Bucks vs. Celtics Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Celtics are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 203 points.
Milwaukee comes in with a 12-9 overall record and 9-10-2 ATS after a 109-104 home win over the Kings, its third win in a row. Boston is 20-4 overall and 18-5-1 ATS following a 116-111 home victory over the Suns. The first two meetings this season have been split 1-1 straight up and 1-1 ATS. The over-under has also gone 1-1.
The Bucks were led by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 33 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals in the victory over Sacramento. Khris Middleton tallied 25 points and two rebounds. Eric Bledsoe added 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Milwaukee led 63-52 at halftime.
In the win over Phoenix, the Celtics were paced by Kyrie Irving with 19 points, five assists and two steals. Jaylen Brown put in 17 points along with two assists and two steals. Marcus Morris added 17 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Boston led 89-79 throught three quarters.
The Bucks are 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Boston. The over is 7-1-1 in the last nine meetings in Boston.
Milwaukee played well the last meeting in Boston back in October, upsetting the Celtics 108-100. And that was well before Bledsoe was in the fold. The Bucks are playing well and have a solid chance to improve their winning streak to four games here. We'll take the cushion of a five-point spread, but if you want to get risky feel free to take Giannis and the visitors on the moneyline.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS +5