Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics (By: Miyagi)
The Bucks swept the Pistons in the first round and they have been very solid, serious and consistent so far, yet, this is the first real test for them against the Celtics, who also swept the much stronger (compared to the Pistons) Indiana. Those lines of 7 points seem a bit high, at least while the Bucks miss Brogdon, but in what should be a close game, we got the 'green light' to go for players props as the key players for each team will get massive minutes.
Horford is one of the key players for the Celtics in those series and his performances will be decisive for the fate of his team. Those teams faced each other in the postseason (first round) last season and Horford was the top scorer for the Celtics in 4 of 7 total games while he also had 3 double-doubles and he averaged 18.1P, 8.7R, 3.3A.
In Celtics' only visit to Milwaukee for the regular season, Horford had a great game and recorded a double-double with 21 points and a massive 17 rebounds.
Horford had 2 double-doubles against the Pacers in the previous round and he averaged 11P, 10.3R, 4.5A. He is in very good shape and one of the most consistent players for the Celtics offensively this season and the Celtics will need to get score from him in those series. He has the ability to attack the basket or post up and draw fouls, which will be useful, as well as stretch the court efficiently and shoot from beyond the arc (36% 3P), which is something the Bucks permit their opponents to do, so scoring won't be much of an issue for him. In the defense, Horford will have a very busy afternoon, as the Celtics will need to box out efficiently and secure the defensive rebounds, which is something that has been a hell of an issue for them in big games this season, so, I definitely expect Horford to be tasked and fight for every rebound and he is more than capable of collecting 10 or more given the fact that he is about to have a 35+ minute game today.
I know that a lot of people don't like those risky bets, so Horford's line of 22.5 (Points + Rebounds) is a must here, but I will take those high odds and the extra risk and go for his double-double.
Wishing you a very happy Easter guys!
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics predictions
|Al Horford - Double Double||Bet365||3.50||8||Won WON (+20 units)|
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).