Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors - 11/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (9-2) at Milwaukee Bucks (5-6)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +8 -- Over/Under: 223.5 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks do battle tonight at the Bradley Center.
The Warriors continued their hot start to the season with an impressive 104-88 road win over the Celtics last night. Stephen Curry wasn't quite himself, finishing with just 16 points and seven assists but Kevin Durant scored 23 points with seven assists while Klay Thompson continued his hot form with a game-high 28 points as the Warriors broke open a tight contest with a 24-3 run to start the third quarter. In fact, the Warriors were up by as many as 30 points before the Celtics' reserves made a late run to keep the final score respectable. With the win, Golden State improves to 10-2 overall and 6-1 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Bucks have lost four of their last five and will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after falling at Miami by 96-73 on Thursday. Tony Snell and Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 14 points each while Michael Beasley added 13 points off the bench, as the Bucks jumped out to an early 20-6 lead before getting outscored by 48-25 in the second half and 29-11 in the fourth quarter. As a team, the Bucks shot just 32.2 percent from the field and simply needed a lot more from Jabari Parker who had just 11 points on five of 20 shooting after scoring 23 points on Wednesday. WIth the loss, Milwaukee drops to 5-6 overall and 1-4 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 19-9 ATS in their last 28 games playing on zero days rest and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall, while the Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Warriors are 2-9-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall but a dominant 5-2-1 ATS in the last eight meetings in Milwaukee.
The Warriors may use this game as an opportunity to rest some starters as they played just last night so be sure to check the lineups before tipoff, but I'm sticking with the Warriors even if they're shorthanded as the Bucks have just been so unreliable lately, while the Warriors have been rock-solid.