The NBA season is back tonight, and we go straight in early on this time with a pick in order to try and take advantage of some poor lines early on.
MIL Bucks -3.5 to bet LA Lakers @ 1.83 (Bet365) – 3 points
The Milwaukee Bucks are coming into the game against the Los Angeles Lakers full of confidence after beating the Golden State Warriors in their last game and they did it only due to their strong defence beating the Warriors by 13 points in that tie. The Bucks will enjoy playing this games against a struggling Lakers team who have failed to cross 100 points in 6 out of the last 8 games played so far.
The Bucks are slowly understanding how to play together and have now won 3 out of their last 5 games. Key to their performances has been Antetokounmpo, Monroe and Parker; who are the big three as they say in Milwaukee. Last time around against Golden State they all put in solid performances scoring 58 points, 30 rebounds and 16 assists among them. They have also a good supporting cast of experienced players like OJ Mayo, Henson, Plumlee along with developing players like Bryant, Williams and Middleton who will add to the core of this team for many years to come.
The Lakers have been struggling on the Kobe Bryant Farewell tour and have now lost 6 straight games with almost all of them by double digit margins. The Lakers actually get a single digit margin since they have had a 3 day rest and also that the Bucks have won only 2 out of 12 away from home. Then again the Lakers have only won 1 out of 7 at home. The Lakers have kept shuffling the pack; and Byron Scott has not established a solid defence outlook for his young team; with which they can build on their offensive skills.
I believe the Bucks will put in a good performance, and I expect nothing less than a win and spread cover by the Bucks.