Milwaukee Bucks (5-2) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (5-2)
NBA: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 ( Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA)
Line and Odds: Milwaukee (+1) vs. Los Angeles (-1) Over/Under: 228
Money Line: Milwaukee (+101) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (-115)
Last game results
Milwaukee Bucks (5-2): 134-106 victory over the Timberwolves (Monday, November 4th, 2019)
Los Angeles Clippers (5-2): 105-94 victory over the Jazz (Sunday, November 3rd, 2019)
Free NBA Playoff Picks: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Clippers
The Milwaukee Bucks have followed up their outstanding regular season last year with a fine 5-2 start so far in 2019-20. They are 2-1 at home and 3-1 on the road, and have won 3 straight games.
The Bucks are being able to replicate their success from last season primarily due to roster continuity. Only Wes Matthews, Robin Lopez and Kyle Korver are new faces, while guard Malcolm Brogdon left via free agency.
It also helps that team star and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is once again an early candidate for that award.
The Bucks average 121 ppg for second position in the league in that department, and rate in the top 5 in most offensive categories.
Key Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.7 ppg, 7.4 apg and 14 rpg. He has picked up right where he left off last season when he was named the NBA’s MVP with 27.7 ppg, 5.9 apg and 12.5 rpg.
His numbers last season and now are almost identical. On the road Monday night in Minnesota, Antetokounmpo scored a double-double with 34 points and 15 rebounds.
The 8th seed in the Western Conference Playoff bracket a year ago, the Clippers are arguably among the favorites to win the NBA title in 2020. They are 5-2 at the moment; 4-0 at the Staples Center and 1-2 on the road.
In their last win, a 105-94 result against the Jazz, Kawhi Leonard once again proved why his signing was monumental in the off-season for the Clippers. He had 30 points and 6 rebounds, leading the way to victory.
Key Player – Kawhi Leonard
Just two seasons ago there was a lot of doubt what the future would hold for Kawhi Leonard. A trade to Toronto in the summer of 2018 and one season of load management leading to an NBA title in 2019 have re-established him as a top player in the NBA.
The NBA Finals MVP for the Toronto Raptors in June’s 2019 final, Leonard is providing his new team with MVP numbers by averaging 29.3 ppg, 5.7 apg and 7.3 rpg. With Paul George recuperating after shoulder surgery in the off-season, the Clippers are Leonard’s team to lead and he has not disappointed yet.
Cover the Spread 365 Trends
Milwaukee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Milwaukee are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Milwaukee are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games against LA Clippers.
Milwaukee are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games on the road.
Milwaukee are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers.
Los Angeles Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 5 games.
LA Clippers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 6 games against Milwaukee.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers’ last 6 games at home.
LA Clippers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Milwaukee.
NBA Scores: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Clippers
This game will be about Kawhi and Giannis. Giannis will be looking to make a statement from last year playoffs. it will be a low scoring game but Milwaukee Bucks wining all the way.
My Pick: Milwaukee Bucks (+1)