Updated: April 12, 2018

By: Anthony "Ace" Michael (@BsptSportsPicks)

Guess who's back by popular demand? I am really excited about the playoffs this year and I am ready for a couple upsets! I will walk you through these NBA Playoffs one series at a time and look to go undefeated in the first round. Like I said in the past, don't bet individual games but cash in on the series! This way you don't have to sweat out those Big point spreads. This has been my bread and butter for years. I know match up and that is what playoff basketball is all about. Oh yeah, and the Super Teams of course.

Not only am I giving out my picks, I also found the Best Odds Online for you to Bet them so no excuses! I would stay away from the Big Favorites and focus on the Underdogs and you will be alright!


This is how I see the 1st round and let's try to go perfect:


Eastern Conference


    1. Image result for RAPTORS logo      VS       8. Image result for wizards logo

Not as easy as people think! The Raptors are known to choke in the playoffs. I do believe this is the last chance to get the job done for DeMar and company. They have struggled against the Wizards in the past and have lost at home to split the season series. The Wizards have their All-Star John Wall back which is huge! This team can also shoot with the best of them from downtown and they have playoff experience like the Raptors. They are not an 8 seed if Wall don't get hurt. It is a coin flip for me. I definitely see this going 7 and at +500 on the Wizards I will take my chances on a BIG Payday. This is the series to watch in the East.

Prediction:  Wizards (+500 SERIES ODDS) UPSET the series 4-3

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 2.      VS        7.  Image result for milwaukee bucks logo

This series is lopsided but not in the #2 seeds favor. We all found out Irving is nothing without James. Also an overrated Al Horford, an injured Marcus Smart, and a not yet developed Jayson Tatum puts these guys in a Big Hole. Home court will help them where the Bucks have struggled on the road. The Bucks do have guys that can score the basketball besides Giannis, with Bledsoe, Middleton, Parker, and Brogdon. Should be another good series, but the Bucks get it done for another upset!

Prediction: Bucks (+140 SERIES ODDS) UPSET the series 4-2

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  3.  Image result for 76ers logo      VS          6.   Image result for heat logo

I do believe Spoelstra should be fired after the last game of the season. All they had to do was rest the starters and they would be playing the Boston Celtics instead of the Red Hot 76ers! The 76ers are by far the Hottest team in the league. This is a great match up for them to get out of the first round. They only lost 11 games at home, but are just 2-2 in the season series. Embiid is back and they kept their 16 game winning streak going without their All-Star. Simmons has been leading the way and getting better and better. The Heat will need a miracle to win this series. James Johnson and Kelly Olynyk have been the stars as of late, but the should get back a couple keys players, along with Wade stepping up. Still they do not have a prayer.

Prediction:  76ers (-470 SERIES ODDS) win the series 4-1

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4. Image result for cavaliers logo     VS         5.  

We all have see this many times! Oh, the Cavs are struggling and might be in trouble come playoff time. HAHA! Vegas must pay these sports experts good money to get people to bet the other team! It is not going to work here. The Pacers will give them a little scare, but that is about it. James will be unstoppable and all those injuries will suddenly go away! I love watching Victor Oladipo and will be rooting for him. Let's be serious, the Pacers have no chance of beating the Cavs 4 times.

Prediction:  Cavaliers (-650 SERIES ODDS) win the series 4-2

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Western Conference

1.       VS        8.   Image result for timberwolves logo

Another interesting series, maybe. MVP James Harden is the toughest player in the league and has the troops eyeing a title. This is not the match up they wanted to see, but it does not mean they will lose. Jimmy Butler found himself as a leader once again and has a great starting lineup around him. The only problem is coach Tibs likes to play at a slow pace and this will benefit the super fast paced Rockets. I will have my Jimmy Buckets jersey on, but it will only last another week or two! Rockets cruise.

Prediction: Rockets (-3000 SERIES ODDS) win the series 4-2

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2.       VS          7. Image result for spurs logo

Pop has his guys rested, not a BIG surprise, but so do the Warriors! They will not even play with Curry, hard to believe! They might not need him though. The Spurs are my life long love, but we all know they are to old! Durant and company ready to defend their title and this should be a statement series! I hope Pop has something up his sleeve, like maybe Kawhi!

Prediction: Warriors (-1250 SERIES ODDS) win the series 4-2

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3.       VS         6. Image result for pelicans logo     

The Best Series in the West is this one. They both match up perfectly against one another. Inside game vs Outside game is what we will be watching. Should be a chest match the entire series. The Blazers have the Best back court in the playoffs and if their 3 balls are on they beat anyone. They are a great home team over the years, but does struggle on the road. The Pelicans have the same home and road record which I love. Davis is simply unstoppable, but the Cousins injury hurt. The play of Mirotic and Holiday have been stellar! Plus we all know what Rondo can do in the playoffs! Close call but if the Pelicans win the series it will have to be in 6 or less, because they will not win game 7 in Portland.

Prediction: Pelicans (+180 SERIES ODDS) UPSET the series 4-2

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4. Image result for thunder logo   VS        5. Image result for utah jazz logo

Mr. Triple Double finds himself padding the stats once again in game #82. If he worries more about winning they will be fine in this series. Melo and George have the playoff experience and know how to win playoff games. Westbrook should take some pointers. I love this Jazz team. They are a couple years away from something special I do think. Nice looking young team that shares the ball with a rookie of the year (Donovan Mitchell) and a center (Rudy Gobert) that just keeps getting better and better each year he is in the league. They don't have enough to win this series , but it will be fun to watch.

Prediction: Thunder (-140 SERIES ODDS) win the series 4-2

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Hope these UPSETS hit and I go 8-0 again for ya! See you next round. For ALL my Daily selections and more selections from other Experts and Sports please go get your Free 7 Day Trial at

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