Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics 5/3/2022 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics 5/3/2022 – The Milwaukee Bucks showed why they are the defending champions by taking Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals easily against the visiting Boston Celtics. Game 2 of this best-of-seven series begins this Tuesday, May 3 and it will be at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. TNT has the television broadcast rights and the live coverage begins at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game through an online live stream. NBA game odds see the Boston Celtics evening up the series against the Milwaukee Bucks at 1-1.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics 5/3/2022
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics 5/3/2022 Betting Odds
Milwaukee Bucks Betting
The Milwaukee Bucks had an MVP-like performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo to help them take Game 1 of this best-of-seven series with the Boston Celtics. The former MVP tallied 24 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and two blocks while also getting help from Jrue Holiday who had 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Bobby Portis managed to chip in 15 points and 11 boards while Grayson Allen came off the bench with 11 points. Khris Middleton missed this game due to an injury and he is expected to make an appearance in Game 2 to make it complicated for the Boston Celtics.
Players to watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo PF 5 GP 5 GS 33.6 MIN 28.6 PTS 2 OR 11.4 DR 13.4 REB 6.2 AST 0.2 STL 1.4 BLK 3.6 TO 3.2 PF 1.7 AST/TO 24.55 PER
Jrue Holiday PG 5 GP 5 GS 36 MIN 16.4 PTS 0.8 OR 4.2 DR 5 REB 6.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 4 TO 2 PF 1.7 AST/TO 8.51 PER
Khris Middleton SF 2 GP 2 GS 35.5 MIN 14.5 PTS 0.5 OR 4.5 DR 5 REB 7 AST 1.5 STL 0 BLK 5.5 TO 3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 8.18 PER.
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics had a real challenge going up against the battle-tested Milwaukee Bucks as they only scored 89 points in Game 1. The team was limited to just making 33% of their shots while also committing 18 turnovers. Jayson Tatum shot only 33% from the field but was able to tally 21 points, six rebounds and six assists while Al Horford and Jaylen Brown each contributed a dozen points each. Marcus Smart and Derrick White both finished with a combined 20 points while totaling five turnovers between them. The team needs to improve their shot selection heading to Game 2.
Players to Watch: Jayson Tatum SF 4 GP 4 GS 41.8 MIN 29.5 PTS 1 OR 3.5 DR 4.5 REB 7.3 AST 1.8 STL 0.8 BLK 5 TO 4.5 PF 1.5 AST/TO 17.35 PER
Jaylen Brown SG 4 GP 4 GS 38.8 MIN 22.5 PTS 0.5 OR 4.8 DR 5.3 REB 4.3 AST 2.5 STL 0.5 BLK 2.5 TO 2 PF 1.7 AST/TO 15.45 PER
Marcus Smart PG 4 GP 4 GS 36.8 MIN 16.5 PTS 1.3 OR 2.8 DR 4 REB 7 AST 1.3 STL 0 BLK 2.5 TO 3.8 PF 2.8 AST/TO 11.81 PER.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics 5/3/2022 Betting Numbers
Milwaukee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Boston are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
The Boston Celtics got the feel of what the Milwaukee Bucks are about and they are expected to make the necessary adjustments. Game 2 will put the Celtics’ backs against the wall and should even the series at 1-1 as seen in the top online sportsbook.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Bucks if they go 2-0 is at +167 while the Celtics are -200 at home.
ATS: As wide as 4.5 points is on the ATS for this matchup with the Celtics getting -4.5 while the Bucks are +4.5.
TOTALs: The total set for both teams to dance on is at 215.5 points with the Celtics going under and the Bucks are over.
Score Prediction: 111 – 108, Celtics