Clippers vs. Bucks Pick
Can the Los Angeles Clippers go on the road and handle being a favorite when they face the Milwaukee Bucks at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Clippers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Bucks. The over/under total for the game is listed at 213 points. The Clippers have won their last three meetings with Milwaukee, but the two haven’t met since December of 2015.
The Clippers are coming off a 122-103 loss at home to the Rockets to drop to 36-24 on the season. They are currently fifth in the West standings, 13.5 games behind the Warriors for first. Los Angeles is 30-30 against the spread this season, failing to cover in their last three games. Los Angeles puts up 108 points per game on offense while allowing 105 on defense. When on the road, the Clippers put up 107.6 points per game on offense and allow 108.6 on defense. Blake Griffin has been leading the team with 22.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game while Chris Paul adds 17.4 points and 9.8 assists per contest.
The Bucks have lost two straight and three of their last four to fall to 26-33 on the season. They currently sit 2 games out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference standings. Milwaukee is 23-36 against the spread this season and have failed to cover in four of their last five games. The Bucks are averaging 105.1 points per game on offense while giving up 105.3 on defense. At home, Milwaukee is putting up 107.5 points per game and giving up 105.7. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team with 23.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game while Greg Monroe adds 11.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest.
Milwaukee looked like a promising team for most of the season but the loss of Jabari Parker has taken something out of the team. Los Angeles is coming off an embarrassing loss at home to the Rockets, so I expect them to step up and play at a high level tonight. The Clippers should be able to beat up on this Milwaukee team.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -3.5