NBA Playoffs Predictions 2017: Picks Against the Spread & Odds April 16

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The Clippers enter their matchup against the Jazz as the favorites. (Getty)

The road to the NBA Finals begins today with four games kicking off the NBA playoffs. The odds below are courtesy of OddsShark.

Cleveland is an 8.5 point favorite over Indiana and the over-under is set at 209 points. The Pacers enter the series on a five-game win streak while the Cavaliers have lost their last four games.

The Cavs are just 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 games. While we like the Cavs to be victorious, the Pacers are the pick against the spread.

The Raptors are favored by seven points against the Bucks. The over-under is set at 199.5 points.

Milwaukee is just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games against the Raptors. Toronto has am energetic home crowd and look for them to get off to a great start against a young Milwaukee team. Take Toronto to cover the spread.

San Antonio takes on the Grizzlies as nine-point favorites. The over-under is set at 190.5 points.

The Grizzlies are in a bit of a slump but have had success this season against the Spurs. Memphis has two big men that cause problems for the Spurs now that Tim Duncan is out of the picture. The Grizzlies are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games against the Spurs. The Spurs win the game but the Grizzlies are able to keep it close despite being without Tony Allen.

In the final game of the day, the Clippers are 5.5 point favorites against the Jazz. The over-under is 200.5 points. Los Angeles enters the series on a five-game winning streak and are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games. The Clippers get off to a good start by defeating the Jazz and covering the spread.

Here’s a summary of Heavy’s picks for the NBA playoff games on Saturday, April 15:
Pacers +8.5 vs. Cavaliers. Cleveland Straight Up.
Raptors -7 vs. Bucks. Toronto Straight Up.
Grizzlies +9 vs. Spurs. San Antonio Straight Up.
Clippers -5.5 vs. Jazz. Los Angeles Straight Up.