Bucks vs. Spurs Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Spurs are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 205 points.
The Bucks are 4-6 after a 124-119 loss at the Cavaliers. The Spurs come in at 7-4 following a 120-107 home win over the Clippers. The two meetings were split 1-1 last season straight up and ATS. The over-under also went 1-1.
Milwaukee was led by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 40 points and nine rebounds in the loss at the Cavs. Malcolm Brogdon contributed 22 points, six assists and five rebounds. Khris Middleton added 20 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. The Bucks were outscored 59-52 in the second half.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs in the win over Los Angeles with 25 points and six rebounds. Danny Green scored 24, while Pau Gasol added 19 points along with eight rebounds and six assists. San Antonio trailed by three at halftime, but outscored the Clippers 40-21 in the third quarter.
The Bucks are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in San Antonio.
Milwaukee will insert Eric Bledsoe into the starting lineup Friday night in his first game with his new team. Brogdon will move to the bench. Eventually, Bledsoe is going to make a serious difference but these things take time. Look for the Spurs to take advantage of some chemistry issues and cover the spread on their home court.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO SPURS -5.5