The MILWAUKEE and the LA CLIPPERS will both be gunning for a victory on 11/10/2018 at 3:35 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS vs LA CLIPPERS
When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, November 10, 2018
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
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TV: 3:35 PM
PREDICTION: LA CLIPPERS , MILWAUKEE
Oddsmakers currently have the LA CLIPPERS listed as 3 point favorites versus the MILWAUKEE, while the game’s total is sitting at 232.5.
The Milwaukee Bucks just announced themselves as a true contender this season by dominating the defending champion Golden State Warriors on Thursday and avoiding a letdown after that big win is the next challenge. The Bucks will try to keep the momentum rolling forward when they visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
Milwaukee is taking a step forward this season under new coach Mike Budenholzer and showed off the power and versatility in his offense with Thursday’s 134-111 triumph. “I think teams are starting to take notice and realize that we’re not the Bucks that we were when I first got here six years ago,” Bucks swingman Khris Middleton told reporters. “We’re a totally different team even from last year. We’re going to come to play. We’re going to play hard.” The Clippers are a different team than they were a year ago as well and are trying to establish an identity based around team play while operating without a star. Danilo Gallinari and Tobias Harris are doing the bulk of the scoring from the starting unit and combined for 35 points and 16 rebounds in a 116-105 loss at Portland on Thursday.
TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, FS Wisconsin (Milwaukee), FS Prime Ticket (Los Angeles)
ABOUT THE BUCKS (9-2): Milwaukee point guard Eric Bledsoe was struggling with his shot before going 10-of-12 from the floor and finishing with a team-high 26 points and six assists in Thursday’s win. “Eric was phenomenal,” Budenholzer told reporters. “It goes without saying. Both ends of the court. Defensively, he was locked in. He can be really tough to screen, whether it be pick-and-rolls or chasing the ball. And then the way he attacked the other direction. I think when he saw opportunities and was able to get people on their heels, he took advantage of it. That was great to see.” Bledsoe was held to five points on 2-of-12 shooting in a loss at Portland to open the road trip.
ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (6-5): Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers is trying to find the right rotations to get the most out of his team and is starting to give rookie point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander a longer look. Gilgeous-Alexander broke out with a season-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting in 35 minutes on Thursday while knocking down both of his 3-point attempts. Power forward Montrezl Harrell is demonstrating his efficiency off the bench and went 8-of-9 from the floor on Thursday to boost his shooting percentage to 67.1.
1. Clippers SG Avery Bradley (ankle) missed the last two games and is day-to-day.
2. Bucks SG Pat Connaughton scored a season-high 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting Thursday.
3. Los Angeles took both meetings last season by an average of seven points.
PREDICTION: Bucks 123, Clippers 109