Bucks at Lakers - 12/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (10-15) at Los Angeles Lakers (3-21)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +4 -- Over/Under: 199.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSWI, TWC SN
The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers square off Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks need a victory here after losing six of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 95.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Greg Monroe is averaging 16.2 points and 9.8 rebounds while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 15.7 points and 6.6 rebounds. Khris Middleton is dishing 3.1 assists and Jabari Parker is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost nine straight road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers could use a nice home victory in order to snap a six-game skid. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.2 points and 3.3 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 13.6 points and 2.4 rebounds. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.2 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 10 of their last 12 home games. Jordan Clarkson is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Bucks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Bucks are 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles and 12-5-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings overall.
I'm concerned about this being a letdown spot for the Bucks. However, the win over the Warriors could be just what Milwaukee needed to get back to being the team we saw from last season. Also, at the end of the day, it is the Lakers. Bucks and the reasonable chalk has to be the play here.