Date/Time: 05-03-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Boston Celtics -2
With the team that held the best record both in the East and the whole league, the Milwaukee Bucks, bouncing back in the second game and tying the series to 1-1 wins, the series moves to Boston, where the 4th Celtics looking to repeat what they did in the opening game of the series, keep the home court advantage and re-take the lead.
Bucks had a 60-22 record (47-30-4 ATS) in the regular season and finished on top of the whole NBA. They are 5-1 in their last 6 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Boston at home in the second game of the series, 123-102. Celtics had a 49-33 record (39-42-1 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the fourth place of the Eastern Conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 6-game victory streak end with a road defeat by Milwaukee in the second game of the series, 102-123.
Top Basketball BookmakersMilwaukee are led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 26 ppg. He also adds 3.3 assists and leads the team in rebounding with 10.8 per game, while Kris Middleton follows with 20 ppg, adding 6.5 rebounds and 4 assists per game. Eric Bledsoe adds 17.3 ppg, 3.5 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Boston are led in scoring by Kyrie Irving with 20.8 ppg. He also adds 5 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 7.7 per game, while Jayson Tatum follows with 14.3 ppg, adding 5.5 boards per game. Jaylen Brown adds 13.2 ppg and 6.2 rebounds per game.
Milwaukee lead Boston 3-2 wins so far this season with both teams splitting wins in the two Boston games. Boston are 30-13 at home, while Milwaukee are 29-14 on the road. Milwaukee have a better offense with 118 ppg to Boston’s 111.7, while the Boston have a better defense, allowing 107.2 ppg to Milwaukee’s 108.7 ppg. Milwaukee have a better accuracy from the field (47.6% to 46.4%), while Boston have a better accuracy from behind the arc (36.7% to 35.4%). Boston commit fewer turnovers per game (12.5 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). Boston have the upper hand at home and expect them to win one way or another today.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Game 3 Prediction: Boston Celtics -2 (-109)