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NBA: Bucks vs Celtics Prediction 11/22/2023

The Milwaukee Bucks (10-4) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (11-3) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at TD Garden in TD Garden and televised on ESPN. The Bucks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Celtics are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Bucks defeated the Wizards with a final score of 142-129. As the second half got underway, the Bucks were leading by a score of 70-65.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Celtics, the Bucks are looking to build on their above .500 record of 10-4. Away from home, the Bucks have a 4-3 record this season, while maintaining a 6-1 record in their home games.

Milwaukee comes in with an overall ATS record of 5-9 so far this season. On the road, the Bucks have an ATS record of 3-4, as opposed to a 2-5 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Celtics Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Celtics is coming off a loss to the Hornets in their latest game, ending with a score of 121-118. The start of the second half saw the Celtics in the lead, at 65-54.

Over the Celtics’ last five games, they are 5-0 and come in with an overall record of 11-3. At the moment, the team holds 1st place in the Eastern Conference and 1st place in the Atlantic division.

So far, Boston’s ATS record is below .500 at 6-7. Boston has struggled to cover the spread in their last three road games and has an ATS record of 2-6 on the road, while it is 4-1 at home.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

The Milwaukee offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 4th ranked offense at 120.8 points per game. The Bucks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.4 made 3’s per game. If the Milwaukee offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Boston offense is the 8th ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.2 points per contest. The Celtics come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 15.9 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Boston is ranked 5th in fewest turnovers per game.

Bucks Team Defense

Currently, the Bucks’ defense holds the 23rd rank in the NBA, allowing 117.7 points per game.

On two point field goal attempts, the Bucks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.5% and allowing 34.4% from beyond the arc.

Celtics Team Defense

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So far this season, the Celtics defense has been performing well, ranking 3rd in the NBA at 106.6 points allowed per contest.

In the terms of takeaways, Celtics are causing 12.4 turnovers per game, ranking 5th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 10th in rejections, averaging 5.6 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Bucks And Celtics

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the primary scorer for the Bucks, with 20 points and going 8/12 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 30.2 points per game, in addition to 10.2 rebounds.

On the other side, Jayson Tatum is our projected leading scorer for the Celtics. We have him ending the game with a team-high 18 and grabbing 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 50.7%, and he is contributing 28.2 points per game on average.

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  • In their last three road games, Milwaukee has averaged 133 points per game while allowing 113. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Boston has an ATS record of 0-3 while averaging 109 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Bucks have a straight up record of 0-5 and an ATS mark of 0-5.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Celtics struggled vs the spread going just 0-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.

Bucks vs Celtics Prediction

In this Celtics vs. Celtics matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Bucks at +5.5. While we project the Celtics to win 112-108, our recommendation is to bet on the Bucks for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 236 and given that our model is projecting 220 points between the teams, we like the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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