This series has been the most back and forth, but most of the games haven’t actually been very close. Game 4 in Milwaukee was the only game within 2 possessions when the Bucks won by 2. Boston is going to throw everything they’ve got at the Bucks but ultimately Giannis is the best player on the floor and if the supporting cast can chip in, it’s a Bucks win. Holiday is being asked to do a lot on both ends and there are going to have to be other guards making up the scoring. But we’ve seen that Grayson Allen, Bobby Portis and Pat Connaughton have all performed well under pressure. Sometimes it’s just about who can make their shots and the Bucks have proved better than the Celtics that under high pressure they can do it. Take the Bucks money line as well if you’re feeling risky.
@KeepTheJuice21 NBA Playoff Picks - 5/11
Milwaukee Bucks (51-31) @ Boston Celtics (51-31)
BUCKS +5.5 @ -105
Golden State Warriors (53-29) @ Memphis Grizzlies (56-26)
The Grizzlies proved on Monday night that the regular season was not a fluke. They couldn’t manage to beat the Warriors who are playing their best basketball of the season. But they held up and covered the spread away from home without Ja Morant. This season the Grizzlies played an unbelievable stretch without Ja but it’s hard to judge a playoff team without their star player, even with some precedent. Grizzlies fans should be thrilled with how deep this team runs and the future. They’re up against a buzz saw but they’ve proved they can hang tough with anyone so I would feel very confident with a solid home performance tonight.