Thunder get a visit from lowly Bucks
Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder will be looking to cruise to an easy victory on Saturday night as they play host to the struggling Milwaukee Bucks in NBA odds action at the sportsbooks.
The Thunder topped the Bucks 92-79 as a 10.5-point road favorite in NBA betting action when the teams met back on November 16. Oklahoma City is now 3-1 both SU and ATS in its last four against Milwaukee, with the OVER/UNDER going 1-3.
The Thunder sit at 27-9 (19-17 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bucks are currently 7-28 (12-23 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oklahoma City is 19-17 OU, and Milwaukee is 18-17 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
For bettors going with the Thunder in this one, they were listed earlier as -13-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 196.5 for Saturday at shops such as 5Dimes.
This game matches up the No. 3 (Thunder) and the No. 29 (Bucks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-84 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.
The Bucks were an 81-72 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (153) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bucks got 16 points from O.J. Mayo, but it was Chicago that prevailed in an 81-72 final on Friday at Bradley Center.
Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 101-88 loser as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Thunder failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 189 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oklahoma City got 30 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 101-88 loss at the hands of Oklahoma City on Thursday at Pepsi Center.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bucks rank No. 25 in the league with 41.31 per game. That compares with Oklahoma City’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma City is the NBA’s No. 22-ranked team at 6.89 per game, while the Bucks rate No. 21 with 6.97 per contest.
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