Bucks vs. Celtics Game 2 Prediction

Bucks vs. Celtics Game 2, 5/3/22 NBA Playoffs Betting Predictions

The host Celtics will look to even their best-of-seven Conference Semifinals series against the Bucks on Tuesday night when the two teams meet in Game 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Is Milwaukee the best bet as a 4.5-point underdog?

Game Snapshot

531 Milwaukee Bucks (+4.5) at 532 Boston Celtics (-4.5); o/u 215.5

7:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA

TV: TNT

Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes

Giannis Antetokounmpo shot 9-of-25 from the field and 6-of-11 from the foul line in Sunday's 101-89 win over the Celtics, accumulating 24 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists, and two blocked shots in 38 minutes. Antetokounmpo didn't shoot the ball particularly well in Game 1, but he did manage to record his second career playoff triple-double. His best play occurred during the fourth quarter when he threw down a dunk after tossing the ball off of the backboard to himself. Antetokounmpo will need to finish better around the basket as this series progresses, but that should not be a major issue for him. He shot 55.3% from the field this season, and 53.4% in three games against the Celtics. Game 2 is scheduled for Tuesday night in Boston.

Boston Celtics DFS Notes

Marcus Smart (quad contusion) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Bucks, the team announced. Celtics head coach Ime Udoka said that Smart is feeling quite a bit of soreness on Monday. “He’s a tough guy that’s going to try to play through things," Udoka said. "We’ll get him some treatment today and see how he feels tomorrow, but he’ll be listed as questionable.” Smart is also dealing with a shoulder injury but as Udoka said, he is a tough guy so he will likely give it a go. If he can't this would open up a ton of minutes for Derrick White as the Celtics try to even the series in Boston on Tuesday.

Bucks vs. Celtics Game 2 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction

Despite winning and covering in Game 1, the Bucks are still just 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games versus the Celtics and are 1-4 against the number in their last five games in Boston. They’re also 8-17 against the spread in their last 25 games as a road underdog, while the Celtics have covered in seven of their last nine games overall.

NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -4.5

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