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Milwaukee Bucks at San Antonio Spurs Betting Preview

It is going to be a long week for the Spurs, who play host to Milwaukee on Monday night. This marks the first of five games in seven days for them, as things really start to pick up. This is a very dangerous stretch, with New Orleans just 1.5 games out of that final play-in spot. And San Antonio is only going to be playing contenders. No easy games on the slate.

Milwaukee is airtight with Brooklyn in a matchup for the #2 seed. The Nets are 0.5 games ahead right now, and the difference is in home-court advantage. The second seed also gets to watch the play-in with anticipation of who they may play, while the #3 will already know and just have to play the waiting game. Giannis has been great all season and hopes to keep it going tonight.

It has been a tough year for San Antonio, which showed some promise in the earlier months. They now sit at 32-35, probably beating themselves up over blowing a 30+ point lead to Boston last week. That is a game they could really use right now, but of course, you can’t turn the clocks back. Can DeMar DeRozan and his team score the win they need to stay comfortably ahead of the short-handed Pels?

Odds: The spread for Monday night will favor the visiting Bucks -7.5. The over/under is slated at 233.5.

Bucks Seeking Road Win

In the race to pass the Nets, the Bucks need to take care of their own business first. It could be a great week or a terrible one. There is no chance at falling back below #3, but there is a good shot to pass Brooklyn. The Bucks are relatively healthy right now, and that plays into their hand. Jrue and Khris Middleton have both been very good throughout the year.

Bobby Portis and Bryn Forbes have been tremendous off the bench all year. Pat Connaughton is continuing to prove his worth. And PJ Tucker has provided a steady veteran presence off the bench, even though his statistical impact is very minimal. There is no weak link on the Bucks roster, but they do need to avoid long cold stretches in the big games.

San Antonio Looking to Hold On

It will be a barrage of playoff teams that await the Spurs this week. They have five games to be played in the next seven days, and that is a very daunting prospect. It could also mean that their stars aren’t playing in every game. This is more so meant for DeRozan, who has rested during some of the team’s back-to-back sets.

Not that San Antonio is a huge threat in the play-in with their inconsistencies, but anything can happen when you get to the playoff months. If they can find a way to survive this hectic week, they’ll certainly deserve a chance to make noise in next week’s tournament.

Bucks Hold It Down

The Bucks want that #2 seed. They want it bad. Tonight’s win keeps them in the thick of the race for it.


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