Bucks at Thunder - 12/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (12-19) at Oklahoma City Thunder (21-10)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -14 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSWI, FSOK
The Milwaukee Bucks and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Tuesday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks could use a nice win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 96.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Greg Monroe is averaging 15.8 points and 9.6 rebounds while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 15.4 points and 6.5 rebounds. Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.4 assists and Khris Middleton is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.6 points and 7.6 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.5 points and 9.4 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing seven rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Bucks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bucks are 3-11 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Oklahoma City and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
I'm not confident in this big chalk. However, I do like the under. The under has hit in four of the last five meetings between these two and is 16-5 in the Thunder's last 21 home games. Not to mention the Bucks continue struggling to score.