The San Antonio Spurs have scored a number of decisive victories in recent weeks. They will try to parlay that reality into another road win this Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks.
San Antonio Spurs @ Milwaukee Bucks – Wednesday, January 2
Line: Spurs are a 5-point Favorite and the Total is 203.
Why San Antonio Will Win
No college football betting expert would deny the contention that when you win by a big margin – such as when Alabama beats Kentucky in a downmarket Southeastern Conference game, or when Oregon takes a lower-tier Pac-12 team like Colorado to the woodshed – the ability to rest starters for prolonged periods of time comes into play as a legitimate move for a head coach. Being able to give starters a rest over the course of a grinding season is very important. This is what the San Antonio Spurs are going to count on in this Wednesday night’s road game in Milwaukee.
When you go over your next sportsbook review, you will see that San Antonio – which beat Dallas by 38 points on Dec. 23 and handled the Mavericks by 25 points a week later – was also able to beat Toronto by 20 points on Dec. 26. All of those blowouts have kept San Antonio physically and mentally fresh from one night to the next. In the Spurs’ most recent game, this past Monday, they obliterated the Brooklyn Nets by a 104-73 score. San Antonio is flourishing so much at the moment that it is only adding to its supply of energy, building on its stash of physical and psychological reserves. Being able to cruise to a 31-point win and then get a day off on New Year’s Day should leave San Antonio in very good condition for this game. There will be no back-to-back malaise and no leg-weary episodes for a team whose deep bench allows Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili to remain at the top of their games, which has in turn enabled the Spurs to remain a presence at the top of the Western Conference.
Why Milwaukee Will Win
When people pursue a sport betting play, they have to look at competing factors, and although San Antonio is going to be rested for this game, one has to realize that Milwaukee will be fresh as well. Online football betting gurus know that the speed of a young team can be hard to contend with, even for experienced groups. The speed of the Indianapolis Colts was too much for the veteran Houston Texans this past Sunday in the NFL, and similarly, the quickness of Milwaukee point guard Brandon Jennings could be too much for San Antonio point guard Tony Parker on Wednesday night.
Milwaukee – which beat the Miami Heat at home this past Saturday – will gear up to beat the Spurs as well. The Bucks have the talent to take down San Antonio, and Jennings is the man who can make Milwaukee’s offense hum. His first step and quick dribble could break down Parker and scatter the Spurs’ defense, creating open shot opportunities for other Bucks. Milwaukee has two whole days off before this game, so the Bucks should be able to give the Spurs their best shot.
Who Will Win?
This will be close due to Milwaukee’s high level of energy, but San Antonio is not in a position to be tired or distracted. A focused San Antonio team should be able to pull out this game.
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NBA Betting Pick: San Antonio