Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 10/30/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 6:30 PM (TD Garden)

MIL -130, MIL -2 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The Milwaukee Bucks head to Boston on Wednesday for a battle with the Boston Celtics in a rematch of their playoff series last season in which the Bucks won 4 games to 1.  In their last game the Bucks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-112.  In their game against the Cavs, Milwaukee received production from all over the court Khris Middleton led the team in points with 21 while going 9 of 14 from the field. Of course no Milwaukee stat line is complete without the name Giannis Antetokounmpo Who led his team had rebounds with 10 while recording a season low 14 points. The assists leader on the night for Milwaukee was point guard Eric Bledsoe who had 8 assists and also scored 14 points. 

On the year, the Milwaukee bucks are now 2-1 and have been impressive offensively all season. Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads his team in points per game, rebounds per game and assists per game. Antetokounmpo’s Production elevates his teammates which is why it was such a big thing to note that in their game against Cleveland it was the first time that Antetokounmpo didn't fell out of a game this season.  While Antetokounmpo has averaged 24.3 points per game this season it is also important to note that Khris Middleton has also helped out on offense and is scoring 19 points per game.  The Bucks come into their game against the Celtics without anyone being listed on the injury report. 

The Boston Celtics welcome the Milwaukee bucks into town after returning from a one game road trip in which they defeated the New York Knicks by the score of 118-95. In the Celtics game against the Knicks, Boston was led in scoring and assists by Kemba Walker who recorded 32 points on the night while going 11 of 17 from the field and 3 or 4 from the free throw line while also adding 4 assists on the night. Jayson Tatum led the Celtics in rebounds with 9, 2 of them coming offensively and scoring 15 points of his own. Jaylen Brown also had a productive night for the Celtics, as he scored 19 points while recording 4 rebounds 2 assists a block and a steal.

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On the year the Celtics are now 2-1 and have received decent play from all over the court. Kemba Walker leads the Celtics in points per game with 22 while shooting 40.4% from the field. Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics an rebounds per game with 9.3. Boston's assists per game leader is point guard Marcus Smart who averages 5 assists per game.  The Celtics come into Wednesday's game with three players listed on the injury report Enes Kanter, Daniel Theis and Romeo Langford are all listed as day-to-day.

I believe that Boston will be able to keep this game close however, I don't believe that they will be able to beat the Milwaukee Bucks. On the season Milwaukee has averaged 121.5 points per game while giving up 118 points per game. The Boston Celtics do have an impressive win over the Toronto Raptors but I don't think they have enough firepower to keep up with a high scoring Bucks team, as Boston has averaged 107.7 points per game and allowed 102.7 points per game.  The Milwaukee Bucks have shot 45.1% from the field this year while Boston has shot 40.1%. Although Boston has the home court advantage I have to go with Milwaukee here. Bucks win 120 -115 and covers the spread.

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