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Celtics vs Bucks Betting Preview

Milwaukee BucksBoston Celtics
March 13, 6:00 PM | TD Garden

Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Odds

26-38TEAM RECORD46-17

Milwaukee travels to Boston on Sunday, hoping to boost its 26-38 mark with a victory over the Celtics.

Supporters of the Bucks have seen them go 26-38 and 31-32-1 ATS so far this season, while the Celtics are at 46-17 and 29-32-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Celtics are 33-30, while the Bucks are 23-41.

View Milwaukee vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bucks are listed as 9.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 181.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-rated Celtics and the No. 16-rated Bucks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-93 win for the Celtics on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 29-rated squad against Milwaukee's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 22 in the league with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 5.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.4 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 102-74 result against the 76ers on March 12. The Bucks covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Milwaukee cruised to victory on Saturday, running Philadelphia out of the gym and running up a 102-74 score at Bradley Center.

Last time out for Boston, they were an 89-86 loser as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 175 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Jeff Green scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Celtics to victory (they lost 89-86 to Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center on Friday).

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bucks at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Milwaukee is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Boston
Milwaukee is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Milwaukee
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Milwaukee at Atlanta, Tuesday, March 15
Boston at New Jersey, Monday, March 14