Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 Free NBA Picks 5/12/12

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The second round of the playoffs gets started on Saturday night in Beantown, and here at Cappers Info, we are making our Game 1 picks and our Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers predictions in NBA playoff betting action!

NBA Matchup: #8 Philadelphia 76ers @ #4 Boston Celtics Game 1
Date: Saturday, May 12th, 8:00 ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
NBA Playoffs Odds: Boston -5
NBA TV Schedule: TNT

We just really don’t have a great feeling about the 76ers to start off the second round of the playoffs. We just look at this roster and scratch our heads. Jrue Holiday isn’t going to cut it as a man that could put up 20 points in a game, and we just don’t see anyone else on this squad that is going to be able to penetrate against this stout Boston defense, especially on the road. Kevin Garnett has no equal on the other side of the court, and no matter who Rajon Rondo is matched up with, it is going to be a brutal mismatch. After the way that the Sixers celebrated that win over the Chicago Bulls with all of the confetti and the gusto, the question is certainly there as to whether or not the team is ready for this game with just one night off and this relatively quick turnaround. The question as to whether Philly can stay in this series or not is still going to be up in the air, but the vets are going to get the job done for the boys in green on Saturday.

NBA Free Pick: Boston Celtics -5

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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