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Warriors visit Bucks in hoops battle

Golden State WarriorsMilwaukee Bucks
Jan 26, 8:30 PM | Bradley Center

Golden State Warriors vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

26-16TEAM RECORD22-19

The Bucks will hit the floor running against the visiting Golden State Warriors on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Bucks bring a 22-19 record (21-19-1 ATS) to the battle against the 26-16 Warriors, who are 24-16-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Milwaukee go 20-21 so far and the Warriors go 25-17. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Golden State vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Bucks sat as 3.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 203.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bucks - Warriors odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 14 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Warriors sit at No. 5. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 100-98 win for the Warriors.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Milwaukee's No. 9-rated squad against Golden State's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Milwaukee rates No. 22 in the league with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 7.7 per outing.

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, giving up 102 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Golden State, they were a 103-87 loser as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Warriors failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 190 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Golden State got 23 points from David Lee but lost anyway 103-87 against the Bulls on Friday at United Center.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 113-108 loser as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 221 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Bucks got a terrific 30-point performance from Ersan Ilyasova but Cleveland handed them a 113-108 defeat on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Warriors at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Golden State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games on the road
Golden State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Golden State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing at home against Golden State
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State

Next up:
Golden State at Toronto, Monday, January 28
Milwaukee at Detroit, Tuesday, January 29