In this high caliber duel between two streaky teams sitting within the playoff places of their respective conference, the eighth in the West San Antonio Spurs (37-29), are hosting the team with the best record in the league, the Milwaukee Bucks (50-16), with both teams having won their last four and two games respectively and want to extend those winning streaks in this game.
Date/Time: 03-10-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: San Antonio Spurs -1.5
San Antonio Spurs have a 37-29 record (35-30-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 8th place of the West. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Hawks with a 111-104 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by DeMar DeRozan with 21.4 ppg, adding 6.2 boards and a team high 6.1 dimes per game. He is followed by LaMarcus Aldridge with 21.1 ppg and a team high 8.9 boards per game.
Milwaukee Bucks have a 50-16 record (39-24-3 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the whole NBA. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against the Hornets with a 131-114 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 27 ppg, adding team highs both in dimes made with 6 and in boards grabbed with 12.6 per game. He is followed by Kris Middleton with 17.4 ppg, 5.9 boards and 4.2 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Bucks won at home with a 135-129 score. Spurs have a 25-7 home record, while the Bucks are 23-11 on the road. Bucks are better both offensively, scoring 117.5 ppg to Knicks’ 111.9 and defensively, allowing 108.2 ppg to Spurs’ 111. Both teams have identical field goal percentage (47.7%) and Spurs have a better 3-point percentage (39.9% to 35.2%). Bucks are better in boards grabbed (49.3 to 44.6) and in dimes made (26 to 24.4), while Spurs are better in turnovers committed (12.1 to 13.4). It is going to be a close game and Vegas odds give the Spurs a -1.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Milwaukee Bucks vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction: San Antonio Spurs -1.5 (-109)
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