Los Angeles Lakers (5-7) at Milwaukee Bucks (5-6)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -5 -- Over/Under: 214 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Saturday in NBA action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers could use a big road victory here after losing five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 104.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 15.8 points and 4.6 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.3 points and 2.5 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Kuzma is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost four straight road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for back-to-back victories to get back to a .500 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 108.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.9 points and 9.8 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.1 points and 5.5 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Tony Snell is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 40.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost three of their last five home games.
The Lakers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Central. The Bucks are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the underdog is 21-5-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Milwaukee.
The Lakers aren't built for a game like this, as they don't shoot the ball well enough to beat this Bucks defense and the pressure if going to force a lot of mistakes from this young roster. The Bucks play this ground man style of bully ball that is going to wear down these baby Lakers. Even on the end of a back-to-back, this is a game the Milwaukee Bucks should win by double digits on their home court.