Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors - 1/7/14
Golden State Warriors (23-13) at Milwaukee Bucks (7-26)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +8 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors can make it 10 straight wins tonight if they can beat the Milwaukee Bucks.
Coming off a ninth straight win, it's safe to say the Warriors have finally turned the corner and are finally starting to win games consistently. On Sunday, Klay Thompson scored a game-high 26 points and David Lee scored 21 in the Warriors' latest win over the Wizards. Stephen Curry added just 14 points on five of 17 shooting, but the Warriors got a big lift from Andrew Bogut who scored 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in just 26 minutes and is finally staying healthy enough to make these performances more regular. Golden State is now 23-13 overall and 12-9 on the road where they've won their last five.
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Meanwhile, the Bucks have lost 10 of their last 12 and are coming off a 116-100 beating thanks to Goran Dragic and the Suns. Brandon Knight led the scoring with 25 points and eight assists while OJ Mayo added 20 points off the bench, but the Bucks committed an unforgivable 25 turnovers to the Suns which was the difference. Milwaukee are now 7-26 on the season overall and 4-14 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 against the Eastern Conference, while the Bucks are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games following a loss of more than 10 points and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Warriors are 0-5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall but they are 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Milwaukee.
The Bucks are in a world of hurt and haven't shown me enough to suggest that this won't be another double digit loss at home against a red-hot Warriors outfit looking for a tenth straight win.