Milwaukee Bucks (21-9) vs Boston Celtics (18-12)Date : 12/21/2018
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : TD Garden
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics
The Celtics will welcome the Bucks to TD Garden as they are coming off a loss against the Suns while the Bucks were able to take down the Pelicans. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Milwaukee Bucks 's Latest Performance :
The Bucks remain 1.5 games behind the Raptors as they are on a three-game winning streak winning five of their last six games picking up a win against the Pelicans. Antetokounmpo led his team with 25 points. However, the surprise of the game was D.J. Wilson as he hit back-to-back clutch buckets for the Bucks to seal the win. He ended the game with nine points and pulled down a career-high ten boards. It was the Bucks’ role players who closed out the game, though, as Antetokounmpo went scoreless over the final 8 minutes 49 seconds. This tells us that the Bucks have depth and can be very effective and the George Hill trade was huge for them as they now have someone who is under control and can hit big shots when needed. Brogdon chipped in with 16 points as he will get to play Kyrie in his next game as they should a fun matchup to keep an eye on. Look for Giannis to take advantage as the Celtics bigs are out with injuries.
Boston Celtics 's Latest Performance :
The Celtics began their four-game homestand with a loss against the Suns. They were outrebounded by the Suns in this game 56-37 favoring the Suns. The Celtics were without Al Horford in this game and loss Baynes early in the game because of a hand injury. Williams set or tied his career high in both points (eight) and blocked shots (five). He also contributed eight rebounds during his 24-plus minutes of play. Jayson Tatum blocked a season-high four shots against the Suns on Wednesday, adding 18 points, eight boards, one steal, and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes. Brown continues to struggle with the first unit as he ended the game with only six points on the night. He is only shooting 39 percent from the floor and will likely be on the bench against the Bucks. Playing against the Bucks, the Celtics will have to rely on Kyrie to put this C’s team on his back as they are playing lower than their standard to start the season.
How Milwaukee Bucks & Boston Celtics Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Celtics are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
Bucks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference.
Against The Spread Selection: Milwaukee Bucks
My reason for the pick :
I am backing the Bucks to win their 4th game in a row as they will take down the C’s on the road handing them their third straight loss. Look for Giannis to dominate from the very beginning taking advantage of the paint. For the second straight game, the Celtics will struggle on the boards. As good as the Celtics wings are they will have no answer for the Giannis and the Bucks who are playing really great as a team. Go with the Bucks in this game.
Betting trends for Milwaukee Bucks :
- Bucks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Betting trends for Boston Celtics :
- Celtics are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.