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Celtics vs Bucks Expert Predictions for Second-Round Eastern Conference Playoff Series

David Hayes
Boston Celtics v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Six
Boston Celtics v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Six /

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The No. 1-seed Milwaukee Bucks and No. 4-seed Boston Celtics were the only two teams to sweep their opponents in the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs. However, the two teams now find themselves in a second-round rematch of last year's playoff series, which Boston won in seven games.

The Bucks are currently 7-point favorites at home for Game 1 in Milwaukee, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. However, 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 the series between the Celtics and Bucks.

Bucks vs Celtics Prediction

Sporting News

Sean Deveney, of Sporting News, is predicting another seven-game series between these two teams, but he's backing Milwaukee to win it. Deveney points to Boston's recent chemistry issues and to Giannis Antetokounmpo as critical advantages for Milwaukee here.

FOX Sports

Chris Broussard, of FOX Sports, believes the Bucks are going to win this series in six games. Broussard thinks the head coaches in this series are relatively even, but ultimately predicts Antetokounmpo could give Milwaukee the edge.

Boston Informer

The staff at Boston Informer is predicting Boston will win the series in six games. Boston Informer believes that the Bucks haven't proven themselves in the playoffs yet, while the Celtics' postseason experience could carry Boston to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Overall, two experts are rolling with the Bucks to win this series in either six or seven games. On the other hand, Boston Informer is picking the Celtics to win to win the series in six games.

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