Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics Game 7 Prediction, NBA Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated May 14, 2022

It's winner-take-all on Sunday as the Celtics and Bucks meet in Boston for Game 7 of their second-round playoff series, with the winner set to face Miami in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Milwaukee
51-31
AT
May 15, 2022, 3:30 PM ET
TD Garden
Boston
51-31
Pointspread +5 -118
Moneyline +159
Over / Under o +205

69%

Betting Action

31%

Pointspread -5 -102
Moneyline -191
Over / Under u +205

69%

Betting Action

31%

It’s been a back-and-forth series between the Bucks and Celtics as the teams get set for Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Sunday in Boston.  The squads have alternated wins in every game of the series, capped off by the Celtics’ 108-95 Game 6 victory on Friday.

Boston is a 5-point favourite on the NBA odds to win Game 7, while the total is set at 207.5.

Bucks vs. Celtics NBA Playoffs Betting Odds

This will be the 11th and final meeting between the teams this year.  It’s been a dead-heat in the 10 previous regular season and playoff dates, with each team claiming five wins.  The Over/Under has also split evenly, although four of six playoff games have gone Under.

Milwaukee comes into this game 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 road dates, but they’ve struggled to cover against Boston.  The Bucks are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games against the Celtics, including 2-6 ATS in this series.  They’ve also trended to low scores, with the total going Under in 9 of their last 11 games.  Milwaukee is +393 to win the Eastern Conference and +894 to repeat as NBA champions.

Boston has been solid at home, winning 15 of their last 20 games at TD Garden.  They’re 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games against the Bucks and they’ve covered in four of six games in this series.  The total has gone Under in six of the Celtics’ last nine games.  Boston is +147 to win the Eastern Conference and +418 to win the NBA championship.

Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo had arguably his best performance of these playoffs in Game 6, but it wasn’t enough to get the job done.  Antetokounmpo finished with 44 points, 20 rebounds and six assists in the loss.  The Bucks reduced a 14-point deficit to four with just under nine minutes left in the game, but that was as close as they would get.  Jrue Holiday added 17 points, while Bobby Portis had 10 boards.  Milwaukee struggled from three, shooting 7 of 27 from beyond the arc.  The Bucks were left without All-Star Khris Middleton for the ninth straight game.  Middleton sprained the MCL in his left knee in Game 2 of the first-round against Chicago and he likely won’t return to the lineup before the Eastern Conference Finals.

Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum had a monster performance in Game 6, dropping a game-high 46 points to go along with nine rebounds and four assists.  After Milwaukee cut the deficit to four points in the fourth quarter, Tatum helped Boston pull away by scoring 16 of the Celtics’ 26 fourth-quarter points.  It was a big bounce-back performance for a Boston team that blew a 14-point fourth quarter lead in Game 5.  Jaylen Brown added 22 points, Marcus Smart had 21 and Al Horford put up 10 boards.  The Celtics also won the three-point battle, shooting 17 of 43 from deep.  Robert Williams III missed a third consecutive game after suffering a bone bruise in Game 3.  Williams will likely be a game-time decision on Sunday.

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