Saturday, January 28, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 1 point favorites.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 27-18. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 107.6 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 21-24. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Isaiah Thomas averages 29.1 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Jabari Parker averages 20.5 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Boston averages 107.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Celtics allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 16th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 111.6 and a defensive rating of 109.7. In terms of pace they average 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bucks rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.1. They get 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 24-19-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 24-21-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 19-26-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 28-16-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/26/17 C Al Horford Groin injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Orlando
01/26/17 PG Demetrius Jackson Illness "?" Friday vs. Orlando
01/26/17 F Gerald Green Illness "?" Friday vs. Orlando
01/23/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles out indefinitely
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -1
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