Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/1/2019
Friday, March 1, 2019
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, March 1, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 4 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 47-14. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 9.5 as they average 117.4 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 30-31 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 112.4 points per game and surrender 113.6, good for a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-24-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 28-33-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-34-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 25-36-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/27/19 PG George Hill Shoulder is questionable Friday vs LA Lakers
02/24/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Heel is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/28/19 G Lance Stephenson Toe injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Milwaukee
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.0 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 12.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 19.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%. LeBron James averages 26.9 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 7.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. Milwaukee averages 117.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 49.0 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 1st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 113.6 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 46.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game. Los Angeles is 13th in the league with 112.4 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.8 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Lakers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.9.
The Bucks are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 30th in the league.
Los Angeles is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league. The Lakers are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +4
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