Milwaukee Bucks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, 3/8/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports OK
The Oklahoma City Thunder (20-44) will go up against the Milwaukee Bucks (40-25) at Paycom Center on Tuesday.
The Bucks faced the Suns and took home the win by a score of 132-122 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Bucks ended up with 19 while the Suns totaled 11 fouls. They also made 14 of 31 attempts from three-point range. Phoenix ended up shooting 72.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 8 of 11 attempts. Furthermore, Phoenix collected 21 rebounds (6 offensive, 15 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Phoenix earned 27 assists and had 33 steals in this game. When it comes to defense, Milwaukee allowed their opponent to shoot 53.8% from the field on 50 out of 93 shooting. They also doled out 31 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Concerning pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 48 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bucks made 23 of 29 attempts for a percentage of 79.3%. Milwaukee ended the game having earned a 54.0% FG percentage (47 of 87) and converted 15 out of their 32 shots from beyond the arc.
Khris Middleton is a guy who played a role in this contest. He walked away with 44 points on 16 out of 27 shooting. He played for 36 mins and also snagged 8 boards. Middleton finished the game at 59.3% from the field and totaled 5 assists.
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Milwaukee enters this matchup with a record of 40-25 on the year. They average 114.0 points per outing (3rd in basketball) while connecting on 46.2% from the field. The Bucks are hitting 36.4% on shots from downtown (922 of 2,535) and 77.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Milwaukee is collecting 46.8 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,524 dimes this year, which ranks 18th in basketball in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 13.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.6 fouls. They are giving up 34.8% on three-point shots and they are ranked 16th in the league in points per game allowed (110.4). The Bucks defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.0% (2,646 of 5,880) and they surrender 44.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 25th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,644 surrendered so far this year.
In their last game, the Thunder took a defeat with a final score of 116-103 against the Jazz. The Thunder corralled 36 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 47 for the matchup. They turned the ball over 7 times, while getting 11 steals in this game. The Jazz committed 11 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Thunder to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to bury 17 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 89.5%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Oklahoma City converted 8 of their 40 attempts (20.0%). When all was said and done, the Thunder ended up shooting 39 out of 92 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.4%. The Thunder allowed the Jazz to convert 40 out of 89 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 44.9% for this game. They went 44.2% from three-point range by going 23 of 52 and ended up shooting 13 of 17 from the free throw line (76.5%). In reference to rebounds, Oklahoma City permitted Utah to get 37 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander pitched in for the Thunder for the matchup. He made 11 of 23 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 47.8%, and had 7 rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander earned 33 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and had 8 assists in this game.
Oklahoma City has a mark of 20-44 for the year. The Thunder are committing 18.2 fouls every game while shooting 76.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 21.5 times per contest (29th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per contest. Oklahoma City has totaled 6,536 pts this year (102.1 per game) and they average 46.0 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Thunder are shooting 42.2% from the floor, which is 30th in the league.
The Thunder defensively are ranked 15th in the NBA in PPG given up with 109.3. They are forcing 13.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (9th in the NBA). The Oklahoma City defense concedes 34.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (848 of 2,461) and their opposition makes 75.6% of their foul shots. They surrender 25.6 assists and 48.7 boards per contest, which is 24th and 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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