Bucks vs. Celtics Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 14 (Giannis & Co. Thrive Against Banged-Up Boston)
Bucks vs. Celtics Game Info
- Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
- Time: 7:30 PM ET
- Venue: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Coverage: TNT
The NBA's Valentine's Day schedule features five games, including a massive Eastern Conference clash between the Milwaukee Bucks (39-17) and Boston Celtics (41-16) at 7:30 p.m. on TNT.
The Bucks are riding a 10-game winning streak ahead of this contest, most recently picking up a 119-106 victory over the LA Clippers on Friday. Meanwhile, the Celtics also have momentum from winning their last four games. Boston's latest victory was a 119-109 effort against the Memphis Grizzlies that saw Derrick White finish with a 23-point, 10-assist double-double.
Will the Celtics taste victory on the road? Or do the Bucks have what it takes to extend their winning streak to 11?
Bucks vs. Celtics Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: BOS: (+300) | MIL: (-375)
- Spread: BOS: +8.5 (-110) | MIL: -8.5 (-110)
- Total: 225.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Bucks enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 225.5 points with -110 odds on both sides.
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Bucks vs. Celtics Betting Trends
- The Bucks covered 39 times in 82 games with a spread last season.
- A total of 42 Bucks games last season hit the over.
- In 82 Celtics games last year, 41 of them hit the over.
Bucks vs. Celtics Prediction & Pick
The injury bug makes it hard to like the Celtics tonight. Jaylen Brown (face), Marcus Smart (ankle) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) are all confirmed to be out of the lineup this evening. Jayson Tatum (illness) is doubtful while Grant Williams (elbow) and Robert Williams (ankle) will likely be game-time decisions. Needless to say, it could be a long night for Boston.
The Bucks are always a tough team to beat, but that's even more true now that they're backed by a 10-game winning streak. Milwaukee has the best offense in the NBA over that stretch (124.7 PPG) and has defeated its last 10 opponents by an average margin of 13.1 points.
With the Bucks also being 23-5 at Fiserv Forum, it's clear that tonight is too much of an uphill battle for the shorthanded Celtics. The Bucks are going to take advantage of their opponent's injuries en route to their 40th win of the 2022-23 campaign.
Final Score Prediction: Bucks: 119 | Celtics: 107
Bucks vs. Celtics Best Bet
FanDuel Sportsbook is listing Giannis Antetokounmpo's projected point total for the night at 33.5. Although the under is favored at -120 odds, I'm siding with the over. During his last 10 games, Antetokounmpo is averaging 37.1 points on 64.4% true shooting, going over 33.5 in points in seven of those outings — including the last two.
Including the playoffs, Antetokounmpo has also gone over 33.5 points in four of his last six games against the Celtics, hitting the 40-point mark three times. Considering how shorthanded Boston is going to be tonight, Antetokounmpo won't have any issues hitting the over on this prop.
Bet: Giannis Antetokounmpo — Over 33.5 Points (-106)
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