NBA Betting: Hungry Lakers To Offer Glimpse Into Brighter Future


Bucks 1.82, Lakers 2.12 - BET and STREAM live on Unibet TV from 00.05 GMT

While fans of the Los Angeles Lakers are counting down the days to the draft lottery, they could get a glimpse of the future by watching what remains of this season's team.

Kobe Bryant is gone for the year, Steve Nash (nerve irritation) is out again and now even Pau Gasol is on the side-lines after an issue with vertigo prevented him from going on the Lakers' road trip, which begins tonight in Milwaukee.

With their three stars out, it's been left to little-known players such as Kent Bazemore, Xavier Henry and Nick Young to carry the load and in their last game this trio helped the Lakers to a 31-point victory over the New York Knicks.

With the Lakers not having much room for manoeuvre due to Bryant and Nash being overpaid for their services, these unknown Lakers are getting a chance audition for a place in the rotation next season.

There are many words you can use to describe the Milwaukee Bucks' season, but we'll stick with embarrassing and woeful. It's surprising that any team could have a poorer record than the Philadelphia 76ers, but at 13-58, the Bucks can lay claim to being the worst in the NBA.

Despite a bunch of no-names on the Lakers' roster, they look hungrier and keen to impress, so go with the 2.00 being offered for a Lakers win, or consider both teams to combine for over 214.5 points, available at 1.70.

 

Mavericks 1.90, Clippers 1.90BET and STREAM live on Unibet TV from 00.35 GMT

While the Lakers are going nowhere, the same can't be said for the Los Angeles Clippers, who are flying high in the Western Conference. With a decent supporting cast around stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, the Clips are in with a shout of making it to the finals.

Their only concern is their road form and they barely have a winning record away from Staples (19-17), and tonight they travel to the Dallas Mavericks, who are still in the play-off hunt because of their good home record (24-12).

Previous meetings have been close and high-scoring, so consider going over 212.5 points total at 1.94, or for 1.90 you can have the Clippers to have over 106.5 points by the end of the game.

Best bet: Los Angeles Lakers to beat Milwaukee Bucks at 2.00.