Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics (16-16) are 2.5-point underdogs against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (21-13) Saturday, December 25, 2021 at Fiserv Forum. The game starts at 2:30 PM ET.
Bucks vs. Celtics Predictions
Bucks vs. Celtics Betting Odds
Bucks vs. Celtics Last 10 Games
- Milwaukee is 6-4 overall and 4-6-0 against the spread in its past 10 contests.
- The final score of the past 10 Milwaukee games has surpassed the set total four times.
- In their last 10 games, the Bucks have a points-per-game average 0.5 points below their season-long scoring average.
- Boston is 4-6 overall and 6-3-1 against the spread over its last 10 games.
- The final scores of the last 10 Boston games have exceeded the set total five times.
- In their last 10 games, the Celtics have a 113.0 points-per-game average, 4.6 points above their season-long scoring average.
Bucks vs. Celtics Betting Trends
- Milwaukee has covered the spread 15 times this season (15-19-0).
- In games this season when favored by 2.5 points or more, the Bucks are 10-11 against the spread.
- Milwaukee’s games have gone over the total 13 times this season.
- This season, the Bucks have a 45.1% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.9% higher than the 44.2% of shots the Celtics’ opponents have hit.
- Milwaukee is 14-8 against the spread and 19-3 overall when it shoots higher than 44.2% from the field.
- Boston has put together a record of 17-14-1 against the spread this year.
- In games they were an underdog in by 2.5 points or more so far this year, the Celtics have gone 4-3-1 against the spread.
- This season, 13 of Boston’s games have gone over the point total.
- The Celtics are shooting 44.6% from the field, 0.7% higher than the 43.9% the Bucks’ opponents have shot this season.
- This season, Boston has a 12-3-1 record against the spread and an 11-5 record overall in games the team collectively shoots over 43.9% from the field.
Bucks Team Leaders
- Giannis Antetokounmpo: 27.0 PTS, 11.6 REB, 5.8 AST, 1.1 STL, 1.6 BLK, 52.9 FG%, 28.0 3PT% (28-for-100)
- Jrue Holiday: 17.8 PTS, 6.6 AST, 1.5 STL, 48.6 FG%, 36.4 3PT% (47-for-129)
- Bobby Portis: 15.6 PTS, 9.0 REB, 47.3 FG%, 40.2 3PT% (47-for-117)
- Pat Connaughton: 11.9 PTS, 1.1 STL, 48.5 FG%, 40.7 3PT% (87-for-214)
- Khris Middleton: 18.4 PTS, 5.0 AST, 1.1 STL, 41.8 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (49-for-139)
Celtics Team Leaders
- Jayson Tatum: 25.6 PTS, 8.6 REB, 41.9 FG%, 32.6 3PT% (88-for-270)
- Marcus Smart: 10.7 PTS, 5.5 AST, 2.1 STL, 38.7 FG%, 28.4 3PT% (40-for-141)
- Dennis Schroder: 16.3 PTS, 42.5 FG%, 32.8 3PT% (42-for-128)
- Al Horford: 12.2 PTS, 7.8 REB, 1.5 BLK, 45.3 FG%, 29.5 3PT% (31-for-105)
- Robert Williams III: 9.8 PTS, 8.3 REB, 1.7 BLK, 74.3 FG%
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