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Celtics vs Bucks NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks
  • Where: Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum
  • Date: Thursday, March 30th
  • Betting Odds MIL -3, BOS +128 | MIL -153 O/U 236.5

So far, the Celtics have put together an overall record of 52-24, while going 39-35-2 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Boston has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.

The Celtics are coming off a disappointing 130-111 loss to the Wizards. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 10 points. Boston struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip away at a 13 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was Jayson Tatum, as he contributed 28 points while hitting 57.9% of his shots.

The Bucks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 55-21. So far, the team has gone 40-30-6 against the spread. In today’s game, Milwaukee will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 11.0 points.

The Bucks are looking to add another win to their resume, as they took down the Pacers by a score of 149-136. This win gave them an ATS push, as the team was 13 point favorites. Although Milwaukee held just a 4 point lead at half, they put together a strong second half on their way to a 13 point victory. In the win, Jrue Holiday led the team in scoring with 51 points on a field goal percentage of 66.7%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Celtics picked up the 139-118 win over the Bucks. The Celtics point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 5.5 point favorite. So far, the two team’s have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Celtics averaged 118.25 points per game vs Milwaukee, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Celtics saw a boost in scoring, the Bucks averaged 115.0 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Boston. This figure was similar to season-long average. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 4-1 in favor of the Celtics. In these matchups, Boston has averaged 117 points per game, while allowing 107. Boston and Milwaukee averaged a combined 224 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

For the season, the Boston offense is the 4th ranked unit in the NBA, at 118.0 points per contest. The Celtics come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 15.9 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Boston is ranked 7th in fewest turnovers per game.

So far, the Celtics have played well defensively, as they are ranked 1st in the league at 104.48 points per contest.

This season, the Celtics offense has primarily worked through Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 70 games, Tatum is 6th in the NBA at 30.1 points per game. So far, him and Brown have accounted for 47% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 56.900000000000006 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jaylen Brown is grabbing 6.9 rebounds for Boston to go along with 3.4 assists.

Coming into today’s action, Milwaukee is averaging 117.2 points per contest. This figure places them 7th in the league. The Bucks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.7 made 3’s per game. If the Milwaukee offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.

On defense, the Bucks will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 19th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

On offense, Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in scoring at 31.2 points per game, placing him 5th in the NBA. Overall, Antetokounmpo has hit 55.3% of his shots while accounting for 22.5% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 20th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 19.4 points per game, Jrue Holiday is the 2nd leading scorer for the Bucks. For the season, he is 49th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 47.7%.

Celtics vs Bucks Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Celtics +3
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 236.5