Celtics vs. Bucks Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 2 Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/3/2022

by | May 1, 2022

The Milwaukee Bucks (51-31) will look to top scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo (29.9 ppg) when they attempt to knock off the Jayson Tatum-led Boston Celtics (51-31) on May 3, 2022. The Bucks are 4-point underdogs against the Celtics. The matchup has an over/under of 214.5. Find more below on the Celtics vs. Bucks betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Celtics vs. Bucks Spread and Betting Line

Celtics vs Bucks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Celtics -4 214.5 -109 -112 -183 154

Celtics vs. Bucks Game Info

  • Game Day: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden

Computer Predictions for Celtics vs. Bucks

Computer picks for Celtics vs Bucks
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Celtics (-4) Over (214.5) Celtics 114 Bucks 108

Celtics vs. Bucks Betting Trends

  • Boston beat the spread 33 times in 71 games last season.
  • Against the spread, as 4-point favorites or more, the Celtics went 15-13 last year.
  • There were 36 Boston games (out of 71) that hit the over last season.

Boston Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum led his squad in points (26.0), rebounds (7.3) and assists (4.3) per contest last year, shooting 45.9% from the floor and 38.2% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per contest. At the other end, he posted 1.2 steals and 0.5 blocks.
  • Jaylen Brown posted 24.3 points, 3.3 assists and 5.8 rebounds per contest last season.
  • Marcus Smart averaged 12.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists per contest last season, shooting 40.0% from the floor and 33.0% from beyond the arc with 1.9 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Robert Williams III put up 7.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game last year. Defensively, he delivered 0.8 steals and 1.7 blocks (sixth in NBA).
  • Payton Pritchard posted 7.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game last season. Defensively, he delivered 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

Boston Celtics Season Stats

Stat Rank
Field Goal % 46.6 15
Opp. Field Goal % 43.4 1
Rebounds Per Game 46.1 4
Opp. Rebounds Per Game 43.7 12
Turnovers Per Game 13.0 13
Opp. Turnovers Per Game 13.0 13

Bucks vs. Celtics Betting Trends

  • Milwaukee has 45 wins in 82 games against the spread this year.
  • The Bucks have an ATS record of 3-4 as 4-point underdogs or greater.
  • Milwaukee has played 82 games this season, and 42 of them have gone over the total.

Milwaukee Bucks Leaders

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo holds the top spot on the Bucks leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 29.9 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.
  • Jrue Holiday’s assist statline paces Milwaukee; he racks up 6.8 assists per game.
  • Holiday (1.6 steals per game) is the steal leader for Milwaukee while Antetokounmpo (1.4 blocks per game) is the block leader.

Milwaukee Bucks Season Stats

Stat Rank
Field Goal % 46.8 11
Opp. Field Goal % 45.6 11
Rebounds Per Game 46.7 2
Opp. Rebounds Per Game 44.1 15
Turnovers Per Game 12.7 11
Opp. Turnovers Per Game 12.4 23

Celtics and Bucks Injury Report

Celtics: None

Bucks:

    George Hill: Day To Day (Abdominal), Khris Middleton: Out (Knee)

Betting Tips for Celtics vs. Bucks

We have the Celtics (-4) predicted as our best bet in this contest. Our computer model has the scoring going over the total of 214.5 points, with the teams finishing with a final score of Celtics 114, Bucks 108 when all is said and done.

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