Bucks vs. Thunder Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Jeremy Perry | Updated Feb 13, 2021

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This team is in pretty good shape with Giannis Antetokounmpo averaging 28.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists.

Milwaukee
46-26
AT
February 14, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Pointspread -12 -110
Moneyline -732
Over / Under o +228.5

47%

Betting Action

53%

Pointspread +12 -110
Moneyline +568
Over / Under u +228.5

47%

Betting Action

53%

The Milwaukee Bucks had been riding a five-game winning streak but they enter Sunday’s affair having lost two straight. The most recent loss came at the hands of the blazing hot Utah Jazz, who are the top team in the West. The Bucks will now have a much more manageable affair as they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are on a three-game losing streak themselves. They’ve been competitive though, with their last two losses coming in overtime to the Los Angeles Lakers. Which team will break their streak first and come out with a win?

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Thunder are only 3-8 this season when playing at home. That number may be on the verge of falling to 3-9 after this matchup as the Bucks are the second-best team in the East. However, Milwaukee is only 7-8 on the road compared to 9-2 at home.

On the other hand, the Bucks are 13-5 in their last 18 games decided by 10 points or less. This bodes well for them as the Thunder’s last five games have all been decided by less than 10 points. If Milwaukee is able to close out games like they have most of this season, they can pick up another win and cover in this matchup.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks will be missing one of their key pieces in their starting lineup on Sunday as Jrue Holiday will miss the game due to health and safety protocols. That’s a huge hit to their lineup as he’s averaging 16.4 points per game with 5.4 assists and 4.8 rebounds. However, this team is still in pretty good shape with Giannis Antetokounmpo averaging 28.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists. His running mate, Khris Middleton, has also played exceptional basketball this year, forming one of the most formidable duos in the game right now. The loss of Holiday definitely hurts, but this should be a matchup where the Bucks can survive without one of their key assets. The Thunder are not a very good team these days.

Oklahoma City Thunder

There was a ton of optimism surrounding the Thunder last year but that’s faded. Entering Sunday’s affair, this team has the second-worst record in the West. They aren’t in a favourable position here, only averaging 110 points per game in their last 10 while the Bucks are averaging 123 points. Milwaukee has a lot of offensive firepower behind their two-time MVP, Antetokounmpo, while the Thunder are a very young roster with a few grizzled veterans here and there.

The biggest factor in this game, is the Thunder will be without their up-and-coming star point guard, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, as he continues to nurse a knee injury that has held him out for a few games. Adding insult to injury, the team will be without veterans Trevor Ariza and George Hill also, further restricting their options for this matchup. Even though the Thunder have battled hard in every single game this season, it is hard to believe they will be able to keep up with this all-round Bucks team while missing so many key pieces to their current roster.

NBA Prediction: Who Will Win Bucks vs. Thunder?

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