Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 2/2/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
The Los Angeles Clippers are traveling to Fiserv Forum on Thursday where they will try to beat the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Clippers faced the Bulls and earned the victory with a final of 108-103 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Clippers left the arena with 16 and the Bulls totaled 19 fouls. They also made 12 of their 24 shots from long range. Chicago ended up going 71.4% at the charity stripe by making 15 of their 21 shots. Furthermore, Chicago grabbed 51 rebounds (6 offensive, 45 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Chicago totaled 26 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. Regarding defense, Los Angeles allowed 49.4% from the floor on 38 out of 77 shooting. They also dished out 24 assists for the game in addition to creating 20 turnovers and earning 15 steals. In reference to grabbing boards, they earned 44 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Clippers knocked down 22 of 26 shots for a percentage of 84.6%. Los Angeles finished with a 39.8% field goal percentage (37 of 93) and made 12 of 44 three-point shots.
Kawhi Leonard is a player who was a factor for this contest. Leonard ended up going 45.8% from the floor and distributed 5 dimes. He saw the court for 40 minutes and also collected 4 rebounds. He had 33 points on 11 out of 24 shooting.
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Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a mark of 29-25 this year. They are averaging 110.6 points per contest (28th in the league) while connecting on 46.8% from the field. The Clippers are shooting 37.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (680 of 1,806) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling down 43.7 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,235 assists on the campaign, which ranks 20th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.6 fouls every game.
On defense, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They are 21st in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,314 surrendered this year. The Clippers are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.7% (2,200 of 4,708) and they concede 42.9 rebounds per game as a team. They relinquish 35.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 3rd in basketball in points per game from their opponents (110.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Bucks went home victorious with a score of 124-115 when they faced the Hornets. The Bucks pulled down 50 defensive boards and 16 offensive rebounds totaling 66 in the matchup. They also turned it over 12 times, while recording 7 steals in this matchup. The Hornets had 24 fouls for this game which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for 27 tries. They were able to convert 23 of the free throws for a percentage of 85.2%. When talking about shots from downtown, Milwaukee knocked down 15 out of 44 tries (34.1%). When the game finished, the Bucks went 43 for 105 from the floor which had them shooting 41.0%. The Bucks permitted the Hornets to convert 42 of their 111 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 37.8% for the game. They wrapped up this game 28.2% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 11 of 39 and walked away from this one shooting 20 of 26 at the charity stripe (76.9%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Milwaukee permitted Charlotte to grab 62 in all (18 on the offensive side).
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks in the game. Antetokounmpo earned 34 points in his 36 mins on the court and accumulated 4 assists for the matchup. He converted 14 of 24 in this matchup for a rate of 58.3%, and had 18 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a record of 34-17 for the year. The Bucks are responsible for committing 18.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 73.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.8 times per contest (17th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 15.3 times per game. Milwaukee has scored 5,827 pts this season (114.3 per game) and they average 48.8 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Bucks are hitting on 46.1% from the floor, which ranks them 23rd in the league.
The Milwaukee defense allows 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc (596 of 1,705) and their opposition makes 77.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 23.1 assists and 44.3 boards per contest, which is 3rd and 23rd in basketball. The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.9. They are able to force 12.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.5% from the field (4th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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