Los Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/17/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Fiserv Forum is the location where the Milwaukee Bucks (6-8) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (8-7) on Wednesday.
The Lakers played the Bulls and went home with a loss by a final score of 121-103 in their last contest. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest with a 45.6% field goal percentage (36 out of 79) and buried 6 of their 32 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Lakers buried 25 of 31 attempts for a percentage of 80.6%. Regarding rebounding, they collected 43 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 19 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Los Angeles allowed 55.1% from the field on 49 out of 89 shooting. Chicago distributed 36 assists and had 31 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Chicago totaled 32 boards (4 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Chicago finished 72.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of 11 attempts. They also buried 15 out of their 34 attempts from beyond the arc. When discussing fouls, the Lakers ended up with 15 and the Bulls accounted for 16 fouls.
Talen Horton-Tucker is one guy who was important in the game. Horton-Tucker walked away from this one shooting 47.4% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. He was on the court for 37 minutes and also grabbed 6 rebounds. He ended up scoring 28 points on 9 of 19 shooting.
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Los Angeles will enter this matchup with a mark of 8-7 for the campaign. They are averaging 109.8 pts per contest (9th in the league) while hitting 46.2% from the field. The Lakers are connecting on 35.3% on shots from 3-point land (174 of 493) and 74.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is collecting 46.2 boards per contest and has racked up 358 assists this year, which has them ranked 5th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 17.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.0 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Lakers are forcing their opponents into 16.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.6 personal fouls. They are ranked 27th in the NBA in allowing assists with 390 surrendered for the year. The Lakers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.3% (624 of 1,377) and they surrender 47.5 boards per game as a unit. They are conceding 34.7% on 3-pointers while they are 27th in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Bucks took a defeat with a final score of 120-100 when they faced the Hawks. In regard to rebounding, Milwaukee permitted Atlanta to grab 36 in all (15 offensive). They finished 42.9% from distance by shooting 15 of 35 and ended up shooting 11 out of 13 at the charity stripe (84.6%). The Bucks permitted the Hawks to convert 47 of 97 attempts from the field which had them shooting 48.5% in the matchup. In all, the Bucks finished 38 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.2%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Milwaukee made 14 of 41 attempts (34.1%). They were able to knock down 10 of them for a percentage of 62.5%. The Hawks committed 12 personal fouls for the game which took the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Bucks were able to corral 26 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for the matchup.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up being a major contributor for the Bucks for the contest. He knocked down 9 out of 21 for the game for a rate of 42.9%, and earned 5 rebounds. Antetokounmpo earned 26 points in his 34 minutes on the court and earned 6 dimes for the game.
Milwaukee has a mark of 6-8 this year. As an offense, the Bucks are hitting on 44.1% from the field, which ranks 22nd in the league. Milwaukee has totaled 1,510 pts on the season (107.9 per game) and they pull in 44.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.0 times per contest (23rd in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per contest. The Bucks have committed 18.1 fouls every game and they go 73.5% from the free throw line.
The Bucks defensively are ranked 22nd in the league in PPG given up with 109.8. They are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.1% from the floor (18th in the league). The Milwaukee defense gives up 33.1% on three-point shots (174 of 525) and their opposition makes 76.3% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 22.4 dimes and 47.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 12th and 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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