NBA LA Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Analysis & Pick

NBA LA Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Analysis & Pick

The Milwaukee Bucks host the Los Angeles Clippers for an exciting inter-conference matchup at Fiserv Forum on Friday, April 1st. With the season finale approaching, both of these teams are fighting to secure their playoff positions.

For the Bucks, Milwaukee looks to close in on the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, while Giannis Antetokounmpo is looking for another MVP award.

For the Clippers, they’re barely hanging on to the last seed in the playoffs and are battling a plethora of injuries. That being said, let’s see how these teams stack up against each other so you can make your bets against their NBA Odds.

Basketball Preview for Los Angeles Clippers at Milwaukee | NBA Betting Picks

LA Clippers Betting Preview: Clippers Battling Injury Bug

With Kawhi Leonard out of the lineup, the Clippers have now played the entire season without him. Additionally, Paul George hasn’t played in almost 50 games since Christmas, and Norman Powell only played three games after the deal and has missed the Clippers’ last 20 games. Be that as it may, by all accounts, this Clippers squad has overachieved over a long period of time, sitting in the eighth spot in the Western Conference. 

So far this season, Los Angeles has a 36-40 record, and the Clippers committed 18.6 fouls per game and shoot 78.9% from the charity stripe. They get an assist 23.6 times per game, which ranks them 19th in the NBA, and they turn the ball over 13.9 times per game.

Los Angeles has scored 106.7 points per game and averages 44.0 boards each game. The Clippers are shooting 45.3 percent from the field as a team, which is good for 24th in the NBA. 

Without Paul George (14.7) and Norman Powell (18.8) on the floor, Reggie Jackson leads the Clippers with 16.9 points per contest, while Ivan Zubac has chipped in 8.4 rebounds and 10.1 points per game. 

The Los Angeles defense gives up 34.6% from downtown, and their opponents are knocking down 78.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 24.1 assists and 47.3 boards per contest, which ranks them 12th and 28th in the NBA.

The Clippers are ranked 11th in the league in PPG given up with 108.3. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.0% from the field (6th in the NBA).

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview: Bucks Look to Secure Number One Seed

Milwaukee has a 46-28 win-loss record in the first half of the season. They score 114.9 points per game (4th in the league) and shoot 46.6 percent from the field. The Bucks are shooting 36.8% from long range (1,055 of 2,867) and 77.5 percent from the free-throw line.

Milwaukee has averaged 46.8 rebounds per game this season and has accounted for 1,747 dimes, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 13.5 times a game, and they average 18.2 personal fouls per game.

The Bucks have forced 13.0 turnovers per game while drawing 19.6 personal fouls on defense. They allow 35.1 percent of 3-pointers and are 17th in the league in points allowed per game (111.2).

The Bucks allow a 45.3 percent shooting percentage (3,037 of 6,708) to their opponents, and they surrender 44.4 boards per game as a team. With 1,883 assists conceded this season, they are presently ranked 22nd in the league in terms of allowing assists to the opposition.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks’ two-time MVP and reigning NBA champion, is having an outstanding season and appears to be preparing his team for another Finals run. The Greek Freak is doing what he does best, dominating every facet of the court while displaying an improved jump shooting. The Bucks are currently ranked fifth in the Eastern Conference, only a few games below the top seed.

If Giannis can come closer to the first seed, he might be a three-time MVP by the end of the season. In virtually any year, Antetokounmpo would be the MVP frontrunner due to his astronomical numbers, as he is averaging almost 30 points and 11.6 rebounds per game

Free Betting Pick

The Bucks are a solid squad at home as they own 26 wins at home, ranking second in the eastern conference, while the Clippers are just 16- 23 away from home. This should be an exciting matchup between two clubs who excel in this position. The Clippers aren’t backing down from anyone, and their slightly above-average roster keeps them competitive even despite some injuries.

Meanwhile, the Bucks are the defending champions and have the talent to win again as they are fighting for the first overall seed in the East. They need this win to close the gap on the conference leaders to half a game, and Milwaukee should give it everything they got to secure that number one overall seed. 

NBA Betting Pick: Bucks 

 
 

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