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Starts: Fri. May 3rd @ 8:00 pm EST

Consensus Picks

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Displays which side the public is betting
MIL
40%
Picks
60%
BOS
+2.5
85%
ATS
15%
-2.5
U
43%
219.5
57%
O

SBD Predicted Score

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A statistically-based calculation predicting how many points each team will score
114.2 - 111

Current Bucks vs Celtics Odds

Odds History
Moneyline Spread Total
+110 2.10 11/10 0.48 +2 -105 1.95 20/21 0.51 O 220.0 -105 1.95 20/21 0.51
-130 1.77 10/13 0.57 -2 -115 1.87 20/23 0.53 U 220.0 -115 1.87 20/23 0.53
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+100 2.00 1/1 0.50 +1.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 O 220 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52
-120 1.83 5/6 0.55 -1.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 U 220 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52
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Matchup Overview

The Celtics will try to deliver a Beantown beatdown on Friday, May 3 when they host the Bucks for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Tip off time for this must-see game is 8:00 p.m. EST at TD Garden.

Bucks Bounced Back in Game 2

Giannis Antetokounmpo quieted his critics by delivering an MVP-caliber performance in Game 2. The three-time All-Star scored 29 points in 31 minutes and made Boston pay for their aggressive defense by hitting 13 of his game-high 18 free-throw attempts.

Antetokounmpo received plenty of support from Khris Middleton, who nailed seven three-pointers and finished with 28 points. Middleton attributed his many open looks to Milwaukee’s increased pace. “Boston is great defensive team once they get set,” he said after the game. “So the main thing for us is to try to get a stop and get out and run. And I was able to find open threes and pull-up threes with that.”

Bucks Have Rediscovered their Three-Point Stroke

The Bucks blew Game 2 wide open from the three-point line, hitting 42.6% of their treys. That was a huge departure from Game 1 when Milwaukee connected on just 33.3% of their attempts from beyond the arc. Even Antetokounmpo got in on the act, going 2-4 from deep.

Brogdon’s Status Remains Uncertain

Milwaukee head coach Mike Budenholzer has remained non-committal on the status of point guard Malcolm Brogdon, who has been on the shelf since March 16th with a torn plantar fascia in his right foot.

The former Rookie of the Year averaged 15.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game during the regular season and was sorely missed in Game 1 as the Bucks’ starting backcourt contributed just nine points.

Irving Needs to Show Up in Game 3

Boston needs a superstar performance from Kyrie Irving, who scored just nine points in 31 minutes on 4-18 shooting from the floor. Milwaukee deserves some credit for forcing Irving left, but he has to start connecting from the perimeter in order to open up driving lanes and restore balance to Boston’s offense.

Celtics vs Bucks Regular Season Statistical Comparison

OFFENSE

Celtics
VS
Bucks

111.2 (10th) Offensive Rating 113.5 (4th)
112.4 (14th) Points 118.1 (1st)
26.3 (5th) Assists 26.0 (7th)
46.5 (14th) Field-Goal Percentage 47.6 (3rd)
36.5 (7th) Three-Point Percentage 35.3 (15th)
+4.4 (6th) Plus/Minus +8.9 (1st)

DEFENSE

Celtics
VS
Bucks

107.0 (6th) Defensive Rating 104.9 (1st)
108.0 (8th) Points 109.3 (11th)
44.8 (4th) Field-Goal Percentage 43.3 (1st)
34.4 (6th) Three-Point Percentage 36.1 (22nd)
45.9 (5th) Points In The Paint 42.2 (1st)

Celtics are Favored to Win at Home

Sportsbooks are anticipating a lot of offense, as they’ve set the game total at a healthy 220, with the Celtics opening as 1.5-point favorites. Milwaukee is 52-32-4 against the spread this season and 46-42-0 over/under, compared to 43-43-2 ATS and 49-39-0 over/under for Boston.