Milwaukee Bucks at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 3/29/2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 3 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 39-35. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 105.9 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 54-20. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 114.0 points per contest and giving up 107.0, which is a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 29-40-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 39-34-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 31-42-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 35-39-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/27/18 F Thon Maker Groin is "?" Thursday vs Golden State
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is out indefinitely
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/28/18 F Draymond Green Throat is "?" Thursday vs Milwaukee
03/28/18 F Kevin Durant Ribs is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Milwaukee
03/27/18 F Omri Casspi Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Milwaukee
03/24/18 G Stephen Curry Knee is out indefinitely
03/14/18 G Klay Thompson Thumb is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 20.1 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.2 points per contest in 37 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 10 rebounds per contest for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Andre Iguodala has scored 6.1 points per contest while playing 25.5 minutes per game this season for the Warriors. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Draymond Green averages 11.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.9 rebounds per game and 7.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 105.9 points per contest this year, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.31 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 13.9 per game. The Bucks allow 106.2 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 23.2 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the NBA with 114 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 7. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.9 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 29.6. The Warriors are 5th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Warriors give up 107 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 42.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Milwaukee is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 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 12th in the league.
Golden State is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Warriors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 21st. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -3
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