Check our our betting preview and prediction for the NBA match between the Milwaukee Bucks and San Antonio Spurs.
Milwaukee Bucks versus San Antonio Spurs
After a stellar performance in their opening game, the Milwaukee Bucks fell flat against the Miami Heat. It could be due to them getting used to the game schedule or the traveling, but the Bucks looked awful. Now they have to do even more traveling when they head to San Antonio to face the Spurs.
The San Antonio Spurs are 1-1 after their loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday. Although it was a narrow loss, it was due to the poor three-point shooting by San Antonio. As they prepare to face the NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks, the Spurs have to travel home quickly. This is going to be a tough game, and they’ll need to be at their best against Milwaukee.
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An uncharacteristic loss dealt a blow to the Bucks
After a huge win over the Brooklyn Nets, the Bucks took a step back against the Heat. The NBA is a tricky league, and each night is different. Perhaps the most shocking part of the Bucks loss was Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 15-point night. That is not something that Giannis is known for, and likely won’t happen twice.
The Spurs have trouble when shooting from beyond the arc, something the Bucks do well at. Khris Middleton should be able to step up in this one and lead the team if Giannis can’t. The last thing the Bucks will want to do is rely on Giannis to do the heavy lifting. As a team, they’ll need to band together and overcome their last loss.
Could the San Antonio Spurs pull off an upset
The Spurs had a big win over the Orlando Magic to start the season but fell short against the Nuggets. Denver is a much tougher team than the Magic, to be fair, but the Spurs played well. They’ll need that same kind of intensity against the Milwaukee Bucks. More importantly, they’ll need to capitalize on the mistakes the Bucks make.
If they’re able to do that, the Spurs could have a chance at covering the spread here. Some key players for the Bucks are injured, which helps the Spurs’ chances. San Antonio is +7.5 per BetUS and Bovada, a great spread for the Spurs. They kept it within six against the Denver Nuggets, one of the best teams in the Western Conference.
Let’s take a look at this NBA spread
The Milwaukee Bucks come in -7.5 per BetUS and come off a tough loss. They’re still clearly the better team here, but morale is low. They’re also missing Brook Lopez and Jrue Holiday, two players that will make a big impact. With them out of the lineup, the Bucks will have to work harder to overcome the spread.
The Spurs have performed well against the spread to start the season. It is, however, a tough call to take them over the Bucks here against the spread. Even with 7.5 points to spare, the Spurs are going to have trouble stopping Giannis. He had a tough game against the Heat, but you can bet he’ll be back in full effect against the Spurs.
Our NBA pick for Milwaukee vs. San Antonio: Bucks -7.5
The best bet in this one has to be the Milwaukee Bucks. The loss to Miami was an anomaly that likely won’t be repeated. Expect Khris Middleton to play a much larger role in this game. You can also anticipate that Giannis will have a much better performance.
The spread isn’t large enough to steer clear from Milwaukee in this one. Had it been around ten points, we’d lean more towards San Antonio. However, at 7.5, the Bucks are the better pick here, even if they’re on the road.