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Bucks vs. Lakers Odds, Sharp Betting Pick: How Pros Are Betting Friday’s Giannis vs. LeBron Matchup

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Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images. Pictured: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks and LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers

  • Sharps and squares have been all over Friday's matchup between the top-two teams in the NBA: The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The spread in this game is short and currently favors the Lakers by 1.5-points.
  • See which side sharps on tonight and get their picks below.

Tonight’s NBA slate offers one of the most highly anticipated games of the season: Giannis vs. LeBron Part 2.

The Greek Freak and the Bucks got the best of James and the Lakers in their first meeting back on Dec. 19, with Milwaukee prevailing 111-104.

Unsurprisingly, bettors are falling over themselves to play this game, as Bucks vs. Lakers is dominating Friday night’s ticket counts. But it’s not just recreational bettors looking for action — sharps have also taken a position on tonight’s key matchup.

Odds as of Friday at 11:30 a.m. ET and via FanDuel. Get up to a $500 risk-free bet at FanDuel today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

Let’s take a detailed look at the Bucks vs. Lakers betting trends and how the pros are playing this game.

Bucks vs. Lakers Sharp Betting Pick

The Lakers opened as 1-point favorites and are attracting 65% of the spread action, but our money percentages help reveal where the smart money is landing.

Those 65% of wagers also account 84% of the money, indicating that the bigger bets are backing Los Angeles.

In fact, Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have triggered two Steam Moves on the Lakers, marking multiple instances of money from respected bettors flooding LeBron and Co.

In response, oddsmakers have adjusted Los Angeles from -1 to -1.5.

Sharp angle: Lakers (moved from -1 to -1.5) [Bet now at FanDuel. NJ, PA, IN and WV only.]

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