11 out of 12 ESPN "experts" pick Celtics to win round 1
I'm not sure if this is good news or bad news that most of these guys pick the Celtics to beat the Hawks in anywhere from 5 to 7 games. None of them expect a sweep. The majority expect the Celtics to win in 6. The reason this makes me nervous is after the jump.
These are the ESPN "experts" picks for the 2008 finals and we all know how those came out, don't we? But since Time Legler picked us again, I guess it's ok. Then, there is Chad Ford, who hasn't picked the Celtics to win a single series so take that one with a grain of salt.
In other news, 13 out of 13 pick Chicago to beat Philadelphia, 12 out of 12 pick Miami to beat New York, 12 out of 12 pick Indiana to beat the Magic. In the West, 14 out of 14 pick the Spurs to beat the Jazz, 13 out of 13 pick the Thunder to beat the Mavs, 14 out of 14 pick the Lakers to beat the Nuggets, and 10 out of 14 pick the Grizzlies to beat the Clippers. Only the Celtics and Grizzlies weren't unanimous picks.