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BetAnySports Weekend Betting Preview – April 21-23

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Updated: .April 20, 2017

The opening round of this season’s NBA Playoffs continues to dominate the betting action at BetAnySports heading into this weekend’s Game 3 and Game 4 of the eight best-of-seven series. Both Cleveland and Golden State have opened up a 2-0 lead in their first round matchups in the first step towards meeting in the NBA Finals for the third-straight season. Both teams have been listed as heavy favorites to win their respective conference on BetAnySports’ NBA futures odds.

Cleveland is the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference and it will face Indiana as a 2.5-point road favorite for Thursday’s Game 3 at 7 p.m. (ET) on TNT with Game 4 of that series set for Sunday at 1 p.m. on ABC. Golden State will try and take a commanding 3-0 series lead against Portland on Saturday night in a 10:30 p.m. start on ESPN.

The biggest surprise of the playoffs so far has been Chicago’s two wins on the road against Boston as the No. 8 seed in the East. The top-seeded Celtics will now have to go on the road for the next two games starting with Friday night’s Game 3 at 7 p.m. on ESPN as two-point underdogs at BetAnySports. Game 4 of that series is set for Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on TNT.

Both San Antonio as the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference and No. 3 Houston have opened up a 2-0 series lead in their opening round matchups. The Spurs resume their series against Memphis as 3.5-point road favorites on Thursday night at 9:30 p.m. on TNT with Game 4 set for Saturday night at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The Rockets will face Oklahoma City as three-point road underdogs this Friday night in a 9:30 p.m. tip on ESPN. Game 4 of that series is set for Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.

The first round of the NHL Playoffs is well underway and this weekend’s action features a number of possible elimination games. The Washington Capitals in the East and the Chicago Blackhawks in the West were the clear favorites to win their respective conferences to clash in the Stanley Cup Finals, but things have not gone according to plan for either team. The Capitals rallied to tie its series against Toronto at two games apiece with Wednesday’s 5-4 victory as -145 road favorites. Game 5 of that series is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m.

The Blackhawks will try and stave off elimination on Thursday night in a Game 4 showdown against Nashville as +110 road underdogs after losing the first three games to the Predators. Game time is set for 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. Game 5 if necessary will be played on Saturday in an 8 p.m. start on NBC.

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