Milwaukee Bucks vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction NBA Picks 4/12/24

Oklahoma City Thunder (55-25) vs Milwaukee Bucks (49-31)

Game Info: Friday, April 12, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -556 / Milwaukee Bucks +420 --- Over/Under: 226 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Milwaukee Bucks and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Friday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Bucks vs Thunder prediction.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks recently lost to the Knicks while beating the Celtics and Magic. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 119.7 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 47 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.7 points and 11.6 rebounds, while Damian Lillard is averaging 24.5 points and 4.4 rebounds. Khris Middleton is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off wins over the Hornets, Kings, and Spurs. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 119.8 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.3 points and 6.3 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 19.5 points and 4 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.1) this season.
  • Chet Holmgren rank 3rd amongst qualified players for steals + blocks per game (3.0) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.6).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (15.7).
  • The Bucks rank 30th in the league for Q4 opponent points per game this season (29.3).
  • The Bucks rank 29th in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (12.0).

Bucks vs Thunder prediction

This line is what it is for a reason, and that's because the Bucks are likely going to be without Antetokounmpo, Middleton, and Lillard. The Bucks have been shaky these last few weeks at full strength, so imagine how ugly things can get without their three best players. The Thunder are at home and fighting for a top seed in the west. The Thunder aren't covering numbers the way they're used to, but the Bucks without their top players is a no-go for me. Give me OKC in a classic beat down victory.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -14.5

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