Golden State Warriors vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 12/18/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (10-17) at Golden State Warriors (25-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -17.5 -- Over/Under: 210.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, CSNB
The Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors square off Friday night at the Oracle Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks could use a victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 95.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 15.4 points and 6.8 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 14.4 points and 3.2 assists. Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.4 assists and Jabari Parker is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost 11 straight road games.
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The Golden State Warriors look to build on their historic 25-1 start to the season. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.8 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.2 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 32 points and 6.1 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 19 points and 3.5 rebounds. Draymond Green is dishing 7.1 assists and Festus Ezeli is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 42.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game. The Golden State Warriors have not lost a regular season home game since January 27th.
The Bucks are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 Friday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Bucks are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Golden State and 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
This line is nuts, as you rarely see double-digit spreads the damn high. However, the Bucks are without Greg Monroe, have lost 11 straight on the road and are 0-3 ATS as a double-digit dog. Meanwhile, the Warriors are the Warriors and are 8-3 ATS when a double-digit favorite. You guys know how I feel about monster chalk, but this may be one of the games to lay it.