Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington as 5 point favorites.
The Bucks head into this matchup with a mark of 20-16. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 105.9 points per contest while giving up 105.8 per game. The Wizards have an overall mark of 22-16. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.7 points per contest and giving up 104.0, which is a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 16-15-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 23-13-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 19-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 14-23-1 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 20.6 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.1 points per contest in 37.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.7 assists per game and 10.4 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 18.5 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game this season for the Wizards. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 8.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Bradley Beal averages 23.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 105.9 points per contest this year, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.11 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 38.7 boards per contest and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 13.4 per game. The Bucks allow 105.8 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 21.9 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 12th in the NBA with 106.7 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.68. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.4 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 22.8. The Wizards are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Wizards give up 104 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.5 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 8th. 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 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Milwaukee is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Washington is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Wizards are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 23rd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee +5
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