Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game on TNT. A 10-game win streak is on the line for the Bucks as they host their Eastern Conference rivals Boston Celtics. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Not a lot of people thought the Bucks win streak would reach double-digits, but that’s where we are at before Tuesday’s games against the mighty Celtics. Despite the win streak, Milwaukee remains behind the Cs in the East standings, a win tonight would put them within 1 game of the top spot. Boston won the first meeting of the season 139-118 played no Christmas day, but circumstances will be different in this one.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing out of his mind, during the win streak he’s putting up 37.3 points per game on almost 60% shooting. Khris Middleton is also playing, he has worked his way back into shape after a long layoff due to injury. Milwaukee is also on a 7-game home win streak, they’ve covered the spread 4 times in their last 5 games.
The Celtics opened as 4-point underdogs here, now that number is up to 9.5 points with the news of Jayson Tatum potentially missing tonight’s game with an illness. That would be a huge handicap for an already shorthanded team that’s missing Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon.
Boston does have a solid track record in head-to-head meetings covering the spread 13 times in the last 15 games, plus beating the Bucks in 4 of the last 5 played. They are also on a win streak at the moment having won their last 4 games, two of those wins were by double digits so despite all the injuries this team has continued to perform well. At 18-9 SU they have the best road record in the NBA.
If Tatum isn’t able to go this is a blowout win for the Bucks. They’ve dominated teams during their win streak, 2 of their last 3 wins were by 10 or more points. Give me the Bucks to cover here.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics Predictions & Odds
Milwaukee’s defense continues to impress on a nightly basis. They’ve improved to 4th in defensive efficiency allowing just 108.4 points per 100 possessions. Even the high scoring Lakers and Blazers were able to score just 106 and 108 points against them, while the Clippers only managed 106 over the weekend. A severely limited Celtics squad will have a hard time scoring here, Tatum and Brown are the best scoring duo in the NBA averaging over 55 points per game this season, losing them will be a big blow to their ambitions here.
The last 10 meetings have averaged just 215.6 points per game, which is also a good indicator of how tonight’s game will play out. Boston has gone under in 6 of 7 on the road, the Bucks have done so in 5 of 6 overall and in 9 of 12 vs Atlantic Division teams. Whoever comes out on top here will do it with their defense, so let’s back the under.