Thursday, February 11, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Washington Wizards travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, February 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 23-27 and a road record of 12-11. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. Washington is 7-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 17-15. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 21-32 and a home record of 14-8. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.1 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -4.9. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-4 and a conference record of 15-16. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 18.7 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.7 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Washington averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Milwaukee averages 98.1 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 49 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 23rd with 15.3 per game. The Bucks allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Wizards average 102.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 105.1 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 97.9 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 29% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Bucks score 101.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 96 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.1 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 104 and they have a defensive rating of 109.3. They get 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 26-24-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 28-21-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 27-26-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 29-23-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
02/10/16 PG Gary Neal Thigh "?" Thursday vs. Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
02/04/16 F John Henson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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