Is this a dream matchup for fans or what? At this early stage of the season, the Golden State Warriors (10-1) and Milwaukee Bucks (8-2) are the two best teams in the NBA. They are the two highest scoring teams in the league with the Warriors coming in first (123.5 points/game) and the Bucks second (120.0 points/game).
Milwaukee is the slightly better defensive team (107.3 points/game allowed; fifth). But Golden State isn’t too far behind (109.7 points/game allowed; tenth). They are also No. 1 and 2 in differential with the Warriors coming out on top (+13.8 to Milwaukee’s +12.7).
Golden State started the season a little slow with an eight-point win over Oklahoma City followed by a one-point win over Utah and their only loss of the season—a two-point game to the Denver Nuggets. Since then, they have been destroying anyone that stepped on the court.
There’s just no stopping this…— Good NBA Tweets (@NBAScribe) November 7, 2018
Giannis Antetokounmpo with the ?‼️pic.twitter.com/B1lyWwvq0B
The Bucks started the season off with a seven-game winning streak but saw the streak come to an end against the Boston Celtics recently, 117-113. They rebounded from their first loss well by destroying the Sacramento Kings, 144-109.
But they lost the last time they played (Tuesday night), they lost to the Portland Trailblazers, 118-103.
Steph Curry is the second best point guard of all time. Not up for debate ?♂️— NBA Inside Stuff (@NBAInside_Stuff) October 29, 2018
So—who’s going to win?
Right now, with Steph Curry. Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson healthy, it is hard to go against the Warriors. Milwaukee is playing well, overall, and has one of the best young talents in the game in Giannis Antetokounmpo.
But as good as he is, the Warriors have more talent even though they will be without one of their best defenders, Draymond Green.
Take Golden State (-294) to win over Milwaukee (+242) but for the Bucks to win against the spread (7.5). As for the over/under—take the over (234.5)