Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game at crypto.com Arena. Just a week following their tightly contested game at Fiserv Forum, the Bucks and Clippers run it back tonight in LA. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers were up by as many as 21 points in that first meeting of the season in Milwaukee, but in the end they fell under the pressure and lost by 1 point. They’ve responded well since then though winning 2 of their last 3 games, and after a successful trade deadline they’re now looking to climb up the Western Conference leaderboard by going on a run.
LA enters the game as 1.5 point favorites, with a healthy Kawhi Leonard and Paul George this team is capable of beating anyone. They haven’t had a good time in recent meetings with the Bucks though winning just 2 of the last 8 meetings, so pressure will be on them to deliver here after they won 8 of their last 11 games.
The Bucks are just coming off a big win against the Lakers in this same building last night, so this will be a 2nd game in less than 24 hours for them. Giannis Antetokounmpo once again captured the imagination of everyone with 38 points, leading the Bucks to their 9th consecutive win. He had 50 in the win over the Clippers a week ago, over his last 9 games he’s averaging 37.6 points while shooting better than 60% from the field.
Milwaukee’s last 8 games vs Western Conference opponents have all ended in wins, they’ve also covered the spread 5 times in their last 7 games. The play of Khris Middleton is also encouraging, he’s been out for a long time with injury and if he can come back to his old form the Bucks will be a factor in the postseason.
It’s hard to ignore what Milwaukee is doing right now. They’re looking for their 10th win in a row, plus they’ve owned the head-to-head meetings vs the Clippers. I see no reason why the winning shouldn’t continue tonight, back the road team as slight underdogs here.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Odds
Even though only 211 points were scored in that game played a week ago, scoring has been on the raise in games between these two teams as 6 of the last 10 meetings have seen the over land. An average of 233.8 points per game has been scored during that stretch, so even though the Clippers lean to the under more often in home games, we could be in for a high scoring game here.
The total has cashed on the over 6 times in the last 9 Clipper games, if we look at just meetings between these two at crypto.com Arena then that bet has successfully landed 4 times in the last 5 played. With Giannis in such hot scoring form and the Bucks averaging 125.3 points during their 9 game win streak, they will be hard to stop here. Until someone does it, I’m going for the over. Lay the points.