Date/Time: 05-06-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -9
With the top-seeded in the East and the whole league Milwaukee Bucks having taken a commanding 3-1 lead, after having a perfect 2-0 on the road, they are now hosting the 4th Boston Celtics, who are in a do-or-die situation and will need a miracle to avoid being eliminated in the series. They have already won once on the road in this series and will be looking to do so again today.
Celtics had a 49-33 record (39-42-1 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the fourth place of the Eastern Conference. They have lost their last three games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Milwaukee at home in the fourth game of the series, 101-113. Bucks had a 60-22 record (47-30-4 ATS) in the regular season and finished on top both of the East and the whole NBA. They are 7-1 in their last 8 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Boston on the road in the fourth game of the series, 113-101.
Top Basketball BookmakersBoston are led in scoring by Kyrie Irving with 22.1 ppg. He also adds 4.9 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 7.8 per game, Jayson Tatum follows with 15.4 ppg, adding 6.8 rebounds per game. Al Horford adds 14.5 ppg, 4.2 assists and a team high 9.2 rebounds per game. Milwaukee are led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 28.4 ppg. He also adds 4 assists and leads the team in rebounding with 11.8 per game, Kris Middleton follows with 19.1 ppg, adding 5.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. Eric Bledsoe adds 15.8 ppg, 3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.
Milwaukee leads Boston 5-2 wins so far this season and they have won two of the three home games. Milwaukee are 36-9 at home, while Boston are 24-21 on the road. Milwaukee have a better offense with 118 ppg to Boston’s 111.6, while Boston are better defensively, allowing 107.4 ppg to Milwaukee’s 108.7 ppg. Milwaukee have a better accuracy from the field (47.5% to 46.3%), while Boston have a better accuracy from behind the arc (36.5% to 35.3%). Boston commit fewer turnovers per game (12.6 to 13.2), while Milwaukee grab more rebounds (49.9 to 44.8) and both squads dish almost the same number of assists per game (26 to 25.9). Milwaukee are dominating Boston and have them on the ropes, so expect them to win once again today and finish the series.
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 5 Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -9 (-108)