Bucks Welcome Listless Lakers On Tuesday Night

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:16 PM UTC

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019 2:16 PM UTC

The LA Lakers are in the midst of a downward spiral as LeBron and company wrap their five-game road trip in Milwaukee. Let’s analyze whether or not they can hang with the Bucks on Tuesday night.

<p style="text-align:center"><strong>Los Angeles Lakers (31-39 SU, 26-42-2 ATS) vs. Milwaukee (52-18 SU, 41-27 ATS) </strong></p><p align="center"><strong>Tuesday, 8:00 PM ET </strong></p><p align="center"><strong>Free NBA Pick: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/los-angeles-lakers-vs-milwaukee-bucks-3568960/odds/" target="_blank">Bucks -13</a></strong></p><p align="center"><strong>Best Line Offered: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4418&amp;book=5dimes" target="_blank" title="top rated sportsbook">5Dimes</a></strong></p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3568960, "sportsbooksIds":[19,1096,93,139,180], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>The LA Lakers are struggling mightily and the championship dreams that had La-La Land abuzz when LeBron decided to take his talents to the City of Angels has now morphed into delusion and disenchantment. Unless you’re a Lakers fan, the basketball world couldn’t be happier as fans across the nation are steeped in a delirious stupor of schadenfreude with LA in the midst of losing 10 of their last 12 and failing to cover the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/">NBA odds</a> in 11 of those contests. In other words, if you’ve been backing LeBron in your <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/">NBA picks </a>recently - you’re broke.</p><p>The Milwaukee Bucks are atop the Eastern Conference and trying to put a bit of daylight between themselves and their closest rivals, the Toronto Raptors. However, their 130-125 home loss to the 76ers on Sunday did not do them any favors towards that end but they will attempt to bounce back with a win over the lackluster Lakers on Tuesday night. When last these teams met, back on March 1<sup>st</sup>, the Bucks had their hands full until they pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Los Angles by the score of 131-120 as 5 ½ point road chalk.</p><p>Milwaukee has won and covered the last three meetings between these clubs dating back to last season and it will be the last time they meet this season. However, the oddsmakers are making it difficult to back the Bucks as evidenced by the 13-point line they are hanging as of this early Tuesday morning writing. A big piece of the Bucks’ puzzle is whether or not the Greek Freak will suit up and contribute. Giannis Antetokounmpo is questionable for tonight’s action with a right ankle sprain but if we look back to the March 1<sup>st</sup> meeting, we see that it was, in fact, Eric Bledsoe that did all the damage in their 11-point victory. Bledsoe bucketed 31 points in that contest, and you would have to scroll down the scorer’s sheet to see that Giannis was the fourth leading Milwaukee scorer that evening with just 16 points. LeBron James and Brandon Ingram were the only players producing offense for the Lakers as each ended the game with 31 points.</p><p>Although Antetokounmpo is questionable, we have to believe that the Bucks will win this one going away even without his dominating presence. LA is playing miserably, and LeBron experienced his worst shooting quarter in their most recent performance, a 124-123 loss to the woeful New York Knicks. At one point, James missed 11 consecutive shots, leading to a loss that was the low point in a season littered with disappointment. Those are the kinds of nights that are tough to shake, while Milwaukee is poised to come up big after a stinging loss to the Sixers against a Lakers club sinking fast. Let’s also not forget that Milwaukee is the No. 2 ranked offense and top-ranked rebounding club versus LA’s 25<sup>th</sup> ranked defense. Below are a few trends to also consider:</p><ul> <li>Milwaukee is 12-2 ATS off an upset loss as a favorite this season.</li> <li>Milwaukee is 15-3 ATS after allowing 115 points or more.</li> <li>LA is 1-8 ATS in March.</li> <li>LA is 6-16 ATS versus good offensive teams (teams scoring 106 points or more per game) in the second half of the season.</li></ul><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Final Score:</strong> Bucks 124 – Lakers 106</h2>
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