Milwaukee Bucks (2-0) at Oklahoma City Thunder (2-1)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -2 -- Over/Under: 222 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to town for a Tuesday NBA preseason tilt.
The Milwaukee Bucks have won both of their preseason games after exploding for a 125-107 victory at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. Milwaukee opened up a ten point lad in the first quarter and maintained the lead throughout. The Bucks held a slight 45.7%-44.8% shooting edge but pulled away with more threes and better foul shooting.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks offensive explosion with 21 points and ten rebounds on 8-15 from the floor while Christian Wood tossed in 14 points and posted six yanks on 5-9 shooting. Milwaukee saw Khris Middleton add 13 points on 4-11 followed by the trio of Tony Snell, Donte DiVincenzo and Malcolm Brogdon with 12 points apiece.
The Oklahoma City Thunder rode their defense in upending the Atlanta Hawks 113-94 on Sunday. A 35-16 third quarter run set the tone for Oklahoma City as they pulled away and were never in danger the rest of the way. The Thunder held a 40.9%-38% shooting edge 14 more looks at the basket and a +13 on the backboards making the difference.
OKC received a contest high 22 points and six pulls from Paul George on 5-15 with Dennis Schroeder tossing in 20 points and posting seven boards and six assists. Hamidou Diallo added 13 points and five assists on 4-8 shooting while the Thunder saw Alex Abrines chip in with ten points.
Bucks are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and Bucks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and Bucks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win. Under is 5-1 in Thunder last 6 games following a ATS win and Thunder are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games and over is 8-2 in Thunder last 10 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points. Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and Bucks are 5-12 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Oklahoma City.
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