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NBA Playoff Handicapping: First Round Pointspreads vs. Power Ratings

04.15.2016     07:00 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
Let's take a look at where the market is headed with all eight first round matchups as well as where the numbers sit compared to Sportsmemo Handicapper Rob Veno's Power Ratings.

Eastern Conference 
(8) Detroit vs. (1) Cleveland (Sunday, Noon PT) 
CRIS Opener: Cleveland -10 O/U 201.5 
CRIS Current: Cleveland -10.5 O/U 201 
Veno Power: Cleveland -8.5

(7) Indiana vs. (2) Toronto (Saturday, 9:35 am PT) 
CRIS Opener: Toronto -6 O/U 196 
CRIS Current: Toronto -6 O/U 6.5 
Veno Power: Toronto -6

(6) Charlotte vs. (3) Miami (Sunday, 2:30 pm PT) 
CRIS Opener: Miami -4.5 O/U 202.5 
CRIS Current: Miami -4.5 O/U 201.5 
Veno Power: Miami -4

(5) Boston vs. (4) Atlanta (Saturday, 4 pm PT) 
CRIS Opener: Atlanta -4.5 O/U 204.5 
CRIS Current: Atlanta -5 O/U 204.5 
Veno Power: Atlanta -3.5

Western Conference 
(8) Houston vs. (1) Golden State (Saturday, 12:30 pm PT) 
CRIS Opener: Golden State -12.5 O/U 225 
CRIS Current: Golden State -13.5 O/U 225 
Veno Power: Golden State -11.5

(7) Memphis vs. (2) San Antonio (Sunday, 5 pm PT) 
CRIS Opener: San Antonio -15 O/U 190.5 
CRIS Current: San Antonio -15.5 O/U 190 
Veno Power: San Antonio -16.5

(6) Dallas vs. (3) Oklahoma City (Saturday, 6:30 pm PT) 
CRIS Opener: Oklahoma City -12 O/U 209 
CRIS Current: Oklahoma City -12 O/U 208.5 
Veno Power: Oklahoma City -10

(5) Portland vs. (4) LA Clippers (Sunday, 7:30 pm PT) 
CRIS Opener: Los Angeles -7.5 O/U 207.5 
CRIS Current: Los Angeles -8 O/U 209 
Veno Power: Los Angeles -5.5

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