The Milwaukee Bucks (1-0) are back at TD Garden Tuesday to take on the Boston Celtics (0-1) in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (TNT). Below, we look at the Bucks vs. Celtics odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo did everything to lead the charge in Game 1 with 24 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and 2 blocks. He kept his composure during his worst shooting night of the playoffs, just 9 of 25 (36%). PG Jrue Holiday led all scorers with 25 points and added 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.
Boston laid an all-around egg in Game 1, shooting just 33.3% from the floor. They did drill 18 3-pointers, which was 10 fewer than their total makes on the night. PF Jayson Tatum had 21 points on 4 of 9 from distance, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
Bucks vs. Celtics odds and lines
- Money line: Bucks +155 (bet $100 to win $155) | Celtics -190 (bet $190 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Bucks +4.5 (-107) | Celtics -4.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 215.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
Bucks vs. Celtics key injuries
- G Khris Middleton (knee) out
- G Marcus Smart (quadriceps) questionable
Bucks vs. Celtics picks and predictions
Celtics 115, Bucks 112
The Celtics have to counterpunch to salvage one at home, but we’re not willing to throw -190 on it. PASS.