Milwaukee Bucks vs Golden State Warriors NBA Betting Tips 1/8/2020
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -10.5
Eric Paschall and the Golden State Warriors (9-29, 5th in the Pacific Division) host the Milwaukee Bucks (32-6, 1st in the Central Division) at Chase Center on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Milwaukee opens this contest as 10.5 point favorites. The O/U is set at 220.
The Bucks are covering the spread 55.3% of the time, having gone 21-17-0 ATS. Golden State covers the spread 44.7% of the time, going 17-21-0 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/30/19 PG Stephen Curry Hand is out indefinitely
10/19/19 SG Klay Thompson Knee is out indefinitely
01/06/20 PF Draymond Green Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Milwaukee
01/06/20 PG D'Angelo Russell Shoulder is questionable Wednesday vs Milwaukee
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 18.7 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 30.2 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 5.6 assists per game and 12.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Eric Paschall scores 14.0 points per contest while playing 27.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Alec Burks averages 15.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 119.2 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 51.5 boards per contest and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.7 per game. The Bucks allow 107.3 points per contest, which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 26th in the NBA with 105.1 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -7.84. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 24.0. The Warriors are 18th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Warriors give up 112.9 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Milwaukee is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Golden State is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Warriors are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 21st. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -10.5
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