NBA Playoffs Picks: Celtics vs. Knicks Game 1 Predictions 4/20

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NBA picks are one of our specialties here at Cappers Info, and we are set to make our free Game 1 Boston Celtics @ New York Knicks picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

Free NBA Picks: Boston Celtics @ New York Knicks
Date: Saturday, April 20th, 3:00 ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
NBA Betting Odds: New York -7.5
Celtics @ Knicks On TV Live: ABC

Series Tied 0-0

The first game of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals should be a good one, as we know that the Knicks and the Celtics really are going to be going at it for the full 48 minutes, and perhaps even more. F Kevin Garnett and F Paul Pierce have been well rested over the course of the last several weeks of the season, and they should be ready to go for the majority of the 48 minutes in this one. The emergence of F Jeff Green really has helped as well. Though Boston doesn’t have the guards to be to keep up with those of the Knicks, we know that Pierce will be doing a lot of ball handling, and there aren’t many “point forwards” that we would rather have on our side than him. The Knicks are going to find out in a hurry that jump shooting by F Carmelo Anthony and G JR Smith won’t cut it in this series. These two, along with the rest of the Knickerbockers, are going to have to drive the paint and not be afraid to hack, scratch, and claw with the Celtics for the full game. If New York gets too soft, it will get run off of the court in this one, and in this series. We do think that the Knicks are going to find a way to win this game at the end, as Anthony is just playing too well right now to be stopped. However, we do believe that this is going to be a very close series through and through, and we know that we want the Celtics on our side in Game 1 with all of those points. The gaps between these two teams all series long should be awfully small.

Celtics @ Knicks Game 1 Pick: Boston Celtics +7.5
Celtics @ Knicks Game 1 Score Prediction: Knicks 95 – Boston 91

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