Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 30, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -7 -- Over/Under: 220
The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks meet Tuesday in game two of the second round NBA playoffs at the Fiserv Forum.
The Boston Celtics can take complete control of this series with another road win and a 2-0 lead. The Boston Celtics are averaging 101.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 91.4 points on 39 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23.2 points and 8.4 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 16.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. Al Horford is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Brown is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won each of their last six road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks need a victory here to tie up the series at 1-1 and improve their odds of advancing. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 115.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 25.4 points and 11.2 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.4 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won eight of their last 11 home games.
The Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Conference Semifinals games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bucks are 36-16-3 ATS in their last 55 vs. Eastern Conference, 24-8-1 ATS in their last 33 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Celtics are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Milwaukee and 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The over is 9-2 in Bucks last 11 overall. The over is 8-3 in Celtics last 11 road games.
The Boston Celtics dominated game one by shooting 54 percent from the field and making life tough for everybody defensively. Horford was a monster defensively against Antetokounmpo and nobody was allowed to catch ha rhythm. While you can expect a better effort from the Bucks at both ends, I'm still saying the Celtics are the better, deeper team and getting points with them is where the value is at. The Boston Celtics have now covered 10 of their last 15 games as an underdog, and they've won outright each of their last four games as an underdog. The Milwaukee Bucks are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games as a favorite of five or more points. I'm once again siding with the Celtics and the free buckets.