Free NBA Picks and Odds: Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics on NBA TV Expert Predictions – NBA Betting Preview 3/13/11

Free NBA Picks and Odds: Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics on NBA TV Expert Predictions – NBA Betting Preview 3/13/11: Center Andrew Bogut will lead the Milwaukee Buck on the road to the TD Garden to take on the all-star cast of the Boston Celtics on Sunday evening at 6:00 PM ET on NBA TV. The Bucks have won 3 and as amazing as it sounds are close to being in playoff contention with a 26-38 record. The Bucks are in 3rd place in the Central and 10th in the Eastern Conference just one game out of a tie for 8th. The Celtics on the other hand have lost 2 but at 46-17 are in 1st in the Atlantic as well as the Eastern Conference but just a ½ game ahead of the surging Chicago Bulls.

Milwaukee with a win over the Celtics could possibly move into a tie for the 8th spot in the East. “It’s pretty ridiculous, isn’t it?” center Andrew Bogut said. “Our defense has always been kind of stable. On the offensive end, we’re moving the ball better, guys are shooting their shots with more confidence,” said Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who had 14 points, 12 rebounds and five steals in the Bucks 102-74 win against the 76ers last night. “We need to play that way for the rest of the season if we want to make the playoffs.” The odds makers at BetUs Sportsbook have the Boston Celtics a -8 1/2 point favorite at home against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Celtics recent defeat came 89-86 on the road at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers friday night to move them to 29-32-2 ATS for the season. Center Nenad Krstic led the Celtics with 16 points and Kevin Garnet scored 14 points and pulled down 6 boards and dished 5 assists. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen combined for just 15 points. “We were dead tired, dead out of it, it looked like,” coach Doc Rivers said. Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee. Vegas odds makers have the Boston Celtics +300 to win the 2010-2011 NBA Championship.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games on the road Milwaukee is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston. Vegas odds makers have the over/under for the total score at 179 1/2 points combined of the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics.

FREE PICK: Milwaukee +8.5
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MATCHUP: Milwaukee (26-38) at Boston (46-17)

Recent Bucks and Celtics NBA Betting Odds Trends:
Milwaukee: Under is 9-3 in MIL last 12 Sun. games.
Under is 20-7 in MIL last 27 overall.

Boston: Over is 12-5 in BOS last 17 home games.

Head to Head: Underdog is 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
MIL are 19-7-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings.

Opening Vegas Odds from Las Vegas
Favorite: Boston -8.5
Total: O/U 180
* These are the Morning Lines at Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas

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