Monday, December 26, 2016
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Monday, December 26, 2016. The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 14-14. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 13-16. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of -1.7.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jabari Parker averages 20.1 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Bradley Beal averages 22.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. John Wall averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 9.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Milwaukee averages 104.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Washington averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 19th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Wizards force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 106. In terms of pace they average 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.3. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 13-15-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 17-10-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 20-9-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/24/16 F Michael Beasley Foot "?" Monday vs. Washington
12/24/16 G Rashad Vaughn Ankle "?" Monday vs. Washington
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/24/16 F Jason Smith Elbow injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Milwaukee
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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