Free NBA Hoops Pick: Bucks vs Celtics Lines
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(23-33) Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics (33-25)
Date: Thursday February 25
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Boston -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 217
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Boston looks to get back into the win column as they continue their pursuit of the 3 seed when they take on the Bucks Thursday night.
Just how big is the 3 seed in the East? It means not having to deal with the Cavaliers until the Conference Finals. It gives them an extra round to get upset. Boston currently sits tied with the Heat, just 2.5 clear of 5th place.
As for the Bucks, they sit 12th, 6.0 games out of the cluster at the problem of the Eastern Conference standings.
It’s going to take a lot for the Bucks to make a push at an Eastern Conference Playoff spot, with so many teams to jump and the lack of explosiveness from the Bucks, it’s just very tough to pick up so many games.
However, don’t count them out just yet as they have put together back to back wins. This has happened numerous times this season, but their inability to string together streaks is what has hurt them.
The Bucks have continued their starting lineup change, one that actually started the last time these two teams met. Milwaukee brings Greg Monroe and Michael Carter-Williams off the bench now, which has really boosted production.
Head coach Jason Kidd was first to say it’s taken a lot of maturity for two of the team’s best players to take a bench role, but it simply makes the team better in terms of their depth.
G Jerryd Bayless has missed 3 straight games with a hyper-extended knee and is QUESTIONABLE for Thursday.
The Celtics are in such a very delicate spot.
Sitting 8.5 games back of 1st place, they are currently in 4th (tied for 3rd with Miami). However, the 8th seeded Bulls sit just 11.0 back as the 8-3 teams are one losing streak or one winning streak away from shaking up the standings.
The 3rd place finisher will not have to deal with Cleveland until the Conference Finals, which is a huge advantage as it gives them one more chance to get upset and eliminated.
Boston now sets their sights on a 5 game home stand and 7 of 8 inside the TD Garden, a place where they are 17-10 this season. Boston will used this home stand to focus more on the defensive end, a place where they were very poor on their 1-2 road trip.
Boston comes in off a 114-112 loss to Minnesota on Monday, as they allowed the Timberwolves to shot 52% from the field.
The Celtics will play 14 of their final 24 games at home, which bodes well with their record at the TD Garden, along with their current 8 game home winning streak.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Free Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
With the Celtics returning home, this is a place where they simply have been dominant.
Look for them to get back on track here with a very lopsided win behind their home crowd.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Boston ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 109 – Milwaukee 94
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