Milwaukee vs Oklahoma NBA Betting Lines
We are now in the final week of 2015, but there is still a lot of NBA business to take care of before we ring in the New Year. The Milwaukee Bucks are sinking like a stone in the Eastern Conference, and their final week of the year gets off to a tough start, as they have to head to the Chesapeake Arena to face the red-hot Oklahoma City Thunder. Tip-off for this one is at 8 PM EST on Tuesday, December 29 on NBATV. Click here for NBA betting lines.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Betting Lines
Oklahoma City are sure to come into this one as a pretty heavy straight up favorite, as they have been totally dominant on home court this season. The biggest questions here are really whether or not the Bucks will have the ability to cover the spread, or if the final score will go over the posted point total. View full TV schedule here.
Why bet on the Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks (12-19) are just 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they now find themselves in a position that is seeing them drift further and further away from the pack in the Eastern Conference. While the Bucks have a decent winning record at home, it is their 3-13 record on the road that has really hurt them. Milwaukee is 15-16-0 ATS on the season, and are just 7-9-0 ATS on the road. That said, they have managed to cover in 3 of their last 4 games. It has been the OVER that has been dominant in Buck games this season, with 18 of the 31 games hitting that mark. They are 9-7-0 O/U in road games this season. The Bucks are averaging 96.4 PPG, and are giving up 102.3 PPG.
Why bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder (21-10) are currently occupying the 3rd seed in the Western Conference right now, and they are an impressive 8-2 in their last 10 games. It has been their play at home that has really caught the eye, though, as their 14-4 record at the Chesapeake Arena has to have opponents shuddering at the thought of visiting there. OKC don’t really blow teams out, though, as their 8-10-0 ATS record at home would suggest. In fairness, they do have to overcome some pretty big lines in their favor. The UNDER has held sway in Thunder games this season to the tune of a 9-21-1 O/U record. OKC is averaging 107.9 PPG, and are giving up 99.6 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Bucks are coming into this one to play their second game in as many nights. They may not be as fresh as they would like, and as such, should fall to the Thunder.
Milwaukee Bucks 94 Oklahoma City Thunder 106