Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 3 (5/3): NBA

Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 3 (5/3): NBA

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Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Bucks money line +165
Bucks spread +4.5 (-110)
Celtics money line -195
Celtics spread -4.5 (-110)
Over / under 215
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Milwaukee Bucks Boston Celtics
Record 56-32 55-32
Road / home record 27-17 30-14
Streak W4 L1
Points per game 115.16 111.84
Points allowed per game 111.16 104.69
Rebounds per game 47.03 45.76
Rebounds allowed per game 44.10 43.26
Over / under record 43-45 43-43-1
 

Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics will play the game two of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. The Bucks won the last meeting 101-89 on May 1 led by 25 points from Jrue Holiday, Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists for  Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks won the first game of the series and are 27-17 on the road with a 56-32 record ranking 1st in the Central division. The Bucks are 33-19 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.6% from deep.

Jrue Holiday is averaging 18.3 points, 6.8 assists and 1.6 steals for the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.1 points over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.

In their last 10 games, the Bucks are 8-2, averaging 115.0 points, 50.0 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.6 points.

INJURIES: Middleton is out.

Boston Celtics

The Celtics have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 30-14 at home with a 55-32 record ranking second in the Atlantic Division. The Celtics are 33-19 in Eastern Conference games. Boston is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 111.8 points while shooting 46.6% from the field.

Tatum is shooting 45.3% and averaging 26.9 points for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.1 points over the last 10 games for Boston.

In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 8-2, averaging 119.2 points, 42.7 rebounds, 28.5 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.3 points per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Milwaukee are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.

Milwaukee are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against Boston..

Boston are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.

Boston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee.

Prediction

The Celtics lost the first of the series at home because of a poor offense. Adjustments are going to be made and the Celtics are still the #1 defense in the NBA and are capable of turn the things out on this series and they can't give away the second game at home. Boston has covered the spread in 7 of their last 8 games vs the Bucks so I'm going with the Celtics.

PICK: Celtics -4.5 (-110)

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