Another close game awaits the Milwaukee Bucks (58-34), who need to rely on their rabid fans as they host the Boston Celtics (57-34) in Game 6 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Friday. In today’s game, the Bucks were seen as tight 1.5-point favorites against the Celtics. 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: Celtics +1.5 (-110)
- 76ers vs Heat Over/Under: 211 points
The Celtics (49-40-2 ATS) went 10-4 SU in their last 14 games but are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 matches against the Bucks. The total has gone OVER in 13 of Boston’s last 20 outings, even as the Celtics were 6-0 ATS in their last six contests when playing on the road against the Bucks.
The Bucks (44-48 ATS) were 0-6 ATS in their last six matches when playing at home against the Celtics but are 6-2 SU in their last eight outings, even as the total has gone OVER in 10 of Milwaukee’s last 14 games against Boston. Milwaukee stole Game 5 on the road, 110-107, on Wednesday as they want to avoid sending the series back to Boston by advancing into the conference finals.
Boston lost Game 5 despite getting a career-high 30 points from Al Horford, who also exerted his energy trying to slow down All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who’s avering 32 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in the series so far. If they cannot stop Antetokounmpo, the Celtics will need another impressive effort from Horford, along with the usual numbers by Jayson Tatum (26.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg) and Jaylen Brown (22.6 ppg, 4.2 apg) to drag the series to a Game 7.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 109 Milwaukee Bucks – 101 Boston Celtics
- Over/Under — OVER 211 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Jimmy Butler scored 32 points and the Miami Heat wore down a weary Philadelphia squad at their home floor to pull off a 99-90 victory over the 76ers in Game 6 to complete a 4-2 win in their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
Luka Doncic posted a near triple-double effort with 33 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, while Reggie Bullock had 19 points as the Dallas Mavericks dodged elimination with a 113-86 blowout of the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 to tie their Western Conference semifinals series at 3-all.
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