Thunder vs. Bucks NBA Prediction
The struggling Bucks are laying a whopping 11 points on Friday night to the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder at 8:00 p.m. ET. Are the Bucks a bad bet to cover as a home favorite tonight or will they snap out of their funk?
511 Oklahoma City Thunder (+11) at 512 Milwaukee Bucks (-11); o/u 11
7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, February 19, 2021
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Oklahoma City Thunder DFS Notes
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander returned from a four-game absence with a knee injury and looked pretty good, hitting 6-of-14 shots, two 3-pointers and 8-of-8 free throws for 22 points, three rebounds and six assists. He was really cooking before the injury and did a nice job of getting back into the swing of things tonight. Make sure he's back in all your lineups going forward.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points (8-of-20 FGs, 7-of-13 FTs) with 12 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and five turnovers in Thursday's loss to Toronto. Giannis was voted as an All-Star starter for the fifth straight season, but he has other things on his mind right now with his Bucks losing their fifth straight. He did downplay the concerns though, and to be fair they are missing their starting PG in Jrue Holiday (COVID-19). "Keep getting better, watch the film, improve, keep everybody in a good place and it’s not the end of the world right now," Giannis said. "It’s not. It’s really not.” The Bucks will look to get back on track vs. the Thunder on Friday.
Thunder vs. Bucks Game Prediction
This crap Milwaukee team will be fortunate to get a straight up win, let alone an ATS victory. The Thunder are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games in Milwaukee and 4-1 against the number in their last five games versus the Bucks overall. They’re also 35-16 against the spread in their last 55 road games and are 44-20 against the number in their last 64 games playing on one day of rest. Meanwhile, the Bucks are winless against the spread in their last four games overall and are 1-5 against the number in their last six games versus a team with a win percentage below .400.
NBA PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER +11