Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks Game 5 Parlay 5/8/2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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The Boston Celtics head to Fiserv Forum on Wednesday where they'll take on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Bucks pulled away in Game 4 to win 113-101 and take a 3-1 series lead back to Milwaukee. Giannis Antetokounmpo once again dominated for the Bucks, scoring 39 points, grabbing 16 rebounds, and tallying 4 assists. Milwaukee is 8-point favorites for Game 5. The total is set at 218.5. The Celtics (49-33, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) are covering 49% of the time, going 43-45-2 this season. The Bucks (60-22, 1st in the Central Division) have an ATS record of 54-32-4, so they are covering 63% of the time. As a favorite, Milwaukee covers the spread 61% of the time, while Boston has covered 52% of the time as an underdog this season. The Bucks have been outstanding for NBA wagerers at home, going 26-17-2 ATS.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 43-45-2 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 49-39-0 against the over/under this year
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 54-33-3 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 46-44-0 against the over/under this year
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/27/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot is out for season
03/23/19 C Pau Gasol Ankle is out indefinitely
03/16/19 G Malcolm Brogdon Heel is out indefinitely
Jayson Tatum averages 15.7 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 6.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Kyrie Irving comes into this game averaging 23.8 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per night. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Khris Middleton averages 18.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 27.7 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.5 rebounds per contest and has 5.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 108.0 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Boston averages 112.4 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 44.5 boards per contest and 26.3 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks give up 109.3 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.8 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 45.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest. Milwaukee is 1st in the NBA with 118.1 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 49.7 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 26.0. The Bucks are 18th in turnovers per contest with 13.9.
The Celtics are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 7th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Boston is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 1st. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee -8 and under 218.5 total points
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