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How to watch Lakers vs. Bucks: TV channel, NBA live stream info, start time

Who’s Playing

Milwaukee @ Los Angeles

Current Records: Milwaukee 29-17; Los Angeles 30-17

What to Know

The Los Angeles Lakers have the luxury of staying home another game and will welcome the Milwaukee Bucks at 10 p.m. ET March 31 at Staples Center. The Lakers will be strutting in after a victory while Milwaukee will be stumbling in from a loss.

On Sunday, Los Angeles narrowly escaped with a win as the team sidled past the Orlando Magic 96-93. Los Angeles can attribute much of their success to point guard Dennis Schroder, who had 24 points and six assists along with five rebounds, and center Montrezl Harrell, who dropped a double-double on 18 points and 11 boards.

Meanwhile, the Bucks’ and the Los Angeles Clippers’ contest on Monday was up for grabs at halftime, but Milwaukee was thoroughly outmatched 72-50 in the second half. Milwaukee ended up on the wrong side of a painful 129-105 walloping at the Clippers’ hands. It was supposed to be a close matchup, and Milwaukee was supposed to come out on top, but neither of those things ended up happening. Their defeat shouldn’t obscure the performances of point guard Jrue Holiday, who had 24 points and seven assists, and power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 32 points in addition to six rebounds.

The Lakers’ victory brought them up to 30-17 while Milwaukee’s loss pulled them down to 29-17. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Los Angeles enters the game with only 106 points allowed per game on average, good for second best in the league. But the Bucks come into the contest boasting the second most points per game in the league at 119. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Staples Center — Los Angeles, California
  • TV: ESPN
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Bucks are a big 8.5-point favorite against the Lakers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 8.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Milwaukee have won seven out of their last 11 games against Los Angeles.

  • Jan 21, 2021 – Los Angeles 113 vs. Milwaukee 106
  • Mar 06, 2020 – Los Angeles 113 vs. Milwaukee 103
  • Dec 19, 2019 – Milwaukee 111 vs. Los Angeles 104
  • Mar 19, 2019 – Milwaukee 115 vs. Los Angeles 101
  • Mar 01, 2019 – Milwaukee 131 vs. Los Angeles 120
  • Mar 30, 2018 – Milwaukee 124 vs. Los Angeles 122
  • Nov 11, 2017 – Milwaukee 98 vs. Los Angeles 90
  • Mar 17, 2017 – Milwaukee 107 vs. Los Angeles 103
  • Feb 10, 2017 – Los Angeles 122 vs. Milwaukee 114
  • Feb 22, 2016 – Milwaukee 108 vs. Los Angeles 101
  • Dec 15, 2015 – Los Angeles 113 vs. Milwaukee 95

Injury Report for Los Angeles

  • Anthony Davis: Out (Calf)
  • LeBron James: Out (Ankle)
  • Jared Dudley: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for Milwaukee

  • P.J. Tucker: Out (Calf)
  • Bobby Portis: Out (Covid-19)
  • Rodions Kurucs: Out (Oblique)




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