Saturday, March 18, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 8 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 33-34. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 54-14. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 116.2 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-37-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 37-29-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 30-36-2 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 27-41-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/17/17 PG Stephen Curry Ankle injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Milwaukee
03/01/17 F Kevin Durant Knee out indefinitely
Greg Monroe comes into this game averaging 11.8 points per contest while playing 22.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Bucks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
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Klay Thompson averages 22.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Stephen Curry averages 25 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.46 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 116.2 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.12 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 30.3 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 9th with 14.7 per game. The Warriors allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Warriors force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.9 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 115.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee +8
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