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Road Teams Have Yet To Win in Celtics-Bucks Series

Home teams have won each of the first five games of the Milwaukee Bucks-Boston Celtics first-round series, and Bucks bettors will be hoping that trend continues when action shifts back to Wisconsin for Game 6 on Thursday. Is another OVER in store? The OVER is 19-3 in Milwaukee’s past 22 games.

MyBookie opened the Bucks as 4.5-point home favorites with a total of 200.

SHARK BITES
  • The Celtics are 0-5 SU in their last five games on the road.
  • The Celtics are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against the Bucks.
  • The Bucks are 5-2 SU in their last seven games after a loss.

The second-seeded Celtics grabbed a 3-2 series lead thanks to a 92-87 triumph in Game 5 on Tuesday, and Boston is only one win away from a second-round matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers. Point guard Marcus Smart, who hadn’t played since March 11 due to a thumb injury, returned in the game and immediately benefited the defense. Without Smart, the C’s gave up an average of 110 points in losing games 3 and 4.

The Bucks easily eclipsed the 50 percent shooting mark in three straight games before stumbling to 36.8 percent in Game 5, as superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo was limited to just 10 shot attempts. Milwaukee big man John Henson has missed the last three games and was listed as day to day as of this writing.

The Bucks have been struggling to cover the spread at home of late. Milwaukee is 4-13 ATS in its past 17 home games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Boston Celtics opened this morning as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at OddsShark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 200 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

A 105-102 result in favor of the Celtics is the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Milwaukee Bucks are 46-41 so far on the NBA season, and 36-48-3 vs the spread betting line. The Boston Celtics, meanwhile, are 58-29 and 54-31-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen the Bucks go 51-35-1 and the Celtics go 46-40-1 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Boston injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at OddsShark, it's the No. 17-rated Bucks and the No. 11-rated Celtics in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 15-ranked offense (106.33 PPG) against a Boston defense that ranks No. 3 at 100.63 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 47.99% from the field per game, more than the Celtics have managed so far this NBA season (44.97% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 9 games
  • Boston is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 19 of Milwaukee's last 22 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Milwaukee, Saturday, April 28

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