*10* Wednesday ESPN POWER-HOUSE ~ *HOT* 14-8-1 Start to November!
Milwaukee vs. LA Clippers,
11/06/2019 22:00 EDT,
Score: 129 - 124
Total: -110/+228 Under
10* Under Bucks/Clippers (10:05 ET): Two hot teams meet Wednesday night on ESPN in what could very well be a Finals preview. The Bucks have won three straight and are coming off their highest scoring effort of the year, a 134-106 win in Minnesota Monday night. The Clippers have won two straight, the most recent being a 105-94 victory over Utah. Unfortunately, a bit of the luster of this matchup has been lost w/ LA deciding to sit Kawhi Leonard (front end of a B2B). That's obviously going to impact their ability to score. Take the Under.
The Bucks have scored 115 or more points in every game but one, so they've picked up right where they left off offensively last season. They were #3 in offensive efficiency a year ago, the first season under Mike Budenholzer, and have jumped to #1 so far this season. But, let us not forget that this team was also #1 in defensive efficiency last year. They've slipped some (down to #8) this year, but have also been a lot better recently, giving up an average of just over 100 PPG the L3 contests. Teams are shooting just over 40% for the year against the Bucks. They held Minnesota to 35.9% from the field.
Obviously, defending the Clippers w/o Kawhi will be a lot easier. The Clippers' last four games have all gone Under anyway and they didn't shoot particularly well w/ Leonard in the lineup against either the Spurs or Jazz. Note the only other time Leonard rested this season, the Clips could manage only 96 points in a loss to the Jazz. That was easily a season-low in points scored. Leonard leads the team in points, rebounds, assists and steals, so it goes w/o saying that he'll be missed. 10* Under Bucks/Clippers