Los Angeles Lakers at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 5-7. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 4-6. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.4 points per game and surrendering 108.7, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 3-5-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/02/17 F Larry Nance Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/10/17 F Mirza Teletovic Knee is doubtful Friday vs. San Antonio
11/07/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Acquired is probable Friday vs. San Antonio
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 21 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Lonzo Ball averages 8.9 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.9 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 29% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Khris Middleton averages 19.1 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 31.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 104.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.92 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 17.9 per game. The Lakers allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 17th in the league with 105.4 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 24.9. The Bucks are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Bucks surrender 108.7 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.5 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Lakers are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 100.4, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 21st. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Los Angeles is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the league.
Milwaukee is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Bucks are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +6.5
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