Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics Game 2 odds, picks and predictions

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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

Bucks

  • G Khris Middleton (knee) out

Celtics

  • G Marcus Smart (quadriceps) questionable

Bucks vs. Celtics picks and predictions

Prediction

Celtics 115, Bucks 112

Money line

The Celtics have to counterpunch to salvage one at home, but we’re not willing to throw -190 on it. PASS.

Author: Lucy Green