Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction NBA Picks 4/9/24

Milwaukee Bucks (47-31) vs Boston Celtics (62-16)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Fiserv Forum)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks +1.5 --- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Celtics vs Bucks prediction.

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have been in red-hot form as they've reeled off 14 wins in their last 16 games overall and they will be aiming for a sixth straight victory after routing the Trail Blazers in a 124-107 home win on Sunday. Jaylen Brown led the team with 26 points on 10 of 17 shooting, Payton Pritchard added 20 points and eight assists off the bench while Derrick White chipped in with 15 points and nine assists. As a team, the Celtics shot 56 percent from the field and 16 of 38 from the 3-point line as they caught fire early and poured in 63 points in the first half to take the early lead and they just didn't let off, especially on the defensive end as they kept the Trail Blazers to just 39 percent shooting for the game.

Milwaukee Bucks

Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have been in a real slump as they've lost six of their last seven games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a fifth straight defeat after getting routed by the Knicks in a 122-109 loss on Sunday. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists on 10 of 20 shooting, Bobby Portis added 24 points on 10 of 15 shooting off the bench while Damian Lillard chipped in with 23 points and six assists. As a team, the Bucks shot 46 percent from the field and 12 of 34 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in control when they took an 11-point lead into halftime, only to get completely destroyed by 72-48 in the second half to suffer one of their worst losses of the season.

Boston Celtics Player Facts

  • Jrue Holiday ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (43.3%) this season.
  • Derrick White is one of only five qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.0 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Bucks rank 1st in the league for Q4 points per game this season (29.7).
  • The Bucks rank 30th in the league for Q4 opponent points per game this season (29.5).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+11.7).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (3.6).

Celtics vs Bucks prediction

The Celtics could be shorthanded here as they are keeping eyes on Al Horford and Kristaps Porzingis who are both questionable, while the Bucks are keeping an eye on Giannis Antetokounmpo who is questionable due to hamstring soreness. The Celtics come into this one as arguably the hottest team in the league while the Bucks are mired in their worst slump of the season and they could again be missing Antetokounmpo. The line is short enough for this one, so I am sticking with the Celtics to maintain their momentum with another win and cover in this one.

 

Peter’s Pick Boston -1.5

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