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(20-17) Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards (23-16)
Date: Saturday January 6
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Wizards -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 214
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Saturday January 6 finds Eastern Conference squads the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards tipping off against each other. Tonight marks the second of the squads four meetings this season. The first game occurred early in the season with the Wizards winning 99-88.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Wizards winning three of the four contests.
The Bucks hold the all-time record having bested the Wizards 115 of their 206 matches.
The Bucks enter on the second night of a back to back having played the Toronto Raptors for the second time this week and getting soundly beaten Friday night.
Milwaukee played a solid first half with aggressive, physical defense, but the Raptors came out of the lockers at half with a much more aggressive mindset.
Toronto proceeded to score 43 points on Milwaukee in the third quarter and held the Bucks to 19. The final score of 129-110 is generous given how rattled the Bucks looked in the second half.
Heading into the weekend Giannis Antetokounmpo is hot both on and off the court as he leads all players in fan voting for the All-Star game starters.
The Bucks have been climbing up the standings as their offense is running smoothly. Where they suffer is defensively. Although Milwaukee has the ability to defend they aren’t consistent and often get lackadaisical in their coverage.
At their best they are a physical, aggressive defensive squad, but at their worst they warrant the 22nd rating they currently hold. Jason Kidd has the Bucks packing the paint which is probably why Milwaukee are the worst perimeter defenders in the NBA.
Jabari Parker has joined the Bucks G-League team as he works his way back from his second ACL injury. Also of note, Mirza Teletovic remains out with no definitive return date.
The Wizards have quietly moved up the ladder while everyone was focused on the Celtics and Cavaliers.
Entering the New Year the Wizards are in a segment of their schedule where they’ll face a number of teams from the warm confines of Capital One Arena. Beginning tonight they play their next five games at home.
Bradley Beal leads the team in scoring with 23.4 points per game while his backcourt partner John Wall leads the team in assists with 8.3 per game.
A quick scan of the stats shows the Wizards tend to perform well in all aspects of the game, never registering too low in any one category.
In fact the Wizards are one of four teams who rank in the ten of the three key categories of offense (10th), defense (8th) and net differential (7th). They join the Warriors, Raptors and Rockets as the only other teams who manage to showcase a balance on both ends of the court.
If there is an area the Wizards are slightly lower than most squads it is their bench which at times struggles to find scoring.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-0-1 in Milwaukee in last 9 vs. Eastern Conference.
- In Milwaukee the over is 16-4-1 in last 21 overall.
- Over is 20-8 in Washington in last 28 Sat. games.
- Favorite is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
Free Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction: Stick with the home court team
Both squads play the night prior so will enter with equal rest. Given the Wizards ability to get hot from the perimeter and the Bucks inability to defend behind the arc it bodes well for a Wizards victory.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Wizards -4.5
The Wizards are annoyed their backcourt isn’t getting enough consideration in the All-Star voting and will use today to show the top vote getter why they should be.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Wizards 107 – Bucks 101
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