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Bucks face Spurs: NBA odds preview

Milwaukee BucksSan Antonio Spurs
7-32January 19, 2014, 07:00 | AT&T Center31-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Milwaukee when they hit take on the Spurs on Sunday in pro hoops betting action.

The Bucks will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 14-25 ATS against the number this season, while the Spurs are 20-20 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Milwaukee is 20-19 on the totals; San Antonio is 24-16.

View Milwaukee Bucks vs San Antonio Spurs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Spurs in this one found them as -16-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 198 at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spurs rated this week at No. 9 and the Bucks sitting at No. 28. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 98-83 result in favor of the Spurs today.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 114-104 loser on the road against the Rockets. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (218) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Brandon Knight scored 26 points for Milwaukee on Saturday, but the Rockets managed a 114-104 victory over the Bucks at Toyota Center.

San Antonio was a 109-100 loser in its last match at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 209 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. San Antonio got 29 points from Manu Ginobili en route to a 109-100 loss against Portland on Friday at AT&T Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bucks rank No. 24 in the league with 41.46 per game. That compares with San Antonio’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Antonio is the NBA’s No. 10-ranked team at 8.18 per game, while the Bucks rate No. 19 with 7.23 per contest.

A few Bucks at Spurs trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing San Antonio
Milwaukee is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
San Antonio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of San Antonio's last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Detroit, Wednesday, January 22nd
San Antonio home to Oklahoma City, Wednesday, January 22nd