Date/Time: 03-28-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -8.5
In this high caliber duel between two squads sitting on the top-6 places of their respective conference, the Los Angeles Clippers, who have been red-hot having lost only once in their last twelve games and are climbing up the ladder in the West, are visiting the Milwaukee Bucks, who have lost once in their last 5 and are sitting 4 games ahead of the Raptors in the East.
Clippers are 45-30 so far in the league and are tied with Utah on the sixth place of the Western Conference. They are 11-1 in their last 12 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Minnesota on the road, 122-111. Bucks are 56-19 so far in the league and are sitting on top of the whole league. They are 4-1 in their last 5 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Houston at home, 108-94.
Top Basketball BookmakersLA are led in scoring by Lou Williams with 20.3 ppg. He also leads the team in assists made with 5.3 per game, while Danilo Gallinari follows with 19.8 ppg, adding 6 rebounds per game. Montrezl Harrell adds 16.6 ppg and 6.7 rebounds off the bench. Milwaukee are led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 27.3 ppg. He also leads the team both in rebounding with 12.6 and in assists made with 6 per game, while Kris Middleton follows with 17.8 ppg, adding 6.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Eric Bledsoe adds 15.8 ppg, 4.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.
This will be the second meeting between those two teams so far this season with LA having won the previous one at home by 2 points in overtime. Milwaukee are 31-6 at home, while LA are 22-17 on the road. Milwaukee have both a better offense with 117.8 ppg to LA’s 114,8 ppg and a better defense, allowing 107.9 ppg to LA’s 113,5. Milwaukee have a better accuracy from the field (47.6% to 46.9%), while LA have a better accuracy from behind the arc (38.6% to 35.4%). Milwaukee are better all across the board, including fewer turnovers per game (13.3 to 13.7), more assists (26 to 23.6) and more rebounds (49.5 to 45.6). Milwaukee are superior at home and expect them to win by more than 9 points today.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -8.5 (-113)