Celtics vs. Bucks Prediction
Both the Celtics and Bucks will be playing the second game of a back-to-back. So which team covers tonight at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bucks and Celtics are a pick'em and the over/under is currently sitting at 218.5. As of this writing neither the point spread nor the total have moved off the original numbers posted by oddsmakers.
The Celtics walloped the Magic 128-98 last night in Boston, covering easily as a 7.5-point favorite. Coupled with their 120-109 win over the Rockets, the Celtics have now won back-to-back games entering play tonight. Jaylen Brown scored a career-high 20 points in that win over Orlando, while Jae Crowder added 19 points with six rebounds and four assists.
The Bucks fell 102-86 in Toronto on Friday night, falling behind by double-digits in the first quarter and never recovering. They've now lost back-to-back games and seven of their last eight. Jabari Parker scored 21 points, adding 13 rebounds and two assists, while Giannis Antetokoumpo scored 19 points after a slow start. He received a quick hook in the first quarter following a couple of fouls but was strong in the second half.
OUR PREDICTION: The Celtics have thrived at the betting window playing on back-to-back nights, posting a 41-17-1 record against the spread in their last 59 games playing on no rest. The Bucks, meanwhile, have dropped nine of their last 11 games when playing the second night of a back-to-back. They're also just 1-7 against the number in their last eight games overall while the Celtics are 4-1 against the spread in their last five trips to Milwaukee.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS PK