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NBA Betting Pick - Los Angeles Lakers -5 Point Underdogs vs Milwaukee Bucks

The Los Angeles Lakers host Milwaukee on Friday, looking to build on their 20-48 mark against the 33-34 Bucks in NBA betting action at STAPLES Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Milwaukee Bucks listed as -5-point favorites earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 216.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 112-101 win for the Bucks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Lakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers are 20-48 so far on the NBA season, and 28-38-2 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Milwaukee Bucks, meanwhile, are 33-34 and 30-37 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 38-30 and the Bucks go 38-29 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Milwaukee injuries news.

The Los Angeles Lakers sit at No. 29 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Milwaukee Bucks are at No. 15 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 18-ranked offense (104.35 PPG) against a Milwaukee Bucks defense that ranks No. 9 at 104.31 PPG. The Los Angeles Lakers have averaged 44.6% from the field per game, less than the Milwaukee Bucks have managed so far this NBA season (47.68% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bucks got 16 points from Khris Middleton as Milwaukee ran past Los Angeles 97-96 on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles was run off the court by the Rockets on Wednesday as Houston blasted them 139-100 at Toyota Center.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
  • Milwaukee is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • LA Lakers is 1-10-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • LA Lakers is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 5 games
  • LA Lakers is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Golden State, Saturday, March 18th
Los Angeles home to Cleveland, Sunday, March 19th