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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks vs. San Antonio Spurs

January 4, 2024



The Central Division-leading Milwaukee Bucks get to take on the struggling and rebuilding San Antonio Spurs Thursday night inside the Frost Bank Center in San Antonio, Texas. They jump it up at 7:30 pm. Bookmaker has installed the Bucks as an -8-point favorite. 



Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Bucks are trying to run away with the Central Division as they have jumped out to a nice lead over the second-place Indiana Pacers, who trail them by xx games.



Milwaukee is a solid team and they are a very sound and veteran team. They are led by the face of the franchise Giannis Antetokounpo, who is averaging close to 30 points a game. He is the primary scoring option and he is also contributing 11.3 rebounds per contest for a team that can go big or go small if they have to. 



The Bucks also get a ton of production from veteran point guard Damian Lillard, who has shown he can be a wonderful option and complementary piece and perhaps the missing ingredient to a championship run. Milwaukee connects on 58% from the floor, including 38% from beyond the arc. They are a decent shooting team and love to get the ball to Lillard when it comes to open looks. 



San Antonio Spurs Betting Preview

The Spurs are in the midst of a rebuild and it is no secret they are not going to be able to put on a decent product out of the floor. The franchise has accepted that and it is not about this season. It is about the seasons to follow and they are led by teen sensation and center Victor Wembanyama, who has posted averages of 18 points per game and 10 rebounds per contest. 



He is an emerging superstar and a face of the franchise, which can easily build around him. As the season goes on and the Spurs continue to lose games which is inevitable it will also increase their chances for another Top 10 pick when the NBA lottery rolls around. 



For now, they will trot out the best starting five they believe they have. On an average night, San Antonio shoots a solid 52% from the floor including 34% from beyond the arc. They are a team that needs to slow the pace and the tempo down and if they can not stop the weapons of the Bucks it might be a long night for them. 



Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The Spurs are 1-4 in their last five games and 2-3 in their last five games against the number. The Spurs are 7-10 in their road games against the number and the totals have gone over in two out of their last five games and the totals have gone over in 13 out of their last 16 games at home. The Bucks are 3-2 in their last five games and 3-2 in their last five games against the number and they are also 8-6 in their road games against the spread. The totals have gone over in two out of their last five games. 

Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -8