Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 13 (5/13): NBA

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 13 (5/13): NBA

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Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Celtics money line +105
Celtics spread +1.5 (-110)
Bucks money line -125
Bucks spread -1.5 (-110)
Over / under 211
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks
Record 57-34 58-34
Road / home record 26-19 30-16
Streak L1 W1
Points per game 115.57 115.00
Points allowed per game 104.64 110.91
Rebounds per game 45.78 47.11
Rebounds allowed per game 43.38 44.15
Over / under record 45-45-1 45-47
 

Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics will play the Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. The Bucks got the win 110-107 in Game 5. Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 11 rebounds, making 16 of 27 shots. Holiday finished with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and Portis added 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Boston Celtics

The Celtics have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 26-19 on the road with a 57-34 record ranking second in the Atlantic Division. The Celtics are 39-22 in Eastern Conference games. Boston is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 111.8 points while shooting 46.6% from the field.

Tatum is scoring 26.9 points per game with 8.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 22.1 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 48.8% over the last 10 games for Boston.

In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 7-3, averaging 111.5 points, 42.3 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.4 points.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks have won 6 of their last 8 games and are 30-16 at home with a 58-34 record ranking 1st in the Central division. The Bucks are 40-22 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee leads the NBA with 36.5 defensive rebounds per game led by Antetokounmpo averaging 9.6.

Jrue Holiday is averaging 18.3 points, 6.8 assists and 1.6 steals for the Bucks. Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.1 points over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.

In their last 10 games, the Bucks are 7-3, averaging 105.7 points, 50.0 rebounds, 21.5 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.8 points per game.

INJURIES: Middleton is out.

BETTING TRENDS

Boston are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games.

Boston are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games against Milwaukee.

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 14 games against Boston.

Milwaukee are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games at home.

Prediction

The Bucks stole the win at Boston in Game 5 and they're one game away from making it to the Conference Finals. Milwaukee are 5-2 in their last 7 games played at home against the Celtics but have failed to cover the spread in the last 6. Giannis has been unstoppable in this series and he'll dominate again. Expect another close game and in the end the Bucks will came up with the victory.

PICK: Bucks ML (-125)

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