Celtics vs. Bucks - 2/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (24-33) at Boston Celtics (33-25)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -8 -- Over/Under: 213 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, CSNN
The Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics square off Thursday night at the TD Garden.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 98.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 17.8 points and 4.1 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 16.5 points and 9.6 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and Jabari Parker is dishing 1.5 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost six of their last seven road games. Jerryd Bayless is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 106.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.6 points and 6.8 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Kelly Olynyk is dishing 1.6 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won eight straight home games.
The Bucks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Celtics are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Bucks aren't good on the road and have struggled with consistency overall this season. The Celtics continue to play solid basketball and have covered four straight at home. You have to like the rock solid Celtics at home by double digits.