2 of the top players in the NBA face-off when Kawhi takes on Giannis in Milwaukee on Friday night. The Clippers battle the Bucks in a top-tier matchup. Will Kawhi, Paul George, and the Clippers upset the Bucks? Or, will Giannis Antetokounmpo lead Milwaukee to a fourteenth straight win? Keep reading for the NBA odds, analysis and a free pick for Clippers vs Bucks!
Clippers vs Bucks 2019 NBA Lines, Analysis & Betting Prediction
- When: Friday, Dec. 6 at 8:30 pm ET
- Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
- TV: NBA League Pass
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Odds: Bucks -3 ½
Why the L.A. Clippers are a good bet +3 ½?
At 16-6, the Clippers are 3 games behind the L.A. Lakers. Plenty of time exists in the NBA Season for LAC to catch the Lakers. In fact, most believe the Clippers will. While LeBron has played Anthony Davis this entire season, Kawhi just got Paul George back from an injury. Kawhi dished 9 assists in the 117-97 win over the Trail Blazers while Paul George scored 26 points. The two are already working well together. That’s scary for the rest of the NBA.
- Points/G: 115.5
- Field Goal %: 46.0
- 3-Point %: 36.0
- Free Throw %: 77.5
- Rebounds/G: 49.0
- Assists/G: 23.5
- Points/G: 107.8
- Field Goal %: 42.9
- 3-Point %: 34.7
- Free Throw %: 76.0
- Rebounds/G: 45.3
- Assists/G: 22.2
Why the Milwaukee Bucks are a good bet -3 ½?
Opponents haven’t touched Milwaukee in recent weeks. The Bucks search for their fourteenth win in a row on Friday night. It’s impossible to stop the Bucks’ offense. They shoot 48.4% from the field and 35.3% from three. Milwaukee plays great interior defense. The Clippers must try and beat Milwaukee from the three-point line. Not easy to do.
- Points/G: 121.1
- Field Goal %: 48.4
- 3-Point %: 35.3
- Free Throw %: 71.9
- Rebounds/G: 51.8
- Assists/G: 25.6
- Points/G: 108.2
- Field Goal %: 41.6
- 3-Point %: 37.1
- Free Throw %: 75.0
- Rebounds/G: 46.2
- Assists/G: 23.9
NBA Betting Trends for L.A. Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks
- Clippers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games
- L.A. Clippers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games
- Clippers are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games versus the Bucks
- The over is 5-of-5 in the last 5 matchups in Milwaukee
- Milwaukee is 10-0 SU in their last 10 games
- Bucks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in December
- Milwaukee is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games versus a Western Conference opponent
- The total has gone over in the Bucks’ last 9 games versus a Pacific Division opponent
Clippers vs Bucks Final NBA Betting Analysis
The Clippers match up well with the Bucks. Kawhi Leonard only scored 11 points in the win over the Trail Blazers. Most of the points came from PG-13, Patrick Patterson, and Montrezl Harrell. Both Patterson and Harrell play off the bench.
A healthy Paul George has allowed Kawhi to become a true point guard. He can score any time he wishes. But from his small forward position, Leonard can survey the landscape, decide to dish, drive, or set up a three-point shot.
Kawhi knows the Bucks allow 37.1% from three. He’ll exploit that on Friday night. Expect Leonard to take charge early. He’ll determine the flow of the game in this one. Back the Clippers to cover.
NBA Free Pick: Clippers +3 ½