Bucks vs Lakers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, February 9, 2023

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The Milwaukee Bucks (37-17) are favorites (-8.5) in their matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers (25-30) at Crypto.com Arena on February 9, 2023, which will see two of the NBA’s best players — the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Lakers’ LeBron James — on display. The point total is 234.5 points in the outing.

How to bet Bucks vs. Lakers

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -371 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +287 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 234.5 points.

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Bucks vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, February 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Crypto.com Arena

Bucks vs. Lakers Betting Trends

The Bucks are 29-22-3 against the spread this year. Milwaukee has been the favorite in 42 games this season and has come away with the win 33 times (78.6%) in those contests. The Bucks have gone over the point total in 47.3% of their opportunities this year (26 times in 55 games with a set point total).

The Lakers have played 55 games, with 25 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has won 40% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (16-24). Lakers games this season have hit the over 30 times in 55 opportunities (54.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Bucks Leaders
Giannis Antetokounmpo 43 32.2 12.4 5.3 0.8 0.8 0.8
Jrue Holiday 43 19.1 5.2 7.1 1.3 0.4 2.3
Brook Lopez 53 14.3 6.4 1.2 0.5 2.4 1.8
Khris Middleton 15 12.9 3.3 4 0.7 0.1 1.5
Grayson Allen 50 10.5 3.5 2.5 0.9 0.2 1.9


Lakers Leaders
LeBron James 44 30.2 8.5 7 1 0.5 2.2
Anthony Davis 31 26.7 11.9 2.5 1.3 2 0.4
Lonnie Walker IV 38 13.7 2.2 1.3 0.7 0.3 1.9
Rui Hachimura 37 12.8 4.6 1 0.4 0.4 1
Thomas Bryant 41 12.1 6.8 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.5
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Bucks vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: Jarred Vanderbilt: Out (Trade Pending), Mohamed Bamba: Out (Suspension), Davon Reed: Out (Trade Pending), Malik Beasley: Out (Trade Pending), D’Angelo Russell: Out (Trade Pending), LeBron James: Out (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot)

What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

With 114.5 points per game on offense, Milwaukee ranks 14th in the NBA. At the other end, it surrenders 111.8 points per contest, which ranks seventh in the league. In home games, the Bucks are averaging 8.1 more points per game (118.4) than they are in away games (110.3). In their last 10 games, the Bucks have been racking up 124.5 points per contest, an average that’s significantly higher than the 114.5 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Milwaukee owns a 35.9% three-point percentage this year (16th-ranked in NBA), but it has really provided a lift by making 14.2 threes per game (fifth-best). So far this year, the Bucks have taken 55.9% two-pointers, accounting for 65.8% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 44.1% threes (34.2% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles is seventh in the league in points scored (117.3 per game) and fourth-worst in points conceded (118.6). At home the Lakers are putting up 118.3 points per game, 1.8 more than they are averaging away (116.5). The Lakers have played better offensively in their previous 10 games, compiling 119.3 points per contest, two more than their season average of 117.3.

In 2022-23 Los Angeles is second-worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.5 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.8%). The Lakers attempt 65.3% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 34.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 75.7% of the Lakers’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 24.3% are 3-pointers.

Bucks vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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