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NBA Predictions: Will Thunder protect home court vs. Bucks? 12/29/17

Can the Oklahoma City Thunder win at home tonight over the Milwaukee Bucks despite being without the services of Paul George? Game time is 8PM ET.

Who Oddsmakers Like: According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Thunder are a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 207 points. Oklahoma City opened as a 7-point favorite while the total has remained steady.

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Who the Public Likes: As of Friday afternoon, 51 percent of public bets are coming in on the Bucks.

Injury Report: Jabari Parker continues to recover from a torn ACL for the Bucks and is expected to return around the All-Star Break. Mirza Teletovic is out indefinitely with a right knee injury. For the Thunder, Paul George is expected to miss tonight's game with a minor injury.

Who the Trends Like: Milwaukee is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 meetings in Oklahoma City and 11-23 ATS in the last 34 meetings overall. The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings.

Who the Public Likes: Even with George out, I'm rolling with the Thunder here. Milwaukee is on a back-to-back with travel and expended a lot of energy with a 20-point second half comeback win versus the Timberwolves at home. Russell Westbrook is very likely to have a dominant game, while Carmelo Anthony has had a resurgence as of late and will have a higher usage rate tonight with George out.

NBA DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -7.5

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