NBA Playoffs Picks: Celtics vs. Knicks Game 5 Predictions 5/1

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NBA picks are one of our specialties here at Cappers Info, and we are set to make our free Game 5 Boston Celtics @ New York Knicks picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Free NBA Picks: Boston Celtics @ New York Knicks
Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 7:00 ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
NBA Betting Odds: New York -8.5
Celtics @ Knicks On TV Live: TNT

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Knicks Lead Series 3-1

The lights aren’t out on the Celtics quite yet, as there is clearly still some fight left in their tank. The question is whether they had to use everything that they had on Sunday to get back in this series to win that overtime game against New York in Game 4. There is no doubt that if the C’s win this game, the Knicks are going to be feeling the pressure, as they will have blown their first two chances to put this series away, and they would have to go back to the TD Garden on Friday for what would become a very crucial and emotional Game 6. G JR Smith is back from his one-game suspension for throwing an elbow, and that should help a New York bench that was awfully lackluster on Sunday. However, we aren’t so sure that he is able to fix the real problem that the Knicks had in that game – they really didn’t play all that much in the way of defense. New York took 14 more shots than the C’s did, and it managed three fewer field goals to show for its work, and that isn’t going to cut it. The 97 points allowed wasn’t all that bad, but it wasn’t what we have come to expect in this series. If the Celtics can find their way into the 80s in this game, we know that they are going to have a good shot of winning this game. We expect this one to be tight, and there could be an upset in the cards when push comes to shove.

Celtics @ Knicks Game 5 Pick: Boston Celtics +8.5
Celtics @ Knicks Game 5 Score Prediction: Celtics 88 – Knicks 87

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com 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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