When it comes to wagering on games, too many people look at the standings and assume that they know which way a game is going to go. There are countless factors that have to be taken into account before wagering, and it’s sometimes the unpopular choice that ends up yielding the winning ticket. Given the current standings in the Easter Conference, it would appear as though the Boston Celtics would be a shoe-in to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, but a little look at the recent history between these two suggests that things may not be as clear cut as they appear. It is likely that the Celtics will be installed as the straight up favorite for this one, as the home team often is, but this is a game where you may want to have a closer look at the nba lines point spread.
How To Bet The Milwaukee Vs Boston NBA Odds, TV and Game Info
When: Thursday, February 25
Where: TD Garden, Boston at 7:30 PM EST
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks (24-33) are entering this game on a modest 2-game winning streak, but they are going to need to extend that run in a big way if they hope to close the 6-game gap that currently exists between them and the 8th place Chicago Bulls. Doing it on the road does not seem like much of an option for the Bucks, as they are just 8-24 away from home this season. They have performed relatively well against conference opponents, going 17-17 on the season so far. That said, they are also just 11-20 versus teams with a winning record. They do have a pretty good recent history against the Celtics, though. They took 2 of 3 from them last season, and have split the first two games of this season. The last time they went into the Garden, they came away with a 110-101 win. The Bucks are averaging 98.6 PPG, and are giving up 102.8 PPG.
Why bet on the Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics (33-25) could perhaps be placed into the overachieving category, as their current 4th place standing in the Eastern Conference is higher than most people believed they would be at this stage of the season. They have achieved that standing by posting a 17-10 record at home, and by going a healthy 23-16 against the other teams in the East. They have also feasted on teams with a record below .500. going 23-10 against that group this season. The Celtics are 6-4 in their last 10 games, but they have dropped 2 of their last 3, and they fell 112-111 the last time they played the Bucks. Boston are averaging 106.1 PPG, and are giving up 102.1 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks are a team that the Celtics have had some problems with over the past couple of seasons, and while I believe this will be a tough one, I do think Boston will eventually come away with the win.
Milwaukee Bucks 100 Boston Celtics 107