Golden State Warriors vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3/20/14
Milwaukee Bucks (13-55) at Golden State Warriors (43-26)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -13.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors will host the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. These teams met back on January 7, and the Warriors won 101-80.
Milwaukee continues its horrible slide, as it has lost five straight and eight of its last nine games. The Bucks have allowed 100-plus points in 18 of their last 20 games. In Milwaukee’s last five games, it’s averaging 99.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 50 percent shooting. Bucks point guard Brandon Knight continues to play well, shooting 44 percent and averaging 20 points in his last five games. The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-38 ATS overall and 16-17 ATS on the road.
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Golden State has won two straight and seven of its last nine games. Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has been on fire recently, shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 44.7 percent from beyond the arc in his last five games. On the season, Golden State averages 103.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allows 98.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Power forward David Lee is coming off his 32nd double-double of the season. The Golden State Warriors are 33-33-3 ATS overall and 15-16-2 ATS on their home court.
The Bucks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Warriors are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing SU record and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Bucks are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Golden State and 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall against Golden State.
Although the Bucks aren’t even close to the same level as the Warriors, four of their last six losses have come by single digits. That includes a 120-115 overtime loss to the Portland Trailblazers on Tuesday.
Milwaukee should be able to keep this game within the projected number, which is why I’ll take the points.