Friday, March 17, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, March 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 5 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 33-34. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 20-48. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.4 points per game and surrendering 111.8, good for a point differential of -7.4.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-37-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 37-29-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 28-38-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 38-29-1 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/15/17 F Luol Deng None out for season
03/14/17 C Timofey Mozgov None out for season
Greg Monroe comes into this game averaging 11.8 points per contest while playing 22.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Bucks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
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Jordan Clarkson averages 14.5 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Julius Randle averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.46 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 104.4 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 5th with 15.4 per game. The Lakers allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.9 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 105.6 and they have a defensive rating of 113.1. They get 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -5
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