Milwaukee Bucks VS Boston Celtics Monday 05/06/19
The Milwaukee Bucks Visit the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals game 4 on Monday Night at TD Garden Boston Massachussetts
The Greek Freak put on a show during Friday’s Game 3 against the Celtics, scoring 32 points, pulling down 13 rebounds and dishing out eight assists in the 123-116 Bucks win.Milwaukee’s depth was on full display, Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez combining to score just 16 points. The Bucks received a huge boost from George Hill (21 points) and Pat Connaughton (14 points) off the bench. If Milwaukee continues to get significant production from their second unit, it’s hard to imagine the Bucks going down as long as their starters are also producing.
The Bucks are above average in the postseason offensively, ranking 2nd in the league with 116.7 points a game. They are right behind the Celtics in fifth place with a 37.0 percent shooting clip from three. they are 2nd in rebounding with 51.8 rebounds per game. 2nd in assists as they dish out 25.8 per contest. Milwaukee is 4th in scoring defense as they allow 101 points per game. Milwaukee is 2nd in the league in field goal percentage as the team shoots 47 percent from the floor.
After stealing homecourt advantage away from the Milwaukee Bucks with their Game 1 victory, the Boston Celtics handed it right back to Giannis Antetokounmpo and company by suffering losses in the next two matchups in their best-of-seven series.
The Celtics did receive 29 points from Kyrie Irving, but the All-Star guard only connected on eight of his 22 field goal attempts in his second straight inefficient performance on the offensive end. Celtics’ bench was almost non-existent, as Gordon Hayward (10 points) and Semi Ojeleye 6 points, Al Horford is averaging 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in the series. Marcus Morris scored a team-best 17 points in Game 2 and is averaging 13 points and seven rebounds in the series.
Celtics are 12th in the league during the postseason in scoring offense with 101.8 points per game. Boston is 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.8 boards per game and stand tied for 11th with 20.8 assists per contest. Boston is very good on the defensive end: they are 2nd in scoring defense, allowing 96.7 points per game. The Celtics are 7th in field goal percentage as they shoot 45.2 percent from the floor as a team. Celtics are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc.
Bucks are 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings
Bucks are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Boston
Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
Celtics are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record
Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent scores 100
ATS- Against The Spread
Betting against the spread is a good betting strategy when the point spread is low, or the bettor believes the team they are betting on can beat their opponent by at least the point spread advertised. If the bettor believes the team will win big, betting against the spread will result in a huge payout. An example of betting against the spread would be if a wager that the Boston Celtics (-7) would beat the Indiana Pacers (+7). That means the Celtics would have to win by more than 7 points for the individual to win his bet.