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2021 NBA Handicapping
(21-22) Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks (28-14)
Date: Wednesday, March 24th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee IL
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics OFF| Bucks OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -4
NBA Betting Total: 230
This is not the Eastern Conference clash of the titans that one would want, or even expect, this time of year. Milwaukee is doing their part, winning 7 straight but still at just 3rd place in the conference.
The Bucks could also be without Giannis Antetokounmpo, who missed the last game with a sprained knee. Boston will take the absence, because they have slid all the way down to the 8th seed and are below .500 at 21-22.
Boston has lost three of their last four, including a couple very winnable games at Cleveland and at home against Sacramento. The C’s lost 132-126 in their last game, an OT defeat at Memphis.
That’s a lot of points given up to the Grizzlies, but Boston was on the back to back and missing Kemba Walker (rest) and Jayson Tatum (illness). They are both expected back vs. the Bucks.
No matter who plays, how does Boston turn around these road woes. The Celtics are just 8-15 away from TD Garden on the season. They’re also about to face a Milwaukee team that is 17-5 at home.
Of course it would be huge if the former MVP Antetokounmpo doesn’t go for the Bucks. He had 35 points in the 122-121 Boston win in the season opener – but Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 63.
Antetokounmpo is questionable for Wednesday’s game with that sprained knee. He’s played in 40 of the Bucks 42 games this year though so if he’s even remotely healthy consider it a go. That would give Milwaukee some value as just -4 point favorites.
What the Bucks did show on Monday is that they are highly functional even without #34. Jrue Holiday led the way with 28 points and 14 assists. The 140-113 win over Indiana was the 2nd most points scored by the Bucks this year.
The Bucks’ 7-game win streak has come against some decent teams including Memphis, the Wizards, the Knicks, Philadelphia, and San Antonio. Does Boston still get classified as one of the best in the East, or is this a full-on mediocre season?
Boston will get Smart and Tatum back, but Milwaukee has a great counter in Holiday and Khris Middleton. Holiday is rounding back into form after missing 10 games for quarantine and Middleton has hit for 23+ in 3 of the last 4.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 1-4 ATS last 5 overall
- Celtics are 1-5 ATS last 6 as an underdog
- Over is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 road games
- Over is 6-2 in Celtics last 8 as a road underdog
- Over is 5-1 in Bucks last 6 overall
- Over is 5-1 in Bucks last 6 as a favorite
- Over is 6-2 in Bucks last 8 home games
- Over is 19-9-1 in last 29 head to head meetings
Free Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction:
The side is a tough one to call because we don’t know for sure if Antetokounmpo is playing or not. The Celtics getting points in that spot looks good, but then again Boston is terrible on the road.
All the trends point to the over 230 here. Milwaukee runs the 4th fastest pace in the league, and Boston’s defense isn’t what it used to be ranking 20th in efficiency.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Over 230
IF Antetokounmpo does come back that only helps things for a higher scoring game.
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