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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Thunder vs. Bucks on Friday

We go over some of the best betting options for Friday’s Thunder-Bucks matchup.

Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks is defended by Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors during a game at the Fiserv Forum on February 16, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

In one of nine games on Friday night in the association, the Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 8:00 p.m. ET. These two teams just played each other last weekend, where the Thunder came away with a 114-109 home victory.

The Bucks are coming into Friday night’s game on a five-game losing streak after losing 110-96 to the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. Milwaukee is now 5-5 in their last 10 games and are losing by an average of nine points. Meanwhile, the Thunder have lost two-straight and four out of their last five games. Can Giannis Antetokounmpo get the Bucks back on track and into the win column on the second night of a back-to-back? We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 8:00 p.m. ET

Pick ATS: Thunder +10.5

The line for Friday night’s game is currently set at 10.5 points, with the Bucks being favored at home. The last time these two teams played, the Thunder successfully covered the line at +12 and won 114-109. Along those same lines, OKC has been really good against the spread with a record of 4-2 in their last six games.

Additionally, Oklahoma City has a record of 11-4 on the road ATS this season and are healthy heading into Friday night’s game. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be a player to watch in his game as it will be his second game back since injury.

Milwaukee has not looked good recently and part of the reasons could be not having Jrue Holiday. The staring point guard not only gives the Bucks an extra ball-handler, but also another defensive presence on the perimeter. In their last three games, the Bucks are allowing 116 points per game to opponents, which is higher than their season average of 112.9. Milwaukee is also 1-5 against the spread in their last six games.

Player Prop: Luguentz Dort O3.5 rebounds (+100)

If you looking for a player prop to play, before it switch over to even money, it is Luguentz Dort over 3.5 rebounds. For the Thunder to keep tonight’s game close and possibly win it, they will need both Dort and Gilgeous-Alexander to play instrumental roles. The last time these teams played, the second-year player out of Arizona State had seven rebounds. This season, Dort is averaging 3.5 rebounds and has gone over this mark in only 11 out of 27 games. But in Oklahoma City’s last five games, he is averaging 4.6 rebounds per game.

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