NBA Betting: Bucks A Solid UNDER Play Lately
The Milwaukee Bucks will hope Giannis Antetokounmpo is able to return from a two-game injury layoff Thursday night when they host the Boston Celtics.
Milwaukee has dropped three in a row both straight up and against the spread following a 109-95 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday as a 7-point underdog at Bovada Sportsbook. In their last six, the Bucks are now 1-5 ATS, and for totals bettors they’ve been a solid UNDER pick at 7-1 UNDER in their last eight.
The Celtics defeated the Indiana Pacers 114-111 as a 3-point underdog last time out, but they’re still only 2-4 SU and 1-3-2 ATS in their last six games. Surprisingly, on the road, Boston has won four straight and is 5-0-1 ATS in its last six.
The Bucks and Celtics have split their season series to date with a win apiece, but Boston is 2-0 ATS. Milwaukee is 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in its last six against Boston. At home to the Celtics, the Bucks are 8-1 SU and 4-5 ATS in their last nine.
Rockets have sparkled in Tinseltown
Also on tap Thursday night is a clash between Western Conference division leaders when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Houston Rockets.
The Lakers are coming off a surprising 104-102 upset loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday as a 12-point favorite. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak SU and ATS.
Houston is struggling right now, having dropped five straight ATS while going 1-4 SU. On the road, Houston is 3-3 SU and 2-3-1 ATS in its last six.
In two matchups between the Rockets and Lakers this season, the road team has won and covered in both games. Houston is 6-2 SU and 3-5 ATS in its last eight against the Lakers. In Los Angeles, the Rockets are a solid 10-2 SU and 9-3 ATS in their last 12.
Warriors 3-9 ATS in last 12 home games
Finally on Thursday, the suddenly surging Nets are in action on the road against the NBA-worst Golden State Warriors.
Following their upset win over the Lakers, the Nets have won three straight at 2-1 ATS. They’re also 5-2 ATS in their last seven.
The Warriors lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 131-107 as a 12.5-point underdog last time out, dropping to 3-11 SU and 6-8 ATS in their last 14 games. At home, the Warriors continue to be dreadful at 1-11 SU and 3-9 ATS in their last 12.
On February 5, the Nets crushed the Warriors 129-88 as a 6.5-point home favorite. Prior to that loss, Golden State had won eight straight against Brooklyn while going 3-5 ATS.