Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Point Spread Picks 2/21/2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Boston Celtics travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 5.5 point favorites.
The Celtics head into this matchup with a mark of 37-21. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 6.4 as they average 113.0 points per contest while giving up 106.6 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 43-14. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 116.9 points per contest and give up 107.1, which is a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 29-28-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 34-24-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-21-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-31-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
02/14/19 PG Terry Rozier Illness is probable Thursday vs Milwaukee
02/03/19 C Aron Baynes Foot is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/14/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Heel is questionable Thursday vs Boston
02/14/19 F Nikola Mirotic Calf is questionable Thursday vs Boston
Al Horford averages 12.7 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.2 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.7 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Boston averages 113.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 26.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrender 107.1 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Milwaukee is 2nd in the league with 116.9 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 48.8 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 26.2. The Bucks are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Celtics are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Boston is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 28th in the league.
Milwaukee is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 103.8, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 1st. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -5.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks