Friday, April 8, 2016
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, April 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 32-46 and a road record of 9-29. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -4 as they are averaging 98.9 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Milwaukee is 4-11 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-28. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 46-32 and a home record of 26-12. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per game and surrendering 102.3, good for a point differential of 3.4. Boston has a division record of 10-6 and a conference record of 29-19. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.8 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 22.4 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Avery Bradley averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Milwaukee averages 98.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Bucks allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Boston averages 105.6 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 12th with 13.8 per game. The Celtics allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Celtics force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Bucks average 96.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10 per contest. The Bucks have an offensive rating of 104.5 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 94 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Celtics score 105.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.7 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 106.7 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 98.5 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 30% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 39-38-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 38-39-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 39-37-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 36-41-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
04/07/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee doubtful Friday vs. Boston
04/07/16 F Khris Middleton Thigh "?" Friday vs. Boston
03/10/16 G O.J. Mayo Ankle out for season
03/07/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Hip out for season
02/29/16 F Steve Novak MCL out for season
Boston Celtics Injuries
04/07/16 G Evan Turner Eye "?" Friday vs. Milwaukee
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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