Expect a shootout when the Milwaukee Bucks (8-2), 7.5-point underdogs, meet the Golden State Warriors (10-1) at ORACLE Arena. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 234.5 points and it can be seen on TNT at 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
Milwaukee Bucks at Golden State Warriors ATS Odds
The Warriors come in on a high note after covering the 14-point spread against the Memphis Grizzlies in their last outing, 117-101. The Bucks, on the other hand, were topped by the Portland Trail Blazers, 118-103, and failed to cover as 2-point underdogs. The Golden State game finished 3.5 points under the projected point total of 221.5, while the Milwaukee game went 7.5 points under the projected point total of 228.5.
Golden State played a nearly perfect contest. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.5 (below their season average of 24.3) and a free throw rate of 0.272 (above their season average of 0.204). Memphis was 9.5 and 0.193, respectively, for those same stats. Milwaukee, meanwhile, did a terrific job of making free throws (7-8; 87.5 percent). Golden State rallied around Kevin Durant, who recorded 22 points, six rebounds and six assists. Khris Middleton fueled Milwaukee with 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
This was a highly contested series last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Bucks won the most recent game 116-107. Milwaukee out-rebounded Golden State. The Bucks had more offensive rebounds (seven vs. two) and total rebounds (36 vs. 31). This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.
Bucks games have typically gone over the O/U total (70.0 percent). Milwaukee heads into the contest with records of 8-2 straight up (SU) and 6-4 against the spread (ATS).
A little over half of Warriors games have finished over the O/U total. Moreover, Golden State is 10-1 SU and 7-4 ATS.
Klay Thompson has really been playing well recently for Golden State, averaging 24.4 points over the last five games.
The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the productive offense of Golden State (first in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 119.4) takes on the elite defense of Milwaukee (second in the league with a defensive efficiency of 100.6). ,
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors Pick
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Warriors, ATS Winner – Warriors, O/U – Over