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Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics in NBA odds tilt

Boston CelticsMilwaukee Bucks
7-11November 30, 2013, 09:00 | Bradley Center2-13



Boston pays a visit to Milwaukee on Saturday, hoping to send the Bucks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Bradley Center.

The Celtics will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 10-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bucks are 4-11 ATS. Boston is 6-12 against the total, while Milwaukee is 6-9 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds and Stats.

The Celtics were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 187 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Bucks - Celtics odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 28 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Celtics sit at No. 26. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-78 win for the Celtics.

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In their last action, Boston was a 103-86 winner at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Celtics got a 31-point performance from Jeff Green as Boston handed Cleveland a 103-86 defeat on Friday at TD Garden.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 92-76 loser on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (168) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Brandon Knight scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Bucks to victory (they lost 92-76 to Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on Friday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 89 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 8 at 96.89 PPG. The Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 41.16% so far, less than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 44.62% per game.

Next up:
Boston home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, December 3rd

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