NBA Saturday Tipsheet: Giannis and the Bucks get another big win

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is cruising to a second straight MVP
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The Bucks continue to dominate the league and that will continue as the 76ers head to Milwaukee, says Dave Gray...

"Giannis is cruising towards a second straight MVP with 30 points and 13.5 rebounds per game this season."

Bucks roll on

Philadelphia 76ers @ Milwaukee Bucks
Saturday, 01:30 GMT
Live on Betfair Video

The Bucks continue to roll through the season and despite an unexpected loss to the Pacers before the All Star break - Giannis Antetokounmpo missed the game due to the birth of his child - they are setting the pace at the top of the league.

With the top scoring offence and sixth scoring defence, they are dominant at both ends. Giannis is cruising towards a second straight MVP with 30 points and 13.5 rebounds per game this season. Khris Middleton is also averaging over 20 points per game but make no mistake, the team runs through Antetokounmpo.

The 76ers are one of the strangest teams in the league. At home they are excellent, but on the road they seriously struggle. 9-19 this season outside of Philadpelphia is not good enough for a team with such high expectations, and it won't get any easier at the home of the league leaders. Ben Simmons is day to day and could miss the game, but Joel Embiid comes into this on the back of a season high 39 point game against the Nets.

In Philly this would be a tough game to call, but the 76ers' poor road form makes this one into a comfortable Bucks win.

Clippers have too much

Sacramento Kings @ LA Clippers
Saturday, 20:30 GMT
Live on Sky Sports Arena

The Clippers continue to be one of the toughest teams to read in the league. Kawhi Leonard, Paul George - although he will miss this game - Marcus Morris and Lou Williams should be enough to beat most teams in the league, but they have lost three of the past four and sit 5.5 games behind the Lakers at the top of the standings. Morris is yet to go over 13 points since being traded to the Clippers, but with no George this could be his time to shine.

The Kings struggle on defence and that is bad news up against the talented Clippers. Stopping Leonard and Co could be close to impossible. They will need to keep up at the other end and will need another big performance from Harrison Barnes. He made seven threes on his way to 32 points last time out but even a repeat of that may not be enough.

The Clippers should have enough here, even without George and should get their first win after the All Star break.

Dave Gray's Regular Season NBA 2019/20 P/L

Staked: 126
Returns: 128.93
P/L: +2.93

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