Lakers vs. Bucks odds, line, score prediction, time: 2024 NBA picks, March 26 best bets from proven model

by 24USATVMarch 27, 2024, 3:01 a.m. 26

The Milwaukee Bucks (46-35) will host the Los Angeles Lakers (39-32) in a matchup on Tuesday evening. This is the second and final regular season battle between these teams, and on Mar. 8, Los Angeles outlasted Milwaukee 123-122. The Bucks are the second seed in the East, while the Lakers are sitting in the ninth spot out West. LeBron James (ankle) is out for the Lakers.

Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is a 9.5-point favorite in the latest Lakers vs. Bucks odds, per SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 232.5. Before entering any Bucks vs. Lakers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 23 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 77-50 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,500. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

The model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Bucks. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for the Bucks vs. Lakers game:
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Why the Lakers can cover

Forward Rui Hachimura is a nice spark off the bench. Hachimura can use his face-up game to score and is a streaky shooter from beyond the arc. The Gonzaga product averages 12.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, and shoots 52% from the field. He's scored 14-plus points in five of his last six games.

Guard Spencer Dinwiddie is a smooth ball handler off the bench. Dinwiddie plays a limited role but can score in many different ways, and he also thrives in the pick-and-roll as a passer. He averages 10.9 points and 5.2 assists per game this season. In Sunday's win over the Pacers, Dinwiddie had 26 points, five assists, and two blocks. See which team to back at SportsLine.

Why the Bucks can cover

Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to be one of the most dominant players in the NBA. Antetokounmpo has the strength to barrel through the contact and finish with force at the rim. The eight-time All-Star is also a menace around the basket. He's second in the NBA in scoring (30.7), sixth in rebounds (11.3) and seventh in field-goal percentage (61.6). In his previous matchup, Antetokounmpo tallied 30 points and 19 boards.

Guard Damian Lillard is one of the top offensive talents in the league. Lillard has almost limitless range to space the floor with the bounce to finish above the rim when needed. The 33-year-old logs 24.4 points, seven assists and shoots 36% from downtown. On Mar. 21 versus the Nets, Lillard had 30 points, 12 assists and made five threes. See which team to back at SportsLine.

How to make Bucks vs. Lakers picks

The model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 232 combined points. It's also generated a point-spread pick that hits in over 60% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Who wins Lakers vs. Bucks, and which side of the spread hits over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see the picks, all from the model that's on a sizzling 77-50 roll on top-rated NBA picks, and find out.


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