The Milwaukee Bucks continue their six-game road trip when they take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday evening. The Bucks (29-17), who are 7-3 in their last 10 games, have lost two in a row in the series, but have won six of their last eight games against Los Angeles. The Lakers (30-17), who are 6-4 in their last 10 games despite being shorthanded, are 11-7 against Eastern Conference foes this season. Milwaukee will look to avoid its first season sweep to Los Angeles since the 2009-10 season.
Tip-off from Staples Center in Los Angeles is set for 10 p.m. ET. Los Angeles leads the all-time series 83-56. The Bucks are 8.5-point favorites in the latest Bucks vs. Lakers odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 222. Before making any Lakers vs. Bucks picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it has returned more than $8,800 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. The model is up more than $800 on its top-rated picks this season, and dating back to last year, it entered Week 15 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 93-59 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Bucks vs. Lakers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting trends for Lakers vs. Bucks:
Bucks vs. Lakers spread: Bucks -8.5Bucks vs. Lakers over-under: 222 pointsBucks vs. Lakers money line: Bucks -380, Lakers +310MIL: Is in the midst of playing nine of 10 games on the road between March 29 and April 15LAL: Are 52-16 all-time vs. the Bucks in games played at Los Angeles
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Why the Bucks can cover
Milwaukee has six players averaging in double figures, including point guard Jrue Holiday. In 35 games, including 32 starts, he is averaging 16.1 points, 5.1 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. Holiday scored a season-high 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the floor, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range, and dished out a season-high 14 assists for his first double-double of the season on March 22 against Indiana. He has also proven to be clutch under pressure, hitting the game-winning basket with two seconds remaining at Memphis on March 4.
Another key to the Bucks’ success is center Brook Lopez, who has played in and started 46 games this season. In 27.1 minutes per night, Lopez is averaging 11.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. He recorded his second double-double of the season on Saturday against the New York Knicks with 12 points and 10 rebounds. He also had a career-high-tying four steals.
Why the Lakers can cover
Los Angeles has been playing well despite not having its two best players – LeBron James and Anthony Davis. James is out with a right high ankle sprain, while Davis is out with a strained Achilles. The Lakers are coming off wins over Cleveland and Orlando and are led by point guard Dennis Schroder. He is averaging 15.4 points, 4.9 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 31.7 minutes of action per game. Schroder has scored in double figures in 35 games this season, including 12 20-point games.
Forward Kyle Kuzma has also stepped up his play and is averaging 12.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in 46 games, including 16 starts. In his last game against Orlando, Kuzma scored 21 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out four assists in 39 minutes. He has scored in double digits in 30 games, including eight 20-point performances.
How to make Lakers vs. Bucks picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 215 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time. You can get that pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Bucks vs. Lakers? And which side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that on a roll on NBA picks.
Published: 2021-03-31 23:10:57
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