Los Angeles Clippers at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 3/21/2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 4.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 37-32. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 109.3 points per contest while giving up 108.3 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 37-33. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per contest and giving up 106.0, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 37-32-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 37-31-1 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 27-38-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 36-33-1 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
03/03/18 F Danilo Gallinari Hand is out indefinitely
02/23/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is out for season
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/19/18 C Tyler Zeller Ribs is "?" Wednesday vs LA Clippers
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is out indefinitely
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 18.6 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Lou Williams averages 23 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.3 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has scored 27.5 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per game this season for the Bucks. He hauls in 10.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Khris Middleton averages 20.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 109.3 points per contest this year, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.97 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 44 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 14.7 per game. The Clippers allow 108.3 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 17th in the NBA with 105.6 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.36. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 39.5 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 22.7. The Bucks are 18th in turnovers per contest with 14. The Bucks give up 106 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.3 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 42.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 109.4, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 13th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Bucks are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -4.5
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