Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics - 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 -8.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics do battle tonight at the TD Garden.
The Bucks have found a bit of form with four wins in their last five games and they'll be looking to grab a third straight win after beating the Lakers by 108-101 on Monday. Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated the game on both ends of the floor with his first career triple-double of 27 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists to go with three steals and four blocks and he had plenty of support as six more Bucks players finished in double figures in scoring. The Bucks completely dominated the Lakers and were actually up by as many as 28 points before taking their foot off the gas in the fourth quarter.
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Meanwhile, the Celtics have quietly been one of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference with 10 wins in their last 14 games, but they'll be looking to bounce back from their last outing, a disappointing 124-122 loss at Minnesota on Monday. Jae Crowder led the scoring with 27 points, Avery Bradley added 22 points while Isaiah Thomas had 18 points and nine assists but the Celtics weren't at their best defensively as they allowed 51.8 percent shooting and lost the rebounds battle by 51-38. With the loss, Boston fell to 33-25 overall which is good enough for third place in the Eastern Conference standings, just half a game ahead of Miami.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win, while the Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 4-0 ATS in their lsat four games following a loss.
Head to head, the Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven meetings overall and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Boston.
The Bucks looked fantastic in their win over the Lakers, but the Lakers have a way of making opposing teams look better than they really are. Instead, I'm sticking with the more reliable Celtics who should be too good at home.