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2021 NBA Handicapping
(21-16) San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks (26-14)
Date: Saturday, March 20th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 229.5
Saturday, March 20th finds the San Antonio Spurs and the Milwaukee Bucks meeting for the first time in the 2020-21 campaign.
The Spurs hold the all-time record between the clubs with 50 wins in 91 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice with each club winning one contest.
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The Spurs and LaMarcus Aldrige have agreed to part ways as the franchise hunts for a trade partner for the big man. Barring that happening before the March 25th deadline, the Spurs would then proceed to buy-out Aldridge freeing him up to join a contending team of his choice.
While there are several teams desirous of help upfront, such as the Celtics, Raptors, Hornets, and both LA teams, there is one team that might make the most sense and carry an emotional tie.
Although LaMarcus has lost a step, given the revival of Carmelo Anthony in Portland and how well Enes Kanter fits (read: isn’t exposed nearly as much on defense as you’d suspect) this seems like a match made in heaven.
Aside from the loss to the Thunder, the Spurs have been collecting wins off sub .500 teams (Magic, Pistons, Bulls) but struggling to defeat the elite clubs with three of their last four losses to the 76ers, Mavericks, and Nets.
They play Friday versus the Cavaliers and could be sporting a three-game mini win streak if they’re successful in Cleveland. This game will be the seventh back-to-back set for the Spurs who are 2-4 on the second game of those series.
Keita Bates-Diop (hamstring) is day-to-day while DeMar DeRozan was listed as out on Friday (and possibly Saturday) still with his family grieving the loss of his father.
The five-game losing streak the Bucks suffered in early February seemed to wake up the reigning two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his club. Since then Milwaukee has won 10 of 11 matches.
During these 11 games, Antentokounmpo is averaging 31.9 points, 12.6 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.5 blocks. He’s also shooting a somewhat respectable (for him) 34.2 percent from the perimeter on 3.5 attempts per game.
GM Jon Horst shook things up this week with a trade to bring in PJ Tucker to help with their frontcourt issues. While Tucker has been having his worst season as a pro if he can channel the Tucker of old it will go a long way to help Milwaukee given his ability to defend all five positions and hit 3-pointers.
Most analysts believe PJ was simply unhappy in Houston but he’s a pro’s pro and never had issues performing in Phoenix on lottery teams so the jury is still out on whether his regression is purely circumstance of father time catching up (Tucker is 35 years old).
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Spurs are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction:
The last match the Bucks played was Wednesday in a wild overtime victory against the Joel Embiid-less 76ers so they’ll have a decided rest advantage over the Spurs.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bucks ATS
If the Spurs want a shot of winning they’ll need to capitalize on the Bucks’ penchant of allowing 3-pointers in favor of protecting the paint and stopping teams in transition. Not knowing the outcome of the Spurs match Friday or the playing time of their core I’ll go with the Bucks staying on a roll.
NBA Free Prediction: Bucks 119 – Spurs 108 (Bet Now!)
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