Celtics vs. Bucks Prediction
One of the better matchups on Thursday’s NBA slate will take place in Milwaukee where the Bucks will host the Celtics at 7:30 p.m. ET. With the Bucks laying six points as a home favorite and the total sitting at 228, what’s the best bet when it comes to tonight’s Eastern Conference matchup?
503 Boston Celtics (+6) at 504 Milwaukee Bucks (-6); o/u 228
7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 7, 2022
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Boston Celtics DFS Notes
Jaylen Brown hit 10-of-21 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to a team-high 25 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block with just one turnover in 35 minutes of Wednesday's easy 117-94 win over the Bulls. He hit just 3-of-6 free throws but the rest of his game was basically flawless tonight. Jayson Tatum struggled to the tune of 16 points on 5-of-18 shooting but also had 10 rebounds and eight assists to just miss a coveted triple-double, while Al Horford came through with 17 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and a block, and Daniel Theis finished with 15 points and six rebounds in the win. The Celtics are trying to hold off the Bucks for the No. 2 seed in the East and currently sit a half game ahead of Milwaukee with just two games to play, while the Bucks have three games remaining. Marcus Smart cooled off with just nine points and six assists on 3-of-7 shooting, but also hit three 3-pointers with a steal and a block.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee soreness) is probable to play against the Celtics on Thursday. It’s a massive game for both teams as they currently hold the same record in the Eastern Conference, but that will change depending on how the Celtics do tonight against the Bulls. There’s almost no chance Milwaukee lets their franchise player sit out of such a crucial game.
Bucks vs. Suns NBA Betting Prediction
The Celtics have covered six straight meetings against the Bucks and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games in Milwaukee. Boston is also 6-1 against the spread in its last seven road games, is 8-3 against the number in its last 11 games overall and is 6-2-1 at the betting window in its last nine games as an underdog. On the other side, the Bucks are just 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games when facing an opponent with a winning road record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS +6