Milwaukee Bucks vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Picks, Odds, Predictions & Lines
On Monday night, the Spurs will host the Bucks in a NBA betting game that could have significant playoff implications for both teams. San Antonio is currently holding onto the last play-in spot in the West. They’re one and a half games ahead of the Pelicans. However, they face an insanely tough schedule for the remaining 5 games and will need every win they can get. At the moment, the Spurs are just below .500. Their current record is 23-35 straight up and 36-30-1 ATS.
The Milwaukee Bucks are 3rd in the East and have already secured a playoff berth. Still, they will look to improve their playoff seeding as they are only half-game behind the Nets at No. 2. They’re one of the in-form teams in the league, having won five straight and 8 out of the last 10 games. Overall, Milwaukee is 43-24 straight up and 31-6 ATS. This is the second game this season between two teams. The Bucks won the first game at home 120-113.
Milwaukee Bucks vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Odds & Line Movement
After a great run of form recently, the Bucks are road NBA betting favorites in this one, with the line at -7.5. The total opened at 234.5 but now stands at 232.5 with most US-friendly sportsbooks.
Notes On The Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee is coming to this game leading the league in offense. This season, the Bucks have been pretty much unstoppable, scoring 119.9 points per game. They’re also the best rebounding team in the NBA with pulling 51.7 boards per game. However, the defense still leaves a lot to be desired as they rank in the bottom third of the league for points allowed. Still, a lot of it is due to coach Budenholzer trying out various defensive schemes in order to be better prepared for the playoffs. In their last game on Friday, the Bucks beat Houston 141-133. The Rockets, without several keys players, put up a decent fight in the first half, but Milwaukee broke away in the 3rd quarter which they won by 114 points. The Bucks had 6 players scoring 16 or more points. Brook Lopez led the way with 24 in only 24 minutes on the floor.
Milwaukee has almost no injury concerns for tonight with only Axel Toupane unavailable.
Notes On The San Antonio Spurs
Not so long ago, the San Anonio Spurs had the play-in spot in the bag. But, after losing 6 times in the last 7 games their postseason place in danger. They face a murderer’s row of opponents to close the season. They’ll play the Bucks, the Nets, the Knicks, and twice against the Suns. So, winning against the Bucks tonight will give them a necessary boost before the tough run-in. If they don’t pick up a couple of wins there’s a realistic scenario in which they’ll miss the postseason for the second year in a row. In their last game, on Saturday night, the Spurs were easily beaten by the Blazers. DeMar DeRozan led the scoring once again with 20 points. Lonnie Walker IV and Dejounte Murray scored 18 and 15, respectively.
The Spurs continue to play without Derrick White who’s out for the season. The only other worry for coach Pop is Trey Lyles who is listed as questionable.
Milwaukee Bucks vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Pick & Prediction: San Antonio +7.5
The Spurs will be extremely motivated here, even though they’re playing the third game in four days. They won’t go down without a fight and the spread just seems too big. Coach Popovic will relish going against his former protege Budenholzer and certainly has a couple of tricks up his sleeve.