Game 7 of the Milwaukee-Boston: In the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the last game between the Milwaukee Bucks (3-3) and Boston Celtics (3-3) will take place at TD Garden on Sunday. The game will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Check out our NBA expert selections, predictions, and wagers on the Bucks vs. Celtics matchup below.
The Bucks, who are reigning champions, still have a tiny chance of winning a second straight crown. Milwaukee’s offense has sputtered without G Khris Middleton, their second-best scorer in this series.
2-time MVP F Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 32.3 points per game and a 50% field goal percentage. As a road underdog, Milwaukee is 6-10 ATS this season.
F Jayson Tatum has emerged as a full-fledged superstar this playoffs, scoring 28.8 points per game for the Celtics.
This season, Boston has a 3-2-1 ATS record and an 18-24-1 ATS record as a home favorite. C Robert Williams III will miss the Celtics’ matchup with Giannis Antetokounmpo due to injury.
Game 7 of Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics game
Bucks 108, Celtics 106
Considering that two of the six games have concluded with a score of 4 points or more, I’d rather play the points than take a chance on Milwaukee, despite the +170 offering decent value.
Against the spread
Bet on the Bucks -5.5 (-120).
The city of Milwaukee has a long history of winning championships. I’m not prepared to wager on it winning, but the spread is just too high not to give it any thought at this point in the game.
In addition, Williams’ absence is critical. During the three games in which Williams has been out, Giannis has averaged 34 points a game, and he’s scored 40 in two of those games.
The Bucks’ road record of 24-17, enough for second place in the Eastern Conference, was achieved this season on the road. Since the opening game of the series, Boston and Milwaukee have alternated victories and defeats, with the Bucks emerging victorious.
Thirdly, Al Horford is shooting only 41 percent from 3-point range this series and has only consistently hit more over 40 percent in his 15-year career once.
I’ll pick the Bucks to cover here because of regression and the other things.
A LEAN of 205.5 (-115).
However, even if the Under is 4-2 in this series, both teams have superstars who should flourish on the NBA’s biggest stage. Due to the absence of top-tier defenders on both teams, Tatum and Antetokounmpo should be able to find some space.
A 2-1 O/U record in the previous three games suggests that the teams are getting to know one other better. Because of Williams’ absence, the Celtics were forced to play small or sign F Daniel Theis, who brings a stronger offensive threat to the table.
Any way you look at it, both sides have elite players who are capable of dominating the game. I’ll go with the Over here based on recent tendencies.
Odds and predictions for Bucks vs. Celtics
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- If you want to earn 170 for every 100 you bet, you’ll need to wager 210 on the Celtics and 170 on the Bucks.
- If the team is able to beat the spread (ATS): (-120) Bucks +5.5 (-120) vs. (-5.5) Celtics (-105)
- A total of 205.5 is the O/U (O: -115 | U: -107)
Key injuries for the Bucks and Celtics
- A knee injury has ruled out Celtics G Khris Middleton for tonight’s game.
- Knee injury to C. Robert Williams