DENVER, CO - APRIL 1: Gary Harris (14) of the Denver Nuggets gets up after being knocked down and no foul called during the third quarter on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trailblazers game two of their second round NBA playoff series at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

The NBA playoffs have officially taken off into the second round. With wanting to play US online casino games and making wagers on the NBA Playoffs, these games have more riding on them than ever before. The second round has been very exciting so far, so we can only expect to see more of the same in the remaining games. Keep these two matchups in mind when betting this playoff season.

What to Watch For: NBA Playoffs

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics

A series that has seen two blowouts back to back is bound to straighten out eventually. The Bucks are coming off of their best season in franchise history, while the Celtics are coming off quite possibly their most disappointing season in recent history. Both teams have stars in Kyrie Irving and Giannis Antetokounmpo who are both capable of taking over a game at any time. However, the decider in this series will be determined by the supporting cast of both teams. Can guys like Jayson Tatum and Khris Middleton step up for their respective teams?

It’ll be interesting to see how this matchup plays out because we’ve seen that both teams are capable of dismantling the other. If Giannis can continue to dominate the NBA, the Bucks seem to be in a good position. However, the defense of the Celtics may be too much for the “Greek Freak” to handle. Either way, this series looks to be one of the best of the remaining four.

Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Yet another intriguing matchup this playoff season, Denver and Portland are currently tied at one apiece with game three set for Friday at 10:30 pm. With the unfortunate injury to Jusuf Nurkic earlier in the season, the Blazers are struggling to contain the monster in Nikola Jokic. Jokic was a scoring machine in game one putting up 37 points and was a rebounding machine in game two putting up 14 boards. Although Damian Lillard struggled in game two, He was more of his same self in game one when he put up 39 points. The series has been very physical in the first two games and will most likely continue to be for the remaining ones. I could see either of these teams advancing to the conference finals.

The Nuggets have already lost their home court advantage by splitting the two games, so it really is the Blazers’ series to lose. But, the Nuggets have been proving the NBA wrong all season so I don’t expect them to just roll over and give up. It’ll be vital for the Nuggets to split in Portland for them to have a chance. For the Blazers, they just got to their job at home and their trip is booked to the NBA Western Conference Finals.

Last Word

So many NBA fans will continue to play online casino games and test their luck in the sports betting world. This will only add to the excitement that the NBA Playoffs provide. All four remaining teams have legitimate chances to advanced to the NBA Finals. As you enjoy playing online casino games and betting on these matchups, be sure to admire the talent and competitive nature of all the players left in the playoffs.

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