Milwaukee
Bucks
Stadium Fiserv Forum
7-3 Overall | EASTERN 2nd
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division119.9111.8
Schedule
Regular season
Fri  11/1
@
Orlando
W123-91
Sat  11/2
vs
Toronto
W115-105
Mon  11/4
@
Minnesota
W134-106
Wed  11/6
@
Los Angeles
W129-124
Fri  11/8
@
Utah
L100-103
Sun  11/10
@
Oklahoma City
W121-119
Thu  11/14
vs
Chicago
8:00pm
Sat  11/16
@
Indiana
7:00pm
Mon  11/18
@
Chicago
8:00pm
Wed  11/20
@
Atlanta
7:30pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 6/1, 14.3% (#3). Even with the juice, the Bucks are a good betting value. Their 16.1% chance to win the championship (based on simulations) is #1 in the league. In simulations, they win the East 30.3% of the time and are not a good value at 5/4, 44.4%. The Bucks are averaging 53.1 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 58 wins. At -10000 the Bucks are a good value to make the playoffs with a 99.9% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 1/20, 95.2%. They win the division in 63.5% of simulations. Based on wins per simulation they are projected to have the best record in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 60-22 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was 69%. They were very good against the spread going 47-32-3 for (+1180 profit). They went over 41 times and came in under 40 times. Based on computer simulations they only have a 45% chance to beat the Rockets in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (STRENGTH): They are an elite shooting team with a true FG% of 57.9% (#3 in League). The team shooting has declined to 53.7% in their last 7 games. They average 118.1 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 116.5. On the road they average 116.4 (115.7 expected), and at home 119.9 ppg (117.3 expected).

DEFENSE (STRENGTH): This is an elite defensive team holding opponents to 53 true FG% (#1 in League). They allow 109.3 pts per game vs an expected value of 110.2. They are allowing 110.7 (111.7 expected) on the road, and at home 107.8 ppg (108.8 expected).

REBOUNDING (STRENGTH): They significantly outrebound opponents by an average of +4.7 per game (#2 in league).

TURNOVERS (BELOW AVERAGE): They have an average turnover margin of -0.2 per game (#15 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Giannis Antetokounmpo who is projected to be the #1 Forward. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
34 Antetokounmpo, Giannis PF6-1124212/06/19946No College
43 Antetokounmpo, Thanasis SF6-620507/18/19921No College
17 Bender, Dragan SF7-022511/17/19973No College
6 Bledsoe, Eric PG6-120512/09/19899Kentucky
23 Brown, Sterling SG6-523202/10/19952Southern Methodist
24 Connaughton, Pat SG6-520901/06/19934Notre Dame
0 DiVincenzo, Donte SG6-420301/31/19971Villanova
3 Hill, George PG6-318805/04/198611Indiana-Purdue
7 Ilyasova, Ersan SF6-923505/15/198711No College
26 Korver, Kyle SG6-721203/17/198116Creighton
11 Lopez, Brook C7-027004/01/198811Stanford
42 Lopez, Robin C7-027504/01/198811Stanford
15 Mason III, Frank PG5-1119004/03/19942Kansas
9 Matthews, Wesley SG6-422010/14/198610Marquette
22 Middleton, Khris SF6-722208/12/19917Texas A&M
13 Reynolds, Cameron SG6-722502/07/19951Tulane
5 Wilson, D.J. PF6-1023102/19/19962Michigan