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NBA betting line favors Clippers over Bucks

Milwaukee BucksLos Angeles Clippers
13-57March 24, 2014, 10:30 | STAPLES Center49-21

Los Angeles will look to improve on its 49-21 record on Monday when they host Milwaukee in NBA odds action at STAPLES Center.

The Clippers bring a 49-21 record (39-30-1 ATS) to the battle against the 13-57 Bucks, who are 31-38-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 35-33-2 so far and the Bucks go 40-30. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Bucks before tip-off in this one found them as 16-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 209 at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Clippers rated this week at No. 2 and the Bucks sitting at No. 28. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 101-86 result in favor of the Clippers today.

The Bucks were a 124-107 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (231) made winners of OVER bettors. O.J. Mayo scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Bucks to victory (they lost 124-107 to Sacramento at Sleep Train Arena on Sunday).

The Clippers were a 112-103 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (215) made winners of UNDER bettors. Detroit was victimized for 28 points and 15 assists by Chris Paul as the Clippers defeated the Pistons 112-103 in NBA action on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 1-ranked offense (107.56 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 23 at 103.43 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 47.56% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (43.28% on average).

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Los Angeles, Thursday, March 27th
Los Angeles at New Orleans, Wednesday, March 26th