Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 3 (1/3): NBA
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- Jan 3, 2023, 7:07:37 AM
|Time||8:00 p.m. EST|
|Wizards money line||+311|
|Wizards spread||+8 (-110)|
|Bucks money line||-303|
|Bucks spread||-8 (-110)|
|Over / under||224|
2022-2023 season stats
|Washington Wizards||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Home / road record||7-14||15-4|
|Points per game||111.00||112.00|
|Points allowed per game||112.00||110.00|
|Rebounds per game||43.00||48.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||44.00||43.00|
|Over / under record||17-20-1||18-18|
The Washington Wizards and the Milwaukee Bucks will meet again at the Fiserv Forum on Tuesday night. These teams faced each other on January 1st where the Bucks lost the game at home 118-95 but were without Giannis, Holiday and Middleton.
The Wizards have won 5 games in a row and are 7-14 on the road so far this season with a 17-21 record overall ranking 3rd in the Southeast Division. The Wizards are 10-13 in Eastern Conference play. Washington ranks fourth in the NBA with 34.7 defensive rebounds per game led by Kristaps Porzingis averaging 6.9.
Porzingis is averaging 22.2 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks for the Wizards. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Washington.
In their last 10 games the Wizards are 6-4, averaging 116.8 points, 42.4 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 7.5 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 51.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.1 points.
The Bucks get here with a 23-13 record overall and are 15-4 at home ranking 1st in the Central division. The Bucks are 11-9 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee is second in the league with 48.8 rebounds led by Antetokounmpo averaging 11.8.
Jrue Holiday averages 2.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Bucks, scoring 18.9 points while shooting 36.5% from beyond the arc. Antetokounmpo is averaging 32.1 points, 11.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists over the past 10 games for Milwaukee.
In their last 10 games, the Bucks are 4-6, averaging 113.5 points, 49.5 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 7.1 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.1 points per game.
Washington are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
Washington are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games against Milwaukee.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games on the road.
Washington are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee.
Milwaukee are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games.
Milwaukee are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games against Washington.
The Wizards have been on a roll as they have won their last 5 games and scoring 121 points per game on that strecht but they still have a bad record on the road and are 2-10 in their last 12 games against the Bucks. Milwaukee has struggled lately due to injuries but they'll now likely have Giannis and Holiday back in the court for this game so things will be much different this time. Expect the Bucks to bounce back and avoid a 2nd straight loss against the Wizards. Take the Bucks.
PICK: Bucks -8 (-110)
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