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Bucks face Thunder: NBA odds preview

Milwaukee BucksOklahoma City Thunder
April 17, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Milwaukee Bucks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

37-44TEAM RECORD60-21

The Thunder will try to cover the spread at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Bucks in basketball action.

This season the Thunder are 60-21 overall and 48-30-3 ATS against the number, while the Bucks are 37-44 and 35-45-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Oklahoma City is 36-42-3 on the OU, and Milwaukee is 41-40.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-rated Thunder and the No. 14-rated Bucks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 110-99 win for the Thunder on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 105.9 PPG, against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 20 at 100.5 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 48.2% so far, more than the Bucks shooters have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.8 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 112-111 result against the Nuggets on April 15. The Bucks covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 223 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Bucks got a terrific 38-point performance from Monta Ellis but Denver handed them a 112-111 defeat on Monday at Bradley Center.

Oklahoma City was a 104-95 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 199 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Oklahoma City got 29 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 104-95 victory over Sacramento on Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Bucks at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Oklahoma City is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games at home
Oklahoma City is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Milwaukee