The Milwaukee Bucks (15-5) host the Los Angeles Lakers (8-12) on December 2, 2022 at Fiserv Forum. The Bucks are big favorites, by nine points, in a contest featuring two of the league’s top players, the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Lakers’ Anthony Davis. The over/under in this matchup is set at 230.5.
How to bet Bucks vs. Lakers
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with sportsbooks listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -374 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +295 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.
Bucks vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, December 2, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Bucks vs. Lakers Betting Trends
In the Bucks’ 20 games this year, they have 12 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has come away with 14 wins in the 18 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Bucks games this year have gone over the total in nine out of 20 opportunities (45%).
Against the spread, the Lakers are 8-12-0 this year. Los Angeles has been the moneyline underdog 13 total times this season. LA has gone 4-9 in those games. The Lakers have gone over the point total 50% of the time this season (10 of 20 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Bucks: Khris Middleton: Probable (Wrist), MarJon Beauchamp: Out (Illness), Serge Ibaka: Out (Illness), Joe Ingles: Out (Acl)
Lakers: Lonnie Walker: Questionable (Foot), Troy Brown: Probable (Foot), Dennis Schroder: Questionable (Personal), LeBron James: Probable (Adductor), Anthony Davis: Probable (Back)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee is putting up 112.3 points per game this year (16th-ranked in NBA), but it has really provided a lift on defense, ceding just 107.4 points per game (third-best). The Bucks are putting up 115.6 points per game when playing at home. In away games, they are averaging 106.1 points per contest. The Bucks have been racking up 113.2 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 112.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Milwaukee is draining 13 treys per game (seventh-ranked in league). It sports a 34.9% shooting percentage (17th-ranked) from downtown. The Bucks have taken 58.5% two-pointers and 41.5% from three-point land this year. Of the team’s baskets, 68.3% are two-pointers and 31.7% are threes.
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles is 14th in the NBA in points scored (113.1 per game) and 18th in points allowed (114.3). The Lakers are putting up more points at home (115.2 per game) than away (110). While the Lakers are scoring 113.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their previous 10 games, amassing 117.8 a contest.
In 2022-23 Los Angeles is second-worst in the league in 3-point makes (9.9 per game) and third-worst in 3-point percentage (32.4%). In 2022-23, the Lakers have taken 65.7% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 34.3% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 76.2% of the Lakers’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 23.8% have been 3-pointers.
Bucks vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick
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