Balanced against the great regular season by the Milwaukee Bucks is a cold hard fact. Bet on NBA factors are far different in the playoffs. That was a hard lesson learned by Milwaukee in game one of their playoff series against the Boston Celtics. Despite having home court and getting top seed in the East the vastly more playoff experienced Celtics schooled the Bucks. A Boston defense that was often missing in the regular season put the clamps on Milwaukee and star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Now the question is if Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer can devise a way to consistently score.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics Game 3
Date and Time: Friday, May 3, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Bucks||+2 (-110)||220 (-110)||+112|
|Celtics||-2 (-110)||220 (-110)||-132|
Bucks vs. Celtics TV Coverage: ESPN
Bucks Even Series
Following a game one 112-90 payout by Boston the Bucks faced a virtual must win situation in game two. Milwaukee prevailed 123-102 to even the series. Despite constant harassment and physical abuse from Boston, Giannis scored 29 points and added 10 rebounds. Khris Middleton added 28 points with seven three-pointers for Milwaukee. Games three and four will be played at Boston with game five at Milwaukee. If necessary, game six will be at TD Garden with game seven in Brew City.
Now Giannis leads Milwaukee with 26.0 points and 11 rebounds per playoff game. Few players were more dominant in the regular season. As an example, Antetokounmpo averaged 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. He was so good that the Eastern Conference All Star team was named after him. Middleton is a key contributor as he forces defenses to stay at least semi honest. He is averaging 20 points per game in the playoffs. For Boston Kyrie Irving is averaging 20.8 points per post season matchup.
Bucks vs. Celtics Board Value
Late on Milwaukee has been a solid Bet on NBA value on the road. In their last eight away games the Bucks have covered the number six times. Seven of their last nine in that situation have gone over the total. By contrast the Celtics have given gamblers a flood of red ink at TD Garden. Boston has gotten the cash in only two of their last 10 home court matchups. Three of their last five on the famed parquet floor have gone over the total.
Milwaukee and Boston Head to Head vs. Spread
Boston has utterly bossed the offshore bookmaker cashier’s cage at home against Milwaukee. To illustrate the Celtics have gotten the money in six of the last seven meetings between these two teams at TD Garden. Seven of the last eight in this series at Boston have soared over the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation Boston figures to be a strong bet on NBA value. It will be their first playoff home game of this series. Moreover, their home record against Milwaukee is impressive. Milwaukee merits respect as the top seed in the Eastern Conference. However, Boston has much more playoff experience.
Bucks vs. Celtics NBA games Betting Odds Picks
As mentioned earlier Boston owns this head to head matchup at TD Garden.
Bucks vs. Celtics NBA Betting Online Pick: Boston Celtics
Bucks vs. Celtics NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Celtics 108, Bucks 101
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