Through 3 Quarters
Both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Oklahoma City Thunder have kept the scorekeepers busy with 198 between them three quarters in. It’s looking more and more like Milwaukee’s high-powered offense is just too much for Oklahoma City as the Bucks lead 105-93.
Power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has led the way so far for Milwaukee, as he has 28 points and five assists along with seven boards. A double-double would be Antetokounmpo’s eighth in a row.
OKC has been led by shooting guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who so far has dropped a double-double on 30 points and 11 assists in addition to six rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander’s night has made it three games in a row with at least 30 points.
Here’s an interesting fact: Milwaukee also had a 12-point lead after the third quarter in the teams’ last meeting.
Milwaukee @ Oklahoma City
Current Records: Milwaukee 40-25; Oklahoma City 20-44
What to Know
The Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Paycom Center. Milwaukee should still be riding high after a win, while Oklahoma City will be looking to get back in the win column.
The Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 132-122 on Sunday. Milwaukee’s small forward Khris Middleton did his thing and shot 5-for-9 from beyond the arc and finished with 44 points, five dimes and eight boards.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma City received a tough blow on Sunday as they fell 116-103 to the Utah Jazz. One thing holding Oklahoma City back was the mediocre play of point guard Tre Mann, who did not have his best game: he finished with only six points on 2-for-13 shooting in his 25 minutes on the court.
Milwaukee is the favorite in this one, with an expected 13.5-point margin of victory. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
The Bucks’ victory brought them up to 40-25 while the Thunder’s loss pulled them down to 20-44. A couple offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Milwaukee comes into the game boasting the third most points per game in the league at 114. Less enviably, Oklahoma City has only been able to knock down 42.20% percent of their shots, which is the lowest field goal percentage in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked against Oklahoma City.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Paycom Center — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Bucks are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Thunder, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bucks as a 14.5-point favorite.
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Oklahoma City have won seven out of their last 13 games against Milwaukee.
- Nov 19, 2021 – Milwaukee 96 vs. Oklahoma City 89
- Feb 19, 2021 – Milwaukee 98 vs. Oklahoma City 85
- Feb 14, 2021 – Oklahoma City 114 vs. Milwaukee 109
- Feb 28, 2020 – Milwaukee 133 vs. Oklahoma City 86
- Nov 10, 2019 – Milwaukee 121 vs. Oklahoma City 119
- Apr 10, 2019 – Oklahoma City 127 vs. Milwaukee 116
- Jan 27, 2019 – Oklahoma City 118 vs. Milwaukee 112
- Dec 29, 2017 – Milwaukee 97 vs. Oklahoma City 95
- Oct 31, 2017 – Oklahoma City 110 vs. Milwaukee 91
- Apr 04, 2017 – Oklahoma City 110 vs. Milwaukee 79
- Jan 02, 2017 – Milwaukee 98 vs. Oklahoma City 94
- Mar 06, 2016 – Oklahoma City 104 vs. Milwaukee 96
- Dec 29, 2015 – Oklahoma City 131 vs. Milwaukee 123
Injury Report for Oklahoma City
- Isaiah Roby: Game-Time Decision (Back)
- Derrick Favors: Out (Back)
- Kenrich Williams: Out (Knee)
- Josh Giddey: Out (Hip)
- Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Out (Foot)
- Mike Muscala: Out for the Season (Ankle)
- Ty Jerome: Out for the Season (Groin)
- Luguentz Dort: Out for the Season (Shoulder)
Injury Report for Milwaukee
- George Hill: Out (Neck)
- Grayson Allen: Out (Hip)
- Pat Connaughton: Out (Finger)
- Brook Lopez: Out (Back)
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