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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics - 2/21/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks
Date & Time Thursday February 21, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Line
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
TNT, NBSB
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NBA | Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks
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The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks meet Thursday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.

The Boston Celtics look for another win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 113 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23.6 points and 6.9 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won their last four road games.

The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning 14 of their last 16 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 116.9 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 43 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.2 points and 12.7 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 17.1 points and 4.2 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won 11 of their last 13 home games.

The Celtics are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Bucks are 19-6-2 ATS in their last 27 vs. Eastern Conference, 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Celtics are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Milwaukee and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The under is 13-6 in Bucks last 19 overall. The under is 6-0 in Celtics last 6 road games.

The Boston Celtics are starting to put things together in terms of victories, but they're still inconsistent offensively and have hard times putting together 48 minutes of complete basketball. The Milwaukee Bucks are one of those teams you can blindly back with confidence, as they're 34-20-3 ATS on the season and 17-10-1 ATS at home. The Bucks are winning games at home by an average of 13.2 points and 18 of their last 22 wins overall have been won by at least 10 points. It's to the point you continue to back the Bucks until the tickets stop cashing. 

Pick:
Milwaukee Bucks -5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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