The Boston Celtics (57-33) have momentum after a Game 4 win as they host the Milwaukee Bucks (57-34) in Game 5 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, on Wednesday. In today’s game, the Celtics are tagged as 5.5-point favorites against the Bucks. See more predictions in the Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Bucks +5.5 (-110)
- 76ers vs Heat Over/Under: 214.5 points
The Bucks (43-48 ATS) went 5-2 SU in their last seven games but are only 1-10 ATS in their last 11 against the Celtics. The total has gone UNDER in eight of Milwaukee’s last nine matches, even as the Bucks are 16-4 SU in their last 20 outings against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
The Celtics (49-39-2 ATS) are 6-1 ATS in their last seven matches and 7-2 SU in their last nine, even as the total has gone OVER in nine of Boston’s last 13 outings against Milwaukee. Boston is 13-6 SU in its last 19 contests against an opponent in the Central Division, even as the Celtics are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
Milwaukee dropped Game 4, 108-116, on Monday to relinquish homecourt to Boston anew, as the Bucks will need to steal one game in TD Garden to win this series. The Bucks will need more than just the usual numbers from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who norms 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game, as Jrue Holiday (18.3 ppg), Bobby Portis (14.6 ppg, 9.1 rpg) and Brook Lopez (12.4 ppg, 1.2 bpg) need to step up in the absence of injured Khris Middleton (20.1 ppg) to win Game 5 on the road.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 108 Boston Celtics – 105 Milwaukee Bucks
- Over/Under — OVER 214.5 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Devin Booker scored 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting while DeAndre Ayton had 20 points and nine rebounds, as the Phoenix Suns found a way to win despite a subpar game from Chris Paul to crush the Dallas Mavericks, 110-80, and take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinals series.
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