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2021 NBA Handicapping
(29-16) Milwaukee Bucks vs. LA Clippers (31-16)
Date: Monday, March 29th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 229.5
Monday, March 29th finds the LA Clippers hosting the Milwaukee Bucks for the second time this season. The first meeting occurred on February 28th with the Bucks prevailing 105-100 to extend their current win streak over the Clippers to four in a row.
The Bucks hold the all-time record between the clubs with 68 wins in 120 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice each winning one contest.
The Bucks enter this match having lost two games in a row to the Celtics and Knicks. In the most recent loss the Bucks were missing four starters versus the Knicks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was out with a sprained knee and joined by starters Khris Middleton (hip), Donte DiVincenzo (plantar fasciitis), and Jrue Holiday (knee contusion) on the injured reserve list.
Reserve Bobby Portis (health and safety protocols), P.J. Tucker (calf), and Rodions Kurucs (abdominal) also missed the game Saturday.
That led to a make-shift starting lineup of Brook Lopez and four players making their debut as starters including Giannis’ brother Thanasis Antetokounmpo, two rookies Sam Merrill and Jordan Nwora, plus two-way player Axel Toupane
In an effort to throw off the Knicks, the Bucks played almost the entire game in a zone.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks in scoring with 23 points while Nwora registered 21 points. Lopez (12), Pat Connaughton (12), and Bryn Forbes (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
All seven Bucks who missed the match on Saturday are listed as day-to-day.
The Clippers are on a five-game winning streak entering this match tonight. In the most recent game, LA defeated their former coach Doc Rivers and his new squad the Philadelphia 76ers 122-112.
Kawhi Leonard led the way for the Clippers with 28 points, four rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Paul George came close to a triple-double with 24 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, three steals, and a block.
Youngster Terance Mann has experienced an uptick in playing time without Patrick Beverley available and rose to the challenge Saturday scoring 23 points plus three rebounds and an assist.
During the five-game win streak Mann is averaging 27.4 minutes per game scoring 15.4 points and grabbing 7.2 rebounds in those matches.
It presents an interesting dilemma for Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue when Beverley returns and when Rajon Rondo gets integrated into the rotation. Lue refused to specify how Mann’s minutes would change once the vets are available instead stating he’ll keep playing with the rotations once they reach that point.
Serge Ibaka (back) and Patrick Beverley (knee) have missed the last two and three games respectively and are questionable for this game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Bucks are 6-4 in the last 10 head-to-head meetings.
- The Clippers are 5-4-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these clubs
- The over/under is 5-5 in the last 10 contests between the clubs
Fre Milwaukee Bucks vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
With the Bucks decimated by injury, it’s hard to imagine the Clippers won’t take this match easily. However, with a few extra day’s rest perhaps Mike Budenholzer will get some of his starters back.
Even in that scenario, the Clippers are on a roll and likely to be a thorn in the Bucks side with a capable defensive unit that can employ the wall that effectively stops Giannis. After all, it was the Raptors and Leonard who first effectively utilized that defense on the MVP.
Similarly, the Bucks may employ their zone defense so Lue will need to have his crew ready to attack that Bucks zone.
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