City Thunder vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA City Thunder vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 3/24/2024

The Oklahoma City Thunder (49-20) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (45-25) on Sunday, March 24th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on NBA. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Thunder vs Bucks

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The Thunder Are Coming Off A Win

The Thunder notched a win against the Raptors in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 123-103. The start of the second half saw the Thunder in the lead, at 63-56.

Heading into today’s matchup against the Bucks, the Thunder are focused on adding to their above .500 record of 49-20. Currently, the Thunder are in 1st place in the Western Conference and are also leading the Northwest division.

Oklahoma City comes in with an overall ATS record of 41-28 so far this season. Oklahoma City has gone 30-23 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 11-5 when playing as underdogs.

The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win

The Bucks won vs. the Nets in their most recent game, ending with a score of 115-108. the Bucks entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 60-44.

Coming into today’s games, the Bucks have a 45-25 overall record and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are in 2nd place and are in 1st place in the Central division.

Milwaukee comes in with an overall ATS record of 31-39 so far this season. The Bucks maintain an ATS record of 15-20 on the road, while they have a 16-19 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Thunder Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Thunder’s offense is rated 3rd in the league in scoring, averaging 120.7 points per contest.

The Thunder are one of the most efficient shooting teams in the league, ranking 2nd in field goal percentage and 1st in three-point shooting percentage. They are also 3rd in scoring at 120.7 points per game.

When playing on the road, Oklahoma City is averaging 118.7 points per game, which is 4th in the NBA. They have also outscored the league average in 71% of their games this season.

Coming into tonight’s game, the Thunder are 11th in pace at 99.7 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 13th in the league at 26.9 per game.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

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The Milwaukee offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 4th ranked offense at 120.6 points per game.

At home, the Bucks are averaging 123.0 points per game this season, which is 3rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 4th in the league in scoring at 120.6 points per game.

So far, Milwaukee has outscored the NBA scoring average in 65.7% of their games. In terms of pace, the Bucks are 5th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 4th in the NBA in made threes per game at 14.5. Overall, they are 5th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

Thunder Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Thunder defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 43.5% of their games. Currently, they are 13th in the NBA at 112.9 points per game allowed. On two point field goal attempts, the Thunder’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 51.9% and allowing 36.7% from beyond the arc.

Bucks Team Defense

So far, the Bucks’ defense is ranked 22nd in the league at 117.2 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Bucks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.2% while allowing 35.9% from downtown.

Key Players For The Thunder And Bucks

In today’s game, our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leading the Thunder with 30 points on 11/20 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 30.8 points per game, in addition to 5.6 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Giannis Antetokounmpo as the leading scorer for the Bucks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 31 while also collecting 11 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 61.4% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 30.7 points per game.

Thunder vs Bucks Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Thunder have a straight up record of 4-1 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team averaged 118 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Bucks have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 111 points per game in this stretch.
  • The Thunder have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Bucks have a straight up record of 7-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 6-4.

Thunder vs Bucks Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Thunder vs. Bucks game, our recommendation is to take the Thunder at +3. Despite our model showing the Bucks winning 118-116, we like Thunder as our point-spread pick.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 231.5, and our model projects the Thunder and Bucks to reach a combined total of 234 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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