Monday, February 22, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, February 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.5.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 11-45 and a road record of 5-26. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.6 as they are averaging 96.8 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. Los Angeles is 1-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 5-31. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 23-33 and a home record of 15-9. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.4 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -4.5. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-4 and a conference record of 17-17. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.4 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.8 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Los Angeles averages 96.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.1 per game. The Lakers allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 98.4 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 26th with 15.5 per game. The Bucks allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Lakers average 97.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The Lakers have an offensive rating of 100.8 and a defensive rating of 110.8. In terms of pace they average 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Bucks score 101.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 103.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 94 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-28-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-30-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 29-27-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-25-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/20/16 G Kobe Bryant Finger injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Chicago
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
02/21/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee "?" Monday vs. LA Lakers
02/04/16 F John Henson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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