Los Angeles Clippers at Milwaukee Bucks NBA odds, picks and predictions

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The Los Angeles Clippers (37-40) visit Fiserv Forum Friday to take on the Milwaukee Bucks (48-28). Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Clippers vs. Bucks odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

The Bucks are coming off a thrilling 120-119 overtime road victory against Brooklyn Nets Thursday as 2-point underdogs. Milwaukee was led by 44 points from two-time MVP F Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Bucks are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) over their last five games and Milwaukee is 37-39 ATS on the season. The Bucks are 0.5 games back of the Miami Heat for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Clippers have split their last two against the spread and are 1-6 ATS over their last seven outings. Los Angeles is 37-40 ATS this season. The return of F Paul George has been huge as he’s averaged 28 points per game in two games since returning against the Utah Jazz Tuesday.

Clippers at Bucks odds, spread and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:52 p.m. ET.

  • Money line: Clippers +265 (bet $100 to win $265) | Bucks -350 (bet $350 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Clippers +7.5 (-112) | Bucks -7.5 (-108)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 225.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)

Clippers at Bucks key injuries

Clippers (not officially submitted)

  • Kawhi Leonard (knee) out
  • Norman Powell (foot) out

Bucks (not officially submitted)

Clippers at Bucks odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Bucks 117, Clippers 111

Money line

PASS.

While I do like the Clippers (+265) to cover on the road, the Bucks are the far better team and are clicking right now. I’ll pass on predicting the outright upset despite the fat payout.

Milwaukee (-350) is absolutely unplayable, especially coming off an overtime game in Brooklyn last night.

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Author: Lucy Green