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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Pick-Odds-Prediction 12/31/13

Milwaukee Bucks (6-24) at Los Angeles Lakers (13-18)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds


The Milwaukee Bucks will head to Los Angeles on Tuesday to face off against the Lakers at the Staples Center.

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently sitting just below the .500 mark this season, as the Lakers are 13-18 on the year, while going 7-8 at home.  The Lakers have one of the worst defensive units in the league currently, allowing a whopping 103.6 points per game on the year.  The Lakers offense isn’t much to write home about either, ranking 19th in the league, with an average of 99.6 points per game scored per game.  Los Angeles has now dropped five in a row heading into this meeting with the Bucks, but hopefully for the Lakers, having a day off at home will give them the rest they need to get back into the win column.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Pick-Odds-Prediction 12/31/13

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The Milwaukee Bucks are playing horrible ball this season, as the Bucks are currently 6-24 on the year, and on the road, the Bucks are just 3-12 this season.  Milwaukee is ranked near the bottom of the league in most statistical categories that matter, but the Bucks offense is especially bad this season.  Milwaukee is scoring just 92.7 points per game on the season, ranking the Bucks 28th in the league in scoring offense.  This is a tough spot for Milwaukee as this game is the third road game in the last four outings for the Bucks.

The Bucks are just 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games when playing on two days of rest, and the Bucks are 0-6 against the spread in their last six games against the Western Conference. 

The Lakers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against the Central division, but Los Angeles is just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games when scoring triple digits the game before. 

I'll be on the under here tonight.  Neither the Lakers, nor the Bucks play any kind of defense, but on the flip side, neither is lighting up the scoreboards either.  I think the odds makers were a bit aggressive here, which means the under looks like the side to be on in L.A.

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