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NBA betting market report: Daily picks, advice for Monday 5/9

By Jonathan Von Tobel  (Senior NBA Analyst) 


Welcome to the daily NBA betting market report, your source for analysis on the betting lines for the day in professional hoops. For updates throughout the day follow me on Twitter, or check out The Edge daily at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.

All game lines via VSiN NBA Odds page.

Market Report for Monday, May 9th

*Lines are opening numbers

Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks (-1, 209.5)

Game 4: Bucks lead 2-1

Milwaukee might be the one with the series lead here, but the Bucks have hardly separated themselves in a hard-fought series. They have only averaged 100.7 points per 100 possessions in non-garbage time minutes, and through three games they own a -2.4 net rating in this series. That is not to say that Boston is the clear favorite going forward in this series. The Celtics might have a positive net rating through three games, but they have only put up 103.1 points per 100 possessions and Jayson Tatum has largely been contained by the Bucks’ defense (20.0 points per game, 34.8% shooting from the floor). There is barely an edge to be had for either team in this series.

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