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NBA Odds: Bucks Host Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers will be in Wisconsin on Saturday night as they take on the Milwaukee Bucks in NBA betting action.

The Lakers had won six games in a row against Milwaukee until the Bucks beat them in Los Angeles when they last met in December 2010. The Lakers are just 2-8 ATS in their 10 most recent meetings.

View LA Lakers vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bucks installed as 5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 182.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Bucks and the No. 1-ranked Lakers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-91 result in favor of the Lakers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 17-ranked offense (93.4 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 5 at 90.5 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 42.7% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (45% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 97.9 points per game when on the road. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in home scoring.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 96-91 winner as they battled the Clippers at home. The Lakers covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 187 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Lakers grabbed a 96-91 win over the Clippers on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Kobe Bryant at STAPLES Center.

The Bucks were a 107-100 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (207) made winners of OVER bettors. Milwaukee got 25 points from Brandon Jennings en route to a 107-100 loss against Chicago on Friday at United Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing LA Clippers are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Lakers at Bucks trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
LA Lakers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
Milwaukee is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers at Minnesota, Sunday, January 29
Milwaukee home to Detroit, Monday, January 30

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