On December 20, a confrontation between the leaders of the East and the West is waiting for us, so the meeting promises to come out tense and at the same time spectacular, and we prepared a forecast for this battle. Will the “lake” stand?

Milwaukee Bucks

Last year, the leader of the East lost the conference final of the Toronto, that is, he stopped a step away from his dream. Mike Budenholzer’s team did not give up and showed that she was aiming to compete for the championship again this season.

Milwaukee ran into the Dallas in the last meeting, so a series of 18 victories was interrupted, although on the floor we saw a real hack (116-120). Yannis Adetokunbo scored 48 points, but this did not help his team catch on Victoria. Despite this, the Bucks continue to lead confidently.

Bucks defeated the Lakers in the home arena already this season, while doing so more than confidently 115-101. This time, Lakers prepared much better, so the meeting promises to be difficult for two rivals.

LA Lakers

With the arrival of Anthony Davis, the team became several times stronger, because King James got more space on the floor, so now this duet is breaking record after record. In a word, a star couple is aimed at gold rings.

In the previous match, the Lakers 14-match winning streak was interrupted because the team was unable to cope with Indiana 102-105. On the other hand, LA Lakers simply did not have enough strength, because the club has been keeping the bar high for a long time, and indeed it looks great.

After an unfortunate defeat, Frank Vogel’s wards go to Milwaukee, which is the leader of the Eastern Conference, so the guests will again have to play at full speed so as not to let their fans down.

Statistics

  • The Lakers cannot defeat Bucks in the last five games.
  • Since the beginning of the season, both teams have lost for two only eight times.
  • On account of Lakers 16 away matches, 14 of which ended in victory.

Personal Meetings History

20.03.19 Milwaukee Bucks vs LA Lakers – 115 : 101

02.03.19 LA Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks – 120 : 131

31.03.18 LA Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks – 122 : 124

Predictions

In our opinion, Lakers will again face a difficult confrontation, because they will have to play against an uncomfortable opponent, but do not forget that this season LeBron James is not alone, since there is also Anthony Davis, who finally found a team with great ambitions. In a word, we expect that the star duo will repel Milwaukee and bet on Total Over Lakers head start.

Our prediction is the victory of the Los Angeles Lakers taking into account the Total Over +6.5 points.