Wizards vs. Bucks Prediction
Are the Milwaukee Bucks giving up too many points at home tonight when they host the Washington Wizards at 8PM ET?
563 Washington Wizards vs. 564 Milwaukee Bucks
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
8PM ET – Fiserv Forum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bucks are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -11.5 points against the Wizards. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 230 points. The public betting for this game currently has 77 percent going on the Bucks at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wizards back on a skid
Washington is coming off a 137-129 loss at home to Atlanta. The Wizards have lost and failed to cover in four of their last five games. Washington is now 22-31 overall, 6-20 on the road, 23-30 against the spread and 31-22 with the over.
The Wizards have been one of the worst defenses in the NBA, allowing 116 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47.5 percent from the field. Bradley Beal is leading the squad right now with 24.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists per contest. Trevor Ariza is adding 15.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
Bucks back on a win streak
Milwaukee is coming off a 113-94 win at Brooklyn on Monday for its fourth straight and win and cover. The Bucks are 39-13 overall, 22-4 at home, 30-19-3 against the spread and 27-25 with the under.
The Bucks are one of the top offensive teams in the NBA, averaging 117.2 points per game while shooting 48 percent from the field. They also are the league’s top rebounding squad at 49 per game. Defensively, Milwaukee is giving up just 107.2 points per game while holding opponents to 42.9 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team with 26.7 points, 12.6 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game while Khris Middleton is adding 17.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Wizards are just 18-38 against the spread in their last 56 road games and 6-20 ATS in their last 26 road games against a team with a winning home record.
The Bucks are 9-2-1 against the spread in their last 12 games against a losing team and 16-5-2 ATS in their last 23 conference games.
Milwaukee returns home after an impressive finish to a long road trip. The Bucks get to face a beat-up Washington team that has really looked poor on the road. The Wizards are 7-19 ATS on the road this season while Milwaukee is 16-9-1 ATS at home. Milwaukee has far too much offense for Washington, which gives up 118 points per game on the road. I can’t see Washington finding enough offense to cover this spread.
NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -11.5