NBA odds bettors have seen the Celtics and Miami Heat have a neck and neck race for the top seed in the Eastern Conference as the top two favorites with the NBA betting line.
The Milwaukee Bucks will host the Boston Celtics on Sunday night with a starting time of 9 PM ET and a telecast on ESPN. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this critical Eastern Conference matchup that has major playoff implications for the Celtics so be sure and open your account today.
Boston had an online basketball betting record of 42-15 and was 27-28-2 against the spread. The Celtics have been a better board value on the road with a mark of 14-13 against the spread. Boston has gone under the total in 15 out of their 27 away games this season.
The Celtics have the top ranked defense in the NBA while the offense has been slipping as of late to rank 20th in the league. Boston has tailed off somewhat with a record of 4-6 against the spread from February 1 through February 26. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 18.9 points per game while assist machine Rajon Rondo was averaging a phenomenal 12.1 helpers per outing.
Milwaukee was a surprise playoff team last year based on their outstanding defense, which remains the strength of the team. The Bucks ranked 4th in the NBA for points allowed but their putrid offense ranked 30th for scoring and is the reason for their lack of success.
Milwaukee had a pro basketball betting record of 22-36 straight up and was 26-30-2 against the spread. The Bucks were a poor value at home with a mark of 11-15-2 against the spread as they went under the total in 20 out of 28 home games.
Boston has struggled long term at Milwaukee with a record of 7-13 both straight up and against the spread. The Celtics have lost 4 of their last 5 games against the spread at Milwaukee. This is their first visit of the season. The series has gone under the NBA odds total in 2 of the last 3 matchups at Milwaukee.