Expect Intense Defense For An 'Under' When Bucks Head To Boston

Friday, May 3, 2019 3:05 PM UTC

Friday, May. 3, 2019 3:05 PM UTC

The pivotal Game 3’s continue on Friday with a matchup between the Bucks and Celtics. With the series shifting back to Boston, how can we capitalize on these juicy NBA Odds?

<p style="text-align:right"><em>Jordan’s NBA Picks: 69-51, Playoffs 15-13</em></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Bucks (65-23 SU &amp; 52-33 ATS) at Boston (54-34 SU &amp; 43-43- ATS)</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Friday, 8:00 PM EST, TNT</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Free NBA Pick: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/milwaukee-bucks-vs-boston-celtics-3782757/odds/" target="_blank">Under</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Best Line Offered: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4433&amp;book=JustBet" target="_blank">Just Bet</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center">[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3782757, "sportsbooksIds":[1275,238,19,999996,169], "LineTypeId":3, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Now that the series is in Boston, there could be some shifts in the dynamics of how these next two games are played. Boston is going to try and slow down the Bucks even more, but after getting beat down in Game 2, can Boston respond by <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/milwaukee-bucks-vs-boston-celtics-3782757/odds/" target="_blank">taking a firm hold of the series in Game 3</a>?</p><p></p><h2>All In The Name Of Defense</h2><p></p><p>The Bucks have been one of the better home offenses in the entire league this season, so the change in venue to Boston might have some negative effects on their offense. I fully expect Giannis Antetokounmpo to get his, but the Celtics may focus in on the ancillary options for the Bucks in order to get the win in this one.</p><p>The C’s were killed by the Greek Freak in Game 2, but they can’t have Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe both going off again if they want a chance to win Game 3. Both Bucks guards were a combined 17-for-30 from the floor and 10-for-15 from deep in Game 2.</p><p>The good news is during the regular season, Middleton’s points decreased by about two per game and his shooting plummeted. Bledsoe on the other hand, got better on the road, averaging close to 17 points per game. Take that into account in any prop betting you may do on this game.</p><p>However, while I <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" target="_blank">might hit those markets</a> if the prices are right, I see the full game total as a <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/milwaukee-bucks-vs-boston-celtics-3782757/odds/" target="_blank">great value in this first game</a> of a Friday playoff doubleheader.</p><p>The C’s home defense was one of the best in the league this regular season and because they played a horrible offensive team in Indiana in the first round, their home defensive rating is an impressive 86.8 in their two playoff home games so far.</p><p>I sincerely doubt they will be able to hold the Bucks under 100, but Milwaukee may not have that much more by the game’s end. The Bucks’ offense went from an offensive rating of 115.2 at home to 111.7 on the road during the regular season. Now in the playoffs against a hungry and talented defense and this game could go way under the posted total.</p><p></p><h2>The Sharp Pick</h2><p></p><p>It looks like you can still get the number at 219 at some shops, but others have been dropping the total this morning to 218 ½. I suspect that could keep going lower until some sharp hits the over, but that also may not happen.</p><p>The first two games of this series have been very low scoring and <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/milwaukee-bucks-vs-boston-celtics-3782757/odds/" target="_blank">that trend could continue in Game 3</a>. As each of these series gets longer, the stakes raise and I think these Game 3’s will continue to prove to be good under bets.</p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Final Score Prediction: Bucks 108 – Celtics 107</strong></p><p> </p>
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