Bucks vs Celtics Prediction - NBA Picks 11/22/23

Boston Celtics (11-3) vs Milwaukee Bucks (10-4)

Game Info: Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -5.5 -- Over/Under: 236.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Boston Celtics play host to the Milwaukee Bucks at the TD Garden on Wednesday night. Let’s preview this game and give out a Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks prediction.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks have been in great shape as they are now aiming for a sixth straight victory after taking down the Wizards in a 142-129 road win on Monday. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 42 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists on 20 of 23 shooting, Damian Lillard added 22 points with seven assists while Khris Middleton tallied 18 points with seven assists. As a team, the Bucks shot 58 percent from the field and 11 of 29 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Wizards with 70 points in the first half to take the early lead, but they couldn't put the Wizards away until the 38-27 fourth quarter push to pull away and keep their win streak alive.

Milwaukee Bucks Player Facts

  • Brook Lopez ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (3.0) this season.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (30.2) this season.

Boston Celtics

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics have also been in red-hot form as they were on a six-game win streak before they got stopped in their tracks by the struggling Hornets in a 121-118 overtime road loss on Monday. Jayson Tatum led the team with 45 points, 13 rebounds and six assists on 15 of 28 shooting, Payton Pritchard added 21 points off the bench while Kristaps Porzingis chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Celtics shot just 43 percent from the field and 16 of 50 from the 3-point line as they squandered an early 18-point lead, only to come up short in overtime where they just couldn't stop the Hornets' LaMelo Ball or Gordon Hayward. Jaylen Brown had a night to forget as he battled foul trouble to finish with just 13 points on five of 17 shooting from the field and zero of five from the 3-point line.

Boston Celtics Player Facts

  • Jayson Tatum ranks 2nd amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (9.0) this season.
  • Kristaps Porzingis is one of only six qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.5 threes and 1.5 blocks this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+10.6).
  • The Celtics rank T1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (47.4).
  • The Bucks rank 29th in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (84.4%).
  • The Bucks have made the playoffs in seven consecutive seasons - second-longest active streak in the NBA

Peter's Pick

The Bucks are still missing Jae Crowder, while the Celtics could again be missing Derrick White for personal reasons. Both teams are coming into this meeting with plenty of winning momentum, but the Celtics are coming off a disappointing loss to the lowly Hornets and they could be shorthanded once again here. The Bucks have strung together five wins in a row and Antetokounmpo has been on an absolute tear, so the Bucks with the points looks like the play in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Milwaukee +5.5

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