Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Pick-Odds-Prediction 3/27/14
Los Angeles Lakers (24-46) at Milwaukee Bucks (13-58)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 219 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers head to Milwaukee on Thursday to face off against the Bucks.
The Milwaukee Bucks are currently the bottom feeders of the league, having a record of 13-58 this season. The Bucks are ranked near the bottom of the league in most statistical categories this season, especially defensively, where the Bucks are ranked 24th in the league, allowing 103.5 points per game. The Bucks have dropped eight straight games heading into this meeting with the Lakers, with their last loss coming on Monday against the Clippers in Los Angeles 106-98.
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The Los Angeles Lakers have had a season to forget this year, as the Lakers are just one spot from the basement in the West, having a record of 24-46 this season. The Lakers have still been able to put up points this season, but the defense is atrocious, giving up nearly 109 points per game. Los Angeles will likely be active this offseason as the Lakers try to re-establish themselves as a power in the West. The Lakers last outing was on Tuesday, where Los Angeles defeated the Knicks 127-96 in Los Angeles.
The Lakers are 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 games on the road, and the Lakers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games against teams with losing records. The Lakers are also 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games on the road when facing a team with a losing home record.
The Bucks are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against the West, and the Bucks are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games when playing on two days of rest. Milwaukee is also 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games overall.
Tough call, but I’ll take the Lakers here. Los Angeles showed some signs of life in their last outing, and getting points against the Bucks is just too good to pass up.