Bucks vs. Lakers NBA Prediction
The second game of ESPN’s NBA double header on Wednesday night takes place at STAPLES Center where the banged-up Lakers will host the Bucks at 10:00 p.m. ET. Will Milwaukee cover as an 8.5-point road favorite or is there a better bet on the board?
525 Milwaukee Bucks (-8.5) at 526 Los Angeles Lakers (+8.5); o/u 221.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 10-fo-21 shots, two 3-pointers and 10-of-12 free throws for 32 points, six rebounds, three assists and a block in 34 minutes of Monday's 129-105 loss to the Clippers. Giannis had scored just 16 and 13 points in his previous two games so it was nice to see him get back on track tonight. While the free throws were nice to see there are still no indications that he's going to start hitting them on a regular basis. In three of his previous four games he went 3-of-6, 4-of-7 and 5-of-8 shots from the line, so while tonight's performance may have stopped the bleeding, he's still not very good at shooting them.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
Montrezl Harrell had an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double during Sunday's win over the Magic, adding two steals and two blocks over 28 minutes. Harrell was locked in from the jump, only missing once through the first half of action, and he finished the game on 8-fo-13 shooting from the field and 2-of-4 from the line. He’s been a double-double machine since LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (calf) went down, but he figures to take a fairly massive hit once Andre Drummond is added to the mix. Harrell did need the Lakers to take a timeout after a knee-to-knee collision with James Ennis at the rim, but he didn't actually miss a possession, so he should be fine for Wednesday's game.
Bucks vs. Lakers Betting Prediction
The under is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams, is 5-0 in the Lakers’ last five home games and has cashed in six of their last seven games overall. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Bucks’ last five games coming off a loss and is 4-0 in their last four games coming off a loss of more than 10 points.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BUCKS/LAKERS UNDER 221.5