NBA Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks Preview and Prediction

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The red-hot Milwaukee Bucks (19-3), who are tied with the LA Lakers on top of the whole NBA having lost only once in their last eighteen games, are hosting the third-best team in the West, the Los Angeles Clippers (16-6) in this game. Giannis and the Bucks’ high caliber offense will be up against one of the league’s toughest defenses.

Date/Time: 12-06-2019, 20:30 EDT

Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -3.5

Total: +232.5

Milwaukee Bucks have a 19-3 record (11-11 against the spread) and are sitting in the first place of the East. They have won 17 of their last 18 matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Detroit Pistons with a 103-127 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 31 ppg, adding 5.5 assists and a team-high 13.2 rebounds per game. He is followed by Kris Middleton with 17.5 ppg and 5.5 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Clippers have a 16-6 record (12-10 against the spread) and are sitting in the third place of the West. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against the Blazers with a 117-97 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 25 ppg, adding 5.3 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game. He is followed by Paul George with 23.5 ppg, 6.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

In their previous meetings earlier this season, the Bucks won on the road with a 124-129 score. The Bucks are 9-1 at home, while the Clippers are 3-5 on the road.

The Bucks have the best offense in the league with 121.1 ppg to the Clippers’ 115.5, while the Clippers are better defensively, allowing 107.8 ppg to Bucks’ 108.2. The Bucks have a better field goal percentage (48.4% to 46%), while the Clippers have a better 3-point percentage (36% to 35.3%). The Bucks are better in rebounding (51.8 to 49), in assists made (25.6 to 23.5) and in turnovers committed (14.8 to 16.2). Bookmakers give the Bucks a -3.5 spread and they have been almost perfect at home so expect them to beat the odds for the home win today.  

Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -3.5 (-112)