, the losing team won’t win the conference or the NBA Finals.
Other than 0-3 teams in a series, per head bookmakers should set max limits on any team with a shot to win their conference or the NBA Championship.
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