Bucks vs. Celtics Game 5 Betting Odds & Pick ATS
Milwaukee Bucks (57-34 SU, 43-48-0 ATS) vs. Boston Celtics (57-33 SU, 49-38-3 ATS)
When: Wednesday May 11 2022, 07:00 PM (ET)
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Point Spread: MIL +5.5/BOS -5.5 (Opened at BOS -5.5)
Total: 214.5 (Opened at 214.5)
Money Line: Milwaukee Bucks 184/Boston Celtics -223
Power Rating: BOS -5
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Probable Starting Lineups
Boston Celtics PG Marcus Smart, SG Jaylen Brown, SF Jayson Tatum, PF Al Horford, C Robert Williams
Milwaukee Bucks PG Jrue Holiday, SG Grayson Allen, SF Wesley Matthews, PF Giannis Antetokounmpo, C Brook Lopez
Serge Ibaka: Illness (PROBABLE)
George Hill: Abdominal (PROBABLE)
Khris Middleton: Knee (OUT)
Sam Hauser: Shoulder (OUT)
Robert Williams III: Knee (QUESTIONABLE)
The Boston Celtics host the Milwaukee Bucks in a Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:00 PM ET at the TD Garden.
The Milwaukee Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 51-31, placing them 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Milwaukee is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 27-18. Over their last five games, the Bucks have played well, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Milwaukee’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 103.0 points per game. Combined, the Bucks’ last five opponents are giving up 106.0 points per contest. Milwaukee comes into this game also playing well defensively, holding their opponents to just 103.0 points per game. An improvement on their season average of 110.8.In the Milwaukee Bucks’ most recent game, the team fell to Boston by a score of 116-108.
The Boston Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 51-31, placing them 4th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Boston is above .500 at home, holding a record of 31-14. The Celtics have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Boston’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 106.0 points per game. Combined, the Celtics’ last five opponents are giving up 111.0 points per contest. The Celtics have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 102.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 104.5. In the Boston Celtics’ most recent game, Boston took down Milwaukee by a score of 116-108.
Individual Player Analysis
As Milwaukee travels to take on the Boston Celtics, the Bucks’ leading scorer is Giannis Antetokounmpo. Through 68 games, Antetokounmpo is averaging 29 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 50.0% of his games. So far, the Celtics are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 50.0% of their games, placing them 14th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics in scoring, averaging 26 points across his 76 games. Throughout the season, Tatum has outscored his season average in 47.0% of his outings. Given that Milwaukee’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Jayson Tatum should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Bucks have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 51.67% of their games, giving them a rank of 24th among NBA defenses.
The Bucks come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 110.9 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Milwaukee is winning at a rate of 61%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 15.0 points. On the other side, the Celtics hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 41 games as the better defensive team, picking up 28 wins (68%).
Heading into today’s matchup, the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics have met up for 8 games. In their last meeting, Boston picked up a 116-108 win.
How the Public is Betting the Bucks vs Celtics
67% are betting the Celtics against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 214.5
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Betting Trends Worth Noting
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Milwaukee’s last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games on the road
- Boston is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Milwaukee
- Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread
Heading into game 5 of this Eastern Conference series between Milwaukee and Boston, the Celtics are the 5.5 point favorites at home. Boston comes into the contest with all the momentum after stealing a win at the Fiserv Forum. For the second game in a row, the Celtics dominated the 4th quarter, led by a breakout performance from Al Horford. Look for Boston to pick up the win and cover the spread, as, without Khris Middleton, the Bucks are struggling to find scoring outside of Giannis Anteotkounmpo. I like the Celtics -5.5. Question: When you place NBA wagers, are you laying -110 odds on your sides and totals bets? Of course you are! Did you know that you could be betting on games at a discount (-105)? Imagine the loot you’d have saved over the last year if you were betting at reduced juice? HUGE! Be wise! Take 5 minutes and make the switch today to BetAnySports! You’ll be so glad you did!
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