Bucks Vs. Clippers | 2019 NBA Season Week #3 Betting Odds & Pick
Bucks Vs. Clippers Betting Odds And Expert Pick
One of the highly anticipated matchups of the season is finally here. Last year’s finals MVP Kawhi Leonard against the reigning regular-season, MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.
What could be a preview of a finals matchup in June, both teams will want to show that they’re serious about taking it all.
These two superstars faced each other last year with Leonard taking the season series 4-2.
However, this is a different season and a different team for Leonard.
Milwaukee Bucks (1-0) Vs. Los Angeles Clippers (0-0) Betting Lines
|+1.5 (-110)||Spread||-1.5 -(-110)|
|O 229.5 (-110)||Total||U 229.5 (-110)|
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What To Expect Of Kawhi In 2019
Last year, the strategy was to have Kawhi lockdown Giannis and force him into the paint. He had two solid interior defenders with Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol, but this time his teammates lack in the paint defense.
What The NBA Odds Say About The Bucks Vs. Clippers Matchup
It’s tough to imagine Ivica Zubac, Patrick Patterson, or Montrezl Harrell can stop Giannis from having his way in the paint.
Even if they do make it difficult, Milwaukee’s supporting cast has been firing on all cylinders this season, leading the league in total points per game at 121.3.
Khris Middleton is looking like the player they expected when they shelled out the max contract this past offseason.
Eric Bledsoe has shaken the injury bug to provide vital ball-handling and scoring to this team.
The Bucks don’t have any significant injuries and are expecting to be at full force for this game.
Why Bet On the Bucks?
Unfortunately, on the other side, the Clippers are yet to be fully healthy.
Paul George won’t see the floor for this game, and Patrick Beverly has been struggling with a calf injury.
He is expected to play in this game, but we don’t know how that nagging injury might affect him. His defense is one of the biggest reasons he plays big minutes for this team.
Kawhi has been distributing the ball more this season, though, which takes some of the pressure off of Lou Williams and Beverly.
His assists this year are at a career-high. This game is the first of a back-to-back for the Clippers, and last time they sat Kawhi Leonard so he could face his old team the Spurs.
Kawhi Will Bring It On
This time, I doubt that he sits this game. It’s more likely he rests against the TrailBlazers on Thursday.
Based on how the Bucks matchup here, I believe that they have the advantage. The Clippers defense has too many holes to stop Giannis and co. There is only so much Kawhi can do without help.
I expect this game to be a back and forth from Giannis and Kawhi, eventually turning into a shootout.
Milwaukee Bucks Vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Prediction
Relying on just Kawhi and Lou Williams isn’t viable for the Clippers to take this one.
The Bucks have more than enough firepower from all of their starters to run away with this one. Even on the road, I like the Bucks to cover +1.5 -110.
I do believe that the Clippers can keep this one close until the final buzzer.
Kawhi is still arguably the best two-way player in the league and can take over a game offensively at any point.
For this reason, we have to love taking the over at 229.5.
Our Expert NBA Bet: Bucks +1.5 / Over 299.5
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