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San Antonio Spurs vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for San Antonio when they hit take on the Bucks on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.
Supporters of the Spurs have seen them go 25-8 and 20-12-1 ATS so far this season, while the Bucks are at 16-13 and 15-13-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bucks are 12-17, while the Spurs are 17-16.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 14-rated Bucks and the No. 3-rated Spurs in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 108-98 win for the Spurs on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 18-ranked offense (95.8 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 11 at 96.5 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 43.1% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (48.7% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Spurs own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 99.8 points per game when playing on the road. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring on their home court.
The Spurs were a 104-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. Brooklyn was run off the court by the Spurs on Monday as San Antonio blasted the Nets 104-73 at AT&T Center.
Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 96-94 result against the Pistons on December 30. The Bucks covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Milwaukee got 30 points from Monta Ellis en route to a 96-94 loss at the hands of Milwaukee on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Spurs at Bucks trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Antonio's last 11 games
Milwaukee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Milwaukee's last 19 games
Milwaukee is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
San Antonio at New York, Thursday, January 3
Milwaukee home to Houston, Friday, January 4