Two of the five best teams of each conference are clashing in this high caliber duel, when the best in the NBA Milwaukee Bucks (50-8), are hosting the fifth in the West Oklahoma City Thunder (37-22), with both teams having won their last 4 and 5 games respectively and looking to extend those winning streaks today.
Date/Time: 02-28-2020, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -10.5
Milwaukee Bucks have a 50-8 record (34-24 against the spread) and are sitting on top of the whole league. They have won 9 of their last 10 matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Raptors with a 108-97 score, beating the odds. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the team in scoring with 29.7 ppg, in rebounding with 13.7 and in assists made with 5.8 per game. Kris Middleton follows with 21.1 ppg, 4.2 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Oklahoma City Thunder have a 37-22 record (38-21 against the spread) and are sitting in the 5th place of the West. They have five consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Kings with a 112-108 score, not beating the odds. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the team in scoring with 19.4 ppg, adding 6.3 rebounds per game. Danilo Gallinari follows with 19.3 ppg and 5.6 rebounds per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Bucks won on the road with a 119-121 score. Bucks are 26-3 at home, while the Thunder are 17-10 on the road. Bucks are better both offensively, scoring 119.8 ppg to Thunder’s 111.3 and defensively, allowing 107.6 ppg to Thunder’s 108.1. They also have better percentages both in field goals (48.1% to 47.4%) and in 3-pointers (36.1% to 35.7%). On the other hand, Thunder are better in turnovers committed (13.5 to 14.7), while Bucks are better both in rebounding (51.8 to 43.1) and in assists made (26.2 to 22.1). Bookmakers give the Bucks a -10.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for another easy home victory.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Milwaukee Bucks Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -10.5 (-109)
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