San Antonio Spurs at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 3/25/2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The San Antonio Spurs head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 2 point favorites.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 43-30. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 99.1 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 38-34. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per contest and giving up 106.3, which is a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 39-32-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 32-41-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 28-39-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 38-33-1 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/24/18 F Giannis Antetokounmpo Ankle is "?" Sunday vs San Antonio
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is out indefinitely
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Rudy Gay comes into this game averaging 11.2 points per contest while playing 21.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Patty Mills averages 9.8 points per contest in 25 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 1.9 rebounds per contest for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has scored 27.3 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per game this season for the Bucks. He hauls in 10 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Khris Middleton averages 20.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 102.4 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.32 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 44.3 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 99.1 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 21.6 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 15th in the NBA with 106 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.26. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 39.4 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 22.9. The Bucks are 19th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Bucks give up 106.3 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.3 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 42.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. San Antonio is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Milwaukee is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Bucks are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 12th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -2
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