Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/27/2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 39-34. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 106.0 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 39-34. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 109.6 points per game and surrendering 108.7, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 29-39-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 39-33-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-34-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-33-1 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is out indefinitely
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
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
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.3 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 10 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Lou Williams averages 22.9 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Tobias Harris averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 106 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.22 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.8 per game. The Bucks allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 8th in the league with 109.6 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 22.3. The Clippers are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Clippers surrender 108.7 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Bucks are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Milwaukee is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 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 12th in the league.
Los Angeles is 14th in the league 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 20th in the NBA. The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 13th. They are 6th 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 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee +1
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