Lakers vs. Bucks Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Friday, Mar 8

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) moves the ball up court against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first half at Arena.
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If you’re on the hunt for predictions regarding Lakers vs. Bucks, look no further. The Bucks are hitting the road to challenge the Lakers on Friday, Mar 8 at 10:00 ET. Currently, the total is 232, with Bucks being favored by 2.5. Check out our Lakers vs. Bucks player props and predictions.

Lakers vs. Bucks Odds

  • Spread: Bucks -2.5
  • Total 232

Game Info

  • Date: Friday, Mar 8
  • Time: 10:00 ET
  • Location: Arena, Los Angeles CA
  • TV: ESPN

Bucks Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Bucks have an over/under record of 0-5 and are 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Bucks last ten road games, the team averaged 111 points per game while allowing 111. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-5, while going 5-5 straight-up.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Bucks have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 4-1 in these scenarios.

Lakers Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Lakers have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 1-4 vs. the spread.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Lakers have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 121 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Lakers have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Will the Milwaukee Defense Show Up on the Road?

In their last game, the Bucks lost to the Warriors by a score of 125-90. The O/U line for that game was 230 points, and Milwaukee was getting 2.5 points as the underdog. This loss dropped their overall record to 41-22 for the season.

As the favorite, the Bucks have won four straight games and are 39-15 in games where they were favored. Today, they are favored by 2.5 points. In their games as the favorite, they have an average scoring margin of +6.7 points per game.

On the road, the Bucks have an average scoring differential of +0.8 points per game. Their ATS record on the road is 13-18 compared to 14-18 at home. Currently, they are 16-15 straight up on the road.

Milwaukee’s O/U record for the season is 30-33, and their games have averaged 237.9 points per game. The under has hit in their last seven games, with today’s line set at 232 points.

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Bucks are currently in 2nd place with a record of 41-22. Against the East, they are 29-13 and 10-7 in their division.

When it comes to scoring, the Bucks are one of the best in the league, averaging 120.9 points per game (3rd). On the road, they are averaging 118.6 points per game (3rd).

So far this season, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 65.1% of their games. However, they have been held below their scoring average in their last four games.

When it comes to pace, Milwaukee is 6th in the league at 100.7 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 7th at 49%.

So far, the Bucks defense is giving up 117.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 19th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups. Milwaukee’s defense is currently forcing 12.3 turnovers per game, which is 10th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 15th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.1 rejections per game.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen at Home?

The Lakers are 12-19 straight-up as the underdog this season and 15-16 ATS. As the underdog, they have gone 31-31 in their games and have a scoring margin of -4.7 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Lakers were favored by 2.5 points but lost to the Kings by a score of 130-120. The O/U line for that game was 239.5 points.

Los Angeles’ ATS record for the season is 28-36, including a 15-18 ATS record at home. They have failed to cover the spread in their last three games as the favorite.

This season, the Lakers have an O/U record of 35-29 and their games have averaged a combined 234.8 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 232 points.

Currently, the Lakers are 10th in the Western Conference with a record of 34-30. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 23-21 and 7-7 against the Pacific Division.

When playing at home, the Lakers have averaged 118.0 points per game this season, which is 9th in the league. Overall, they are 11th in scoring at 117.2 points per game.

Los Angeles has been one of the most efficient teams inside the arc, making 56% of their two-point attempts (6th). However, they have struggled from beyond the arc, ranking 30th in three-point attempts and 27th in three-point makes.

So far this season, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 48.4% of their games. They are 4th in pace at 101 possessions per game.

Coming into the game, the Lakers’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 20th in the league at 117.6 points per game allowed. Opponents are hitting 54.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.7% of their three-point attempts.

Lakers vs. Bucks Player Props

A player prop we are looking at is Giannis Antetokounmpo and his points prop of 31.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -105 while the under is at -125. For his matchup against the Lakers, we recommend taking the under on Giannis Antetokounmpo and his prop bet of 31.5 points. According to our player projection model, he is expected to fall short of his prop, with a projection of 31.

  • The Prop: Giannis Antetokounmpo Under 31.5 Points (-125)

Lakers vs. Bucks Predictions

Coming in as the underdogs at +2.5, we have the Lakers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 232, and our model predicts the Bucks and Lakers to score a combined 233 points. We recommend betting on the over.

The Pick: Lakers +2.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook