Friday NBA Preview
Milwaukee Bucks @ Boston Celtics
11:10 am AEDT
The Milwaukee Bucks are the last remaining undefeated team in the NBA. The Bucks are 7-0 to start the season led by the outstanding play of Giannis Antetokounmpo. ‘The Greak Freak’ has been nothing short of exceptional, averaging 25 ppg, 14.2 rpg and 5.7 apg.
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 27, 2018
The Bucks are currently in the top four of the four major statistical categories: points (120), rebounds (55.6), assists (26.9) and blocks (7.1). They seem to have a renewed energy under new coach Mike Budenholzer who is coming off a long stint coaching the Atlanta Hawks.
Along with Giannis, the Bucks have been ably supported by Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon and Brook Lopez. For the Aussie viewers it was nice to see Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker getting a few minutes after being out of the rotation to start the season.
The Boston Celtics are coming. After starting the season 2-2, the Celtics have won three in a row and with Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving settling back into the already loaded team, they’re looking like a force to be reckoned with.
Brad Stevens on Kyrie this season: “When he scored three point he was all about the team…. He’s doing a great job leading the team. The ball will go through the net, that’s inevitable.”
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 31, 2018
The Celtics have the best defense in the league at the moment and they’re the only team that has opponents averaging under 100 points per game (97.6). Their offense is ranked 29th in the league but have been scoring by committee as evident by having six people averaging double figures. Jayson Tatum leads the way with 16.6 points per game, but they have a deep roster where seven or eight guys could have a big night.
To this point the Bucks have been fantastic. The Celtics would have circled this game and will want to hand Milwaukee their first loss of the season. My Tip would be Boston to win into UNDERS as Coach Brad Stevens will make Milwaukee work for every point.
Bucks at Celtics markets here.