Date & Time: Thursday, April 26 @8:00 PM
Venue: BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee)
Head to head record
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 92-87 (2017/2018 NBA)
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics 104-102 (2017/2018 NBA)
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics 116-92 (2017/2018 NBA)
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 120-106 (2017/2018 NBA)
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 113-107 (2017/2018 NBA)
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics prediction
Milwaukee Bucks will be looking to level the series to 3-3 when they welcome Boston Celtics at their BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday evening. Bucks face a must-win situation in Game 6 and it remains to be seen if they are going to defend home court.
Do or die situation
Milwaukee Bucks did well to beat Boston Celtics in each of their two home games in the NBA play-offs, but they failed to upset Brad Stevens’ troops in their meetings at TD Garden and, as a result, Joe Prunty’s troops are on the verge of suffering elimination in the Eastern Conference quarter-finals. Seeing that Celtics are leading the series 3-2, Bucks have no other choice but to leave their hearts on the court in Thursday’s clash at their BMO Harris Bradley Center. Giannis Antetokounmpo has been averaging 25.4 points per game in the tie against Boston Celtics and all eyes will be on the Greece international when the two teams face each other in Game 6. Bucks had no more than 37 rebounds in the 92-87 loss to Boston and, no doubt, they should improve that segment of the game if they are to level the series.
John Henson is unlikely to recover in time to face Boston in Thursday’s game, but coach Joe Prunty has no other injury worries ahead of the visit of Celtics.
Difficulties on the road
Thanks to the hard-fought 92-87 victory over Milwaukee Bucks Boston Celtics moved one step closer to booking their place in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Boston are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but they have been struggling on the travels of late. Celtics are on a five-game losing run on the and, as a result, they are considered underdogs in Thursday’s clash against Milwaukee. Brad Stevens’ men looked sharp defensively in Game 5 and there is every chance they will rely on their solid defence in the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Jaylen Brown has been averaging 21.8 points in the play-offs and the 21-year-old shooting guard will be one of the men to watch in the away team. Anyhow, considering that Bucks are tough to beat at home, Celtics will have to be at their sharpest in Thursday’s showdown if they are to get their job done in the tie against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co.
The likes of Kyrie Irving, Daniel Theis and Gordon Hayward remain in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the away team.
- Bucks recorded seven wins in last nine home games
- Celtics are on a five-game losing run on the road
- Home team emerged triumphant in each of their last seven meetings
- Giannis Antetokounmpo has 10 rebounds per game this term
- Celtics had 50 rebounds in Game 5
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics betting pick
As previously mentioned, Boston Celtics are not regarded as good travelers and seeing that key player Kyrie Irving has yet to overcome from his long-term injury, I believe that there is a big value in betting on Milwaukee Bucks, who have been impressive at home of late. Taking everything into account, it would be fair if this tie is decided in Game 7.
Pick: Bucks -5.5