Bucks vs. Spurs Prediction

Are the Spurs a good bet to cover vs. Bucks as double-digit favorite? 1/10/17

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.

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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.

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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.




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