With the Bucks’ victory in Boston on Wednesday night, the series price in the Eastern Conference semifinal thriller has flipped again. Per odds around the sports betting market Thursday morning, Milwaukee is between -240 and -300 to win one of the next two games and advance to the conference finals. DraftKings offers the most attractive -240.
The Celtics can be had for +240 at BetMGM to take Game 6 in Milwaukee on Friday and Game 7, which would be played Sunday back at TD Garden.
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Boston (-5) controlled most of Game 5 but blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead, as the Bucks prevailed 110-107. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 40 points and 11 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday closed the deal with a series of outstanding late-game defensive plays.
🏀 FINAL SCORE THREAD 🏀
Giannis goes off for 40 points, Bobby Portis gets the go-ahead putback, and Jrue Holiday comes up with two huge defensive plays to give the @Bucks a 3-2 lead in the East Semis!
Holiday: 24 PTS, 8 REB, 8 AST
Portis: 14 PTS, 15 REB pic.twitter.com/NwOzYnuKL5
— NBA (@NBA) May 12, 2022
Celtics vs. Bucks Game 6 Betting Lines
Milwaukee is an early 1.5-point favorite for Friday night’s potential close-out game, the same number the Bucks laid in their Game 4 loss Monday. Boston has covered the spread in both games at Fiserv Forum.
Celtics vs. Bucks Game 6 Total
We’ve now seen the ‘over’ cash in two straight games this series after the best-of-seven set opened 3-0 to the ‘under’. The Game 5 total closed in the 211 to 212 range after being bet down from 214.5. Per early numbers, the Game 6 total is the lowest of the series so far.
|Game 1||Bucks 101-89||Bucks +5||218.5||under|
|Game 2||Celtics 109-86||Celtics -4||215.5||under|
|Game 3||Bucks 103-101||Celtics +2.5||212||under|
|Game 4||Celtics 116-108||Celtics +1.5||214||over|
|Game 5||Bucks 110-107||Bucks +4.5||211.5||over|
Odds To Win The East
The Bucks are back to the top of the East futures oddsboard, and the Celtics have dropped to third, behind Miami.
Here are odds to win the East from three sportsbooks, current as of Thursday, May 12.
Bucks vs. Celtics Props
Here is a sampling of the series props offered on Bucks-Celtics. Peruse your sportsbook accounts for plenty more.
Series correct score (DraftKings)
Bucks 4-2 (-125)
Celtics 4-3 (+200)
Bucks 4-3 (+425)
Playoff Series Parlays (PointsBet)
GSW & MIL Both To Make Conference Finals -233
MIL & PHX Both To Make Conference Finals -197
GSW, MIL & PHX All To Make Conference Finals -165
MIA & MIL Both To Make Conference Finals -150
GSW, MIA & MIL All To Make Conference Finals -130
BOS & GSW Both To Make Conference Finals +260
BOS & PHX Both To Make Conference Finals +280
BOS, GSW & PHX All To Make Conference Finals +350
BOS & MIA Both To Make Conference Finals +320
BOS, GSW & MIA All To Make Conference Finals +350
BOS, MIA & PHX All To Make Conference Finals +370
BOS, GSW, MIA & PHX All To Make Conference Finals +400
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