Los Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Odds and Predictions
The Los Angeles Lakers is set to face a massive challenge against Milwaukee Bucks in an interesting regular season game. The Milwaukee Bucks have found themselves in a hole after a three-match losing streak costing them a chance at the conference title.
On the other hand, Los Angeles Lakers who are the reigning champions needs a bit of scrutiny and lot of change in strategy to stay in the top. The hosts would be looking to put behind their recent inconsistencies, with the visiting team starting as the clear favorites.
Lakers have won their last two games while Buck lost their last 3 games. However, Milwaukee Bucks is predicted to win against Lakers as per FiveThirtyEight.Here are the latest Los Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Odds and Predictions.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to Watch Out
Dennis Schroder has been one of the better guards for the side with an efficiency rating of 13.15. He was the top scorer against Magic with 24 points and 6 assists in the absence of James.
Montrezl Harrell was the sparkle in the middle after he scored 18 points and 11 rebounds in his short stint in the middle.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who plays as the shooting guard has a field goal percentage of 42.1 and a free throw percentage of 85.9. He is expected to fare better than 8.4 points per game this season.
Kyle Kuzma finally found his groove as he amassed 21 points and 4 assists against Magic. He also has an efficiency rating of 13.64.
Jrue Holiday who is back in the mix played for 35 minutes and gave 24 points against Clippers. But the weight was carried completely by Giannis Antetokounmpo who amassed 32 points and 6 rebounds in his last outing. He has also led the charts with an efficiency rating of 30.
Khris Middleton who pitched in with 15 points and 3 assists against Clippers has a 3-point conversion of 43.9%.
Donte Divincenzo who will be the shooting guard has averaged 10.7 points in every outing and has to step up in the coming games for the side to succeed.
Brook Lopez has 5.1 rebounds per game besides an efficiency rating of 14.69.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The reigning champions who were underwhelming in certain patches seems to have hit a roadblock yet again as they are stuck in the 4rd spot in the Western Conference. Despite being an intrepid side in the tournament, they have failed to make it to the top of the table.
Even though they won their last two encounters, they were on a 4-match losing streak that hindered their ascendency in the table. With an important encounter in their radar, they would be looking to grab their 48th win of the season on Wednesday night.
On the other hand, Milwaukee Bucks who have managed to remain in the top 3, are desperate to find that extra bit to make it to the top. Regardless of their recent inconsistencies they are still strong contenders in this season. They looked in imperious form initially as they clinged on to the top spot in the Eastern Conference in January.
But inconsistencies from then on pulled them down to 3rd spot in the table. In the last five games, they have managed to fend off teams on just two occasions with the defeats coming against Celtics, Knicks and Clippers. They are sitting by themselves in 3rd spot with 29 wins and 17 losses so far.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (139 games): Bucks – 56 wins, Lakers – 83 wins.
Playoffs played: Bucks – 10 wins, Lakers – 6 wins.
Previous meeting: Lakers won 113-106 on 21st January 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The battle between Lakers and Bucks is expected to go down to the wire with both sides strongly contending for the final glory in their respective conferences. The FiveThirtyEight platform has given a decent chance of 59% to the visitors with their rivals requiring a special effort to register a famous victory.
On the other hand, the outright predictions from Oddschecker and SMarkets have suggested a big chance for the Bucks as the 4th favorites whereas the Los Angeles Lakers have dropped down to the 2nd spot as the favorites to win the NBA title.