The Celtics, who entered the playoffs as the 2nd seed, tied the series 2-2 in game 4 on the road and the series is now up for grabs for both teams. The Celtics have the home-court advantage and if they tidy things up, they will take the lead in the series for the first time, while the Bucks will be looking to get back to winning ways in game 5 and regain control of the series.
The match starts at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, 11 May 2022. The game time by GMT is 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11. The match venue is TD Garden, Boston, MA.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks (May 11) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks latest odds on betting sites
The Boston Celtics money line odds are priced at 1.40 (-250 American; 2/5 Fractional), while the Milwaukee Bucks money line odds are priced at 2.95 (+195; 39/20). This equals approximate probabilities of 70% against 30% respectively.
- Over 214.5 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Under 214.5 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Boston Celtics -5.5: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Milwaukee Bucks +5.5: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks match preview and statistics
The Celtics have been one of the most exciting teams to watch in the playoffs so far and they’ve played above expectations. The Celtics were impressive in game 4 against all odds, they were down 2-1 in the series and they played in the Bucks' home court but that didn't stop them from securing the win.
Jason Tatum co-led the team in scoring with 30 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists while Al Horford who came up big for the Celtics dropped an impressive 30 points as well with 8 boards and a block.
Marcus Smart returned to the lineup with 18 points and 8 assists. Jaylen Brown tallied 18 points and a steal.
Team statistics: 42/84 (50.0%) field goals, 14/37 (37.8%) 3 pointers, 18/20 (90.0%) free throws, 25 assists, 38 total rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 steals, 11 turnovers, 25 fouls.
Boston Celtics team news: Sam Hauser is out for the game while Robert Williams III is listed as questionable for the game.
The Bucks, who lost the lead again for the second time in this series fell to the Celtics in game 4 by 8 points and more importantly, crumbled in the 4th quarter which they lost by a 15 points margin with the Celtics posting 43 points in the fourth quarter.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Greek freak who was unstoppable as usual, led the team with 34 points, and 18 rebounds double-double while Brook Lopez dropped 17 points and 7 boards.
Jrue Holiday finished with 16 points, 7 boards and 9 assists while Wesley Matthews added 12 points and 2 steals.
Team statistics: 39/94 (41.5%) field goals, 9/27 (33.3%) 3 pointers, 21/27 (77.8%) free throws, 18 assists, 48 total rebounds, 6 steals, 3 blocks, 7 turnovers, 17 fouls.
Milwaukee Bucks team news: Khris Middleton is ruled out for the match while George Hill remains questionable for the game.
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks H2H
The Celtics are 23-20 all-time against the Bucks. The last time they played in the postseason was in the 2018-2019 Eastern Conference semifinals where the Bucks won the series 4-1. This series is at a stalemate 2-2.
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks lineups and key players
Boston Celtics projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Marcus Smart
- Shooting guard: Jaylen Brown
- Small forward: Jayson Tatum
- Power forward: Grant William
- Center: Al Horford
Jayson Tatum is the key player to watch out for. After an awful game 3, in which he dropped only 10 points compared to the 25 points he averaged in the first two games. He made up for it in game 4 with a co-team high 30 points to get the dub.
Milwaukee Bucks projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Jrue Holiday
- Shooting guard: Grayson Allen
- Small forward: Wesley Matthews
- Power forward: Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Center: Brook Lopez
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the key player to watch out for. He is the Bucks' best player in the series averaging 32 points in the 4 games played in the series, he finished game 4 with a game-high 34 points and 18 rebounds.
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks predictions and betting tips
The Celtics played game 4 on the road without Robert Williams and they had Al Horford on him, defensively they couldn’t hold him back much but on the Offensive end, Al Horford dominated the game and was pivotal in the Celtic’s win. Marcus Smart's impact on the team was obvious in game 4, his defensive plays and his offensive facilitations were all the Celtics missed in the loss to the Bucks in game 3. The Celtics expect Robert Williams back into the lineup in game 5 and in addition to Al Horford's steaming hot form, the Celtics are sure to dominate the paint and contain Giannis Antetokounmpo better.
The Bucks, still missing Khris Middleton in the series, have been able to hold out mainly due to Giannis Antetokounmpo single-handedly facilitating the team’s offense. Giannis took 32 shots in game 4 and unless Jrue Holiday steps in fully into the role of being the playmaker of the team, the Bucks will struggle in game 5. As things stand, the Celtics are playing at home, and with their significant players like Marcus Smart and Robert Williams most likely back in the lineup, the Celtics are poised to win the game. Predictions for this game are the Boston Celtics to win and over 214.5 points.
Betting prediction: Boston Celtics to win
Odds: 1.40 (-250 American; 2/5 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 214.5 points
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)