Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 3/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+6)
Fiserv Forum is the venue where and the Milwaukee Bucks (29-14) will play the Boston Celtics (21-23) on Friday. Boston opens this matchup as 6-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 233.
The Boston Celtics took the court against the Bucks and took a loss by a score of 121-119 in their last contest. Boston ended the game having earned a 47.9% field goal percentage (45 of 94) and converted 19 of 47 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Celtics knocked down 10 of 10 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. In regard to hauling in boards, they earned 38 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 24 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Concerning defense, Boston allowed 50.0% from the field on 45 of 90 shooting. Milwaukee earned 19 assists and had 8 steals for the game. Additionally, Milwaukee totaled 46 rebounds (13 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Milwaukee shot 70.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of their 20 attempts. They also made 17 out of their 37 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Jaylen Brown is a player who was a factor for the matchup. He left the arena with 24 points on 10 of 16 shooting. He played 33:54 minutes and collected 10 rebounds. Brown shot 62.5% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in this game for the Celtics was Kemba Walker. He collected 2 rebounds in his 35:19 minutes on the basketball court. He went 50.0% from the floor for the contest by shooting 9-of-18 (23 points). When the time ran out, Walker had 6 assists.
Boston enters this game with a mark of 21-23 this year. The Celtics are hitting 37.7% on shots from downtown (561 of 1,489) and 75.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 112.2 pts per contest (18th in the NBA) while connecting on 47.0% from the field. They are turning it over 13.9 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.7 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Boston is collecting 43.8 boards per contest and has 1,007 dimes this year, which ranks 24th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Celtics have forced 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.6 personal fouls. The Celtics defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.8% (621 of 862) and they surrender 42.0 boards per game as a group. They are 11th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,039 conceded for the campaign. They are giving up 36.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 15th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (111.5).
In their win over Boston, the Bucks were able to pull down 33 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while getting 8 steals for this contest. The Celtics were called for 15 personal fouls for this game which got the Bucks to the free throw line for 20 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throws for a rate of 70.0%. In relation to 3-point shots, Milwaukee converted 17 out of 37 attempts (45.9%). Overall, the Bucks shot 45 for 90 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Bucks permitted the Celtics to knock down 45 out of their 94 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 47.9% in the game. They finished 40.4% from downtown via 19 of 47 and finished the game at 10 out of 10 at the free throw line (100.0%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Milwaukee allowed Boston to pull down 38 overall (9 offensive).
Khris Middleton was important for the Bucks in the matchup. He converted 11 of 20 in this contest for a rate of 55.0%, and had 13 rebounds. Middleton earned 27 points in his 35:52 minutes of playing time and had 4 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Milwaukee was Donte DiVincenzo. He accumulated 1 assist in his 31:05 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 5 of 7 from the floor. DiVincenzo ended up shooting 71.4% from the field as well as collecting 17 points and 4 boards.
Milwaukee has a record of 29-14 on the campaign. Milwaukee has scored 5,159 pts this season (120.0 per contest) and they grab 48.6 rebounds per game. The Bucks have committed 17.5 fouls every game and they shoot 74.9% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Bucks are connecting on 48.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 3rd in basketball. They are dishing out assists 26.0 times per game (10th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.0 times per game. The Bucks defensively are ranked 19th in the league in points allowed per contest with 112.6. They have forced 12.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.4% from the field (6th in the NBA). The Milwaukee defense gives up 37.1% on shots from 3-point land (610 of 1,646) and their opposition makes 78.5% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 25.0 assists and 43.3 boards every game, which ranks them 18th and 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (+6)
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