Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 15 (5/15): NBA
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- May 14, 2022, 6:51:21 PM
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|Time||3:30 p.m. EST|
|Bucks money line||+175|
|Bucks spread||+5.5 (-110)|
|Celtics money line||-210|
|Celtics spread||-5.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||207|
2021-2022 season stats
|Milwaukee Bucks||Boston Celtics|
|Road / home record||28-18||31-15|
|Points per game||114.54||111.84|
|Points allowed per game||110.78||104.69|
|Rebounds per game||47.03||45.76|
|Rebounds allowed per game||44.10||43.26|
|Over / under record||45-48||45-46-1|
The Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics will play the game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. The Celtics tied the series by beating the Bucks 108-95 in Game 6. Tatum scored 46 points.
The Bucks have lost 3 of the last 5 games and are 28-18 on the road with a 58-35 record ranking 1st in the Central division. The Bucks are 40-23 in Eastern Conference play. ilwaukee leads the NBA with 36.5 defensive rebounds per game led by Antetokounmpo averaging 9.6.
Antetokounmpo is scoring 29.9 points per game and averaging 11.6 rebounds for the Bucks. Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.3 points and 5.6 rebounds over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
In their last 10 games, the Bucks are 6-4, averaging 105.9 points, 49.1 rebounds, 21.1 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.0 points.
INJURIES: Middleton is out.
The Celtics have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 31-15 at home with a 58-34 record ranking second in the Atlantic Division. The Celtics are 40-22 in Eastern Conference games. Boston leads the Eastern Conference at limiting opponent scoring, allowing 104.5 points while holding opponents to 43.4% shooting.
Tatum is averaging 26.9 points, eight rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 22.5 points over the last 10 games for Boston.
In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 7-3, averaging 108.4 points, 40.9 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.9 points per game.
Milwaukee are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games.
Milwaukee are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games on the road.
Boston are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 15 games against Milwaukee.
None of these teams have won 2 games in a row on this series and the road team has won in 4 of the 6 meetings. The Bucks have covered the spread in 8 of their last 10 games and have the championship mentality. The Celtics lost 2 of 3 games at home on this series and while they should win this game I think the Bucks will keep it close enough to cover the spread.
PICK: Bucks +5.5 (-110)
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