Bucks vs. Celtics Odds for Christmas Day: Boston Favored in Marquee Matchup (December 25)
Stacy Revere/Getty Images. Pictured: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics, Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Bucks vs. Celtics Odds
|Moneyline||+154 / -184|
|Time||Sunday, 5 p.m. ET|
The Boston Celtics are home favorites on Christmas day against the Milwaukee Bucks in a matchup between the two teams with the best records in the NBA. These teams are mostly healthy, but it will be worth monitoring the statuses of Khris Middleton for the Bucks and Robert Williams III for the Celtics.
The Celtics offense has been Jekyll and Hyde so far this season. Up until two weeks ago, they had an historically efficient offense as they led the league with a 121.7 Offensive Rating and had a 21-5 record. Since then, they have the worst Offensive Rating in the NBA (103.0) and have gone 1-5 over this span entering play on Friday, including two consecutive home losses to the Orlando Magic.
The Bucks had a top-seven offense each of the last four seasons, but their offense has started this season slowly as they rank 15th in Offensive Efficiency (113.0). Their defense, anchored by MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and Defensive Player of the Year favorite Brook Lopez, ranks second in Defensive Efficiency (108.8) and has allowed the lowest Effective Field Goal percentage in the league.