One night after the NBA kicks off its restart campaign, two of the top title hopefuls in the Eastern Conference will be going at it in their own respective restart openers. Yes, MyBookie NBA basketball lovers and betting enthusiasts, real-life basketball is back! Better yet, you’re going to be treated to a highly anticipated affair between two of the best teams in the league when the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks square off. Whew! With all of that said, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NBA odds in this intriguing clash!
NBA Betting – Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks Odds & Picks
Boston Celtics (43-21) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (53-12)
Why Bet On Boston
The Celtics are sitting in third place in the Eastern Conference (43-21). When we last saw the C’s, they managed to snap a two-game skid by subduing Indiana 114-111 on the road in their last regular season contest. Boston went 5-5 over their last 10 games before the hiatus and ranks 11th in scoring (113.0 ppg) and a stellar third in points allowed (106.8 ppg). The Celtics are led by young, 22-year-old all-star forward Jayson Tatum, who, in his third year, is averaging a team-high 23.6 points per game. The C’s also get 21.2 points per game from veteran point guard Kemba Walker and 20.4 points per game from 23-year-old swingman Jaylen Brown.
- The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Celtics are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600.
- Celtics are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Celtics are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games as an underdog.
- Celtics are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Why Bet On Milwaukee
The Bucks have the best record in all of basketball (53-12). When we last saw Milwaukee, they had dropped three straight and four of five including a 109-95 road loss against Denver in their last regular season contest. The Bucks average a league-leading 118.6 points per game while also ranking a stupendous fifth in points allowed (107.4 ppg).
Milwaukee is led by reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo who puts up a team-high 29.6 points per game while all-star small forward Khris Middleton averages 21.1 points per game. Only two other players average double digits in scoring in veteran point guard Eric Bledsoe (915.4 ppg) and sweet-shooting big man Brook Lopez (11.0 ppg).
- Bucks are 28-11 ATS in their last 39 games following a straight up loss.
- Bucks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite.
- Bucks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Expert Analysis and Predictions
Boston recorded a 116-105 home win in October while Milwaukee got some revenge by picking up a 128-123 home win in January. Prior to this season, the Bucks had won four straight and six of eight in this series. Still, right now, I believe Boston has the deeper and better team outside of each team’s resident superstar.
- When: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:30 PM ET
- Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
- Celtics Vs Bucks Live: ESPN
- NBA Odds: Milwaukee -4.5
- Total: 218.5
The Celtics have four players in Tatum, Walker, Brown and Gordon Hayward that can all put 20 points on the board in any game. When we last saw Tatum in action, he was blossoming into a true superstar by averaging a stellar 29.9 points per contest over his last 10 games while dropping 41 on LeBron and the Lakers on February 23 to start a string of five straight 30-plus point performances. The Celtics are a bankroll-boosting 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road dates against Milwaukee and I believe that bodes well heading into this affair. Boston covers the spread – by winning outright!
- Pick: Celtics 104 Milwaukee 100