Tonight, marks Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals series between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks. While Milwaukee has a commanding 3-1 series lead, people are wondering, is there any hope left for the Celtics? The Boston Celtics are a team that is built on incredible individual talent, and when the team is clicking, they are one of the strongest teams in the NBA. Between Tatum, Brown, Irving, Hayward, Horford, Morris, and the list goes on even deeper into the Boston bench, you find absolute talent everywhere you turn. Yet, time and time again during this season, we have seen the Boston Celtics struggle to overcome even the slightest bit of adversity. And Game 5, on the road, facing elimination, against one of the best teams in basketball; will easily be the most adversity that this team will face all year.
Milwaukee on the other hand has everything in their favor going into tonight’s matchup. Starting with Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has been unstoppable since their Game 1 lose at home. Since then he is averaging over 33 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 assists, and it seems like Boston simply does not have an answer for him. On top of that, the Bucks have been powered by the consistent play of Middleton, Bledsoe, Connaughton, Lopez, Mirotic, and even Hill, as they have all have answered the call during these 2019 playoffs. Back to why we’ve all came here, where are we putting our money tonight? With the game being held in Milwaukee, the Bucks showing no signs of slowing down, and considering all of the leadership struggles that the Celtics have endured this year, it seems that the Celtics have reached the end of their 2019 run. While the 8.5 point spread seems like a lot for a team to cover in an elimination playoff game, we have to remember that the Bucks have won the past 3 games against Boston by an average of 13.3 points. Tonight, we are taking the (Milwaukee Bucks -8.5), simply knowing that as soon as the Bucks get a decent lead, there will be no looking back. Take the DraftKings matched deposit bonus and you can bet this for free.
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