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Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction & Betting Tips 3/20/2024

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction & Betting Tips 3/20/2024

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Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 3/20/2024
  • We like the Bucks on the moneyline (+303)
  • The Bucks are also our pick on the spread at +8.5
  • Projecting a combined 233 points, we like the over

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Preview

At 7:30 ET, the Boston Celtics (-388) will host the Milwaukee Bucks (+303) at TD Garden. ESPN will televise the Eastern Conference matchup.

The Celtics (-8.5) are currently on a six-game win streak and own the best record in the Eastern Conference (54-14). The Bucks (+8.5) are on a two-game win streak and sit second in the East (44-24).

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Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Last season, the Bucks and Celtics did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Celtics have the leg up at 2-1. However, against the spread the Bucks went 2-1. The over/under record in these matchups was 1-2 on an average of 236 points per game.

  • Across their five previous road games, Milwaukee has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 108 points per game.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Boston has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 124 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • The last ten games that Milwaukee was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Celtics have an ATS record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction

Today, the Bucks are looking to extend their winning streak to three games after defeating the Suns by a score of 140-129. Milwaukee came into the game as 2.5-point underdogs and have now covered the spread in two straight games.

In terms of their ATS record, the Bucks are 30-38 for the season and 14-20 on the road. Currently, they are the underdog by 8.5 points against the Celtics.

Milwaukee’s O/U record for the season is 33-35, and their games have averaged a combined 238 points. This is higher than today’s line of 223, with 61 of their games having higher O/U lines.

For the season, the Bucks are 44-24, which is good for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 30-13 and 10-7 in their division. On the road, the Bucks are 17-17.

On the spread, the Bucks are 26-31 as the favorite and 4-7 as the underdog. Their average ATS record on the road is 16-18 compared to 27-7 straight-up.

Heading into their matchup with the Celtics, the Bucks are one of the most prolific offenses in the NBA, averaging 120.7 points per game (4th). In their two previous games, they have increased their scoring output.

On the season, Milwaukee has been one of the most efficient offensive teams, ranking 7th in field goal percentage (49%). They are also one of the league’s top three-point shooting teams, making an average of 14.4 threes per game (4th).

When it comes to pace, the Bucks are 5th in the NBA at 100.4 possessions per game. In terms of free throw attempts, they lead the league at 25.1 per game.

Currently, the Bucks’ defense holds the 21st rank in the NBA, allowing 117.3 points per game. Milwaukee’s defense is currently forcing 12.1 turnovers per game, which is 8th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 16th in blocked shots, with an average of 5 rejections per game.

Boston has won six straight games and is the favorite today at -8.5. This season, they have been favored in 65 of their 68 games and have gone 52-13 straight-up as the favorite.

The Celtics’ ATS record for the season is 35-30, and they have covered the spread in six straight games. At home, they are 19-14 ATS and have an average scoring margin of +15.7 points per game.

Looking at their O/U record for the season, the Celtics are 32-35-1. Today’s line of 223 is slightly lower than their season average of 230.3 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Celtics defeated the Pistons by a score of 119-94. The O/U line for that game was 221.5 points, and Boston covered the spread as 15.5-point favorites.

Boston is currently in 1st place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 54-14. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 35-7 and 19-7 in non-conference games.

So far this season, the Celtics have been one of the NBA’s best offenses, ranking 2nd in scoring at 121 points per game. At home, they have been even better, averaging 123.4 points per game.

Boston’s offense has been heavily reliant on the three-point shot, as they lead the NBA in three-point attempts at 42.6 per game. Overall, they have connected on 39% of their long-range attempts.

When it comes to two-pointers, the Celtics have been one of the most efficient teams in the league, hitting 57% of their attempts. However, they are near the bottom of the league in two-point attempts.

Currently, the Celtics’ defense holds the 5th rank in the NBA, allowing 109.3 points per game. Most recently, the Celtics’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 94 points to the Pistons.

Even though they are 8.5 point underdogs, we see the Bucks winning this game by a score of 117-116.

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Tips

  • We like the Bucks on the moneyline (+303)
  • The Bucks are also our pick on the spread at +8.5
  • Projecting a combined 233 points, we like the over

Boston Celtics Injury Report

  • Jrue Holiday – Shoulder – Questionable
  • Jaylen Brown – Ankle – Questionable
  • Sam Hauser – Ankle – Questionable

Milwaukee Bucks Injury Report

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo – Hamstring – Questionable
  • MarJon Beauchamp – Back – Probable

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