Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/12/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (23-0) at Milwaukee Bucks (9-15)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, FS-Wisconsin
The Milwaukee Bucks and the Golden State Warriors face off on Saturday in Milwaukee in NBA action.
The Milwaukee Bucks have struggled thus far this season and they are in third to last place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference standings. The Bucks are 7-5 at home, 3-7 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last two games. The Bucks are averaging 95 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 101.4 points per game and their opponents are shooting 45 percent. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks averaging 16 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Greg Monroe is averaging 15.8 points and 9.9 rebounds, Khris Midddleton is averaging 14.1 points, and Jerryd Bayless is averaging 11.7 points. The Bucks simply have not been able to duplicate last year’s magical play.
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The Golden State Warriors have won their first 24 games this season including a double overtime win over the Celtics on Friday. The Warriors are 14-0 on the road and they have a 5.0 game lead in the NBA Western Conference standings. Golden State is averaging 116.1 points and they are shooting 49 percent while defensively they allowing 102 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Stephen Curry leads the Warriors averaging 32.2 points and 6.0 assists per game. Klay Thompson is averaging 18.2 points, Harrison Barnes is averaging 13.4 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Draymond Green is averaging 13 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 7.0 assists. The Warriors are looking like a good bet to repeat as NBA Champions.
Milwaukee is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, 4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 5-14 against the spread against the Western Conference. Golden State is 6-0 against the spread against the NBA Central, 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 road games, and 18-7-1 against the spread following a win. The road team is 20-7-1 against the spread in the last 28 meetings of these two.
The line for this one isn’t out yet because of the status of Klay Thompson so please check back shortly and I will update this with my free pick.