The NBA playoffs continue in the early hours of Tuesday morning as the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers aim to take a 3-1 lead in each of their respective playoff series.

NBA Betting Tips

  • Milwaukee Bucks @ Miami Heat – Bucks (-5.5) @ 10/11
  • Memphis Grizzlies @ Los Angeles Lakers – Lakers (-4.5) @ 10/11

Milwaukee Bucks @ Miami Heat – Bucks (-5.5) @ 10/11

The Bucks are hopeful Giannis Antetokounmpo will play some part in Game 4 of the series, but whether he’s fit or not, a positive reaction to Saturday’s loss is expected by Milwaukee.

The Heat could be missing a few key players and look vulnerable to a Bucks team desperate not to go 3-1 down.

Miami lost Tyler Herro (broken right hand) in Game 1 and fellow guard Victor Oladipo (torn patellar tendon in left knee) in Game 3. The Oladipo injury came on a drive to the hoop in which his knee gave out and he landed hard under the basket.

Also, Miami center Bam Adebayo (left hamstring) is less than 100 percent. He’s listed as probable for Game 4.

I’m taking the Bucks to cover the spread.

Memphis Grizzlies @ Los Angeles Lakers – Lakers (-4.5) @ 10/11

The Lakers have a chance to push through their inconsistencies when they play host to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.

Los Angeles are looking to take a commanding 3-1 lead after a convincing 111-101 home victory over Memphis in Game 3, as Anthony Davis scored 31 points with 17 rebounds, while LeBron James once again provided the energy while scoring 25 points with nine rebounds and five assists.

Ja Morant scored 45 points in Game 3, after missing Game 2 with a hand injury, and he’ll be hoping his team can tighten things up on the defensive side of the basketball to even up the series.

However, LeBron James will have the second round of the playoffs in his sights, and I’m expecting him to lead the Lakers to a 3-1 lead here.

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