Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 12/4/2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Monday, December 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 6.5 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 12-9. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 103.2 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 20-4. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per contest and giving up 97.4, which is a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 9-10-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 18-5-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/02/17 PG Matthew Dellavedova Knee is "?" Monday vs Boston
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 29.4 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Khris Middleton averages 19.6 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kyrie Irving averages 23.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Jayson Tatum averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 103.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.71 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 18th in the league with 104.5 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.08. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 45 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Celtics are 23rd in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Celtics surrender 97.4 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.1 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season.
The Bucks are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Milwaukee is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Boston is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 28th in the league. The Celtics are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -6.5
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