Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics: July 31, 2020 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 5, 2020

Friday’s matchup (July 31, 2020) between the Milwaukee Bucks (53-12) and the Boston Celtics (43-21) features the Bucks as 4.5-point favorites. The points total for the matchup is 218.5. Friday’s contest is one of six scheduled in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is slated for 6:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Betting Information

Bucks vs Celtics Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Bucks -4.5 -110 -110 218.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Bucks vs Celtics
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Bucks (-4.5) Over (218.5) Bucks 115 Celtics 108

Head to Head

In two head-to-head matchups this year, Milwaukee and Boston have a tied 1-1 record. The Celtics hold a 2-0 advantage against the spread when taking on the Bucks.

Bucks vs Celtics in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
01/16/20 Bucks -11 227.5 -647 481 128-123 MIL
10/30/19 Bucks -3.5 224.5 -162 136 116-105 BOS

Bucks Betting Information

  • Milwaukee is solid against the spread, going 36-29 this season.
  • The Bucks have posted a winning record of 33-23 against the spread when the spread is -4.5 or bigger.
  • Milwaukee and its opponents have covered the over/under in just 30 of 65 games this season (46.2%).

Celtics Betting Information

  • In the majority of Boston’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (30 out of 64 games, 46.9%).
  • Boston has a 37-23-4 record against the spread, covering in 57.8% of their games.
  • The Celtics have fared well as a 4.5-point underdog, going 5-1 against the spread when they are at least 4.5-point underdogs.

Over/Under Analysis

Bucks vs Celtics Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Bucks 41 63.1% 118.6 231.6 107.4 214.2 226
Celtics 30 46.9% 113 231.6 106.8 214.2 219.8

Bucks Leaders

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in points, rebounds and assists. He puts up 29.6 points per game while tacking on 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists.
  • Khris Middleton hits 2.4 threes per game to lead the Bucks.
  • Milwaukee’s steals leader is Donte DiVincenzo, who collects 1.4 per game. Brook Lopez leads the team averaging 2.4 blocks a contest.

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum outpaced his teammates on the Celtics scoring front by putting up 23.6 points per game. He adds 7.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game this season.
  • The Boston leaders in rebounds and assists are Enes Kanter (7.7 rebounds per game) and Kemba Walker (4.9 assists per game).
  • Walker makes more threes per game than any other member of the Celtics, averaging 3.3 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Boston grabs more steals than Marcus Smart (1.6 per game) or blocks more shots than Daniel Theis (1.3 per game).

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