The NBA Playoffs continue to sizzle us and now we have a couple of tied series on either side of the Conference. The 76ers and Heat are tied two each and so are the Mavericks and the Suns, which means that the top teams in Each conference are now in a tricky affair. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are down one-two versus the Warriors, and in this game, the Milwaukee Bucks will host the Boston Celtics. The Bucks are up two-one and extracted an exciting 103:101 win in the last game. Will the Celtics bounce back here?Bet on Milwaukee Bucks-Boston Celtics
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Handicap: Bookmakers from 22bet are once again giving no clear-cut favorites and in this match, the Bucks have been given slightly favorable odds of 1.86, while the Celtics have the odds of 1.94. The handicap of (-1) is in favour of the Bucks and since the last game was decided by just two points in the favor of the Bucks. I believe the Celtics will bounce back here though. That is why I take them with a handicap of -2.5. (Handicap 2 -2.5 for 2.23)
Player Props: Bookmakers at bet365 predict odds of 2.55 for Al Horford getting to 10 rebounds. Al has scrapped 16, 11, 10 rebounds in the last three games and he has surely raised his rebounding game in the series, where scoring has been tough. I think Al is going to be up for a big rebounding game and will nab at least 10 rebounds.(Player Props: Player Rebounds Milestones: Al Horford: 10 for 2.55)
Total: Bookmakers at 1xbet give the Total of 212 has identical odds of 1.965 going “Over/Under” and this is rather a bigger total that has been accomplished so far in this series. The three games so have fetched the totals of 190, 195, and 204 points so far. These are two quality defenses and I believe this will be a game where the total goes “below” as well. (Total Under 212.5 for 1.91)
Where to Watch Bucks vs Celtics
This game is available on the NBA League Pass.
The Celtics have been highly dependent upon Jayson Tatum and the wing shot just 4/19 in the last game. Jaylen Brown scored 27 in the last game and also clinched 12 rebounds and he is the one who provides the Celtics an edge. Meanwhile Al Horford has been a huge difference maker on the rebounding end and continues to impress with his all-around production. The Celtics have struggled from the three-point line quite a bit and without Tatum performing well, it has been way worse. Marcus Smart is grappling with an injury but Robert Williams has recovered well. Perhaps Derrick White will need to heat up as well.
Giannis Antetkounmpo continues to sizzle with his production and had a huge 42 points night in Game 3. Jrue Holiday had to take 30 shots as Middleton is out and the bulk of offense relies upon Giannis and Holiday here. Brook Lopez had a double-double in the last game but he has been up-and-down for most parts. Bobby Portis plays a crucial role off the bench and the Bucks must be pleased that Pat Connaughton’s shooting touch has returned, as he continues to be a factor off the bench. The Bucks did a great job of closing out the last game and remember they are the defending champions.
Bucks vs Celtics: possible lineups
- Celtics most likely starting five: PG: Marcus Smart | SG: Jaylen Brown | SF: Jayson Tatum | C: Al Horford | C: Daniel Theis;
- Key Bench Player: Grant Williams, Derrick White, Daniel Theis, Payton Pritchard;
- Bucks most likely starting five: PG: Jrue Holiday | SG: Wesley Matthews | PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo | C: Bobby Portis | C: Brook Lopez;
- Key Bench Players: Grayson Allen, Pat Connaughton, Jevon Carter.