Check out our free Spurs vs Bucks pick and preview for this NBA game in Milwaukee. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Spurs vs Bucks NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: San Antonio Spurs at Milwaukee Bucks
- Where: Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum
- Date: Wednesday, March 22nd
- Betting Odds MIL -17.5, SA +1225 | MIL -2980 O/U 233.0
So far, the Spurs have put together an overall record of 19-53, while going 30-42-0 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. San Antonio is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
San Antonio is trying to bounce back from a 119-84 loss to the Pelicans. Going into this game, the team was 13 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. In the defeat, San Antonio did not outscore the Pelicans in a single quarter. In the loss, Sandro Mamukelashvili led the team in scoring with 20 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.
So far, the Bucks have put together an overall record of 51-20, while going 38-28-5 vs the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Bucks are averaging 119 points per game while allowing 118. This has led to a record of 2-1.
The Bucks are looking to add another win to their resume, as they took down the Raptors by a score of 118-111. This win gave them an ATS push, as the team was 7 point favorites. Milwaukee went into halftime with a narrow 2 point lead before being able to slightly add to that margin by the games end. Leading the team in scoring was Brook Lopez, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 60.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Spurs picked up the 111-93 win over the Bucks. The Spurs point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 2.0 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Last year, the Spurs saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Bucks, averaging 106.5 points per game. Like the Spurs, the Bucks scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 107.0 points per game vs San Antonio. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Spurs have averaged 116 points per game compared to 110 for Milwaukee. This has led to an ATS record of 4-1 for San Antonio. The over-under record in these same games is 3-2, with the teams combining for an average of 226 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Spurs come into today’s game as the 24th ranked scoring offense at 112.4 points per game. So far, San Antonio is averaging 101.4 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Although the team is playing at an up-tempo speed, they would benefit from scoring with more efficiency, as they are just 23rd in the league in overall field goal percentage, at 52.6%.
Defensively, San Antonio has had its problems giving up an average of 113.04 points per game (23rd).
One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Keldon Johnson, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Johnson leads the team in scoring at 21.8 points per game while Jones is 2nd at 12.5. For the season, Johnson is 41st in the NBA in usage rate and 129th in player efficiency. Behind him, Jones has taken 12.0% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 44.2%.
Coming into today’s action, Milwaukee is averaging 116.3 points per contest. This figure places them 9th in the league. The Bucks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.8 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 100.6 possessions per contest.
Currently, the Bucks defense is ranked 19th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.13 points per game vs the unit.
This season, the Bucks offense has primarily worked through Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 56 games, Antetokounmpo is 5th in the NBA at 31.2 points per game. So far, him and Holiday have accounted for 40% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 50.4 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jrue Holiday is grabbing 5.1 rebounds for Milwaukee to go along with 7.3 assists.
Spurs vs Bucks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Spurs +17.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 233.0