Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/26/2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Boston Celtics travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Celtics head into this matchup with a mark of 2-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 102.8 points per contest while giving up 97.8 per game. The Bucks have an overall record of 3-1. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 3-1-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 2-1-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 3-1-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/24/17 PG Marcus Smart Ankle is "?" Thursday vs. Milwaukee
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
10/15/17 F Marcus Morris Knee is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/25/17 G Malcolm Brogdon Ankle is "?" Thursday vs. Boston
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee out indefinitely
Kyrie Irving comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Al Horford averages 13 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 36.8 points per game while playing 38.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Khris Middleton averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 102.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15 per game. The Celtics allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 19.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 14th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 0.25. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 22. The Bucks are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Bucks surrender 105 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 20.8 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 44.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Celtics are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 98.9, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 24th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 19th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Boston is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Bucks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 11th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -2.5
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