Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/1/2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 4 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 7-0. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 15.9 as they average 120.0 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 5-2 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 102.4 points per game and surrender 97.6, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 5-2-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 5-2-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 3-3-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 1-5-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/31/18 SF Giannis Antetokounmpo Concussion is questionable Thursday vs Boston
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/29/18 F Daniel Theis Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 25.0 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 14.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Khris Middleton averages 20.7 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Jayson Tatum averages 16.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Kyrie Irving averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 120.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 15.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 55.7 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 16.9 per game. The Bucks allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 29th in the league with 102.4 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 49.6 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 23.0. The Celtics are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Celtics surrender 97.6 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.7 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 49.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Bucks are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.7, and their defensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 105.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 30th in the league.
Boston is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Celtics are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 97.3, and their offensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 1st. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 28th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -4
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