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NBA Playoffs Betting – Friday Picks – Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks

Before nba betting fans turn their attention to more basketball betting events this week, we have some more good NBA Playoff gambling matchups to pick on tap, and our man Lawrence weighs in with his picks for game 1 of the Knicks vs. Celtics. It’s time for our weekly Playoff hoops picks for NBA gambling action.

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CELTICS vs. KNICKS
Time: Friday 7 p.m. EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York
Spread: Knicks -3
Over/Under: 191.5

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The cumulative effect of the NBA playoffs takes a toll, they say, on aging teams. But it’s the Knicks who are banged up and surrounded by questions as they ready for Game 3 tonight in New York, a battle which will determine whether or not this Eastern Conference quarterfinal will be over quickly or may linger until at least the middle of next week.

Reports out of New York say that Amare Stoudemire’s availability will be a game-time decision when he stretches out his ailing back, and that even a bruised Stoudemire is more likely to play than point guard Chauncey Billups, last seen in the final minute of Game 1 wrenching his left knee.

Sans Stoudemire and Billups, Carmelo Anthony was able to keep the Knicks within one possession of winning Game 2 in Boston, but with a few days to repair the defense, the Celtics are not going to let Melo go off for 42 more at home.

The Knicks now have to win four of the next five to put down the gasping Celtics, and that’s unlikely even if Anthony continues to channel his inner Bernard King. Sports Betting at Sportsbook.com

Billups’ problem is this – the ankle won’t be anywhere near 100 percent even if he plays, and chasing Rajon Rondo endline to endline for 30-plus minutes is a chore even on healthy wheels. NY needs to adjust its defense after being smoked by Rondo’s drives which led to 30 and 7 on Tuesday.

NBA Playoff Trends:
BOS are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Fri. games.
Under is 7-1 in BOS last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic.
Under is 18-7-1 in BOS last 26 overall.
NY are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Under is 10-4 in NY last 14 Fri. games.

The pick: Rest is the Celtics’ friend in the playoffs, and the two days off since Game 2 and the short commute to NY plays to their advantage.

If the Knicks bring an extra defender to stop Rondo in the lane, it could open things up for Ray Allen to go off like he did when he knocked down eight 3s against the Lakers in Game 2 of The Finals last year. Boston is one of the better road teams in the league and won’t be too fazed by the MSG crowd at its first playoff game in about 10 years.

Tough call without knowking about Billups/Stoudemire, but liking Boston here with another play on the Over.

Lawrence Paul is a regular contributor to the Cappers Picks Blog, and is a free-lance gambling expert from Massachusetts.

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Lawrence Paul is back in the saddle as a regular contributor to the Cappers Picks Blog. He's got an AMAZING knack for predicting when a team will have a letdown! Stick with our resident gambling experts sports betting tips all season long!


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