Celtics vs. Bucks Prediction

Will Celtics beat Bucks playing second game of back-to-back? 1/28/17

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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