Milwaukee Bucks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 11/9/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
Paycom Center is the site where the Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.
The Bucks stepped onto the hardwood against the Hawks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 117-98 in their last game. Milwaukee wrapped up the game with a 41.4% field goal percentage (36 out of 87) and made 13 out of their 40 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Bucks made 13 of 16 tries for a percentage of 81.3%. Concerning pulling down boards, they earned 41 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 21 assists in the game in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With regard to defending, Milwaukee allowed the other team to shoot 46.5% from the floor on 46 out of 99 shooting. Atlanta doled out 23 dimes and had 11 steals for the matchup. In addition, Atlanta pulled down 48 rebounds (12 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 9 blocks. Atlanta went 82.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of 17 tries. They converted 11 out of their 29 shots from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Bucks ended up finishing with 18 and the Hawks accounted for 18 personal fouls.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is someone who was a major contributor in this game. Antetokounmpo walked away from this one shooting 45.0% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. He saw the court for 27 minutes and totaled 7 boards. He walked away with 25 points on 9 out of 20 shooting.
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Milwaukee heads into this matchup with a record of 9-1 this year. They currently have an average of 111.4 pts per game (19th in basketball) while going 44.9% from the field. The Bucks are hitting 34.1% on 3-pointers (134 of 393) and 73.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Milwaukee is collecting 50.7 boards per game and has accounted for 238 dimes on the season, which is 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 15.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.4 fouls per game.
On defense, the Bucks are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game and they draw 20.9 personal fouls. They rank 1st in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 202 conceded on the season. The Bucks are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 42.8% (383 of 895) and they surrender 43.5 boards per game as a unit. They are conceding 33.4% on shots from downtown while they are 1st in the league in points per game allowed (102.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Thunder took a loss by a score of 112-103 when they faced the Pistons. The Thunder corralled 30 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards for a total of 46 for this game. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 9 steals in this game. The Pistons earned 19 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Thunder to the charity stripe for a total of 17 tries. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 64.7%. In reference to shots from distance, Oklahoma City made 10 out of their 33 tries (30.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Thunder finished shooting 41 out of 102 from the field which had them shooting 40.2%. The Thunder allowed the Pistons to bury 39 of 93 tries from the floor which had them shooting 41.9% in the matchup. They shot 27.3% from downtown by shooting 9 of 33 and ended up shooting 25 of 33 from the free throw line (75.8%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Oklahoma City allowed Detroit to pull down 58 in all (16 on the offensive glass).
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander pitched in for the Thunder in this game. He converted 13 of 23 in the game for a field goal rate of 56.5%, and had 7 rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander earned 33 points in his 38 mins of playing time and had 5 dimes in this matchup.
Oklahoma City has a mark of 4-6 on the campaign. The Thunder have committed 21.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 75.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.8 times per game (22nd in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest. Oklahoma City has tallied 1,097 points for the season (109.7 per contest) and they pull down 44.9 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Thunder are connecting on 44.1% from the floor, which ranks them 28th in basketball.
The Thunder on the defensive end are ranked 13th in the league in points allowed per game with 111.8. They have forced 18.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.0% from the field (13th in the league). The Oklahoma City defense concedes 34.7% on three-point shots (121 of 349) and opponents are making 77.3% of their free throw attempts. They concede 23.6 assists and 50.4 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 10th and 30th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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