Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors (45-22) host Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (42-25) in a heavyweight cross-conference battle on Saturday night. The Warriors roll into this contest on a two-game win streak, outlasting the Denver Nuggets on March 10. Likewise, Milwaukee is currently on a six-game winning streak, including pulling out a 124-115 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday.
Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET from Chase Center. Milwaukee is favored by two points in the latest Bucks vs. Warriors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 238. Before locking in any Warriors vs. Bucks picks, you need to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Bucks vs. Warriors and revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see all of the model's NBA picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Warriors vs. Bucks:
- Bucks vs. Warriors spread: Milwaukee -2
- Bucks vs. Warriors over-under: 238 points
- Bucks vs. Warriors money line: Golden State +110, Milwaukee -130
- MIL: Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall
- GS: Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as home underdogs
Why the Bucks can cover
Forward Khris Middleton is a three-level scorer with a smooth jumper for the Bucks. Middleton averages 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. The Texas A&M product is making 37 percent of his attempts from three. Middleton has logged at least 22 points in five straight games. On March 6 against the Phoenix Suns, the three-time All-Star finished with 44 points, eight rebounds and five assists. He also went 5-for-9 from beyond the arc.
Guard Jrue Holiday is one of the top two-way players in the league. Holiday plays extremely fierce defense, forcing opponents to work for every bucket. The UCLA product is averaging 18.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists. The two-time NBA All-Defensive First-Team selection is also recording 1.5 steals per game. He's swiped at least two steals in six of his last 10 games. In the March 2 win over the Miami Heat, Holiday had 25 points, six rebounds, 11 assists and two steals.
Why the Warriors can cover
Curry is one of the most dynamic players in the league. He has almost limitless range and has the confidence to pull up from anywhere on the floor. Curry averages 25.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game. The three-time NBA champion has scored at least 30 points in four of his last 10 games. In his last matchup, Curry logged 34 points, nine rebounds and knocked down five 3-pointers.
Guard Jordan Poole has been having a great year. Poole averages a career-high 16.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. The Michigan product is making 35 percent of his 3-point attempts. Poole has scored at least 20 points in five straight games. On March 7 against the Denver Nuggets, he finished with 32 points, seven assists and shot 8-for-12 from beyond the arc.
How to make Bucks vs. Warriors picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 228 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's Warriors vs. Bucks pick at SportsLine.
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