Celtics vs Bucks Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, December 25, 2022

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The efficient offense of the Boston Celtics (23-10) will be tested by the strong defense of the Milwaukee Bucks (22-10) at TD Garden on December 25, 2022, where the Celtics are favored by 5.5 points. The matchup has a 226.5 point total.

How to bet Celtics vs. Bucks

Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -212 odds to pick up the win, while the Bucks are listed at +176 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226.5 points.

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Celtics vs. Bucks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 25, 2022
  • Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden

Celtics vs. Bucks Betting Trends

In the Celtics’ 33 games this season, they have 18 wins against the spread. Boston has come away with 21 wins in the 31 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Celtics have gone over the point total in 56.2% of their opportunities this year (18 times in 32 games with a set point total).

In the Bucks’ 32 games this year, they have 17 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has won 33.3% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (2-4). Bucks games this season have hit the over on 15 of 32 set point totals (46.9%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Celtics

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 31 30.5 8.1 4.1 1.1 0.9 3.3
Jaylen Brown 31 26.5 7.5 3.5 1.2 0.5 2.4
Malcolm Brogdon 28 13.7 4.1 3.8 0.6 0.3 1.8
Marcus Smart 29 11.6 3.4 7.3 1.3 0.4 1.9
Al Horford 24 10 6.4 2.7 0.5 1.2 2.2

Bucks

Bucks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 27 31.4 11.3 5.2 0.9 1 0.8
Jrue Holiday 25 18.7 5.2 7.5 1.5 0.5 2.2
Brook Lopez 31 14.8 5.9 1.2 0.5 2.6 2.1
Bobby Portis 32 13.7 10 1.9 0.3 0.3 1.1
Khris Middleton 7 11.1 2.6 4.4 0.6 0.1 1.6
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Celtics vs. Bucks Injury Report

Bucks: Khris Middleton: Out (Knee), Giannis Antetokounmpo: Probable (Knee)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston has been led by its offense, as it ranks best in the NBA by scoring 118.1 points per game. It ranks 13th in the league in points allowed (112.2 per contest). The Celtics are averaging 121.8 points per game in home games. In road games, they are averaging 114.2 points per contest. The Celtics’ offense has been much less effective over their last 10 games, scoring 110 points a contest compared to the 118.1 they’ve averaged this season.

Boston is top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking second-best in the league with 15.8 threes per game. Meanwhile, it ranks sixth with a 37.6% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Celtics are attempting 46 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 52.3% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 62.3% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 42 threes per contest, which are 47.7% of their shots (and 37.7% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

On offense, Milwaukee is the 17th-ranked squad in the NBA (112.5 points per game). On defense, it is fourth-best (109.2 points allowed per game). The Bucks average 118.2 points per game at home, and 106 away. The Bucks are putting up 111.9 points per contest in their last 10 games, which is 0.6 fewer points than their average for the season (112.5).

Beyond the arc, Milwaukee is seventh in the league in 3-pointers made per game (13). It is 17th in 3-point percentage at 35%. The Bucks attempt 58.1% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 41.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 68.2% of the Bucks’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 31.8% are 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Celtics, and we predict that Celtics will cover the spread (Celtics -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 226.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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