Updated: May 21, 2021
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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. Plus there are couple new teams in the playoffs this year. I do not expect any of them to win the title, but can any of them get out of the first round?

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 76ers logo      VS       8.  Washington Wizards - Wikipedia

The Sixers got the top spot and let's see what they will do with it? MVP Embiid will be unstoppable and I don't think the Wizards will have an answer. That being said, they will still need someone to step up to beat Russ and the Wizards n this series. Westbrrok an Beal will need a 3rd person to step up consistently here. I just don't see that happening, but I do think it will be a great series and the Sixers are vulnerable here! This series is going to be a lot closer than people think, but I still think th 76ers get the job done! The odds are off the board, but I would not play them by themselves. Look to parlay them with a few others.

Prediction:  76ers (-900) Win the series 4-3

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 2.   Image result for brooklyn nets logo       VS       7. 

Durant and company look pretty good together and the Celtics just don't have the support to stop them. Even with Jalen Brown they still would not beat the Nets. The Super Team Nets are healthy and ready to dominate! The Celtics are injured and disappointing! Could be a sweep, but I think the Celtics steal one at home!

Prediction: Nets (-1100 SERIES ODDS) Win the series 4-1

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  3.   Image result for milwaukee bucks logo        VS        6. Miami Heat - Wikipedia

This might not be even close! I seen it last year and I am about to see it again. The Greek Freak does not have any answers to stop the Heat and chokes under pressure. Until he can consistently hit his free throws, he won't get to far in the East. The Heat are healthy and Bam is a year older and the true leader. Playoff Butler is awesome and he did not play the last game of the season, because they wanted this match up! Their bench is very deep too! I cannot see the Heat losing this series. Load Up Boys and GREAT VALUE!

Prediction:  Heat (+260 SERIES ODDS) UPSET the series 4-2

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4.New York Knicks Logo | Symbol, History, PNG (3840*2160)     VS         5.  Atlanta Hawks Logo | NeighborNewsOnline.com | Suburban Atlanta's Local News Source | mdjonline.com

This will be a great series and will be fun to watch! Neither team was in the playoffs last year, so it is a perfectly even match up. The Knicks do match up well against the Hawks and are 3-0 in the season series against them, but 2 of them in New York. All 3 games were close and I expect the same in this series. The Knick do have a 4 game winning streak against them since last season. That being said, I think the steak ends soon and the Hawks steal game 1, but lose the series.

Prediction: Knicks (+110 SERIES ODDS) Win the series 4-3

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Western Conference

1.   Image result for utah jazz logo        VS        8.See the source image

Jazz at home won't lose 2 and all they have to do is win one road game to win the series. The Jazz are healthy that includes their superstars! The Grizzlies are on a nice run and improving late in the season. I think this is a good match up for the Grizzlies. They are a well balanced young team. In the end the Jazz will be to much in front of their home crowd.

Prediction: Jazz (OFF SERIES ODDS) Win the series 4-2

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2.  Phoenix Suns Trademarks - Gerben Law Firm       VS         7. File:Los Angeles Lakers logo.svg - Wikimedia Commons

This will be the series everyone is watching! The Suns have had an amazing run this season. It really sucks for them they are playing the well rested defending champs! This is a great match up for the Lakers and they should be able to control the series. Remember one thing, James is known to lose game 1's. I would wait until after game 1 to bet this series if you can to get better odds.

Prediction: Lakers (-165 SERIES ODDS) Win the series 4-2

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3.  Image result for denver nuggets logo         VS         6.

The Best series in the West! Even without playoff Murray the Nuggets with home court and MVP Jokic can dominate. If the Blazers guards are not sharp every game they will find themselves in a hole. In this day and age you would think a 2 guard All-Star backcourt would be a great recipe for success? Not come playoff time when you rely on the outside shots to advance and win 4 games.

Prediction: Nuggets (+110 SERIES ODDS) Win the series 4-3

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4. Los Angeles Clippers Logo | Symbol, History, PNG (3840*2160)    VS        5. Home - The Official Home of the Dallas Mavericks

Close series here! Could the Mavericks take the next step forward or the Clippers take the next step back? Playoff Leonard is fun to watch and I will give them one more chance to make it deep in the playoffs. I do not think the Mavs have enough fire power to win this series, even if Doncic averages 40 points a game!

Prediction: Clippers (-410 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 Week Trial at SleeperSelections.com


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