The tough competition continues for the San Antonio Spurs as they look to notch their first win over a contending team on Saturday. In the first meeting between the Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks on October 23rd, Khris Middleton's 28 points led the way to a 121-111 victory in San Antonio.
Doug McDermott, who broke out against the Bucks with 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting from downtown in the game, will be sidelined this time around with a knee injury.
The Spurs are coming off a 104-99 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in which they blew a 20-point first quarter lead. Meanwhile, the Bucks never lead in their home loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves despite 40 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo.
San Antonio Spurs vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBet have the Spurs as 7 point underdogs against the Bucks. Currently, San Antonio is at -110 to cover.
San Antonio Spurs: +240
Milwaukee Bucks: -280
The over/under for the matchup is 223.5. The Spurs are averaging 110.0 points per game while the Bucks are averaging 114.0.
San Antonio Spurs vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction
I've been burned by the Spurs' lack of execution down the stretch in their last two outings. Until this group proves they can play a full 48 minutes against top-level competition, it's hard to predict in their favor.
This game is the finale in a brutal stretch of five straight against elite or near-elite teams, and I think San Antonio will probably need to be content that they hung in them all despite falling to 1-5 early on.
If Derrick White breaks out of his slump, Dejounte Murray and Jakob Poeltl continue playing exceptionable basketball, and another scorer steps up, the Spurs have a decent chance. So far, all of that hasn't happened together since the season opener.
Bucks 114, Spurs 106
What channel is the San Antonio Spurs game on?
Saturday's game will air on Bally Sports Southwest in San Antonio and Bally Sports Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Tip off is set for 8 pm ET.
How to watch San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks Live Stream
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San Antonio Spurs Next Games and Schedule
The Spurs will have a chance to rebound from their slow start to the season as two of their next three opponents are playing below .500 basketball.
Nov. 1 @ Indiana
Nov. 3 vs. Dallas
Nov. 5 @ Orlando