Lakers vs. Bucks NBA Preview (3/26/24) Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 26, 2024 - Last Updated on March 28, 2024
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Bucks Vs. Lakers Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to play against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 26, at 7:30 PM ET. The game will take place at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI, and will be broadcast on TNT. The Bucks are -8.5 point favorites with LeBron James likely ruled out.

Lakers vs. Bucks pregame odds

According to the latest NBA odds, the Bucks are home favorites, sitting at a -8.5 point spread. The total is hovering around 232 on most Massachusetts sportsbooks and the over hit in their last meeting earlier this month. Los Angeles won 123-122, but were fully healthy.

  • DraftKings: Bucks -8.5, over/under 232.0
  • FanDuel: Bucks -8, over/under 231.5
  • Caesars: Bucks -8.5, over/under 232.0
  • BetMGM: Bucks -8.5, over/under 231.5

Odds are subject to change and vary between sportsbooks for the Lakers vs. Bucks. 

Lakers vs. Bucks projected starting lineups

Lakers starting lineup tonight

PG: D’Angelo Russell
SG: Austin Reaves
SF: Taurean Prince
PF: Rui Hachimura
C: Anthony Davis (game-time decision)

Bucks starting lineup tonight

PG: Damian Lillard
SG: Malik Beasley
SF: Khris Middleton
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
C: Brook Lopez

Projected starting lineups for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

Lakers vs. Bucks injuries

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton are probable. Marjon Beauchamp is questionable. Anthony Davis is probable, while LeBron James is doubtful. Christian Wood, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Gabe Vincent are out.

Team standings & stats for Tuesday’s game

Los Angeles Lakers team stats

The Los Angeles Lakers, with a 39-32 record, are ninth in the Western Conference and fourth in their division. Their offensive prowess was on full display against the Indiana Pacers, scoring 145 points with an impressive 55.1% FG and 50% 3PT shooting. In its current three-game winning streak, LA beat the Philadelphia 76ers last week. Lakers’ stats of note:

  • Points per game: 117.7 (8th)
  • Points allowed per game: 117.5 (23rd)
  • Rebounds per game: 42.7 (19th)
  • Assists per game: 28.5 (7th)
  • FG%: 50.0 (2nd)
  • 3PT%: 37.9 (7th)

Milwaukee Bucks team stats

The Milwaukee Bucks hold a record of 46-25, securing the second spot in the Eastern Conference and leading their division. In their recent match against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Bucks showcased a defensive stronghold, limiting OKC to 93 points on 37.1% and 23.3% 3PT shooting. The Bucks also snagged a win over the Brooklyn Nets last Thursday. Key stats for the Bucks include:

  • Points per game: 120.6 (3rd)
  • Points allowed per game: 116.9 (21st)
  • Rebounds per game: 44.0 (11th)
  • Assists per game: 26.6 (15th)
  • FG%: 49.2 (7th)
  • 3PT%: 37.8 (8th)

Player stats for Bucks vs. Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers leaders

Strong outings from LeBron James and Anthony Davis were enough to carry the Lakers in a win over Indiana on Sunday. Here are the top five players from LA’s recent game:

  • Anthony Davis (C): 36 PTS, 12 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • LeBron James (SF): 26 PTS, 5 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • Spencer Dinwiddie (PG): 26 PTS, 2 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Austin Reaves (SG): 25 PTS, 5 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Rui Hachimura (PF): 9 PTS, 5 RBS, 1 AST

LeBron James and Anthony Davis both lead the Lakers in seasonal stats. After getting the big win over the Bucks, the Lakers next play the Memphis Grizzlies. Here are the team leaders going into Friday’s game.

  • LeBron James (SF): 25.3 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 8.0 APG
  • Anthony Davis (C): 24.8 PPG, 12.5 RPG, 3.7 APG
  • D’Angelo Russell (PG): 17.7 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Austin Reaves (SG): 15.7 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 5.5 APG
  • Rui Hachimura (PF): 12.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 1.0 APG

Milwaukee Bucks leaders

In a win over the Thunder on Sunday, the Bucks were led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored 30 points. Here are the top five players from the Bucks’ most recent game:

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF): 30 PTS, 19 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Damian Lillard (PG): 11 PTS, 6 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Bobby Portis (PF): 15 PTS, 6 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Brook Lopez (C): 14 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Khris Middleton (SF): 11 PTS, 10 RBS, 10 ASTS

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard lead the Bucks. While Milwaukee lost to the Lakers, the Bucks play the New Orleans Pelicans. Here are Milwaukee’s season leaders heading into Friday’s game:

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF): 30.7 PPG, 11.2 RPG, 6.3 APG
  • Damian Lillard (PG): 24.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 7.0 APG
  • Khris Middleton (SF): 14.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Bobby Portis (PF): 13.2 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.7 APG
  • Brook Lopez (C): 12.6 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.7 APG
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