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NBA: Bulls and Pacers to bounce back as Nets extend lead

| 22.04.2014

The NBA play-offs are in full swing and already a number of upsets have taken place.

Indiana – supposedly Miami’s biggest threat in the East – lost at home to Atlanta, while Chicago were unable to make home advantage count against Washington.

However, we are backing this particular duo to level the series up in tonight’s matches, while Brooklyn can put one foot into round two with a second road win over Toronto.

A £10 stake on this better-than 7/2 treble could return a tasty £48.03 and with Ladbrokes offering live streaming of all these games and more, why not watch the action unfold live?

Chicago Bulls to beat Washington Wizards @ 10/23

Washington are now 5-0 from their last five games and will be supremely confident after drawing first blood in this seven game series.

However, Chicago will know that going 2-0 down before heading to the Wizards’ back yard must be avoided at all costs.

This shouldn’t prove too difficult however, as the Bulls were wasteful in game one – throwing away a 13-point lead to lose.

Despite that defeat, nobody in the East has won more games than Tom Thibodeau’s men in 2014 and with the hosts still 4-1 from five at the United Center expect a level series by the end of the night.

Indiana Pacers to beat Atlanta Hawks @ 5/19

Like Chicago, Indiana know tonight’s is a must win game if they are to fulfil the hype of stopping Miami’s charge to yet another Finals appearance.

The Pacers have been in decline for weeks now and this was evident as the Hawks – without star man Al Horford – secured an eight-point win in game one.

Frank Vogel will hope that result will provide the shock his side needs to break out of their current funk and deliver on their potential.

With the Pacers winning 19 of their last 25 at home and all too aware of what is riding on this game expect the hosts to head to Atlanta with parity restored.

Brooklyn Nets to beat Toronto Raptors @ 33/20

Jason Kidds’ men saw the series swing in their favour by taking game one in Toronto’s back yard.

The Raptors had the upper hand by virtue of their home advantage but that has been eradicated now and Kidd will instruct his men to go all out for the kill in tonight’s’ fixture.

The Nets have benefited from the scheduling, with two days rest playing into the hands of seasoned pros like Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

Brooklyn are 5-13 in back-to-back games this season so the extra rest has been welcomed by Kidd and his side look a good bet to upset the odds at the Air Canada Centre.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.