Bucks vs. Spurs Prediction
The Spurs are nearly a double-digit home favorite tonight against the Bucks at 8:30PM ET. Will San Antonio cover?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Spurs are 9.5-point home favorites versus the Bucks after opening as a 10-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 205.5 before being bet down to 205.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness), Michael Beasley (shin) and Rashad Vaughn (ankle) are all listed as a probable for tonight's game against the Spurs. Meanwhile, Jabari Parker scored 28 points, with eight boards, seven assists, three 3-pointers, two steals, one block and two turnovers in 41 minutes in the Bucks' 107-101 loss to the Wizards on Sunday.
In the Spurs' 102-85 win over the Hornets on Sunday, Davis Bertans scored a career-high 21 points, adding one rebound, two assits, one steal and four 3-pointers. He was 5-of-6 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line, becoming only the second Spur to ever score 20-plus points on fewer than seven attempts from the field.
OUR PREDICTION: The Spurs are 8-0 against the spread in their last eight home games, are 13-3 against the number in their last 16 games overall and have covered in five of their last six games against Eastern Conference opponents. On the other side, the Bucks are 6-14 against the spread in their last 20 road games, are 1-4 against the number in their last five games playing on one day of rest, and are 2-8 against the number in their last 10 road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.
TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO SPURS -9.5