The Golden State Warriors will look to snap a losing skid when they welcome the streaking Milwaukee Bucks in the Bay Area for this marquee Sunday showdown. Will the Bucks be among the few teams to beat Golden State at Chase Center this season? Or, will the Warriors tame Milwaukee?
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Away: Milwaukee Bucks (48-18/20-12 Away)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Jrue Holiday
- SG: Grayson Allen
- SF: Khris Middleton
- PF: (Giannis Antetokounmpo (questionable)
- C: Brook Lopez
After a rare stumble in a 133-130 home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers last week, the Bucks wasted no time getting back to their winning ways, as they have won three games in a row since for yet another undefeated streak. The Bucks have won against the Washington Wizards (117-111), Orland Magic (134-123), and the Brooklyn Nets (118-113) in the three games heading into this Sunday’s showdown against Golden State.
Milwaukee has lost just once in its last 20 games, and they looked ultra-competitive as well even in that loss to the Sixers. And they’ve won their last two games even though they missed the presence of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak is questionable for the Warriors game with a hand issue, and if he eventually gets ruled out for Sunday’s contest, the Bucks should still be fine with Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton, Bobby Portis, and Jrue Holiday carrying the load. Portis stepped up in the absence of Antetokounmpo and exploded for 28 points, while Lopez had a near trip-dub of 24 points, 10 rebounds, and nine blocks. They should have fun against Golden State’s defense which has allowed 268 points in its last two games.
The Bucks are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 road games.
Home: Golden State Warriors (34-33/27-7 Home)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Stephen Curry
- SG: Klay Thompson (probable)
- SF: Donte DiVincenzo
- PF: Draymond Green
- C: Kevon Looney
The defending champs are in a tailspin, with the Warriors losing their last three games – all on the road – after getting demolished by the Ja Morant-less Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, 131-110. That is not a good look on Golden State, but the Warriors do seem to have a cure to finally end their malaise this Sunday – a home game. The Warriors are seemingly portraying a wild version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in which they look rotten on the road but near-immaculate at home.
On the season, the Warriors have lost just seven games at Chase Center and are 22-11-1 against the spread in home games. During their recent homestand that ran five games long, the Warriors went undefeated with wins against the likes of the Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, and New Orleans Pelicans. One has to expect that the Warriors will provide more resistance on defense this time around after getting treated like a broken turnstile by the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Grizzlies in the last two outings. The Warriors are allowing 117.6 points per game overall this season but are limiting opponents to only 111.6 points on average at Chase Center.
The Warriors are 6-0 ATS in their last six home games.
Spread: The Warriors (+1.5) cover the spread.
Over/Under: The total (227.5) hits the Under.
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