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2012 NBA Playoffs East Conference 2nd Round Picks

The 2nd round in the NBA Eastern Conference is starting shortly tonight with game 1 of the Celtics vs. 76’ers series. We’re going to take a look at both series from the 2nd round in the Eastern Conference and predict the winners of the series. You can bet on these two series or on each game separately by checking out the NBA odds on your iPad or other mobile device.

Will the Miami Heat be able to Advance past the Indiana Pacers?

• Miami Heat -875 vs. Indiana Pacers +688

Miami are huge favourites to win the series against the Pacers in the 2nd round of the Eastern Conference. Miami looked great by dismantling the Knicks in 5 games, but the Pacers didn’t look bad either beating the Magic in 5 games. The Pacers scored more points in each game of their 1st series and they should be full of momentum coming into this series.

Indiana knows it’s going to be tough against the best team in the NBA, but the odds are tough to pass up. There is no way I’d lay that much juice on the Heat and at +688 I think the Pacers have nice value. If the series goes 6-7 games you can hedge your bet so that at worst you make a small profit.

Miami definitely has the better offensive and defensive players starting, but the Pacers have a great bench. There are numerous players on the Pacers that can come off the bench and score double digits against anyone. Miami wasn’t tested that much in their 1st series, but they should be tested much more and I’ll be betting on the Pacers to win the series.

My Pick is Indiana Pacers at +688

Can the Wounded Boston Celtics Beat the Younger Philadelphia 76’ers?

• Boston Celtics -200 vs. Philadelphia 76’ers +180

Boston is favoured over the 76’ers although the underdog may be the better team. Boston is wounded right now and most of their starters are dealing with some sort of injury. Boston had a physically tough series against the Hawks while the 76’ers were able to play the Bulls bench for most of their 1st round series.

Philadelphia may be the team this year that shocks people in the NBA playoffs. I think this series will be close the entire way and I expect this series to go 7 games. Boston has home court advantage, so if the series does go the distance Boston would get to play game 7 at home in front of their very loud fans.

Boston will win this series if they can deal with their injuries and produce each night. Philadelphia can win this series if they can get on to an early lead in the series while on the road. I don’t know who to pick to win this series, but I like the underdogs at +180, as I really think there will be at least one underdog advancing in the Eastern Conference.

My pick is Philadelphia 76’ers at +180

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