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Milwaukee may have its toughest test yet during a 13-game winning streak. We break down the odds and lines on DK Sportsbook.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George reaches to keep the ball in play against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half at Staples Center. Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

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)
Over/Under: 232.5
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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