Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Prediction 3/20/2024

The Milwaukee Bucks (44-24) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (54-14) on Wednesday, March 20th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win

The Bucks beat the Suns in their most recent game, ending with a score of 140-129. Heading into the game, the Bucks were the underdogs at +2.5 giving them both a straight-up and ATS win. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 227 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

Coming into today’s game, the Bucks are 44-24 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In Eastern Conference play, the Bucks are 30-13 compared to 14-11 in non-conference games.

Against the spread, the Bucks have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 30-38. On the road, the Bucks have an ATS record of 14-20, as opposed to a 16-18 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

The Celtics notched a win against the Pistons in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 119-94. The Celtics were leading the game going into the second half 59-46.

As the Celtics prepare for today’s game, they are looking to add to their six-game winning streak. Overall, they are 54-14 and have gone 35-7 against teams in the Eastern Conference and 19-7 in non-conference games.

Boston comes in with an overall ATS record of 35-30 so far this season. Boston has covered the spread in four straight road games and are 16-16 ATS on the road compared to 19-14 at home.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

The Milwaukee offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 4th ranked offense at 120.7 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Bucks are one of the most potent offenses in the league, averaging 120.7 points per game (4th). However, they have actually been better on the road this season, averaging 118.2 points per game compared to 123.2 at home (3rd).

So far this season, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 64.7% of their games. In terms of pace, Milwaukee is 5th in the league at 100.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Bucks are one of the best teams in the league. They are 7th in field goal percentage at 49% and are 3rd in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, Milwaukee is 5th in three-point shooting at 37%.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

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Leading up to today’s matchup, the Celtics are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 121 points per game (2nd).

When it comes to scoring, the Celtics are one of the top teams in the league, averaging 121 points per game (2nd). At home, they are even better, averaging 123.4 points per game (2nd).

Boston’s offense is heavily reliant on the three-point shot. They lead the NBA in three-point attempts per game (42.6) and are 2nd in three-point shooting percentage (39%). Overall, the Celtics are 9th in field goal percentage (48%).

While they are one of the top-scoring teams, the Celtics are just 14th in assists per game (26.6). In terms of pace, they are 17th in the NBA at 97.7 possessions per game.

Bucks Team Defense

The Bucks’ defense is presently ranked 21st in the league, allowing an average of 117.3 points per contest. Milwaukee’s defense is currently forcing 12.1 turnovers per game, which is 8th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 16th in blocked shots, with an average of 5 rejections per game.

Celtics Team Defense

At present, the Celtics’ defense is ranked 5th, allowing 109.3 points per game. Most recently, the Celtics’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 94 points to the Pistons.

Key Players For The Bucks And Celtics

For today’s matchup, we project Giannis Antetokounmpo to lead the scoring for the Bucks, putting up 31 points and shooting at a rate of 12/19. Throughout this season, his average stands at 30.8 points per game, along with 11.2 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 26 and grabbing 8 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.4%, and he is contributing 27.1 points per game on average.

Bucks vs Celtics Trends

  • Through their last five road games, Milwaukee has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 108 points per game.
  • In their last five home games, Boston has averaged 120 points per game while allowing 106. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • As the betting underdog, the Bucks have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Celtics have an ATS mark of just 8-2 in their last ten games. Boston posted a straight up mark of 8-2 in these matchups.

Bucks vs Celtics Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +8.5, the Bucks is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 223, and our model predicts the Bucks and Celtics to score a combined 225 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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

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