Date & time: Wednesday, October 26 @8:00 PM GMT
Venue: BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee)
Head to head record
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 100-108 (2017/2018 NBA)
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 112-94 (2016/2017 NBA)
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 100-103 (2016/2017 NBA)
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics 108-112 (2016/2017 NBA)
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks 124-109 (2015/2016 NBA)
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics prediction
BMO Harris Bradley Center will host Wednesday’s game between Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics. Celtics aim to get their revenge on Bucks for a 108-100 loss at TD Garden, but Brad Steven’s men will have a big fish to fry in the clash against Jason Kidd’s troops.
Promising start to the season
Milwaukee Bucks owners did not make too many changes to the roster in the summer and it has to be noted that they managed to keep hold of key players Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greece international is considered one of the biggest stars in the NBA and he lead Bucks to a 103-94 win over Charlotte Hornets with 32 points. Milwaukee are after their fourth win of the season and the fact that they outplayed their Wednesday’s rivals Boston at TD Garden earlier this term is giving fans a reason for optimism. Over the years Jason Kidd’s charges have turned their BMO Harris Bradley Center into a real fortress and you should know that they are eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground. Mirza Teletovic, who scored 15 points (5 rebounds) in the triumph over Hornets, will be yet another man to watch in the home team.
Jabari Parker remains in the recovery room (knee surgery), whilst Malcolm Brogdon is a major doubt and he will be assessed on the game day.
All eyes on “Uncle Drew”
Boston Celtics have big ambitions for the 2017/2018 NBA campaign, but summer signing Gordon Hayward, who was expected to play key role in Brad Stevens’ team this term, suffered a horrific-looking left leg injury in the opening game of the season against Cleveland Cavaliers. However, the former Utah Jazz ace has not been sorely missed in recent games and it has to be noted that Celtics head into Wednesday’s showdown against Milwaukee Bucks following back-to-back wins over the likes of Philadelphia 76ers (102-92) and New York Knicks (110-89). In Hayward’s absence all eyes will be on Kyrie Irving when Boston take on Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center. The former Cleveland superstar scored 20 points in the 110-89 win over Knicks and you should bear in mind that he provided seven assists for his teammates in Tuesday’s encounter. Celtics are hungry for revenge, but Brad Stevens’ men will have to be at their sharpest against Milwaukee if they are to extend their winning run in NBA to three games.
Marcus Smart is rated doubtful, whilst Gordon Hayward and Marcus Morris are definitely out of contention through injury. Coach Brad Stevens has no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to Milwaukee.
- Boston defeated Milwaukee in their last meeting at BMO Harris Bradley Center
- Kyrie Irving has been averaging 20 points this season
- Bucks scored 100+ points in three of their first four games of the season
- Celtics had 11 steals in the 110-89 win over New York Knicks
- Giannis Antetokounmpo has 36.8 points per game
Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics betting pick
Milwaukee Bucks have been in a splendid form at the start of the season and Giannis Antetokounmpo looks unstoppable at the moment. Seeing that Boston Celtics will be without injured star Gordon Hayward in the remainder of the season, I believe that home win should be considered.
Pick: Milwaukee Bucks – 4