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Celtics vs. Bucks line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Game 3 matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Saturday's Game 3 matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks
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The Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks square off for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. Milwaukee is favored by two points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 211.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Celtics vs. Bucks picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters the third full week of the 2022 NBA playoffs on a stunning 86-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns!

The model knows the Celtics excel on defense. Boston is holding Milwaukee to a 95.9 offensive rating in the series, and the Celtics are doing a strong job on the defensive glass. Dating back to the regular season, the Celtics led the NBA in defensive efficiency, and Boston led the league in shooting efficiency allowed. Boston also held opponents to 21.6 assists per game, the lowest figure in the NBA this season.

The model also knows the Bucks are also dominating on defense. Milwaukee has the best defensive efficiency in the NBA playoffs, holding opponents to 96.8 points per 100 possessions. The Bucks are also keeping the Celtics to 1.03 points per possession in the series. Milwaukee is forcing a turnover on nearly 18 percent of possessions, and the Bucks also finished with a top-five mark in offensive efficiency during the regular season.

Now, it has set its sights on Celtics vs. Bucks. We can tell you the model is leaning over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Celtics vs. Bucks? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Celtics vs. Bucks spread you should be all over Saturday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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