On Saturday, we have an exciting NBA Eastern Conference showdown between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks. Fans are eager to bet on basketball as this game will decide which team will be second in the ranking. At the moment, both teams have a 51-31 record and each have one win in this series. Which team will rank supreme? Find out with our Celtics vs Bucks Betting Pick from our gambling experts.
In this NBA series, the Celtic and the Bucks each had a dominating game to tie the series. Therefore, the sports betting odds for this game is close. At the moment, the sportsbooks have the Milwaukee Bucks as the favorite with a -2.5 pointspread.
Celtics vs Bucks Betting Prediction and Analysis for 05/07/2022
This Eastern Conference Semifinal between the Celtics and the Bucks will take place at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. Even though Boston does not have the home advantages, they are playing after a 109-86 victory over Milwaukee last Tuesday.
During the game, the Celtics led by 25 points at halftime and had a 20-for-43 from beyond the arc. Jaylen Brown led all scorers with 30 points on 11-for-18 shooting and had out six assists. All-Star F Jayson Tatum made 29 points and eight assists for the Celtics.
The Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games a visiting underdog. On the other hand, the Bucks are 1-6 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite.
The Bucks are the NBA defending champions and basketball betting fans are expecting a lot from them. However, the odds for this matchup began at -2.5 for Milwaukee but is steadily moving towards a -2 or -1.5. Therefore, it is making people wonder whether it is for a reason or pure public speculation.
In addition, they will be playing without Khris Middleton due to a knee injury. In the game 2 loss, Milwaukee was behind by 11 points after one quarter and had 17 ball turnovers. Furthermore, Antetokounmpo had a team-high 29 points on 10-for-20 from the field. Olympic gold medalist Jrue Holiday also made 19 points and seven assists for the Bucks.
Celtics vs Bucks Betting Pick
Game time: 05/07/2022 at 3:30 PM EDT
Bet on The Boston Celtics at +2.5
While some believe the game will be too close on the spread, the Celtics will beat it. One of the reason is because the Bucks are missing Middleton and not shooting a lot of 3-pointers.
We expect the Boston defense is very strong and have a solid plan against Antetokounmpo .The Celtics were one of the best teams ATS on the road with a 28-15 record. Therefore, we predict the Celtics will win with a final score of 108-105