Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 1/15/2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Monday, January 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Bucks head into this matchup with a mark of 22-19. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 105.7 points per contest while giving up 106.4 per game. The Wizards have an overall record of 25-18. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.1 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 17-19-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 24-16-1 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 19-24-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 17-24-2 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 20 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 28.5 points per contest in 37.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 9.9 rebounds per contest for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
John Wall has scored 19.7 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game this season for the Wizards. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 9.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Bradley Beal averages 23.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 105.7 points per contest this year, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.68 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 38.5 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 26th with 13.6 per game. The Bucks allow 106.4 points per contest which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 22.5 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 9th in the NBA with 107.1 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.47. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 23.1. The Wizards are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Wizards give up 104.7 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 21.9 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Milwaukee is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Washington is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Wizards are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee +5.5
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