Monday’s NBA two conference semifinals could be make or break for the visiting teams.
The Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies each have their work cut out for them as underdogs in Game 4. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors are looking to create even more separation from their respective opponents.
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Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 4 Odds (MIL Leads 2-1)
Giannis Antetokounmpo bounced back after a subpar performance in Game 3 by exploding for 42 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in Game 4, putting the Bucks up 2-1 in the series.
Al Horford performed at an All-Star level by racking up 22 points (most in a playoff game since 2018) and 16 rebounds (most in a playoff game since 2015), but the Boston big man was a fraction of a second short of sending the game to overtime, as the Celtics couldn’t close out the win.
Oddsmakers are setting Game 4 between these two rivals as a virtual pick’em yet again, with Milwaukee (priced between -105 and -115 on the moneyline) as a 1- to 1.5-point favorite against Boston (priced between -105 and -108).
Celtics vs. Bucks Game 4 Player Props
Brook Lopez ‘Under’ 0.5 Threes (-108, Fanduel)
We’re riding the “under” for Brook Lopez’s three-pointer count for the second game in a row. He hasn’t found the bottom of the net on a three-ball in his last five games.
Lopez’s offensive role has changed over the past couple of games, as he’s been spending more time grabbing offensive boards and less time letting it go from deep. He’s failed to even attempt a three in the past two games.
H2H Rebounds: Al Horford More Rebounds vs. Robert Williams (-185, DraftKings)
You would have to pay a premium if you want to back Horford to out-rebound Williams next game, but the numbers will tell you that it’s worth it.
Horford (12.3 RPG) has owned Williams (5.7 RPG) on the glass in the series, and the battle has gotten more one-sided each game. The veteran big man out-rebounded the youngster in each of the matchup’s three contests (by 2, 7 and 9). It’s a calculated wager worth the minus-money odds.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors Game 4 Odds (GSW Leads 2-1)
The Warriors looked like the teams from their old championship runs in Game 3, putting up a season-high 142 points on a scorching 53.1% shooting from downtown. Steph Curry led the Dubs with 30 points, followed by Jordan Poole (27) and Klay Thompson (21).
A Game 3 loss wasn’t the only blow to the Grizzlies. Star point guard Ja Morant exited the game with 6:19 left in the fourth after injuring his knee on a loose ball, and is likely out for Game 4.
The line was adjusted accordingly, as Memphis (priced between +375 and +400) is now a 10- to 10.5-point underdog against Golden State (priced between -500 and -550) in Game 4 at the Chase Center.
Grizzlies vs. Warriors Game 4 Player Props
Jordan Poole ‘Over’ 20.5 Points (-112, Fanduel)
The Warriors have been looking for a third Splash Brother for quite some time, and they might’ve found him in Jordan Poole. Poole has put together scoring outings of 20, 27 and 31 points in the series’ three contests. The young stud leads his team in field goal makes with 31, despite being second on the team in attempts behind Steph Curry. He should expect to see an easier time scoring with Morant likely out.
Steph Curry ‘Over’ 26.5 Points; Steph Curry 3+ Threes; Warriors Alt. Spread ‘Over’ -15.5 (+370, DraftKings)
Dub Nation is looking forward to their low-pressure date with Memphis on Monday, as they are coming off their highest scoring game of the season and should expect to face a Grizzlies team without Morant. With that, here’s a pro-Warriors same-game parlay that offers a sweet reward.
Curry has amassed 27-plus points in six of his last seven games. He has also hit three-plus shots from beyond the arc in all but one game in this year’s playoffs. His one game with under three three-pointers was his worst shooting night in these playoffs, and he was still able to knock down two. Morant being out can only make scoring easier for the Baby-Faced Assassin.
Don’t be shocked if Golden State has a similarly dominant performance in Game 4 as it did last game, because it has done that in these playoffs quite often. They have won by 16-plus points in the team’s last six victories. Adding this alternate spread (which pays out nearly 2 to 1 as its own bet) to the SGP boosts the parlay’s payout the most out of the three bets.