NBA predictions: Knicks, Lakers & Kings appeal
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NBA predictions: Knicks, Lakers & Kings appeal

With the play-offs now under way, we’re continuing our regular NBA predictions with a 6/1-plus treble from Wednesday’s fixtures.

Bwin offers a wide range of betting markets on every match, but we’re sticking to the spread and money line NBA odds for our top tips this week.

Knicks +5.5 points to win at Cavaliers @ 10/11

The Cavaliers lost both games in New York over the weekend and have no room for error as they return home 3-1 down in the series.

The Knicks have failed to win a play-off series since 2013 but the long wait is almost over, largely due to a defence which has kept Cleveland below triple digits in three of the four matches. Top scorer Donovan Mitchell will need to step up if the Cavs are to stay alive but their record this season against the best teams is a worry.

While the Cavs are one of the best at overpowering the weaker teams, play-off matches are a different beast and the Knicks look good value as 5.5-point underdogs.

Lakers +4.5 points to win at Grizzlies @ 20/23

The Lakers made a slow start to the season but, as could perhaps be expected of such an experienced line-up, are coming good when it matters.

Having been arguably the form team in the NBA for the last two months, they lead this series 3-1 and are one win away from eliminating the second seeds in the West. LeBron James was the star of the show at the business end of Game 4 and will hope Anthony Davis can step up to help out here.

James’ ageing legs would welcome the rest that victory tonight would allow so the Lakers on the spread is the next of our NBA predictions today.

Kings to beat Warriors @ 21/20

The Warriors have levelled the series at 2-2 thanks to back-to-back wins at the Chase Center but must somehow find a cure for their travel sickness to avoid going behind again in Sacramento.

Golden State only managed 11 wins from 41 matches on the road in the regular season before losing the opening match of the series 126-123 in Sacramento and the second game 114-106.

Having only triumphed in Game 4 by a single point, they look uneasy favourites in the NBA odds and the Kings can be backed with 1.5 points on the spread but taking them to win the match looks worth the extra risk on their home court.

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