Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 12-19 and a road record of 3-13. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.9 as they are averaging 96.4 points per game while giving up 102.3 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 21-10 and a home record of 14-4. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.9 points per game and surrendering 99.6, good for a point differential of 8.3.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.4 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Russell Westbrook averages 25.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Thunder. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 9.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kevin Durant averages 26.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Milwaukee averages 96.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.1 per game. The Bucks allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Oklahoma City averages 107.9 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 55.9 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Thunder rank 25th with 15.8 per game. The Thunder allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 19.9 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Thunder force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 15-16-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-13-0 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 13-18-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 10-21-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/28/15 PG Jerryd Bayless Ankle doubtful Monday vs. Dallas
12/27/15 F John Henson Elbow injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Dallas
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
12/28/15 G Dion Waiters Arm probable Tuesday vs. Milwaukee
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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