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Online NBA Monday Betting Action

By Eric Uribe

All odds courtesy of BetOnline

Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks (-2.5)

Paul Millsap wasn't about to let Atlanta fall 3-0. The Hawks won the game up front and Millsap led the way with 29 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks. Washington was outrebounded 62-51 in Game 3 and their starting frontcourt of Marcin Gortat and Markieff Morris combined for just 11 points. 

Bradley Beal also played like a ghost last time out. He shot 6-of-20 for 12 points. By comparison, Beal had 53 points in the first two games of the series.

Going forward, you'll have to figure out if the Wizards just no-showed during Game 3's 116-98 beatdown, or the Hawks have figured them out. We're leaning with the former. 

John Wall is still the runaway best player in this series. He's the only Washington player that came to play Saturday as he shot 10-of-12 for 29 points. On the series, he's averaging 31 points and 10 assists, with 55 percent shooting from the field. Those are eye-popping numbers and Atlanta are showing no sign of slowing him down.

As long as Wall's sidekick Beal isn't nonexistent again in Game 4 and Washington's frontcourt can slow down Millsap just a little, the Wizards will be in good position to go up 3-1.

Pick: Washington (+2.5)

Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors (-6)

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It feels like Toronto prefer playing with their backs against the wall. In an ugly slugfest, the Raptors reclaimed home-court advantage with a 87-76 victory. Toronto usually lean on their offense, but it was all defense on Saturday, forcing Milwaukee into 21 turnovers and 37 percent shooting overall.

DeMar DeRozan had a bounce back outing himself. After failing to hit a field goal in Game 3, he dropped 33 points. 

A lineup change may have sparked Toronto's revival. Jonas Valanciunas was dropped from the starting lineup in favor of small forward Norman Powell, as Serge Ibaka moved to center. The differences were noticeable as the defense was able to switch freely with the versatile lineup. 

This whole series has been such a back-and-forth affair that it's hard to pick a winner for Game 5. Both teams have played consistently inconsistent through four matchups. However, you have to imagine it'll at least be a close affair with so much at stake. Bucks at plus-six is pure value.

Pick: Raptors

Over/under 219 points: Golden State at Portland Trail Blazers 

While many other teams talk about having an "on" switch, the Warriors really do. Golden State climbed out of a 17-point halftime deficit to take Game 3 119-113. The rally was fueled by a 19-1 run in the third quarter. No lead is safe against the Dubs. 

Portland threw everything at them and still fell short. Damian Lillard scored 31 and CJ McCollum added 32, but the Trail Blazers find themselves in a win-or-go-home situation.

This series has been mostly a high-scoring affair. In Game 1, they totaled 230, followed by 191 and 232 in the next two. In Game 4, we're leaning with another over.

With a sweep looming, McCollum and Lillard will have their usual monster performances. Sure, no one else on the team is capable of helping the two out, but the tandem alone is due for a 60-point outing at the very least.

The Warriors on the other hand can score with or without Kevin Durant in the lineup. He missed Game 3, but five different players still netted double-digit point totals. Golden State want to end this series now and rest up, so the points will continue to roll in Game 4.

Pick: Over

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