San Antonio Spurs vs Milwaukee Bucks

NBA San Antonio vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 12/19/2023

The San Antonio Spurs (4-21) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (19-7) on Tuesday, December 19th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum. The Bucks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Spurs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockets. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Spurs vs Bucks

The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Spurs lost to the Pelicans with a final score of 146-110. Despite being behind at halftime 61-51, the Spurs picked up the win.

Over their last ten games, the Spurs are 1-9 and come into today’s game vs. the Bucks with an overall record of 4-21. Currently, they are 15th in the Western Conference and 5th in the Southwest division.

San Antonio has an overall ATS record of 10-15 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Spurs have an ATS record of 4-7 compared to a 6-8 record vs. the spread at home.

The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win

Damian Lillard led Milwaukee with 39 points against the Rockets, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 50% in the game. Giannis Antetokounmpo also contributed 26 points as the Bucks won by a score of 128-119 vs. the Rockets.

As they prepare for today’s game, the Bucks have an overall record of 19-7 and are on a four-game winning streak. When playing on the road, the Bucks are 5-5 compared to their 14-2 record at home.

Against the spread, the Bucks have covered in three straight games and have an overall ATS record of 12-14. When playing on the road, the Bucks hold an ATS record of 5-5 in contrast to a 7-9 record against the spread when playing at home.

Spurs Offense Breakdown

San Antonio has recorded an average of 110.6 points per game (26th) throughout 25 games games. The Spurs come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13 made 3’s per game. If the San Antonio offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 30th in made free-throws per game.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Milwaukee offense is the 2nd ranked unit in the NBA, at 124.4 points per contest. The Bucks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.2 made 3’s per game. One area that the Milwaukee offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 3rd ranked unit in made free-throw per game.

Spurs Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Spurs is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 122.2 points per game (27).

When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Spurs squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.9% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 39.1% from downtown.

Bucks Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Bucks’ defense is giving up an average of 119.2 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 69.2% of their games.

In the terms of takeaways, Bucks are causing 13.4 turnovers per game, ranking 16th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 11th in rejections, averaging 5.6 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Spurs And Bucks

In today’s game, we anticipate Devin Vassell leading the scoring for the Spurs, contributing 17 points while shooting 6/13 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 18.2 points per game, along with 3.5 rebounds.

As for Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo is projected to be the primary scorer for the Bucks. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 8 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 61.8% and is averaging 31.4 points per contest.

Spurs vs Bucks Trends

  • Although San Antonio has a straight up record of 2-8 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-6. The team averaged 106 points per game in these games.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Milwaukee has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 120 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Spurs have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Bucks have a straight up record of 8-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 6-4.


Spurs vs Bucks Prediction


For a pick on the point-spread in this Bucks vs. Spurs matchup, our bet is to grab the Spurs at +16.5. Even though our projections have the Bucks winning 111-109, we see the Spurs as the play on the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 249.5, and our model projects the Spurs and Bucks to reach a combined total of 220 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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

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