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Starts: Wed. May 8th @ 8:00 pm EST

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SBD Predicted Score

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

Current Celtics vs Bucks Odds

Odds History
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+1800 19.00 18/1 0.05 - -
-10000 1.01 1/100 0.99 - -
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+320 4.20 16/5 0.24 +8.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 O 221.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52
-420 1.24 5/21 0.81 -8.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52 U 221.5 -109 1.92 100/109 0.52
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Matchup Overview

The Milwaukee Bucks will try to end the Boston Celtics’ season on Wednesday, May 8 when they face off in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Tip off time for this must-see game is 8:00 p.m. EST from Fiserv Forum.

Milwaukee Came On Strong Late in Game 4

It took a little while for the Bucks to get cooking in Game 4, but once they did, they were unstoppable. Milwaukee outscored Boston 66-52 in the second half to pull out a decisive 113-101 win. The late rally was keyed by the league’s prohibitive MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who contributed 17 points and seven rebounds in the fourth quarter.

The Greek Freak is now averaging 28.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, and four assists in the postseason.

Bucks’ Bench Was Big

The Bucks’ bench continued its strong play in Game 4 by outscoring the Celtics’ reserves 32-7. Much of the damage was done by George Hill, who had 15 points and five assists, and Pat Connaughton, who had nine points and 10 boards and finished the game a +22. Boston has yet to find an answer for his energy and frenetic activity.

Brogdon Nearly Ready for His Debut

Milwaukee should get a big boost soon with the imminent return of Malcolm Brogdon. The former Rookie of the Year has been sidelined since May 15th with a plantar fascia injury in his right foot, but is reportedly close to returning.

Brogdon started 64 games in 2018-19 and averaged a career-high 15.6 points on 50.5% shooting from the floor and 42.6% shooting from beyond the arc.

Irving Mired in Miserable Slump

The Celtics are hoping for a vintage performance from Kyrie Irving, who is currently in the midst of the worst three-game postseason slump of his career according to ESPN. The Boston ballhandler was 7-22 in Game 4 and has now missed 43 field goals over his last three outings.

Irving insists he’ll bounce back, but his inaccuracy has far more to do with Milwaukee’s perimeter defense and far less to do with him suddenly losing his touch.  Expect more ball-hawking from the Bucks tonight.

Celtics vs Bucks Regular Season Statistical Comparison



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)



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)

Bucks Are Big Favorites

Oddsmakers have us excited for this one, as they’ve set the game total at a healthy 218, with the Bucks opening as 9.5-point favorites. Boston is 43-45-2 against the spread this season and 50-40-0 over/under, compared to 54-32-4 ATS and 47-43-0 over/under for Milwaukee.