NBA Betting Preview: Tatum, Celtics Favored In Pivotal Game 5

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Milwaukee Bucks (57-34, 43-47-1 ATS) @ Boston Celtics (57-33, 50-38-2 ATS), 7 p.m. ET.  

Lines/News:  Boston is a 5.5-point favorite to take a 3-2 series lead. The O/U is 213.5. Boston won Game 4, 116-108, in Milwaukee. The Bucks are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games. The Celtics are 7-3 straight up over their last 10 games. The Bucks on the season are 44-47 to the Over and the Celtics 43-45-2.

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Bucks Trends: The Over is 1-8 in the last nine Bucks games. The Bucks are 1-10 against the spread (ATS) against the Celtics in their last 11 games. The Bucks are 7-2 ATS on the road in their last nine games.

Celtics Trends: The Over is 2-5 in the last seven Celtics games. The Celtics are 10-2 ATS after a win in the last 12 instances.

Player Trends: Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo (O/U 31.5 points) has scored 32+ points in five of his nine (55.56%) playoff games (avg. 30.1). He’s scored 32+ points in one of his last six (16.67%) games on the road (avg. 25.0). He’s averaged 30.4 points in seven games against the Celtics this season.

Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum (O/U 28.5 points) has scored 29+ points in five of his eight (62.5%) playoff games (avg. 26.0). He’s scored 29+ points in six of his last eight (75%) games when he had at least five defensive rebounds last game (avg. 31.0). He’s averaged 26.3 points in seven games against the Bucks this season.

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