Home cooking has kept the Bucks vs. Celtics series Even Steven. Each team won both of its home games straight up. However, Boston has been the superior betting on NBA games value with three covers. Missing their top scorer Kyrie Irving is certainly a Celtic concern. Getting over the hump is proving to be difficult without his offensive presence. Meanwhile Milwaukee is getting the full benefits of its top All-Star player. Giannis Antetokounmpo has been stellar while impressing new fans. As long as he is in the lineup the Bucks are a threat to win the series.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics Game 5
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7:10 PM Eastern
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Bucks||+4 (-110)||203 (-110)|
|Celtics||-4 (-110)||203 (-110)|
Bucks vs. Celtics TV Coverage: NBATV
Series so Far
Boston won and covered the first two games of this series at home. Game one went 113-107 with game two finishing at 120-106. Both games went over the betting on NBA Games total. Milwaukee won the next two games home. Game three was a 116-92 payout with Boston covering a 104-102 loss in game four. Both games at Milwaukee also went over the total. Game six will take place at Milwaukee on Thursday. If game seven is necessary its at Boston on Saturday.
There were plenty of concerns about Boston’s ability to survive without Irving. Where they were going to find his 24 points per game was a legitimate concern. More pressure is on the rest of the Celtics for secondary scoring help. Jaylen Brown has helped with 24 points per game. Besides moderate help from Al Horford and Terry Rozier it hasn’t been enough. Especially in Milwaukee the hole in the lineup proved large. Brad Stevens is correctly regarded as among the best coaches in the NBA. Winning this series without Irving can add to his reputation.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is dominating with 27 points, and ten rebounds per game. Kris Middleton has offered the strong support of 20 points per tilt. As is the case with Boston the Bucks lack scoring depth. But with their best player on the hardwood they have an advantage. Interim head coach Joe Prunty may end up with the full-time gig. A series win over Boston would be great for the resume. As it is he proved to be the fresh voice that was needed. Prunty has generated much more positive energy since taking command.
Team vs. Team
Boston has dominated their sportsbook series with the Bucks. Milwaukee has gotten the money in just one of the last six meetings. Just one of the last nine in this series has gone under the total. At TD Garden the Bucks have just one payout in their last five visits. Just one of the last 11 between the Celtics and Bucks at that venue went under the number.
Matchup to Watch
Boston has proven to be the superior betting on NBA Games value. Home court has been a big advantage for them all year. Just 17 losses vs. the line in 43 home games commands respect. Home court is the matchup advantage.
Bucks vs. Celtics NBA games Betting Odds Picks
Boston should get back on track in game five with a payout.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Boston Celtics
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Celtics 104, Bucks 96