When: 7:30 PM EST, January 21, 2021
Where: Fiserv Form, Milwaukee, WI
Point Spread: Bucks -1.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 218.5
Los Angeles Lakers
Road Record: 7-0
Home Record: 6-1
Los Angeles Lakers Vs Milwaukee Bucks Game Day Preview
The defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers have had a favorable schedule to start the season. So far they have only played three likely playoff teams in the Clippers, Trailblazers and Mavericks. Their record against those likely playoff teams is only 1-2.
The Milwaukee Bucks are not only playoff bound with Championship aspirations. Both teams are coming off tough losses in the matchup that very well could be a preview of the NBA 2020-21 Finals.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have a target on their backs. Not only because they are the defending NBA Champions, but also because they are the Los Angeles Lakers. That extra motivation can drive a team to victory against the Lakers. The Warriors showed that drive in a game where they were playing from behind. The core of this Warriors team is made up of Championship players as well and they played like it; pressing the Lakers until they took the lead and won the game.
The Lakers were led by Dennis Schroder with 25 pts. Stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis were held to only 19 pts and 17 pts respectively. The Lakers, like the Bucks, have not lost two games in a row this season. They have also not lost a game away from Staples Center.
The Bucks faced the Brooklyn Nets and their rejuvenated All-Star, James Harden in their last game. The thriller came down to two 3-point shots, one made and one missed. Khris Middleton missed his shot with 1.1 seconds to go after Kevin Durant hit his with 36.8 to go. Durant’s shot proved to be the difference maker and was three of the 64 pts he and Harden had combined.
Giannis Anteokounmpo led the Bucks with 34 pts, 12 rebs and 7 asts. Middleton contributed 25 pts. while Jrue Holiday had 22 pts. and 6 asts. Everyone who played for the Bucks scored, but it wasn’t enough. Expect the same balanced attack from the Bucks and a motivated team not ready to lose two in a row against the Lakers.
Lakers Vs Bucks Facts
- Lakers are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog.
- Bucks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Lakers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings Vs Bucks.
Los Angeles Lakers Vs Milwaukee Bucks Alternative Fantasy Basketball-Statement Games Picks
The below picks were made under the guidance of the NBA gurus at Peach Basket!
Lakers 114 Bucks 109
- 10 PT Pick: Los Angeles Lakers OVER 12.5 Three Point Field Goals
- 9 PT Pick: Lebron James OVER 27.5 PTS
- 8 PT Pick: Giannis Antetokoump UNDER 30.5 PTS