PreviewMatchupProps
Milwaukee Bucks
53-9 36-26 ATS
-1
42%
+1
58%
Los Angeles Lakers
47-13 33-26-1 ATS
Fri, Mar 6 - 10:30p ET   |   ESPN   |   Staples Center
By Landon Smith

Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Live Sports Betting Odds, NBA Free Predictions

The top two NBA MVP contenders will be on the same floor when Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks visit LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.
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Betting Odds & Stats
Milwaukee BucksLines Los Angeles Lakers
-110Opening Odds-110
+1 (-110)Spread-1 (-110)
Over 227 (-110)TotalUnder 227 (-110)
53-9 (36-26 ATS)Stats/Additional47-13 (33-26-1 ATS)
Betting Tips: Half time - Full time: Lakers - Lakers +165

 

Match Facts

The top two NBA MVP contenders will be on the same floor when Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks visit LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. Reigning MVP Antetokounmpo has led the Bucks to the NBA's best record while James has helped the Lakers to the second-best mark.

- The Bucks won the past six meetings.

- Los Angeles backup PG Alex Caruso (hamstring) hopes to return from a two-game absence.

- Milwaukee reserve G George Hill (groin) sat out Wednesday's 119-110 win over the Indiana Pacers but is expected to be available on Friday.

 

 

 

Reason for Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Basketball Picks

The Milwaukee Bucks visit the Los Angeles Lakers in a Friday night clash between the clubs with the best NBA records.

At their first meeting on December 19 in Milwaukee, the Bucks defeated the Lakers, 111-104. Defending MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo played a very important role in the result with 34 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

George Hill had 21 points on the bench and Khris Middleton added 15 for Milwaukee, who led by double digits for much of the competition before delaying a late rally in Los Angeles.

Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 36 points and 10 rebounds, while James finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists.

The Lakers are heading to the contest as winners of nine of their last 10 games, including a 120-107 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.

Davis had 37 points, 13 rebounds and four interceptions when the Lakers recovered from a 13 point deficit in the second quarter, gained a 11 point half point advantage and never gave up the advantage .

Davis scored 18 of 7 of 7 shots in the second quarter when Los Angeles defeated Philadelphia 37-19, and connected 4 of 5 triples and 13 of 19 shots on the ground in general.

Lakers coach Frank Vogel encouraged Davis to shoot more long distance.

James added 22 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds when the main Western Conference Lakers improved to 47-13.

The Bucks have won seven of eight and 21 in their last 24 games, while posting the best league record with 53-9. They recovered from a 105-89 loss Monday against the Miami Heat for a 119-100 victory over the visiting Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.

Antetokounmpo scored 29 points, grabbed 12 boards and recorded six assists after just 13 points in 6 of the 18 shots lost in Miami. Milwaukee lost a 22-point lead against Indiana before taking command in the second period.

 

The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks to Win @ +1, Over 227 / BET HERE

 

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