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The 30-28 Milwaukee Bucks will travel to face the 43-19 LA Clippers in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Staples Center in LA is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the home team LA Clippers favored by -9 ½ points with an over under line of 203 ½ points. There has been no early movement in the odds since they were opened up a few hours ago.
The teams met back on December 15th with the Clippers posting the 111-85 road win at Milwaukee as a -5 point betting favorite. The game ended over 195 points.
Milwaukee has a road record of 14-14 on the year. They win their fourth straight following a 109-108 home win on Monday to the Utah Jazz as a -4 ½ point betting favorite in overtime. The game went over 199 ½ points. The Bucks blew a ten point lead after three quarters that forced the overtime period. The team shot 47.4% from the field with 10 of 24 coming from three. They lose the rebounding battle by 17 boards and survived as they give up just 40.4% shooting to the Jazz. Monta Ellis had 34 points and four rebounds on 15 of 21 shooting. Brandon Jennings dished out 17 assists in the win. Jennings saw his minutes decline due to high volume and low percentage shooting. He is forced to dish assists to keep his playing minutes. It was Jennings and Ellis who dragged down this Bucks team with poor shooting percentage. Milwaukee is 25th in the NBA with a 43.6% shooting percentage but that number should greatly improve with the attitude adjustment by Jennings and Ellis.
The Clippers are 23-7 at home this season. LA had their four game win streak snapped on Sunday in a 108-104 home defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder as a -3 point betting favorite. The total finished over 205 ½ points. The Clips could not overcome a 19 point deficit. They shot 46.3% from the floor and made 9 of 24 from three. LA gave away the game with 21 turnovers. They give up 47.5% shooting to the Thunder. Chris Paul had 26 points and eight assists on 8 of 21 shooting. On defense LA is a top six team in two key categories which are points allowed and defensive field goal percentage. They allow 94 points a game and 43.8% shooting.
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