Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks – NBA – Quarterfinals Game 1 – 10h00 05/01/2022 [PT]: The most solid defense in the NBA spoke up.
The strength of Boston Celtics is being confirmed in this year’s Playoffs, when they “destroyed” Brooklyn Nets in round 1 with a score of 4-0. The opponent waiting for them in the quarterfinals will be much more uncomfortable – the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks. The home-field advantage in the first game is expected to help Clover take the lead in this long-running matchup.
Boston Celtics are the only team so far in the Playoffs that can knock down their opponents after just 4 quick games. The NBA’s best defense in this season continues to prove its worth by locking down Durant and Irving, leaving them with no space. Milwaukee Bucks did not have much trouble with an unstable Chicago Bulls, when the Bulls’ attack could not carry the mistakes in defense. The score 4-1 was also a quick ending, when the Bulls had no response.
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Handicap
- Quarter 1: Boston Celtics
- Quarter 2: Boston Celtics
- Quarter 3: Milwaukee Bucks
- Quarter 4: Boston Celtics
This can be seen as a balanced Quarterfinals when each team has 5 wins in the last 10 encounters. In this season, the head-to-head is also balanced when each side has 2 victories and are at their home. The match before the Playoffs in early April at the Bucks’ home field saw the Deer faced many difficulties to bring the victory with a 6-point difference.
As the Bucks will continue to be without Khris Middleton in the starting lineup for next games, their attack will now depend on Giannis and Jrue Holiday. The demigod always shows a convincing performance every games and surely the fans will not have to worry about him. Maybe the Deer will need to rely on Grayson Allen and Portis’s 3-pointing ability to win the next match. Of course, this is not easy when the Celtics have the home field advantage, along with the defense of DOTY – Marcus Smart.
The two leading positions in the attack, Tatum and Brown, are expected to continue to occupy the leading positions on the scoreboard. Celtics will probably win game 1 based on an impressive series of matches, plus the last 4 home games since the 19/20 season, they have never had to admit defeat to the Bucks.
The superiority of Milwaukee Bucks against Chicago Bulls made their defense quite leisurely. But the score of this match in the last 10 encounters is always above 217.5 and this is the reason that the Over bet is a reasonable choice.
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks final score prediction & odds
- Quarter 1: Boston Celtics 26 – 24 Milwaukee Bucks
- Quarter 2: Boston Celtics 31 – 29 Milwaukee Bucks
- Quarter 3: Boston Celtics 28 – 33 Milwaukee Bucks
- Quarter 4: Boston Celtics 27 – 24 Milwaukee Bucks
- Halftime: Boston Celtics 57 – 53 Milwaukee Bucks ( O )
- Fulltime: Boston Celtics 112 – 110 Milwaukee Bucks ( O )
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks cluster table
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks lineup prediction
Boston Celtics: Brown, Tatum, Thies, Smart, Horford.
Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis, Holiday, Lopez, Portis, Matthews.
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Recent Performance
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Head to Head History