Last spring the Celtics were no match for the Bucks in the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. As a matter of fact, it was so bad that Boston’s Kyrie Irving quit and took a seat on the bench in the final game. Irving is now gone off to Brooklyn. As a result, the Celtics are back to their old formula for NBA bets Success. Defense and team offense are the hallmarks of head coach Brad Stevens coaching resume. Counter to that is a Milwaukee team that is the best in the Eastern Conference. MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo dominates!
Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks
|Date and Time:||Thursday, January 16, 2020, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Celtics vs. Bucks TV Coverage:||TNT|
|Celtics vs. Bucks Betting on NBA odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks Overview
Milwaukee has a sportsbook record of 35-6 straight up, 23-18 against the spread and 20-20 on totals. Overall NBA metrics have the Bucks ranked second for scoring offense and ninth for points allowed. Milwaukee is the top offensive rebounding team in the Association. Late on the Bucks have covered five of their last nine games. Three of their last five have gone over the total.
By contrast, the Celtics are 26-11 straight up, 21-14-2 vs, the line, and 16-21 under the total. Boston ranks 14th in the NBA for scoring offense and second for points allowed. Concurrently the Celtics have paid in just three of their last nine games. Five of their last eight have stayed under the number.
Key Celtics: PG Kemba Walker (21.9 PTS, 3.8 REB, 5.2 AST, 43.6 FGPCT, 39.5 3PPCT, 87.1 FTPCT), PF Jayson Tatum (21.3 PTS, 6.9 REB, 2.9 AST, 43.0 FGPCT, 36.4 3PPCT, 86.2 FTPCT), SG Jaylen Brown (19.9 PTS, 6.8 REB, 2.9 AST, 49.1 FGPCT, 39.2 3PPCT, 76.8 FTPCT)
Key Bucks: PF Giannis Antetokounmpo (29.8 PTS, 12.8 REB, 5.5 AST, 55.0 FGPCT, 32.5 3PPCT, 61.5 FTPCT), SF Khris Middleton (19.3 PTS, 5.8 REB, 3.8 AST, 48.5 FGPCT, 40.3 3PPCT, 89.3 FTPCT), PG Eric Bledsoe (15.6 PTS, 4.6 REB, 5.2 AST, 48.6 FGPCT, 35.5 3PPCT, 83.2 FTPCT)
Boston and Milwaukee Against the Spread
The Celtics are:
- 8-4 against the spread in their last 12 away games
- 2-4 under the total on the road
- 9-5 vs. the odds in their last 14 games as a dog
- 4-8 under the total when getting points
- 3-4 on the board in their last seven games at Milwaukee
- 1-4 under the total at Fiserv Forum
The Bucks are:
- 4-5 against the spread in their last nine games as a chalk
- 5-7 under the total when laying points
- 8-4 vs. the line in their last 12 games at Fiserv Forum
- 4-7 under the total on their home court
- 5-3 with the number in their head to head series with the Celtics
- 2-5 under the total in their last seven games against Boston
Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Bets Picks
On this occasion, the Bucks should be at their best at home versus one of their top challengers. As was previously noted Milwaukee shows the good value at home against Boston. Additionally, the Celtics have struggled for NBA Bets’ success as a dog.
Celtics vs. Bucks NBA Bet Pick: Milwaukee Bucks
Celtics vs. Bucks NBA Bets Score Prediction: Bucks 102, Celtics 90