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
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.
NBA picks and latest NBA odds for Thursday, January 16, 2020, with Joe Raineri, and his panel of expert sports handicappers from WagerTalk and Sportsmemo on the latest edition of the NBA Tip-Off Show.
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)
Furthermore check out my other Free Picks here:
Current NBA Championship Odds from Vegas
Looking for more betting tips and handicapping theory?
? Never miss an episode by the WagerTalk team by subscribing on:
Have an Amazon Alexa and want to listen to the latest WagerTalk TV videos from tonight? Ask Alexa ! Say “Alexa, enable Spreaker” and to start listening simply say “WagerTalk” when asked what you want to listen to!
Or you can say: “Alexa, ask AnyPod to play WagerTalk Podcast.” To subscribe to WagerTalk Podcast say: “Alexa, ask AnyPod to subscribe to WagerTalk Podcast.”
Have a Google Home and want to listen to the latest WagerTalk Podcast when it comes out this week? Say “Hey Google, play the WagerTalk Podcast!”
Latest Betting Odds and Public Action
Some of the top Vegas and offshore sportsbooks odds are updated in real time and we also provide who the public is on.
Last Minute Handicapping Advice
Check out our extensive library of handicapping tips and advice from professional Vegas handicappers (we also recommend taking the time to look over our handicapping video library)
Want an expert opinion?
Check out the daily offering of Best Bets from the WagerTalk Handicapping Team (we also suggest checking out the Pick Your Team Program). Also, remember, you can save up to 60% on daily packages with WagerBuxx Plans
WagerTalk Text Club is FREE and includes FREE PICKS and Exclusive Discounts. Just text WAGERTALK to 33222 and get a $10.00 coupon just for signing up!
And make sure to bookmark all the above!