Two top defensive teams hit the court when the Milwaukee Bucks (39-17) play as nine-point favorites over the Boston Celtics (41-16) on February 14, 2023 at Fiserv Forum. A 225-point over/under has been set for the matchup.
How to bet Bucks vs. Celtics
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with sportsbooks listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -392 odds to pick up the win, while the Celtics are listed at +312 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225 points.
Bucks vs. Celtics Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Bucks vs. Celtics Betting Trends
In the Bucks’ 56 games this year, they have 31 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has been the favorite in 44 games this season and has come away with the win 35 times (79.5%) in those contests. Bucks games this year have gone over the total in 26 out of 57 opportunities (45.6%).
The Celtics have played 57 games, with 29 wins against the spread. Boston has been the underdog on the moneyline three total times this season. Boston has finished 2-1 in those games. The Celtics have hit the over 50.9% of the time this season (29 of 57 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bucks vs. Celtics Injury Report
Celtics: Grant Williams: Questionable (Elbow), Robert Williams: Questionable (Ankle), Jayson Tatum: Doubtful (Illness), Malcolm Brogdon: Probable (Achilles), Jaylen Brown: Out (Face), Marcus Smart: Out (Ankle), Danilo Gallinari: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee ranks 13th in the NBA with 114.6 points per game this year. At the other end, it ranks seventh with 111.6 points allowed per contest. The Bucks are putting up 118.4 points per game this year at home, which is 7.6 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (110.8). On offense, the Bucks have increased their output quite a bit over their last 10 games, scoring 124.7 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 114.6 they’ve put up over the course of this year.
Milwaukee has a 35.8% three-point percentage this season (15th-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived by draining 14.3 treys per game (fourth-best). In terms of shot breakdown, the Bucks have taken 55.8% two-pointers (accounting for 65.9% of the team’s baskets) and 44.2% from beyond the arc (34.1%).
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
In 2022-23, Boston is fourth-best in the NBA offensively (117.6 points scored per game) and ranked sixth on defense (111.4 points conceded). At home, the Celtics score 121 points per game. On the road, they score 113.7. In their past 10 games, the Celtics are posting 113.1 points per game, compared to their season average of 117.6.
Boston is the second-best team in the NBA in 3-pointers made (15.8 per game) and sixth in 3-point percentage (37.7%). The Celtics attempt 47.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 38.1% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 52.2% of their shots, with 61.9% of their makes coming from there.
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