At 7:30 ET, the 9th ranked Lakers (-9) will take on the 2nd ranked Bucks at the Fiserv Forum. This non-conference matchup will be shown on TNT.

The Lakers come into this game with a 39-32 record and are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have won 3 straight games. As for the Bucks, they are 46-25 and are 1st in the Central Division. They have won 2 straight games.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS MILWAUKEE BUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +9

This game will be played at Fiserv Forum at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, March 26th.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 120-117 in favor of the Bucks.
  • Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.0% and knocking down 17 threes.

Can the Lakers Pull the Upset on the Road?

This season, the Lakers have an O/U record of 40-31, and today’s line of 232 is just below their season average of 232.6. In 35 of their games, the O/U line has been lower than today’s.

LA’s last game against the Pacers had a combined score of 295 points, easily going over the O/U line of 239.5. The Lakers won the game by a score of 150-145, covering the spread as 2.5-point favorites.

Looking at their Western Conference record, the Lakers are 24-23, which has them in 9th place. Against the West, they are 15-9 in non-conference games.

The Lakers have won three straight games and are currently 4th in the Pacific Division with a record of 39-32. As the underdog, they have a record of 13-19 and are 16-16 ATS on the road.

So far this season, the average scoring line in Lakers games is 235.3 points, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 232. In 36 of their games, the O/U line has been higher than 232.

So far this season, the Lakers have been one of the most efficient shooting teams in the league. They are currently 2nd in field goal percentage at 50% and 7th in true shooting percentage. However, they have struggled from beyond the arc, ranking 29th in three-point attempts and 23rd in made threes.

When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 8th in the league at 117.7 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually scored more points on the road (115.9) compared to at home (119.1). In terms of pace, the Lakers are 4th in the NBA at 100.8 possessions per game.

Despite being one of the top offensive teams, the Lakers are last in the league in offensive rebounds at just 8.1 per game. In terms of assists, they are 7th in the NBA at 28.5 per game.

On defense, the Lakers are ranked 23rd in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 57.7% of their games. Opponents are hitting 54.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.5% of their three-point attempts.

Will the Milwaukee Defense Show Up at Home?

In their last game, the Bucks easily covered the spread as 2.5-point favorites, winning by a score of 118-93 against the Thunder. The combined scoring total of 211 was well below the O/U line of 234.

Milwaukee has now won two straight games and is currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 46-25. Within the Central Division, they are in 1st place.

At home this season, the Bucks have an average scoring margin of +7.4 points per game. They are 29-7 straight up at home and 17-19 ATS. Today, they are favored by 9 points and have won six straight games at home.

So far this season, the Bucks have been favored in 59 of their 71 games. As the favorite, they have a record of 43-16 and have won their last four games as the favorite. Their ATS record as the favorite is 27-32.

This season, the Bucks have an O/U record of 35-36, with an average scoring total of 237.4 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 232, and 41 of their games have had higher O/U lines.

When playing at home, the Bucks are averaging 122.9 points per game, which is the 3rd most in the NBA. Overall, they are 3rd in scoring at 120.6 points per game.

So far this season, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 66.2% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 5th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to their shooting, the Bucks are 7th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 5th in true shooting percentage. Inside the arc, they are 2nd in two-point shooting at 57%.

Coming into today’s game, the Bucks’ defense is giving up an average of 116.9 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 54.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.7% of their three-point attempts.