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Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 1/16/2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 1-16-2020 NBA Picks and Previews

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 1/16/2020 – The Milwaukee Bucks are leading the Eastern Conference and the NBA in the standings but they will host another conference contender with the Boston Celtics next. They will host this game on Thursday, January 16 at 8 pm Eastern Time in the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. TNT has the broadcast rights for this game while NBA League Pass along with SofaScore will feature the game online. In this matchup, NBA Game Odds see the Bucks prevailing in their home court over the Celtics.

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 1/16/2020

When: January 16, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 1/16/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics +8.5 (-110) 223.5 o (-110) +320

Milwaukee Bucks
-8.5 (-110) 223.5 u (-110) -400
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Celtics have been battling to be complete all-season long. When they have a full roster, they are hard to stop. Gordon Hayward has been climbing up to his numbers when he was the best player for the Jazz and Kemba Walker has been healthy and fit well with the team. Jayson Tatum is the team’s most promising player with a good upside to his game. Along with Jaylen Brown, they form one of the young and toughest wings in the NBA. Enes Kanter and Daniel Thies is splitting the center minutes but they have been missing the production of Al Horford so far. Overall, this team needs to go deep when they battle the Bucks who have a deep pocket of talent.

Players to watch: K. Walker PG 34 GP 34 GS 31.7 MIN 21.7 PTS 0.7 OR 3.1 DR 3.9 REB 5.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.2 TO 1.6 PF 2.3 AST/TO 21.77 PER

J. Brown SG 34 GP 34 GS 33.3 MIN 19.9 PTS 1 OR 5.7 DR 6.7 REB 2.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.2 TO 2.9 PF 1 AST/TO 17.96 PER

G. Hayward SF 22 GP 22 GS 31.6 MIN 16 PTS 1 OR 5 DR 5.9 REB 4.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 1.5 TO 1.7 PF 2.7 AST/TO 18.75 PER

Milwaukee Bucks Betting

This Bucks team came in this season with a stronger mindset and a year more mature from their young core of players. Giannis Antentokuonmpo is projected to take over LeBron’s throne soon and maybe the best player of the 2020s and he is getting good help from the players he was surrounded by the management. This team can go 10-players deep that could contribute 15 points per game if given a chance. Against the Celtics, the Bucks need to be cerebral and pay attention to the details well on a team that is run by Brad Stevens. Still, the Celtics don’t have a player to match up with the “Greek Freak” and the role players will have to be on alert because the defense will target to limit their production.

Players to Watch: G. Antetokounmpo PF 39 GP 39 GS 30.6 MIN 30 PTS 2.4 OR 10.4 DR 12.7 REB 5.5 AST 1.2 STL 1.1 BLK 3.4 TO 3.1 PF 1.6 AST/TO 33.55 PER

K. Middleton SF 35 GP 32 GS 28.3 MIN 19.3 PTS 0.8 OR 4.9 DR 5.7 REB 3.8 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 2 TO 2.3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 21.02 PER

E. Bledsoe PG 34 GP 34 GS 26.1 MIN 15.4 PTS 0.8 OR 3.9 DR 4.6 REB 5.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.2 TO 2.1 PF 2.3 AST/TO 19.92 PER

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 1/16/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Celtics are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games.
Boston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Milwaukee.
Boston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Milwaukee.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games on the road.
Boston are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee.
Boston are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Boston are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played in January.

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee are 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games.
Bucks are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 7 games against Boston.
Milwaukee are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Milwaukee are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Boston.
Bucks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Milwaukee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown SF Thumb is “?” Thursday vs Milwaukee
Jayson Tatum SF Knee is “?” Thursday vs Milwaukee

Milwaukee Bucks

No Injuries

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks
22-16-1 Against the Spread 24-18
17-21-1 Straight Up 21-21
111 Points per Game 119
104 Points Allowed per Game 106
45.72 Offensive FG% 47.9
80.94 Offensive FT% 73.5
35.47 Offensive 3PT% 35.45
44.07 Defensive FG% 41.16
74.17 Defensive FT% 77.07
34.09 Defensive 3PT% 36.53

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Picks

The Bucks is a tough team to beat at home and Online Sportsbook sees them prevailing over the Celtics. Giannis Antentokuonmpo is going to be a huge problem for the Celtics and they just have a lot of players who can match up. Kemba Walker will be the best guard on the floor but Erik Bledsoe is no pushover on the defensive end.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Celtics for this game is a wide +320 while the Bucks are at -400.

ATS: It is a huge spread of 8.5 points between the two NBA Eastern Conference giants with the Bucks with the -8.5 while the Celtics are on the far end at +8.5.

TOTALs: The Celtics are predicted to be the team to go over the total of 223.5 for this game while the Bucks are rolling to the opposite side.

Score Prediction: 118 – 110 Bucks