Los Angeles Clippers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 12/6/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -5
Fiserv Forum is the site where Eric Bledsoe and the Milwaukee Bucks (19-3, 1st in the Central Division) will take on the Los Angeles Clippers (16-6, 2nd in the Pacific Division) on Friday. The line on this contest has Milwaukee as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 232.5.
The Clippers are covering the spread 54.5% of the time, having gone 12-10-0 ATS. Milwaukee is covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 11-11-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/3/2019 Amir Coffey SG Ankle Game Time Decision
12/3/2019 JaMychal Green PF Back Game Time Decision
12/3/2019 Landry Shamet SG Ankle Game Time Decision
12/1/2019 Rodney McGruder SG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 25.0 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Lou Williams averages 21.1 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 15.2 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 31.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.2 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 115.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 49.0 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 16.2 per game. The Clippers allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 121.1 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 51.8 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Bucks are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Bucks surrender 108.2 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Clippers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Los Angeles is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league.
Milwaukee is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Bucks are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 102.4, and their offensive rating of 114.6 is ranked 2nd. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee +5
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