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Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Restart Betting Analysis and Odds 07/31/20

Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Restart Betting Preview

Last year the Bucks and Celtics met in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Milwaukee lost the first game of that second-round series. But the Bucks opened up a can afterwards.   Milwaukee dominated with four straight wins to clinch the series. Owing to Kyrie Irving quitting on Boston in the final game was change necessitated. Irving took his talents and attitude to Brooklyn. His departure was the best thing for the Celtics NBA betting prospects. Head coach Brad Stevens has facilitated a return to defense and work ethic. And that could be the ticket for success after four months off.

Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting Information

Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: HP Field House, Orlando, Florida
TV Coverage: ESPN

Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting Odds

Celtics +4½ (-110) 218½ (-110) +165
Bucks -4½ (-110) 218½ (-110) -190
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Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks CashBet Odds Overview

On this occasion we mark the return of the NBA after four months off. Both the Celtics and Bucks bring online sports betting appeal. Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA. While Boston emerged as one of the most profitable teams in the Association. Handicappers see two wild cards here. This is the first game back for both clubs. And the NBA Bubble in Orlando takes away a home-court advantage. Specifically, there will be no fans in the quarantined environment. This is seen as a potential equalizer for what would have been road teams.

Celtics Seen as Mentally Tough Enough for Big Run

Boston has a betting on NBA record of 43-21 straight up and 38-23-3 against the spread. Overall, the Celtics have been one of the biggest money makers on the board. NBA metrics have the Celtics ranked 11th for scoring and second for points allowed. Starting with that defense is the belief that Boston could be dangerous. Offense and skill may be lacking at the restart. The rust of a long layoff could make the Celtics well suited against top offenses.

Key Boston Celtics: PF Jayson Tatum 23.6 PTS, 7.1 REB, 2.9 AST, 44.8 FG%, 39.8 3P%, 80.6 FT%, PG Kemba Walker 21.2 PTS, 4.1 REB, 4.9 AST, 42.1 FG%, 37.7 3P%, 86.7 FT%, SG Jaylen Brown 20.4 PTS, 6.4 REB, 2.2 AST, 49.0 FG%, 38.1 3P%, 73.6 FT%

Milwaukee Looks to Make Bucks in Playoff Run

It follows that the Bucks have a betting on basketball record of 53-12 straight up and 36-29 vs. the odds. Milwaukee ranks first for scoring offense and fifth for points allowed. Depth remains a concern for the Bucks championship prospects.

Key Milwaukee Bucks: PF Giannis Antetokounmpo 29.6 PTS, 13.7 REB, 5.8 AST, 54.7 FG%, 30.6 3P%, 63.3 FT%, SG Khris Middleton 21.1 PTS, 6.2 REB, 4.1 AST, 49.9 FG%, 41.8 3P%, 90.8 FT%, PG Eric Bledsoe 15.4 PTS, 4.6 REB, 5.4 AST, 48.2 FG%, 34.8 3P%, 81.3 FT%

Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks Against the Spread

The Celtics are:

4-5 against the spread in their last nine games vs. Milwaukee, 3-5 under the total in their head to head series with the Bucks, 13-4-1 vs. the line as an underdog, 3-8 under the total when getting points, 7-2 with the odds in Eastern Conference matchups, 5-10 under the total vs. the Eastern Conference 

The Bucks are:

14-5 against the spread vs. the Eastern Conference, 3-7-1 under the total in Eastern Conference matchups, 9-4 against the spread as a favorite, 4-8 under the total as chalk, 5-10 vs. the odds as a favorite against Boston, 3-5 under the total when favored against the Celtics

Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks CashBet Free Pick

In this situation, we have the basketball betting contrast of style. Milwaukee brings the Association’s top-ranked offense. Counter to that is the stout Celtics defense. Boston figures to have the edge. Indeed, the Bucks may be out of sorts after the long break. 

Celtics vs. Bucks CashBet Best Bet:  Boston Celtics


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