Milwaukee has been one of the hottest teams on the NBA betting online board so far. In fact, the Bucks have the look of a team that could go deep into the playoffs. Certainly, power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is blossoming into a super star. But the supporting cast is strong as well. In the same way has new head coach Mike Budenholzer coaxed the Bucks into playing a full court game. As good as Milwaukee is playing, they still have much to prove. And Thursday’s night’s game at NBA champion Golden State provides such an opportunity.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors
Date and Time: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 8 p.m. ET
Location: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California
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Golden State Warriors
Golden State has shown much better wagering value than was the case last year. Overall the Warriors are 9-1 straight up and 6-4 against the spread. Further, the world champs have covered four of their five home games so far. Consistent with their reputation is a rank of first in the NBA for scoring. In the second place Golden State has improved to rank 11th on defense. Stephen Curry is averaging 32.5 points per game to lead the Warriors. Also showing well is Kevin Durant with 28.3 points per outing. Accordingly, a third straight title looks quite possible.
Milwaukee is 7-1 straight up and 5-2-1 vs. the odds with a 6-2 over the total mark. Concurrently the Bucks rank fourth in the NBA for scoring and fifth for points allowed. Giannis is averaging 26.1 points and 13.7 rebounds per game. Hence, he has emerged as one of the absolute dominant forces in the NBA. Khris Middleton adds support with 20 points per outing. Admittedly it’s a very long season ahead but the Bucks look for real. Budenholzer had some success as coach of the Atlanta Hawks. But he never had a player like Giannis while there.
Stats to Consider
Milwaukee has been an absolutely terrible NBA betting online value as a road dog recently. For example, the Bucks have covered just five of their last 20 getting points away from home. Seven of Milwaukee’s last eight as a road dog have gone over the total. Balanced against that is Golden State’s improving value as a home chalk. The Warriors have paid in five of their last six laying points at ORACLE Arena. Three of their last five in that situation have gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
Milwaukee has had the recent edge in this sportsbook series. To illuminate the Bucks have covered 10 of their last 14 games with the Warriors. Three of the last five between these teams have gone over the total. Additionally, Milwaukee has owned the cashier’s cage at Golden State. In fact, the Bucks have come away with the money in eight of their last nine visits to ORACLE Arena.
Matchup to Watch
As was previously noted the Warriors have shown improved NBA betting online value. More emphatically this matchup with have their full attention. Commencing with Milwaukee’s growing reputation Golden State will want to show who is boss of the NBA.
Bucks vs. Warriors NBA Betting Online Picks
In brief the Bucks poor play on the road makes Golden State a solid call.
Bucks vs. Warriors NBA Betting Online Pick: Golden State Warriors
Bucks vs. Warriors NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Warriors 110, Bucks 98
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