|Game||Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics|
|Date & Time||Thursday February 21, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
MIL -5.5 Total 227
In the first game of a Thursday night NBA on TNT doubleheader, the Boston Celtics will travel to brand-new Fiserv Forum to face the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Celtics are a game above .500 on the road this season and are currently tied with Philadelphia for fourth place in the East. In their last game, Boston outscored Detroit by 14 points during the third quarter of a 118-110 home victory. The Celtics connected on 16-for-39 from long distance and shot 51 percent overall.
All five Boston starters scored in double figures and were led by Jayson Tatum with 19 points. Al Horford contributed 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Celtics.
The Milwaukee Bucks have won 43 of their first 57 games and own the best record in the league. MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee in scoring (27.2 ppg), rebounds, and assists. Last time out, Milwaukee outscored Indiana by 12 points during the fourth quarter of a 106-97 road victory. The Bucks out rebounded the Pacers by a 58-52 margin and limited them to 42 percent shooting.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 33 points to go along with 19 rebounds and 11 assists. Khris Middleton chipped in 15 points and six rebounds for the Bucks.
Recent Betting Trends
Celtics are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Under is 6-0 in Celtics last 6 road games.
Under is 5-1 in Bucks last 6 home games.
Home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Boston G/F Gordon Hayward sprained his ankle on Tuesday and is listed as questionable for this matchup. These two teams rank in the top four in defensive efficiency and met in the playoffs last season. Look for this game to stay under the total. Final Score Prediction, Milwaukee Bucks win in under game 112-107.