NBA Pro Basketball Betting Match up Previews – Sunday April 28, 2019

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The NBA on Sunday April 28th features an Eastern conference semifinal Game 1 scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The best of seven series starts at 1PM Eastern Time on ABC TV as the Milwaukee Bucks host the Boston Celtics. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Milwaukee Bucks favored by -7 ½ points with the over under line set at 223 ½ points.

The teams met three times this regular season with Milwaukee winning two of the three games. The only meeting in Milwaukee resulted in a Bucks 98-97 win over two months ago. Milwaukee wins hitting only 42% while the Celtics in defeat hit on only 38.2% overall. Boston and Milwaukee met in the playoffs a season ago with the Celtics winning in seven games. In that series every team won on their home court.

Boston drew the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the playoffs. Celtics made quick work of the Pacers sweeping the series in four games. Boston brought the defense in the sweep limiting the Pacers to just 40.1% shooting. They held Indiana to average only 91.7 points per game. Boston dealt with injury issues throughout the regular season that impacted the teams form. Now all healthy in the lineup are Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford and Gordon Hayward. Last year Hayward missed all but the opener of the regular season with injury. He did not take part in the Celtics playoff run last year. Head coach Brad Stephens of the Boston Celtics is now a chiseled veteran entering his sixth season. Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer is in his first season with Milwaukee.

Milwaukee has home court advantage for the entire NBA playoffs. They drew the Detroit Pistons in the first round and earned a four game sweep in the series. Bucks faced a Detroit team with a knee injury to Blake Griffin that needed surgery in the offseason. Milwaukee in their four game sweep averaged 121.7 points per game and shot 51% from the field. They held the Pistons to only 98 points per game and 38.8% shooting overall.

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