San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/6/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks at San Antonio Spurs
Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8:30 PM (At&t Center)
MIL at SAS +7.5
The Milwaukee Bucks travel to the AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs in the second of a back to back between these two teams. The Bucks come in having won five straight games and beat the Spurs 127-118 to improve their record to 32-5 on the season. The Spurs loss dropped them to 14-20 on the year.
The Bucks boast the highest scoring offense in the NBA scoring 119.6 points per game while efficiently shooting 48.3% from the field. Leading the Bucks is Giannis Antetokounmpo who averages 30.4 points per game, 12.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game which leads the team in all categories. Giannis won the MVP last season and is putting together a solid case for going back to back ranking second in the NBA in points per game and leading the Bucks to an NBA best record.
The Spurs have been solid on the offensive end this season averaging 113.2 points per game and ranking 7th in the NBA on the year. The Spurs system invented by genius Greg Popovich has led the Spurs to shooting 47% from the field which ranks 3rd in the NBA. Leading the Spurs in scoring is Demar DeRozan who averages 21.6 points per game and adds 4.9 assists. Operating in the paint is center LaMarcus Aldridge who adds 19.4 points and leads the team in rebounds with 7.9.
The Spurs struggles this season can be attributed to their lack of defense allowing opponents to score 115.1 points per game and ranking 26th in the NBA in scoring defense. Milwaukee has been excellent on the defensive end this season holding opponents to 106.8 points per game and a league best 41.1% from the field.
The Bucks have been a dominant force in the NBA this season beating opponents by a league best average of +12.8 and have been one of the most consistent teams for bettors with a 21-16 record ATS on the season. The Spurs have not shared the same success with a 12-21-1 ATS record. Final score prediction, the Bucks complete the sweep of the Spurs winning the game and covering the spread with a final score 121-105.