Lakers vs Bucks Betting Matchup Report
Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The Lakers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Bucks tip off at STAPLES Center on Tuesday in NBA play.
The Lakers sit at 16-21 (15-22 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bucks are currently 19-17 (18-17-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 20-16-1 OU, and Milwaukee is 17-19 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Bucks listed as 7-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 210 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lakers sit at No. 10 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bucks are at No. 15 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Lakers will win this game 101-99.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 103.4 PPG, against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 16 at 97.4 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Bucks shooters have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.
Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.9 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 107-96 winner as they battled the Raptors on the road. The Bucks covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 203 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Brandon Jennings scored 19 points leading the Bucks to a 107-96 victory over Toronto at Air Canada Centre on Sunday.
The Lakers were a 113-93 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (206) made winners of UNDER bettors. The battle between the Lakers and Cavaliers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cleveland was handed a 113-93 defeat on Sunday at STAPLES Center.
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 1-9
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Miami are 9-1
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Bucks at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 12 games on the road
Milwaukee is 5-16 SU in their last 21 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
LA Lakers are 16-5 SU in their last 21 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
LA Lakers are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games at home
Milwaukee at Phoenix, Thursday, January 17
LA Lakers home to Miami, Thursday, January 17