Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Bucks vs Lakers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Milwaukee Bucks taking on the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday December 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Milwaukee Bucks (10-15) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (3-21)
Date: Tuesday December 15th
Time:10:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Bucks -140
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 197.5
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The Milwaukee Bucks have made plenty of headlines in the past week after becoming the first team in 25 tries this season to take down the mighty defending champion Golden State Warriors, ending the Warriors’ record start to the season by handing them their first loss.
Now the Bucks look to do some good by putting an end to a streak of their own. The team has lost nine in a row when visiting the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Staples Center is just where they’ll be Tuesday night when they take on another Western Conference foe.
The Bucks picked up a 108-95 victory over the Warriors on Saturday, putting an end to the Warriors’ 28-game regular season winning streak, and their 24-0 start to the season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his first career triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists, while Greg Monroe posted a double-double with 28 points and 11 rebounds.
That win came at home for the Bucks, who now head out on a four-game road trip that begins in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and will see the team enjoy a quick rematch with the Warriors in Oakland on Friday.
Los Angeles Lakers:
The Lakers hold have the second-worst record in the NBA, and lost by a combined margin of 51 points in two weekend losses to the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, putting an end to a 1-7 road trip.
For the Lakers, this game marks their first home contest since Nov. 29. Kobe Bryant has been a hole on the team’s roster, hitting on only 32.4 percent of his shots from the field, and his 23.5% clip from beyond the arc is worst in the league.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
- The Lakers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
- The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last four games played on a Tuesday.
- The Lakers are 2-7 ATS in their last nine home games.
- The Bucks are 12-5-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings between these teams.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Bucks are clearly the better team in this matchup, but they’ve had some struggles on the road this season. Even so, the talent gap in this matchup is so wide that they won’t even need to bring their A-game to have an edge there.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bucks -2.5
For the Bucks, an even bigger enemy than the Lakers on this night will be avoiding the letdown factor, coming off of that big win over the Warriors. With the extra time off the team’s had, along with Jason Kidd’s influence, don’t expect that to be a problem for a disciplined Bucks team.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Bucks 96 – Lakers 91
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