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Wizards vs Bucks NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Washington Wizards at Milwaukee Bucks
  • Where: Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum
  • Date: Tuesday, January 3rd
  • Betting Odds MIL -8, WAS +271 | MIL -352 O/U nan

The Wizards come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 17-21. So far, the team has gone 17-20-1 against the spread. Over the team’s 5 game win streak, they have an average scoring differential of 17.2 points per game.

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The Wizards are coming off a 118-95 win over the Bucks. This away win came despite entering the game as the 2 point underdogs. Washington was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Bucks to cut into their 18 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Rui Hachimura, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 61.1% of his shots.

So far, the Bucks have put together an overall record of 23-13, while going 18-16-2 vs the spread. Looking back on Bucks’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 1-2 while averaging 110 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 1-2.

The Bucks are coming off a dissappointing 118-95 loss to the Wizards. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 2 points. Milwaukee struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip home at a 18 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was Bobby Portis, as he contributed 19 points while hitting 37.5% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Last year, the Wizards saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Bucks, averaging 100.33 points per game. Like the Wizards, the Bucks scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 106.67 points per game vs Washington. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Washington has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 0 points per game separates the teams. A combined average of 220 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the Washington offense is ranked 21st in the NBA in scoring at 112.1 points per game. So far, the Wizards are averaging 98.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only does the team’s offense play at a slower pace, but they their overall lack of efficiency has them ranked 16th in made field goals per game.

On defense, the Wizards will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 16th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

On offense, Kyle Kuzma leads the Wizards in scoring at 21.4 points per game, placing him 40th in the NBA. Overall, Kuzma has hit 46.5% of his shots while accounting for 20.3% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 5th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 22.2 points per game, Kristaps Porzingis is the 2nd leading scorer for the Wizards. For the season, he is 34th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 47.8%.

This season, the Milwaukee offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 112.4 points per game. So far, the Bucks are averaging 99.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 25th in the league in field goal percentage 45.6%.

Against the Wizards, the Bucks will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 19th in points allowed.

On offense, Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in scoring at 32.1 points per game, placing him 3rd in the NBA. Overall, Antetokounmpo has hit 53.3% of his shots while accounting for 24.0% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 1st in points allowed to power-fowards. At 14.6 points per game, Brook Lopez is the 2nd leading scorer for the Bucks. For the season, he is 103rd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 50.1%.

Wizards vs Bucks Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Wizards +8
  • Free Total Prediction: Over nan

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