Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 3/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Monday, March 29, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+0.5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (29-16) are headed to STAPLES Center on Monday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Clippers (31-16). Milwaukee opens this contest as 0.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 227.
The Milwaukee Bucks took the court against the New York Knicks and ended up losing by a score of 102-96 in their last game. Milwaukee wrapped up the contest having earned a 41.4% FG percentage (36 out of 87) and made 14 of their 36 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Bucks made 10 of their 16 tries for a rate of 62.5%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 48 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 21 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and getting 11 steals. Pertaining to defending, Milwaukee let their opponent shoot 43.0% from the floor on 40 of 93 shooting. New York recorded 28 dimes and had 9 steals in this game. Furthermore, New York had 44 boards (12 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 7 rejections. New York finished the contest at 75.0% at the free throw line by making 6 of their 8 attempts. They buried 16 of their 44 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo is a player who was a major contributor for the contest. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He played 36:54 mins played and grabbed 10 boards. Antetokounmpo ended up shooting 53.3% from the field and also recorded 5 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Bucks was Jordan Nwora. He pulled down 10 rebounds in 36:16 min on the basketball court. He finished the contest at 38.9% from the field for this game by connecting on 7-of-18 (21 points). In all, Nwora earned 2 assists.
Milwaukee heads into this contest with a mark of 29-16 on the season. They turn it over 14.0 times per game and as a team are committing 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Milwaukee is snagging 48.6 boards per game and has accounted for 1,163 assists for the year, which ranks 10th in the league in terms of passing. The Bucks are shooting 39.3% on shots from downtown (666 of 1,696) and 74.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 119.3 points per contest (1st in basketball) while shooting 48.5% from the field. When they are on defense, the Bucks are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 19th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,132 relinquished for the year. The Bucks defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.4% (585 of 826) and they surrender 43.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They concede 37.3% from 3-point land and they are 20th in the league in points per game allowed (112.6).
When they last played, the Los Angeles Clippers took home the win by a final score of 122-112 against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Clippers snagged 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in this contest. They gave up possession 12 times, while recording 9 steals in the game. The 76ers were called for 27 fouls for the matchup which got the Clippers to the free throw line for 27 shots. They were able to knock down 21 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Los Angeles converted 11 out of 26 tries (42.3%). Overall, the Clippers ended up going 45 for 85 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.9%. The Clippers allowed the 76ers to make 39 out of 77 tries from the floor which had them shooting 50.6% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 38.5% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 of 26 and ended up shooting 24 of 33 from the charity stripe (72.7%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Los Angeles allowed Philadelphia to collect 38 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Kawhi Leonard ended up being a factor for the Clippers in the game. He knocked down 9 of 17 for the game for a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and tallied 4 rebounds. Leonard tallied 28 points in his 34:23 mins on the court and had 4 assists in this matchup. Another guy that played a role for Los Angeles was Paul George. He ended up finishing with 9 dimes in his 37:31 minutes played, and he converted 8 of 18 from the floor. George walked away from this one going 44.4% from the field while also earning 24 points and 9 total rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 31-16 on the year. Los Angeles has scored 5,405 points so far this year (115.0 per contest) and they grab 44.2 boards per game. The Clippers commit 19.1 personal fouls per game and they hit 83.8% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Clippers are connecting on 48.3% from the field, which has them ranked 7th in basketball. They are earning an assist 24.2 times per contest (19th in the league) and they are giving up possession 12.8 times per game. The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 6th in basketball in PPG given up with 108.7. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.9% from the floor (19th in the league). The Los Angeles defense surrenders 36.3% on 3-pointers (550 of 1,514) and opponents are connecting on 77.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 23.0 assists and 41.2 total boards per game, which ranks 5th and 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (+0.5)
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