Milwaukee Bucks vs. San Antonio Spurs - 1/6/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Monday, January 6, 2020
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - San Antonio
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -8
Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks (32-5, 1st in the Central Division) travel to AT&T Center on Monday where they'll take on the San Antonio Spurs (14-20, 3rd in the Southwest Division). San Antonio opens this game as 8 point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 229.5.
The Bucks cover the spread 56.8% of the time, having gone 21-16-0 ATS. San Antonio is covering 36.4% of the time, going 12-21-1 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/04/20 PG Dejounte Murray Personal is questionable Monday vs Milwaukee
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 30.4 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 12.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 21.6 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 19.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 119.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.9 per game. The Bucks allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 7th in the league with 113.2 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 24.6. The Spurs are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Spurs surrender 115.1 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.1 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game.
The Bucks are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Milwaukee is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
San Antonio is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Spurs are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 25th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio +8
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