NBA Celtics vs Bucks Spread and Prediction (01-16-20)

In this high caliber Eastern duel between two of the three best teams of the conference, the team that currently holds the best record in the whole NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks (36-6), who have been red-hot having lost only once in their last ten games, are hosting the 3rd Boston Celtics (27-12), who on the other hand want to bounce back after their latest defeat.

Date/Time: 01-16-2020, 20:00 EDT

Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -8.5

Total: +223.5

Milwaukee Bucks have a 36-6 record (24-18 against the spread) and are sitting on top of the whole NBA. They have won 9 of their last 10 matches and in their last game they won at home against the Knicks with a 128-102 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 30 ppg, adding 5.5 assists and a team-best 12.7 rebounds per game. He is followed by Kris Middleton with 19.3 ppg, 3.8 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game.

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Boston Celtics have a 27-12 record (22-15-2 against the spread) and are sitting in the third place of the East. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing at home against the Pistons with a 103-116 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kemba Walker with 21.6 ppg, adding 3.8 rebounds and a team high 5 assists per game. He is followed by Jayson Tatum with 21.3 ppg and 6.9 rebounds per game.

In their previous meeting earlier this season the Celtics won at home with a 116-105 score. Bucks are 19-2 at home, while the Celtics are 11-8 on the road. Bucks are better offensively, scoring 119.4 ppg to Celtics’ 111.2, while Celtics are better defensively, allowing 104.6 ppg to Bucks’ 106.8. Bucks have a better field goal percentage (47.9% to 45.8%), while both teams have identical 3-point percentage (35.4%). Bucks are better both in rebounding (51.8 to 45.9) and in assists made (25.9 to 23.2), while Celtics are better in turnovers committed (13.9 to 14.4). Bookmakers give the Bucks a -8.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory.

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -8.5 (-110)

 

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