Thunder vs. Bucks Odds, Picks & Betting Predictions: Will Giannis & Co. Dominate OKC’s Underrated Squad?


Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder

  • The update betting odds for Friday's Thunder vs. Bucks game list Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee as double-digit favorites (spread: -10) to get their 51st win with the over/under set at 226.
  • Key injuries for both teams -- Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari and Bucks guard Kris Middleton are out -- have moved the spread back and forth all afternoon.
  • Get our NBA crew's picks for Thunder vs. Bucks below.

NBA fans and bettors couldn’t have asked for a more interesting matchup in a game that pits a potential 70-win team against one of the best stories in the league.

The Milwaukee Bucks host the Oklahoma City Thunder who just played on Thursday and came back against the Kings after being down 17 points in the third quarter. The Thunder will almost certainly have tired legs playing in a road back-to-back on Friday night.

Will the Bucks take advantage and dominate as usual? Our experts make their picks for tonight’s primetime matchup below.

Thunder at Bucks Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions

  • Spread: Bucks -11.5
  • Over/Under: 229
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN

Odds as of Friday and via FanDuel. Get up to a $500 risk-free bet at FanDuel today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

Betting Trend to Know

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been the best team against the spread in the NBA for bettors by pretty much any measure. They have the best overall ATS record (38-21), bets ATS road record (21-6) and second-best ATS record against teams above .500 (16-9).

They face a tough test tonight on the road in the second game of a back-to-back against the best team in the NBA, but have proven to be strong in these situations. They are 8-0 in the second game of a back-to-back including 6-0 in road back-to-backs, both are tops in the league this season.

Matt Moore: Do Not Sleep on OKC

We have nearly two full seasons of the Mike Budenholzer Bucks, with essentially the same roster, same system, same trends and the same dominance. So we can look at teams they’re great against and so-so-against because, well, they’re not bad against anyone.

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