At 10:00 ET, ESPN will broadcast a non-conference matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. The Bucks (-116) are currently favored by 1 point over the Lakers (-105). The over/under line is sitting at 232.5 points.

Milwaukee (41-22) is 2nd in the Eastern Conference, while the Lakers (34-30) are 10th in the West. Arena in Los Angeles will host tonight’s game.


The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +1

This game will be played at Arena at 10:00 ET on Friday, March 8th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-115 in favor of the Lakers.
  • Our projections have Anthony Davis finishing with Anthony Davis points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.5% and knocking down 13 threes.

Will the Bucks Live Up to Expectations on the Road?

Today, the Bucks are on the road in LA to take on the Lakers. Milwaukee is favored by 1 point and has a record of 41-22, which is 2nd in the Eastern Conference.

This season, the Bucks have been favored in 54 of their 63 games. As the favorite, they have gone 39-15 and have won four straight games against the spread. On average, they have outscored their opponents by 6.7 points per game as the favorite.

Milwaukee’s most recent game was a 125-90 loss to the Warriors. The O/U line for that game was 230, and the Bucks were 2.5-point underdogs. This loss dropped their ATS record to 27-36 for the season.

In the Eastern Conference, the Bucks have a record of 29-13 against other teams in the East. Against non-conference opponents, they are 12-9. On the road, the Bucks are 16-15 compared to 25-7 at home.

This season, the Bucks have an O/U record of 30-33. In their last seven games, the under has hit. Today’s O/U line of 232.5 is lower than their season average of 237.1.

When it comes to scoring, the Bucks have been one of the most potent offenses in the league this season. They are currently ranked 3rd in the NBA with an average of 120.9 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 118.6 points compared to 123.0 at home.

In terms of pace, Milwaukee is 6th in the league at 100.7 possessions per game. This up-tempo style has allowed them to get up a lot of three-point attempts, as they are 6th in the NBA in three-point attempts per game (38.1).

Overall, the Bucks have been an efficient shooting team, ranking 7th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 4th in true shooting percentage. Inside the arc, Milwaukee has been the 2nd best team in the league, making 57% of their two-point attempts.

At this time, the Bucks’ defense is positioned 19th in the NBA, permitting 117.0 points per game. So far this season, the Bucks’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 10th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 22.0 times per game vs. Milwaukee.

Does Los Angeles Have What it Takes at Home?

In their games this season, the Lakers have averaged a combined 234.8 points per game, which is higher than today’s over/under line of 232.5. Overall, their games have averaged an over/under line of 232.7 points.

Looking at their ATS record, the Lakers are 28-36 for the season, including a 15-18 record at home and 13-18 on the road. As the underdog, they are 15-16 ATS compared to 13-20 as the favorite.

The Lakers are coming off a 130-120 loss to the Kings. They were favored by 2.5 points in that game and are now 3-0 straight-up in their last three games. The combined scoring in that game was 250 points, and the O/U line was 239.5.

Currently, the Lakers are 10th in the Western Conference with a record of 34-30. In the Pacific Division, they are in 5th place. Today, they are 1-point underdogs at home.

Against Western Conference teams, the Lakers are 23-21 compared to 11-9 against non-conference opponents. On the road, they are 12-19 for the season and have an ATS record of 13-18. At home, they are 22-11 straight-up and 15-18 ATS.

When playing at home, the Lakers are averaging 118 points per game, which is 9th in the NBA. Overall, they are 11th in scoring at 117.2 points per game. In terms of pace, the Lakers are 4th in the league with 101 possessions per game.

One area where the Lakers have excelled is their field goal percentage, as they are 3rd in the NBA at 49%. However, they are just 27th in three-point shooting, making an average of 11.5 threes per game. In terms of free throws, the Lakers are 6th in attempts and 10th in makes.

When comparing their scoring to the league average, the Lakers have outscored it in 48.4% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 7th in the NBA. However, they are last in offensive rebounds at just 8.1 per game.

Coming into the game, the Lakers’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 20th in the league at 117.6 points per game allowed. The Los Angeles defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Los Angeles.