Celtics at bucks & Pelicans at nuggets
We’re getting down to the wire now. Playoffs start in about two weeks and teams have 5-6 games to clinch their spot in the real thing or the play-in. The 10 teams in the east seem pretty set and the only big difference that I could see happening is the Nets and Heat swapping spots in the playoff and play-in. The west on the other hand is very very tight towards the bottom. I’m disappointed that it looks like the Jazz aren’t going to get a play-in spot because I loved how that team played this year. I predict that the Mavericks will end up taking the 10 seed just because I can’t imagine a playoffs without Kyrie AND Luka. Conceivably no one from seeds 6-10 is completely safe and that is awesome. We’re gonna have some fun leading up to the play-ins
Celtics vs Bucks
The Celtics have been pretty shaky in the month of March. They seem to have cleaned up some of their problems the last week but I’m interested to see how they fare going up against the Bucks tonight. This is the most likely ECF matchup but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Celtics lost in the second round. Tonight I envision the Bucks shoring up their 1 seed and winning at home.
The Pick: Bucks -2.5
Pelicans vs Nuggets
The Nuggets were looking pretty rough there for a second when they lost five out of six a couple of weeks ago, but they seem to have gotten back on course, winning their last 4. Tonight they are favored by 5.5 points but I think that’s a lot to swallow. The Pelicans need every W they can get and tonight a win for them would be HUGE. They expect to get Zion back in the next few weeks but you never know with him and his injuries so they have to get shit done now. Tonight I expect the hungry dog to run faster.
The Pick: Pelicans +5.5