Boston Celtics (21-23) at Milwaukee Bucks (29-14)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -6 -- Over/Under: 233 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks meet Friday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Boston Celtics need a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 24.8 points and 6.8 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.7 points and 3.9 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.6 points and 11.6 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.6 points and 5.4 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing five rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.6 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 6-18 ATS in their last 24 games following a ATS win and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Bucks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 road games. The over is 6-1 in Bucks last 7 overall. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Boston Celtics hung around with the Bucks on Wednesday, but they've still been on the losing side in seven of the last nine meetings between these clubs. The Celtics continue to underachieve this season, while the Bucks are winning their last five games by an average of 10.2 points while shooting 50.1 percent from the field. The Celtics are 8-16 against the spread on the road. We're not being asked to lay anything crazy here. I'll lay the chalk with the Bucks at home.