Bucks vs Celtics: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 23, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 22, 2020

The Milwaukee Bucks (0-0) play the Boston Celtics (0-0) as favorites on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM ET on TNT.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from William Hill Sportsbook as of December 21, 2020, 7:25 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Bucks vs Celtics Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 22

Bucks: None
Celtics: None

Bucks and Celtics Records ATS

  • Milwaukee went over .500 against the spread last season with a record of 44-39.
  • The Bucks had a winning record against the spread when favored by 3 points or more, going 41-33 last season.
  • Only 39 of 83 Milwaukee games last season (47%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • With a 50-34-5 record ATS last season, Boston outplayed expectations ATS last season.
  • As at least a 3-point underdog last season, the Celtics often met expectations with a 29-19-4 record against the spread.
  • An even amount of Boston’s 89 games last season topped the over/under.

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Head to Head

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a team-high 36 points to help lead the Bucks past Marcus Smart (23 points) and the Celtics 119-112 in their most recent matchup on Friday. The Bucks were favored by 5 points in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams scored 231 total points to go over the 220-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
7/31/2020 Bucks Bucks -5 220 -203 168 Regular Season 119-112 MIL*
1/16/2020 Bucks Bucks -11 227.5 -647 481 Regular Season 128-123 MIL*
10/30/2019 Bucks Celtics -3.5 224.5 -162 136 Regular Season 116-105 BOS*
5/8/2019 Bucks Playoffs 116-91 MIL
5/6/2019 Celtics Playoffs 113-101 MIL
5/3/2019 Celtics Playoffs 123-116 MIL
4/30/2019 Bucks Playoffs 123-102 MIL
4/28/2019 Bucks Playoffs 112-90 BOS
2/21/2019 Bucks Regular Season 98-97 MIL
12/21/2018 Celtics Regular Season 120-107 MIL
  • 7/31/2020 DNP – Bucks: Eric Bledsoe
  • 1/16/2020 DNP – Celtics: Jaylen Brown
  • 10/30/2019 DNP – Celtics: Jaylen Brown
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Scoring Trends

  • Last season, the Bucks were the league’s highest-scoring team (117.8 PPG), while the Celtics allowed the second-fewest points per game (106.8) in NBA play.
  • The Bucks totaled a total of 748 more points than their opponents last year (an average of 9.1 per game), and the Celtics out-scored opponents by 539 points on the season (six more per game).

Bucks Leaders

  • Antetokounmpo averaged 29.5 points per game last season while also adding 13.6 rebounds.
  • Jrue Holiday dished out 6.7 assists per game.
  • Holiday grabbed 1.6 per game. Brook Lopez averaged 2.4 blocks a game.

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum put up 23.4 points per game last season.
  • Tristan Thompson notched 10.1 rebounds per game and Jeff Teague averaged 6.1 assists per game .
  • Smart grabbed 1.7 steals per game. Daniel Theis collected 1.3 blocks a contest.

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