The Milwaukee Bucks (33-21) continue their four-game Western Conference road trip with a Sunday night game against the Los Angeles Clippers (27-27). Tip-off is 9 p.m. ET at Crypto.com Arena. Below, we look at the Bucks vs. Clippers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Bucks kicked off the road trip Saturday with a 137-108 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. They have won two straight games and six of their last eight. Their next three games are on the road against the Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns for the first time since the NBA Finals last season.
The Clippers have won six of their last 10 games as they navigate this part of the season without either G Kawhi Leonard or F Paul George. They nearly lost to the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night after having a double-digit lead, but G Reggie Jackson scored with four seconds left in the game to give the Clippers a 111-110 win.
Bucks at Clippers odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Bucks -175 (bet $175 to win $100) | Clippers +140 (bet $100 to win $140)
Against the spread (ATS): Bucks -3.5 (-120) | Clippers +3.5 (-105)
Over/Under (O/U): 227.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
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Bucks at Clippers key injuries
PG George Hill (neck) questionable
C Brook Lopez (back) out
F Paul George (elbow) out
G Kawhi Leonard (knee) out
C Ivica Zubac (calf) questionable
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Bucks at Clippers odds, lines, picks and predictions
Bucks 127, Clippers 119
The Bucks have been decent on the road this season at 14-12, and the Clippers have been all right at home at 16-12 overall.
The Clippers have won their last four home contests. Three of them were by six points or fewer.
The Bucks are 8-5 against Western Conference teams this season.
While the Clippers have been hanging in the playoff race while George has been out, it will be tough to match up with the firepower the Bucks have both in the frontcourt and in the backcourt.
Take the BUCKS (-175).
Against the spread
The Bucks are 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games but have covered the spread in three of their last four contests. They are 5-6 ATS in games in that they are favored by fewer than five points. They have covered the spread in four of their last six wins.
The Clippers have failed to cover the spread in two straight but are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. They are 8-7 ATS when they are underdogs by fewer than five points.
Take the BUCKS -3.5 (-120).
Six of the Bucks’ last 10 games have hit the Over.
Seven of the last 10 for the Clippers have also gone Over the projected total.
Between the two teams, five of the last eight matchups have had totals of more than 227.
Take OVER 227.5 (-112).
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