The Golden State Warriors collected four of their 10 defeats in the last seven games, which is surprising for one of the league’s frontrunners. They will try to bounce back from an eight-point defeat at the hands of the Grizzlies. This is their second of four consecutive road contests and the first game against the defending champions. Meanwhile, the Bucks are having issues of their own as they try to recover from back-to-back losses against the Hornets.
NitroBetting shares a preview of the anticipated Warriors vs. Bucks game. Get a full scoop of the event’s details, team and players stats, NBA betting odds, trends, and expert predictions down below.
Warriors vs. Bucks Game Information
- When: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 95.7 THE GAME (Warriors) / Newsradio 620 WTMJ (Bucks)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Warriors (+2.5) / Bucks (-2.5)
Why Bet on the Golden State Warriors?
The Warriors lost by eight points or more in their last three defeats. They picked up three of their 10 losses in four games, which is uncharacteristic of the team. But with Klay Thompson starting to warm up, we could see improvement coming from the side in the coming games.
The team averages 109.8 points (12th) on 46.7% shooting (fifth) per game. They average fewer points than the Bucks but are the better shooters overall. The hosts should look out for the Warriors’ accuracy from the two-point range at 56.0% (second). Furthermore, since the roster features some of the best shooters in the league, we expect their 35.9% three-point (eighth) percentage to come to play.
However, the Warriors have the defensive edge over the Bucks in this one. They hold opponents to 101.3 points (first) on 42.6% shooting (first) in 40 games played. The team also has the third-best defensive rebounds statistic at 36.3 boards per game.
Draymond Green is still out with a calf injury. Juan Toscano-Anderson is expected to fill in for him, with help from forward Otto Porter Jr.
Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?
The Bucks are likely to go toe-to-toe with the Warriors in scoring. They average better points than their upcoming opponents at 111.8 (fifth) per game. There’s a gap between their shooting percentage at 45.5% (11th). However, the squad documents a 53.5% effective field goal percentage (seventh) that could threaten any defense in the league. Additionally, the Bucks can take advantage of better free throw shooting numbers.
Defensively, the Bucks also have what it takes to challenge the Warriors on the glass. The hosts average 55.2 total rebounds per game and hold the league-high avegage in defensive boards with 36.5 per game. Milwaukee’s three-point defense can put enough pressure on its opponents’ shooters. The team allows opponents to shoot just 33.7% (sixth) on their threes.
Jrue Holiday left protocols a few days ago but is still likely to miss Thursday’s game due to ankle issues. The second point guard in line George Hill is also out of the lineup as he entered the league’s health and safety protocols last week. Jordan Nwora fills in the starting position.
Warriors vs. Bucks Betting Trends
- The Warriors are 3-2 in their last five regular-season road games against the Bucks (2-3 ATS).
- The Warriors are 5-5 in their last five regular-season road games (3-7 ATS).
- The totals went under in two of the Warriors’ last five regular-season games against the Bucks.
- The Bucks are 3-2 in their last five regular-season games at the Fiserv Forum (2-3 ATS).
- The Bucks are 3-2 in their last five regular-season games against the Warriors (3-2 ATS).
- The totals went over in two of the Bucks’ last five regular-season home games against the Warriors.
Warriors vs. Bucks Expert Betting Prediction
Surprisingly, the Warriors are this game’s underdogs. They should have the upper hand if we look at the numbers alone. But, their recent results tell us that they lost some pace in the past few games. Covering the spread shouldn’t be much of a problem, and if the Splash Brothers start to heat up, it could spell trouble for the hosts. Meanwhile, the Bucks get home-court advantage despite picking up several losses in the past week. We expect the duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton shouldering scoring duties without Jrue Holiday in the mix.
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