Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/30/2018
Friday, March 30, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, March 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 3 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 39-35. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 105.9 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Lakers have an overall mark of 33-41. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per contest and giving up 109.8, which is a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 29-40-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 39-34-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 39-35-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 38-35-1 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/29/18 F Thon Maker Groin is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Golden State
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is out indefinitely
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/28/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
03/28/18 G Lonzo Ball Knee left last game, is "?"
03/01/18 G Josh Hart Hand is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.2 points per game in 37 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 10 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Julius Randle averages 16.2 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Kyle Kuzma averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 105.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.31 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.9 per game. The Bucks allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 10th in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.41. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Lakers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Lakers surrender 109.8 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Bucks are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Milwaukee is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Los Angeles is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Lakers are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 18th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -3
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