Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 42-39. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 103.7 points per game while giving up 103.7 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 52-29. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.0 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 36-45-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 42-38-1 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 39-40-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 38-42-1 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 22.9 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Greg Monroe averages 11.8 points per game in 22.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 29.1 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Al Horford averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 103.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.04 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.9 per game. The Bucks allow 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 108 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.44 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 22nd with 13.3 per game. The Celtics allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Celtics force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.2 and a defensive rating of 109.2. In terms of pace they average 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 111.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -8.5
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