Bucks vs. Celtics Game 5 Prediction
The Celtics evened their best-of-seven series with the Bucks on Monday night but are they a safe bet to cover as 5.5-point home favorites when they host Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday?
507 Milwaukee Bucks (+5.5) at 508 Boston Celtics (-5.5); o/u 214.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 34 points and added 18 boards and five dimes in Monday’s 116-108 loss to Boston. It was another tremendous effort for Giannis who took full advantage of Robert Williams’ absence with his most rebounds against Boston all season. The Greek Freak has had his way with Boston in this series, averaging 32 points, 13 rebounds and eight dimes against the best defense in the Association. With the series tied 2-2 and heading back to Boston for Game 5, Antetokounmpo will need to keep posting monster lines like this to earn his team another ‘W.
Boston Celtics DFS Notes
Jayson Tatum finished Monday’s victory over the Bucks with 30 points, 13 rebounds and five dimes. Tatum shot just 11-of-24 from the floor and 3-of-10 from deep, but it was certainly a step up from the 4-of-19 shooting performance he put forth in Saturday’s loss. Tatum went for just 10 points, three dimes and a rebound in that one, and Monday’s 360 turnaround paired with Al Horford’s career night fueled Boston to a much-needed Game 4 victory. This was Tatum’s first 30-point game in the Eastern Conference semis, but he’ll need to keep his foot on the gas when the teams meet in TD Garden for Game 5 on Wednesday.
Bucks vs. Celtics Game 5 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The Bucks are 1-9-1 against the spread in their last 11 games versus the Celtics and are 1-5 against the number in their last six games in Boston. Milwaukee is 8-18 against the number in their last 26 games as a road underdog, are 11-23 against the spread in their last 34 games as an underdog and are 1-4-1 at the betting window in their last six games versus a team with a winning record above .600.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -5.5