The account of Giannis Antetokounmpo does fan and handicapping attention get drawn. Milwaukee’s “Greek Freak” and 2019 NBA Most Valuable Player dominates everything in his presence. He even has an NBA All-Star Team named after him. Lost in all of that star power is the fact that the Bucks are one of the most complete teams in NBA betting. Of course, Milwaukee is loaded with an explosive offense. Defensively, they are every bit as good and among the Association’s elite. Meanwhile, Boston has begun to take the look of the biggest threat to the Bucks in the East.
Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks
|Date and Time:||Thursday, March 12, 2020, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Fiserv Forum, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Celtics vs. Bucks TV Coverage:||TNT|
|NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks Overview
Milwaukee eliminated the Celtics in the second round of the 2019 Eastern Conference playoffs. So far this season these teams have met twice. October 30 saw the Celtics win and cover a 116-105 home win that stayed under 224.5. Conversely, on January 16 Boston covered a 128-123 loss at Milwaukee as the 11-point dogs with over 227.5. A major offshore betting factor in this game is the status of Giannis, who is questionable with a knee issue.
Late on the Bucks have dropped five of their last six to the line. Milwaukee is 53-11 straight up, 36-29 against the spread, and 30-34 under the total. In like manner, the Celtics have covered just one of their last four. Boston is 42-21 straight up, 38-23-2 vs. the odds, and 29-34 under the total.
Key Celtics: PF Jayson Tatum (23.4 PTS, 7.1 REB, 3.0 AST, 44.7 FGPCT, 39.9 3PPCT, 80.6 FTPCT), PG Kemba Walker (21.4 PTS, 4.1 REB, 5.0 AST, 42.3 FGPCT, 37.9 3PPCT, 86.9 FTPCT)
Key Bucks: PF Giannis Antetokounmpo (29.5 PTS, 13.7 REB, 5.8 AST, 54.7 FGPCT, 30.6 3PPCT, 63.3 FTPCT), SF Khris Middleton (21.1 PTS, 6.2 REB, 4.1 AST, 49.9 FGPCT, 41.8 3PPCT, 90.8 FTPCT)
Boston and Milwaukee Against the Spread
The Celtics are:
- 4-5 vs. the line in their last nine meetings with the Bucks
- 3-5 under the total head to head with Milwaukee
- 13-4-1 against the spread in their last 18 games as a dog
- 1-7 under the total when getting points
- 9-3 on the board in their last 12 away games
- 6-3 over the total on the road
The Bucks are:
- 7-1 against the spread in their last eight home games
- 1-4 under the total at Fiserv Forum
- 2-1 vs. the odds in their last three home games with Boston
- 2-4 under the total when hosting the Celtics
- 9-3 on the board in their last 12 games as a favorite
- 1-5 under the total when laying points
Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Picks
On this occasion, we have what many consider to be the two best teams in the East. Milwaukee has failed to cover the first two meetings this season. But the Bucks will be fully engaged for an NBA betting payout in this high-profile home game. Plus, Milwaukee will want to set the tone for the post-season. Specifically, the Fiserv Forum has been a consistent advantage for Milwaukee and is the likely difference-maker here.
Celtics vs. Bucks NBA Betting Pick: Milwaukee Bucks
Celtics vs. Bucks NBA Betting Score Prediction: Bucks 108, Celtics 96