Lakers vs. Bucks Prediction
The free-falling Los Angeles Lakers have a date tonight with a Milwaukee Bucks team that has the best record in the NBA. Can LA manage to keep it close enough on the road as double-digit underdogs to stay within the number?
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Fiserv Forum at 8:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bucks are a 12-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 234.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 62 percent of public bets are being placed on host Milwaukee. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Lakers edged by Knicks
Los Angeles fell 124-123 at New York Sunday afternoon as LeBron James had his shot blocked at the buzzer. The Lakers (31-39) outscored the Knicks 36-22 in the second quarter to go into halftime up 66-63, but were unable to hold on after the break. James paced LA with 33 points on 11-of-26 shooting from the floor plus 11-of-13 from the free throw line. He also contributed eight assists and six rebounds. Kyle Kuzma recorded 18 points and eight assists. Reggie Bullock tallied 14 points in 18 minutes. JaVale McGee recorded 12 points, seven caroms plus three steals. Johnathan Williams had 12 points and seven boards off the bench. Alex Caruso added 12 points five steals, three rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals as a reserve. Los Angeles shot 47-of-97 from the field, 7-of-27 on 3-point tries plus 22-of-28 at the free throw line.
Antetokounmpo scores career-high in loss
Milwaukee fell 130-125 at home Sunday afternoon against Philadelphia to fall to 52-18 on the season. The Bucks trailed 62-53 at halftime and were unable to rally all the way back. Milwaukee shot 43-of-95 from the floor, 16-of-50 from 3-point distance plus 23-of-28 at the free throw line. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a career-best 52 points on 15-of-26 shooting including 3-of-8 from 3-point range plus 19-of-21 at the charity stripe. He also notched 16 rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Antetokounmpo is questionable to play tonight after spraining his ankle late in Sunday's contest. Khris Middleton accounted for 19 points, seven boards and six assists. Brook Lopez added 14 points, four boards and four blocked shots.
NBA Betting Trends
The Lakers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five Tuesday games. Los Angeles is 1-8 ATS in its last nine road games.
The Bucks are 5-0 ATS in their last five Tuesday games. Milwaukee is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games overall.
Is it even acceptable to bet on the Lakers right now? Sure, I guess they played the Knicks tough but that was also the Knicks and it still ended as a straight up loss. Milwaukee has won a lot of games in blowout fashion this season and even without Antetokounmpo it has the strength in numbers to win easily. If Giannis is active, even better. Go with the Bucks to win easily.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS -12