The 19-17 Milwaukee Bucks will be the road team as they face the 16-21 LA Lakers in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Staples Center in LA is set for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds in this contest has the home team LA Lakers favored by -7 points with an over under line of 211 ½ points. When the odds came out a few hours ago it was the Lakers favored by -7 points with a total of 212 points. There has been a ½ point on the under in this game.
The teams met once during the lockout season with Milwaukee posting the 100-89 home win as a +4 ½ point underdog. The game ended over 183 points. Trend: LA Lakers are 3-0 to the under in their past three games.
The Bucks are 9-8 straight up on the road this season. They are 3-1 since the coaching change. Milwaukee opened up this four game road trip with a 107-96 road win on Sunday afternoon to the Toronto Raptors as a +2 ½ point underdog. The game ended over 192 ½ points. The Bucks rallied from an early 34-16 deficit after the first period. The Bucks shot 52% from the floor despite the two most inefficient guard tandems in Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combining for 12 of 30 shooting. The bench came through for Milwaukee with 43 points and 17 of 30 from the floor. The Bucks are in a bind. Three of their top four scorers shoot for 40% from the floor. Their starting backcourt of Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings leads the team in scoring and make only 40% from the field. Inefficient numbers like these will not take you far in the NBA. They could take advantage here of an old Lakers team.
LA is 11-9 straight up on their home court. They break a six game losing streak on Sunday night as they beat up on the second worst NBA team in the league the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-93 and covering as a -9 point favorite. The game ended under 209 points. The Lakers shoot the ball extremely well hitting on 58% from the floor and 13 of 25 from the three point line. They limit Cleveland to 41% shooting. Earl Clark is emerging as a player in recent games and he contributes with 13 points and nine rebounds on 5 of 9 shooting in 36 minutes. After Milwaukee on Tuesday the Miami Heat enter Staples Center for a TNT TV game on Thursday night.