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The 53-20 Oklahoma City Thunder will travel on a back to back when they take on the 35-36 Milwaukee Bucks in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Milwaukee is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA game has the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 209 points. There has been no early movement in this line since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The Thunder and Bucks met once during the lockout year with the Thunder posting the 109-89 road victory as a -3 point betting favorite. The game finished under 212 ½ points.
Oklahoma City Thunder has a road record of 21-15 on the current campaign. Their three game win streak was snapped on Friday in a 101-93 defeat on the road on Friday to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a -8 point betting favorite. The game finished under 204 ½ points. The Thunder shot 45.6% from the floor and made 5 of 16 from three. They give up 44.6% shooting to the Timberwolves and lose because OKC had five more turnovers and pulled down five less rebounds than Minnesota. Kevin Durant had 36 points and seven rebounds as he made 13 of his 19 shots. OKC is 4-6 straight up in their past ten road games. They are the top scoring offense in the NBA as they push across 106 points a game. The Thunder now trails the San Antonio Spurs for the first seed in the Western conference by 2 ½ games with nine games remaining.
The Bucks are 19-17 playing on the home court on the season. They break a four game losing streak on Thursday in a 113-103 home victory against the LA Lakers as a +2 point underdog. The game landed over 210 ½ points. It was a big second half for Milwaukee as both teams were on back to backs and they outscored an old Lakers team 60-47 in victory. They shot 48.4% from the floor and connected on 7 of their 19 three point shots. They held the Lakers to 44.2% shooting and forced 18 LA turnovers. Center Larry Sanders led Milwaukee with 21 points and 13 rebounds as he made 8 of his 11 shots. With the addition of J.J. Redick we have seen Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings a bit more efficient to retain their starting position. We are seeing more assists from this starting guard tandem and it has resulted in improved shooting percentage. When Jennings has not dished he has sat on the pine and rebounded with an efficient game on Thursday after a bad game and second half benching on Wednesday.
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