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Celtics vs. Bucks Predictions, Odds, Preview

Mar. 24, 2021
by Michael Crosson
NBA Expert

Eastern Conference NBA action will take center-stage on Wednesday night with the Bucks set to host the Celtics in primetime on ESPN.

So, VI is getting you ready with a variety of betting resources to help handicap all the top matchups on the evening’s slate.

Celtics vs. Bucks Betting Resources

Betting Odds - Celtics vs. Bucks

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The Bucks come into Wednesday’s matchup as a 4.5-point favorite – marking the 17th consecutive game Milwaukee has been favored in.

While the total for this contest currently sits at OU 230.5, which is just the sixth time the over-under for a matchup containing the Celtics has opened above 230 this season.

Jrue Holiday and the Bucks have caught fire by winning seven consecutive games. (AP)

Celtics vs. Bucks Current Form-Last Game

The Bucks head into Wednesday’s contest riding a seven-game winning streak – with Milwaukee’s most recent defeat coming in a matchup back on March 2nd against the Nuggets.

The Bucks played their most recent contest without Giannis Antetokounmpo in the lineup, which resulted in a blowout win over the Pacers anyway – as Khris Middleton (25 points), Jrue Holiday (28 points), and Pat Connaughton (20 points) all had big nights on the scoreboard in a 27-point win for Milwaukee.

On the other hand, the Celtics have now lost four of their last five games – with Boston’s only victory during that span coming in a win over the Magic this past Sunday.

In the Celtics most recent affair this past Tuesday, Boston was able to erase an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime against the Grizzlies. Boston was outscored 15-9 in the extra stanza though, and Memphis escaped with a six-point victory.

Celtics vs. Bucks Head-to-Head

  • Dec. 23, 2020 - Celtics 122 vs. Bucks 121, Boston +4.5, Over 223

The Celtics and Bucks have split their last four regular season matchups 2-2 SU – with only one of those meetings occurring since the start of the current season.

The most recent meeting between Boston and Milwaukee took place on opening night of this season, which concluded with the reigning MVP missing a pair of free throws to seal a one-point victory for the Celtics.

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Boston Celtics Betting Outlook

Inside the Stats (2020-2021)

  • Overall: 21-22 SU, 19-24 ATS, 23-20 OU
  • Road: 8-15 SU, 7-16 ATS, 13-10 OU

After reaching last year’s Eastern Conference Finals in the NBA bubble, the Celtics might be the most disappointing story in the league so far this season by currently owning a record of 21-22 SU and 19-24 ATS, while barely holding onto the eighth seed in the East.

Near the calendar turn from February to March, Boston appeared to ramp up the intensity on both ends of the floor – even leading the Celtics to wins in five of six games during a brief window.

The Celtics appear to have returned to the form we have become accustomed to seeing this season in past few weeks though, having covered the spread just twice in their last eight contests.

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