Bucks vs. Celtics Game 7 Prediction
The Celtics forced a Game 7 with the Bucks in the NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals, which will take place on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET. With Boston laying five points as home favorites and the total sitting at 206.5, what’s the best play for this deciding matchup?
523 Milwaukee Bucks (+5) at 524 Boston Celtics (-5); 206.5
3:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 15, 2022
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo was unstoppable, scoring 44 points to go with 20 rebounds, six assists, two blocks, two triples, and one steal in the Bucks' 108-95 loss to the Celtics in Game 6 on Friday night. The Greek Freak was unstoppable on Friday, but unfortunately, he didn't get much help from his supporting cast. This marked his seventh career playoff game with 30 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists, tying Elgin Baylor for the fourth-most in NBA history. Only Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and LeBron James have more. Jrue Holiday scored 17 points on 7-of-17 shooting (3-of-10 3-pointers) and added four assists, three steals, two rebounds, and two blocks. Pat Connaughton chipped in 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting (2-of-3 3-pointers) with four rebounds, two assists, and no turnovers off the bench. Game 7 is Sunday at 3:30pm in Boston.
Boston Celtics DFS Notes
Jayson Tatum went off for 46 points on 17-of-32 shooting (7-of-15 3-pointers) and added nine rebounds, four assists, and one block as the Celtic beat the Bucks 108-95 to force a Game 7. Tatum stepped into the matrix in the fourth quarter and put the Celtics on his back after the Bucks had cut the lead from 18 all the way down the six with just under nine minutes to go. He then scored 11 straight points to push the lead back to 12 and the Celtics were able to breathe from then on. His 46 points tied for the second-most in franchise history facing elimination. This was truly one of the most impressive performances of the postseason, and we will now get a game seven in Boston on Sunday.
Bucks vs. Celtics Game 7 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The Bucks are just 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 games against the Celtics, which includes a 2-5 ATS mark in their last seven games in Boston. Milwaukee has also dropped 18 of its last 26 games against the spread when listed as a road underdog and is 1-3-1 ATS in its last five games overall. On the other side, Boston is 20-8-1 at the window in its last 29 games overall and has covered in five of its last seven games as betting chalk.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -5