Celtics at Bucks - 4/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (39-42) at Milwaukee Bucks (41-40)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -2 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Boston Celtics look to build on their five-game winning streak. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 101.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and are allowing 101.3 points on 45 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 19.5 points and 5.4 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 13.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. Brandon Bass is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Kelly Olynyk is dishing 1.7 assists. The Boston Celtics are coming off a Tuesday win over the Raptors despite shooting just 38.4 percent from the field. The Celtics have won six straight road games. The Celtics are building some big time momentum heading into the playoffs this weekend. Bradley is questionable with a quad injury.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 97.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 97.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 13.8 points and 5.7 assists while Khris Middleton is averaging 13.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and O.J. Mayo is dishing 2.8 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing just 42.7 percent shooting in their last five games and have won five of their last six when allowing less than 100 points. The Bucks have clinched the sixth seed in the East, so they don’t need to win this game. The Bucks have split their last eight home games.
The Celtics are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games and 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 games playing on 0 days rest. The Bucks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Hard to pick against the Celtics with the way they've been playing as of late and the confidence they have. In a pick em game, I'm siding with the hotter team that's playing with great confidence, especially on the road.