Last Updated Mar 11, 2023, 8:30 PM
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Regular season NBA action resumes on Saturday night with a heavyweight non-conference clash between the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors. Coverage begins from Chase Center in San Francisco at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS vs. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING PREDICTION
The Bucks stand as the hottest team in basketball at the moment, currently boasting a record of 18-1 in their last 19 games, while pacing the entire league in net rating by a comfortable margin during that span at +10.7, with the next few squads in line being Cleveland (+8.4 NetRtg), Phoenix (6.7 NetRtg), and New York (+4.9 NetRtg).
It certainly hasn’t been the most joyous turn of events, but they’ve even managed to keep the ship afloat in the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo, considering the Bucks enter Saturday following back-to-back wins over the Magic and Nets, despite Giannis sitting out both of those contests due to hand soreness.
The Bucks seem to be rarely influenced by game location, currently owning records of 28-6 at home and 20-12 on the road this season. However, on the other hand, the Warriors tend to absolutely dominate their home floor, yet they straight-up stink away from their building, highlighted by Golden State owning records of 27-7 at home and 6-26 on the road.
Steph Curry missed most of the month of February due to injury, and since his return, the Warriors have lost three straight games. So, the public’s perception of Golden State is about as poor as it can get right now. However, all three of those losses came on the road, and fortunately, the Warriors return home for Saturday’s contest.
Make no mistake about it, the Bucks are one of the most dangerous teams in the league, with or without Giannis, and over the last month or so, they’ve looked pretty much unbeatable aside from a three-point loss to Philly last Saturday. But all things considered, this still feels like an excellent bounce-back spot for Golden State.
Prior to their latest three-game losing streak, the Warriors won five straight home games in the absence of Curry. Some call it a coincidence, some call it luck of the draw. Call it whatever you want, but the Warriors have played phenomenal at home all season, and contrarily, they’ve been terrible on the road.
So, Golden State appears to be beyond due for a win in Saturday’s showdown against a Bucks’ squad that’s just 18-14 ATS on the road this year, especially given Antetokounmpo’s current health status.
Score Prediction: Warriors 121, Bucks 114
Best Bet: Warriors +1 (-110)
MILWAUKEE BUCKS vs. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING ODDS
MILWAUKEE BUCKS vs. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING RESOURCES
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Venue: Chase Center
Location: San Francisco, California
TV-Time: ABC, 8:30 p.m. ET
MILWAUKEE BUCKS vs. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING STATS
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MILWAUKEE BUCKS vs. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING TRENDS
- The Bucks are 19-1 SU in their last 20 games.
- The Bucks are 6-3 SU in their last nine games against Golden State.
- The total has gone UNDER in seven of Golden State's last nine games.
- The Warriors are 6-0 ATS in their last six home games.
- The Warriors are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games against Milwaukee.
- The Bucks are 9-0 SU in their last nine road games.
- The Bucks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games against Golden State.