Bucks visit Celtics in NBA clash
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Milwaukee when they hit take on the Celtics on Friday in pro hoops betting action.
The Celtics sit at 0-1 (0-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bucks are currently 0-0 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 1-0 OU, and Milwaukee is 0-0 OU.
On the opening line for this matchup, the Celtics sat as 7-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 190.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Celtics sit at No. 17 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bucks are at No. 14 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bucks will win this game 57-44.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 15-rated squad against Milwaukee's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 9 in the league with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 0 per outing.
Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
Milwaukee lost its last outing, an 87-74 result against the Celtics on April 26. The Bucks failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog, while the 161 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Tobias Harris scored 16 points in a failed effort to lead the Bucks to victory (they lost 87-74 to Boston at TD Garden on Thursday).
Last time out for Boston, they were a 120-107 loser as they battled the Heat on the road. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 227 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston got 23 points from Paul Pierce but lost anyway 120-107 against the Heat on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few Bucks at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Boston
Milwaukee is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Boston is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
Milwaukee home to Cleveland, Saturday, November 3
Boston at Washington, Saturday, November 3