The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Wisconsin for their inter-conference matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, 17 November 2021. The game time by GMT is 00:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 18. The match venue is Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups are previewed in this article. Betting tips and match prediction for the Lakers vs Bucks (November 17) game are analyzed below.
Lakers vs Bucks (November 17) latest odds on betting sites
The Los Angeles Lakers moneyline odds are priced at 1.89 (-112 American; 25/28 Fractional), while the Milwaukee Bucks moneyline odds are 2.06 (+106; 53/50). This equals approximate probabilities of 53% against 47%, respectively.
- Over 238.5 points: 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
- Under 238.5 points: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Lakers -1.5: 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
- Bucks +1.5: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
Lakers vs Bucks (November 17) match preview and stats
The Los Angeles Lakers have not gelled well together as a team, the results from the previous games have not been convincing for a top side like them. They are seventh in the Western Conference standings with eight wins and seven losses in total. The Lakers are 7-5 at home and 1-2 away.
Los Angeles lost 103-121 to the Chicago Bulls in their last match. The Bulls won three quarters, while the Lakers won the fourth. Q1 (25-33), Q2 (23-24), Q3 (25-37), Q4 (30-27), TOT (103-121). Talen Horton-Tucker led the team as he scored a career-high 28 points on 9-of-19 shooting with six rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Russell Westbrook followed up with 25 points on 8-of-19 shooting, six rebounds, eight assists and one point. Anthony Davis got ejected but added 20 points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal. Carmelo Anthony dropped nine points, four rebounds, one assist and two steals. Dwight Howard had five points, six points, two steals and two blocks.
Team statistics: 36/79 (45.6%) field goals, 6/32 (18.8%) 3 pointers, 25/31 (80.6%) free throws, 19 assists, 43 total rebounds, 10 steals, five blocks, 17 turnovers, 15 fouls.
Los Angeles Lakers team news: Lebron James, Kendrick Nunn, Austin Reaves, Trevor Ariza and Sekou Doumbouya are sidelined due to injuries.
The Milwaukee Bucks have gone two games without a win. They have six wins and eight losses in total, at home, one win and four losses, while away, five wins and four losses. The Bucks are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference standings ahead of this game. Milwaukee lost 100-120 to the Atlanta Hawks in the last game.
The Hawks led by 14 points at halftime after an excellent first half and dropped 31 in the third and fourth quarters to seal their win. Trae Young dropped a double-double, 42 points and 10 assists with eight rebounds. Q1 (24-32), Q2 (20-26), Q3 (33-31), Q4 (23-31), TOT (100-120). Giannis Antetokounmpo led the bucks with 26 points, five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block.
Jrue Holiday followed up with 19 points, eight assists, two steals, one rebound and one block. Grayson Allen added 18 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal. Bobby Portis had 11 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal. Pat Connaughton also had 11 points with five rebounds, three assists and one steal. Off the bench, Jordan Nwora had six points, three rebounds and an assist.
Team statistics: 38/84 (45.2%) field goals, 14/41 (34.1%) 3 pointers, 10/16 (62.5%) free throws, 24 assists, 30 total rebounds, eight steals, three blocks, 11 turnovers, 17 fouls.
Milwaukee Bucks team news: George Hill, Brook Lopez, Donte DiVincenzo and Khris Middleton are doubtful for this game.
Lakers vs Bucks H2H
Both teams have met two times earlier this year, the Lakers won the first meeting, while the Bucks won the second meeting. Milwaukee won 112-97 in their last meeting.
Lakers vs Bucks (November 17) key players and lineups
Los Angeles Lakers projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Russell Westbrook
- Shooting guard: Avery Bradley
- Small forward: Talen Horton-Tucker
- Power forward: Carmelo Anthony
- Center: Anthony Davis
The key player to watch out for is Russell Westbrook. He’s still finding his bearing but has been key for the Lakers since Lebron James was injured. Westbrook dropped 25 points, six rebounds, eight assists and a steal in the last game. The guard has to take control of this game to get the Lakers to winning ways.
Milwaukee Bucks projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Jrue Holiday
- Shooting guard: Grayson Allen
- Small forward: Pat Connaughton
- Power forward: Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Center: Bobby Portis
The key player to watch out for is Jrue Holiday. He had the most assists (8) in the last game, with 19 points, two steals, one rebound and one block. Holiday is averaging 14.3 PPG, 3.8 RPG and 5.8 APG.
Lakers vs Bucks (November 17) betting tips and prediction
The Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks are missing some of their key players to injuries. This has probably had an impact on the results from their past games. The Lakers will be without Lebron James in this game, while the Bucks will be without George Hill, Brook Lopez, Donte DiVincenzo and Khris Middleton. The Lakers are likely to win this game even though they are playing away.
Betting prediction: Los Angeles Lakers to win
Odds: 1.89 (-112 American; 25/28 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Under 230.5 points
Odds: 2.75 (+175 American; 7/4 Fractional)