Milwaukee Bucks vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 10/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports WI
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-4.5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (1-1) are hitting the road to AT&T Center on Saturday where they will meet the San Antonio Spurs (1-0). San Antonio opens as 4.5-point dogs. The over/under is 223.
The Bucks stepped onto the hardwood against the Heat and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 137-95 in their last game. Milwaukee walked away from the contest with a 38.1% FG percentage (32 of 84) and knocked down 12 of 42 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Bucks converted 19 of 29 tries for a rate of 65.5%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected 38 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 dimes in the game while forcing 2 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Concerning defense, Milwaukee allowed 53.1% from the field on 51 of 96 shooting. Miami totaled 58 assists and had 28 steals in this contest. In addition, Miami collected 47 rebounds (11 offensive, 36 defensive), but didn't have a block. Miami finished the game shooting 64.5% at the free throw line by knocking down 20 of 31 shots. They also knocked down 15 out of their 35 shots from distance.
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Grayson Allen is someone who was a major contributor in the game. He totaled 14 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 29 minutes played and grabbed 3 boards. Allen finished shooting 45.5% from the field and also recorded 1 assist.
Milwaukee steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 1-1 so far this year. They cough up possession 11.5 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 22.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Milwaukee is snagging 46.0 boards per contest and has earned 44 dimes for the season, which ranks 2nd in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Bucks are connecting on 33.3% on shots from distance (29 of 87) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.0 pts per game (17th in the league) while hitting 42.3% from the field. Defensively, the Bucks are able to force 12.0 turnovers per game and they draw 21.5 personal fouls. They are giving up 47.8% on 3-point shots and they rank 18th in the NBA in PPG allowed (120.5). The Bucks defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 48.9% (24 of 43) and they surrender 51.0 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 30th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 47 relinquished on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Spurs took home the win by a final score of 123-97 when they faced the Magic. The Spurs were able to corral 30 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 43 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 8 steals for this game. The Magic earned 16 personal fouls for this contest which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to bury 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, San Antonio made 13 out of 30 tries (43.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Spurs finished 49 out of 98 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. The Spurs permitted the Magic to make 35 of their 86 attempts from the floor which had them at 40.7% in the matchup. They finished 31.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 9 out of 29 and finished the game at 18 of 23 from the charity stripe (78.3%). In reference to team rebounding, San Antonio allowed Orlando to get 31 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Keldon Johnson pitched in for the Spurs for the matchup. He made 6 of 12 in the game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and totaled 4 rebounds. Johnson had 15 points in his 28 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist in this matchup.
San Antonio has a mark of 1-0 on the year. As an offense, the Spurs are shooting 50.0% from the floor, which ranks 6th in basketball. San Antonio has accounted for 123 pts this season (123.0 per game) and they grab 43.0 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 32.0 times per contest (3rd in the NBA) and they turn it over 8.0 times per contest. The Spurs commit 22.0 personal fouls per game and they connect on 66.7% from the free throw line. The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the league in PPG surrendered with 97.0. The San Antonio defense gives up 31.0% on shots from 3-point land (9 of 29) and opponents are converting on 78.3% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 17.0 dimes and 44.0 rebounds per contest, ranking them 4th and 7th in the league. They are able to force 16.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.7% from the field (6th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Antonio (+4.5)
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