Three Things to Know for Thursday, April 17

1. NBA Game 1 Playoff Lines

The first round of the NBA Playoffs are set and BetOnline has posted lines for all series openers.

– Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors (-2)
– Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder (-6.5)
– Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers (-7)
– Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers (-6.5)

– Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs (-9)
– Charlotte Bobcats at Miami Heat (-10)
– Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls (-4.5)
– Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets (-5)

As more sportsbooks open these games, consensus lines and public betting percentages will be updated on our Free NBA Betting Trends page.

2. MLB Injuries Looming

The statuses for a handful of MLB stars are still up in the air heading into Thursday’s games.

– Ryan Braun (Thumb) is questionable at Pittsburgh.
– Bryce Harper (Quad) is questionable vs. St. Louis.
– Hanley Ramirez (Hand) is questionable at San Francisco.

Click here to view all MLB Injuries.

3. The Blue Jays and Twins play a day/night doubleheader

Following the postponement of Wednesday’s game due to unseasonably cold weather, Toronto and Minnesota will play a makeup game at 1:10 pm ET as part of a day/night doubleheader.

Track lines and betting percentages for all of today’s games on our Free MLB Betting Trends page.


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