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Free NBA Western Conference Playoff Semifinal Picks, Best Bets, and Parlays for 5/1/22
Jerome Miron-USA Today Sports

Free NBA Western Conference Playoff Semifinal Picks, Best Bets, and Parlays for 5/1/22

We head into the NBA Conference Semifinal with 4 matchups that should be absolutely outstanding. Today we have a game in the East and a battle in the West to enjoy on this Sunday afternoon. After a much needed day off, it is time to get back in the saddle and they how these games shape up.

On Friday night, we hit our Best Bet, as Memphis won Game 6 to end the series with Minnesota. Our Best Bet of the Day record now stands at 88-44 in 2022.

We went 1-0 betting the MoneyLine to raise our overall record to 462-228 since Jan.1st.

Let’s look at the Golden State-Memphis game today and see what Vegas is thinking.

Golden State (-2.5) at Memphis: Game 1 begins today in Memphis, in what should be a fun, exciting, high-scoring series between these two great teams. Everyone knows about the shooting ability of Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, as well as the physical play of Draymond Green. But the emergence of Jordan Poole (21 pts. and 5 assists per game) and Andrew Wiggins 14 pts. and 7 rebounds) have given them additional weapons. They put away Denver and Nikola Jokic in 5 games and are well-rested coming into Memphis this afternoon. They have won 9 of their last 10 games and are playing at a very high level. Meanwhile, Memphis is coming off a grueling six game series with Minnesota that took every ounce of effort they had to win. They had to make huge comebacks in three of their wins and that takes a lot out of your energy level. They have superstar type players, that are just as good as Golden State’s main gunners, led by Ja Marant, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks and Brandon Clarke.

Memphis won three of the four regular season games between the two and they are a great team. I see this as a golden opportunity for Golden State to come in and win Game 1 against the Grizzlies, coming into this game after a very difficult come-from-behind victory on Friday night. I’m going with the Warriors to take advantage of Memphis having some tired legs in the 4th quarter and steal a game on the road. PAPA DUDES BEST BET: Golden State -2.5


We are playing the 2 NBA games and a hockey game in this parlay.

Leg 1: Milwaukee at Boston (4.5): Bet the Bucks +4.5

Leg 2: Golden State (2.5) at Memphis (-2.5): Bet Golden State -2.5

Leg 3: Seattle at Winnipeg: Bet the MoneyLine on the Jets -185

Bet $10 for a Payout of $46.15

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