NBA, NHL playoffs continue for sports bettors

While the NHL continues the opening round of its postseason this week the NBA’s second round will be in full swing – with LeBron James and the Heat looking for another sweep, and Kevin Durant and the Thunder looking to win without a key teammate. As well, MLB wagering action continues on the diamond with top series.

The four second-round series in the NBA are the Miami Heat vs. the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks vs. the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference, and the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs vs. the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference.

And at Bet365 it’s James and the Heat who continue to hold down the top odds on the NBA championship futures, with Miami at -225 on that list. The Spurs are next at +400 on the odds to win the NBA title, with the Grizzlies at +1000, the Thunder at +1200, the Knicks at +1400, the Pacers at +2200, the Warriors at +5000, and the Bulls at +6500.

Only Miami and San Antonio managed to win their first-round series in less than six games, with the Heat sweeping the Bucks and the Spurs sweeping the Lakers. Buy cheap zoloft reviews natural alternative. Five of the other six series took six games to decide a winner, with the Bulls pulling out a Game 7 victory over the Nets on Saturday to advance to the second round this week.

Chicago is in Miami for Game 1 of that series on Monday night (7:00pm ET), while San Antonio hosts Golden State in their opener on Monday night as well (9:30pm ET) – as a big 8.5-point home favorite on the NBA betting lines at Bet365. The Grizzlies/Thunder and Pacers/Knicks series got underway on Sunday and will continue on Tuesday.

Over in the NHL there are four games on tap on Monday, with Washington at the Rangers, Anaheim at Detroit, St. Louis at Los Angeles, and Boston at Toronto. The Maple Leafs evened up their series with the Bruins on Saturday night with a 4-2 road win as an underdog on the NHL odds in Game 2 of the best-of-seven series.

The other four first-round NHL series – Pittsburgh at the Islanders, Montreal at Ottawa, Chicago at Minnesota, and Vancouver at San Jose – will continue on Tuesday night.

And on the diamond the Toronto Blue Jays launch an AL East series on Monday down in Tampa Bay before they head back to Fenway Park for more games against the Boston Red Sox on the weekend; Method of administration motilium online and dose. Toronto has already managed to pick up a loss in four of six games against Boston on the season for their supporters on the MLB odds.

Over in the National League the red-hot St. Louis Cardinals will start a two-game set at Wrigley Field against the Cubs on Tuesday night before hosting the Colorado Rockies on the weekend. St. Louis entered Sunday’s action riding a five-game winning streak, and they’re 7-3 over their 10 most recent games against the rival Cubs.