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(33-34) Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers (20-48)
Date: Friday March 17
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center – Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Bucks -110, Lakers -110
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
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East meets West this Friday as the Milwaukee Bucks head to La La Land to take on the Los Angeles Lakers. The Bucks have been red-hot as of late.
The Lakers, not so much.
However, L.A. has taken three of the last four meetings between these two, including a 122-114 win on February 10th.
Milwaukee is one of the hottest teams in the league, winning seven of their last eight games. They edged by the other Los Angeles team 97-96 on Monday. The Bucks are currently in 7th place in the East.
The Lakers have lost 11 of their last 12 games, losing the last two by more than 27 points.
They were demolished at Houston on Wednesday, falling 139-100. L.A. is dead last in the Western Conference standings.
The Bucks had their six-game winning streak snapped by the Grizzlies on Monday, falling 113-93 in Memphis.
However, they got back on the right track quickly and narrowly defeated the Clippers 97-96 on Wednesday with a clutch performance from their do-it-all man, Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Milwaukee has taken charge among the teams who are fighting for the final two playoff spots in the East. They are now in 7th place, leading the Pistons and Heat by a half game.
The Bucks score an average of 104.8 points per game which ranks 17th in the league.
They rank 29th in rebounding with only 40.6 but 5th in assists with 24.4 per contest. Milwuakee has the 9th ranked scoring defense, allowing 104.3 points per game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to fill up the stat sheet with 23 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.7 steals per game.
With Jabari Parker out for the year, Kris Middleton has stepped into the secondary scoring role, averaging 14.2 points per game.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers never really stood a chance against the high-powered Houston offense on Wednesday. The Rockets took an early lead and never looked back, eventually defeating the Lakers by 39 points.
Los Angeles has lost 11 of their last 12 games and are probably only playing for ping pong balls at this point.
There have been some rumblings about tanking, but most of the players from their young core still seem to be playing hard.
The Lakers rank 18th in scoring offense with 104.4 points per game. They rank 14th in rebounding with 43.7 and 26th in assists with 20.6 per contest.
Los Angeles allows an appalling 111.8 points per game which ranks 28th in the league.
D’Angelo Russell leads the way for L.A. with 14.9 points and 4.8 assists per game. Jordan Clarkson contributes 14.5 points per contest, and Julius Randle adds 13.1 points and 8.6 rebounds a night.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Bucks are 7-1 ATS in last 8 games overall
- Bucks are 6-1 ATS in last 7 games following SU win
- Lakers are 1-10-1 ATS in last 12 games overall
- Lakers are 0-5-1 ATS in last 6 home games
Free Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
There is really no doubt who the better team is in this one.
These two teams are headed in the opposite directions, as the Milwaukee Bucks try to solidify their spot in the playoffs, and the Lakers try not to be embarrassed too badly.
The Buck have won seven of their last eight and 11 or the last 16 games.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bucks +5
The Lakers have lost 11 of their last 12, with the only win during that stretch coming on March 9th against the Phoenix Suns.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Milwaukee 112 – Los Angeles 101
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