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Bucks vs Celtics Betting Odds April 15

The Boston Celtics were dealt a massive blow when it was announced that star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss the playoffs due to a knee injury, but the C’s are forced to move forward while occupying the second seed in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics kick things off on Sunday when they host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the first-round series. The OVER is 8-2 in the Bucks’ last 10 trips to TD Garden.

MyBookie opened the Celtics as 4-point home favorites with a total of 201.5.

SHARK BITES
  • The Celtics are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games as the favorite.
  • The Bucks are 1-6 SU and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as road underdogs.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Celtics' last seven games in the playoffs at home.

The teams split the season series at two games apiece, with both winning once at home and on the road. The Celtics ended the year by going 27-14 SU on home court. The C’s allowed only 100.4 points per game this year – the third-best mark in the NBA. On the season, Boston went 24-14 ATS vs teams with winning records.

While the Celtics performed well at home, it was the opposite story for Milwaukee on the road. The Bucks ended the campaign with a 19-22 SU record away from Wisconsin, and those 19 road wins are the fourth-fewest in the Association. The Bucks stumbled down the stretch by going 12-14 SU in their final 26 games.

The OVER has been a sizzling wager in Bucks games lately. In Milwaukee’s past 17 games, the OVER is 15-2 with an average combined score of 227.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Boston Celtics as -3-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 205 earlier at Bovada.

A 105-103 result in favor of the Celtics is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Milwaukee Bucks will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 35-44-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Boston Celtics are 50-30-2 ATS. Milwaukee is 47-34-1 against the points scored total betting line, while Boston is 42-39-1 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Milwaukee injuries news.

The Boston Celtics sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Milwaukee Bucks are at No. 13 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Boston's No. 20-ranked offense averaging 104.01 PPG, against a Milwaukee Bucks defense that ranks No. 16 at 106.78 PPG. The Boston Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 45.04% so far, less than the Milwaukee Bucks shooters have achieved on the year, 47.85% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee was run off the court by the 76ers on Wednesday as Philadelphia blasted them 130-95 at Wells Fargo Center.

The Celtics got a 26-point performance from Aron Baynes, who added 14 rebounds as Boston ran past Brooklyn 110-97 on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Milwaukee's last 17 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Boston, Tuesday, April 17th

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