Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 3/26/2024

The Los Angeles Lakers (39-32) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (46-25) on Tuesday, March 26th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Lakers vs Bucks

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The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

The Lakers notched a win against the Pacers in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 150-145. In addition to their straight-up win, the Lakers also covered the spread as -2.5-point favorites. Before the game, the over/under line was 239.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

As they get ready for today’s game, the Lakers are looking to build on their three-game winning streak. In total, the Lakers are 39-32 this season. When playing other Western Conference teams, the Lakers are 24-23 and are 15-9 in non-conference games.

Los Angeles arrives with an ATS record of 32-39 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Lakers have an ATS record of 13-19, as opposed to a 19-20 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win

In the Bucks’ most recent game against the Thunder, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 30 points while going 13/18 from the field. As the Bucks secured the victory with a final score of 118-93, Bobby Portis also chipped in with 15 points.

Over their last ten games, the Bucks are 6-4 and come into today’s game against the Lakers with a record of 46-25. At home, the Bucks are 29-7 compared to 17-18 on the road this season.

Milwaukee’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 32-39 for the season. The Bucks are in the midst of a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 27-32 record against the spread as favorites.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

The Lakers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 117.7 points per game (8th).

Offensively, the Lakers are one of the top teams in the league, averaging 117.7 points per game (8th). They are also 4th in pace at 100.8 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Lakers are 2nd in the league at 50%. However, they are 29th in three-point attempts and 23rd in three-point makes. Overall, they are 7th in assists.

When it comes to scoring on the road, the Lakers are averaging 115.9 points per game. In terms of two-point shooting, the Lakers are 7th in the league at 56%. In terms of free throws, the Lakers are 6th in the league in makes at 18.7 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, the Lakers are last in the league at 8.1 per game.

So far this season, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 53.5% of their games. In terms of true shooting percentage, the Lakers are 7th in the league. Coming into this game, the Lakers have made 11.7 three-pointers per game (37% – 7th).

Bucks Offense Breakdown

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Heading into play, the Bucks’ offense is rated 3rd in the league in scoring, averaging 120.6 points per contest.

This season, the Bucks have been one of the best offensive teams in the league, ranking 3rd in scoring at 120.6 points per game. At home, they are averaging 122.9 points per game, which is 3rd in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 4th in the league in made threes at 14.4 per game. Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.

In terms of pace, Milwaukee is 5th in the NBA at 100.2 possessions per game. As a team, they are shooting 49% from the field, which is 7th in the league.

Lakers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Lakers’ defense is giving up an average of 117.6 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 57.7% of their games. Los Angeles’ defense is currently forcing 13.1 turnovers per game, which is 19th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 10th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.6 rejections per game.

Bucks Team Defense

The Bucks’ defense is presently ranked 21st in the league, allowing an average of 116.9 points per contest. The Bucks defense is coming off a game in which they held the Thunder offense to just 53.3% shooting. Overall, they gave up 93 points to Oklahoma City.

Key Players For The Lakers And Bucks

In today’s game, our projections have LeBron James leading the Lakers with 25 points on 10/18 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 25.4 points per game, along with 7.2 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Giannis Antetokounmpo as the leading scorer for the Bucks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 31 while also collecting 11 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 61.6%, and his scoring average is 30.7 points per game.

Lakers vs Bucks Trends

  • Although Los Angeles has a straight up record of 2-3 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 116 points per game in these games.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Milwaukee has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 112 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Lakers have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Bucks have a straight up record of 8-2 and an ATS mark of 7-3.

Lakers vs Bucks Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +9, we recommend going with the Lakers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 232, and our model projects the Lakers and Bucks to reach a combined total of 239 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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