Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 3/4/2024

The Los Angeles Clippers (39-20) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (40-21) on Monday, March 4th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on NBA. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Clippers vs Bucks

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The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Clippers took down the Timberwolves by a score of 89-88. At the beginning of the second half, the Clippers were leading 49-46.

With a 39-20 overall record, the Clippers are currently 4th in the Western Conference and 1st in the Pacific division. Over their last three games, the Clippers have gone 2-1.

Los Angeles arrives with an ATS record of 31-28 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Clippers have an ATS record of 16-14, as opposed to a 15-14 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win

The Bucks took down the Bulls in their most recent game with a final score of 113-97. In addition to their straight-up win, the Bucks also covered the spread as -3.5-point favorites. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 210 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 221.5.

Coming into today’s game, the Bucks have an overall record of 40-21 and have won five straight games. When facing Eastern Conference opponents, the Bucks are 29-13 and 11-8 against non-conference teams.

The Bucks have covered the spread successfully in their previous five games and maintain an overall ATS record of 26-35. On the road, the Bucks have an ATS record of 13-17, as opposed to a 13-18 record against the spread when playing at home.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Los Angeles offense is the 10th ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.4 points per contest.

When it comes to scoring, the Clippers are 10th in the NBA at 117.4 points per game. Interestingly, they have scored slightly more on the road (117.2) compared to at home (117.5). Overall, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 50.8% of their games.

Los Angeles has been one of the better shooting teams in the league this season, ranking 7th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 6th in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, the Clippers are 3rd in three-point shooting at 38%.

When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 26th in the NBA at 97.2 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 21st in the league with an average of 25.9 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 20th in the NBA.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

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The Bucks arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 121.5 points per game (2nd).

When playing at home, the Bucks are averaging 123.3 points per game, which is 5th in the league. Overall, they are 2nd in the NBA with 121.5 points per game. In terms of pace, Milwaukee is 6th in the league at 100.8 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 67.2% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Milwaukee is shooting 49% overall, which is 6th in the league. When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 5th in made threes per game at 14.3.

When it comes to free-throw shooting, Milwaukee is 3rd in the NBA in attempts at 25.3 per game. In terms of assists, they are 13th in the league at 26.6 per game. So far this season, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 67.2% of their games.

Clippers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Clippers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 42.4% of their games. Currently, they are 9th in the NBA at 112.5 points per game allowed. Most recently, the Clippers’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 88 points to the Timberwolves.

Bucks Team Defense

So far, the Bucks defense is giving up 117.1 points per contest, which has them sitting 18th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Bucks are forcing 12.3 per game, which is 10th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 15th in blocked shots at 5.1 per game.

Key Players For The Clippers And Bucks

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Kawhi Leonard will be the primary scorer for the Clippers, with 24 points and going 9/17 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 24.2 points per game, along with 6.2 rebounds.

On the other side, Giannis Antetokounmpo is our projected leading scorer for the Bucks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 31 and grabbing 12 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 61.9%, and his scoring average is 30.8 points per game.

Clippers vs Bucks Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Through their last ten home games, Milwaukee has an ATS record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 113 points per game.
  • Los Angeles has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.
  • As the betting favorite, the Bucks have an ATS record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

Clippers vs Bucks Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +5, we have the Clippers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 228.5, and our model predicts the Clippers and Bucks to score a combined 232 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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