Los Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 12/2/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
The Milwaukee Bucks will try to beat the Los Angeles Lakers at Fiserv Forum on Friday.
The Lakers took the court against the Trail Blazers and walked away with a win by a score of 128-109 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Lakers ended up finishing with 18 while the Trail Blazers recorded 25 personal fouls. They converted 8 of 24 shots from distance. Portland shot 81.0% from the free throw line by making 17 of their 21 attempts. On top of that, Portland had 45 rebounds (12 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Portland totaled 21 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. Pertaining to defending, Los Angeles allowed 46.7% from the floor on 42 out of 90 shooting. They also recorded 28 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 48 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Lakers made 18 of their 26 attempts for a percentage of 69.2%. Los Angeles finished the contest having earned a 49.5% field goal percentage (48 of 97) and buried 14 out of their 37 shots from 3-point land.
LeBron James is a player who played a role in this contest. James went 66.7% from the floor and also totaled 8 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and also snagged 7 rebounds. He accounted for 31 points on 12 of 18 shooting.
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Los Angeles steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 8-12 this season. They have an average of 113.1 points per game (14th in basketball) while going 46.6% from the field. The Lakers are hitting 32.4% on shots from beyond the arc (197 of 608) and 80.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling in 45.8 boards per contest and has totaled 486 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 27th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 15.0 times per game and as a team they commit 19.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Lakers have forced 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.6 personal fouls. They are ranked 8th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 521 surrendered on the season. The Lakers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.8% (862 of 1,881) and they concede 47.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 34.0% on three-point shots and they are ranked 18th in the league in points per game allowed (114.3).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Bucks walked away with a victory by a final of 109-103 against the Knicks. The Bucks earned 38 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 52 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 5 times, while recording 3 steals in this game. The Knicks earned 20 personal fouls in this game which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They were able to bury 21 of those for a percentage of 80.8%. In regard to 3-point shots, Milwaukee converted 10 of 35 attempts (28.6%). Overall, the Bucks went 39 out of 90 from the field which gave them a rate of 43.3%. The Bucks permitted the Knicks to convert 42 of 100 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.0% in the matchup. They finished shooting 20.0% from 3-point land via 6 of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 20 from the charity stripe (65.0%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Milwaukee allowed New York to collect 55 in all (19 offensive).
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks for this game. He made 13 out of 25 in the matchup for a rate of 52.0%, and added 13 rebounds. Antetokounmpo totaled 37 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 7 dimes for the contest.
Milwaukee has a record of 15-5 on the year. The Bucks commit 19.3 personal fouls every game and they hit 71.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 24.5 times per contest (15th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per game. Milwaukee has accumulated 2,246 pts on the year (112.3 per contest) and they average 48.8 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bucks are shooting 45.6% from the field, which is ranked 23rd in basketball.
The Milwaukee defense allows 35.6% from downtown (229 of 644) and opponents are connecting on 77.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 21.2 dimes and 43.2 rebounds per game, which is ranked 1st and 16th in basketball. The Bucks are ranked 3rd in the league in PPG given up with 107.4. They are forcing 13.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.6% from the floor (2nd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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