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Thursday's NBA Play-offs betting tips: Raptors and Blazers picked to win

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Pascal Siakam (credit:NBA.com)

The NBA 2018-19 play-offs continue on Thursday with two games taking place.

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NBA Play-offs betting tips from Bettingpro.com's expert, including the best bets from Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers.

Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers (01:00 BST on Friday) - Eastern Conference Semi-finals Game 6


The Toronto Raptors head to Philadelphia with the aim of clinching their Eastern Conference semi-final duel against the 76ers. The Canadian club took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series after blasting their opponents 125-89 at home on Tuesday. The Raptors outscored the Sixers 37-17 in the second period to break the game open. Six Toronto players scored in double figures with Pascal Siakam (25 points, 8 assists) and Kawhi Leonard (21 points, 13 rebounds) leading the way. Siakam made up for his nine-point effort in their Game 4 win when he played through a calf injury. Kyle Lowry contributed 19 points as the Raptors moved a win away from reaching the conference finals for the first time since 2016. It was Philadelphia’s worst play-off loss since losing by 40 points to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the 1982 Eastern Conference finals. Jimmy Butler had 22 points and seven assists to pace the Sixers. Tobias Harris added 15 points while Joel Embiid was held to just 13 and committed eight turnovers. The Cameroonian centre averaged just 12 points in their last two games after erupting for 33 in Game 3. JJ Redick scored just three points after hitting double figures in each of the first four games of the series. Leonard and Siakam will lead the Raptors in their quest to clinch the series in the City of Brotherly Love. Leonard is averaging 34.6 points and 9.8 rebounds in the series while Siakam is producing 20.8 points per contest. We expect Toronto to clinch the series in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers (03:30 BST on Friday) - Western Conference Semi-finals Game 6


The Denver Nuggets are just a win away from advancing to the Western Conference finals and they could get that victory in Portland on Thursday night. The Nuggets seized a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series after blasting the Trail Blazers 124-98 at home on Wednesday. Six Denver players scored in double figures with Nikola Jokic (25 points, 19 rebounds) and Paul Millsap (24 points, 8 rebounds) leading the charge. Jamal Murray added 18 points and nine assists while Gary Harris chipped 16 as Denver secured their second consecutive win in the series. Damian Lillard paced Portland with 22 points but his backcourt partner, CJ McCollum, was held to just 12 points after averaging 30 points in their last three games. Enes Kanter was again a non-factor on the offensive end after hitting double figures in the first three games of the series. We expect the Blazers to bounce back in this game.

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Thursday's NBA Play-offs betting tips: Raptors and Blazers picked to win

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