Lakers vs. Bucks - 2/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (32-25) at Los Angeles Lakers (15-41)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +4 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, TWC SN
The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers square off Friday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last seven games and begin a four-game road trip. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 98.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and are allowing 96.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 12 points and 6.6 rebounds while O.J. Mayo is averaging 11.9 points and 2.8 assists. Khris Middleton is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Jerryd Bayless is shooting 45.2 percent from the field. The Milwaukee Bucks continue to impress, especially on the defensive side where they’re allowing just 39.2 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The Bucks have won 10 of their last 14 games when allowing less than 100 points, and they’re 15-14 SU on the road.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look to put together a third straight victory. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 99.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting and are allowing 106.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.6 points and seven rebounds while Jordan Hill is averaging 12.3 points and 7.9 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.5 assists and Wesley Johnson is shooting 41.5 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers have allowed 100-plus points in eight of their last 10 games and are allowing 46.1 percent shooting in their last five games. It’s the same song and dance for the Lakers as it’s been all season long. Nick Young is questionable for this game with a knee injury.
The Bucks are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games and -4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Bucks are 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles and 12-4-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings overall.
The Bucks are simply on a roll, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The Lakers? Not so much. I'll lay the small number here with the better and more motivated team.