Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 5/11/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-3)
TD Garden is the location where the Boston Celtics will try to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday in Game 5 of their series. The series is tied 2-2. Boston opens this game as 3-point underdogs. The total is set at 214.5.
The Bucks faced off with the Celtics and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-108 in Game 4. When it comes to personal fouls, the Bucks finished with 17 while the Celtics had 11 personal fouls. They also converted 14 out of their 37 shots from 3-point range. Boston finished the game at 90.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of their 20 shots. Moreover, Boston collected 34 rebounds (4 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Boston earned 38 assists and had 25 steals in the matchup. When it comes to the defense, Milwaukee allowed 50.0% from the floor on 42 out of 84 shooting. They also recorded 18 assists for this game in addition to creating 4 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to rebounding, they compiled 48 with 13 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Bucks converted 21 of 27 attempts for a rate of 77.8%. Milwaukee wrapped up the contest having earned a 41.5% field goal percentage (39 out of 94) and knocked down 9 of their 27 shots from distance.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is someone who was important in the game. Antetokounmpo ended up shooting 43.8% from the floor and also distributed 5 assists. He was on the hardwood for 41 mins and also totaled 18 rebounds. He recorded 34 points on 14 of 32 shooting.
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Milwaukee will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 51-31 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 115.5 pts per game (3rd in basketball) while hitting 46.8% from the field. The Bucks are hitting 36.6% on shots from downtown (1,153 of 3,151) and 77.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Milwaukee is collecting 46.7 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,960 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 18th in the league in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 13.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.2 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.7 fouls. They are relinquishing 35.6% on three-point shots and they rank 19th in the league in opponents points per game (112.1). The Bucks defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.6% (3,391 of 7,431) and they surrender 44.1 boards per game as a unit. They rank 25th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 2,122 surrendered this season.
In terms of rebounding in Game 4, Boston permitted Milwaukee to pull down 35 in total (13 on the offensive side). They shot 33.3% from three-point range by shooting 9 out of 27 and finished the game at 21 out of 27 at the free throw line (77.8%). The Celtics allowed the Bucks to bury 39 of 94 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.5% for this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Celtics ended up shooting 42 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. When discussing three-point attempts, Boston buried 14 out of their 37 attempts (37.8%). They were able to bury 18 of the free throws for a rate of 90.0%. The Bucks earned 7 fouls for the contest which took the Celtics to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They also coughed it up 11 times, while getting 2 steals for the matchup. The Celtics were able to pull down 34 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 38 in this game.
Al Horford ended up being important for the Celtics for this contest. Horford racked up 30 points in his 42 minutes on the court and added 3 dimes in this contest. He converted 11 of 14 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 78.6%, and tallied 8 rebounds.
Boston has a win-loss record of 51-31 on the year. As an offense, the Celtics are connecting on 46.6% from the field, which ranks 15th in the league. Boston has scored 9,164 points so far this season (111.8 per contest) and they average 46.1 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 24.8 times per game (14th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per game. The Celtics are committing 18.5 personal fouls every game and they hit 81.6% from the charity stripe.
The Boston defense allows 33.9% on 3-point shots (969 of 2,860) and opponents are converting on 78.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 21.6 dimes and 43.7 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 1st and 12th in the NBA. The Celtics on the defensive end are ranked 1st in the NBA in points allowed per game with 104.5. They are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the field (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-3)
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