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Milwaukee Bucks 2024 NBA Championship Odds

Milwaukee Bucks 2024 NBA Championship Odds

The Milwaukee Bucks are in the greatest era in their history since the early 1970s when Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won a world championship and were always in the hunt. Giannis Antetokounmpo is the reason for the season as the transformational figure that made the Bucks one of the most followed and wagered-on teams in the NBA. Milwaukee got off to a 30-13 start this season under rookie head coach Adrian Griffin. But in a shocker, Griffin was fired and replaced by veteran winner Doc Rivers. Rivers was hired to return Milwaukee to the basics of stout defense, which was their calling card under former coach Mike Budenholzer, who led the Bucks to the 2021 NBA title.

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At the approach of the All-Star Break, the Milwaukee Bucks are 33-17 straight up, 19-30-1 against the spread, and 28-22 over/under the total. Late on, Milwaukee has covered three out of their last 12 games. While the Bucks have gone under the total in seven of its previous ten matchups. Milwaukee is 2nd in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Milwaukee is five games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Milwaukee has NBA metrics of 2nd for scoring offense, 4th for field goal percentage, 7th for 3-point field goal percentage, 19th for free throw percentage, and 11th for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Bucks have NBA metrics of 24th for scoring defense, 17th for field goal percentage permitted, 6th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 17th for defensive rebounding.

Milwaukee Bucks Key Players

PF Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee with 31.3 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game. The Greek Freak was the 15th overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft out of Greece by the Bucks. He eventually became the best player in basketball. Giannis is an 8-time All-Star, including this year, and he is a 2-time NBA MVP. He was the 2021 NBA Finals MVP. Just as important, Giannis is the best possible face of a franchise that can be found in sports.

PG Damian Lillard is averaging 24.9 points and 6.8 assists per game. However, Lillard was a part of the Bucks' defensive woes in the first half of the season. Lillard was the 6th overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft out of Weber State by the Portland Trail Blazers, where he became the marquee man of the franchise. Lillard is an 8-time NBA All-Star.

Milwaukee Bucks Head Coach

Doc Rivers was named one of the Top 15 Coaches in NBA History. He led the Boston Celtics to the 2008 NBA championship. Rivers was named 2000 NBA Coach of the Year. As a player, he made the NBA All-Star Game, which lasted from 1983 through 1996. Rivers has a career record of 1097-763.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)

SEASON GAMES WINS LOSSES FINISH PLAYOFFS
2022–23 82 58 24 1st, Central Lost in First Round, 1–4 (Heat)
2021–22 82 51 31 1st, Central Lost in Conference Semifinals, 3–4 (Celtics)
2020–21 72 46 26 1st, Central NBA Champions, 4–2 (Suns)
2019–20 73 56 17 1st, Central Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (Heat)
2018–19 82 60 22 1st, Central Lost in Conference Finals, 2–4 (Raptors)
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Milwaukee Bucks History

The Milwaukee Bucks have had a lot of success since joining the NBA, even if they’ve only won two NBA championships. They have made the playoffs 34 times, and they were immediate contenders after they went 27-55 in their expansion season in 1968-69. Milwaukee was able to draft Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1969 NBA Draft, and that made the Bucks a franchise to be reckoned with from that point forward. They proceeded to win at least 55 games in each of the next five seasons, and they won the 1971 NBA Finals after going 66-16 during the regular season. Oscar Robertson joined Abdul-Jabbar for that season, and the Bucks only lost two playoff games on their way to the title. They made it to the 1974 NBA Finals too, where they lost to the Boston Celtics in seven games.

Unfortunately, the Bucks were unable to keep Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as he never felt at home in Milwaukee. That led to Abdul-Jabbar being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for a bevy of players and draft picks in the summer of 1975. The Bucks immediately dropped off, and although they had a successful run in the 1980s, they were never able to make it past the Eastern Conference Finals.

Milwaukee now has another destiny changing superstar in Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak is the most talented player in the NBA, and he won the NBA Finals MVP en route to the Bucks winning the 2021 NBA Finals. Antetokounmpo has already signed a max extension with the franchise until the end of the 2025-26 season, so the Bucks don’t have to worry about losing another superstar in their prime as they did with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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