Bucks vs Lakers Prediction NBA Picks 3/8/24

Los Angeles Lakers (35-30) vs Milwaukee Bucks (41-22)

Game Info: Friday, March 8, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +1 -- Over/Under: 236.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after winning 6 of their last 7 games. The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Here’s a Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks recently beat the Bulls and Clippers while losing to the Warriors. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120.9 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 47 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.7 points and 11.2 rebounds, while Damian Lillard is averaging 24.4 points and 4.3 rebounds. Khris Middleton is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Bucks will play against the Clippers, Kings, and 76ers after this game.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers recently beat the Thunder while losing to the Nuggets and Kings. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 117.2 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 117.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.3 points and 7.1 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 24.8 points and 12.3 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Lakers Player Facts

  • Rui Hachimura ranks 21st amongst qualified players for 3P% (41.5%) this season.

Milwaukee Bucks Player Facts

  • Damian Lillard ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FT% (92.7%) this season.
  • Brook Lopez ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.6) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.1).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (30.8).
  • The Bucks rank 1st in the league for Q4 points per game this season (30.1).
  • The Bucks rank 29th in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (12.2).

Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction

The Los Angeles Lakers will be up for this game, and it's more important to them, obviously, as they're fighting for a play-in spot. However, the Lakers remain banged up and right when you're ready to believe in them, they get smoked by the Kings. The Milwaukee Bucks are still down Middleton, but Antetokounmpo is probable and Lillard is starting to find his form. You're not going to get the Bucks and these soft lines often as long as they keep winning. You can argue the Bucks should be bigger favorites. Give me the Bucks in this near pick em spot.

Randy’s Pick Milwaukee Bucks -1

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