2020-21 NBA Playoffs Betting Tips: Wednesday 9th June

June 8th 2021, 4:48pm, By: SmitsTips

NBA Playoffs Betting Tips Wednesday 9th June

There are two more big NBA Playoff games on Wednesday with the Hawks taking on the 76ers and the Jazz hosting the Clippers. Our best spread and player prop bets for both games are on display right here!

NBA Playoffs Betting Tips: Wednesday, 9th of June

Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers

Wells Fargo Center, 9:30am AEST

Everything went perfectly to plan for Atlanta in Game 1 of their series against Philadelphia as they claimed what could prove to be a huge victory away from home. The Hawks got the jump on the home side to lead by 15 points after the first break and 20 points at the main break and were able to hold off the fast-finishing Sixers to win 128-124.

The Hawks got fantastic production out of Trae Young (35 points, 10 assists) in their win on Monday, but Young can expect that 76ers coach Doc Rivers has some defensive adjustments ready for him in Game 2, which will require the likes of Bogdan Bogdanovic and Kevin Huerter to step up and make plays on the perimeter. For the 76ers, Joel Embiid (39 points) can’t be expected to do much more on offence, so the improvement will have to come from the rest of his team who combined for poor shooting clips of 9/28 (34.6%) from three-point range and 10/20 (50%) from the charity stripe.

We mentioned above how just about everything went right for the Hawks in Game 1, which can actually be seen as a good thing for the 76ers who went down by just four points and have plenty of improvement left in them. All things considered, we’re expecting a determined performance from the home side who will look to win this comfortably to tie the series at 1-1.

Joel Embiid battled through any sort of knee soreness he was suffering with a big 39-point performance in Game 1 where he also went to the line 15 times. Embiid has now scored 36 and 39 points in his last two completed playoff games and will be looking to put his team on his back once again in what’s nearly a must-win game down 1-0 in the series.


Philadelphia 76ers -5.5 

BET NOW AT Sportsbet

Prop: Embiid 35+ Points ($3.30)

Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena, 12pm AEST

The Utah Jazz finally get to continue their playoff run when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of their second round series on Wednesday. The Jazz made relatively light work of the #8 seed Grizzlies in the first round, but had to wait for the Clippers to grind their way past the Mavericks in seven games for this intriguing series to get underway.

These clubs played each other three times in the regular season, with the Jazz coming away with the series win by two games to one. The Jazz won the first game on their home deck by six points and the second game in Los Angeles by 18, but the Clippers bounced back with a four-point win at home in their most recent meeting (Feb 20).

While the Clippers were eventually able to negotiate the win in their first round series against the Mavericks, their performance in a few of their games left a lot to be desired. At no point in the series were they able to find an answer for Luka Doncic, which spells danger as they come up against a similarly gifted offensive player in Donovan Mitchell. We expect it will take the Clippers a game or two to make the necessary adjustments to slow down the Jazz’s high-powered offence, which means we’re more than happy to be on the #1 seed to get the job done in Game 1.

Luka Doncic was able to put up 40+ points on three difference occasions against the Clippers in the first round, which will have Donovan Mitchell’s eyes lighting up ahead of Game 1. While Mitchell doesn’t have as high of a usage rate as Doncic, he’s shown in past playoff runs that he’s a high-volume shooter and can score with the best of them. We expect him to set the tone in Game 1 with 30+ points.


Utah Jazz -3.5 

BET NOW AT Sportsbet

Prop: Mitchell 30+ Points ($2.10)


2020-21 NBA Playoffs Betting Tips: Conference Finals

The conference semi-finals in the NBA are almost done and dusted at the time of writing, and by Monday just four teams will remain in the hunt for the 2020-21 NBA title. Check out our full preview and betting tips for the Conference Semis, beginning on Monday, here read more

NBL 2020-21 Betting Tips: Grand Final Game 2

The 2021 NBL Grand Final series between Melbourne United and the Perth Wildcats continues on Sunday night. Catch our match prediction and best player prop bet for this crucial Game 2 right here! read more

2021 AFL Round 14: Hawthorn vs Essendon Preview & Betting Tips

Just the one game on Sunday in the AFL this week and while it’s not a blockbuster, it’s all we’ve got. PuntingInDanger is here to guide you through the game in full and give his preview and AFL tips here. read more

NRL Round 15: Sunday Preview & Betting Tips

We look to close out Round 15 of the NRL with two interesting matches on Sunday afternoon. The high-flying Eels will host the Bulldogs while the Sea Eagles will head to the Gold Coast to take on the Titans. Here's our preview and NRL tips! read more


Best Australian Sports Betting Sites

The best Australian sports betting sites ensure safe and successful online betting for punters. Here's our list of the best sports betting options in Australia. read more

Performance Ratings & Pricing with Julian Vallance with Sportsbet

Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more

What is Over-Round and How do Sportsbooks Make Money?

Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more

Betfair Commissions and Charges

Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more


2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 13

The bye rounds continued over the long Queen's Birthday weekend with just the six games across five days for Round 13. Check out our analysis, Brownlow vote predictions for Round 13 and our current Brownlow leaderboard here! read more

2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 12

Just the six games of AFL during Round 12 of the 2021 AFL season but that was enough for the likes of Marcus Bontempelli, Dustin Martin, Darcy Parish and Clayton Oliver to add to their Brownlow Medal tallies. Who got the Round 12 Brownlow votes? Find out here... read more

2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 11

We have a new leader in our 2021 Brownlow Medal leaderboard. After an amazing month, Melbourne's Clayton Oliver is now on top of our counts after Round 11. Check out who got our Brownlow votes and all the analysis from Round 11 here! read more

2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 10

Some interesting games in Round 10 of the AFL season where the best players arguably came from the losing teams. Will the umpires see it the same as we did? Read on to find out our Brownlow vote predictions for Round 10. read more