**NBA FINALS THREAD - RAPTORS DEFY GRAVITY**

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by erupt, Apr 11, 2019.

Who Will Win it All?

Poll closed Apr 15, 2019.
  1. Warriors

    86 vote(s)
    53.4%
  2. Bucks

    27 vote(s)
    16.8%
  3. Raptors

    9 vote(s)
    5.6%
  4. Nuggets

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  5. Rockets

    13 vote(s)
    8.1%
  6. Sixers

    5 vote(s)
    3.1%
  7. Celtics

    6 vote(s)
    3.7%
  8. Clippers

    5 vote(s)
    3.1%
  9. Other West Team

    6 vote(s)
    3.7%
  10. Other East Team

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  1. moe200069

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    im taking this way out of context...but that's apples to oranges. one's for bussin down a female at the club while the other's background music for when i'm blowin thru pre-rolls with my boys
     
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  2. everysingletime

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    Yes to both.
     
  3. freeze

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    Marc gasol game didn't age gracefully at all. He out here looking like some boot cuts
     
  4. QU!K

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    Middleton will go off at least once this series

    Hoping Siakam shows up

    If Bucks Celtics went to 7 Raptors would have won this.

    Thanks Boston
     
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  5. abematic

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    Feels great to have Brogdan back.
     
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  6. QU!K

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    All he needs to do is contain Lopez or Mirotic

    Ibaka too, where was game 7 Ibaka? Mans was -17
     
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  7. everysingletime

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    By eye test, not looking at the scoreboard... It kinda looked like refs called it kinda tight. A loosely called game would favor raptors I think.

    I think there was a stretch of 6-7 possessions bucks went to the free throw line
     
  8. niceshoes247

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    So u saying they coming back?
     
  9. moe200069

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    the conspiracy theorist in me finds it so damn hard to believe that vegas doesn't impact outcomes of games. vegas sets the line to raptors +7 in what is supposed to be a TIGHT finish so i'm sure the money is pouring in on the raptors covering. they end up losing by 8 after danny green misses a FT :lol::lol:
     
  10. darth vader

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    :lol: the funniest slander I’ve heard all week

    Didn’t understand raptors going after him. Much rather have JV and Delon Wright
     
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  11. lightweight champion

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    The spread on close games many times will come down to FTs. I read a few years ago some guy made a killing for years off betting the over for 2nd halves using this logic.
     
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  12. QU!K

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    Masai was going all in. If he didn’t make any moves during the deadline his seat would be hot af. JV was coming back from a broken finger by Draymond. I hate draymond

    He traded offence for defense.
     
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  14. freeze

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    Ibaka -17...but he's 42.
     
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  15. QU!K

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    [​IMG]
     
  16. htg designs

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    "made him feel us". ok Zaza
     
  17. htg designs

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    just checked the stats. Lowry bawled! 10/15? sheesh.
     
  18. freeze

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    And it was wasted. Probs going 2/12 from 3 next game :frown:
     
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  19. SneakerProSr.

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    What wild is he was better than the stats
     
  20. second2nonee

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    that would be the best NBA bettor in the history of betting IMO. haralabos voulgaris. mavs hired him as the Director of Quantitative Research and Development this past year. i think he used to consult on another team too. might've been the suns, and they asked him to show his predictive model or something like that.

    don't wanna go into conspiracy theories as that's another topic but i'll say this, people who don't put any weight into the betting lines should probably respect it more. vegas/offshore opening lines accurately predict 60-65% of a game's outcomes, down to the margin of victory, which is far better than any other predictive model out there (gotta find my source, but it's out there). there's a reason why they have new buildings every year. these nerds are smarter than everyone else. not saying that they're always right but they're definitely more right than wrong, especially compared to the general public :lol:

    basically, if a line opens up -6/+6, there's a good chance (>60%) the margin of victory will be from 5-7 (or whatever their standard deviation is). i think that's some crazy accuracy man :lol:

    i think one error that these other computer models don't account for well is injuries though. models never seem to fully adjust to "X player's" value if they're injured
     
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  21. moe200069

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    :rofl:

    pretty sure he would describe bucks interior defense as thicc and girthy
     
  22. freeze

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    Kawhi braids receding.

    Greatness is coming.
     
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  23. lamekilla

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    Bucks won at home. Series ain’t started yet.
     
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  24. alchemist iq

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    Cats making paul pierce like predictions already after 1 home game.
     
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  25. BobbyLite

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    Lol