Friday, March 3, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, March 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 36-24. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 108.0 points per game while giving up 105.0 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 26-33. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 105.3, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12.3 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 13.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 70% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.2 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Greg Monroe averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Los Angeles averages 108 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.98 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13 per game. The Clippers allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 105.1 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.24 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 41 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 14th with 14.1 per game. The Bucks allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 111.5 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bucks rating on offense is 109.7 and they have a defensive rating of 109.9. They get 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 30-30-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 32-27-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 23-36-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-23-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee +3.5
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