Los Angeles Clippers at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Game Picks 3/28/2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Los Angeles Clippers head to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 8.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 45-30. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.3 as they average 114.8 points per contest while giving up 113.5 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 56-19. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 117.4 points per contest and give up 107.9, which is a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 43-32-0 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Clippers are 40-34-0 against the over/under this year
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 45-28-2 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-40-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/27/19 PG Patrick Beverley Hip left last game, is questionable Thursday vs Milwaukee
03/26/19 PG Landry Shamet Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Milwaukee
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/26/19 G Tony Snell Ankle is questionable Thursday vs LA Clippers
03/23/19 C Pau Gasol Ankle is out indefinitely
03/20/19 F Nikola Mirotic Hand is out indefinitely
03/16/19 G Malcolm Brogdon Heel is out indefinitely
Lou Williams comes into this game averaging 20.3 points per contest while playing 26.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Montrezl Harrell averages 16.6 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Khris Middleton scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.6 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 114.8 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 45.6 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 14.4 per game. The Clippers allow 113.5 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the NBA with 117.4 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.47. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 49.5 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 26.0. The Bucks are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Bucks give up 107.9 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 44.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Los Angeles is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Milwaukee is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 1st. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +8.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert NBA Picks