Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics – Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 3 – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Milwaukee Bucks are 2.5-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at Fiserv Forum on Saturday, starting at 3:30 PM ET. The series is tied 1-1. The over/under in the matchup is set at 213.5.

Bucks vs. Celtics Predictions

Bucks vs. Celtics Betting Odds

Bucks vs Celtics Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Bucks -2.5 213.5 points

Bucks vs. Celtics Last 10 Games

  • Milwaukee covered the spread six times in its past 10 matchups while putting up a 8-2 record straight-up in those games.
  • The Bucks and their opponents did not hit the over in any of those games.
  • The Bucks’ last 10 games have ended with an average of 221.5 points scored. That’s 8.0 more points than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Bucks’ per-game scoring average across their past 10 games is 10.9 points lower than their season-long average.
  • Boston has a 7-3 record straight-up in its past 10 contests, while covering the spread seven times in those games.
  • Boston and its opponents have combined to hit the over in four of the past 10 games.
  • The Celtics’ last 10 games have ended with an average of 222.4 points scored. That’s 8.9 more points than this contest’s over/under.
  • Across their past 10 games, the Celtics are scoring at a rate of 111.8 PPG, the same as their season-long scoring average.

Bucks vs. Celtics Betting Trends

  • Milwaukee is 45-47-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games they have played as 2.5-point favorites or more, the Bucks have an ATS record of 33-32.
  • This season, Milwaukee’s games have hit the over 42 times out of 92 chances.
  • This season, the Bucks have a 46.8% shooting percentage from the field, which is 3.4% higher than the 43.4% of shots the Celtics’ opponents have made.
  • Milwaukee is 39-25 against the spread and 49-15 overall when it shoots better than 43.4% from the field.
  • Boston is 48-38-3 against the spread this season.
  • The Celtics have an ATS record of 9-4-1 when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • Boston games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 43 times out of 89 chances this season.
  • The Celtics have shot at a 46.6% clip from the field this season, 1.0 percentage point greater than the 45.6% shooting opponents of the Bucks have averaged.
  • Boston is 32-11-2 against the spread and 37-8 overall when it shoots higher than 45.6% from the field.

Bucks vs. Celtics Over/Under Trends

  • This season, 68 of Milwaukee’s 92 games have gone over Saturday’s over/under of 213.5 points.
  • A total of 47 of Boston’s games ended with a combined score higher than 213.5 points this season.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 227.3 points per game, 13.8 points more than the over/under of 213.5 for this matchup.
  • This game’s point total is 3.1 fewer points than the 216.6 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020.
  • On average, the Bucks have seen a 224.9 over/under in their games this season, 11.4 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this game is 2.8 points fewer than the average over/under in Celtics’ games this season (216.3 points).

Bucks Team Leaders

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: 29.9 PTS, 11.6 REB, 5.8 AST, 1.1 STL, 1.4 BLK, 55.3 FG%, 29.3 3PT% (71-for-242)
  • Jrue Holiday: 18.3 PTS, 6.8 AST, 1.6 STL, 50.1 FG%, 41.1 3PT% (132-for-321)
  • Khris Middleton: 20.1 PTS, 5.4 AST, 1.2 STL, 44.3 FG%, 37.3 3PT% (162-for-434)
  • Bobby Portis: 14.6 PTS, 9.1 REB, 47.9 FG%, 39.3 3PT% (133-for-338)
  • Grayson Allen: 11.1 PTS, 44.8 FG%, 40.9 3PT% (159-for-389)

Celtics Team Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum: 26.9 PTS, 8.0 REB, 45.3 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (230-for-651)
  • Jaylen Brown: 23.6 PTS, 1.1 STL, 47.3 FG%, 35.8 3PT% (166-for-464)
  • Marcus Smart: 12.1 PTS, 5.9 AST, 1.7 STL, 41.8 FG%, 33.1 3PT% (119-for-360)
  • Al Horford: 10.2 PTS, 7.7 REB, 1.3 BLK, 46.7 FG%, 33.6 3PT% (89-for-265)
  • Robert Williams III: 10.0 PTS, 9.6 REB, 2.2 BLK, 73.6 FG%

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