The Milwaukee Bucks will travel Wednesday night to face the Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA matchup at the Paycome Center. That said, we recommend checking out the NBA Odds Series with Bucks-Thunder Predictions and Picks below.
Milwaukee went 9-1 at the start of the season and lost to Atlanta on Monday, continuing the season’s ninth straight streak. Manager Mike Budenholzer is leading his fifth season and has reached the playoffs in the previous four seasons. Milwaukee won the 2020-2021 NBA Championship.
Oklahoma City has a record of 4 wins and 6 losses after recording 3 straight losses after 4 wins in a row. Mark Daigneault struggled for three seasons at Thunder’s battalion with a 50-114 record. Rebuild took a step back with Chet Holmgren for the season with a foot injury.
Here are the Bucks-Thunder NBA odds provided by FanDuel:
NBA Odds: Bucks-Thunder Odds
Milwaukee Bucks: -6 (-112)
Oklahoma City Thunder: +6 (-108)
Over: 218 (-110)
Under: 218 (-110)
Why Bucks Can Cover Spreads
Giannis Antetokounmpo is arguably the best player in the NBA and a good fit for the Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounpo leads the team with 31.8 points and 12.2 rebounds per game with a fielding percentage of 54.2%. Jrue Holiday is a great point guard for the team, leading the team with 7.9 assists per game and is second with 19.6 points per game. Bobby Portis is also averaging 13.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game in double-doubles. Brook Lopez is another player you can count on, averaging 6.1 rebounds while averaging 14.6 points per game. Lopez also leads the team with 2.5 blocks per game. Grayson Allen was the best 3-point shooter to knock out triples at a rate of 41.2%. Allen scored 10.1 points per game. Jevon Carter was a threat to defense, leading the team with 1.7 steals per game.
Milwaukee leads the league with 50.7 rebounds per game and is second with 6.8 blocks per game. Milwaukee is ranked 19th in the league with 111.4 points per game. Milwaukee’s defense is overwhelming, allowing 102.7 points per game, the bottom of the league.
Why thunder could cover the spread
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Without Chet Holmgren, the rebuild has taken a bit of a step back. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the team’s top scorer, averaging 30.8 points per game, while the Thunder had over 20 points per game. Gilgeous-Alexander also leads the team with 5.8 assists per game. Josh Giddey leads the team with 5.6 rebounds per game and is second with 12.9 points per game. Lou Dort is third on the team with 12.7 points per game. Tre Mann was the fourth and last Thunder to score in double digits, averaging 10.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Darius Bazley finished second with 5.1 rebounds per game and was off the bench in all 10 games.
Oklahoma City is ranked 12th with 44.9 rebounds per game and 5th with 6.1 blocks. The Thunder are ranked 23rd in the league with 109.7 points per game. Oklahoma City’s defense leads the pack with 9.1 stolen bases per game and 18.2 turnovers per game. Oklahoma City capped the opposing team to 111.8 points per game, ranked 13th in the league.
Final Bucks-Thunder Prediction and Selection
Oklahoma City is bad and Milwaukee is really, really good. Milwaukee’s undefeated streak.
Final Bucks-Thunder Prediction and Selection: Milwaukee -6 (-112), 218 and above (-110)