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Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NBA Basketball Betting Preview – Eastern Conference Playoffs Round 2 Game 4 – May 6 2019

Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NBA Basketball Betting Preview – Eastern Conference Playoffs Round 2 Game 4 – May 6 2019

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks have finally gotten control of their playoff series against the Boston Celtics. With home court advantage back in the bag for the Bucks, they will look to gain more momentum in the playoffs as they try to push the Celtics to the edge of elimination this coming Monday in Beantown.

Will the good times keep in rolling for the Bucks and have Boston as a deer valley n their headlights in Game 4? Or will the Celtics answer the bell and even the series up? The sportsbook predicts a close on this Monday, favoring the Celtics by 1.5-points and a -120 moneyline. See the latest NBA playoff round 2 series prices here.

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Betting Preview for Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics NBA Playoff Round 2 Game 4 on May 6, 2019

Where: TD Garden, Boston

When: Monday, May 6, 2019, 7:00 PM ET

Line:  Milwaukee Bucks (+1.5) vs. Boston Celtics (-1.5) – view all NBA lines

Series: 2-1 in favor of the Bucks

TV Broadcast: TNT

Betting on the Milwaukee Bucks (60-22 Regular Season)

Just when LeBron James packed his bags and left the Eastern Conference, along came a bigger, better, and badder version of Giannis Antetokounmpo, who unloaded once again on the Celtics on Friday. Antetokounmpo punched in 32 points, 13 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 blocks in Game 3’s 123-116 win at TD Garden. Antetokounmpo and the Bucks muscled their way in the paint, outscoring Boston, 53-24. Even if Boston wanted to clog the lanes on defense to make it harder for the Bucks to penetrate to the rim, that would come at a great risk, as Milwaukee is also a loaded with shooters, who drained 15 3-pointers in Game 3, including five from Nikola Mitotic and four from Pat Connaughton.

Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 4.0 assists so far in the series.

Milwaukee is 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last five road games. After a win this season, the Bucks are 34-27-4 ATS, covering 55.7% of the time.

Betting on the Boston Celtics (49-33 Regular Season)

The Celtics need to rediscover their identity. That’s after they played sloppy basketball on both ends of the floor in Game 3. While Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum flourished offensively, whatever wizardry they put up, it was wasted by the combination of Boston’s carelessness and porous defense. The Celtics had 18 turnovers which Milwaukee converted into 28 points.  Boston’s bench will also have to roar back after getting outplayed in lopsided fashion by the Bucks’ relievers. Milwaukee got 42 points from its bench, while Boston got just 16.

Boston made 30 of 32 attempts from the foul line in Game 3.

The over is 6-4 in Boston’s last 10 home games. After a loss, the Celtics have one of the worst ATS records in the league this season, with a 14-20 post-loss ATS account, covering just 41.2% of the time. 

Writer’s Prediction

Milwaukee wins, 117-114.

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