The Golden State Warriors are the defending NBA champions. On Tuesday night, the Warriors are in Milwaukee to meet the Bucks, who won the championship in 2021. The NBA’s two most recent champions go head-to-head in what should be a very good regular season game. The Bucks are 4.5-point home favorites.

The Bucks have been solid all season long. At 19-7, they have the second-best record in the NBA behind only Boston. Milwaukee has also been good to bettors, covering at a 58.3% rate through the first third of the season. That’s the fifth-best cover rate in the league. 안전놀이터

Giannis Antetokounmpo has gotten off to a tremendous start. He’s averaging over 31 points and 11 rebounds per game to open the season. Giannis is currently +275 to win NBA MVP, which makes him the co-favorite alongside Jayson Tatum.

On the other side, the Warriors have gotten off to a completely average start. In fact, if the season ended today, they would be in the play-in tournament in the Western Conference. Golden State is just 14-13 on the season, but we know what they’re capable of. The Warriors put that on display in their most recent game on Saturday, as they defeated Boston, the aforementioned best team in the league, by 16 points at home.

Nobody would be surprised if this matchup ended up being the NBA Finals. The Bucks have been the better team to open the season and they’re at home on Tuesday night. The spread seems about right. It should be a good midseason NBA game on what is usually a slow night in the sports world.