Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics - 1/16/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Fiserv Forum)

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The Boston Celtics are on the road for a matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks.  The Celtics are (27-11), coming off a 113-101 win over the Chicago Bulls.  The Bucks are (36-6), after routing the New York Knicks, 128-102.  

In the Celtics win over the Bulls, Boston was guided by Jayson Tatum.  Tatum was 7 of 17 from the floor, making 5 free throws, finishing with 21 points.  The Celtics shot 47% from the floor and 39% from 3-point range.  Boston made 9 3-pointers, compared to just 6 for Chicago.  Celtics jumped out a 14 point lead after the 1st quarter and never looked back.  Boston out rebounded Chicago, 50 to 46.

In the Bucks win over the Knicks, Milwaukee was led throughout the game by Giannis Antetokounmpo.  Antetokounmpo connected on 12 of 17 attempts, knocking down 10 free throws, totaling 37 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists.  The Bucks shot 49% from the floor and 42% from 3-point distance.  Milwaukee showed stellar defense at times, holding New York to 35% from the floor.  The Bucks saw the Knicks attempt 10 more shots from the floor.

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Recent Betting Trends:

Celtics are 22-14-2 ATS this season.

The under is 22-16 in Celtics games this year.

Bucks are 24-18 ATS this season.

The over is 20-20-2 in Bucks games this season.

The Celtics have been great this season, but the majority of their success has came at home.  The Celtics are 11-8 on the road, while Milwaukee is 19-2 at home.  The Celtics have a game Wednesday night against the Pistons and Tatum has been downgraded to OUT for that game.  With having back to back games, it is uncertain what Tatum's status will be for this matchup with the Bucks.  With not knowing his status, it is tough to side with the Celtics when going up against an outstanding Milwaukee team.  Final score prediction, Bucks will win and cover,         

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