Bucks vs. Celtics line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Game 2 matchup

ByErma F. Brown

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The Boston Celtics host the Milwaukee Bucks for Game 2 of a second round tilt at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Boston is favored by five points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 215 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Bucks vs. Celtics picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters the third full week of the 2022 NBA playoffs on a stunning 86-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns!

The model knows the Bucks are incredible on defense. Milwaukee leads the NBA playoffs in defensive efficiency, giving up only 93.5 points per 100 possessions. The Bucks are holding opponents to 39.3 percent shooting and 29.9 percent from 3-point range in the postseason, with only 15.3 free throw attempts allowed per game. In Game 1 against Boston, Milwaukee gave up only 0.89 points per possession, dominating the glass and creating a turnover on 18 percent of defensive possessions.

The model also knows the Celtics are lights-out on the defensive end. Boston held Milwaukee to only a point per possession in the series opener, even in a loss. The Celtics also led the NBA in defensive rating during the regular season, giving up only 1.06 points per possession. Boston also led the league in field goal percentage allowed, 3-point percentage allowed, 2-point percentage allowed and assists allowed.

Now, it has set its sights on Bucks vs. Celtics. We can tell you the model is leaning over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Bucks vs. Celtics? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? … Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Bucks vs. Celtics spread you should be all over Tuesday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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