Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks – NBA: Starting off by the Boston Celtics,
the team finished in 2nd place of their conference, on a season marked by a lot of injuries.
The team led the conference for a big portion of the regular season, but then they had some negative periods and they will have to play these matches without their best players Irving and Hayward.
The team finished the regular season with a poor streak of results (winning only 2 of their last 5 games) but that was sort of expected taking into consideration that they have rested some players.
On the regular season, they finished with a record of 55-27, and they were in the lead in the East during about half of the regular season. I think that the team has quality, especially on the attack, to be favourites. I know it will be hard without their biggest superstars and that they will have to put a lot of youngsters producing points but let’s see what they can do.
The Milwaukee Bucks have finished in 7th place with a record of 44-38.
It was also a very rocky season for them, but on the case of the Bucks they did have some positives like the arrival of Bledsoe and the great development of Giannis, that despite not being like he was at the start of the season (where he was leading the NBA in points), was an absolutely incredible player, being complete offensively and defensively.
In terms of negative aspects, they had to fire Jason Kidd and they also had to deal with some injuries, but they have zero absences for this game, with the team being in full strength for the trip to Boston.
For this game, we can expect Giannis in great form and for the team to win this series, or even have a chance, the Greek will have to “carry” them forward.
Their defence is very inconsistent. Either they defend very well (they’ve only allowed 86 points against the Magic) or they allow 119 against the Nets.
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This will be an interesting game on one of the series that is expected to be closer, especially with the Celtics’ absences.
The Celtics lose a lot defensively without Smart and the Bucks aren’t reliable on defence. I believe the Over is the right call here.
|Over 199,5 points||