Celtics vs. Bucks line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Thursday matchup


Top-tier contenders square off when the Boston Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. Milwaukee is favored by 8.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 227.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Celtics vs. Bucks picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 25 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 84-54 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,400. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns!

The model knows the Celtics are elite on defense. Boston leads the NBA in defensive efficiency, giving up only 1.06 points per possession. The Celtics also lead the league in field-goal percentage allowed, 2-point percentage allowed, and assists allowed, with top-three marks in 3-point percentage allowed and points allowed in the paint. Boston is in the top five in blocked shots and second-chance points allowed, and the Celtics are highly effective in keeping opponents off the free-throw line.

The model also knows the Bucks are potent on offense. Milwaukee is scoring 114.1 points per 100 possessions, a top-five mark in the NBA this season. The Bucks are in the top five of the league in 3-pointers per game and 3-point accuracy, with strongly above-average efficiency inside the 3-point arc. Milwaukee also generates nearly 23 free-throw attempts per game, and the Bucks commit only 13.5 turnovers per contest.

Now, it has set its sights on Celtics vs. Bucks. We can tell you the model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Celtics vs. Bucks? And which side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations? … Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Celtics vs. Bucks spread you should be all over Thursday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!



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