NBA Playoff 1st Round Game 5 Picks

NBA Playoff 1st Round Game 5 Picks

NBA Playoff 1st Round Game 5 Picks

Five games between Tuesday and Wednesday and only a single game is an elimination game from the First Round of 2016 NBA Playoffs. Atlanta and Toronto will be hosting crucial game fives, while Warriors seek to end the Rockets playoff hopes with the reigning MVP hobbled.

A Closer Look At My NBA Playoff First Round Game 5 Betting Picks

What: NBA Playoffs – First Round – Game 5
Who: Indiana Pacers (2-2) at Toronto Raptors (2-2)
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Start Time: 6:00 PM ET
Where: Toronto, ON
Stadium: Air Canada Centre
Spread: Raptors -6.5
Moneyline: Indiana +243 at Toronto -285
Game Total: 192
Watch: TNT
Stream: TNT Overtime
Listen: Indiana vs Toronto

An over whelming majority of NBA analysts were picking Toronto to win this series, several even picked the Raptors to name the NBA Finals. Apparently no one told the Indiana Pacers who are tied 2-2 with the Raptors in this best-of-seven game series.

Pick: Toronto -6.5.

What: NBA Playoffs – First Round – Game 5
Who: Boston Celtics (2-2) at Atlanta Hawks (2-2)
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Atlanta, GA
Stadium: Philips Arena
Spread: Atlanta -7
Moneyline: Boston +255 at Atlanta -310
Game Total: 199.5
Watch: TNT
Stream: TNT Overtime
Listen: Boston vs Atlanta

In Game 4 the Hawks led by 16 midway through the third and still led by 11 before Boston scored the last eight points of the quarter. The see-saw action continued in the fourth as the Celtics led by four with under a minute to play in regulation when Jeff Teague hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Atlanta the lead. But Isaiah Thomas drove for a layup to tie it 92-all for the Celtics with 15 seconds left. Then Boston closed the game out in OT by going 12-3 to beat Atlanta.

Pick: Atlanta -7.