Bucks vs. Lakers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Bucks are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 216 points.
Los Angeles enters with a 5-7 record after a 111-95 loss at the Wizards. Milwaukee is 5-6 following a 94-87 victory at the Spurs. Last season's two meetings were split straight up, while the Lakers went 2-0 ATS. The over-under went 1-1.
In the loss at Washington, Jordan Clarkson scored a team-best 15 points off the bench. Brook Lopez also scored 15 and blocked two shots. Kyle Kuzma added 13 points and nine rebounds, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also scored 13. Los Angeles trailed 69-56 at halftime and were outscored in every quarter.
Milwaukee was paced by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 28 points along with 12 rebounds and five assists in the win at San Antonio. Eric Bledsoe contributed 13 points, seven assists and four rebounds in his Bucks debut. Khris Middleton added 13 points and eight boards. Milwaukee outscored the hosts 48-40 in the second half.
Los Angeles is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings. The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee won a key road game right off the bat following the acquisition of Bledsoe and now bounces right back the next day with a home date. Rather than take the Bucks to cover at home, we'll side with the over as LA will provide a much easier path to baskets than San Antonio did. The Lakers also have a high-gear offense when everything is clicking.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: LAKERS/BUCKS OVER 216