Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 2/14/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
The Milwaukee Bucks will try to defeat the Boston Celtics at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday.
The Celtics stepped onto the hardwood against the Grizzlies and went home with a win by a final score of 119-109 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Celtics finished with 14 while the Grizzlies had 22 personal fouls. They buried 12 of their 34 shots from 3-point range. Memphis ended up going 61.9% from the charity stripe by converting 13 of their 21 attempts. Additionally, Memphis totaled 34 rebounds (3 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Memphis recorded 24 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. Pertaining to the defense, Boston allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the field on 42 of 84 shooting. They also distributed 28 assists for the contest while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected 54 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Celtics made 20 of their 26 attempts for a percentage of 76.9%. Boston walked away from the game with a 44.3% FG percentage (39 of 88) and knocked down 21 of their 51 shots from distance.
Derrick White is one guy who was a factor for the game. He totaled 23 points on 8 out of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40 mins played and grabbed 3 boards. White went 40.0% from the field and totaled 10 assists.
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Boston comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 41-16 for the year. They average 117.6 points per contest (5th in the league) while going 47.4% from the floor. The Celtics are connecting on 37.7% on 3-point shots (903 of 2,397) and 82.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Boston is collecting 45.1 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,500 assists this year, which ranks 8th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 13.5 times per game and as a unit they commit 18.9 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Celtics have forced 12.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.5 fouls. They are relinquishing 35.1% on shots from distance and they are 6th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.4). The Celtics defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.5% (2,394 of 5,144) and they surrender 43.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 3rd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,296 conceded so far this season.
In their last game, the Bucks walked away with a victory by a final of 119-106 when they played the Clippers. When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Milwaukee allowed Los Angeles to pull down 35 in total (3 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 33.3% from beyond the arc by shooting 11 out of 33 and ended up shooting 11 of 14 at the free throw line (78.6%). The Bucks permitted the Clippers to make 42 out of their 85 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.4% for this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Bucks shot 45 for 90 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.0%. With respect to 3-point shots, Milwaukee buried 17 out of their 39 tries (43.6%). They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 75.0%. The Clippers had 12 fouls for this contest which got the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Bucks were able to corral 40 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 for this game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks for this game. Antetokounmpo earned 35 points in his 30 mins of playing time and added 6 dimes in this matchup. He buried 13 of 25 in this game for a rate of 52.0%, and earned 8 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a record of 39-17 for the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bucks are shooting 46.3% from the field, which is ranked 22nd in the league. Milwaukee has accounted for 6,417 pts this year (114.6 per contest) and they collect 49.1 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 24.7 times per contest (19th in basketball) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per game. The Bucks have committed 18.3 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 73.6% from the free throw line.
The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.6. They are able to force 12.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.4% from the floor (2nd in the NBA). The Milwaukee defense concedes 34.6% on 3-point attempts (644 of 1,859) and their opponents are converting on 77.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 22.8 assists and 43.9 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 3rd and 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston
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