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NBA odds preview - Clippers vs. Bucks

Los Angeles ClippersMilwaukee Bucks
Dec 15, 8:30 PM | Bradley Center

Los Angeles Clippers vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

16-6TEAM RECORD12-9

The Clippers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bucks in Milwaukee at Bradley Center on Saturday in NBA action.

Milwaukee will face the 16-6 Clippers, who own a 13-9 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bucks are 8-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Clippers are 13-9 favoring the OVER.

View LA Clippers vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Clippers before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 197.5 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bucks - Clippers odds would favor the Clippers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Clippers sit at No. 5. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 105-97 win for the Clippers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 96.6 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 6 at 94.2 PPG. The Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 47.8% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Clippers own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 96.2 points per game when playing on the road. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 100-94 winner as they battled the Bobcats on the road. The Clippers failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Blake Griffin scored 19 points leading the Clippers to a 100-94 victory over Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday.

The Bucks were a 90-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. Monta Ellis went off for 33 points and added 6 rebounds leading Milwaukee to a 90-86 win over Cleveland on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Clippers at Bucks trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Clippers are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 11 games
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
Milwaukee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
LA Clippers at Detroit, Monday, December 17
Milwaukee home to Indiana, Tuesday, December 18