The Milwaukee Bucks (6-8) play host to the Los Angeles Lakers (8-7) on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET.
The Bucks open as 8 point favorites. So far this season the Bucks are 6-8 against the spread (ATS) and 1-4 ATS at home. The Bucks have lost two straight games, most recently losing 120-100 on the road to Atlanta.
Visiting underdogs the Lakers are 5-10 ATS and 1-2 ATS on the road. They’ve lost two of their last three at home and now embark on a six-game East Coast road trip.
Bucks vs Lakers Odds
|Time||7:30 pm ET|
Bucks and Lakers Betting Trends
- The Bucks are 3-7 in their last ten
- Milwaukee are 1-4 ATS at home
- Totals have gone under in every Milwaukee home game
- The Lakers are 6-4 in their last ten games and 1-2 on the road
- Los Angeles are 5-10 ATS and 1-2 ATS on the road
- Totals have gone over in nine of the Lakers’ last 15 games
Bucks vs Lakers Head to Head
Home team in bold.
March 31, 2021: Milwaukee Bucks 112 def Los Angeles Lakers 97
January 21, 2021: Los Angeles Lakers 113 def Milwaukee Bucks 106
|107.9||Points Per Game||109.8|
|44.1%||Field Goal %||46.2%|
Bucks vs Lakers Injury Report
|Brook Lopez||C||Back||Out until November 22|
|Donte DiVincenzo||SG||Ankle||Out until November 26|
|George Hill||PG||Back||Game time decision|
|Khris Middleton||SF||Covid-19||Game time decision|
Los Angeles Lakers
|Anthony Davis||PF||Thumb||Game time decision|
|LeBron James||SF||Abdomen||Out until November 19|
|Kendrick Nunn||SG||Knee||Out until November 28|
|Austin Reaves||SG||Hamstring||Out until November 26|
|Trevor Ariza||SF||Ankle||Out until December 15|
Key Players to Watch
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 26.5 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 6 apg, 1.7 blk
Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis: 24.2 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.1 blk
Bucks vs Lakers
These two Championship contenders have both been hampered by injuries. The Bucks however could be welcoming Khris Middleton back into the fold which is good news considering they went 3-5 without him. A healthy Middleton will give the Bucks their ‘Big 3’, something the Lakers hope to get back on Friday when LeBron is expected to return from injury.
Milwaukee have played poorly lately and Giannis’ shooting from the field and the line has regressed in November. Despite putting up solid numbers against Atlanta, the Greek Freak has a plus-minus of -9. He’ll face another tough night in the paint against the Lakers who have Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard and even DeAndre Jordan to keep the Finals MVP at bay.
The Lakers have the talent to win but so far have enjoyed little consistency since LeBron’s injury. The emergence of Talen Horton-Tucker has been welcomed by Lakers fans. The guard averaged 22.5 points, 5 rebounds and 1.5 assists over the last two games and will provide a much needed spark for a seemingly lethargic Lakers squad.
If the Lakers can get it firing on all cylinders the Bucks could find themselves in a three-game losing streak. Davis, Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony will all need to show up but if they do, expect them to cover the spread easily against the Bucks.
Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +8