Minnesota is stronger than it was at the beginning of the season. Sam Cassell is back on the squad and Kevin Garnett has re-established his shooting accuracy. However the biggest positive change has been the play of Wally Szczerbiak. He has taken over the responsibility in the offensive end, as Latrell Sprewell has been "too busy feeding his children". The result, though, has been decent - Minny have won 7 out of last 10 games.
The Bucks have lost 3 games in a row without having chances to win any of them. The injuries have chipped away the effectiveness of the front line leaving the team too dependent on one scorer. Redd, as usual, is playing OK but that`s pretty much it. Everything else in that franchise must be much better to gain high targets.
The Bucks, ranked as one of the league's worst in rebounding will have their problems in defending and rebounding today against Minnesota. Milwaukee is a bit better shooting team, but expect Minnesota to rely on their defense and rebounding by spoiling their opponent`s shooting rhythm down. At the low post Gadzuric cant match KG`s energy and will be over-rebounded and over-scored. Szczerbiak and Cassell are good enough to match Redd`s scoring desire, so handicap -4 for Minnesota is really a good choice. Medium stakes.
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