NBA basketball betting expectations were high for the Milwaukee Bucks entering this season but they have fallen flat after last year’s surprising NBA sports betting playoff run.
The Los Angeles Clippers will host the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night with a start time at the Staples Center of 10:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this inter-conference matchup so be sure and open your account today to get in on the action.
Milwaukee had a record of 19-26 straight up and 21-22-2 with the NBA lines. The Bucks were a break even 12-12 against the spread on the road and were an even 12-12 on over under action away from home. The Bucks have shown better value as of late with 3 consecutive payouts heading into this game.
Milwaukee has been a team of vast extremes as they ranked 4th best in the NBA for defense but a very poor 30th for offensive scoring. Coach Scott Skiles has maintained the defensive excellence that got the Bucks into the playoffs last year but the lack of offense is proving to be a serious drag.
The Clippers had a record of 18-28 straight up and 23-22-1 with the NBA betting odds. The Clippers were 15-13 against the spread at home and were 12-16 under the total as a host. The Clippers have shown steady improvement as rookie Blake Griffin, along with Eric Gordon, have been phenomenal.
Gordon led the Clippers with 24.1 points per game while Griffin was right behind with 22.6 points per game along with a team best 12.8 rebounds per outing. The Clippers were on a nice run with 6 straight up wins in their last 10 games.
Milwaukee has paid out in just 1 of their last 8 games against the Clippers in Los Angeles with 3 of their last 4 road games against the Clippers going over the total. This is the first NBA basketball betting matchup between these two teams in this season.
The Clippers have gotten the money in 11 of the last 14 matchups in this head to head series as 7 of the last 9 games between these two teams have gone over the total.