Warriors vs. Bucks Match Preview & Betting Odds 2018/19Published November 08, 2018
Milwaukee got off to a hot start this season winning their first seven games. But after losing to Portland by 15 Tuesday night, they have now lost two of their last three.
Golden State has taken a different route. They got off to a slow start and lost their third game of the season. But they have since won eight in a row. Every game but one (a six-point win over New Jersey) has been a blowout.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to make life very challenging for the Warriors. With the skill set he has, he is not going to be someone they can shut down. But with the cast of superstars they have, the Warriors may be able to slow him down.
There’s just no stopping this…— Good NBA Tweets (@GoodNBATweets) November 7, 2018
Giannis Antetokounmpo with the 🔨‼️pic.twitter.com/B1lyWwvq0B
If the rest of the Bucks have to carry the load, Milwaukee is going to be in trouble, but don’t count on that happening. The Warriors are not a bad defensive team, but they aren’t a great one either. Even if they focus on Antetokounmpo, the best they can hope for is to maybe slow him down.
But with Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson on the team do they really need to worry about one player— even if that player is the ‘Greek Freak.’ Without the services of Draymond Green, yes they do.
Spread: Warriors by 7.5
This will be a high-scoring, hard-fought, entertaining game. But while the Warriors will ultimately win the game, the Bucks will win against the spread.
This is the easiest call to make yet this season. With the offensive potential on both ends of the court, go with the over.
Money line: Warriors -294; Bucks +242
It will be a close one but expect the Warriors to come out on top in the end.