NBA Playoffs Betting Preview For May 7

NBA Playoffs Betting Preview For May 7

Ryan Knuppel
7 months ago
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Two Game 3’s are happening on Saturday evening, as two teams will come out leading the series 2-1 at the end of the night.

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Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks

The Spread: Bucks -1.5

The Boston Celtics bounced back in a huge way Tuesday evening, as they blew out the Milwaukee Bucks in front of their home crowd.

Jaylen Brown carried the load with 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting to go along with six rebounds and six assists.

Jayson Tatum went off for 29 points on 10-of-20 shooting to go along with eight assists and three steals.

Grant Williams added an extra boost off the bench, providing 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting including six 3-pointers.

Al Horford put up 11 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and three assists. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Bucks, but the Celtics defense made him work for it, as Antetokounmpo shot just 11-of-27 from the field.

Jrue Holiday put up 19 points and seven assists.

The Celtics proved that they can hang with the Bucks after a terrible Game 1, but in order for this to be sustainable, they’re going to need to continue to bring it defensively to shut down Giannis and also get significant scoring production out of Tatum and Brown.

With the series shifting to Milwaukee, expect the passionate Bucks fans to cheer on their team loud, which is sure to give the Bucks a significant boost on their quest to go up 2-1.

Expect the Bucks to handle the Celtics with ease.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors

The Spread: Warriors -7

The Memphis Grizzlies protected home court in Game 2, as they evened up the series at 1-1.

Ja Morant went off for 47 points on 15-of-31 shooting to go along with eight assists and three steals, proving that he is built for this moment.

Ziaire Williams was the next leading scorer with 14 points off the bench. Jaren Jackson Jr. chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds.

Stephen Curry did his thing for the Golden State Warriors, as he had 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.

Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins scored 20 and 16 points, respectively.

The Grizzlies were somehow able to limit the Warriors to just 7-of-38 shooting from three in Game 2, which is far from an easy thing to do.

To counter that, the Grizzlies made twice as more threes than the Dubs while still getting the production at or near the rim from Morant.

This game will be sure to provide a ton of excitement again, as both teams finished among the top teams in the league and have unique styles of basketball.

With the series shifting to San Francisco, expect the Warriors fans to come out in bunches and with the same passion we’ve seen from them in years, which will give the Warriors the necessary energy to light it up from three.

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