|MIL (-120) @ pinnacle|
I'm playing MILWAUKEE on the moneyline. Obviously, these are both very capable teams. Playing at home, I believe that the Bucks will have the advantage. Keep in mind that the Bucks ae 80-17 (SU) here the past few seasons. During the same span, the Clippers were 55-38 on the road. The last time that the teams met, the Bucks won by 28 points. A one-sided beating. Since dropping five in a row, the Bucks have turned the corner with four straight wins. The Clippers haven't played at many tough road venues lately. With the exception of a 2/2 game at Brooklyn, which they lost, their last seven road games have been at the following cities: Orlando, NY, Cleveland, Minnesota, Chicago and Memphis, twice. All these teams are at, or below 500. In fact, their previous two road games (Atlanta and Miami) both also came against teams which are currently sub-500, though those teams are arguably more capable than their records. The point is that the Clippers haven't played at a venue like this one in a long time. I expect them to be in for a rude awakening.