Tuesday, February 9, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 31-22 and a road record of 15-12. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 105 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. Boston is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-15. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 20-32 and a home record of 13-8. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 97.8 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -5.1. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-4 and a conference record of 14-16. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 15 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.7 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Boston averages 105 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.3 per game. The Celtics allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Milwaukee averages 97.8 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 23rd with 15.3 per game. The Bucks allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Celtics average 105.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 111.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Celtics have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 101.6. In terms of pace they average 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Bucks score 101.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 93.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.2 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 103.8 and they have a defensive rating of 109.2. They get 93.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 30-22-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 25-27-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-26-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 28-23-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
02/08/16 G O.J. Mayo Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Boston
02/04/16 F John Henson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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