Golden State Warriors at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Golden State Warriors travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, January 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 4.5 point favorites.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 33-9. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 115.7 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 22-18. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per game and surrendering 106.3, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 19-22-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 23-19-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 17-18-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 24-15-1 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
01/11/18 G Andre Iguodala Knee is "?" Friday vs Milwaukee
01/11/18 PG Stephen Curry Ankle is doubtful Friday vs Milwaukee
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
01/10/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Orlando
Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 26.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Klay Thompson averages 20.7 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Khris Middleton averages 20.3 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 28.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.14 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 30.7 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 16 per game. The Warriors allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 13th in the league with 106 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is -0.35. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Bucks are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Bucks surrender 106.3 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 41.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Warriors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Golden State is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league.
Milwaukee is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Bucks are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee +4.5
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