NBA Playoff Tips: Raptors to complete the sweep and move on to round two

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The Raptors can move on to round two in just four games tonight
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Toronto need just one more win over the Nets to sweep the series and move on to round two. They should do it tonight and it is likely to be by a big margin, says Dave Gray...

"The Raptors are still 17/2 joint fourth favourites for the title but they have played as well as just about any team since the restart and those odds look very tempting."

Raptors make it four from four

Toronto Raptors @ Brooklyn Nets
Sunday, 23:30 BST
Live on Sky Sports Arena

The Raptors can book their place in round two of the playoffs if they can win and complete the 4-0 sweep over the Nets on Sunday night. They have dominated this match up in the first three games and their is little to make anyone think this will go any differently.

Toronto have perhaps been the biggest beneficiaries of the break due to coronavirus. The time off allowed them to get healthy for just about the first time this season and they are making the most of it. They are still 17/2 joint fourth favourites for the title but they have played as well as just about any team since the restart and those odds look very tempting.

Fred VanVleet has been excellent against the shorthanded Nets and should once again lead the way for the Raptors. But what makes the Raptors so dangerous is that they have talent throughout the line up. Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry were part of last year's championship winning team and they look to have improved since.

The Nets will be a very different team next season but without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan there is a real lack of star power and they just can't keep up with the excellent Raptors.

Toronto are 12.5 favourites but they already have 24 and 25 point wins in this series. They will not want to be playing any more games than they need to so back them to win it here, and win it big.

Jazz can edge closer to the second round

Denver Nuggets @ Utah Jazz
Monday, 02:00 BST
Live on Sky Sports Arena

Utah demolished the Nuggets in game three for a second successive big win. They have won the past two matches by a combined margin of 56 points and Denver will need to find something quickly if this series isn't going to get away from them.

The Nuggets are a much better team at home and they were always likely to be one of the teams to suffer from playing in the bubble, but these last two games they just haven't been able to get close to Utah. Donovan Mitchell has 107 points in this series so far and the Nuggets just don't seem to have an answer for him, despite being one of the better defences in the league.

Utah just appear to have too much firepower for the Nuggets who do not have a single player averaging over 20 points per game this season. Jamaal Murray had a great game one but has just 26 points in the past two games.

While this one should be closer than the past two games, The Jazz just appear to be too strong and should win here to take a 3-1 lead in the series.

Dave Gray's Regular Season NBA 2019/20 P/L

Staked: 168
Returns: 161.23
P/L: -6.77

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