Milwaukee Bucks (8-2) at Golden State Warriors (10-1)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 8, 2018, 10:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Golden State Warriors -7 -- Over/Under: 234.5
The Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors meet Thursday in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a statement road victory while building on their solid 8-2 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 25.8 points and 13.3 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.5 points and 4.1 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.6 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 53.2 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have split their first four road games.
The Golden State Warriors look to keep the ball rolling while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 123.5 points on 51.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 31.3 points and 6.1 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 27.7 points and 7.5 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won all six home games this season.
The Bucks are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bucks are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Golden State and 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The one thing the Golden State Warriors have struggled with over the years is pace and length, as they have issues with long defensive teams and can't get into a consistent offensive rhythm against slower teams. The Warriors had their issues with the Nuggets in that sort of style and should have lost to the Utah Jazz in the second game of the season. The Milwaukee Bucks are as long and great defensively as any team in the league and have actually beaten the Warriors twice in the last six meetings. The Warriors will also be without Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston for this contest. Give me the points.