The Spurs are coming into this game on a three-game winning streak after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-110 on Friday night. In their last three wins, San Antonio is holding opposing teams to 102.6 points and 44.9% shooting from the field. They are also 6-4 in their last 10 games.
The Bucks are on a five-game winning streak after taking down the Philadelphia 76ers 109-105 in overtime Wednesday. Milwaukee is averaging 122.6 points in their last five games, which is higher than their season average (119.5). They also have a record of 9-1 in their last 10.
Which team will win see their winning streak to come an end? We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Note: Dejounte Murray and Patty Mills (rest) have been ruled out for the Spurs.
Pick ATS: Bucks -9.5
The line for Saturday’s game is currently set at 9.5 points, with the Bucks being favored at home. The Spurs have been pretty good on the road this season with a record of 12-6, while the Bucks are 15-5 at home.
San Antonio will be hoping that the trio of DeMar DeRozan, Keldon Johnson, and Dejounte Murray can slow down and outplay Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday. Johnson is coming off a ridiculous 23-point and 21-rebounds outing against the Cavs on Friday night. The second-year forward is quietly having a nice season with 13.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
The Spurs are 4-1 in their last five games against the spread and 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games versus teams from the East. They are also 12-6 on the road ATS, but it might be hard for them to cover in the last game of a road trip. The Bucks are hoping that Antetokounmpo can replicate his 32-point overtime performance against the Sixers, where he had 10 points by himself in the extra period.
Milwaukee has a record of 12-8 at home against the spread this season but 2-4 ATS in their last six games. Furthermore, the Bucks are 0-5 ATS in their last five games against a team from the Southwest division.
Player Prop: Dejounte Murray O17.5 points (+101)
This particular player prop is on the board is right now at plus money, but could easily be -110 by game time. Dejounte Murray is one of the underrated point guards in the West, let alone the NBA. The 24-year-old point guard is averaging 15.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game. Murray has gone over 17.5 points in 15 out of 38 games played this season. In the Spurs’ last three games, he’s averaging 18.3 points on 51.1% shooting from the field.
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