Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 12/13/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics
Date: Monday, December 13, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+2)
The Milwaukee Bucks (17-10) are en route to TD Garden on Monday where they will try to beat the Boston Celtics (13-14). Boston opens this contest as 2-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 218.
The Bucks faced the Rockets and went home with a win by a final score of 123-114 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Bucks finished with 21 while the Rockets recorded 16 personal fouls. They also knocked down 19 of their 46 attempts from 3-point land. Houston shot 55.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 11 of their 20 attempts. Moreover, Houston collected 28 rebounds (12 offensive, 16 defensive) and got 8 blocked shots. Houston recorded 40 dimes and had 30 steals for this contest. With respect to defending, Milwaukee allowed 47.2% from the field on 42 of 89 shooting. They also dished out 19 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In terms of pulling down boards, they collected 48 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Bucks converted 24 of their 32 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. Milwaukee ended the contest with a 50.6% field goal percentage (42 of 83) and made 15 out of their 39 shots from beyond the arc.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one player who was a major factor for this contest. He was able to score 41 points on 15 out of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 37 mins played and pulled down 17 boards. Antetokounmpo finished the game at 78.9% from the floor and distributed 5 assists.
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Milwaukee steps onto the court with a record of 17-10 this season. They have an average of 110.7 pts per contest (8th in the NBA) while hitting 45.3% from the floor. The Bucks are connecting on 36.2% on shots from beyond the arc (388 of 1,072) and 74.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Milwaukee is snagging 47.7 rebounds per contest and has totaled 613 dimes for the year, which is 17th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 14.6 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 17.9 personal fouls every game.
Defensively, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers every game and they draw 19.3 fouls. They give up 33.6% on shots from distance while they are 14th in the league in points per game allowed (106.9). The Bucks defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 43.5% (1,065 of 2,451) and they surrender 44.9 boards per contest as a group. They rank 17th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 628 relinquished on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Celtics took a loss by a score of 111-90 when they faced the Suns. The Celtics pulled down 31 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while recording 7 steals for this game. The Suns committed 12 personal fouls for the contest which took the Celtics to the free throw line for a total of 24 shots. They were able to make 16 of them for a rate of 66.7%. In the matter of shots from distance, Boston converted 4 of 26 attempts (15.4%). Overall, the Celtics shot 35 out of 93 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.6%. The Celtics allowed the Suns to convert 43 of 96 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 44.8% in this contest. They finished 36.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 14 out of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 11 from the free throw line (100.0%). When discussing rebounding, Boston permitted Phoenix to collect 39 in total (14 offensive).
Robert Williams was important for the Celtics in this game. Williams scored 10 points in his 22 minutes on the court and tallied 1 assist in the game. He buried 4 out of 5 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and added 5 rebounds.
Boston has a record of 13-14 for the campaign. The Celtics commit 18.9 personal fouls every game while shooting 81.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 22.6 times per game (22nd in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.9 times per game. Boston has accounted for 2,916 pts on the year (108.0 per game) and they pull down 46.0 boards per contest. As an offense, the Celtics are hitting on 44.2% from the field, which ranks 23rd in the NBA.
The Boston defense gives up 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc (337 of 981) and their opposition makes 79.1% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 21.8 assists and 45.9 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 4th and 18th in the league. The Celtics on defense are ranked 16th in the league in PPG given up with 107.3. They have forced 14.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (+2)
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