Milwaukee Bucks at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 11/8/2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 7.5 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 8-2. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 12.7 as they average 120.0 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 10-1. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 123.5 points per contest and give up 109.7, which is a point differential of 13.7.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 7-3-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/07/18 F Draymond Green Foot is questionable Thursday vs Milwaukee
11/02/18 PG Shaun Livingston Foot is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 25.8 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 13.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Klay Thompson averages 20.5 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Kevin Durant averages 27.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 120.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.5 per game. The Bucks allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the league with 123.5 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 13.7. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 47.0 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 30.5. The Warriors are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Warriors surrender 109.7 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 40.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors were 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game last season.
The Bucks are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.1, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 104.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 28th in the league.
Golden State is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 121.6, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -7.5
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