Odds stacked against Boston in latest first-round predictions

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Updated: April 20, 2017

Who will advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs? We polled the ESPN Forecast panel of experts heading into Game 3 of each first-round series.

Here are the results, displaying each team’s updated chances to win the series, along with predictions from ESPN’s Basketball Power Index (BPI), FiveThirtyEight and a fan poll.

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