NBA Best Matchup of the Week and Betting Pick

Two of the top teams in the NBA will square off on Thursday in what will be the top game of the week. The Golden State Warriors will host the Milwaukee Bucks at Oracle Arena in a game that features the top two offenses in the NBA. The Bucks kick off a four game West Coast road trip in Portland on Monday night, and this will be their second stop on the trip. The Warriors host the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night before the Bucks come in on Thursday. Both Golden State and Milwaukee enter this week with just one loss, but there is a clear gap between these teams. Let's take a look at each team before picking the winner of this highly anticipated matchup on Thursday night.

Warriors Offense Continues To Shine

The Golden State Warriors enter this week as the highest scoring team in the NBA, pouring in over 124 points per game. The unselfish nature of this team has them leading the league in assists, and they have multiple weapons on the offensive side of the ball. Stephen Curry leads the team with 32.5 points per game this season, but Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are both averaging more than 20 a game as well. The Warriors will not be fun for the Bucks to try to defend in this game.

The Warriors sit just outside the top-10 in team defense, but they can get stops when they need to. Draymond Green will likely spend much of this game matching up with Giannis Antetokounmpo, but he will have plenty of help. Steve Kerr has his team playing at a championship level already this season, and they will want to make a statement against the Bucks. 

Bucks Looking For Balance

Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing at an MVP level so far for the Bucks, but he will need help in this game. Antetokounmpo has already recorded multiple triple-doubles this season, but the Warriors won't let him have a monster night on Thursday. The "Greek Freak" is averaging 26.1 points and 13.9 rebounds per game entering this week. Khris Middleton has emerged as a solid second scoring option for the Bucks, but they are still looking for the rest of their lineup to provide more consistency.

Milwaukee does feature one of the best defenses in the NBA, but they haven't seen an offense like the Warriors this season. The Bucks lone loss came against the Celtics, who are another top team in the league. Point guard Eric Bledsoe will have his hands full trying to check Stephen Curry in this game.

Golden State Wins Big

The Milwaukee Bucks have feasted on a relatively easy schedule to begin the season, but that will change this week. West Coast road trips usually don't go well for Eastern Conference teams, especially with a stop at Oracle Arena. Golden State knows that the Bucks think they are a playoff contender, and they will make a big statement in this game. Bet the Golden State Warriors over the Milwaukee Bucks in a big way on Thursday night.