The Milwaukee Bucks (10-4) will hit the road to square off against the Boston Celtics (11-3) in what could be an Eastern Conference Finals preview. The Bucks are rolling into this one with a five-game win streak. The Celtics had six-game winning streak snapped on Monday with a loss to Charlotte Hornets. Tipoff for the game is scheduled for 7:30 from TD Garden in Boston.
The Bucks will be without wing Jae Crowder, who will miss the next 6-8 weeks with an abdominal injury. Star point guard Damian Lillard is listed as probable with an oblique injury. The Celtics have listed star forward Jayson Tatum as questionable due to an illness.
The Celtics are a 5-point favorite according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The total is set at 233.5. The Celtics are -198 on the moneyline, while the Bucks are +164.
Bucks vs. Celtics, 7:30 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Celtics -5
The Celtics are 6-6-2 ATS this season, while the Bucks are 5-8-1. Milwaukee has failed to cover the spread in each of its last seven games as the underdog. Also, when looking at the most recent head-to-head matchups, the Celtics have covered five straight times as a favorite and underdog. This should be a pretty good contest but with the recent history, take the Celtics to cover Wednesday.
Over/Under: Over 233.5
While the numbers seem high, there are two of the best offenses in the league. The Bucks are third in the league in scoring, while the Celtics are eighth. Eleven of the Bucks’ 13 road games have gone over on the point total. Also, the Bucks have been good on the over/under this year with a 9-5 mark. The Celtics have not been as good at 6-7-1 but with the superstars in this game scoring at a high level, take the over.