NBA: Golden State Warriors vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 1/13/2024

NBA: Golden State Warriors vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 1/13/2024

The Golden State Warriors (18-20) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (26-12) on Saturday, January 13th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Warriors Are Coming Off A Win

In their latest game against the Bulls, Klay Thompson was the top scorer for the Warriors’ offense, scoring 30 points and shooting 9/19 from the field. Stephen Curry also contributed 27 points as the Warriors won by a score of 140-131 vs. the Bulls.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Bucks, the Warriors are 18-20 overall and are below .500. In the Western Conference, they are 12th and are 5th in the Pacific division.

Golden State comes in with an overall ATS record of 17-20 so far this season. The Warriors have been unable to cover the spread in their last two games as favorites, and they hold a 10-5 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.

The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win

In the Bucks’ most recent game against the Celtics, Bobby Portis led the Bucks with 28 points while going 11/18 from the field. Giannis Antetokounmpo also added 24 points as the Bucks won the game by a score of 135-102.

Coming into today’s matchup against the Warriors, the Bucks have a record above .500 at 26-12. In their 38 games, the Bucks are 21-10 against the Eastern Conference and 5-2 in non-conference play.

Milwaukee’s ATS record sits below .500 (16-22). The Bucks maintain an ATS record of 8-9 on the road, while they have a 8-13 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Warriors Offense Breakdown

The Golden State offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 10th ranked offense at 117.4 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Warriors are 10th in the NBA at 117.4 points per game. However, when they are on the road, they are 5th in the league at 119.7 points per game. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.3% of their games.

The Warriors are one of the top teams in the league in three-point shooting, as they are 4th in both three-pointers made per game (14.8) and attempts per game (40.2). In terms of overall field goal percentage, Golden State is 23rd at 46%.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Warriors are 12th in both free throws made per game (18.6) and attempts per game (23.5). In terms of pace, they are 15th in the NBA at 99.1 possessions per game.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

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The Bucks arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 124.4 points per game (2nd).

At home, the Bucks are averaging 125.1 points per game, which is 3rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 2nd in the league at 124.4 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Milwaukee is 7th in the league in both three-point percentage and attempts per game. They are making an average of 14.3 threes per game.

So far this season, the Bucks have outscored the NBA average in 78.9% of their games. When it comes to pace, they are 4th in the league at 101.9 possessions per game.

Warriors Team Defense

Currently, the Warriors’ defense holds the 22nd rank in the NBA, allowing 117.9 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Warriors are forcing 14 per game, which is 24th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 28th in blocked shots at 3.6 per game.

Bucks Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Bucks’ defense is giving up an average of 119.4 points per contest. Milwaukee’s defense is currently forcing 12.8 turnovers per game, which is 12th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 10th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.6 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Warriors And Bucks

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Stephen Curry will be the primary scorer for the Warriors, with 26 points and going 9/19 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 26.7 points per game, along with 4.2 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Giannis Antetokounmpo to be the top scorer for the Bucks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 30, and he is expected to secure 11 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 61%, and he is contributing 31.2 points per game on average.

Warriors vs Bucks Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Golden State has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-8 while averaging 119 points per game.
  • In their last five games at home, the Bucks have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 125 points per game in these contests.
  • The last ten games that Golden State was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting favorite, the Bucks have gone 1-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.

Warriors vs Bucks Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Warriors vs. Bucks game, our recommendation is to take the Warriors at +11.5. Despite our model showing the Bucks winning 118-111, we like Warriors as our point-spread pick.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 245 and our model has the Warriors and Bucks finishing with a combined 229 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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