Boston Celtics Vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Battle For Playoff Seeding

  • The Milwaukee Bucks have-110 odds to cover a 6.5-point spread on the Boston Celtics.
  • The Boston Celtics are a 0.5-game ahead of the Bucks in the East standings.

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Bucks will host the Boston Celtics on Thursday night in what is arguably the biggest playoff seeding game of the season. As the current Eastern Conference standings sit, the Boston Celtics have a 50-30 record and are just a half-game ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks who have a 49-30 record.

Looking at where the odds sit right now on online sportsbooks, the Milwaukee Bucks are going into the game as heavier favorites to win and take over the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference. However, some factors could come into play that plays against the Bucks.

Milwaukee Bucks Vs. Boston Celtics

  • Bucks Moneyline: (-250)
  • Celtics Moneyline: (+210)
  • Spread: Bucks -6.5
  • Total: 227.5 Points

Battle For Second Place

Although the Bucks are favored going into the game, the big is the status of Giannis Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo has been dealing with a recent knee injury and the Bucks have been cautious with their superstar, having rested him in three of their last nine games.

Being that they have rested him more often than not ahead of the playoffs and that he has a questionable tag on him for this game, now could be a great time to get in on the Celtics before the odds potentially shift.

Getting into the spread, all signs are pointing towards the Celtics being able to cover and keep things close even if they don’t end up winning the game.

Boston has gone 41-36-3 against the spread this season and has covered their games by an average of 3 points. Milwaukee, on the other hand, has a different story with a 38-41 spread record and is failing to cover by 2 points on average.

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It is also worth noting that in the three games that they have played each other earlier this season, Boston has covered the spread all three times and has also walked away with two wins.

The C’s have picked up some momentum also, having covered in their last two games while Milwaukee is 1-2 in their last three games.

Even more interesting, Milwaukee has been atrocious against the spread when playing at home this season against teams with a winning road record. In their last seven games in that scenario, they have gone 1-6 against the spread.

Overall, the Celtics NBA odds are well worth the risk and offer a great payout if they can keep their hot streak going.