The Milwaukee Bucks (19-3) are looking for their 14th straight win when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers (16-6) in Milwaukee on Friday. This will be the Bucks’ toughest test so far during their streak, which is the longest since the 1970s teams led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have gotten off to a solid partnership, winning 9 of the past 10 games, including a 7-1 record together. Let’s take a look at the lines and odds on DraftKings Sportsbook:
Clippers vs. Bucks spread, over/under, money line
Spread: Bucks (-4)
Money line: Bucks (-167), Clippers (+143)
So I think this in when Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks finally falter and the streak comes to an end, so I’m fine going all-in on the Clippers tonight. They’re getting points on the road and I think this matchup is closer to a toss up than the line suggests. Also, LA on plus-odds on the ML I’m all over, and wouldn’t mind parlaying that with a favored team. The O/U seems a bit high, but both teams are capable of scoring a ton of points. Still, I sense more of a playoff atmosphere and I could see this game being tighter and more defensive, so my initial thought is the UNDER.
Prediction: Clippers 108, Bucks 103
Giannis, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George player props
Looking at the point totals for all three players, I think there’s a good chance all of them hit their overs. PG-13 is at 23.5 and I think he’s got the best shot of the bunch to go over at -107. Giannis you’ll get plus odds on his 32.5 O/U at +104, so if you think the Bucks come out and win, chances are it’s on the back of The Greek Freak.
Kawhi Leonard is actually -167 to hit the over on 1.5 three-pointers and he’s done that in consecutive games, so I could see Leonard taking a handful of outside shots tonight. Both Leonard and PG have plus odds to lead the game in scoring as well, +330 and +470, respectively.
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