Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics - 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 invade the Bradley Center tonight to take on the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Boston Celtics have won seven of their last eight games and will be looking for a sixth straight win after sneaking past the Raptors in a 95-93 thriller last night. Avery Bradley and Evan Turner led the team with 14 points each while Isaiah Thomas added 11 points off the bench as the Celtics continued their strong run towards the playoffs. As a team, the C's have been on in fine form offensively lately, but last night's win was about their dominance on the boards as they grabbed 17 offensive boards to make up for a rough shooting night of 38.4 percent from the field. With the win, Boston improved to 39-42 on the season which has them locked into a first round matchup with the Cavaliers who they've actually fared well against this season.
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Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have win five of their last seven games and will be looking to close out the regular season with a fourth straight win after making light work of the 76ers in a 107-97 win on Monday. Ersan Ilyasova and OJ Mayo scored 13 points apiece for the Bucks, but this night was mostly about Michael Carter-Williams who poured in 30 points on 11 of 17 shooting against the team that traded him away midway through the season. There is a chance that one or two players may be rested for this game as the Bucks are locked into the sixth seed and really have nothing else to play for until the playoffs.
In ATS trends, the Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games, while the Bucks are 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a losing record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games.
Head to head, the under is 7-0 in the last seven meetings in Milwaukee and the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
The Bucks will want to finish ths regular season on a high note, but for me, the Celtics are definitely the team in better form and should be good enough to get the win if they choose to run with their regular lineup and rotations.