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Is Another OVER in Store in Bucks-Celtics?

The Boston Celtics knew they’d need to get contributions throughout the roster without the services of Kyrie Irving in the postseason, and that’s exactly what happened in their 113-107 Game 1 overtime win Sunday over the Milwaukee Bucks. Game 2 is set for tonight at TD Garden. Game 1 went OVER the total by 20 points, which continued the OVER trend when these teams get together in Boston. In the Bucks’ last 11 trips to Beantown, the OVER is 9-2.

Xbet opened the Celtics as 2.5-point home favorites with a total of 197.5.

SHARK BITES
  • The Bucks are 1-3 SU and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against the Celtics.
  • The Celtics are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games with one day off between games.
  • The Bucks are 7-2 SU in their last nine games after consecutive losses.

Terry Rozier (23 points), Jaylen Brown (20) and Jayson Tatum (19) combined to score 62 points in the series opener. Rozier, who has started only 16 regular-season games over his three NBA campaigns, hit four three-pointers in the win. Brown logged 46 minutes and will be heavily relied upon going forward by Brad Stevens.

Khris Middleton hit a long three-pointer to send the game to overtime in the final second of the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough for the young Bucks. Eric Bledsoe (nine points on 4-of-12 shooting) had an off night and committed five turnovers in the process.

The Celtics are on a nice little OVER streak of their own. In Boston’s past five games, the OVER is 5-0 with an average combined score of 215.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Milwaukee Bucks opened this morning as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at OddsShark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 199 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 104-101 win for the Celtics on Tuesday. 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 Boston Celtics currently sport a record of 56-27, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 51-30-2 ATS. The Milwaukee Bucks are 44-39 and 35-45-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Celtics post a 43-39-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bucks have gone 48-34-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Milwaukee injuries news.

This game pits the Celtics, currently No. 11 in the OddsShark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bucks, who rate No. 17 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Milwaukee Bucks rank No. 30 in the league with 39.89 per game. That compares with Boston's No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA's No. 7-ranked team at 11.45 treys per game, while Milwaukee rates No. 27 with 8.75 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee got 35 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo en route to a 113-107 loss at the hands of Boston on Sunday at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 9 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Boston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee home to Boston, Friday, April 20

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