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NBA Picks Tonight: ATS Picks and Predictions From The Duel Staff for Saturday, 5/22/2021 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Adam Taylor McKillop
NBA picks tonight: ATS picks and predictions from The Duel staff for NBA Playoff games on 5/22/21.
NBA picks tonight: ATS picks and predictions from The Duel staff for NBA Playoff games on 5/22/21. / Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The 2020-21 NBA season is now entering the playoffs and every day the editors at The Duel will be making against the spread (ATS) picks for the biggest games of the day. You can follow along, check it out, or even fade us throughout the playoffs.

We have full betting previews for each matchup below along with the betting lines from FanDuel Sportsbook. We’ll update this with the staff records and make ATS picks on a daily basis throughout the rest of the season.

Here's a look at our picks for Saturday, May 22.

NBA Picks for Today

Note: All betting lines and odds are from FanDuel Sportsbook, as of Saturday, May 22 at 1 p.m. EST. 

Heat vs Bucks Picks and Predictions Today

Miami Heat (+5.5) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (-5.5) Predictions

Staff Picks (ATS):
- Adam Taylor McKillop: Heat
- Jason Schandl: Heat

Mavericks vs Clippers Picks and Predictions Today

Dallas Mavericks (+6) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (-6) Predictions

Staff Picks (ATS):
- Adam Taylor McKillop: Clippers
- Jason Schandl: Mavericks

Celtics vs Nets Picks and Predictions Tonight

Boston Celtics (+8) vs. Brooklyn Nets (-8) Predictions

Staff Picks (ATS):
- Adam Taylor McKillop: Nets
- Jason Schandl: Celtics

Trail Blazers vs Nuggets Picks and Predictions Tonight

Portland Trail Blazers (+1.5) vs. Denver Nuggets (-1.5) Predictions

Staff Picks (ATS):
- Adam Taylor McKillop: Nuggets
- Jason Schandl: Nuggets

Free NBA ATS Picks

Staff Records (ATS) - 2021 NBA Playoffs:
- Max Staley: 2-1 (66.7%)
- Jason Schandl: 1-1 (50.0%)
- Adam Taylor McKillop: 1-2 (33.3%)
- David Kaestle : 1-2 (33.3%)
- Isaiah De Los Santos: 0-3 (0.0%)
- Brian Giuffra: 0-3 (0.0%)

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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.