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FROM DAVID HESS

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks have been a solid offensive team here at home for the year and they have scored 116 and 104 in the two games here at BMO Harris Bradley Center so far, while the Celtics have struggled to score at this venue in the two games. Still, I like the Boston offense to get going in this one, especially with Marcus Smart back in the lineup. The Bucks have allowed 105.4 ppg here at home for the year, so Boston will get their points. The Celtics have been a very good defensive team this year, but the Bucks have averaged 106.8 ppg here at home for the year and I look for them to get their fair share of points. Playoff basketball usually breeds low scoring games, but four of the five games in this series has gone Over and I will look for this one to do the same, especially knowing that the Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these teams here in Milwaukee.

Prediction: Over 201