Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Friday’s Basketball Betting Picks
The online basketball betting season offers some interesting action tonight. One of the more eye-catching contests of Friday’s lineup has to be the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers pairing. The Bucks are on a roll after winning the last 6 in a row and will be vying to put on a stunner on the road. The Lakers on the other hand, look pretty weak as of late and are in desperate need of a rebound. So what kind of show can we expect on the court tonight? Let’s check up on this evening’s NBA sports betting odds to find out.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers – Friday, March 1st
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass
Online Basketball Betting Odds:
|Bucks||-4½ (-110)||236½ (-110)||-185|
|Lakers||+4½ (-110)||236½ (-110)||+160|
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 1, 2019
The Bucks ride into this evening’s matchup sporting a 47-14 record that ranks them as the best team in both the Central Division and Eastern Conference. At the present time, Milwaukee owns a 2 ½ game lead over the second seeded Toronto Raptors. With that in mind, it’s clear that Milwaukee cannot lift their foot of the gas. Fortunately they’re going up against the struggling Lakers this evening and should have no problem picking up this road win. After all, the Bucks are 7-3 in their last 10 against the Lakers. Furthermore, they have a sizable statistical edge over the Lakers. This is because LA ranks 13th in scoring and 23rd in defense. Comparatively, Milwaukee ranks 2nd in scoring and 8th in points allowed.
Players to Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo (27.0 ppg, 12.6 rpg, 5.9 apg), Khris Middleton (17.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 4.2 apg), and Malcolm Brogdon (16.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.3 apg).
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers storm into this evening’s matchup sporting a 30-31 record that ranks them 4th overall in the Pacific Division. And in the Western Conference, Los Angeles currently ranks 10th overall. Seeing as how they’re 3 games behind the 8th seeded Los Angeles Clippers, the Lakers really need to turn things around. Unfortunately they’re going to have an extremely tough time facing the best team out of the East tonight. All in all Los Angeles has been dealing with a ton of injuries lately. And although they’re starting to look healthier, Lonzo Ball will still be out about another week. This is devastating because he helps bolster their defense – something they could really use against Milwaukee.
Players to Watch: LeBron James (26.9 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 7.8 apg), Kyle Kuzma (19.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.5 apg), and Brandon Ingram (17.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.0 apg).
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Predictions
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee’s last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
- Milwaukee is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
- Milwaukee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
- LA Lakers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
- LA Lakers is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Milwaukee
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games at home
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers matchup? All things considered, taking the Bucks here is the only way to bet. Fortunately the money line isn’t favoring them all that heavily here. In the end this makes them a great straight up selection tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 127-117 Milwaukee.