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Bucks vs Wizards NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards
- Where: Washington at Capital One Arena
- Date: Tuesday, April 4th
- Betting Odds WAS +13, MIL -875 | WAS +578 O/U OFF
So far, the Bucks have put together an overall record of 56-22, while going 41-31-6 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 1-1-1 vs the spread.
The Bucks will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the 76ers by a score of 117-104. Heading into the game, they were 5 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Milwaukee played well enough in the second half to prevent the 76ers from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 16 going into halftime. In the win, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team in scoring with 33 points on a field goal percentage of 76.5%.
So far, the Wizards have put together an overall record of 34-44, while going 35-41-2 vs the spread. Washington will take the court having lost 2 straight games. On average, they have lost these games by -8.0 points per game.
The Wizards will be looking to bounce back from a 118-109 loss to the Knicks. In terms of betting, Washington entered as 11 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. Washington let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Corey Kispert led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 52.6%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Wizards picked up the win 118-95 win over the Bucks. Heading into the game, Washington was the 2.5 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far this season, the Bucks have a record of 2-1 vs the Wizards. Last year, the Bucks saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Wizards, averaging 106.67 points per game. Like the Bucks, the Wizards scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 100.33 points per game vs Milwaukee. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Bucks have an average scoring margin of +4 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-1-1. In these contests, they averaged a combined 220 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 1-3-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Heading into play, the Bucks offense is rated 7th in the league in scoring, averaging 117.0 points per contest. In terms of pace, the Bucks are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.8 possessions per game. If the Bucks offense is going to continue to produce at their current level, they would benefit from an improvement in their outside shooting. Currently, they are the 13th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
Defensively, Milwaukee has had its problems giving up an average of 112.13 points per game (19th).
Power-Foward Giannis Antetokounmpo currently leads the Bucks at 31.1 points per game. For the season, he is 2nd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 22.5% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Antetokounmpo is averaging 11.8 boards and 5.6 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 1st ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Jrue Holiday enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 65 games, he is averaging 19.1 and is 56th in the league in player efficiency rating.
For the season, the Wizards offensive unit is ranked just 23rd in scoring at 113.0 points per contest. So far, the Wizards are averaging 98.0 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. If the Wizards offense is going to turn things around, they will need to either generate more possessions or improve their overall efficiency. Currently, they are just 17th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
On defense, the Wizards will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 16th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
Personel figures to be a big issue for the Wizards in today’s game, as both Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma are listed as out on the injury report. For the year, Porzingis leads the team in scoring at 23.2 points per game, which ranks 32nd in the NBA. Not having Kuzma is also a big blow to the team, as he is averaging 21.2 points per game for Washington.
Bucks vs Wizards Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Wizards +13
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF