Oklahoma City Thunder (11-17) at Milwaukee Bucks (16-12)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -11 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder pay a visit to the Fiserv Forum to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in a rut lately as they’ve lost five of their last six games and they will be hoping to stop a two-game skid after falling to the Grizzlies in a 122-113 road loss on Wednesday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 22 points and six assists, Mike Muscala drained five 3-pointers on his way to 21 points off the bench while Darius Bazley chipped in with 18 points. As a team, the Thunder shot 44 percent from the field and 19 of 41 from the 3-point line as they fought hard to lead early in the fourth quarter until they went ice-cold during a 19-3 run for the Grizzlies. George Hill sat out the game with a right thumb injury while Al Horford was rested.
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have been in a season-worst slump as they will be hoping to put a halt to a five-game skid after getting routed by the Bucks in a 110-96 home loss last night. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 23 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, Donte DiVincenzo added 14 points with four assists while Khris Middleton chipped in with 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Bucks shot just 39 percent from the field and 10 of 34 from the 3-point line as they struggled to get going early and never looked threatening after scoring just 15 points in the second quarter.
Looking at the betting trends, the Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 37-18 ATS in their last 55 road games. The Bucks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on zero days’ rest, 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight home games against a team with a losing road record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings overall, the Thunder are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Milwaukee and the Thunder are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall.
The Thunder have been struggling to win games lately, but they’ve been more than competitive as five of their last six losses have been by single digits. The Bucks haven’t been able to snap out of the funk they’ve been in, but I do have them getting back into the win column in this one, just not by a blowout margin.