Spurs vs Bucks Prediction - NBA Picks 12/19/23

Milwaukee Bucks (19-7) vs San Antonio Spurs (4-21)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -16.5 -- Over/Under: 247 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Antonio Spurs travel to the Fiserv Forum to battle the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. Here's a Spurs vs Bucks prediction.

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs were feeling good after they snapped that 18-game losing streak with their win on Friday, but they came back down to Earth with a 146-110 loss to the Pelicans on Sunday. Victor Wembanyama led the team in scoring with just 17 points, 13 rebounds and four assists, Julian Champagne added 15 points while Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell scored 13 points each. As a team, the Spurs shot 42 percent from the field and 15 of 42 from the 3-point line as they scored just 20 points in the first quarter to fall behind by double-digits right away, but things only got worse in the second half where the Pelicans poured in 85 points to completely blow them away in a disappointing finish. Jeremy Sochan had a rough night as he scored just five points on one of seven shooting.

San Antonio Spurs Player Facts

  • Keldon Johnson ranks 6th amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (6.3) this season.
  • Zach Collins ranks 9th amongst qualified Centers for assists per game (3.4) this season.

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Milwaukee Bucks

Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have been in red-hot form as they've won 15 of their last 18 games overall and they will be aiming for a fifth straight win after taking down the Rockets in a 128-119 win on Sunday. Damian Lillard led the team with 39 points and 11 assists on 11 of 19 shooting, Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied 26 points with 17 rebounds while Khris Middleton chipped in with 20 points. As a team, the Bucks shot 50 percent from the field and 13 of 36 from the 3-point line as they got off to a strong start and just never relinquished the lead after going ahead late in the first quarter. Turnovers were a bit of an issue as the Bucks committed 17 as a team, but they made up for it by dominating the boards by 46-31.

Milwaukee Bucks Player Facts

  • Brook Lopez ranks 1st amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (3.0) this season.
  • Damian Lillard ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (91.7%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Bucks rank 30th in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (94.7).
  • The Bucks ranks 1st in the league for true shooting percentage this season (61.8%).
  • The Spurs rank 30th in the league for opponent steals per game this season (9.1).
  • The Spurs rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (14.8).

Spurs vs Bucks prediction

The Spurs are going to be shorthanded here with Victor Wembanyama already ruled out due to right ankle soreness, while the Bucks are coming in with a full squad. The Spurs were able to snap their big losing streak with a win over the Lakers, but they followed that up with a 36-point loss on Sunday and they're going to be missing their big man in this one. The Bucks have been in great form, they have all their players healthy and they should have no trouble getting a big win at home in this spot. The line is quite hefty, but not enough to sway me from taking the Bucks to get the cover.

 

Peter’s Pick Milwaukee -16.5

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