Milwaukee Bucks vs. San Antonio Spurs - 3/18/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (41-24) at Milwaukee Bucks (34-32)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs meet the Milwaukee Bucks tonight for the second and final time this season.
The San Antonio Spurs have been playing their best basketball all season, but they've now lost two of their last three and will still be scratching their heads after falling to the Knicks by 104-100 in overtime last night. Tony Parker led the way with 21 points, Tim Duncan added 17 points while Kawhi Leonard added 13 points, but for some reason, the Spurs couldn't get the job done after leading by 10 points at halftime. They made the mistake of letting the Knicks hang around for the entire game and then found themselves in a fight they weren't quite prepared for. In the end, the Spurs were left a little red-faced, falling to the worst team in the league and falling to 41-25 on the season which puts them in seventh placed, one game behind the Clippers and the Mavericks in fifth and sixth place respectively.
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Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have lost 10 of their last 13 overall and their last three straight after falling to the Pelicans by 85-84 on Tuesday. Giannis Antetokuonmpo and Ersan Ilyasova led the scoring with 15 points each while John Henson and Jerryd Bayless added 14 points apiece, but the Bucks just couldn't execute down the stretch in a see-saw affair. As a team, the Bucks shot just 37.2 percent from the field and just four of 20 from the three-point line and that's because the Bucks got next to nothing from their backcourt duo of Michael Carter-Williams and Khris Middleton who combined to shot a paltry four of 26 from the field. With the loss, Milwaukee falls to 34-33 overall and 15-21 on the road where they've lost their last nine straight.
In ATS trends, the Spurs are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games following a loss and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games, while the Bucks are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games.
Head to head, the Spurs are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Milwaukee.
The Spurs will be so disappointed in themselves after losing to the worst team in the league last night, so I'm definitely for them to bounce back with a better effort and a double digit win in this one.