Thursday, April 15, 2010

NBA Playoff Predictions

Right now I'm not going to get exact with the numbers and everything, but here is who I have projected to win between each matchup. Since it's the first round and there really isn't too much variance in NBA series matchups (unlike MLB) there aren't too many surprises.

CLE/CHI - CLE
ORL/CHA - ORL
ATL/MIL - ATL (MIL with a full team, but that's not happening)
BOS/MIA - MIA

LAL/OKC - LAL (but OKC may keep this closer than most will expect)
DAL/SAS - DAL
DEN/UTA - UTA
PHX/POR - PHX

The western confernece is tough, but the best team is still CLE. The LAL will have a hard time repeating mostly just because of the road they have to go through versus CLE/ORL, but this is not new or even insightful information. I don't even know why I wrote that sentence. Maybe because it's 6am and I've been up since 2pm.

For handicapping/sports betting purposes, the only bets I would consider right now are UTA, MIA, but that will of course depend on the odds.

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