Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 4/9/2024

The Boston Celtics (62-16) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (47-31) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on TNT. The Celtics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bucks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

In the game against the Trail Blazers, Jaylen Brown was the top scorer for Boston, recording 26 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 56.3%. Payton Pritchard also contributed 20 points as the Celtics won by a score of 124-107 vs. the Trail Blazers.

As the Celtics prepare for today’s game, they have their sights set on extending their five game winning streak. Overall, the Celtics are 62-16 and have gone 27-13 in road games. At home, the Celtics have a 35-3 record.

Boston comes in with an overall ATS record of 40-35 so far this season. During this season, Boston has a 38-34 record against the spread as favorites and 2-1 as underdogs.

The Bucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Bucks fell to the Knicks by a score of 122-109. The Bucks not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -4 point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 220.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

In their last five games, the Bucks are 1-4 and have an overall record of 47-31. On the road, the Bucks are 18-20 this season and at home, they are 29-11.

Milwaukee’s ATS record sits below .500 (33-45). Currently, the Bucks are on a two game ATS win streak when they are underdogs, and they are 28-38 vs. the spread as favorites.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

Leading up to today’s matchup, the Celtics are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 120.8 points per game (2nd).

Heading into their game against the Bucks, the Celtics are one of the top-scoring teams in the league, averaging 120.8 points per game (2nd). So far this season, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 74.4% of their games.

When playing on the road, Boston is averaging 118.7 points per game. Overall, they have the 8th best field goal percentage in the league at 48%.

One of the keys to the Celtics’ offense has been their ability to hit three-pointers. They lead the NBA in three-pointers made per game at 16.5. However, they are just 18th in free throws made per game.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

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The Milwaukee offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 4th ranked offense at 119.7 points per game.

When playing at home, the Bucks have been one of the most potent offenses in the NBA, ranking 5th in scoring at 121.7 points per game. Overall, they are 4th in scoring at 119.7 points per game. Milwaukee has also been an efficient three-point shooting team, ranking 5th in both three-pointers made and attempted.

So far this season, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 62.8% of their games. However, they have struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 25th in offensive rebounds.

In terms of pace, Milwaukee is 5th in the NBA at 100.3 possessions per game. They have also been one of the top teams in terms of field goal percentage, ranking 7th at 48%.

Celtics Team Defense

At this time, the Celtics’ defense is positioned 5th in the NBA, permitting 109.2 points per game. The Boston defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 45.2% of their field goal attempts vs. Boston.

Bucks Team Defense

Facing Boston, the Bucks aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 116.8 points allowed per game (22nd). In the terms of takeaways, Bucks are causing 12.2 turnovers per game, ranking 9th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 14th in rejections, averaging 5.1 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Celtics And Bucks

In today’s game, our projections have Jayson Tatum leading the Celtics with 26 points on 9/19 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 27 points per game along with 8.2 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Giannis Antetokounmpo to be the top scorer for the Bucks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 31, and he is expected to secure 12 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 61.1%, and he is contributing 30.7 points per game on average.

Celtics vs Bucks Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Boston has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 117 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • In their last five games at home, the Bucks have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 109 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bucks have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Celtics have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Celtics vs Bucks Prediction

Not only do we have the Celtics winning this one by a score of 142-137, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Celtics at -2.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 228 and given that our model is projecting 279 points between the teams, we like the over.

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