NBA betting: Picks against the spread for Sunday's playoff games

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The second round of the NBA playoffs continues Sunday with two games. Yahoo Sports’ Minty Bets has the advice that you need.

All odds via BetMGM.

Brooklyn Nets (-2) at Milwaukee Bucks, Total: 227.5

Another Milwaukee win evens this series at 2-2.

The Bucks took a low-scoring Game 3 with an 86-83 win on Thursday night. Now the Bucks are trying for a second consecutive win against a Nets team that doesn’t have James Harden.

The Nets are favored by two after Milwaukee was favored by 3.5 on Thursday. The under has hit in seven of Brooklyn’s last 11 road games and in seven of Milwaukee’s last 10 home games. We shouldn’t have to tell you that the 169 combined points in Game 3 meant the under wasn’t ever in danger.

Yahoo Sports’ Minty Bets likes the under trend to continue because of an even stronger trend.

“The under has hit in five straight meetings between the Nets and the Bucks,” she said.

Prop bet we like: Second half to have more points than the first (+130)

Phoenix Suns (-3.5) at Denver Nuggets, Total: 221.5

Phoenix is aiming to close out its series with the Nuggets on Sunday night and get Chris Paul’s shoulder some rest ahead of the conference finals.

Phoenix has won each of the first three games of the series easily and the 14-point margin on Denver’s home court in Game 3 was the smallest of the series so far.

The Suns have been phenomenal against the spread on the road this year. Phoenix is 27-13 ATS on the road and 10 of its last 13 games on the road have also gone over. Eight of Denver’s last 12 games have gone over too. But the under hit in Game 3.

Game 3 was the first game for Nikola Jokic as the official 2020-21 MVP. He’s going to need to get some serious help from his teammates if Denver is able to push this series to a Game 5 and beyond. And Minty Bets thinks a sweep won’t happen on Sunday night.

“Although Phoenix has been hot, I’m going to look for Denver to take this one,” she said.

Prop bet we like: Nuggets to win the first half (+110)

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