San Antonio Spurs vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 3/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+9.5)
Fiserv Forum is the venue where and the Milwaukee Bucks (26-14) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (21-16) on Saturday. The odds on this game have Milwaukee as 9.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 233.5.
The San Antonio Spurs played the Chicago Bulls and walked away with a win by a score of 106-99 in their last game. San Antonio wrapped up the contest having earned a 42.7% field goal percentage (38 out of 89) and made 8 of 31 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Spurs converted 22 of 30 tries for a percentage of 73.3%. With regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 46 with 13 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 assists in this contest while forcing 17 turnovers and having 5 steals. When it comes to defense, San Antonio allowed their opponent to shoot 44.0% from the field on 40 of 91 shooting. Chicago distributed 24 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Chicago collected 51 rebounds (14 offensive, 37 defensive) and earned 6 rejections. Chicago finished the game shooting 88.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of 9 attempts. They also knocked down 11 of 33 shots from distance.
Jakob Poeltl is someone who had an impact in this contest. He walked away with 20 points on 9 out of 11 shooting. He played for 33:42 minutes and totaled 16 boards. Poeltl finished the contest at 81.8% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist. One more player that had an impact in this contest for the Spurs was Derrick White. He snagged 4 rebounds in 32:59 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the game at 28.6% from the floor for the contest by shooting 4-of-14 (17 points). When the final whistle was blown, White tallied 5 assists.
San Antonio will play this game with a record of 21-16 so far this year. They cough up possession 11.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.2 fouls per contest. As a team, San Antonio is pulling down 44.3 boards per game and has 918 dimes this season, which ranks 24th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Spurs are hitting 36.1% on shots from 3-point land (401 of 1,111) and 78.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 110.1 points per outing (22nd in basketball) while going 45.7% from the field. On defense, the Spurs are able to force 13.9 turnovers every game and they draw 18.4 fouls. The Spurs defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.6% (1,543 of 3,310) and they concede 47.9 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 4th in basketball in allowing assists with 915 surrendered this year. They are giving up 37.7% from 3-point land and they are 8th in basketball in points per game allowed (110.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Milwaukee Bucks got the win with a final of 109-105 when they played the Philadelphia 76ers. The Bucks were able to collect 46 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 58 for the game. They also turned the ball over 22 times, while getting 11 steals in the matchup. The 76ers committed 23 fouls for the game which took the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 18 of those for a percentage of 75.0%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Milwaukee converted 9 out of their 39 attempts (23.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Bucks finished 41 for 101 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.6%. The Bucks allowed the 76ers to convert 43 of their 109 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 39.4% for the contest. They went 34.1% from distance by connecting on 14 out of 41 and walked away from this one shooting 5 out of 8 at the free throw line (62.5%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Milwaukee permitted Philadelphia to grab 59 in total (13 offensive).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up being a factor for the Bucks for this game. He made 13 of 22 in the game giving him a rate of 59.1%, and accounted for 15 rebounds. Antetokounmpo scored 32 points in his 42:51 mins on the court and accumulated 5 assists in this contest. An additional guy that was pivotal for Milwaukee was Donte DiVincenzo. He ended up with 5 assists in 36:17 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 7 of 16 from the floor. DiVincenzo finished going 43.8% from the floor while contributing 20 points and 8 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a win-loss record of 26-14 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Bucks are connecting on 48.5% from the field, which ranks 6th in the league. Milwaukee has accumulated 4,778 points so far this year (119.5 per contest) and they collect 48.5 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 26.0 times per game (11th in the league) and they turn it over 13.9 times per contest. The Bucks are committing 17.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 74.9% from the charity stripe. The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 19th in the NBA in PPG given up with 112.5. They have surrendered 24.9 assists and 43.5 total rebounds per game, which is 17th and 13th in the NBA. The Milwaukee defense allows 37.4% on 3-point shots (567 of 1,516) and their opponents are making 77.8% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.4% from the floor (6th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-9.5) and over 233.5 points
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