Milwaukee Bucks VS Chicago Bulls
- Milwaukee Bucks (-7.5 Points) Handicap
Milwaukee is a tough assignment for a shaky defense at fifth in effective field goal percentage with enough depth to handle playing without Middleton. Chicago will be a little winded after the strong defensive effort against the Raptors the night before, and the Bucks with Antetokounmpo in the lineup are too good for a slumping team to handle.
Denver Nuggets VS Los Angeles Clippers
- Denver Nuggets (-6.5 Points) Handicap
The Clippers are not playoff material with the current depth chart and absence of George and Leonard, but they should be in the play-in. Los Angeles’ poor form right now is quite concerning for Tyronn Lue, and it’s going to be hard to avoid the fourth defeat in a row. Denver is a better team and will be desperate to bounce back and make amends following a disastrous loss to the Celtics.