Bucks vs. Celtics Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 30 (Milwaukee Prevails in Crucial Late-Season Matchup)

Find Bucks vs. Celtics predictions, betting odds, moneyline, spread, over/under and more for the March 30 NBA matchup.
Find Bucks vs. Celtics predictions, betting odds, moneyline, spread, over/under and more for the March 30 NBA matchup. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Milwaukee Bucks host the Boston Celtics on Thursday night for a pivotal late-season showdown between the two Eastern Conference rivals. Milwaukee currently holds the top spot in the East at 55-21, while Boston is three games back in second place.

Bucks vs. Celtics Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Coverage: TNT

Can the Celtics earn a road win to close the gap in the standings? Or will the Bucks give themselves some breathing room with a victory?

Bucks vs. Celtics Odds & Spread

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Bucks vs Celtics Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Bucks -3.5 - - 236.5 -110 -110 -158 134

The Bucks enter this game as slight home favorites on the spread and moneyline at FanDuel Sportsbook. This contest also has an over/under of 236.5 points, which is the highest of the two games on Thursday's slate.

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Bucks vs. Celtics Betting Trends

  • The Bucks won 39 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover or pushing 43 times.
  • The Celtics' ATS record as underdogs of 3.5 points or more was 6-3-1 last season.
  • Last season, 42 Bucks games hit the over.
  • Last year, 41 of the Celtics' 82 games hit the over.

Bucks vs. Celtics Prediction & Pick

This will be the rubber match of the regular-season series between these two teams, as Boston won the first and Milwaukee took the second. The Celtics' win was a home blowout in the first meeting, while the Bucks' victory was an overtime thriller on their home court.

Expect this game to be more like the second, as both teams have a ton on the line here. Boston desperately needs a win if it wants to have any chance at catching Milwaukee for the No. 1 seed before the season ends. The Celtics have also been one of the better road teams in the NBA this year with a 24-15 mark away from TD Garden.

Unfortunately for them, the Bucks have been dominant at home, going 30-7 at Fiserv Forum this year. They're also playing better basketball at the moment with wins in five of their last six games, while Boston is coming off an embarrassing road loss to the Washington Wizards.

Even on the second night of a back-to-back, Milwaukee should get the job done at home.

Final Score Prediction: Bucks: 120 | Celtics: 115

Bucks vs. Celtics Best Bet

With the spread set at 2.5 points, oddsmakers are expecting a close game. The spread offers better value for Bucks backers than the moneyline, though, which has -142 odds for Milwaukee compared to -110 for the spread.

If you think the Bucks will win, you should take them to cover the spread. They've had only two wins all season that were by fewer than three points, so it's highly unlikely that this will be a one-possession game.

Bet: Milwaukee Bucks -2.5 (-110)

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