While there are only three games on the NBA ticket for tonight, they look potentially like good ones. It is a sign of good balance in the league when even the good teams lose now and then.
Lakers Look To Bounce Back
The LA Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks are two of the top teams in the NBA and, even so, they are both coming off of tough 2-point losses. The Lakers lost to their in-state rival Golden State Warriors by a final score of 115-113, ending an exciting 5-game winning streak. Then, the Bucks saw their 4-game winning streak come to an end as Khris Middleton’s 3-point shot at the buzzer bounced off the rim, leaving the final score at 125-123 against the Brooklyn Nets.
The Lakers had built up a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter only to see it piddled away until it came down to a game winning 3-point effort by LeBron James which went wide and left the Lakers deflated and defeated.
Now, the Lakers begin a 7-game road trip starting in Milwaukee with the Bucks tonight. As you would expect from two of the best teams in the NBA, the spread is only one point going to the Bucks for home court advantage. Unibet has the moneyline for Milwaukee at -114 and for LA at -106, with the Over/Under set at 229 for the big game.
Watching James and Anthony Davis take on league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton has got to be a wish come true for some NBA fans and the game itself promises to be a thriller. The Lakers sit at 11-4 and the Bucks at 9-5 in NBA action so far. Tipoff is at 6 pm ET and this should be some primo NBA action up in Milwaukee tonight.
Milwaukee needs some good news, as its game with the Washington Wizards on Friday evening has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Knicks Feature Burks Against The Warriors
The 8-6 Warriors (-180) will host the 7-8 New York Knicks (+148) at home in San Francisco as 4.5-point favorites with the Over/Under set at 214.5. The two teams have not played since 2019.
The excitement on the Knicks side centers around the return of Alec Burks, a former Warrior, who has had the hot hand of late and seems to be the catalyst for the New York squad at the moment.
Golden State’s Stephen Curry continues his romp through professional basketball with a game high 7 assists and 26 points. Curry demonstrates night after night that he is one of the elite players of our age, even when he is slacking. No one shoots 3-pointers with the consistency of Steph Curry.
Pels Get A Jazzy Rematch
The 5-8 New Orleans Pelicans were defeated just last Tuesday by the 10-4 Utah Jazz, who are placing their fortunes this year on the three-point shot. The two teams will meet again in Salt Lake City tonight, with the Jazz once again listed at 7-point favorites. The Over/Under for the contest is set at 217.5 and tip off time is at 9 pm ET. The moneyline for tonight lists the Jazz at -278 and the Pelicans at +225.
While the remaining members of the Pelicans squad must surely be proud of their former teammates, it must be sometimes hard for them to watch Davis and Jrue Holiday now playing at elite levels with two of the best teams in the NBA.
Still, the Pelicans got their number one draft pick and big Zion Williams is already demonstrating the potential to become one of the best young players in the league alongside talented teammate Brandon Ingram.
Pelican fans are looking for a big rally from their underdog squad tonight out in Utah to make up for the bad loss they took on Tuesday.