Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick – Game 4

The NBA is set up with another strong slate of action on May 9. Two games are up on the board throughout Monday night. One of these games will be between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks. These two teams will look to earn a big win as they meet up in Game 4. This game will tip off at around 7:30 PM Eastern time on TNT.

Boston has earned a record of 5-2 throughout the postseason after earning the second seed in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics are coming off a loss in their last game and will look to bounce back in this series. Boston has been struggling a bit in this series and will look to bounce back in this one. The Celtics will look to step up on the road in this one.

The Bucks have put up a record of 6-2 so far these playoffs after grabbing the third seed in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee is coming off a big win at home in Game 3 and will look to carry momentum into this one. The Bucks will look to step up early in this matchup as they eye a 3-1 series lead. Milwaukee will look for a big win at home on Monday night.

These two teams have been strong throughout this season and will look for a huge win in Game 4. The Celtics have been strong as of late and will look to come out quickly again in this one. Milwaukee will look for their defense to continue to keep Boston quiet. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win in Game 4.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Boston Celtics Pk (-110) -110 Over 212 (-110)
Milwaukee Bucks Pk (-110) -110 Under 212 (-110)
Team Data Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks
Playoff Record 5-2 6-2
Away/ Home Playoff Record 2-1 3-1
Playoff PPG 107.6 104.9
Playoff PPG Away/ Home 108.7 105.5
Playoff PAPG 103.7 96.9
Playoff PAPG Away/ Home 106.0 100.3

Betting Trends

Boston Celtics

  • 48-37 ATS this season
  • 27-15 ATS in road games
  • 9-11 ATS against Central division
  • 4-2-1 ATS in Playoffs
  • 1-1-1 ATS in Second Round
  • 26-14 ATS after allowing 105 points or less
  • 28-15 ATS against team with a winning record

Milwaukee Bucks

  • 44-44 ATS this season
  • 18-26 ATS in home games
  • 9-11 ATS against Atlantic division
  • 4-3-1 ATS in Playoffs
  • 1-1-1 ATS in Second Round
  • 11-18 ATS after allowing 105 points or less
  • 18-27 ATS against team with a winning record

These two teams met up in Game 1 on May 1. Jrue Holiday put up 25 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists as the Bucks won 101-89. Jaylen Brown dropped 30 points and Jayson Tatum added 29 points as Boston bounced back with a 109-86 win. Antetokounmpo finished with 42 points in Game 3 as Milwaukee won 103-101.

Field Goal Shooting

The Celtics have been solid shooting the ball on the playoffs. Boston has made 44.7 percent of their shots from the field, which is 7th out of the remaining 8. The Celtics have shot 36.4 percent from deep, which is 5th in the postseason. Boston has drained 81.9 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 3rd in the playoffs.

Milwaukee has been solid shooting the ball as well in the postseason. The Bucks have been shooting 45.4 percent from the field, which is 5th in the field of 8. Milwaukee has made 34.8 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 7th in the playoffs. The Bucks have sunk 70.1 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 8th in the postseason.

Boston has been better from behind the arc and the free throw line this postseason, while the Bucks have been better from the field. Both teams have been strong on defense in the postseason as well. These two teams will look for their defenses to step up once again in this one. If either team can shoot well early though, it could be enough for the win.

Top Performers

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have been the leaders for Boston in this postseason. Tatum has averaged 25.4 points and 6.6 assists per game. Brown is averaging 22.7 points and 6.9 rebounds. Marcus Smart has averaged 14.2 points, while Al Horford is averaging 13.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Grant Williams has averaged 11.9 points to round out the lineup.

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been great for the Bucks in the playoffs. Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.6 points, 12.6 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game. Jrue Holiday has averaged 18.9 points, while Bobby Portis is averaging 11.9 points and 10.4 rebounds. Brook Lopez has averaged 10.9 points per game. Grayson Allen rounds out the lineup, averaging 10.1 points.

These two teams have been led by their stars throughout the postseason. The Celtics have seen Tatum and Brown dominate early and will look to lean on them again in Game 4. Holiday has stepped up with Antetokounmpo with Khris Middleton out with injury. If either team can have some players step up early in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been solid throughout this postseason and will look for a big win in this one. The Celtics have been led by their stars and have remained hot. Milwaukee has come out strong as they try to defend their title. I think Boston will change some things up in this one though as they try to tie this series back up before going home.

Bovada has both teams listed as a -110 against the money line in this one. I agree with this line as both teams are coming off a really tight Game 3. Boston was the better team in the regular season and will look to come out quicker in Game 4. I think the Celtics have the edge with Middleton out in this series. At even odds, I like the value on Boston.

The Bet
Boston Celtics
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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