Bucks vs. Lakers - 2/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (11-46) at Milwaukee Bucks (23-33)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -8 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, FSWI
The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Monday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 17.1 points and 3.4 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 15.5 points and 2.6 assists. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.3 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost four straight road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 98.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 17.8 points and 4.1 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 16.6 points and 9.6 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.4 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won six of their last eight home games. Jerryd Bayless is questionable with a knee injury.
The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bucks are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Milwaukee.
I don't like this Bucks team, but the Lakers are downright awful and don't cover many spreads. With the Bucks being rested, at home and catching the Lakers on the end of a back to back, Milwaukee should win this by double digits. However, there are better bets on the board for Monday.