Oklahoma City Thunder at Milwaukee Bucks - 3/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (42-20) at Milwaukee Bucks (26-36)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +7 -- Over/Under: 219 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder invade the Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks today.
The Thunder have lost six of their last eight games and are in danger of losing a third straight after falling to the Warriors by 121-106 on Thursday. Kevun Durant poured in 32 points with 10 rebounds and nine assists, Russell Westbrook added 22 points and seven assists while Serge Ibaka had 20 points, but no other players finished in double figures as the Thunder battled with the league-leading Warriors for three quarters before getting blown out by 39-23 in the penultimate fourth quarter. With the loss, Oklahoma City falls to 42-20 on the season and 17-12 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Bucks have lost three of their last five games but were able to put it all together and blow past the lowly Timberwolves by 116-101 on Friday. Khris Middleton drained eight 3-pointers en route to a game-high 32 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points, nine rebounds and 12 assists as the Bucks made light work of the Timberwolves to improve to 26-36 on the season and 18-11 at home.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 road games, while the Bucks are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team above .600 and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the Thunder are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Milwaukee and the road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
For one reason or another, the Thunder have been letting big leads slip lately and it's really slowing their momentum with the playoffs just around the corner, so while I'm confident they'll win this one, I actually have the Bucks keeping this close and covering the spread.