Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics 2/14/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics 2/14/23
Tue 14th February 2023

The Milwaukee Bucks (39-17, 23-5 Home) and their suffocating defense play host to the Boston Celtics (41-16, 18-9 Away) and their great offense on Tuesday. Boston defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 119-109 at TD Garden on Sunday, their fourth straight win. Derrick White led the way with 23 points and 10 assists. The Celtics are first in the Eastern Conference, one game ahead of the Bucks.

Milwaukee won their 10th in a row on Friday at Arena, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 119-106. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points, eight rebounds, and six assists to lead the team. The Bucks are the second seed in the Eastern Conference, one game behind the Celtics.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Boston will be looking for a season sweep against Milwaukee after taking the only prior game 139-118 at TD Garden in December 2022, their third straight head-to-head victory.

Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 41 points and seven rebounds. Antetokounmpo had 27 points in defeat. Tatum and Jaylen Brown, averaging 30.5 and 26.5 points per game, respectively, have led the Celts in scoring this season.

Tatum is sixth in the league in scoring. Tatum also has grabbed 8.6 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Marcus Smart is dishing 7.2 assists per game.Antetokounmpo (32.4 ppg) has been the primary provider of the Bucks’ offense.

He ranks as the third-highest scorer in the league. Antetokounmpo also has collected 12.3 rebounds per game, most in the league. Jrue Holiday has recorded 7.1 assists per game.

The Celtics rank as the NBA’s best team in offensive efficiency, while the Bucks are fourth in defensive efficiency. The Celtics are 3-7 in their last 10 games at Fiserv Forum.

Milwaukee is pursuing an eighth straight win at home this season. Boston is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +5.4 (113.1-107.7).

Milwaukee has won each of the last 10, scoring 124.7 points per game on average while allowing 112.5 (+12.2 margin). The Bucks are averaging 114.6 ppg for the full season while allowing 111.6.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Derrick White: 34.4 | 18.5 | +15.9
Jaylen Brown: 24.0 | 36.7 | -12.7
Points per game:
Derrick White: 23.4 | 11.5 | +11.9
Jaylen Brown: 15.5 | 26.5 | -11.0
Rebounds per game:
Robert Williams: 13.5 | 9.1 | +4.4
Jaylen Brown: 5.0 | 7.0 | -2.0
Assists per game:
Derrick White: 6.2 | 3.7 | +2.5


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Khris Middleton: 27.8 | 20.8 | +7.0
Points per game:
Khris Middleton: 18.8 | 13.4 | +5.3
Rebounds per game:
Brook Lopez: 9.0 | 6.6 | +2.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Boston Celtics +8.5 (-105)

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