Bucks vs. Lakers Prediction & Odds

Bucks vs. Lakers, 2/9/23 NBA Betting Prediction, Odds & Trends

Following LeBron James’ historic night on Tuesday, his Lakers will host the Bucks at 10:00 p.m. ET on Thursday. As a 5.5-point home dog, are the Lakers a good bet tonight or is there a better play on the board?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

553 Milwaukee Bucks (-5.5) at 554 Los Angeles Lakers (+5.5); o/u 239

10:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, February 9, 2023

Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA

Bucks vs. Lakers Public Betting Information

Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 55% of public bettors are currently backing the Bucks when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin

Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee soreness) is probable for Thursday's game against the Lakers.  Giannis is again listed as probable, so he should be available Thursday night. Fantasy managers should expect Antetokoumpo to continue to produce, as he's been a top-50 player in 9-cat formats over the last two weeks.

Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin

LeBron James (left ankle soreness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Bucks.  James is again questionable, with this designation coming the day after he broke the NBA's all-time scoring record. Given Tuesday's emotion, a night off would be understandable, but the Lakers can't afford to drop too many games, as they're outside the top-10 seeds in the West. We'll see if that impacts James' status for Thursday night.

Bucks vs. Lakers NBA Betting Trends

Bucks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles

Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall

Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record

Bucks are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game

Bucks vs. Lakers NBA Prediction:

The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams, is 23-9 in the Bucks’ last 32 road games and is 4-1 in their last five games coming off an ATS win. On the other side, the under is 5-1 in the Lakers’ last six games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600, is 6-2 in their last eight games playing on one day of rest and is 5-2 in their last seven games versus a team with a  winning record.


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