First game tomorrow afternoon we have the Trailblazers against the Nuggets. The Nuggets are currently listed as -5.5 point favorites in this game. The Blazers were able to take game 6 at home and force a deciding game 7 back in Denver. The Blazers have proved they can win in Denver by stealing game 2. However, home teams typically win game 7s so the Blazers will be fighting history as well as playing at altitude in Denver. For the Blazers to pull off an upset I think they'll have to replicate what they did in game 2 and really lock down on defense and so it's a low scoring game. In the end I expect the Nuggets to come away as the winner of this series although I'm not sure if they will cover the -5.5 point spread on this game.

In the late game we have the Raptors hosting the 76ers in another game 7. The 76ers pulled away early in game 6 and never looked back. Like the Blazers they have proven they can win on the road in this series taking game 2. However their last trip to Toronto didn't go so well as they were walloped by 36 points. That doesn't bode well for a series deciding game on the road, but either way I expect them to show up and compete hard to try and win this series. The Raptors opened as -7 point favorites and that has been bet down to -6. I expect the Raptors to come away with the win but I'm not sure they cover the number.

From a purely betting angle game 7s are a great chance to cash on betting the under. This is because both teams typically will go all out on defense exerting all kinds of energy to prevent the other team from scoring. Also nerves can factor into this as well as it usually takes teams a little while to settle in and start running their plays effectively and hitting their shots. The totals are set at 209 and 212.5 respectively and it wouldn't shock me at all if both games end up well under the listed total. The only game 7 so far in these playoffs between Denver and San Antonio had a listed total of 207.5 and produced a total combined points of only 176, more than 30 points shy of what Vegas set the line at. Good luck if you're betting the game!