Bucks vs. Celtics Games 7 Odds, Predictions, Best Bet

by | May 15, 2022 | nba

Milwaukee Bucks (58-35 SU, 44-49-0 ATS) vs. Boston Celtics (58-34 SU, 50-39-3 ATS)

When: Sunday May 15 2022, 03:30 PM (ET)

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: ABC

Point Spread: MIL +5/BOS -5 (Opened BOS -5 at MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 and they’ll give you a 100% real cash bonus up to $300!)

Total: 206.5 (Opened at 209.5)

Money Line: Milwaukee 172/Boston -211

Power Rating: BOS -4

Probable Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Bucks PG Jrue Holiday, SG Grayson Allen, SF Wesley Matthews, PF Giannis Antetokounmpo, C Brook Lopez

Boston Celtics PG Marcus Smart, SG Jaylen Brown, SF Jayson Tatum, PF Al Horford, C Robert Williams Q

Key Injuries

Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton: Knee (OUT)

Boston Celtics
Sam Hauser: Shoulder (OUT)
Robert Williams III: Knee (QUESTIONABLE)

The Boston Celtics host the Milwaukee Bucks in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 03:30 PM ET at the TD Garden.

Recent Form

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 28-18. Over the Bucks’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. In this stretch, Milwaukee’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 100.0 points per game. Combined, the Bucks’ last five opponents are giving up 104.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the Bucks are allowing an average of 108.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 110.8. In the Milwaukee Bucks’ most recent game, the team fell to Boston by a score of 108-95.

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 31-15. 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 108.0 points per game. Combined, the Celtics’ last five opponents are giving up 111.0 points per contest. The Celtics come into this game also playing well defensively, holding their opponents to just 100.0 points per game. An improvement on their season average of 104.4. In the Boston Celtics’ most recent game, Boston took down Milwaukee by a score of 108-95.

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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. Against the Celtics, Antetokounmpo will need to be on top of his game as Boston is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 47.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. 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.

Matchup Analysis

The Bucks come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 110.8 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%).

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics have met up for 10 games. In their last meeting, Boston picked up a 108-95 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 206.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee’s last 11 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Milwaukee
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into game 7 of this Eastern Conference Semi-Final’s matchup between Milwaukee and Boston, the Celtics are the 5 point favorites on the spread. The Bucks missed out an excellent opportunity to close out the series in 6 games on their home floor. However, the team’s supporting cast did not do enough to support Giannis Antetokounmpo, who came up with 44 points and 20 rebounds. On the other side, Jayson Tatum was on fire down the stretch, consistently coming up with key shots to hold off a Milwaukee run. In game 7, I like Boston to pick up the win and cover the spread. Although the Greek Freak has carried the team thus far, Boston has more offensive weapons. Look for this to play out once again in today’s game. Did you know that you could be wagering on NBA games at -105 odds instead of -110? The same goes for football and they also offer reduced juice baseball betting at BetAnySports! Invest 5 minutes to make the switch! You’ll be so glad you did!