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Bucks vs Clippers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Clippers
- Where: Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena
- Date: Friday, February 10th
- Betting Odds MIL -1.5, MIL -102 | LAC -120 O/U OFF
So far, the Bucks have put together an overall record of 38-17, while going 30-22-3 vs the spread. Against the Clippers, the Bucks are going for their 10th straight win, posting an average scoring margin of 12.11 points per game in this stretch.
The Bucks will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Lakers by a score of 115-106. Heading into the game, they were 8 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Milwaukee actually trailed the Lakers by 8 before putting themselves on top with a strong 3rd quarter performance. Going into the final period, the team led by 7. In the win, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team in scoring with 38 points on a field goal percentage of 60.9%.
So far, the Clippers have put together an overall record of 31-27, while going 29-28-1 vs the spread. Looking back on Clippers’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 2-1 while averaging 120 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 1-2.
The Clippers are coming off a dissappointing 110-104 loss to the Mavericks. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 8 points. Los Angeles was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 8. In the loss, Norman Powell led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 47.1%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Bucks averaged 128.0 points per game vs Los Angeles, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Clippers also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 133.0 points per game vs Milwaukee. In terms of betting, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Milwaukee. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +6 points per game in favor of the Clippers. A combined average of 234 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 55 games, Milwaukee is averaging 114.5 points per game (14th). When looking at the Bucks pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 100.3. Although the team is playing at an up-tempo speed, they would benefit from scoring with more efficiency, as they are just 23rd in the league in overall field goal percentage, at 54.2%.
Currently, the Bucks defense is ranked 19th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.13 points per game vs the unit.
Power-Foward Giannis Antetokounmpo currently leads the Bucks at 32.3 points per game. For the season, he is 3rd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 23.5% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Antetokounmpo is averaging 12.4 boards and 5.4 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 17th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Jrue Holiday enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 44 games, he is averaging 19.1 and is 75th in the league in player efficiency rating.
This season, the Los Angeles offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 111.1 points per game. The Clippers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.6 made 3’s per game. If the Clippers offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 97.3 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.
Against the Bucks, the Clippers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 11th ranked unit at 108.39 points per game.
Small-Forward Paul George currently leads the Clippers at 23.4 points per game. For the season, he is 28th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.4% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, George is averaging 6.1 boards and 5.2 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 12th ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Norman Powell enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 48 games, he is averaging 16.9 and is 95th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Bucks vs Clippers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Clippers -1.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF