Tuesday’s NBA Playoffs Preview and Free Picks [4/30/24]

We have three more exciting NBA Playoff games tonight and two series could end. The Knicks will look to eliminate the 76ers at home, while the Pacers will try to do the same to the Bucks on the road. Cleveland and Orlando will play the all-important Game 5 with the series tied at 2-2. Check out Bovada Sportsbook for the best odds and props for tonight’s action.


New York returns home with their sights set on the second round when they host the 76ers for Game 5 at Madison Square Garden. It turned into MSG South in Game 4, as the New York fans took over the Wells Fargo Center and put the Sixers on the brink of elimination. The Knicks clamped down on the defensive end Sunday and have all the momentum. Philly has nothing much outside of Embiid and he’s frustrated right now. Jalen Brunson is on fire and will help lead the Knicks to a series win.

Prediction: Knicks -4


The Indiana Pacers have found their offense after a sluggish Game 1 and are one win away from moving on and eliminating the Bucks. Injuries to Milwaukee’s two best players have obviously helped the Pacers and we probably won’t see Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard once again and that spells doom for the Bucks. Even with their stars, Milwaukee was not playing well down the regular season stretch. Indiana already has a 17-point win on the road in this series and should be able to take care of business tonight. I think this number is too short.

Prediction: Pacers -4


We are down to a best-of-three series between the Magic and Cavaliers. The home team has dominated each of the first four games. That would make the Cavs an automatic pick, right? Not necessarily. I like Orlando in this one because they now have the momentum and the young team is getting more comfortable. The Magic haven’t played well on the road recently, but they still had a winning record against the spread away from home. Cleveland has now gone seven playoff games in a row without scoring 100 points. I think this game goes down to the wire, so give me the points.

Prediction: Magic +4.5

Check out who Bobby Babowski has on his Free NBA Picks page for today.