Milwaukee Bucks (10-1) vs. San Antonio Spurs (5-7)
November 11, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Antonio Spurs +1.5; Over/Under: +220.5
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The Milwaukee Bucks and the San Antonio Spurs duke it out at the AT&T Center on Friday night.
The Milwaukee Bucks have been the hottest team in the league as they’ve won 10 of their first 11 games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after outlasting the Thunder in a thrilling 136-132 double overtime win on Wednesday. Jevon Carter led the way with 36 points and 12 assists on 15 of 27 shooting, Brook Lopez added 24 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks while Marjon Beauchamp chipped in with 19 points and eight rebounds. As a team, the Bucks shot 47 percent from the field and 17 of 36 from the 3-point line as they went back and forth with the pesky Thunder in a close contest until they pulled away in the second overtime to earn the win.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have been in a real slump as they’ve lost six of their past eight games and they will be hoping to put a halt to a five-game slide after falling just short to the Grizzlies in a 124-122 overtime loss on Wednesday. Jakob Poeltl led the way with 22 points, nine rebounds and four assists, Devin Vassell added 22 points with six assists while Keldon Johnson chipped in with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Spurs shot 48 percent from the field and 12 of 37 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from a 14-point deficit to take the lead in the fourth quarter, only to allow the Grizzlies to come back and steal the game from them in overtime.
Looking at the betting trends, the Bucks are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Spurs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games, 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a winning record and 17-6 ATS in their last 23 games overall.
Head to head, the over is 8-1 in the last nine meetings overall and the Bucks are 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings overall.
The Bucks were able to get the job done without Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday in the lineup and they could be without those players once again. The Spurs aren’t quite as banged up as the Bucks are right now, but they haven’t been able to get anything going and are coming into this one fresh off a narrow loss to the Grizzlies. It’s hard to bet on the Spurs in their current form, but the shorthanded Bucks were somewhat lucky to get past the Thunder on Wednesday and I don’t think they will be so lucky against this desperate Spurs outfit.