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March 22, 8:00 PM | Bradley Center

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

24-21TEAM RECORD21-24

Bradley Center will feature Bucks vs. Celtics action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Milwaukee will face the 24-21 Celtics, who own a 20-25 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bucks are 29-15-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Celtics are 21-24 favoring the OVER.

View Boston vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Celtics are listed as 3.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 200.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bucks sit at No. 20 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Celtics are at No. 19 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Celtics will win this game 95-94.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Milwaukee's No. 21-rated squad against Boston's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Milwaukee rates No. 11 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 5.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.8 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

Boston won its last outing, a 79-76 result against the Hawks on March 19. The Celtics covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 155 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Boston earned a 79-76 victory over Atlanta on Monday, getting 19 points from Ray Allen at Philips Arena.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 116-87 result against the Trail Blazers on March 20. The Bucks covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 203 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Milwaukee cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Portland out of the gym and running up a 116-87 score at Rose Garden.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Celtics at Bucks trends to consider:
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Boston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 13 games on the road
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Milwaukee's last 18 games at home
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Philadelphia, Friday, March 23
Milwaukee at Charlotte, Friday, March 23

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