NBA Betting Previews: Can Giannis, Bucks Finish Strong Against The Celtics?

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks n against the Sacramento Kings in the second half of an NBA basketball game at Golden 1 Center on March 16, 2022 in Sacramento, California
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Boston Celtics (50-30, 43-36-1 ATS) @ Milwaukee Bucks (49-30, 38-41 ATS), 7:30 p.m. ET

Lines/News: This game will probably determine the No. 2 seed in the East.  The Bucks are 5.5-point favorites. The O/U is 227.5. The Bucks won the prior meeting on Christmas Day, 117-113, in Milwaukee. The Celtics played Wednesday. The Bucks have the extra day’s rest. The Celtics are 8-2 straight up over their last 10 games with a four-game winning streak. The Bucks are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games with a one-game winning streak. The Celtics on the season are 38-40-2 to the Over and the Bucks 40-39.

Celtics Trends: The Celtics are 23-15-1 against the spread (ATS) on the road this season and 5-1 ATS against the Bucks on the road in their last six meetings in Milwaukee. The Over is 8-2 in the last 10 Celtics games.

Bucks Trends: The Bucks are 16-24 ATS at home this season and 8-2 ATS after one day of rest in their last 10 games. The Over is 4-1 ATS in the last five Bucks games.

LA Lakers (31-48, 33-45-1 ATS) @ Golden State Warriors (50-29, 39-36-4 ATS), 10 p.m. ET

Lines/News: LeBron James and Russell Westbrook are questionable for the Lakers and Steph Curry is out for Golden State. The Warriors are 12.5-point favorites. The O/U is 222.5. The Lakers won the prior meeting, 124-116 on March 5, in Los Angeles. The Warriors have two extra days of rest with the Lakers having last played Tuesday. The Lakers are 2-8 straight up over their last 10 games with a seven-game losing streak. Warriors are 3-7 straight up over their last 10 games with a two-game losing streak. The Lakers are 44-34-1 to the Over and the Warriors 33-44-2.

Lakers Trends: The Lakers are 13-12 against the spread (ATS) as road underdogs this season. They are 5-1 ATS against the Warriors on the road in their last six games. The Over is 7-3 in the last 10 Lakers games.

Warriors Trends: The Warriors are 19-16-2 ATS as home favorites this season and 2-8 ATS as home favorites in their last 10. The Over is 1-4 in the last five Warriors games.