Golden State Warriors at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick - Odds and Predictions

January 12, 8:05 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Milwaukee +6

The Milwaukee Bucks will host the Golden State Warriors at the BMO Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a cross-conference clash and their first encounter of the 2017-18 season. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:05 PM and is to be aired on FSN and SPORTSNET. Both teams enter on differing notes as the Bucks have played .500 ball more or less all season long while Golden State has won eight of their last ten. The two teams last met in March of 2017 where Golden State thrashed the Deers 117-92 at The O. Golden State has won their last three against Milwaukee overall.

Golden State Warriors at Milwaukee Bucks Overview

The Golden State Warriors have dominated the West and the NBA as they usual do. Despite rolling every opponent they have come across for the most part, Golden State has been extraordinarily overvalued as they have been 4-5-1 ATS in their last ten despite owning an aforementioned .800 record over this span. Most recently, the Warriors were shocked by the LA Clippers at home when Lou Williams put up 50 and led Los Angeles to a 125-106 win. The Milwaukee Bucks have had an up and down season to best describe it. While the Bucks are assuredly missing Jabari Parker at forward they are delighted to have a point guard finally lead their offense in the addition of Eric Bledsoe. Most recently, the Bucks took down the Orlando Magic at home on Wednesday by a score of 110-103.


Golden State at Milwaukee NBA Key Betting Trends

  • The Milwaukee Bucks enter at 22-18 SU while owning a 17-18-5 record overall against the spread.
  • Golden State is prone to be overvalued as defending NBA Champions and thus they are 19-22-1 ATS while posting a remarkable 33-9 record straight up.

Public Money

As expected with a premium team like Golden State, 93% of the cash and 86% of the ticket action is with Golden State. The Warriors on the Money Line require serious juice as they are a -235 road favorite compared to Milwaukee who comes in as a +215 home pooch. The Over/Under market has risen by two points to reflect action on the Over. 64% of the cash and 87% of the tickets are in on the Over to confirm this narrative.

Golden State Warriors at Milwaukee Bucks Pick

Two years ago, the Milwaukee Bucks ended Golden State’s twenty-four game winning streak which was a NBA record. That historic upset came at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Though it may seem like ancient history, it is nevertheless bulletin board material for this team to use as a source of motivation. Since that day, Milwaukee has sported the mantra “Fear The Deer” and made it their business to claim a distinct and robust home court advantage. Given the fact Milwaukee commits less turnovers and has the strong defense of the two, you can expect the Bucks to buck up and keep this one under the number.

Free Pick: 
Take Milwaukee +6