Lakers vs. Bucks Thursday Prediction
The big matchup on Thursday night in the NBA has the L.A. Lakers traveling to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks at 7:30 p.m. ET. Listed as just a 1-point road favorite, will LeBron James and Co. pick up a victory and a cover?
523 Los Angeles Lakers (-1) at 524 Milwaukee Bucks (+1); o/u 228
7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 21, 2021
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
LeBron James (left ankle sprain) is questionable for Thursday vs. the Bucks. Sure he is. The Lakers have been putting LeBron on the injury report all season but he's yet to miss a game. There's no chance he sits out vs. Giannis.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a great showing on Monday, recording 34 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in the Bucks loss to the Nets. Giannis came to play against the new-look Nets, recording his seventh double-double of the season in a 125-123 loss. He shot the ball really well, making 13-of-26 shots, 6-of-8 free throws and 2-of-6 from distance, which includes an airball. But he's taking the threes a bit more confidently this season and is putting up numbers across the board on a nightly basis. He also went 75% at the charity stripe which is a big improvement from his 1-of-10 effort from Friday.
Lakers vs. Bucks Betting Prediction
The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and has cashed in four of the last five meetings in Milwaukee. The under is also 10-3 in the Lakers’ last 13 games overall, is 9-1 in their last 10 road games and is 10-3 in their last 13 games when favored. On the other side, the under is 5-0 in the Bucks’ last five games as an underdog, is 4-1 in their last five games overall and is 14-6 in their last 20 games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BUCKS/LAKERS UNDER 228