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NBA Matchup - Bucks Celtics Odds Preview

Boston CelticsMilwaukee Bucks
March 6, 9:00 PM | Bradley Center

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

45-15TEAM RECORD23-37

The visiting Celtics hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Bradley Center against the Bucks.

Supporters of the Celtics have seen them go 45-15 and 29-29-2 ATS so far this season, while the Bucks are at 23-37 and 27-32-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bucks are 22-38, while the Celtics are 32-28.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 182.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 17 (Bucks) and the No. 8 (Celtics) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 100-92 result in favor of the Celtics is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 30-ranked offense (91.4 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 1 at 91.7 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 42.3% from the field per game, less than the Celtics have managed so far this season (49.2% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 90.6 points per game when on the road. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in home scoring.

The Celtics were a 107-103 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (210) made winners of OVER bettors. The Celtics got a 27-point performance from Paul Pierce as Boston ran past Golden State 107-103 on Friday at TD Garden.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 102-88 loser as they battled the Suns at home. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 190 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Milwaukee got 21 points from Corey Maggette but lost anyway 102-88 against the Suns on Friday at Bradley Center.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Celtics at Bucks trends to consider:
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
Milwaukee is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Boston
Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston home to LA Clippers, Wednesday, March 9
Milwaukee at Washington, Tuesday, March 8