Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 5/13/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+2)
The Milwaukee Bucks will play the Boston Celtics at Fiserv Forum on Friday in Game 6 of their series. The Bucks lead 3-2. Milwaukee is 2-point favorites. The total comes in at 212.
The Celtics stepped onto the hardwood against the Bucks and went home with a loss by a final score of 110-107 in Game 5. Boston walked away from the contest with a 51.2% field goal percentage (42 of 82) and made 10 out of their 31 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Celtics converted 13 of their 15 shots for a rate of 86.7%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 36 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 25 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and having 6 steals. With regard to defense, Boston allowed 43.5% from the field on 40 of 92 shooting. Milwaukee earned 49 assists and had 22 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Milwaukee collected 32 rebounds (17 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Milwaukee walked away from this one shooting 81.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of 21 tries. They knocked down 13 out of their 29 shots from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Celtics finished with 19 while the Bucks finished the game with 13 fouls.
Jayson Tatum is someone who was a major contributor in this matchup. Tatum finished the game shooting 41.4% from the floor and also dished out 4 dimes. He played for 42 minutes and also grabbed 6 boards. He walked away with 34 points on 12 of 29 shooting.
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Boston steps onto the hardwood with a record of 51-31 for the year. They average 111.8 points per game (12th in basketball) on 46.6% from the floor. The Celtics are connecting on 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc (1,085 of 3,044) and 81.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Boston is snagging 46.1 boards per game and has tallied 2,036 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 14th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.5 fouls every game.
On defense, the Celtics are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers every game and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They give up 33.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 1st in basketball in points per game from their opponents (104.5). The Celtics defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.4% (3,137 of 7,221) and they surrender 43.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are 1st in the league in giving up assists with 1,773 surrendered for the year.
In the matter of rebounds in Game 5, Milwaukee allowed Boston to snag 31 in total (5 offensive). They wrapped up this game 32.3% from three-point range by connecting on 10 of 31 and finished the contest at 13 out of 15 at the free throw line (86.7%). The Bucks allowed the Celtics to make 42 out of their 82 attempts from the field which left them shooting 51.2% for the matchup. When all was said and done, the Bucks finished the game shooting 40 for 92 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.5%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Milwaukee knocked down 13 of their 29 tries (44.8%). They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 81.0%. The Celtics were called for 10 personal fouls for this game which took the Bucks to the free throw line for 21 tries. They also turned it over 13 times, while recording 5 steals for this contest. The Bucks snagged 32 defensive rebounds and 17 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 for this game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo pitched in for the Bucks for the contest. He converted 16 of 27 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 59.3%, and had 11 rebounds. Antetokounmpo had 40 points in his 40 mins on the court and had 3 assists in this matchup.
Milwaukee has a mark of 51-31 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bucks are shooting 46.8% from the field, which is ranked 12th in the NBA. Milwaukee has scored 9,470 points on the year (115.5 per contest) and they snag 46.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.9 times per contest (18th in the league) and they cough up possession 13.4 times per contest. The Bucks commit 18.2 personal fouls per game and they go 77.6% from the charity stripe.
The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 19th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 112.1. They are able to force 13.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the field (11th in the NBA). The Milwaukee defense concedes 35.6% on shots from distance (1,186 of 3,328) and their opponents are converting on 75.1% of their foul shots. They have conceded 25.9 assists and 44.1 rebounds every game, which is ranked 25th and 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (+2)
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