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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks

January 11, 2024



The top two teams in the Eastern Conference will square off on Thursday evening and will be game one of the doubleheader on TNT when the Boston Celtics travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to face the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum.



Boston enters this game with the best record in the NBA with a record of 29-8 and has won three of their last four games including a 127-120 overtime win at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. The Celtics have been one of the most complete teams in the league this season as they are averaging the 5th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 121.17 points per game while allowing the 4th fewest points per game with an average of 110.72 points allowed per game. 



Kristaps Porzingis has been one of the better players on the team as he is 3rd on the team in scoring, 2nd on the team in rebounds, and leads the team in blocks with an average of 19.8 points, 7 rebounds, and 1.78 blocks per game. The Boston Celtics will look to build momentum following the win at home against the Timberwolves when they travel to face the Milwaukee Bucks.



The Milwaukee Bucks enter this game in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 25-12, however, they have lost four of their last five games and are on a two-game losing streak following a 116-132 loss at home against the Utah Jazz on Monday.

 

The success of the Bucks this season can be attributed to their offensive play and fast tempo as they enter this game averaging the 2nd most points per game in the NBA with an average of 124.08 points per game, however, because of the tempo they play they it leads them to allow more points than the average team in the league as they are allowing an average of 119.86 points per game which is the 7th most allowed per game this season. The Milwaukee Bucks will look to end their two-game losing streak when they host the Boston Celtics on Thursday evening.



BookMaker has the Milwaukee Bucks listed as 2-point favorites at home against the Boston Celtics on Thursday evening. Boston has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while going 8-2 ATS in the last ten and covering the spread in two of the last three games in the series. The Boston Celtics are 18-17-2 ATS overall, 7-10-2 ATS on the road, and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this season while the Milwaukee Bucks are 15-21-1 ATS overall, 7-11-1 ATS at home, and 14-21-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.



Boston enters this game with a better record and has dominated the series against Milwaukee, winning seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Celtics are 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series while also being the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 18-17-2 ATS overall while the Bucks are 15-21-1 ATS overall which is why I am taking the points with the Boston Celtics when they travel to face the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Boston Celtics +2