Bucks vs. Celtics Prediction
The Celtics are a sizable home favorite tonight against the Bucks at 7:30PM ET. Is Boston laying too many points?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Celtics are 8-point home favorites versus the Bucks while the over/under currently sits at 209, down from the original number of 210.
Milwaukee enters play with a 7-3 record over its last 10 games and is 5-5 against the spread during that same stretch. The Bucks are also 33-41 against the number on the season, including 15-21 against the spread on the road this year.
Boston has won eight of its last 10 games entering play tonight but is just 5-5 against the spread during that span. The Celtics still own a winning record against the number at 37-35 on the season, but they're just 16-20 at the betting window at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The Bucks are 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 games in Boston, while the underdog is 20-8-1 against the number in the last 29 meetings between these two teams and the road squad has covered in seven of the last nine meetings. The Bucks are also 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games when playing on zero rest and have covered in six of their last eight conference games as well. The Celtics, meanwhile, are 5-16 at the betting window in their last 21 games playing on two days of rest and have failed to cover in four of their last five games coming off a win. The Celtics should keep rolling, but 8 feels high.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS +8