Milwaukee Bucks (18-15) at Oklahoma City Thunder (20-15)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -9 -- Over/Under: 211.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Friday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for another victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 105.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.5 points and 10.4 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.7 points and 4.5 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.4 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost their last four road games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 103.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.2 points on 45 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.9 points and 9.9 assists while Paul George is averaging 20.1 points and 5.6 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 8.9 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five straight home games.
The Bucks are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-6-2 ATS in their last 9 Friday games. The Thunder are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bucks are 4-12 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Oklahoma City, 11-23 ATS in the last 34 meetings and the favorite is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are finding their groove as of late and have been money against the number during this winning stretch. The Milwaukee Bucks have been hit or miss, aren't good on the road, are on the end of a back to back and are playing after making an insane comeback against Minnesota. I doubt the Bucks have much left in the tank after Thursday night. I like OKC here by double digits.