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Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting

The Boston Celtics go into Milwaukee tonight to take on the Bucks at the Harris Bradley Centre, February 7, 2015, tip off time is 830 PM EST.

The Celtics are coming into this game on a 3-game winning streak which matches their longest of the season after getting wins against New York, Denver and Philadelphia last night. Their home team opponents, Milwaukee are looking to get back on the winning track after their longest winning streak of 5 ended last night in Houston with their 117-111 loss to the Rockets.

The last time these two teams met was almost exactly one year ago to the day. The Celtics clobbered the Bucks 102–86 as a small 1 point favorite and the game total was 188 points which fell under the posted total odds of 189.5. The Celtics have struggled to get the wins this season with a poor 19–30 record overall but are a bankroll padding 27–22 against the spread. The Bucks have had an incredible year in comparison to last year as they are on the plus side showing a solid 27–22 record so far and are 33-17 ATS lining the pockets of NBA bettors who have backed them.
In the last ten games of this match-up the teams are an even 5-5 but Boston has the edge against the spread at 5-4-1. The team totals have gone under the posted total 7 out of 10 times.

Boston has scored an average of 101.2 points per game while allowing 102.7. The Bucks have scored an average of 98.9 points per game but managed to keep their opponents to an average of 97.1 PPG.

Here are some additional handicapping numbers to mull over.

Recent Trends:

Boston Celtics

are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

Milwaukee

Under is 5-0 in Bucks last 5 Saturday games.
Under is 7-1 in Bucks last 8 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Under is 8-2 in Bucks last 10 home games.

Head to Head

Under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Milwaukee.
Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Milwaukee -7
Total O/U: 193.5
Moneyline: Boston +230/Milwaukee -270

Free ATS Pick

We like the Celtics here with the points. Both teams are in a 3 game in 4 nights spot, but the advantage is held by Boston with two at home before the short flight to the Milwaukee. Against the spread trends also favor the boys from Boston with a stellar mark of 15-8 on the road in comparison to the host’s 12-10 record at the Harris Bradley Centre.

Take Boston +7

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