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Pointspread favors Celtics in battle with Bucks

Milwaukee BucksBoston Celtics
Feb 29, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Odds

14-20TEAM RECORD16-17

The Celtics will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Bucks tip off at TD Garden on Wednesday in NBA play.

This season the Celtics are 16-17 overall and 13-20 ATS against the number, while the Bucks are 14-20 and 13-21 ATS. As for the totals, Boston is 13-20 on the OU, and Milwaukee is 20-13-1.

View Milwaukee vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Celtics sat as 7-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 184.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 18 (Celtics) and the No. 21 (Bucks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 94-90 result in favor of the Celtics is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 30-rated squad against Milwaukee's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 20 in the league with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 6.7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bucks own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 96.3 points per game when on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in home scoring.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 119-118 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 237 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Bucks got a 28-point performance from Mike Dunleavy as Milwaukee ran past Washington 119-118 on Tuesday at Bradley Center.

The Celtics were an 86-83 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (169) made winners of UNDER bettors. Ray Allen scored 22 points leading the Celtics to an 86-83 victory over Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing New Jersey are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Bucks at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Milwaukee's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
Milwaukee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Milwaukee is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games

Next up:
Milwaukee at Atlanta, Friday, March 2
Boston home to New Jersey, Friday, March 2