Boston at Milwaukee – Thursday NBA Playoffs Pick
Game 6 between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks is set for Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in an 8 p.m. tip with TNT carrying the national broadcast. Boston holds the 3-2 edge in this best-of-seven series.
Boston at Milwaukee Game Preview
Boston carved out the 3-2 series lead with Tuesday’s 92-87 grinder as a 4.5-point home favorite, but to end this series on Thursday night it is going to have to find a way to beat Milwaukee on the road. Going back to a 106-102 road loss to the Bucks on April 3 as 4.5-point underdogs in the regular season, the Celtics have lost their last three road games to Milwaukee straight-up. They covered as six-point road underdogs in Sunday’s 104-102 loss in Game 4 as part of a 4-1 record in this series against the spread.
Al Horford scored 22 points and pulled down 14 points to lead the way on Tuesday night and Marcus Smart came off the bench to score nine points in his first playing time in this series. The main reason why Boston won this game was its stifling play on defense. The Celtics finished the regular season ranked third in the NBA in points allowed (100.4).
With the two SU victories at home in this series, the Bucks are 5-1 in their last six home games with a 3-3 mark ATS. The total has gone OVER BetAnySports’ closing line in five of those games. The total stayed UNDER 202.5 points in Game 5 after going OVER in 11 of their previous 12 contests including the first four games in this series.
Milwaukee is going to have to quickly move past Tuesday’s loss in which it shot just 36.8 percent from the floor and a dismal 27.3 percent from three-point range. The Bucks shot a blazing 57.0 percent from the field while connecting on 16 of their 33 shots from beyond the arc in a lopsided 116-92 romp in Game 3 as 4.5-point home favorites. In Game 4, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points while going 12-for-20 from the field to pace that victory on their home court.
Boston at Milwaukee Free Game Prediction
Each team has taken care of business at home in a series that should go the distance. I am banking on a big night from the Bucks on Thursday to cover BetAnySports’ 4.5-point spread.