The Milwaukee Bucks (48-18) have started to make a stronghold in the Eastern Conference by staying on top. They are currently on a three-game winning run and are coming off a win against the Brooklyn Nets (118-113).
The Bucks are definitely weaker without Giannis but have managed to hold their ground in recent games. Bobby Portis became the highest scorer against the Nets by scoring 28 points in the win along with Brook Lopez, who controlled proceedings with a 23-point display. However, it was the Nets’ bench that made the game exciting until the very end. Five players from the bench scored in double digits for the Nets, showing great determination. The Bucks will now be up against the Golden State Warriors (34-33), who are seventh in the West but are on a three-game losing streak.
The return of Steph Curry has not helped the Warriors as of now. They faced defeat at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies (131-110). Despite Curry scoring 29 points and Jordan Poole scoring 22, the Warriors fell short by 21 points. They are now 5-5 in their last 10 but positive to qualify for the playoffs.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors: Match Details
Fixture: Milwaukee Bucks @ Golden State Warriors
Date & Time: Saturday, March 11, 8:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors: Injury Report
There are a few injury concerns for both teams at the moment. Goran Dragic is probable for the Bucks as he has a knee issue while Giannis Antetokounmpo is questionable for tonight’s game due to hand soreness. Wesley Matthews is yet to fully recover from a Calf injury.
Andre Iguodala is probable for the Warriors due to a hip problem, whereas Jonathan Kuminga is out due to an ankle injury. Klay Thompson is probable due to a knee injury and Andrew Wiggins is out indefinitely due to personal reasons.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors: Injury List
|Goran Dragic||Milwaukee Bucks||Probable||Knee|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo||Milwaukee Bucks||Questionable||Hand|
|Wesley Matthews||Milwaukee Bucks||Out||Calf|
|Andre Igoudala||Golden State Warriors||Probable||Hip|
|Jonathan Kuminga||Golden State Warriors||Out||Ankle|
|Klay Thompson||Golden State Warriors||Probable||Knee|
|Andrew Wiggins||Golden State Warriors||Out||Personal|
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors: Betting Odds
|Milwaukee Bucks||+140||+3.5 (-110)||O 240.5 (-110)|
|Golden State Warriors||-160||-3.5 (-110)||U 240.5 (-110)|
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors: Starting 5s
Bucks: F Bobby Portis, F Khris Middleton, C Brook Lopez, G Jrue Holiday, G Grayson Allen
Warriors: F Klay Thompson, F Donte DiVincenzo, C Draymond Green, G Stephen Curry, G Klay Thompson
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Golden State Warriors: Betting Prediction
The Bucks have a 1-0 lead over the Warriors, defeating them 128-111 earlier this season. However, Giannis is unavailable and the fact that the Warriors are playing at home gives them a good chance to equal the tie. A lot will ride on the splash brothers to deliver tonight. It will be exciting to witness this encounter. The Warriors have certainly played like defending champions at home with a brilliant 27-7 record. Both teams are strong offensively, but it is the defense that creates the difference. The Bucks are conceding 111.7 points per game (PPG), whereas the Warriors are conceding 117.6 PPG. However, since the home team is on a losing streak, they will definitely come out all guns blazing tonight. Expect them to cover the spread.