Friday, December 23, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Washington Wizards travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, December 23, 2016. The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 13-15. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 105.3 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 13-14. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of 1.1.
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Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. John Wall averages 23.7 points per game in 36.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.7 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 22.9 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Jabari Parker averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Washington averages 105.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Milwaukee averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 18th with 14.1 per game. The Bucks allow 102.8 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 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Bucks rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 106.2. They get 96.1 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 29% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 14-14-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 19-9-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 12-15-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 16-10-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/22/16 F Otto Porter Back "?" Friday vs. Milwaukee
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/22/16 F Michael Beasley Foot "?" Friday vs. Washington
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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