Bucks vs. Celtics line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Game 5 matchup

ByErma F. Brown

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The Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics get together for Game 5 of a second round matchup at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Boston is favored by 5.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 213 (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 fourth 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 have been incredibly stingy on defense in the postseason. Milwaukee leads the 2022 NBA Playoffs in defensive efficiency, giving up less than a point per possession. Opponents are shooting only 41.0 percent from the field against the Bucks, and Boston is shooting only 41.8 percent in the series. The Bucks are also leading the playoffs in free throw prevention, yielding only 17.9 attempts per game, and they are allowing only 32.6 percent shooting from three-point range.

The model also knows the Celtics are also elite on defense, with notable offensive strengths. Boston led the NBA in defense during the regular season, and the Celtics are giving up only 100.5 points per 100 possessions against the Bucks. In the playoffs, Boston is also securing more than 28 percent of available offensive rebounds and posting a 57.8 percent true shooting mark. The Celtics are assisting on 65.6 percent of field goals, and Boston was explosive in a 43-point fourth quarter in Game 4.

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 Wednesday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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