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Warriors vs Bucks Picks, Predictions, Odds: NBA Tonight

Damian Lillard's slump and the Bucks' interior advantage make it unlikely for him to bounce back, according to NBA picks.

Damian Lillard's 3-point shooting has been struggling, and with the Bucks' advantage in the paint against the Warriors, our NBA picks don't expect this to be the game for him to turn things around.

After two consecutive blowout losses at home, Steve Kerr expressed that the Golden State Warriors had lost their belief, competitive spirit, and confidence. However, a strong road win against the Chicago Bulls last night had them appearing more self-assured. Despite this, the NBA odds are not in their favor, predicting the Dubs as heavy underdogs tonight.

The Milwaukee Bucks are also coming off a significant win, having dominated the Boston Celtics in the first half of the TNT double-header on Thursday, leading to their starters being rested for the second half. Both teams will be aiming to build on their recent successes as Golden State heads to Fiserv Forum on Saturday, January 13.

My NBA picks and predictions for Warriors vs. Bucks focus on Damian Lillard's shooting struggles.

Although the Bucks have a 26-12 record, concerns about their porous defense have been prevalent. However, the more pressing issue appears to be their offense. Despite having the tools for an elite offense, it hasn't performed as well as expected.

The Bucks have been heavily reliant on Damian Lillard, who has been playing second fiddle to Giannis Antetokounmpo. Lillard's scoring has decreased, and he's been less efficient, particularly with his 3-point shot, which is a fundamental skill that makes him a superstar.

Lillard's 3-point shooting percentage this season is 35.2%, significantly lower than his last year in Portland. In his last five games, he's only shot 20.5% from downtown. This game will be focused on the Bucks utilizing their size advantage, making Lillard's shooting less critical to Milwaukee's game plan.

Giannis Antetokounmpo's size, skill, and speed make him a challenging opponent for the Golden State Warriors, and Lillard's shooting struggles may not have a significant impact on this game.

Lillard's struggles may stem from adjusting to a new role after being the primary player in Portland. His personal difficulties off the court have also affected his performance on the court. These factors contribute to why the under on Damian Lillard's odds is the preferred bet for Saturday's game.

In addition to this bet, a same-game parlay for Saturday focuses on the matchup between Lillard and Steph Curry. It also anticipates a strong passing performance from Curry and a Warriors cover at +11.

The spread for Warriors at Bucks opened with the home team as -9.5-point favorites, now available between -10.5 and -11.5 at most sportsbooks. The game is set up for the Bucks, but their poor defense could allow the Warriors to stay competitive.

The total for this game has been high, reflecting the offensive capabilities of both teams. The Warriors' offense has been strong on the second night of back-to-backs, making the Over a potential bet to consider.

The Bucks are favored in this game, but the Warriors have shown resilience despite recent defeats. Their offense, particularly from the perimeter, may give them a better chance than the spread suggests.

In conclusion, the game between the Warriors and the Bucks presents an interesting matchup, with both teams looking to capitalize on their recent successes. The Bucks have the advantage, but the Warriors' offense and resilience could make this game more competitive than expected.

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