2020 NBA Playoffs: Celtics vs Bucks Game 3 Pick against the spread
Up to this point, the series between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks is living up to the hype. After stunning the Celtics with a Game 1 victory, the Bucks lost game two and will begin Game 3 with the series tied at 1-1. However, Milwaukee has the edge with home-court advantage on Saturday night. Before making a Celtics vs Bucks Game 3 pick it is important to cover everything.
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If the odds for game 3 indicate the outcome of the game, this is going to be a close one. The Bucks are small -2 favorites at home. The consensus is that Milwaukee will grab a victory at home with over 70 percent of the wagers being placed on the home team. This is a bit of a stunner considering that the Celtics are a perfect 5-0 against the spread (ATS) as a road underdog. If the Bucks are going to win they will need to make some adjustments from game 2.
The Celtics crushed the Bucks last game with a dominating shooting performance from 3-point territory. It is highly unlikely that the Celtics will hit another 20 shots from deep, but Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown are an unstoppable duo. The Bucks have some issues defensively without Khris Middleton in the lineup, although Jrue Holiday is doing his part on the offensive side of things.
Celtics vs Bucks Game 3 Pick against the spread
There is good news for the Celtics as Marcus Smart will return to the lineup and that will make the Celtics better on defense. The Celtics play well in Milwaukee posting a 4-0 ATS record in the last four games. Overall Boston is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the Bucks are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 as a home favorite. The Celtics have too much for the Bucks and Boston will win game three.