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NBA Betting Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 4/12/2024

Milwaukee Bucks (47-31) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (53-25)

As the NBA regular season winds down, the Milwaukee Bucks are set to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday in a matchup that could have significant playoff implications. With the Bucks looking to improve their standing in the Eastern Conference and the Thunder aiming to solidify their position at the top of the Western Conference, this game is a must-watch for fans and bettors alike. For those looking to wager on the outcome, the best sportsbooks are eagerly updating their odds in anticipation of a tightly contested battle.

This season, the Milwaukee Bucks have clearly demonstrated that they are able to compete. They had a definite score of 119.7 points per game and that was made possible by their shooting skill indicated by 48.8 field goal percentage. The fact that they make an average of 36.7 rebounds per game concludes their offense which is complemented by their defensive capabilities.

However, the other side of the picture is that the Oklahoma City Thunder have been just a whisper better on the opposite side having an average of 119.8 points per game and leading the Bucks, but slightly, with 49.8 percent from the field. Their defensive statistics, including steals (8.4 per game), blocks (6.6 per game) show the team is not only offensive but also more resilient and potent.


Milwaukee Bucks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game Info

When: Friday, April 12, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Paycom Center
Stream: NBA League Pass


Damian Lillard (PG) vs. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (PG)

Damian Lillard has not only been a conductor of persistence and mastery for the Bucks this year, but he also has had a mean of 24.5 points and 7 assists per game. Due to his essential leadership skills and capability to orchestrate critical moments in hard pressed games the team has greatly benefited. Nonetheless, these low rebounding and defensive stats of Lillard compared to those of the opponent show that these scoring points are going to be an advantage within the Thunder game.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, in contrast, has figured out how to exhibit the dazzling side of his talent and the rigors of playing the role of a point guard for the Thunder. On average, Gilgeous-Alexander scores 30.3 points, and then does so with a solid assists to turnover ratio. This season, Gilgeous-Alexander has proven to be a key player in leading the Thunder to successful wins. He showed a great deal of sophisticated thinginess not only in offense with the points, assists, and steals, but also in defense with the 2.1 steals and 0.9 blocks per game.

When it is time, the two of them will play a game which will be played by Lillard, who is well known for his accuracy and creating, versus Gilgeous-Alexander who is at his best when scoring and pulling beyond the players on the offense. The consequence may as well be determined by the performance of the players, with regard to which, can dictate the whole game the most cleverly.


NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

Given the current form and statistical analysis, the betting odds for this game will be eagerly anticipated by bettors. Although the odds are yet to be determined, this matchup promises to be closely contested, and the point spread could be narrow.


Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends

The loss to the Bucks has been a huge worry for the gamblers and they have also dealt minimal profit in 2-4 straight games both against the spread and outright. Their poor set of wins on the road has also done its share of damage to the credibility, reminding the audiences about their tenacity under hostile situations.


Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends

In spite of their overall season so far, Thunder are also at the same time, vulnerable, the one having a 0-5 record against the spread in their last 5 games. It shows a real possibility for bettors, who prioritize the Bucks, to dominate the betting picture together with the Thunder’s lately feeble ability to maintain betting spreads.


Milwaukee Bucks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 4/12/24 Betting Picks

Keeping in mind the way the two teams have recently performed and the fact that the crucial players of the both teams will probably play in this matchup, this game is going to be a well contested one. Bucks, possibly part of the underdog story in this playoff series, have, in place, the arsenal to defeat Thunder; and Lillard, if he can counter Gilgeous-Alexander’s advantage in the each win-or-lose situation of the series, the Bucks chances of getting titles too would be brighter.

Then again, the main coefficient could still be in the Thunder’s favor due to the overall performance and the home-court advantage, but the public ought to remember that they are also doubted by the bookies recently when it comes to the ATS. For your betting pleasure, the over/under is an important decisive point that comes to mind as both teams have tremendous high-scoring patterns. For basketball free picks, keeping an eye on the final spread and total will be crucial as the game approaches.


Free Pick and Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 118, Milwaukee Bucks 114

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