No spam ever. Unsubscribe in one click. By submitting your email address you certify that you are over 18, agree with our Terms & Conditions and indicate your consent to receiving email messages from us

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Sunday's NBA Play-offs betting tips: Celtics and Rockets picked to beat foes

Lorenzo Gahol 14 Apr 2019
  • NBA 2018-19 games on Sunday  
  • Get free predictions & betting tips for some key games
Kyrie Irving (credit:NBA.com)

The NBA 2018-19 play-offs continue on Sunday with four games taking place.

Watch and bet on NBA play-offs at bet365 > live streaming > basketball (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify) 

NBA Play-offs betting tips from Bettingpro.com's expert, including the best bets from Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets.

Indiana Pacers at Boston Celtics (18:00 BST) - Eastern Conference First Round Game 1


The Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers fought fiercely for the No 4 seed in the Eastern Conference and a home-court edge in their upcoming play-off battle. Brad Stevens’ boys triumphed in that race, posting a 49-33 record to finish a full game ahead of the Pacers (48-34). Now it’s back to square one for the conference rivals, who will meet in the post-season for the first time since 2005. Leading the Celtics in the series are Kyrie Irving, who averaged team-highs 23.8 points and 6.9 assists in the regular season. The All-Star playmaker will get support from Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris and Al Horford. The bad news for Celtics fans is Marcus Smart has been ruled out of this series after suffering a torn oblique that will sideline him for at least a month. Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Terry Rozier are expected to play extended minutes in his absence. Indiana fans will count on European stars Bojan Bogdanovic and Domantas Sabonis along with Myles Turner to lead the club in their quest to reach the second round of the play-offs for the first time since 2013-14. Head coach Nate McMillan also expects quality minutes from veterans Thaddeus Young, Darren Collison, Wesley Matthews and Tyreke Evans. The Celtics beat the Pacers thrice in their four meetings in the regular season. We expect Boston to take Game 1

Recommended Bet


*odds correct at 06:00 BST on 14/04/19

Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets (02:30 BST on Monday) - Western Conference First Round Game 1


The Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz cross paths in the play-offs for the second consecutive season. The Rockets eliminated the Jazz in five games in the second round last season. This is the ninth post-season meeting between the two teams with Utah enjoying a 5-3 edge. The Rockets placed fourth in the Western Conference with a 53-29 record while the Jazz finished behind them at 50-32. James Harden is out to continue his impressive performance in the play-offs after averaging a league-best 36.1 points in the regular season. Expected to help the reigning league MVP in the scoring chores are Eric Gordon, Chris Paul and big man Clint Capela. Donovan Mitchell will lead Utah’s offence along with Rudy Gobert. Head coach Quin Snyder also expects quality minutes from Ricky Rubio, Joe Ingles and Jae Crowder. The Rockets and Jazz split their four meetings in the regular season. We expect Houston to draw first blood in the series.

Recommended Bet


Sports BETS United States
Change Location

*Terms & Conditions apply. Gamble Responsibly. 18+.

Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Sunday's NBA Play-offs betting tips: Celtics and Rockets picked to beat foes

The NBA 2018-19 play-offs continue on Sunday with four games taking place.

Read more »

You have unread messages

You have unread messages