Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks odds, tips and betting trends

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Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks odds, tips and betting trends

The Boston Celtics (54-14) host the Milwaukee Bucks (44-24) in a matchup between the top two clubs in the Eastern Conference at TD Garden on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN, NBCS-BOS, and WMLW.

The Celtics are a 6.5-point favorite against the Bucks when the Celtics and the Bucks meet. The matchup features an over/under of 223.5.

Celtics vs. Bucks Betting Odds

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  • Spread: Boston -6.5
  • Total: 223.5
  • Moneyline: Boston -274, Milwaukee +220
  • Pick ATS: Celtics (- 6.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (223.5)

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 123 – Bucks 111
  • Boston has been chosen as the favorite in 66 games this year and has walked away with the win 53 times (80.3%) in those games.
  • This season, Boston has come away with a win 39 times in 43 chances when named as a favorite of at least -274 or better on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Boston has a 73.3% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Milwaukee is 2-8 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 20% of those games).
  • Milwaukee has yet to play as a moneyline underdog of +220 or longer.
  • Milwaukee has a 31.2% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • The Celtics put up just 3.7 more points per game (121) than the Bucks give up (117.3).
  • Boston is 25-15-2 against the spread and 38-4 overall when scoring more than 117.3 points.
  • When it scores more than 109.3 points, Milwaukee is 28-26-2 against the spread and 43-13 overall.
  • Boston has an ATS record of 34-20-4 and a 50-8 record overall when its opponents score fewer than 120.7 points.
  • The Celtics are the league’s second-ranked scoring team (121 PPG), while the Bucks allow the rank 21st in points per game (117.3) in NBA play.
  • Milwaukee is the NBA’s third-ranked offense (120.7 PPG), while Boston is the fourth-ranked defense (109.3).
  • The Celtics have scored a total of 792 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 11.7 per game), and the Bucks have out-scored opponents by 233 points on the season (3.4 more per game).
  • The average implied total for Boston this year is 119.5 points, 4.5 more points than its implied total of 115 points in Wednesday’s game.
  • This season, Boston has recorded more than 115 points in 50 games.
  • The average implied point total on the season for Milwaukee (121.6) is 12.6 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (109).
  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN, NBCS-BOS, and WMLW
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden
  • TV Channel: ESPN
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