Los Angeles Lakers at Milwaukee Bucks
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Fiserv Forum)
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to the Fiserv Forum to take on the Milwaukee Bucks in a battle of the two best teams in the NBA. The last time out, the Lakers lost a close game on the road to the Pacers 105-102 to drop to 24-4 on the season. The Bucks also lost their last game, snapping a record-breaking winning streak that reached 18 games. The win streak was ended in a close game to the Dallas Mavericks 120-116 to drop to 24-4 on the season.
The Bucks have the best offense in the NBA this season scoring 121 points per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Led by reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo who averages a double-double 31.7 points, 12.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists. Giannis leads the Bucks in both points and rebounds while he ranks second on the team in assists. Giannis scores the ball very efficiently shooting 56.4% from the field.
The Lakers average 112.9 points per game which ranks 8th in the NBA while shooting the best field goal percentage in the NBA at 48.5%. The Lakers are led by superstar duo of Lebron James and Anthony Davis. Davis leads the team in scoring and rebounds with 27.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. While Lebron James adds 25.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and a team leading 10.6 assists per game.
Both teams boast solid defenses with the Lakers ranking second in the NBA allowing only 103.9 points per game and allowing teams to shoot only 43.6% from the field. The Bucks allow 108.1 points per game but opposing teams can muster only 41.5% from the field.
The Bucks come into this game having covered the spread in seven of their last nine contests and post a 15-13 record ATS on the season. The Lakers record ATS this season is 16-12 but have failed to cover the spread in their last three games. In what should be an equal battle between the two best teams in the NBA take the underdog and the points. Final score prediction, the Bucks win but the Lakers cover the spread in a back and forth game with a final score of 115-112.