Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors Odds, Analysis, NBA Betting Pick
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The Golden State Warriors (10-1) will be gunning for their ninth straight victory on Thursday when they host the Milwaukee Bucks (8-2) as large home favorites at sportsbooks. The Warriors are a perfect 6-0 straight up at home this season, and they have covered their last four games overall, according to the OddsShark NBA Database.
NBA betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 117.5-110.9, Warriors (NBA picks on every game)
Why the Bucks can cover the spread
Golden State will be without its top defensive player, as forward Draymond Green will miss this game due to a foot injury. That means Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo (25.8 points per game) should be able to dominate whoever he is matched up against. Antetokounmpo has averaged 27.3 points in three games since missing a 124-109 win over the Toronto Raptors on October 29 because he was in the league’s concussion protocol, so all looks to be well.
The Bucks kicked off a four-game west coast road trip with a 118-103 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers as two-point favorites on Tuesday, but they have not lost or failed to cover the spread in consecutive games this year.
Why the Warriors can cover the spread
The two-time defending NBA champion Warriors have proven lately that motivation and health will determine how many games they win and cover this season. As long as they can stay healthy, they will remain strong favorites for a three-peat and can basically beat the number whenever they feel like it.
At least that is how it seems right now, anyway. This team has been so good in covering seven of eight during its current winning streak that few remember an 0-3 start against the spread. Even with Green out, Golden State still has the ability to cover quickly based on its NBA-leading offense.
Smart betting pick
These are the two best offensive teams in the league, making for an intriguing matchup and featuring a few of the top MVP candidates. Antetokounmpo will get to take his shot at beating the Warriors, and he has shown that he can carry his team on the road, with Milwaukee hanging in there against the Boston Celtics in a 117-113 loss a week ago despite giving up 24 three-pointers. The Bucks will keep this one close too and cover.
NBA betting trends
Milwaukee is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games.
The total has gone over in 19 of Milwaukee’s last 25 games.
The total has gone over in five of Golden State’s last seven games.
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November 8, 2018 at 04:15AM