Bucks vs Warriors: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 25, 2020

The Milwaukee Bucks (0-1) host the Golden State Warriors (0-1) on Christmas Day at Fiserv Forum, tipping at 2:30 PM ET on ABC. The Bucks are favorites. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of December 23, 2020, 6:25 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Bucks vs Warriors Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 24

Bucks:
D.J. Augustin: Out (Calf)

Warriors:
Alen Smailagic: Day To Day (Knee),
Klay Thompson: Out For Season (Right Achilles),
Draymond Green: Out (Foot)

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Bucks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 63 29.5 13.6 5.6 1.0 1.0 1.4
Khris Middleton 62 20.9 6.2 4.3 0.9 0.1 2.4
Jrue Holiday 61 19.1 4.8 6.7 1.6 0.8 2.0
Brook Lopez 68 12.0 4.6 1.5 0.7 2.4 1.5
Bryn Forbes 63 11.2 2.0 1.7 0.5 0.0 2.3

Warriors Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Andrew Wiggins 42 22.4 5.2 3.7 0.7 0.9 2.2
Kelly Oubre Jr. 56 18.7 6.4 1.5 1.3 0.7 1.9
Eric Paschall 60 14.0 4.6 2.1 0.5 0.2 0.6
Damion Lee 49 12.6 4.9 2.7 1.0 0.1 1.7
Kent Bazemore 25 10.3 4.9 1.3 1.2 0.4 1.1

Shooting Trends

  • Last season, the Bucks had a 47.4% shooting percentage from the field, which was 0.2% lower than the 47.6% of shots the Warriors’ opponents hit.
  • Milwaukee had a 27-14 record against the spread and a 37-4 straight-up record in games it shot better than 47.6% from the field.
  • Golden State had a 23-9-1 record against the spread and a 13-20 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 47.4% of their shots from the field.
  • The Warriors’ 43.8% shooting percentage from the field last season was -2.1 percentage points lower than the Bucks allowed to their opponents (41.7%).
  • Golden State went 23-16-1 against the spread and 14-26 overall when it shot higher than 41.7% from the field.
  • Milwaukee went 35-19 against the spread and 45-9 overall in games it allowed opponents to shoot over 43.8% from the field.
  • The Bucks shot 35.5% from three-point range last season, 3.4% lower than the 38.9% the Warriors allowed to opponents.
  • Milwaukee had a 19-9 record against the spread and a 25-3 record overall when the team made more than 38.9% of its three-point shots.
  • Golden State went 17-6-1 against the spread while putting up a 9-15 straight-up record when its opponents shot above 35.5% from three-point range.
  • The Warriors shot 33.4% from beyond the arc last season. That’s 2.4 percentage points lower than the Bucks allowed their opponents to shot from deep (35.8%).
  • Golden State had a 16-9 ATS record and is 9-16 straight-up when the team made more than 35.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • Milwaukee had a 24-10 ATS record and a 30-4 straight-up record in games last season it shot better than 33.4% from three-point distance.
  • The Bucks connected on 13.7 three-pointers per game last season, 3.3 more makes per game than the Warriors allowed (10.4).
  • Milwaukee went 27-11 against the spread and 33-5 overall when it hit more threes than its opponents, while Golden State went 17-26 ATS and 6-37 straight up in games when it was out-shot from the three-point line.
  • The Bucks were the fourth-best three-point shooting team in the NBA last season, while the Warriors allowed the 28th-fewest makes from deep.

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Bucks vs Warriors Stat Rankings

Bucks Rank Bucks AVG Warriors AVG Warriors Rank
1st 117.8 Points Scored 106.3 28th
8th 108.7 Points Allowed 115 24th
1st 51.1 Rebounds 42.8 26th
25th 9.5 Off. Rebounds 9.9 18th
4th 13.7 3pt Made 10.4 28th
6th 25.7 Assists 25.6 9th
25th 14.6 Turnovers 14.3 19th

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