Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 2/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+2.5)
The Los Angeles Clippers (24-11) travel to Fiserv Forum on Sunday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Bucks (20-13). The line on this contest has Milwaukee as 2.5-point favorites. The total is set at 237.
The Los Angeles Clippers faced off with the Memphis Grizzlies and went home with a win by a final score of 119-99 in their last game. Los Angeles ended having earned a 55.0% field goal percentage (44 out of 80) and made 14 of 35 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Clippers converted 17 of their 18 tries for a rate of 94.4%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 47 with 4 of them being offensive. They also recorded 34 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. Regarding defending, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 40.2% from the field on 39 of 97 shooting. Memphis distributed 24 dimes and had 10 steals in this contest. In addition, Memphis totaled 37 boards (8 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Memphis finished the game at 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 16 tries. They buried 9 out of their 28 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Kawhi Leonard is someone who played a role for the contest. He finished with 30 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 34:41 minutes played and snagged 9 rebounds. Leonard finished shooting 61.5% from the field and also earned 7 assists. Another guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Clippers was Paul George. He collected 4 rebounds in his 31:48 min on the basketball court. He finished the game at 54.5% from the floor in the matchup via 6-of-11 (13 points). When all was said and done, George had 8 assists.
Los Angeles will take the court with a win-loss mark of 24-11 so far this year. The Clippers are shooting 42.0% on 3-pointers (500 of 1,191) and 84.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 115.3 points per contest (5th in basketball) while going 48.7% from the field. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling down 44.3 rebounds per game and has 856 dimes for the season, which is 7th in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Clippers are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game and they draw 18.1 fouls. They are ranked 17th in basketball in giving up assists with 819 conceded for the year. The Clippers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8% (454 of 632) and they surrender 41.2 boards per contest as a group. They are conceding 35.9% from 3-point land and they rank 5th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (109.1).
For their last game, the Milwaukee Bucks walked away with a victory by a final of 129-125 when they played the New Orleans Pelicans. The Bucks were able to pull down 34 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 in this contest. They coughed it up 9 times, while recording 4 steals in this matchup. The Pelicans committed 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to convert 12 of those for a rate of 75.0%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Milwaukee converted 13 of 31 tries (41.9%). Overall, the Bucks walked away from this one shooting 52 for 96 from the field which gave them a rate of 54.2%. The Bucks permitted the Pelicans to convert 51 out of 102 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.0% for this game. They went 33.3% from distance via 13 of 39 and finished the contest at 10 of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). When discussing rebounds, Milwaukee permitted New Orleans to snag 47 overall (12 offensive).
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks in this matchup. He knocked down 14 of 27 for this contest for a field goal rate of 51.9%, and accumulated 10 rebounds. Antetokounmpo recorded 38 points in his 37:52 mins on the hardwood and totaled 4 assists for the contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for Milwaukee was Khris Middleton. He left the arena with 6 assists in his 38:51 mins on the court, and he knocked down 14 of 24 from the floor. Middleton walked away from this one going 58.3% from the field as well as contributing 31 points and 7 total rebounds.
Milwaukee has a win-loss mark of 20-13 on the year. The Bucks are responsible for committing 18.1 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.3% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 26.2 times per contest (9th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per contest. Milwaukee has scored 3,963 points on the campaign (120.1 per contest) and they grab 48.3 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Bucks are connecting on 48.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 2nd in basketball. The Bucks on the defensive side of the court are 18th in the league in points per game surrendered with 112.5. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (8th in the NBA). The Milwaukee defense gives up 38.0% on shots from distance (475 of 1,251) and opponents are connecting on 77.5% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 24.9 dimes and 43.0 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 18th and 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+2.5)
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