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Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 5/15/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Milwaukee Bucks (58-35) vs. Boston Celtics (58-34)
May 15, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Celtics -5; Over/Under: 208.5
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics meet Sunday in Game 7 of the NBA Playoffs at the TD Garden. The Milwaukee Bucks look to make the conference finals for the third time in the last four years. The Boston Celtics look to make the conference finals for the fourth time in the last six years.

The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 104.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.1 points and 13 rebounds, while Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.1 points and 6 rebounds. Khris Middleton is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.9 rebounds per game.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 108.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.9 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 22.6 points and 4.2 assists. Al Horford is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game.

The Bucks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The under is 9-2 in Bucks last 11 overall. The under is 5-2 in Celtics last 7 overall. The Bucks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Boston and 3-12-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

The Boston Celtics should be favored at home, and they should win if we’re being honest. However, the road team has won four of the six meetings in this series and most of the games have come down to the wire. Neither defense is going to allow the other team to completely run away with things. The Milwaukee Bucks also have this championship mentality that forces them to play hard regardless of score. This game should be close based on what we’ve seen through six games. The Celtics probably win because of the shot makers, but the value is with the Bucks and free buckets.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Milwaukee Bucks +5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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