Bucks vs Celtics Game 2 predictions and pick against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks showed why they are the defending champions. They were without Khris Middleton but still dominated the Boston Celtics on their home court. Before tip-off, the Celtics were big favorites to win the series, but after that humiliating loss, everything has changed. All of a sudden, the Celtics are in a must-win situation.
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Bucks vs Celtics Game 2 Odds
The Celtic’s odds for the series changed dramatically after the Game 1 blowout. The Celtics were once -200 to win the series and now, the Bucks are -116 to advance to the next round. The series odds shifted, but the odds for game two did not move as much. The opening odds for the game show that the Celtics are (-4) point favorites which is a small .5 point adjustment from game 1.
The Freak Dominated
Giannis Antetokuonmpo is the best player in the NBA. He showed why in-game one recording a triple-double and lighting up the highlight reel with dazzling dunks. Jrue Holiday was the leading scorer and the difference maker that opened up the floor and the scoring for Milwaukee. But it was the defense that deserves credit for holding the C’s to 33 percent shooting and allowing only Jayson Tatum to score more than 12 points. Boston beat down in the paint and struggled to get anything done on offense.
Bucks vs Celtics Game 2 predictions
The Celtics will get better in game 2. They only hit 18 of 50 from three-point land and they had to deal with injuries to Marcus Smart and Robert Williams. Jaylen Brown limped into this game but played admirably. The Celtics have to adjust the defense. They clamped down on Giannis and left the arc open and that cost them.
The Celtics will adjust on defense and get more help from the role players. The Bucks bench will not be able to duplicate what they did in the game 1 and the Celtics will tie up the series with a big win in game two.
The Celtics need to respond n game two to keep this game, but the news leading up to the game suggests that they may be shorthanded. Marcus Smart, a relentless defender, and leader of this team is hurting. Because of injuries sustained in game one he is questionable to play in the next game. This caused a shift in the point spread and the Celtics can be found as low as -3.5. The spread will change when the news is finalized, but this is an opportunity to hedge my game two bet on the Celtics.
I am betting the Bucks to win the series at -110. This way if the Celtics lose game two, I will still have a chance at a victory. If the Bucks win the game they will become huge favorites to win the series. If the Celtics win game two, they can cover the spread and I still have them to win the series. This is going to be a long series, time to play it Smart.