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Two squads tied in the 4th place of the Eastern Conference are clashing in this high caliber duel, when the Boston Celtics (2-1), are hosting the Milwaukee Bucks (2-1), with both teams coming off wins in their latest matchups and looking to continue on the winning ways.
Date/Time: 10-30-2019, 19:30 EDT
Spread: Boston Celtics +2.5
Boston Celtics have a 2-1 record (2-1 against the spread) so far this season and are tied with the Bucks and in the 4th place of the East. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Knicks with a 118-95 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kemba Walker with 22 ppg, adding 4.7 boards per game. He is followed by Jayson Tatum with 20.3 ppg and a team high 9.3 boards per game.
Milwaukee Bucks have a 2-1 record (2-1 against the spread) so far this season and are tied with the Celtics in the fourth place of the East. In their last game they won at home against the Cavaliers with a 129-112 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 24.3 ppg, adding team highs both in boards with 13.3 and in dimes made with 9 per game. He is followed by Kris Middleton with 19 ppg and 6.7 boards per game.
In their 8 meetings last season the Bucks led the Celtics 6-2 wins, winning all three road games. Celtics are 1-0 at home, while the Bucks are 1-0 on the road. Bucks are better offensively, scoring 124 ppg to Celtics’ 107.7, while Celtics are better defensively, allowing 102.7 ppg to Bucks’ 118. Bucks have better percentages both in field goals (47.4% to 40.1%) and in 3-pointers (36.2% to 33.3%). They are also better both in boards grabbed (50 to 47.7) and in dimes made (27.3 to 21), while Celtics are better in turnovers committed (10.3 to 13.7). Bookmakers give the Bucks a -2.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road win.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -2.5 (-108)
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