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The Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics travel back to Brew City for Game 5 as Milwaukee looks to close out this series after taking a 3-1 lead through four games. The Bucks are currently 9-point favorites in Wednesday night's Game 5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
As it's always smart to hear what those in the industry have to say before placing a bet, here are some expert predictions for Game 5 of this second-round NBA Playoffs series.
Celtics vs Bucks Predictions
Charlie Grant, of Sports Interaction, predicts the Bucks will close out this series, 117-109, in Game 5 at home. Grant cites Milwaukee's two dominant performances on the road against Boston as an omen for a team ready to advance with a home win Wednesday night.
ESPN's BPI projection is backing the Bucks with a noticeable advantage in Wednesday night's Game 5, giving Milwaukee a 72.9 percent chance of winning this matchup.
FiveThirtyEight Sports is slightly more confident in the Bucks than ESPN's BPI projection, giving Milwaukee a 73.0 percent chance of winning Game 5.
All three experts are backing the Bucks to win Game 5 straight up, with the lone spread prediction calling for the Celtics to narrowly cover the nine points.
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