Completing the next game day of the NBA regular season, the central confrontation in the entire League. In Los Angeles, at the Staples Center, the Lakers will fight Milwaukee on their court. Will this match be a preview of the NBA Finals? Picking a winner is tough, but we just feel LA will be hungrier to make a statement of intent on home turf after losing the last six head-to-head encounters. Opponents represent different conferences, but they alone lead them. The hosts are in the West, and the guests are in the East. In addition, it is to these teams that the best chances in the fight for the championship title are predicted. It’s their final regular season matchup, and these two teams won’t see each other again, unless they square off in the NBA Finals. This matchup could also define the regular season MVP, as LeBron and Giannis are the most contenders.
In due course, this match could be the final of the Larry O’Brien Cup. The last opportunity, the Bucks to test their strength before the playoffs with a worthy opponent. Bookmakers consider the game equal. No favorites. No underdogs. Although, the position in the standings does not reflect the real situation. The Lakers have a powerful start, seasoned players who are not used to such pressure. The team must secure its first place in the Conference from Clippers and Nuggets breathing in the back. On the other hand, the Milwaukee is still a raw roster. Their game a lot depends on the individual skill of Giannis Adetokunbo. Will this be enough to defeat the Lakers?
|Date||Friday, March 6th|
|Time||10:30 PM EST|
|Venue||Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA|
|Opening Moneyline Odds||Bucks -110, Lakers -110|
|Opening Point Spread Odds||Bucks +1 -110, Lakers -1 -110|
|Opening Betting Total Odds||o/u 227 -110|
Milwaukee are a mile clear in the East. According to Milwaukee’s statistics, the best team in the league, Bucks won 53 out of 62 matches. Although the team showed itself powerfully in the regular season last season, it failed to reach the playoff final. Nobody knows what will happen in the playoffs, but here and now the team from Wisconsin is the best in the League. The Bucks win 85.2% of matches during the season. In addition, they have absolutely the best attack – 119.1 points on average per game. On the road, they are also extremely good. Away the Bucks won in 25 cases out of 31. The Bucks have proved why they’re favored to win the Eastern Conference but they can be beat.
Bucks starting line-up: BledSoe, Matthews, Lopez, Giannis, DiVincenzo.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are gradually moving away from the tragic death of their legends and are already thinking more about basketball. The team is confidently leading in the West, having won 47 out of 60 matches. They expected a breakthrough from the club last season, when LeBron James himself was signed. Alone, the king did not drag the Californians into the playoffs. But now the team has another star, Anthony Davis. With such players, the club is confidently ahead of the competition in the conference. The Lakers are in great shape and have won 9 of the last 10 games. No doubt, the two Lakers superstars are in superb form and the recent results only prove that point. The Lakers are a veteran team with many rebounders but if their big men stay on offense to crash the glass, it can lead to easy baskets for the Bucks on the other end.
Lakers starting line-up: Bradley, Green, McGee, James, Davies.
Bucks vs Lakers Predictions
Bookmakers see the chances of both teams to win in the upcoming game completely equal, which is absolutely logical. The Lakers speaks in favor of the factor of the native court, as well as the fantastic combination of LeBron and Davis, while Milwaukee is a perfectly tuned team mechanism that perfectly adapts to any opponent. Mike Budenholzer coaching qualities can be admired for a very long time – his Milwaukee is justly considered one of the favorites of this season. The only difference is that the Lakers have two superstars and a rather precarious line-up, while Giannis in Milwaukee is the only superstar with a much better line-up. It turns out that this confrontation between Anthony Davis and LeBron James against Giannis and his team sounds complicated, but no one said it would be easy.
At the moment, LeBron James is the best in the NBA, he is the real leader of his court, and can make him respect any opponent. The last 6 matches Lakers can not beat the Bucks. But, maybe, now is just the moment when they must find the keys to victory with them, because in the final stages it will be too late to look for anything.
Full-Game Side Bet
Will the Lakers had the Bucks their 10th loss on the season? We can only imagine with what motivation LeBron James and the company will come out on the court, since the last six personal matches have ended in defeat. Is sweet revenge on the menu for the Lakers on Friday night? That revenge might cost them a few gray hairs in the process because there’s no chance the Bucks are going away quietly. Los Angeles Lakers are healthy and playing their best basketball of the season right now, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 8.6 points while shooting 48.3 percent from the field. Because the game is at the Staples Center, we are siding with the Lakers in this near pick them. Sweet, sweet revenge.
Prediction: Lakers -1
Full-Game Total Pick
Hard to pick a winner here, but expect both teams to bring their A+ defensive efforts, bringing playoff intensity to what should be a hotly contested game. Milwaukee has been putting the absolute clamps down on defense of late. We will be siding with the Under in this game. The Under is 3-2 over their previous five meetings and the two sides were well Under the 227 point total in their last meeting in Milwaukee. These two defenses are too good to allow for a high-scoring game.
Prediction: Under 227 Game Total
Betting Tips Stats
- This season, the Lakers have not beaten the Bucks yet.
- The last six personal games have ended in favor of Milwaukee.
- The Lakers do not lose in the home arena for five games.
- Since the start of the championship, the Bucks have lost six away.
- “The Greek Freak” notched 34 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists the last time he faced Los Angeles.
|LA Lakers||47||13||.783||22-7||25-6||15-6||32-7||8-2||114.6||107.1||Won 2|
Public Consensus and Computer Picks
|March 6 10:30 PM. Bucks @ Lakers||ATS||Total|
|Score Prediction||114.8 – 106||220.8|
|Computer Pick||MIL (Ev)||Under 227|
|Public Consensus Pick||LAL (Ev)||Over 227|
|Consensus Bet %||58%||64%|
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At what time do the teams play?
The game time is March 6, 2020, 10:30 PM ET
Where to watch the game?
ESPN+, FSSE, FSSW
What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
Milwaukee Bucks is the 1st team in the Eastern Conference and LA Lakers is the the 1st team in the Western Conference.
How many wins and losses do the teams have?
The Bucks have 53 wins and 9 losses. The Lakers have 47 win and 25 losses.